Well, it's only June but Game of Thrones has already laid down its sword and Mad Men will once again close its offices this Sunday, but fear not. Summer TV has really just begun. We've got three more months of programming to waste balmy summer nights on. Here are our picks for what to watch, and, because it's summer so what the hell, a drink pairing for each show.
What It Is: Only nominally based on the 1985 Michael J. Fox comedy, this series, now in its second season, goes the more "serious" Vampire Diaries route. The story of a regular high school guy (vee-jawed Tyler Posey) who becomes a werewolf, plays lacrosse, and woos a girl (the dewy Crystal Reed) whose father happens to be a fearsome werewolf hunter, Teen Wolf started off silly, but somehow became, by the end of the first season, shockingly (and embarrassingly, perhaps) entertaining. The mythology is actually kind of exciting, made all the more so this season by the appearance of Colonel Tigh himself Michael Hogan as a badass grandaddy wolf hunter. The show has genuinely funny moments too, little self-conscious references to its own silliness. And, yeah, there's plenty of locker room P&A (pecs and abs) for those of you who are into that sort of thing. Teen Wolf isn't going to win any Emmys, hell it's not even nominated for any Teen Choice Awards, but it's still goofily enjoyable summertime fare of the highest order. And if nothing else, watch the show for, well, uh, yes, the P&A, but also Atlantic Wire friend Price Peterson's masterfully funny recaps.