Nine-Nine was one of the most consistent comic delights television had to offer. And it's returning in August, so more on that later. Photo : Jordin Althaus/NBC
Love, Victor dropped today at Hulu and reviews say it's the new HIT. Credits: Twitter/ @lovevictorhulu
'Loki' (Disney+, June 9). Photo : Marvel Studios
At the end, the Falcon and the Winter Soldier faded. However, Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston, has been fascinating , so expectations for this series are high. If you're wondering how a Loki show is even feasible after Thanos brutally murdered him at the opening of Avengers: Infinity War, it's because a slightly younger Loki from an other universe survived owing to Avengers: Endgame's time heist hijinks.
'Lupin' Part 2 (Netflix, June 11). Photo : emmanuel guimier/Netflix
In the first part of this French criminal thriller, Omar Sy enchanted the world as master thief Assane Diop. Assane's adolescent son was taken by a hitman working for his wealthy arch-nemesis at the end of that set of episodes, which finished on an old-school style of TV cliffhanger. Is Assane capable of reuniting his family, obtaining justice for his late father, and escaping with his life? We've learnt not to put our money on the underdog.
'Tuca & Bertie' (Adult Swim, June 13). Photo : Adult Swim
Netflix used to have a reputation for rescuing series that had been cancelled by traditional broadcast. Now it's the other way around, with old-school linear networks saving shows like One Day at a Time and this animated female buddy comedy from the BoJack Horseman studio. Tuca, star s Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong as the titular bird BFFs, was a delightful and dryly amusing jewel that we'll happily watch wherever it resides.
'Physical' (Apple TV+, June 18). Photo : Apple TV+
Rose Byrne's most recent role in an ongoing TV series was as lawyer Ellen Parsons on FX's ultra-dark drama Damages. In the ten years since, Byrne has established herself as one of Hollywood's most indispensable comedy performers, starring in films such as Bridesmaids and Spy. Her return to series regular work (excluding her role as Gloria Steinem in the miniseries Mrs. America) appears to be a mix of dark and light.
'Kevin Can F**k Himself' (AMC, June 20). Photo : Jojo Whilden/AMC
Annie Murphy's award-winning performance as Alexis on Schitt's Creek is followed up with this meta-mash-up of a series. It's one part multicam sitcom, in which Murphy's Allison plays the patient and devoted wife of Kevin (Eric Petersen), and one part dark drama, in which Allison takes a break from the laugh track to reflect on how much she despises her life — and the husband she blames for it.