As you’re making plans for summer fun, check out We So Nerdy’s first ever Summer 2017 Preview! We’re sharing what we’re most looking forward to and why you should be too.
While the official start of the Summer season is still a couple weeks away (June 21), there’s something about the warmer weather that makes a person feel free. Whether you’re off for the next three-ish months or you’re still hard at work, we really hope you’ll have the chance to enjoy some fun in (or out of) the sun.
With that it mind, it’s never to early start thinking about how you want to spend whatever time you have this summer. Your friends at We So Nerdy are here to help with our first ever Summer 2017 Preview!
We want to highlight some of the TV shows, films, books, etc. that are debuting this summer. These have caught our attention, and if we’re excited about something, you know we have to share our flails with you!
Check out our list below, that includes what each of us are looking forward to this summer and why we think you’ll enjoy like them too.
Preacher Season 2 (Premieres June 25 at 9/8c on AMC)
I adored season one of Preacher last summer, and I’ve been looking forward to season two all year! With the destruction of Annville, Eugene still residing in Hell, and the trio on a road trip to find God while being tracked by The Saint of Killers, this season offers so many opportunities to be fantastic! I can’t wait for more Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy.
Dunkirk (Hits theaters everywhere July 21)
I’ve always loved WWII history and the awe-inspiring stories of courage from everyday people who stood up and said, “No, we won’t stand by and let this happen.”
Dunkirk is about 400,000 allied troops stranded on the island of Dunkirk with no way off, and how civilians sailed their fishing vessels alongside military ships to save them from an island surrounded by German forces. It will be full of battle scenes and special effects, but I’m looking forward to the emotional stories being told amid the explosions.
Directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh, and Harry Styles–this has blockbuster written all over it.
The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare (Publishing August 22)
I’ll read anything Tessa Dare writes because she delivers swoony romances every single time! This new series features a Duke in need of a wife, but he doesn’t really want to go through the trouble of looking. When Emma Gladstone shows up in a wedding dress, he decides, she’ll do just fine.
Of course, they need to set some ground rules first. You know what they say about rules, though, they’re meant to be broken. I can’t WAIT to see these two fall madly in love!
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas (Published May 2)
A Court of Wings and Ruin was released in May but has since been taunting me from my bookshelf; until I set about 19 hours of air travel to Japan this July. A long awaited read since the moment it was available for pre-order; the 3rd installment of Sarah J Maas’ ‘A Court of Thorn and Roses’ series (whose movie rights have already been purchased), is another expansion of Maas’ initial retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Having since expanded into a whole new universe of faedom, magic, and power, this may be the last book from Feyre’s perspective, despite more books promised from the ACOTAR universe.
Orphan Black Season 5 (Premieres June 10 at 10/9c on BBC America)
Orphan Black is set to return June 10th for its final season, and I’m just not ready to say goodbye to Sarah or her clones/seestras. Rarely, do see talent like Tatiana Maslany grace our screen nor, the opportunity to showcase it as such. For certain, Orphan Black‘s fanbase will miss the portrayal of so many characters wherein they find themselves forgetting, that they’re all played by the SAME actress. Last season drew some serious parallels between Beth and Sarah that should’ve honestly dulled the hurt, that came upon learning the forthcoming season would be its last. As Orphan Black comes full circle, I hope to see the return of Paul or Cal, who were largely absent last season (no need to mention that pesky mortal coil from which Paul seemed to exit); to grace Sarah with some form of happy ending, that Beth seemed to be greatly denied in her relationships when the show started out.
Poldark Season 3 (Premieres in the UK June 11 on BBC One; U.S. = October 1 on PBS)
Poldark is finally back for us Brits, and with the BBC only just announcing the release date on June 1st – a solid 10 days notice – we’re barreling towards an exciting premiere! Considering that season 3 began shooting when season 2 was airing, it is a definite understatement to say that we’ve been HIGHLY anticipating the announcement of season 3’s airdate. With 6 days to go, we can look forward to confirming the paternity behind Elizabeth’s child, alongside meeting Demelza’s brothers who have been teased as this season’s new eye candy.
Poldark returns June 11 at 9pm on BBC One.
