This summer, TV has gotten great again. *squeals, twirls * Here are three shows to watch…
First up, Never Have I Ever Season 2 is coming out on Netflix this Thursday, July 15th. Created by Mindy Kaling, the comedy features a brainy, awkward Indian-American teenager who finds herself juggling two boyfriends. The script is fast and funny and brings back all those cringe-y high school memories.
This Way Up Season 2 just launched on Hulu. The first season — in which an Irish twentysomething leans on her older sister while recovering from a “teeny little nervous breakdown” — meant so much to me personally, as someone who suffers from anxiety and depression. In the second season, Aine dates a single dad and brainstorms a new company — but things, of course, get complicated. I cannot wait to devour this hilarious, wonderful show and LOVE both writer/creator/star Aisling Bea and co-star Sharon Horgan (of Catastrophe fame!).
And, finally, Ted Lasso — the beloved comedy about a radically empathetic American coach who oversees a struggling British soccer team — launches its second season on Apple TV on Friday, July 23rd. All his quotes are gold, including “Takin’ on a challenge is a lot like riding a horse. If you’re comfortable while you’re doin’ it, you’re probably doin’ it wrong,” and “You know what the happiest animal on Earth is? It’s a goldfish. You know why? Got a ten-second memory. Be a goldfish, Sam,” and “Hey, hey, hey! If we see each other in our dreams. Let’s goof around a little bit, pretend like we don’t know each other,” and “Roy, I learned two pretty big lessons on the rough and tumble playgrounds of Bookridge Elementary School. One, if little Ronnie Fouch offers you a candy bar, you immediately say no and get the hell out of there cause there’s a good chance that little son of a gun has pooped inside of a Butterfinger wrapper. No one ever saw him do it, but a couple people ate it. Number two, teacher tells a bully not to pick on someone, it’s just gonna make it worse.”
What have you been watching these days? Any recommendations?