Though my television addiction has sub-sided over the years, I’m still curious about the new shows that come out throughout the year. So every now and then, I take a look at the premier dates, and try to keep an eye on the ones that spark my interest. Here are five promising shows that premier this month.
Premiers on 14th of June
Based on a movie by the same name, which was good, the series follows the same story – a 17 year old moves in with his grandmother after his mother’s death. The movie was interesting, and I liked the family dynamics it had, complicated and heavy, but I’m uncertain about the show. Jacki Weaver’s character in the movie was spot on, she played the grandmother so well; strong, straight forward, scary at times, and I’m not sure if Ellen Barkin can live up to that. Then again, I’ll give it a chance, because if it is half as good as the movie, it’s already pretty good.
Premiers on 5th of June
Now, I can’t remember the last time I saw David Schwimmer, but it seems like the guy has been around more lately and in Feed the Beast he takes on a more important role. Two friends, one of whom is portrayed by Schwimmer, open up a restaurant due to money issues. The trailer does highlight the food a little, but it seems family drama and thugs are more in focus, than the restaurant side of it. But hopefully there’s some balance, and the show highlights food as well, otherwise I don’t know if there’s something to catch my attention.
Premiers on 13th of June
The only thing I know about this show is the fact that the main character is American, she lives in London, and her roommate is murdered. The title seems like the main character feels guilty, and maybe the show will make it look like she herself was the killer, but who knows. I’ll definitely take a look, and I’m hoping for a great crime series (which won’t be a one season wonder).
Premiers on 14th of June
Still looking for that good new comedy, and maybe this Lost inspired series, were the characters are stuck on a tropical island, will be the one! The humor twist on the plot, that has usually been all about the drama, makes me curious but the cast is quite unknown to me, so who knows. Maybe it will work out, maybe it won’t, but I’ll find out soon myself.
Premiers on 26th of June
First original series by Showtime, Roadies is about the people behind the shows, that everybody talks about without mentioning the people who set it all up. I’ve got some friends in the entertainment business, who do such kind of work, and I’m quite thrilled to see what the show is about. The biggest fear, the show is way too over the top with the drama, and not enough about the actual people and the work, that helps to bring joy to so many people.
What are you excited to see this summer? And have any other new upcoming shows sparked an interest?