The Most Important Shows on TV: Week of August 10, 2015

Which TV series will your friends (and the entire internet) be talking about this week? Stay informed—or at least be able to fake it—with SideReel's weekly guide to The Most Important Shows on TV.


Bachelor in Paradise: S2E4

Bachelor in Paradise

Monday at 8:00pm on ABC

Why: We all deserve love, right? Even people who prefer to search for it on reality TV? I don't know, you guys just seem to love all things Bachelor, so that's why its various iterations keep popping up on this list. Anyway, everyone on Bachelor in Paradise is a known quantity, and with no major personal shock stories in store, you can feel free to play armchair matchmaker without fear of screwing up.

Prepare to talk about: I honestly have no idea. Maybe just how you'd have to be kind of nuts to try and find the love of your life from a pool of 10 people or whatever? Talk about not knowing how to play the odds. I suspect they'd have better odds on Tinder than on one of these shows... then again, they'd also miss the chance to embarrass themselves on national television, so SHRUG!


Pretty Little Liars: S6E10

Pretty Little Liars (Season Finale)

Tuesday at 8:00pm on ABC Family

Why: We might finally get a real answer about "A", like, for real-real. Maybe. None of this "it was Mona! No, I mean, it wasn't! Actually Alison is alive, and also might be 'A' except nevermind jk" stuff that we're used to. Why? Because this episode is supoosed to close the book on the Liars time at Rosewood High. Next time we see them they'll have graduated from college! They grow up so fast — except for the fact that they've spent six years in high school.

Prepare to talk about: Charles; "A"; how, after everything, the liars got banned from prom last week (not fair); what you think they'll each study in college.


Humans: S1E8

Humans (Season Finale)

Sunday at 9:00pm on AMC

Why: Because they're alive! ALIVE, I TELL YOU! And by "they" I mean the non-humans. Because this show called Humans is still about robots (and the show called Mr. Robot is still about humans). And the few extra special non-humans are maybe about to give the rest of their brethren consciousness. This can only mean one thing: robot uprising! No, probably not, because this show is very quiet and non-uprising-y. But it does mean more robots will be able to think and feel and LOVE. And yes, I know the robots are called synths on this show, I'm just being a jerk.

Prepare to talk about: What's the deal with synth hunter/secret synth Karen? Who would win in a synth vs cylon battle? What season 2 will look like, considering Humans was originally supposed to be a limited series.



Leah E. Friedman is the editor of You can follow her musings on Twitter.


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