Top 10 TV Shows of 2022
From bingeable comedies, to edge-of-your-seat thrillers to heartwarming dramas, we have it all sorted for you. Libas Now lists the best TV shows of 2022 that you should definitely not miss out on!
- The Dropout: This show tells the fascinating and unusual story of Elizabeth Holmes, a young entrepreneur who founded a $9 billion company that sold a product that did not exist. The Hulu show is even more relevant today than when it first launched; just last month, Elizabeth Holmes faced arrest. For those interested in the fascinating world of multi-billion dollar scams, 2022 has been an interesting year, and this show will give an interesting look into the inner workings of how such large-scale scams worked for so long. Amanda Seyfried in the titular role delivers a performance of a lifetime, at times mimicking the former entrepreneur’s mannerisms so well, you forget you are not watching Holmes herself.
- Wednesday: Released on Netflix, Wednesday is Hollywood’s latest iteration of the classic Addams Family tale. Perhaps no director was a better fit for this story than Tim Burton, whose own original style already matches so closely with the aesthetic of the gothic family. This time, the focus is on Wednesday Addams, and her growing into her teenage years as a social pariah, something that so many can relate to. The show stars Jenna Ortega in her first big role. She is able to beautifully capture the essence of Wednesday, with not just her dialogue, but also her body language and now-viral dance moves. Colleen Atwood’s costume design blends together the original Addams family designs with Tim Burton’s style seamlessly to give the show and characters a unique and memorable look.
- 1899: This multilingual period drama was released on Netflix for mystery fans. The show stars Andreas Pietschmann and is expected to be renewed for more seasons. The gripping story keeps viewers at the edge of their seats, as it masterfully navigates through many twists and turns.
- Dahmer: This show retells the story of the famed serial killer and cannibal, Jeffrey Dahmer while feeding the true-crime fanatic in us all. The show takes a unique approach, telling the story from the point of view of Dahmer’s victims. From the acclaimed horror director Ryan Murphy, who brought us gems such as Scream Queens and American Horror Story, this is a must-watch for those who can stomach the gore.
- Ms Marvel: Directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, this Disney+ show brings forth the stories of Pakistan’s origin to the general Western audiences for the first time. The show manages to stay lighthearted through heavy subjects and remains respectful of Pakistani culture. The show also marks the debut of Pakistani-Canadian actress, Iman Vellani, as well as Fawad Khan, Nimra Bucha and Mehwish Hayat’s Hollywood debut.
- Andor: Disney+ launched its latest Star Wars spin-off this September. Following the success of the Mandalorian, Disney has continued to garner praise over its numerous extensions to the beloved franchise. The story returns to the story of the original Star Wars and acts as a prequel to the Rebellion. Fan favourite Diego Luna returns to the screen as Cassian Andor in this show that is not one to miss for Star Wars fans.
- George and Tammy: John Hillcoat’s George and Tammy covers the real-life scandal of Tammy Wynette and George Jones, with Micheal Shannon and Jessica Chastain delivering excellent performances as the leading couple. The two leading stars share good chemistry and give insight into what individuals go through when caught in a scandal.
- Our Flag Means Death: Taika Watiti brings us another fun, campy show with Netflix’s Our Flag Means Death. Watiti himself takes the leading role, alongside co-star Rhys Darby. The show’s costume designer, Christine Wada, brings the 18th-century setting to life with her own unique flair. Like most of Watiti’s projects, this is an easily binge-worthy and a wholesome show to enjoy.
- The Sandman: Not only is Neil Gaiman one of the best living writers, but he is also an amazing director. Gaiman often directs adaptations of his own work, which allows these adaptations to stay true to the source material. This semi-anthology Netflix series stars excellent performances from Tom Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie and Jenna Coleman. Fans of Neil Gaiman cannot miss this!
- House of Dragon: This Game of Thrones prequel series was one of the most-anticipated shows this year. It is reminiscent of the finely crafted early seasons of the show. Available on HBO Max, the show is a perfect watch for fans of the original series who are seeking to ignore the failures of the last few seasons. House of Dragon, stars Milly Alcock, Matt Smith, Emma Darcy and Olivia Cooke, and is able to fill the shoes that Game of Thrones left behind.