In keeping up with our mission to monitor shows and keep you abreast of day to day events, here are the Top ten TV shows to watch this June as compiled by BBC.
I’m Dying Up Here (Credit: Credit: Showtime)
I’m Dying Up HereExploring a golden era in stand-up when many of today’s biggest comedians got their start, I’m Dying Up Here details the struggles of making it big in the famous Los Angeles comedy clubs of the 1970s. Based on a non-fiction book and exec produced by Jim Carrey, this dramedy features Melissa Leo as Goldie, a tough-as-nails club owner who runs the place to be for every up-and-coming comic. The next stop for the lucky ones is the holy grail of comedy success – five minutes on Johnny Carson’s stage. Premieres 4 June on Showtime (Credit: Showtime)
Orange is the New Black (Credit: Credit: Netflix)
Orange is the New BlackWhen we last saw the show’s protagonist Piper Chapman and the inmates of Litchfield, the penitentiary had descended into chaos as a riot broke out after a the shocking death of a much-loved character. Picking up where we left off and set over three days, season five takes us back to that contentious moment in the prison’s halls, where decisions made will forever affect those inside, and outside the gates. Premieres 9 June on Netflix (Credit: Netflix)
Orphan Black (Credit: Credit: BBC America)
Orphan BlackThe fate of the clone sisterhood will be revealed in the fifth and final season of the sci-fi thriller starring Tatiana Maslany, Tatiana Maslany, Tatiana Maslany, Tatiana Maslany… and Tatiana Maslany. The show focuses on the character of Sarah Manning, who assumes the identify of a doppelgänger after witnessing her jump to her death. She learns that someone is plotting to kill her and her clone sisters and is now set for an epic conclusion. For the last time – send in the clones! Premieres 10 June on BBC America (Credit: BBC America)
The Loch (Credit: Credit: ITV)
The LochThe haunting shores of Scotland’s most famous body of water becomes the atmospheric setting for a six-part drama searching for a real-life monster that lurks within a tight-knit community. When a man is found at the foot of Carn Mohr Mountain and a human heart on Loch Ness’s shore, normal life is shattered as the search for a serial killer becomes a matter of life and death for local detective Annie Redford (The Missing’s Laura Fraser) who is trying to cope with her first murder case. Premieres 11 June on ITV and 19 June on Acorn TV (Credit: ITV)
Claws (Credit: Credit: TNT)
ClawsClaws follows the rise of five treacherous manicurists working at a Florida salon that launders money for the Dixie Mafia. Niecy Nash stars as diva salon owner Desna, who lives with her autistic brother but dreams of a better life for the two of them and an upscale location for her crew. Can Claws give us the female anti-hero we’ve been waiting for since Walter White proclaimed “I am the one who knocks”? It won’t hurt the association that Breaking Bad’s Dean Norris puts his villainous acting chops to the test as Uncle Daddy, a dangerous bisexual crime boss. Premieres 11 June on TNT (Credit: TNT)
Riviera (Credit: Credit: Sky Atlantic)
RivieraJulia Styles, Iwan Rheon and Adrian Lester star in a slick tale giving us a peek into the lives of the filthy rich. Set against the backdrop of the south of France, Styles plays Georgina, the wife of a billionaire philanthropist who dies in a yacht explosion. Soon after, Georgina discovers the man she thought she knew was living something of a double-life. Fans of The Night Manager’s beautiful settings and morally dubious characters might just have found their favourite new obsession. Premieres 15 June on Sky Atlantic (Credit: Sky Atlantic)
The Mist (Credit: Credit: Spike)
The MistBased on Stephen King’s 1980 chiller, The Mist is another adaptation of the popular tale after Frank Darabont’s 2007 big screen version. The series focuses on a small-town family torn apart by a brutal crime, and while they deal with the fallout, an eerie fog rolls in which cuts them off from the world. Should we take on the unknown horrors outside or trust the people locked in with us? We’ll have to wait until the weather clears to find out. Premieres 22 June on Spike (Credit: Spike)
Glow (Credit: Credit: Netflix)
GlowIn the mid-80s heyday of professional wrestlers like Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage, a low-budget cable TV show launched a female wrestling league, the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (Glow), featuring actors, models and dancers with big hair, over-the-top gags and body slams. Three decades later, the saga of those women has become a fictionalised comedy-drama series starring Alison Brie (Mad Men) as an out-of-work actress taking on wrestling in a last-ditch effort to keep her career alive. Marc Maron plays the bitter, cocaine-addled B-movie director who begrudgingly takes on Glow in the hope it will finance his dream project. Premieres 23 June on Netflix (Credit: Netflix)
Preacher (Credit: Credit: AMC)
PreacherSeth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s gleefully bloody adaptation of the comic book franchise follows Dominic Cooper as criminal-turned-clergyman Jesse Custer – granted extraordinary powers by a mysterious entity which has taken up residence in his body – as he teams up on a mission to find God with his ex Tulip (Ruth Negga) and his best mate, Irish vagabond vampire Cassidy (Josphen Gilgun). In the second season, expect the action to ramp up as the trio leave Texas behind to go on an epic road trip, into a battle spanning heaven, hell and everywhere in between. Premieres 25 June on AMC and 26 June on Amazon Prime Video (Credit: AMC)
Cardinal (Credit: Credit: Hulu)
CardinalIf you haven’t quite found a bleak enough murder-mystery to fill the void left after The Killing, a Canadian adaptation of the first of Giles Blunt’s John Cardinal Mysteries series of books might just be up your dimly-lit street. Set in a beautiful winter landscape, Cardinal follows detective John Cardinal (Billy Campbell) and Lise Delorme (Karine Vanasse) as they join forces to hunt down a serial killer in a small Northern Ontario town. Premieres in the UK on 3 June on BBC Four and in the US on 16 June on Hulu (Credit: Hulu).
Don’t miss out on these top ten TV shows to watch this June.