Most Talked About Shows of Summer 2023
Aug 17, 2023
Most Talked About Shows of the Summer
The summer of 2023 is heating up with an assortment of television shows that have been capturing the attention of viewers everywhere. Despite the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes in Hollywood, streaming services like Max, Hulu, and others are creating a diverse selection of binge-worthy shows for audiences to consume. There are lots to choose from so let’s break them down.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) continues to expand on the small screen with a new series starring Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury who learns of an alien invasion of the skrulls that include Ben Mendelsohn reprising his role from “Captain Marvel”. Set in the present day, Fury finds himself joining forces with old allies in a race against time to save humanity. All six episodes of the series are currently available to stream on Disney+.
And Just Like That
This continuation of the beloved “Sex and the City” series has been a hot topic of discussion since its return in 2021. The show brings back familiar faces, such as John Corbett reprising his role as Aidan, and a cameo appearance by Kim Cattrall as Samantha from the original series. The drama and excitement from the first season continues; the show is currently available to stream on Max.
After becoming the hottest show of summer 2022, the series returns to follow the lives of Carmy, Sydney, Rickie, and the rest of the crew at Chicago’s busiest sandwich shop. This season sees the gang gearing up to open a new restaurant called “The Bear.” The performances of the cast including Jeremy Allen White have been praised, including their chemistry together on screen. The series has been nominated for numerous awards including Best Comedy Series. New guest stars this season include Bob Odenkirk and Jamie Lee Curtis. All episodes are available to stream on Hulu.
What We Do in The Shadows
The vampire mockumentary “What We Do in the Shadows” continues to be a comedic gem. Season five promises more laughs as Harvey Guillen’s Guillermo plots to become a vampire. The dynamic of the show is sure to change if he successfully joins the ranks of the undead. With the return of adult Colin Robinson, fans can expect even more hilarious shenanigans from this supernatural sitcom. Season five is currently airing on FX and is available to stream on Hulu.
Justified: City Primeval
Timothy Olyphant returns as the sharp-shooting U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens in this thrilling new sequel series to “Justified.” Based on Elmore Leonard’s best books, Raylan finds himself in Detroit while pursuing the “Oklahoma Wildman Clement Mansell", portrayed by Boyd Holbrook. Other cast members include Aunjanue Ellis and Adelaide Clemens. The series is currently airing on FX and is streaming on Hulu.
Only Murders in the Building
The third season of the critically acclaimed comedy series is in full swing as Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez deal with a murder outside their apartment building. The addition of Meryl Streep to the cast adds even more star power to this humorous mystery series. The show currently streams on Hulu.
A new Star Wars series premieres 8/23 and follows Rosario Dawson reprising her role as Ahsoka from “The Clone Wars.” She was last seen on “The Mandalorian”. With lightsabers, spaceships, and the return of the villain Thrawn, this show promises to be a thrilling continuation of the Star Wars saga. Set after the fall of the Empire, Ahsoka will follow the former Jedi padawan Ahsoka Tano as she investigates an emerging threat to a vulnerable galaxy. Catch the season premiere on Disney+.
This comedy series follows the lives of four indigenous teenage friends growing up on a reservation in rural Oklahoma. Season three follows the cliffhanger from season 2 with the kids finally achieving their dream of traveling to California. After losing all their belongings, challenges await in the final season of the series. The show stars Devery Jacobs and Lane Factor. The new season is now streaming only on Hulu.
Outlander’s seventh season picks up after Season 6’s cliffhanger finale and sees Jamie and Ian trying to rescue Claire from being tried for the murder of Malva Christie. This season takes place during the American Revolution. As the couple tries to keep their family together, they must face the decision to concede their comfort as war engulfs their home. The series stars Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan. All episodes are available to watch with a STARZ subscription and STARZ On Demand.
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