10 Best TV Shows of 2022 (2023)

Earlier this week, after the shitStaffelfinale of The White Lotus— which is, yes, definitely on this list — Esquire editors came together to pick the 10 best TV shows of the year. You have to know: It wasn't easy. 2022 was the yearOzarkmade its big return to Netflix, Amazon gave us an enchanting look into the lives of three young adults on the autism spectrum, and ABC (Y, A-B-C, the network) turned outbest comedy of the year. Apple TV+ also made its way into the streaming game with two of the biggest hits of the year,PachinkoYseverance pay. But not all of them made it to our final cut. This is show business.

Without further ado, folks, here are Esquire's 10 Best TV Shows of 2022.


Interview with the Vampire

almost three decades latercreative failure with Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise, 2022 finally brought theInterview with the VampireHeana ricewin followers. Opulent, graphic, and unabashedly erotic, Rolin Jones's adaptation tells the familiar story of two undead lovers caught up in a dark romance, with some clever updates (which is why most of the story isn't set in colonial New Orleans in New Orleans). 1791, but rather in 1910). In this roaring city, Louis is not a white Creole landowner, as Rice tells us, but a black businessman who runs a saloon in the red-light district, where he struggles with his sexuality and faces countless racist brutalities. "Let yourself be seduced by the story as I was seduced," advises Louis. He's as good as a thesis statement forInterview with the Vampirelike everyone else.

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Who knew that one of the most attended shows of all time would become one of the biggest hits of 2022?Bear, FX's cutting edge restaurant drama, has a way of defying expectations. This is the story of Carmy, a James Beard Award-winning chef who returns to Chicago to save the family sandwich shop after his brother's suicide. Raw and frenetic, it's a gripping story of family, trauma, and addiction not to be missed.

Read our interview with creator Christopher StorerHere.

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What we do in the shadows

After four seasons, most sitcoms are at risk of treading new ground, butWhat we do in the shadowsit is still full of surprises. In the scathing new season of FX's supernatural mockumentary, the ever-popular vampires of Staten Island unite around three crazy plans: Nadja's mission to open a vampire nightclub (Bloodblaster!), Laszlo's journey as baby's beleaguered father Colin Robinson and Nandor's journey. determination to find his thirty-eighth wife. It's all as bold and raunchy as ever, but season four also had some real narrative changes: Guillermo came out, fatherhood changed Laszlo profoundly, and, in a very special parody episode, HGTV took over the show. warm your heartoDo you fancy a golden bathroom? Get a program that can do both.

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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

In a year filled with serious science fiction,strange new worldsstood out from the crowd for his commitment to doing good, clean and boldFunny. This return to basics to the episodic storytelling ofStar Trek: The Original Seriesset during the time of Captain Christopher Pike, who preceded Captain Kirk on boardLook for. If you're not a Trekkie, fear not: there's no learning curve here, and plenty to love for any sci-fi fan. Uplifting, heady and deliciously retro,strange new worldsis a character-driven series in which each episode combines a premium socio-cultural story with free-roaming adventure. If sheLook forfighting a deadly enemy or just trying to undo an accidental body swap, it's always worth passing onstrange new worlds.

Read our interviews with starsethan selectionYMonte AnsonHere.

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die probe

2022 was the year that Nathan Fielder cemented himself as the mad genius of this burning planet. The comedian/prankster not only won our hearts by being one of the clumsiest guys on reality TV, but his genius plans have paid off as well. His latest crazy idea, an acting school that practices following strangers and imitating them using what he calls "The Fielder Method," was balanced.used in a different form by Christian BaleAmsterdam. Transmit these skills to people.die probe, Nathan helps real people go through stressful conversations or experiences in elaborate role-play scenarios that keep track of every word and potential detail in the ensemble. However, despite all this planning, Nathan quickly comes to the conclusion that nothing goes as planned, especially when he is directly involved in the process.

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We own this town

This year, David Simon returned to HBO with his biggest muse in tow: Baltimore. Unfortunately, the source material hasn't improved much since his masterpiece,The wire. But the result is a powerhouse of a limited series chronicling the Baltimore Police Department's disastrous Weapons Trace Task Force. Riddled with corruption and scruples, he's the perfect fodder for one of Simon's character studies in Baltimore. Jon Bernthal, Jamie Hector and Josh Charles star in a series of episodes that dived straight into the Simon canon of greatness.

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the white lotus

I can promise you: there is no reality here, because I will repeat the moment when a certain someone tried to jump from a certain place and died that way.I'm still very confused about thisuntil well into 2023. The first season ofthe white lotusit was certainly a brilliant impalement of the rich in the age of the iPhone. But the second season is something you could study, frame by frame, word by word, and notice something different every damn time. Creator Mike White's trip to Sicily explored the transactional nature of sex (and pretty much everything else) while still delivering the goods with a visit-level thriller.It's more than enough for us to do our thing.Reservations for the third season.

Read along with our interviewMiguel ImperioliHere.

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I can already hear you trolling.Another Star Wars show on Mickey Mouse+? What, it's not over yet? Is Luke Skywalker in it? I gave up on Star Wars after JJ and Rian.I hear you! Actually. yes. i sat downBoba Fett's book. ButAndor, Dievillain oneThe prequel that follows Diego Luna's Cassian Andor could end up being the best TV series on Disney+. At last,Andorsee thestar war-Verse trades cameos and canon for a very good story. Luna somehow duplicates the intensity of him.villain onein turn, showing every damn bit of his slow resistance to the Empire. And with the villains of Denise Gough and Kyle Soller, we have a lot going against the grain.star warvillain appearances. Think less of Grandpa Palpatine and more of the teacher's pet. He raised her a glass of blue milk.

