Summer television used to be all about reruns. If you weren’t addling your brain after day camp on the Brady Bunch (“Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!”), you were slouching in a darkened apartment memorizing gags from Seinfeld.
Now, though, there are some fantastic original shows that are keeping us inside when we should be amusing ourselves out-of-doors. Proving that the best part of adulthood may be the discretion to ignore your mom’s advice, even when you know she’s right.
Here are our picks from sci-fi, to crime and drama, including some frothy summer pleasures.
A few even offer free previews on iTunes, so you can dip your toe in before diving in to binge watch.
What’s on your list?