Summer TV Roundup, Week 14

The summer TV season is finally over. This is the last of the Summer TV Roundups. Next week I'll preview fall and then begin our fall roundups! But for now, you know the drill. I review the pilot and second episode of new shows this summer. Don't see a new show listed below? Check previous weeks.

Wednesday Nights:
Gommorah, Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on Sundance (Premiered August 24)
: The latest show on Sundance is the Italian import "Gommorah," which is a series about organized crime. The first two episodes debuted on Wednesday in a two and a half hour block. It is an interesting series and has some potential to be compelling. It's also completely subtitled, violent, and felt overly long. I liked the first two episodes to a certain degree, but not enough to fully invest in the story. It took a bit of time in the first hour to even figure out which of the characters would be key. Still, for those who like mob stories and those who want something with a little more international flair, this is worth looking up.
Pilot Grade: C
Second Episode: C+

Top Five New Shows of Summer 2016:
1. Stranger Things, Netflix
2. Brain Dead, CBS
3. Last Chance U, Netflix
4. Preacher, AMC
5. Chesapeake Shores, Hallmark Channel


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