2022 Year in Review: Favorite TV Shows

Another year of great tv to peer pressure people into watching!

What do you mean you haven’t started BCS?

So lets goooooooo (in no real particular order) —

Favorite TV Shows of 2022:

Better Call Saul Season 6 (AMC / Netflix):

For me, there’s the final season of Better Call Saul… and everything else.
Emotionally, mentally, physically — this show destroyed me. Mayo choices, surprise cameos, phew. I even had to make a special menu for the finale.
Favorite ep: “Fun and Games”

Reservation Dogs Season 2 (Hulu):

I didn’t think anything could be better than season one, but this follow-up is close to perfect.
Favorite ep: all of them, but especially “Mabel” and “I Still Believe”

Our Flag Means Death (HBO Max):

Finally the universe delivers what we deserve: a pirate love story between Rhys Darby and Taika Waititi.
Favorite ep: “This is Happening”

Severance (Apple TV+):

Holy shit — one of the best science fiction shows to come out in years featuring Christopher Walken and John Turturro? I was yelling after every ep.
Favorite ep: “Defiant Jazz”

Peaky Blinders Season 6 (Netflix):

Still not over the loss of Helen McCroy (will we ever?!) but this final season of Peaky Blinders is just. so. good. I can’t wait for the movie (praise be).
Favorite ep: “Lock and Key”

Abbott Elementary (Hulu):

Abbott Elementary is the funniest, cleverest, and most genuine show on television and its. not. even. close.
Favorite ep: Sooooo difficult to choose but “Gifted Program” and “Step Class” — the whole season is gold.

The Big Brunch (HBO Max):

You know anything with Dan Levy will be lovely and amazing. The Big Brunch is so heartfelt and joyous that you forget its technically a competition cooking show.
Favorite ep: “Picture Perfect Brunch”

Andor (Disney+):

Rogue One is my favorite of the Star Wars franchise so I was stoked to find out the absolute dreamboat Diego Luna would have his own show this year. Such a great season.
Favorite ep: “One Way Out”

Ms. Marvel (Disney+):

Love Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan, the soundtrack, and the gorg animation. One of my favorite Marvel adaptations.
Favorite ep: “Seeing Red”

Bridgerton Season 2 (Netflix):

Is there anyone better than Jonathan Bailey (Anthony) and Simone Ashley (Kate)? Spoiler alert: there isn’t.
Favorite ep: “Victory”

The Bear (Hulu):

Love this cast so much.
Favorite ep: “Review”

Minx (HBO Max):

Jake Johnson in 1970s garb? Feminist magazine? I’m in.
Favorite ep: “Au Revoir, Le Double Dong”

Euphoria Season 2 (HBO Max):

Has anyone actually emotionally recovered from this season? That play, though, phew.
Favorite ep: “The Theater and It’s Double”

Heartstopper (Netflix):

Love this lovely adaptation of the graphic novel ❤
Favorite ep: “Boyfriend”

The Righteous Gemstones (HBO):

This show is just so ridiculous and funny. I love Judy so much.
Favorite ep: “After I Leave the Savage Wolves Will Come”

Obi Wan Kenobi (Disney+):

Ah, the return of Ewan McGregor as Obi Wan Kenobi ❤ and so special to watch the first episode with dear friends.
Favorite ep: “Part III”

Wednesday (Netlfix):

I was a little skeptical because the Addams Family films are literal perfection, but Jenna Ortega is so wonderful and the return of Christina Ricci is chef’s kiss.
Favorite ep: “Woe What a Night”

Atlanta Season 4 (Hulu):

Amazing writing, acting, and directing. A fitting final season to an iconic show that redefined tv.
Favorite ep: Hard to choose but as a Brian Tyree Henry stan it has to be “Andrew Wyeth. Alfred’s World”

For All Mankind Season 3 (Apple TV+):

Family drama on Mars. Pretentious billionaire. Tensions between countries. All in the name of “science”. This season was A LOT. My favorite of the three.
Favorite ep: “Stranger in a Strange Land”

Hacks Season 2 (HBO Max):

Just more Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder forever, please.
Favorite ep: “Retired”

Special mentions:
– Stranger Things: The new season was my least favorite of the show, but love to see a return of David Harbour and Kate Bush (although today’s youths are forgetting that the cover by Placebo in season 4. ep 1 of the OC EXISTS)
– House of the Dragon, Only Murders in the Building, and Loot — all great and highly recommend.
– As controversial as it is, Pam & Tommy. I don’t care I love Lily James and Sebastian Stan as the iconic couple.


Reading: People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present (Dara Horn)
Watching: Pamela, A Love Story (Netflix)
Listening: A Kid Named Cudi (Kid Cudi)

2 thoughts on “2022 Year in Review: Favorite TV Shows

  1. I don’t watch much TV, but I recently started “Better call Saul”, and while it started (too) slow, it’s getting better and better. What I particularly like is the casting, down to the smallest supporting roles.

    I also enjoyed “The Recruit”, a solid combination of funny and thrilling, and “The Queen’s Gambit”.


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