It’s a Freeform Summer Again

It’s a Freeform Summer Again

Summer is around the corner (I know, I know, it’s still March 2020, right?). With that means the return of Freeform’s shows! At this point, Freeform is trying hard to be like the CW, in that every single one of their shows has at least one queer character. Things like that bring me love and life, even if I end up watching them and hitting pause a lot to add people.

On Already

Two shows have already started.

Cruel Summer is a miniseries about a girl who’s kidnapped, and the girl who maybe(?) knew about it all along. It’s got a lot of crazy twists and turns, leaving you confused about who knows what, who knew it when, and what it all means. I’m still not sure who I believe, but it’s a delight to see Sarah Drew (aka April Kepner from Grey’s) in a meaty role like this. One of the male characters has a coming-out storyline, and it’s very apropos of the 90s in middle America.

Meanwhile, Everything’s Gonna Be Okay is … well it got weird. First it came back and Mathilda said she wasn’t a lesbian, and her girlfriend Drea announced she was asexual. But instead of breaking up, they’re still a couple who love each other, they just don’t want to have sex with each other. That gets even deeper this week. I’ll just say this: there’s a bombshell and I’m still not sure how I feel about it. The last episode also had me singing this:

I’ll leave you guessing as to why.

Returning Soon…

First up, The Bold Type is back for it’s final season. I’ll have more on that soon, but it’s returning on Wednesday May 26th (just in time for my birthday on the 27th!). The series finale will air on June 30th, which means we don’t get nearly enough episodes. Still, we have one more arc to cover, some love to settle, and some changes in the air. As it should be. Team #Kadena still has hope, and will until that last Unicorn Dreamtini is poured.

Right after that, on Tuesday June 22nd, Motherland: Fort Salem returns for it’s second season! Will Tally be stuck as an ancient biddy forever or will General Cheekbones — I mean Alder — save her? Alder’s got a lot going on! The Spree is still around (led by Raelle’s mom!), and the ancient group of witch hunters, The Camarilla, are back.

In the first season, we saw our trio of young witches follow in the footsteps of their foremothers, defending the nation from The Spree as part of the United States Army. Their training is intensified when they are promoted to attend War College, where their magic, relationships and beliefs will be pushed to the limits. While General Alder seeks out new witches to join the wars to come, The Spree and the Army learn their fight may no longer be with one another. But how can two enemies work together to thwart a hatred that won’t stop until all witches are exterminated?

On July 8th, grown-ish is back for season four, which will be senior year for everyone except maybe Zoey and Nomi, both of whom took time off. Nomi is rocking the MILF life, but will she get back together with her baby daddy? And Zoey has stopped working and decided to go back to school. For Sky and Jazz, they’ll finally be apart for the first time in their lives, and Ana re-embraced her Christianity.

Finally Good Trouble is back on July 14th for season 3B. Was Alice right to quit her standup training troupe? Will Margaret Cho be back at all? Will the moms ever not have at least one kid in the house? Who knows! Hopefully we’ll know more closer to airtime.

What are you looking forward to?

Me? I’m torn between The Bold Type and Motherland: Fort Salem. The only way out is through, after all.

About Mika A. Epstein

Mika has been deep in fandom since she could say 'Trekkie.' With decades experience in running fansites, developing software, and organizing communities, she's taken on the challenge of delving into the recesses of television for queers long forgotten. Making this site with Tracy is nothing short of serendipity. Mika lives with her wife in Southern California. Of course she has a hybrid, but she'd rather ride her bicycle.
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