Get caught up, be­fore they’re back with more

USA TODAY Weekend Extra - - LIFE - Kelly Lawler

In ad­di­tion to tans and beach time, sum­mer is a sur­pris­ingly great time for TV these days. ❚ As the weather gets warmer and your air con­di­tion­ing gets more invit­ing, it’s the per­fect time to catch up on some great sum­mer se­ries be­fore they re­turn in the com­ing months. We rounded up five se­ries that you should check out if you’ve never seen them, or maybe re-watch if you have.

If you love the weird and won­der­ful Sense8

If you missed the cult sci-fi show about a psy­chi­cally con­nected group of peo­ple all over the world, you missed out on one of the most di­verse, warm se­ries on TV. From the Wa­chowskis (who di­rected The Ma­trix tril­ogy), the show has a com­plex mythol­ogy, but a lot of heart be­hind it. It was can­celed by Net­flix last year, but they’re bring­ing it back for a fi­nale film this June that will wrap every­thing up.

❚ Stream it on Net­flix. The fi­nale lands Fri­day.

If you love off-beat crime drama Claws

This un­der-the-radar crime drama from TNT is fi­nally stream­ing its first sea­son, and in the nick of time. The se­ries, star­ring Niecy Nash (Get­ting On), Car­rie Pre­ston (The Good Wife) and Judy Reyes (Scrubs), fol­lows women at a nail sa­lon who laun­der money for lo­cal or­ga­nized crime.

❚ Stream it on Hulu. Sea­son 2 pre­mieres June 10 (9 ET/PT) on TNT.

If you’re into su­per­heroes Mar­vel’s Luke Cage

The hero of Har­lem is back. Af­ter a strong first sea­son and an out­ing on The De­fend­ers, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) gets to pro­tect his city all over again in Sea­son 2. Luke, who was in­tro­duced on the first sea­son of Mar­vel’s Jes­sica Jones, has su­per-strength and un­break­able skin, which means, among other things, he’s bul­let­proof. He’s also one of Mar­vel’s most ap­peal­ing he­roes.

❚ Stream it on Net­flix. Sea­son 2 lands June 22.

If you’re into su­per­heroines Wynonna Earp

Think Buffy the Vam­pire slayer in the wild, wild West. The su­per­nat­u­ral se­ries fol­lows the great-grand­daugh­ter of Wy­att Earp, who has in­her­ited a su­per­nat­u­ral gift and has to keep demons and other crea­tures from over­run­ning the world and her town of Pur­ga­tory. Wynonna is good, not-very-clean and some­times overly silly fun, in the best way.

❚ Stream it on Net­flix. Sea­son 3 pre­mieres July 20 (9 ET/PT) on Syfy.

If you want to laugh and maybe also cringe In­se­cure

Issa Rae’s hi­lar­i­ous, heart­felt and oc­ca­sion­ally tragic dram­edy about a woman in her late 20s try­ing to keep her messy life to­gether is an ab­so­lute must-see. The rare show that seems to im­prove with ev­ery episode, In­se­cure is in­cred­i­bly re­ward­ing to watch, and we can’t wait for what Sea­son 3 will bring.

❚ Stream it on HBO Go/Now. Sea­son 3 pre­mieres Aug. 12 (10:30 ET/PT) on HBO.


Friends Issa (Issa Rae) and Molly (Yvonne Orji) face ups and downs on “In­se­cure.”


Wynonna Earp (Me­lanie Scro­fano) is Wy­att’s great-grand­daugh­ter in Syfy’s su­per­nat­u­ral se­ries.

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