By Sara Da Silva
Summer is my least favourite season due to the overwhelming heat and the fact that my hay fever makes everything more difficult. There is one good thing about summer though: the TV schedule. Some of my favourite shows have returned and some new shows have kicked off with a bang. Let’s talk about that.
And be warned, there will be spoilers.
My level of excitement skyrocketed when I realised that Graceland was back on TV. We went months not knowing if Mike had died, but luckily for us that American beauty is sticking around. Season 3 already has it all: drama, suspense and perfect moments of comedy. So much happened in just one episode. We have a new villain: Ari from the Sarkissian mob family, Paige was almost killed, Carlito is keeping Lucia hostage, Mike now has a drug problem, Charlie is still pregnant despite being tortured, and no one is doing their chores.
This is a show that just keeps on giving, and if despite my constant urging you have not yet watched this show, then go do it now.
The show continues to mature as the seasons go by. This season already looks like it’s reaching new levels. Episode 1 played around with flashbacks, so it was all a little bit hectic. The episode started off with Lydia in a mental hospital, and without giving any explanation, contained flashbacks to the start of senior year. Teen Wolf has a habit of leaving the viewer with questions, but I suppose that’s part of its charm. Lydia’s character has a history of being sidelined but it seems as though the show will explore her character and banshee powers more thoroughly. Finally.
Following Teen Wolf tradition, the start of the new season introduces some new characters. Theo, played by Pretty Little Liars’ Cody Christian, is an old fourth grade friend of Scott and Stiles, who turns out to be a werewolf. We can already tell that he’s going to play a major role this season. Teen Wolf isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, I’m well aware of that, but if you’re a fan of the show already then you’ll enjoy this episode. I’m excited to see how this season progresses.
We’re 4 episodes in to Humans and it has not yet disappointed. I admit I started watching this show because I found out Colin Morgan was in it and I’m still not over the Merlin finale, but I stuck around for so much more. Humans takes place in a parallel present day suburban London in which Synths, humanoid service robots, are the newest tech on the market. I don’t want to give too much away about this show because it’s definitely something that needs to be experienced. If I had to compare it to another show then it would probably have to be Black Mirror. It’s not as insane, but it’s just as intriguing. Bravo Channel 4 on producing some genuinely brilliant television.