While we all wait for our favorite fall television shows to return, there’s a handful of shows worth watching this summer, whether live as they air or on Netflix if you’re behind. Here are five summer romances that are definitely worth tuning into.
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1. Briggs (Daniel Sunjata) and Charlie (Vanessa Ferlito) - Graceland airs Thursdays at 10/9c on USA.
Each season, we get more and more backstory on the Graceland residents and ever since we discovered the romantic history between Briggs and Charlie, every scene has been filled with a hope for more. Though it’s not easy working as undercover FBI agents, Briggs in particular being a pretty ruthless and some would say, dirty agent, all while also having his own baggage as a recovering drug addict. Last season ended with Charlie telling Briggs she was pregnant. We’re almost at the halfway mark of season three and there’s no guessing what’s ahead for these two but you can bet it won’t be an easy ride.
2. Eva (Kylie Bunbury) and Barbie (Mike Vogel) - Under the Dome airs Thursdays at 10/9c on CBS.
While the third season of Under the Dome is easily the most lackluster, the romance that sprouted between Eva and Barbie is something to note. The two didn’t cross paths in the first two seasons but with the alternate reality storyline in season three, Eva and Barbie were seriously dating for an entire year before they returned to the original reality, where Julia (Rachelle Lefevre) was patiently waiting for Barbie’s return. Only Julia was dead in the alternate reality. Barbie mourned her. He moved on. Needless to say, the drama that unfolds when Eva and Barbie return to the original reality in which Julia is very much alive is enough in itself to reel me in each week... even though we’re all rooting for Barbie and Julia to get back together. It will happen. But we can still enjoy whatever this distraction is in the meantime as the writers work hard to make the second half of this season much better than the first.
3. Love Triangle: Jamie aka Ghost (Omari Hardwick), Tasha (Naturi Naughton), and Angela (Lela Loren) - Power airs Saturdays at 9/8c on Starz.
In Power, Starz’s latest hit drama, Ghost is falling out of love with his wife, Tasha, who wants nothing more than to be the wife of one of the greatest drug dealers in the city and back in love with his former love, Angie who is pulling him further and further away from the dangerous lifestyle he no longer wants. There’s so much more to this story and so many more characters and moving parts though staying out of spoiler territory, I’ll just say it’s worth catching up if you’re missing it. The show is only in its sophomore season so be sure to catch up before the season two finale.
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4. Anne (Moon Bloodgood) and Tom (Noah Wyle) - Falling Skies the Final Season airs Sundays at 10/9c on TNT.
While there’s not a lot of time to spend on the romance between these two, given they are knee deep in an alien war on earth, watching the relationship between these two bloom over five seasons and seeing them become one has been so beautiful. With only five episodes left of the series and danger at every turn from both the aliens and some would say equally unpredictable and dangerous humans, viewers are eagerly awaiting the conclusion to this drama’s epic romance.
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5. Bay (Vanessa Marano) and Emmett (Sean Berdy) - Switched at Birth mid-season 4 premiere airs Monday, August 24, 2015 at 8/7c on ABC Family.
When it comes to diversity (race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, etc…) on TV, ABC Family has been one network over the years that has really taken some big chances. And while Switched at Birth may be a teen show, it will grip any viewer within a single episode. The show follows Bay, a Puerto Rican and French aspiring artist and Daphne, a redhead who lost her hearing at age three after getting meningitis, both of whom were switched at birth. A lot has happened in the first four seasons, so it’s worth catching up on Netflix. When it comes to the relationship between between Bay and Emmett, who is deaf, the writers have gone all out this season. This season tackles sexual assault, infidelity, and pregnancy…. a pregnancy we’re not sure whose storyline it falls into at the moment. Stay tuned for the mid-season premiere this August as we find out more about that as well as more about Emmett’s feelings on fighting to keep what he has so selflessly built up with Bay.
Stay tuned for the TV romances we’re anticipating this fall! In the meantime, what are your favorite summer TV romances?