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6 of the Best TV Shows You Need to Binge-Watch Before Their Fall TV Premieres

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Summer is officially here and while the great, sunny outdoors might be on the top of your list this season, now is also the perfect time to catch up on some of the best television series you might have failed to discover early on. Let’s be honest, between juggling work and our social lives, TV can often take a back seat.

Sure, summer offers some big premieres like House of Cards and Game of Thrones, but before the usual fall roster of full-run shows, there is a lot of programming worthy of a binge-watch thanks to streaming services like, Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.

With just three months left before the fall TV schedule, the countdown begins now. While there is a lot to offer viewers with a slew of renewed favorites returning this autumn, we look at six of the most thrilling, hilarious and dramatic series you need to marathon ahead of their fall premieres.

Stranger Things

Number of seasons: 1

What’s not to love about this Netflix original? Stranger Things was one of the most delightful, fun and inspired surprises on TV that premiered last fall and we are just aching for season two. With a talented cast, stellar writing and spectacular soundtrack, this is a show you will want to watch repeatedly. Paying homage to 1980s horror cinema and music, the first season of the acclaimed and award-winning series is definitely worth a binge with family and friends before its Halloween premiere this October.

This Is Us

Number of seasons: 1

If you are looking for a show that is both cathartic and genuine in its storytelling, This Is Us is the perfect addition to your TV favorites. From the writers and directors of the film, Crazy, Stupid, Love, this smash hit, award-winning NBC drama first seems like a tale of random people, but weaves a beautiful story of a family we cannot get enough of. Following the Pearsons, this show is one that tugs at your heartstrings and makes you reach for the tissues each and every time. Moreover, we love how the show tackles family dynamics and relationships, along topics like drinking, body image and death.

Trial and Error

Number of seasons: 1

In what might have been one of the most freshest and unique comedies to come out of the spring of 2017, Trial and Error is one of the best to watch — and we are not kidding. While many consider it as the spiritual successor to shows like Parks and Recreation or The Office, it’s not at all a knockoff of the other NBC mockumentary sitcoms. Instead, the show relies very hard on a morbid case and a twisted mystery surrounding a man accused of killing his wife. The writing is solid, the characters are fresh AF and it’s funny as hell in its format that follows part sitcom, part procedure.

Better Call Saul

Number of seasons: 3

If you were a fan of Breaking Bad, this show is definitely one to watch! As a spin-off from its award-winning predecessor, Better Call Saul is a series that instantly removes itself from the comparisons of AMC favorite. You don’t even need to watch Breaking Bad to love this show and its lead character. Jimmy McGill — or Saul, as we come to know in season three — is a lovable, breezy and charming tale of a man trying to do the right thing, but finding trouble along the way. With a hard focus on humor and a more compact story to tell, the show is pitch-perfect, especially with Bob Odenkirk reprising his role as the lawyer.

Life in Pieces

Number of seasons: 2

Since Modern Family first hit the scene, there have been a dozen-and-one family focused sitcoms hitting the boob tube every year, but this one is definitely one to watch — over and over, for real. Life in Pieces follows the members of one extended family with each act telling four smaller stories that weave into a wider narrative that is fresh and shakes up the traditional formula on TV. Funny, touching and genuine, it’s seriously one of the most LOL shows out there today and is full of love and hilarity from its characters. Not to mention, it dives into some pretty heartfelt stories that tackle drama and humor perfectly.

How to Get Away With Murder

Number of seasons: 4

This ABC smash hit is one of the most thrilling shows you are going to feast your eyes on! Grab a drink and watch this one because you’re definitely going to need it after the first few episodes. With an incredible cast led by Viola Davis, this soap, legal thriller is unafraid of diversity, strong women and LGBT relationships, which makes it also a very important watch when it comes to broadening the arch of television. Moreover, its twisted murder plot is one that will have you at the edge of your seat with every episode ending in a cliffhanger.

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