Wynonna Earp and Killjoys are the perfect summer shows to watch

Wynonna Earp and Killjoys on Syfy are two excellent genre series you’ve probably heard people talking about and shouldn’t miss out on.

There used to be a time (not even that long ago) where the summer season was seen as a welcomed respite from the network’s fall/spring schedule we could decompress a bit with less essential and engaging programs. That’s not so much the way it is anymore, thanks mostly to the Peak TV era we find ourselves in.

There’s so much television being put out now and so much of it is excellent, even during the summer, that it can very often be challenging to stay on top of it some of it, let alone all of it.

With that in mind, Wynonna Earp and Killjoys, which both recently came back on Syfy, should most certainly be ones you not only shouldn’t sleep on, but ones that you actively pay attention to.

Beyond being two genre shows that air back-to-back on the same night on Syfy, they both share something intrinsic at their core. These are both shows about wonderfully imperfect women who are just trying to do their part in saving the day and not let down the people around them

Wynonna Earp stars Melanie Scorfano as the titular character, a descendant of legendary lawman Wyatt Earp who has to send back to hell everyone that her ancestor shot and killed to break a generations-long curse on her family.

Helping her along the way is her sister (for the most part) Waverly (Dominique Provost-Chalkley), a no-nonsense covert operative Deputy Dolls (Shamier Anderson), a local police officer in love with Waverly (Katherine Barrell), and an immortal Doc Holliday (Tim Rozon).

WYNONNA EARP — “I See A Darkness” Episode 210 — Pictured: (l-r) Tim Rozon as Doc Holliday, Melanie Scrofano as Wynonna Earp — (Photo by: Michelle Faye/Syfy/Wynonna Earp Season 2)

Perhaps the most worthy successor of Buffy the Vampire Slayer since its departure, there is no shortage of supernatural tomfoolery happening, be it vampires, demons, or giant tentacle monsters. The thing that makes it feel truly special, however, is its fantastic sense of humor and wit that is so often deployed perfectly by Scorfano, but also the interpersonal connections that the show really gets to revel in its third season.

Most recently, the series suffered a traumatic major death that we can only hope will pay great dividends in the way it affects the entire cast.

If Wynonna Earp is the Buffy successor, then Killjoys is most certainly that for Firefly.

Starring Ant-Man and the Wasp breakout Hannah John-Kamen as Dutch, the leader of a team of intergalactic bounty hunters that have gotten sucked into a much larger conflict. On her team is resident nerd and man who once tried to steal her ship John Jacobis (Aaron Ashmore) and his brother D’avin.

Killjoys has a nice sci-fi energy to it, especially as it’s gotten into later seasons and really dug into the mythology of Dutch’s backstory as a royal assassin.

It’ll be fun to see how the series ends now that there are two seasons left that will attempt to close the alien invasion that has been happening over the last couple of seasons on the show.

The major draw of the series, and by far its greatest asset, is Hannah John-Kamen and her performance as Dutch. She’s funny, she can make you cry, and can convincingly beat the snot out of people on a dime and she makes it all work.

Wynonna Earp and Killjoys are both excellent genre series that are worth checking out if you haven’t already, especially before the latter leaves for good.

Wynonna Earp and Killjoys air Fridays on Syfy. What do you think of these series? Are you intrigued? Are you fans already? Let us know in the comments below!