This year was a great year for television. Although we didn’t have enough time to watch everything, we did pick our favorite TV shows of 2022.
Specifically, we missed out on House of Dragon, The White Lotus, Barry, Wednesday, and Stranger Things which all had a chance to be on this list if we had the time. This was similar on our movies of 2022 list, not enough time…we will catch up in 2023.
As a pop culture and comic book website we tend to lean towards the television shows in that genre, as you will tell by our list of favorite TV shows.
10. Special Presentations
While technically can be classified as TV movies, we put them on the TV show side. Also, we had two Marvel Studios’ Special Presentations in 2022 which included Werewolf By Night and The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, both turned out great!
Werewolf by Night
Follows a lycanthrope superhero who fights evil using the abilities given to him by a curse brought on by his bloodline.
Rotten Tomatoes: 90% critics / 90% audience
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
Star-Lord, Drax, Rocket, Mantis, and Groot engage in some spirited shenanigans.
Rotten Tomatoes: 93% critics / 80% audience
9. Ms. Marvel (Season 1)
Kamala is a superhero fan with an imagination, particularly when it comes to Captain Marvel; Kamala feels like she doesn’t fit in at school and sometimes even at home, that is until she gets superpowers like the heroes she’s looked up to.
Rotten Tomatoes: 98% critics / 80% audience
8. Station Eleven (Miniseries)
A post-apocalyptic saga spanning multiple timelines, this limited drama series tells the stories of survivors of a devastating flu as they attempt to rebuild and reimagine the world anew while holding on to the best of what’s been lost.
This is actually the second show on this list that features Gael García Bernal who starred as Arthur Leander in Station Eleven and Jack Russell / Werewolf by Night in Werewolf By Night. Additionally, the series overlapped 2021 and 2022.
Rotten Tomatoes: 98% critics / 74% audience
7. Andor (Season 1)
Prequel series to Star Wars’ ‘Rogue One’. In an era filled with danger, deception and intrigue, Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a Rebel hero.
Rotten Tomatoes: 96% critics / 85% audience
6. Peacemaker (Season 1)
After recovering from the injuries he suffered during the events of The Suicide Squad, Christopher Smith / Peacemaker is forced to join the mysterious A.R.G.U.S. black ops squad “Project Butterfly”. They are on a mission to identify and eliminate parasitic butterfly-like creatures who have taken over human bodies around the world.
Rotten Tomatoes: 94% critics / 89% audience
5. Moon Knight (Season 1)
Marc Spector, a mercenary who has dissociative identity disorder (DID), is drawn into a deadly mystery involving Egyptian gods with his multiple alters, such as Steven Grant.
Rotten Tomatoes: 86% critics / 89% audience
4. Better Call Saul (Season 6)
He wasn’t always Saul Goodman, ace attorney for chemist-turned-meth dealer Walter White.
Six years before he begins to represent Albuquerque’s most notorious criminal, Goodman is Jimmy McGill, a small-time attorney hustling to make a name for himself. He’s a forceful champion for his low-income clients, an underdog whose morals and ambitions often clash. Jimmy works with private eye Mike Ehrmantraut, a former Philadelphia cop and recent transplant to the Southwest. Mike has a specialized skill set — he’s a “fixer” of sticky situations — that Jimmy soon learns to appreciate.
Rotten Tomatoes: 99% critics / 93% audience
3. Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (Season 1)
The series is about the life of Jeffrey Dahmer, and how he became one of the most notorious serial killers in America. His murders were executed in Bath Township, Ohio, West Allis, Wisconsin, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin between 1978 and 1991. The series dramatizes instances where Dahmer was nearly apprehended until his ultimate conviction and death. It also explores how police incompetence and apathy contributed to enabling his crimes.
Rotten Tomatoes: 57% critics / 83% audience
2. Only Murders In The Building (Season 2)
Three strangers share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one. When a grisly death occurs inside their exclusive Upper West Side apartment building, the trio suspects murder and employs their precise knowledge of true crime to investigate the truth. Perhaps even more explosive are the lies they tell one another. Soon, the endangered trio comes to realize a killer might be living among them as they race to decipher the mounting clues before it’s too late.
Rotten Tomatoes: 98% critics / 89% audience
1. Severance (Season 1)
Mark leads a team of office workers whose memories have been surgically divided between their work and personal lives; when a mysterious colleague appears outside of work, it begins a journey to discover the truth about their jobs.
Rotten Tomatoes: 97% critics / 82% audience