I am more of a movie than a TV guy, but this year I watched more TV than ever before. I watched so many great shows that I struggled when I decided to narrow my list down to ten. However, I did my best to share my top ten TV shows of 2022 below.
With the sheer number of streaming platforms releasing TV series every week, we can consume many quality and diverse stories. It’s opened the door to new writers, directors, and actors, showing that the guard changing isn’t happening any time soon. I haven’t decided whether I prefer the all-at-once or the weekly drops, but both have benefited me this year.
Best TV Shows of 2022
Honorable Mentions: We Own the City, Sex Lives of College Girls season 2, Loot, Pachinko, and Riches
10. Emily in Paris Season 3 – (Netflix)
A young American woman from the Midwest is hired by a marketing firm in Paris to provide them with an American perspective on things.
9. The Offer – (Paramount+)
Oscar-winning producer Albert S. Ruddy’s never-before-revealed experiences of making The Godfather (1972).
8. Partner Track – (Netflix)
Centers on Ingrid Yun, an idealistic young lawyer, struggles with her moral compass and her passions as she fights to climb the partner track at an elite New York City law firm.
7. The Afterparty – (Apple TV+)
When a high school reunion’s afterparty ends in a death, everyone is a suspect. A detective grills the former classmates one by one, uncovering potential motives as each tells their version of the story – culminating in the shocking truth.
6. Surface – (Apple TV+)
A woman’s quest to rebuild her life after a suicide attempt, and her struggle to understand all the things that led up to that moment.
5. Black Bird – (Apple TV+)
Jimmy Keene is sentenced to 10 years in a minimum security prison but he cuts a deal with the FBI to befriend a suspected serial killer. Keene has to elicit a confession from Larry Hall to find the bodies of as many as eighteen women.
4. Ozark Season 4 – (Netflix)
A financial advisor drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder money to appease a drug boss.
3. Five Days at Memorial – (Apple TV+)
Doctors and nurses at the intensive care unit of a New Orleans hospital struggle with treating patients during Hurricane Katrina when the facility is without power for 5 days.
2. Acapulco Season 2 – (Apple TV+)
A young Mexican man’s dream comes true when he gets the job of a lifetime at the hottest resort in Acapulco. But he soon realizes the job is far more complicated than he ever imagined.
1b. The Bear (FX/Hulu)
A young chef from the fine dining world returns to Chicago to run his family’s sandwich shop.
1a. Fleishman Is in Trouble (FX/Hulu)
Toby Fleishman knew what to expect when he and his wife of almost 15 years separated: weekends and every other holiday with the kids, some residual bitterness, the occasional moment of tension in their co-parenting negotiations.
All synopsis provided by IMDb.