Sometimes being scarily ill can bring joy into your life… And luckily this happened to me when I was laid up and wondered what my Eureka fav Salli Richardson-Whitfield was appearing in. Thanks to IMDb I found out she starring in the Freeform show Stitchers alongside Emma Ishta, Kyle Harris, Allison Scagliotti, Ritesh Rajan, and Damon Dayoub. With nothing but time on my hands I watched 22 episodes over 3 days and was hooked on a show that revolves around a secret government agency that stitches into the minds of individuals who have recently died. A mix of mystery, detective work, unresolved sexual tension, science fiction, and great storylines makes Stitchers a show that you should add to your viewing rotation. And when you do, join us as we live tweet season 3 when it begins June 5 at 9PM ET.
Full disclosure I work for BET Networks, so this is slightly biased. However, I’m super excited about the 2017 BET Awards. Not only is Leslie Jones funny AF, but the performer line-up includes Bruno Mars, Migos, Future, Trey Songz, Tamar Braxton, and more. Plus, the cast of Girls Trip that stars Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, with Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah will be presenters. So yes, I’m working this event, but I’ll be watching it at some point in the wee hours after it airs live stanning like the fan I am.
Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons Series) by Leigh Bardugo (Publishing August 29)
The love for Wonder Woman is strong here at WSN! And as someone who grew up watching the TV series and still often pops those episodes into my DVD player, I’m beyond excited for Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo. In this upcoming, new coming-of-age story, Diana will attempt to prove herself to her fellow Amazon’s, but risks that when she saves what appears to be a mortal. This new book will surely have us on the edge of our seats and keep us all in our Wonder Woman feels!
Still Star-Crossed (Premiered May 29 at 10/9c on ABC)
I haven’t met a period drama I didn’t love and Shondaland’s Summer 2017 series Still Star-Crossed is on the way to being included in my list of faves. The series follows the lives of the Capulets and Montagues in the aftermath of Romeo and Juliet’s tragic death, and from the premiere, we already see that drama and feuding only escalates. We’re talking secret romance, political machinations, and family discord. Still Star-Crossed is simply gorgeous: the cast is stunningly attractive (of all races and ethnicities, thank goodness!), the costuming is sumptuous, and the set locations are breathtaking. Shondaland brings their signature dark and twisty twists to Shakespeare and I’m already all aflutter over the Rosaline Capulet/Prince Escalus/Benvolio Montague triangle. This show is going to be JUICY. Tune in on Mondays at 10/9c on ABC and come live tweet with us!
— Still Star-Crossed (@StarCrossedABC) May 18, 2017
Wonder Woman (Premiered June 2, now in theaters everywhere)
Wonder Woman AKA Diana Prince was one of the very best parts of Batman v. Superman, and since then, I’ve been very impatiently waiting to see her origin story. Of course the excitement only climbed once the early critics’ reviews dropped and everyone called Wonder Woman the best DC film since Dark Knight. Well, I finally saw the film myself and I’m happy to confirm all the flails. What Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot & co. have done is extraordinary. Wonder Woman is the superhero film to end all superhero films: the acting, plot/action, humor, and special effects are all on point. Diana’s optimism, compassion, and heroism are so inspiring, as are the badass Amazonian women who raise her on Themyscira. I left the theater feeling truly empowered. “Be careful in the world of men, Diana. They do not deserve you,” Hippolyta (Diana’s mother) says. She’s right, we don’t deserve Diana, but goodness are we blessed to have her brand of heroism to guide us. If you haven’t seen Wonder Woman yet (who are you?!), get your tickets and run to the theater ASAP. As for me, I’ll be seeing this film again and again, running around with my arms crossed, and humming the EPIC Wonder Woman theme 😉
Hate to Want You by Alisha Rai (Publishing July 25)
You know that I’m a massive romance reader and I’m always on the lookout for a book that will grab my attention and swoon me beyond reason. Hate to Want You is 100% that book. The story is so well-written. It just flows, and you’ll find yourself inhaling the drama and angst. There’s laughter, heartbreak, hope, and swoons. So many swoons. Tummy-fluttering, body-quaking swoons. The cherry on this exquisite sundae is how Hate to Want You features people of color in meaningful roles. It’s so refreshing to see myself and people I know represented in romance, dealing with heartache and love, having glorious sex, just as we do in real life. YAS, YAS, YAS! For more, including some teasers of the hotttttt sexy times, read my 5-Star review HERE and pre-order your copy!