With summer in the air, it's the perfect time to escape the everyday chaos and indulge in some quality television. Whether you're a fan of gripping dramas, hilarious comedies, or thrilling sci-fi adventures, this summer offers an exciting lineup of TV series to keep you entertained. From returning favorites to new and promising shows, here are 14 TV series you simply can't miss this summer.


The Summer I Turned Pretty (Amazon Prime Video)

Based on Jenny Han's best-selling novel, "The Summer I Turned Pretty" is a coming-of-age series that explores love, friendship, and self-discovery. Set against the backdrop of summers at a beach house, it captures the bittersweet journey of a young woman named Belly.


Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)

If you're in the mood for a heart-warming and hilarious comedy, look no further than "Ted Lasso." Jason Sudeikis shines as the titular character, an American football coach who finds himself coaching a struggling English soccer team. With its uplifting spirit and brilliant writing, this series is a true gem.


Sweet Magnolias (Netflix)

Transport yourself to the charming town of Serenity with "Sweet Magnolias." This touching series follows three lifelong friends as they navigate relationships, career challenges and personal growth. It's a delightful mix of friendship, romance and Southern charm. Perfect to watch with margaritas and guac and chips as the three main characters do too.


Stranger Things (Netflix) 

Returning for its highly anticipated fourth season, "Stranger Things" continues to captivate audiences with its blend of '80s nostalgia, supernatural elements and endearing characters. Dive back into the Upside Down and embark on another thrilling adventure with the gang from Hawkins, Indiana. Alexa, play "Running Up That Hill" by Kate Bush.


And Just Like That... (HBO Max)

Fans of the iconic series "Sex and the City" will be thrilled to join Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte York (Kristin Davis) in this highly anticipated revival. "And Just Like That..." follows the lives of these beloved characters as they navigate love, friendship and the ever-evolving landscape of New York City.


Queen Charlotte (Netflix)

Step into the regal world of "Queen Charlotte" in this historical drama series. Inspired by the character from "Bridgerton", this spin-off explores the early years of Queen Charlotte's reign, delving into her vibrant personality, powerful influence, and the secrets of the court.


Selling Sunset (Netflix)

If you're a fan of real estate and glamorous lifestyles, "Selling Sunset" is the perfect series for you. Follow the elite real estate agents of The Oppenheim Group as they navigate the cutthroat world of luxury property sales in Los Angeles. With jaw-dropping properties and personal dramas, this reality series offers a captivating mix of business and pleasure. Australians will be excited to see musician and singer-songwriter G-Flip as they make appearances alongside fan favourite Chrishelle Strause.


Emily in Paris (Netflix)

Join Emily Cooper (Lily Collins) on her Parisian adventure in this charming and delightful series. Follow Emily's journey as she navigates work, friendships, and romance in the City of Love. With its picturesque setting, stunning ready-to-wear couture wardrobe and stylish escapades, "Emily in Paris" is a perfect summer indulgence.


The Kardashians (Hulu)

For over a decade, "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" has been a cultural phenomenon, providing an inside look into the lives of the Kardashian-Jenner family. Follow the glamorous and sometimes dramatic adventures of Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, Kendall, Kylie and Kris as they navigate fame, relationships and their ever-expanding business empires.


White Lotus (HBO)

From the creator of "Enlightened" and "Big Little Lies," "White Lotus" is a limited series that takes place at an exclusive tropical resort. With a star-studded ensemble cast, the show explores the lives of guests and staff as their idyllic vacation/holiday takes unexpected and dark turns. Prepare for a gripping tale of privilege, power dynamics, and hidden secrets.


Daisy Jones & The Six (Amazon Prime Video)

Based on the best-selling novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid, "Daisy Jones & The Six" brings the iconic '70s rock scene to life. Starring Elvis Presley's grand daughter Riley Keough as Daisy, this music-filled series follows the rise and fall of a fictional rock band, delving into their creative process, turbulent relationships and the pursuit of fame. Get ready for a nostalgic journey through sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll.


Outer Banks (Netflix)

Get swept away to the "Outer Banks" of North Carolina with this thrilling teen drama series. "Outer Banks" follows a group of friends known as the Pogues as they embark on a quest to find treasure and uncover the secrets of their hometown. With a mix of adventure, romance and suspense, this series is perfect for those seeking an adrenaline-fueled summer escape.


Never Have I Ever (Netflix)

Created by Mindy Kaling, "Never Have I Ever" is a coming-of-age comedy series that follows the life of Devi, a first-generation Indian American teenager. Navigating high school, family dynamics and her quest for popularity, Devi's journey is filled with humour, heart and relatable moments.


Heartlands (BBC)

Set in the stunning landscapes of rural England, "Heartlands" is a heart-warming drama series that follows the lives of a tight-knit community. Through their trials, triumphs and everyday interactions, the residents of this idyllic village discover the power of friendship, love and the strength of community spirit.


With a wide variety of genres and captivating storylines, this summer's TV series line-up offers something for everyone. Whether you're seeking action, laughter, suspense or thought-provoking narratives, these 14 shows will keep you entertained throughout the season. So, grab your popcorn, get comfortable and prepare for a summer filled with unforgettable television experiences.


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