Jordan Gavaris is the big queer heart of The Lake, the rightful show of the summer

There are few current TV shows better suited for summer viewing than The Lake. Bitchy, hilarious, smart and self-aware, the Canadian-made (and set!) Prime Video series provides the kind of escapism you want from a midsummer night's binge — particularly if you like your escapism queer.

Because one of the many things so delightful about The Lake is how boldly it presents a world devoid of heteronormativity. All of its characters seem to at least be a little gay, if not a lot. And the latter is most certainly the case when it comes to the show's protagonist, Jordan Gavaris' Justin.