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Hot Shows To Binge-Watch During the Blistering Summer Heat Here on the Suncoast

| Angela Naff |

The weather here on the Suncoast is sometimes unbearable during the summer months, making outdoor activities tough. While we try to stay cool and ready for the more moderate fall weather, catching up on some amazing television shows is a great option during these hot days. Lucky for us, streaming services have gotten more prevalent in households allowing us to binge-watch shows day or night that we might not have had access to previously. We have compiled a list series to entertain through these summer months.


The leading family is in charge of a multinational media and entertainment company and is, therefore, obscenely wealthy. The family has an incredible amount of influence on the outside world, and yet so much of the series centers on their family dynamics and dysfunction that it’s hard to believe that such a world exists. The characters of Succession are chaotic, messy, and selfish, but that’s what makes the show so captivating.

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This ran for 12 seasons and had an amazing mix of science, friendship and drama. The show is based on forensic anthropology and forensic archaeology, with each episode focusing on a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) case file concerning the mystery behind human remains brought by FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) to Temperance “Bones” Brennan (Emily Deschanel), a forensic anthropologist. It also explores the personal lives of the characters. 

Orange Is the New Black

According to the critical consensus, it’s well worth doing time binge-watching this series — especially in the early seasons — with felon Piper Chapman in this life-behind-bars comedy-drama that produced seven seasons and 91 episodes from 2013-2019. “Piper’s story may draw viewers to the show,” the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette‘s Rob Owen wrote, “but it’s her fellow inmates who make time spent inside this women’s prison worthwhile.”

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Only Murders in the Building

What’s more binge-able than a whodunit? Only Murders in the Building has two comedy legends–Steve Martin and Martin Short–alongside the charismatic Selena Gomez. This half-hour comedy is easy to watch, even with a suspenseful murder to solve, tying everything together. Absolutely worth the watch for some fun summer stressfree watching.

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After abandoning his throne and retiring to Los Angeles, Lucifer indulges in his favorite things (women, wine and song) — until a murder takes place outside of his upscale nightclub. For the first time in billions of years, the murder awakens something unfamiliar in Lucifer’s soul that is eerily similar to compassion and sympathy. Lucifer is faced with another surprise when he meets an intriguing homicide detective named Chloe, who appears to possess an inherent goodness — unlike the worst of humanity, to which he is accustomed. Suddenly, Lucifer starts to wonder if there is hope for his soul.



Set across two timelines, the series follows a high school soccer team that crash-lands in the Ontario wilderness and has to survive on their own for more than a year, chronicling both their late-90s time in the woods and picking up with the survivors in the present day. It’s a mystery, survival thriller, nuanced drama about trauma, and possibly a supernatural thriller, which means you never know where it’s going to go next.

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How many of these shows have you seen? There are hours of amazing entertainment for every age and taste, from action to romance. Whether an oldie but goodie show or a current series that you can catch up on for when the show returns. Let’s all have a great, safe, and entertaining summer, Suncoast!

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