summer, no matter how you define it, and chances are, it’s hot AF wherever you’re located. Heat waves are raging across the country, sending temps soaring into the triple digits. When it gets that sweltering outside, there’s really only one way to cope: crank up the AC, get a cold adult beverage, strip down to your skivvies, and binge-watch some TV shows on a streamer.
Luckily for you, there is no shortage of quality series streaming this summer. Though this season is usually known as a desert for entertainment, this year just might prove to be the exception. There are tons of bingeable TV shows available to you with just a few clicks (and more than a few dollars, but, hey, what are you gonna do?).
We’ll save you the fruitless scrolling and the frustration inherent in sifting through all the garbage content on your preferred streamer’s app. We rounded up 10 TV shows that are worthy of your eyeballs and your precious summer free time. Now all you have to do is decide which one to start with.
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streaming summer 2022
One of the most anticipated series this year, this Disney+ drama stars Ewan McGregor as the titular character and picks up 10 years after the events of
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Kenobi is recruited to rescue Anakin's daughter, Leia, after she is kidnapped by the Galactic Empire's Jedi-hunting Inquisitors, a mission that leads to a confrontation between Kenobi and Vader. Photo: Disney+
'Better Call Saul' Season 6
Everyone’s favorite lawyer (and that’s saying a lot) is back for a two-part final season. Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) and his wife Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) hatch a plan to take down Howard Hamlin while south of the border, Nacho is on the run and Lalo fakes his own death. Suffice to say, the series finale is sure to be explosive.
'Peaky Blinders' Season 6
Prohibition is over and gang boss Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) is off to North America in search of new opportunities, but trouble isn’t far behind.
'Stranger Things' Season 4
Fans have waited years to see what happens to the friend group from Hawkins. In the goriest season yet, they attempt to defeat their new nemesis Vecna as Eleven struggles to regain her powers. Meanwhile, Joyce (Winona Ryder) and Murray (Brett Gelman) are on a mission to find and free Hopper (David Harbour) from his captors in Russia. The second part of this season is rumored to entail the death of one of these beloved characters – which one will it be?
'The Umbrella Academy' Season 3
This unusual superhero series centers around a makeshift family of adopted siblings with special powers. In the third season, the Umbrellas confront another group of superhero sibs known as the Sparrows in addition to their own father and an ominous black hole.
'Russian Doll' Season 2
Your favorite sarcastic redhead Nadia Vulvokov (Natasha Lyonne) is back with even more sharp one-liners as she time-travels to the ‘80s and trades consciousness with her wayward mother.
This FX series drops you into the middle of a chaotic kitchen in Chicago. You can practically feel the sweat roll down these characters’ brows as they try to revamp and revive a scrappy sandwich shop after the owner dies by suicide and his brother takes over.
'The Lincoln Lawyer'
In this Netflix drama, a high-rolling Los Angeles lawyer named Mickey Haller (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo) gets a professional second wind following an accident by taking on a murder case, which he works on from his Lincoln.
This HBO Max series is based on the true-crime tale of Michael Peterson (Colin Firth), a crime novelist accused of killing his wife, Kathleen (Toni Collette), after she is found dead at the bottom of the stairs in their family home. The ensuing investigation and trial reveal secrets about Peterson that shock and divide his family.
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'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds'
In this Paramount+ series, USS Enterprise Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount), along with Spock (Ethan Peck) and crew boldly go where no man (or woman) has gone before. This installment actually takes place before the original 1960s series, but it remains true to its origins.