13 Jul Three TV Comedies to Watch This Summer
First up, Never Have I Ever Season 2 is coming out on Netflix this Thursday, July 15th. Created by Mindy Kaling, the comedy features a brainy, awkward Indian-American teenager who finds herself juggling two boyfriends. The script is fast and funny and brings back all those cringe-y high school memories.
This Way Up Season 2 just launched on Hulu. The first season — in which an Irish twentysomething leans on her older sister while recovering from a “teeny little nervous breakdown” — meant so much to me personally, as someone who suffers from anxiety and depression. In the second season, Aine dates a single dad and brainstorms a new company — but things, of course, get complicated. I cannot wait to devour this hilarious, wonderful show and LOVE both writer/creator/star Aisling Bea and co-star Sharon Horgan (of Catastrophe fame!).
And, finally, Ted Lasso — the beloved comedy about a radically empathetic American coach who oversees a struggling British soccer team — launches its second season on Apple TV on Friday, July 23rd. All his quotes are gold, including “Takin’ on a challenge is a lot like riding a horse. If you’re comfortable while you’re doin’ it, you’re probably doin’ it wrong,” and “You know what the happiest animal on Earth is? It’s a goldfish. You know why? Got a ten-second memory. Be a goldfish, Sam,” and “Hey, hey, hey! If we see each other in our dreams. Let’s goof around a little bit, pretend like we don’t know each other,” and “Roy, I learned two pretty big lessons on the rough and tumble playgrounds of Bookridge Elementary School. One, if little Ronnie Fouch offers you a candy bar, you immediately say no and get the hell out of there cause there’s a good chance that little son of a gun has pooped inside of a Butterfinger wrapper. No one ever saw him do it, but a couple people ate it. Number two, teacher tells a bully not to pick on someone, it’s just gonna make it worse.”
What have you been watching these days? Any recommendations?
P.S. Our ultimate TV guide and three shows Kim has loved recently.