We’re in an unusually dead time, TV-wise. With most networks letting go of the traditional September–May schedule, we’ve quickly grown used to new television shows coming at us almost every week of the year—except for now, in the dog days of summer, where the pickings have become a little slimmer. Sure, you could tune in to Hannibal, Show Me a Hero, or Mr. Robot. Or, heck, you could even go outside or talk to your loved ones. Or, you could just take advantage of some streaming options to catch up on some great shows before they return for fall premieres. But since this is summer, we thought we’d keep the homework assignments light. All of these shows are about to enter their sophomore year, so you only have one season to catch up on. It’s not too late to get hooked on these great series.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Rescued after 15 years in a cult, Kimmy Schmidt decides to reclaim her life by venturing to New York, where she experiences everyday life with wide-eyed enthusiasm. On a whim, she rents a room from Titus, a gay wannabe Broadway actor, who makes ends meet as a street performer in Times Square. The unlikely pair find they're well-suited to help each other out, with Titus reintroducing Kimmy to modern life, and her providing him with the inspiration that you should never give up.
When does Season 2 start? September 2016 on Netflix.
Where can I watch it? All 10 episodes are available on Hulu.
Top Of The Lake: Set in a remote mountain town in New Zealand, the seven-part miniseries "Top of the Lake" centers on the disappearance of 12-year-old Tui, who is five months pregnant. She is last seen standing chest deep in a freezing lake, and now all attention is focused on inexperienced detective Robin Griffin.
When does Season 2 start? October 12 on FX.
Where can I watch it? All 15 episodes are available now on Hulu and Amazon Prime.