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How to Design Your Outdoor Oasis

To most people, summer vacation can mean traveling, sleeping in, beach-filled days, campfires and patio season. To others, summer vacation is the perfect time to hole up at home and binge new shows. If you’re more of the “staycation” type, the addition of an outdoor TV to a patio, like one of Séura’s Shade Series or Ultra Bright TVs, can do wonders to maximize your home’s living space. Here are a few ideas to help you design your own backyard oasis.

  1. Adding a structure, like a pergola or a gazebo, can be a more affordable way to expand your outdoor living space.
  2. Improve your own personal outdoor oasis by adding ample seating, a durable rug and a lot of comfy cushions to give you the perfect place to relax and unwind.
  3. Think about incorporating potted plants or grasses to complement the technology and add a natural touch.
  4. Make your Séura Outdoor TV the centerpiece of your outdoor entertaining area so that you can enjoy the great outdoors, with all the comforts of your home.


The Perfect TV for Your Oasis

Séura’s are engineered to outperform other options as the biggest, brightest, best-looking and best-sounding Outdoor TVs in the industry. They are designed to deliver best-in-class outdoor entertainment experiences for any outdoor location — whether it be shaded or sun-filled. 

If your TV will be under a structure, like a pergola, gazebo or pavilion, you’ll want to select a Séura TV made for the shade. This Outdoor TV is simply the best option for shaded areas because they’re equipped with High Dynamic Range and provide high contrast between bright and dark colors for the best outdoor picture.

If your outdoor space is in full sun for the majority of the day, consider the Séura Ultra Bright TV. Patent-pending Adaptive Picture Technology continuously adjusts multiple picture settings beyond brightness to present optimal video quality in changing lighting conditions throughout the day.

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What to Watch on Your New TV

If you’ve already finished the new season of “Stranger Things,” on Netflix, here’s a list of recommendations to fill your summer nights (or days) with!

If you’re in need of a laugh:


“Pen15” (Hulu) Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine revert to their 13-year-old selves in the nothing-is-off-limits web series that now streams on Hulu. Set in the year 2000, the two 31-year-old comics play their middle school selves in a sea of real pre-teens as they relive the anxieties of first “heartbreaks” and growing up.

“Documentary Now!” (Netflix) SNL alumni Bill Hader and Fred Armisen parody famous documentaries from “The Thin Blue Line” to “Wild Wild Country,” perfectly nailing the style and proving to be extremely entertaining. You might even be inspired to binge the works the parodies are based on.

When you want some drama:

‘Love Island’ TV Show, Series 4, Episode 57, The Final, Majorca, Spain – 30 Jul 2018“Love Island” (Hulu) Caroline Flack hosts the show with the cast of hot young singles who have come looking for a summer of love and romance. The winning couple leaves with a cash prize.

“Project Runway” (Hulu) The designers get to work with an all-new runway and in a workroom furnished with sewing and embroidery machines, a new glam room for the models. The designers partake in challenges such as flash sales, fast fashion, Instagram, a special Elton John-inspired challenge, and so many more. The designers gain unparalleled and valuable experience as they are guided by judges and special guests.

Something more serious:


“Chernobyl” (HBO) HBO’s compelling five-part miniseries tells the horrifying story of the nuclear explosion that rocked the Soviet Union in April 1986 and paved the way for the disintegration of the Communist state. Jared Harris, Emma Watson, and Stellan Skarsgard deliver sharp performances as those who were among the few to realize the depth of the damage and the level of rot that had set in among leaders who were woefully unprepared for a nuclear disaster.

“When They See Us” (Netflix) The Ava Duvernay-directed series spans a quarter of a century, from when the teens are first questioned about the incident in the spring of 1989, going through their exoneration in 2002 and ultimately the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014. The cast is full of Emmy nominees and winners, including Michael K. Williams, John Leguizamo, Felicity Huffman, and Blair Underwood. Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Ava DuVernay co-wrote and directed the four episodes.

If you want a little weird:

Russian Doll“Russian Doll” (Netflix) Emmy-nominated actress Natasha Lyonne stars in this comedy-drama series as Nadia, a young woman who is on a journey to be the guest of honor at a party in New York City. But she gets caught in a mysterious loop as she repeatedly attends the same event and dies at the end of the night each time – only to awaken the next day unharmed as if nothing had happened. In addition to starring, Lyonne co-created the show with “Saturday Night Live” alum Amy Poehler and serves as a writer and director for the Netflix original series.

“Twin Peaks: The Return” (Showtime) In the 1990s, residents of quaint northwestern town Twin Peaks were stunned by the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer. Now 25 years later, Special Agent Dale Cooper, who investigated the student’s death, heads out on an odyssey that returns him to the Washington town.

Now that you have your watch list and your outdoor entertaining oasis is designed, you can sit back, relax and stream on!