Spring has sprung which means a few glorious things: our allergies are killing us, we’re counting down the days until summer, and mid-season television is in full bloom. And thank goodness, because we are in major mourning mode after having to say goodbye to HBO’s Girls. Just when we thought we’d never leave our cocoon of mourn, new promising shows are popping up left and right (kinda like your ex’s when you post a hot selfie). And guess what guys, the Golden Age of TV is at it again. From Netflix to go90, networks and streaming services alike are dishing out some great shows to ease the pain of our slow crawl toward summer. Let’s dive right in; here’s everything you need to be watching this Spring.
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t@gged (May 9th, go90)
t@gged follows a group of friends who are being targeted by an anonymous source (Monkeyman) through cryptic and violent video messages. A teen drama meets at-the-edge-of-your-seat-thriller, t@gged explores the dangers of social media in a world of anonymity. Season 2 picks up with the girls hoping they have forever said goodbye to Monkeyman only to realize they have unleashed The Zoo, a whole world of dangerous and revengeful enemies hiding behind their screens as different animals. With excellent writing and a killer female-driven cast (Lia Marie Johnson, Lulu Antariksa, Katelyn Nacon), you’ll breeze through the first season in a few days. Catch up on go90 here.
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13 Reasons Why (March 31st, Netflix)
The Selena Gomez produced Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, is taking our two favorite genres, YA and crime thriller, and creating a unique new hybrid. The YA series based on the book by the same name follows Clay after his crush, Hannah Baker, commits suicide. After her sudden departure, Clay receives cassette tapes from Hannah which detail why she decided to take her own life. With the tapes, she leaves Clay a set of instructions; if he doesn’t follow them precisely, passing the tapes to each individual who influenced her suicide, someone will leak them all. All 13 episodes, one episode for each side of the cassettes, are all up on Netflix now. Go binge.
Let’s all take a moment of silence for Pretty Little Liars’ last season (*bows head down, closes eyes*) Okay! Now that that’s taken care of, it’s true, PPL will be airing its last ten episodes this month. But don’t worry, they have promised to answer ALL of our unresolved, burning questions as we say goodbye.
Famous In Love (April 18th, Freeform)
Calling all Bella Thorne lovers! Our favorite fiery gal plays August, your average college girl who gets her big break in a huge Hollywood film. The series follows August as she navigates Hollywood, her growing fame, and her undeniable connection with her male co-stars. The series is already being likened to Gossip Girl, so it sounds like the perfect weekly girls’ night to us.
Girlboss (April 21, Netflix)
We’re all familiar with the clothing store Nasty Gal, but now you’re about to get familiar with the female founder behind it. Based on Sophia Amoruso’s best-selling book, #Girlboss, the series follows a young Sophia as she creates a multi-million dollar company flipping vintage clothing and the birth of Nasty Gal.
Anne (May 12, Netflix)
Netflix is bringing our favorite childhood coming of age book, Anne of Green Gables, back to life with this new original series. If you need a refresher on the plot, Anne of Green Gables follows the feisty orphan Anne who is accidentally sent to live with an elderly couple who wanted to adopt a boy to help tend to their farm. The series will be told in an eight-episode arc and will premiere May 12.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (May 19, Netflix)
Join the formation. Kimmy and Titus are back for more New York dreamin’ and scheming this May with their 3rd season. Netflix recently released a Lemonade themed teaser, and if it’s any indication of how ah-mazing this coming season we’ll be, we’ll be canceling all our plans and binging.
Twin Peaks (May 21st, Showtime)
Showtime and David Lynch are rebooting the classic and fabulously styled murder mystery, Twin Peaks. If you’re not familiar with the plot, Twin Peaks follows Agent Cooper as he enters the town of Twin Peaks to investigate the mysterious murder of Laura Palmer. The reboot picks up 25 years after Laura Palmer’s murder, and from the teaser Showtime released, it’s clear Agent Cooper is back. The sleepy town of Twin Peaks will return to TV on May 21st with a two-hour premiere, and the series will be a total of 18 hours.
Game of Thrones (July 16th, HBO)
The seventh season of Game of Thrones will premiere in the US on July 16th. While GoT usually premieres in the Spring, HBO decided on a Summer premiere. Showrunner David Benioff explained, “We’re starting a bit later because at the end of this season, ‘Winter is here’ – and that means that sunny weather doesn’t really serve our purposes any more.” Season 7 begins with Queen Cersei, Daenerys and Jon Snow making their way to their respective thrones, and we cannot wait.
The Twins: Happily Ever After (March 20, Freeform) and The Bachelorette (May, ABC)
Your spring TV watching season would not be complete without a few guilty pleasures. While we’re waiting for Bachelor in Paradise to premiere this summer, you can watch your favorite twins from the ABC Bachelor family try to figure out this whole adulting thing. The Twins: Happily Ever After premiered March 3rd, and it’s perfect for getting you through all that Spring semester studying.
Plus, our favorite Bachelorette ever, Rachel, will be hitting the small screens in May! Take a look at ABC’s first promo:
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