Summer is here, and there is more reason than ever to stay indoors.
Aside from than the usual reasons seek shelter from the summer season (possible sun burns, sweltering heat, jellyfish attacks from romping sandy beaches), streaming services at our disposal are giving coach potatoes more reasons to stay stagnant.
While HBO, AMC and many other cable nets also have a new wardrobe they want to show off this summer, only streaming services can offer the full decadence of complete seasons all in one sitting. A full ten to thirteen hours of reasons to feed our glorious slothful tendencies.
Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu all have new wares to show off during the hottest part of the year. From superheroes to celebrity stuffed melodrama to the exploits of truly terrible people, here are a few assorted sundries to keep you from casting a shadow during the daylight hours.
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Goliath (June 15)
“Once a powerful lawyer, Billy McBride is now burned out and washed up, spending more time in a bar than a courtroom. When he reluctantly agrees to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the biggest client of the massive law firm he helped create, Billy and his ragtag team uncover a vast and deadly conspiracy, pitting them all in a life or death trial against the ultimate Goliath.”
Jack Ryan (Aug. 31)
“When CIA analyst Jack Ryan stumbles upon a suspicious series of bank transfers his search for answers pulls him from the safety of his desk job and catapults him into a deadly game of cat and mouse throughout Europe and the Middle East, with a rising terrorist figurehead preparing for a massive attack against the US and her allies.”
Casual (June 7)
“After a season full of disastrous dates and their parents’ surprise wedding, Alex, Valerie and Laura try to rebuild their lives outside the home. But new friends, business partners, boyfriends and girlfriends can only do so much to distract them from a shared and recurring history of dysfunction.”
Harlots (July 11)
“Margaret Wells struggles to reconcile her roles as brothel owner and mother to daughters Charlotte and Lucy. When her business comes under attack from Lydia Quigley, a rival madam with a ruthless streak, Margaret must fight back even if it means losing her family and possibly her life.”
Difficult People (July 12)
“Julie and Billy continue to search for fame, to diminishing returns. Billy embarks on the journey of finding a boyfriend while Julie tries her best to avoid a deeper commitment to Arthur and not become her mother. Julie and Billy continue to have contempt for the world around them while remaining loyal to each other, and, as they get in their own way, learn no lessons.”
East Los High (July 15)
““School is out at East Los High and summer break is looking hotter than ever when new dancers join the Bomb Squad bringing new moves, forbidden romance, high stakes drama and a wedding that can’t be missed.”
Castle Rock (July 25)
“A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland.”
Luke Cage (Season 2; June 22)
“A hoodie-wearing, unbreakable ex-con fights to clear his name and save his neighborhood. He wasn’t looking for a fight, but the people need a hero.”
GLOW (June 29)
“In 1980s LA, a crew of misfits reinvent themselves as the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. A comedy by the team behind Orange Is the New Black.”
The Innocents (Aug. 24)
“When a teenage couple runs away to be together, the extraordinary gift they possess unleashes powerful forces intent on dividing them forever.”
Ozark (season 2; August 31)
The show follows Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) and his family as they navigate the murky waters of life within a dangerous drug cartel.
“Decades after a 1983 terrorist attack, a law student and a cop uncover a conspiracy that’s kept Poland as a police state and the Iron Curtain standing.”