Five shows you need to binge-watch this summer

    
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  Five shows you need to binge-watch this summer
May 29, 2014
  Les RevenantsPDF files may take a moment to load

Now is the perfect time to watch this award-winning French supernatural drama. It’s about a small town where people mysteriously return from the dead. Amidst bizarre phenomenon, they continue to live their lives as if nothing has happened to them.

Equal parts fantasy and horror, the show’s chilling tone will hook you for the entire eight-episode season. You’ll eagerly anticipate both the upcoming second season and an English adaptation produced by A&E. Les Revenants is definitely worth tolerating the subtitles.

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May 29, 2014
  Orphan BlackPDF files may take a moment to load

Created by Graeme Manson and Calgary-native John Fawcett, on the surface, Orphan Black is about human cloning and the sheer brilliance of Tatiana Maslany’s performance as no less than eight fully- formed characters.

With the right twist of dark humor,Orphan Black offers thought-provoking exploration of what it means to be an individual in a world where identity is increasingly questioned.

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May 29, 2014
  HannibalPDF files may take a moment to load

Tucked away on NBC’s Friday night line-up, Hannibal is a delicious treat of storytelling and cinematography for both seasoned fans of Silence of the Lambs and new diners at the Hannibal Lecter table.

With two seasons complete and a third in the works, now is the time to sink your teeth into what has so many critics raving. Mads Mikkelsen is sublime as the titular Dr. Lecter opposite an equally formidable Hugh Dancy as Will Graham.

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May 29, 2014
  Broad CityPDF files may take a moment to load

Created by Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson (with comedy veteran Amy Poehler serving as executive producer), Broad City is based off the web series of the same name and offers some of the best half-hour comedy you’ve never seen.

Glazer and Jacobson star as fictionalized versions of themselves surviving their twenties in New York City. This is done with just the right amount of real-life experiences — from doing their taxes to buying pot.

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May 29, 2014
  ArcherPDF files may take a moment to load

Adult-oriented animated TV has been dominated by the likes of Family Guy and The Simpsons over the last few decades, but shows like Archer (and the much under-appreciated Bob’s Burgers) are rewriting the book on drawing funny.

Archer is a spy whose love of sex, drugs and foul language gets him into precarious situations.

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