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Summer 2015 TV Binge-Watching Guide & Giveaway

Summer 2015 TV Binge-Watching Guide & Giveaway

TV binge-watching is a new favorite pasttime for so many of us. What's more fun than grabbing some popcorn, a hammock and a few hours and settling into a new show? This summer has seen the release of some TV greatness, but there is still more to come, with Wet Hot Summer on Netflix and Fear the Walking Dead on AMC.

But if you need ideas now, we can provide five shows that are currently available on various streaming service providers. They're set in various parts of the world from gritty prisons to the glamorous Upper East Side to the more down to earth parts of London and elsewhere. There's truly something for everyone in our mix.

"What's more fun than grabbing some popcorn, a hammock and a few hours and settling into a new show? "
To add to the fun - SheSpeaks is giving away a $25 American Express gift card to plan your own binge-watching party! To enter, just comment below by telling us which TV show you're most excited about watching this summer. It doesn’t have to be on our list!

Here are the shows we're already talking about around the water cooler this summer:

If you have kids, you'll relate to the plot of Bravo's Odd Mom Out, but you'll also relate if you don't. The show's about Jill Weber, a stay-at-home mom on the Upper East Side of NYC, who embraces her quirky and somewhat unconventional life with her loving husband, three great kids, and a best friend who lives a very different life to hers. However, that life - her old life - is the one she knows best. The posh and decadent world of her husband's classically blue-blooded family slowly takes over as Jill valiantly tries to resist all the delicious temptations and perks their wealth can afford. It's hard for her but makes brilliant, effortless watching. New episodes air Monday nights at 10pm EST or you can see it on Bravo.com.

If you like British culture but get lost by their accents, Catastrophe on Amazon Prime is a great choice for you as it's a hybrid between two cultures. Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan (who met on Twitter!) write and star in a comedy about a one-week stand between a Boston ad exec and a London schoolteacher that leads to an accidental pregnancy. When Rob moves to the UK to help figure things out, cultures clash, hormones flare as these two realize they don’t know the first thing about each other. The show is funny, mean, sweet, relatable and best of all, easy to binge. You'll find yourself cheering for Rob and Sharon - shame they can't hear. Amazon allows you to watch the first show for free if you're not a member of the paid service.

Unreal is Lifetime's latest hit - a behind the looks TV drama on the productions of a TV dating competition program. You don't have to be fan of The Bachelor, but it may help to know the show's creator worked on the real show for six seasons and really knows the inside scoop on reality shows. Shiri Appleby plays the producer of a reality show and reveals the truth behind the scenes. You can catch new episodes at 10pm or stream it from Lifetime's web site.

Orange is the New Black is in its third season on Netflix. If you watched the first two seasons, you won't be disappointed. While season two focused on Piper and the relationship between new inmate Vee and Red, season three delves more into the stories of the remaining inmates at Litchfield. The show is tackling some heavy topics this season, forcing viewers to think about the way women are treated - inside prison, as well as outside.

TV Land's Younger is a show produced by Sex and the City creator Darren Star that zeros in on many issues important to women ages 40 and up. Sutton Foster plays Liza, age 40, a divorced mom from the suburb who fakes her age to re-enter the workplace. While her colleagues and even new boyfriend fall for her charade, the show keeps the suspense quite high and viewers can't help but wonder when the ball will drop and her secret will be found out. The series came to a completion early this summer but you can stream episodes now on TVLand.com or Hulu.

Which TV shows are you most excited about binge-watching this summer?  To enter, just comment below for a chance to to win a $25 American Express gift card from SheSpeaks!

This giveaway is open now through July 29th to USA residents at least 18 years of age. No purchase necessary.

 

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  • ChristinaCourtright By ChristinaCourtright
    07.15.15  

    I'm most excited to watch Orange is the New Black! I binge watched the last episodes in winter (pic included)and now I am going to make popcorn, Sangria, turn on the air conditioner and watch all the episodes at once!!

  • ronaberrymorin By ronaberrymorin
    07.16.15  

    Hands down, "Odd Mom Out"!

  • lsabrinap By lsabrinap
    07.16.15  

    i love Binge watching Arrested Development, Always Sunny in Philadelphia, House of Cards and other shows. I think i use Netflix more for TV shows than i do movies!!

  • 1mellanhead By 1mellanhead
    07.16.15  

    I love to binge watch Full house

  • vspeaks By vspeaks
    07.16.15  

    Wayward Pines has got my interest this summer.

  • tsampy24 By tsampy24
    07.16.15  

    I binged watched Orange is the New Black the first two days that the new season started. I love that show. I loved that the showed more of the different characters backstories. I am also binge watching Big Brother. I watch that show every times it comes on.

  • luckysista By luckysista
    07.16.15  

    I've never watched Orange is the New Black. I think I should start since that's all everyone talks about!

  • Zoraiya By Zoraiya
    07.17.15  

    Orange is the New Black. I finished it around 10 AM the day it was released? The show is addicting and for once I can relate to a TV character. It's sad that TV prison women are more realistic than the women on cable TV today. I've binge watched Friends, Charmed, Agents of SHIELD, Drop Dead Diva, StarCrossed, and many many more that were just released.

  • ashnsco314 By ashnsco314
    07.17.15  

    most definitely fear the walking dead...I am hoping it will fill the void and open a new obsession !!

  • THORBLITZER By THORBLITZER
    07.17.15  

    Odd Mom Out sounds the best, but my go to binge watching is always Firefly!

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