2022 has been a great year for films and content. However, the TV shows that have come out this year have left us with a chaotic mixture of emotions. Each was better, more impactful, and more insightful than the other.
If you’re looking to watch or rewatch the best TV series that have come out this year, you’ve arrived at the right place. Here’s a complete list of the top 7 best TV series of 2022.
1. The Boys
The Boys Season 3 took the story of supes and anti-heroes to a new level. You know what I'm talking about if you’ve been following the show. In case you haven’t, let me cue you in. What if your favorite superheroes were actually supervillains controlled and managed by a corporate company? That is the plot of The Boys.
Season 3 brought new layers to characters such as Homelander and Billy Butcher. In fact, we even learned more about their past than in the previous seasons. Hopefully, the next season will be edgier, grittier, and more mind-boggling.
2. After Life
After Life is one of the most insightful shows I have watched in a while. The story of a middle-aged man going through depression after losing his wife to cancer is brilliantly told. In addition, social constructs such as faith, love, companionship, and more have been depicted in a nuanced and wholesome fashion.
Season 3 came out early this year, and sadly it was the final one. However, a show should end on a high note than be stretched too thin for plot and narrative. So, catch this mini-series over a weekend if you haven’t already. But keep some tissues ready by your side.
Barry’s third season transformed the complete tone of the show. What was just dark humor is now blended with existential crises, depression, trauma, and more. The fascinating part about all this is that Barry finds humor even in these situations.
Bill Hader as the assassin/actor or actor/assassin, is delving into some deeper and darker parts of his character. In contrast with Sally's, his current point in the arc is truly a masterstroke. Season 4 might be the last one, and I can’t wait to find out how it all ends.
If there’s any show that has done superhero satire well besides The Boys, it’s Peacemaker. James Gunn took such a peculiar character and created an even more peculiar show around him. As the awkward superhero going through an existential crisis, John Cena is as funny as he gets.
While the story seemed trivial and the action sequences rushed and unauthentic, the overall show was a delight. It makes up for an entertaining watch and acts as a palette cleanser if you’ve watched too many intense shows or films.
Severance is one of the few shows that came out this year that threw us off-guard. However, every episode was a revelation that took us deeper into the world being built.
It was one of the very few shows where we had no clue what was happening but still were captivated by the events. Unfortunately, season 1’s ending left us with more questions than answers, and I’m glad the show has been renewed for a second season.
6. Black Bird
Black Bird is a mini-series based on a true story. The true-crime genre show is slightly different from your usual content about serial killers and murderers. Instead, it is about a drug dealer trying to get a confession from a fellow prisoner in exchange for freedom.
The fellow prisoner is said to have sexually assaulted and killed over 15 teenage girls, but the police can’t connect him directly to those cases. As a result, they rope in a drug dealer and offer him the deal.
It is an intriguing show that is very well made. The fact that it is based on a true story will send chills down your spine. But it is all worth it.
7. Tokyo Vice
Tokyo Vice is the most underrated show to have come out this year. Even this show is based on a true story about an American journalist working in Japan. How he comes across the Yakuza and unravels their story is the tale of the show.
Season 1 ended on a jaw-dropping cliffhanger, and the show is returning with season 2. So, if you haven’t watched this crime drama, you should right away and gear up for what’s to come.
These are the top 7 best TV shows to have come out in 2022. Besides these, there are others such as Better Call Saul, Stranger Things, The Bear, and WeCrashed.