The ongoing pandemic has put a halt on summer vacation plans because traveling and going out in public has been restricted or at least become very limited… This has led to more people staying home and trying to find new ways to occupy their time. Whether you are trying a new hobby or getting around to home projects that you’ve been putting off, there is nothing better than ending your day with a new show to binge-watch. Need some help choosing what to watch? We’ve put together a list of the top 10 shows everyone will be watching this summer.
This limited series is based on the true catastrophic dilemma between the US government and the Branch Davidian religious church in 1993. This story has provoked an intense controversy that many Americans are still having a hard time wrapping their minds around. Waco provides these controversial problems an equal hearing and introduces a variety of viewpoints, mainly through the perspective of an FBI crisis negotiator played by Michael Shannon. His attempt to keep his irritable supervisors from using controversial force of action, the hero peacefully meets in the middle with the enthusiastic preacher David Koresh, who is played by Taylor Kitsch. New York Times critics are applauding Kitsch’s performance, saying he “radiates sincerity and has an overflowing charisma.” You can stream Waco through your Netflix account directly from the Hopper DVR.
America’s Got Talent
NBC’s #1 summer show is back and better than ever with fresh and recognizable faces! This season of AGT will feature inspiring, breathtaking, and heartwarming talented performances from people of all ages from all over the world. The creator and executive producer, Simon Cowell has returned to the star-studded judges’ table along with comedian Howie Mandel, world-wide fashion legend, Heidi Klum and features a new judge, international celebrity Sofia Vergara. The AGT crew would not be complete without their iconic judge, Terry Crews. AGT provides an opportunity for regular people with hidden talents to showcase their act on one of the biggest networks in the country to compete for $1 million. Click here to find your local listing.
This Amazon original has a 4.4-star rating out of 5. This hit-series from Tom Clancy is about CIA analyst, Jack Ryan who comes across a fishy number of bank transfers. His hunt to solve these answers takes him away from his typical life and throws him into a dangerous game of cat and mouse all over Europe and the Middle East, with a massive terrorist leader assembling a tremendous invasion on the US and her allies. This exciting thriller can only be viewed on Prime Video, which can be accessed through the Hopper DVR.
Night on Earth
This unique six-episode series captures nature in a way we have never seen before. The nature documentary captures nightlife footage of animals shot under the cover of darkness. The series is narrated by Samira Wiley and is followed with muted music combined with eerie pictures of critters moving silently throughout the night. This astonishing approach showcases wildlife in an enchanting and unique way. You can find this series on Netflix or through Dish Network.
This drama is a combination of make-believe and real-life characters and events that interpret the story of a young determined and confused entrepreneur who established the “Soul Train.” At the time, it was one of the dominating TV shows that captured African American’s culture. The show takes place in the 1970s and is enriched with music, dancing, fashion, and charisma. This series uncovers the difficulties it took to start the first “nationally-syndicated black music show” and what occurred when the music was canceled. Don Cornelius, the main character, goes through a lot of ups and downs and sacrifices everything important to him to fulfill his dreams. You can watch American Soul on BET when you subscribe to Dish’s Americas Top 200 Package.
Greg Daniels, Emmy-winner for The Office and Parks & Rec, creates a humorous sci-fi comedy series that takes place in the future where individuals can transfer their knowledge to an extravagant cyber afterlife. When party animal Nathan, played by Robbie Amell, becomes uploaded to a virtual retreat he is introduced to Nora, played by Andy Allo. Nora begins as his “customer service angel” but turns into more as she guides him to find his meaning. This Amazon original can be streamed directly from Hopper DVR.
This Netflix reality original is a spin-off from the original “Queer Eye” that aired more than a decade ago. The show includes a new Fab Five that focuses on communities in Atlanta rather than New York City as the previous show did. These life experts build relationships with a variety of individuals who might have different viewpoints from them and combine moments of social critique infused with fashion advice. The Fab Five consists of lifestyle fashionistas who focus on changing individuals’ lives from every aspect. Starting as a food and wine professional is Antoni Porowski, interior designer Bobby Berk, grooming professional Jonathan Van Ness, fashion expert Tan France and culture guru Karamo Brown.
This Netflix documentary offers a firsthand look into the lives of four different doctors – two brain surgeons, an emergency room physician, and a Chief Resident OBGYN who all work in the Lenox Hill Hospital in the Manhattan area of New York. The different doctors maneuver through the ins and outs of what all entails in the hardships of the medical world, where they make life and death decisions every day at work. Viewers can get insight into how the doctors manage their high-stressed jobs with their personal lives. You can access this newly released documentary on Netflix through your Hopper DVR.
Snowpiercer takes place seven years after the world has turned into a frozen wilderness. The series focuses on the remaining humans who live in a constantly moving train that contains 1,001 cars that drive around the world. Snowpiercer is based on the novel and film from Oscar winner, Bong Joon Ho (Parasite) and highlights “class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival.” The show can be watched on Prime Video through the Hopper DVR or you can view the show on TNT which can be viewed on any Dish Network package you choose.
This drama series features Jason Bateman as Marty Byrde who plays a financial planner and is forced to move his family from Chicago to a popular vacation spot called the Ozarks. Along for the ride are his wife Wendy and two kids, who have to face the consequences Marty created after being involved in a money-laundering scheme that goes wrong. This event leads him to pay for a large amount of debt to a major Mexican drug lord to protect himself and his family. While Marty’s destiny is hanging on by a thread, the extreme circumstances force the disconnected family to grow stronger and closer together. This Netflix original can be streamed on Netflix through the Hopper DVR.
With DISH Network, you never run out of TV shows and movies to keep you entertained all summer long. You can still access all of your favorites and new shows on pay-TV while also enjoying streaming platforms such as Netflix or Prime Video. DISH Network has a TV package for every home and budget with packages starting as low as $64.99 a month. So don’t delay and get started with DISH Network today!