Until a few years ago, a Toledo summer brought the excitement of watching cable TV show Breaking Bad (2008 – 2013). Breaking Bad, hailed as one of the greatest shows of all time by multiple news outlets, followed a high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer that turns to the criminal world and drug selling to secure his family’s future. Yes, we still miss it.
Even more streaming and cable TV options are available today, so it becomes often tedious to find those potential gems. Below are a few picks to raise the quality quotient of your summer entertainment:
GAME OF THRONES (2011 – TO DATE)
GENRE : Fantasy, Adventure, Drama
CHANNEL : HBO (300/500 HD on Buckeye Broadband)
RUNTIME : 56 minutes per episode.
SEASON 7 : Premieres on July 23rd 2017
The Emmy Award winning show, which has officially passed the timeline of the preceding book series, is set to ablaze your cable TV connection this July.
You know the seasonal drill: In the mythical continent of Westeros, several powerful families fight for control of the Seven Kingdoms. As conflict erupts in the kingdoms of men, an ancient enemy rises once again to threaten them all. As The Starks would say: Winter is Coming – and it is getting closer than ever.
I cannot wait to see Daenerys cross the Narrow Sea in Game of Thrones this season.
All Toledo residents and its adjoining regions of Ottawa Hills, Oregon, Sylvania, and Perrysburg can catch up before the premiere with premium digital and cable TV services HERE!
SHARK WEEK (1988 – TO DATE)
GENRE : Special Interest
CHANNEL : Discovery Channel (23/607 HD on Buckeye Broadband)
RUNTIME : 1 week – individual programming varies
SEASON : Premieres July 23rd until July 30th, 2017
After waiting 51 weeks, everyone’s favorite week of the year is here! Shark Week has been the longest-running cable television programming event in history since 2010. It is even broadcast is 72 different countries. This week is meant for folks who love a good party, the taste of the saltwater and the feel of sand between their toes. From great whites to threshers, join in on the edge-of-your-seat awesomeness -- get ready for Shark Week!
Discovery Channel is available with Popular Standard TV and on Buckeye TV Everywhere streaming TV platform. All of them are covered in your Buckeye Broadband combo package of standard cable TV channels as well as high speed internet.
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (2013 – TO DATE)
GENRE : Comedy, Crime, Drama
CHANNEL : Netflix
RUNTIME : Flexible
SEASON 5 : Premieres June 9, 2017
Amid some leak controversy that did not even faze Netflix, Orange is The New Black is officially premiering on June 9th! The show created by Jenji Kohan is based on real-life Piper Kerman’s memoir about her experience in a minimum-security federal prison. Consistently nominated for Emmy awards, this show has binge-worthy written all over it.
This show officially put Netflix on the map with original content and has continued to be the most-watched original series amid the many productions Netflix now has available. If you love your Netflix, and would enjoy it in EVERY room, check out Express TV Powered by TiVo here.
TWIN PEAKS (2017)
GENRE : Crime, Drama, Mystery
CHANNEL : Showtime (330/530 HD on Buckeye Broadband)
RUNTIME : 56 minutes per episode.
SEASON 1 : Premiered May 21, 2017 (Catch up On Demand!)
Twin Peaks picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town are stunned when their homecoming queen is murdered. Even though the original series only ran for 2 seasons in 1990-1991, it gained a cult following that caused it to end up on many lists of the greatest television dramas of all time.
The new Showtime series is an 18 episode limited series, so you’ll want to catch it this summer. Plus, if you happen to have Express TV Powered by TiVo, you can watch the original cult classic from the 90s on Netflix and catch up with the new series On Demand – all on one platform!
I am sure other Toledo, Ohio residents are just as eager for the summer shows mentioned above. If your internet service provider is not living up to your expectations, call Buckeye Broadband NOW or check out some of our cable TV packages HERE ! We offer HD cable TV, and high speed internet to all the residents of Toledo, and areas of Ottawa Hills, Sylvania, Perrysburg, and the city of Oregon.