Read along with our interviewKyle SollerHere.

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Apple TV+ knows a good thing when it sees it, so they took Min Jin Lee's award-winning novel and won an OscarYuh-jung Younat the forefront and created something spectacular. This multilingual series tells the emotionally epic story of an immigrant family spanning four generations and three languages. It all begins with a pregnant young woman's decision to enter into a marriage of convenience that leads her to a new beginning in Japan. Her decision to leave home reverberates through generations, and it all takes place in an ever-changing 20th century Japan, where the Zainichi (Korean immigrants and their descendants) face brutal racism and class discrimination. Delving deeply into questions of history and identity, this bittersweet story of joy, sacrifice, and heartbreak will bring tears to your eyes (not that we're speaking from experience...).

Read an interview with creator Soo Hugh and star Lee MinhoHerein Esquire, as well as aInterviewwith the star Jin Ha.

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severance pay

If there's one show that nailed the surreal vibe of 2022, it's this one.severance pay. Set in the retro-futuristic offices of Lumon Industries, where employees' work memories are separated from their personal memories of arrival and departure, the show sounds like the perfect corporate strategy, doesn't it? - The show explores the many ways we part in the middle, particularly the parts that refuse to stay in place. As the four employees of Macro-Data Refinement search for answers about exactly what they are doing, the series reveals its true colors as a conspiracy thriller about corporate secrets. Packed with bold ideas, excruciating pacing and elegant direction,severance paynever hits the wrong note. A masterclass in suspense, tone, and sweaty palms, the fast-paced finale is the best television hour of the year.

Does this ending still surprise you? Creator Dan Erickson Explains Season 1 EndingHerein Esquire. Also read a profile of Ben StillerHere.

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Adrian WestenfeldBook and fiction editorAdrienne Westenfeld is the Books and Fiction Editor at Esquire, where she oversees book coverage, edits fiction, and is a curator for the Esquire Book Club.


What is the most watched TV series of 2022? ›

According to Nielsen, a world leader in audience research, data, and analytics, the Netflix blockbuster Stranger Things became the most popular television show in the United States in 2022.

Who won best TV shows of 2022? ›

Updated (to reflect the latest scores): December 30, 2022

But as 2022 comes to a close, The Bear emerges victorious on our list of TV and streaming series that released a season that was Certified Fresh in the year.

What is the most watched Netflix series in 2022? ›

Original series
  • Stranger Things, 52 billion minutes.
  • Ozark, 31.3 billion.
  • Wednesday, 18.6 billion.
  • Cobra Kai, 16.7 billion.
  • Bridgerton (Netflix), 14 billion.
  • Virgin River (Netflix), 13.6 billion.
  • Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (Netflix), 13.4 billion.
  • Love Is Blind (Netflix), 13.1 billion.
Jan 26, 2023

What is the most trending series right now? ›

TV Series (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
  1. The Last of Us (2023– ) TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Drama. ...
  2. You (2018– ) TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Romance. ...
  3. Outer Banks (2020– ) ...
  4. 1923 (2022–2023) ...
  5. Poker Face (2023– ) ...
  6. Yellowstone (2018–2023) ...
  7. Star Trek: Picard (2020–2023) ...
  8. Carnival Row (2019–2023)

What is the #1 show in America? ›

NFL Sunday Night Football

What is the 10 most popular series on Netflix? ›

The 10 most popular TV shows on Netflix right now
  • New Amsterdam season 1 (2018) ...
  • Love Is Blind season 3 (2020) ...
  • My Lover My Killer season 2 (2021) ...
  • New Amsterdam season 4 (2018) 63 % ...
  • Physical: 100 season 1 (2023) 7.7/10. ...
  • Full Swing season 1 (2023) 8.4/10. ...
  • Perfect Match season 1 (2023) 82 % ...
  • You season 4 part 1 (2018) 72 %
6 days ago

What is the most watched thing on TV? ›

Though the Apollo 11 Moon landing is the most watched television event in American history, it is considered a news event, meaning that NBC's live telecast of Super Bowl XLIX in 2015 holds the record for the largest average viewership of any live single-network U.S. television broadcast, with 114.4 million viewers.

What is a good new TV show do you watch? ›

  • Formula 1: Drive to Survive (2019) new. 8.7/10. ...
  • You (2018) tv-ma 4 Seasons. ...
  • Lockwood & Co. ( 2023) ...
  • Bel-Air (2022) new. tv-ma 2 Seasons. ...
  • Poker Face (2023) new. tv-ma 1 Season. ...
  • Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin (2022) tv-ma 1 Season. ...
  • The Reluctant Traveler with Eugene Levy (2023) new. tv-pg 1 Season. ...
  • Hello Tomorrow! (
3 days ago

What TV show has the best ratings? ›

TV Series, Rating Count at least 100,000 (Sorted by IMDb Rating Descending)
  1. Breaking Bad (2008–2013) ...
  2. The Wire (2002–2008) ...
  3. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005–2008) ...
  4. Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story (2020) ...
  5. The Last of Us (2023– ) ...
  6. Game of Thrones (2011–2019) ...
  7. The Sopranos (1999–2007) ...
  8. Aspirants (2021– )

What TV show is considered the best of all time? ›

These are the 50 best TV shows of all time:
  • Seinfeld. ...
  • The Simpsons. ...
  • The Twilight Zone. ...
  • Mad Men. ...
  • Game of Thrones. ...
  • Breaking Bad. ...
  • The Wire. ...
  • The Sopranos.
Dec 28, 2022

What is Netflix's No 1 most watched series? ›

Stranger Things 4

What is the #1 Netflix series of all time? ›

Netflix's most watched TV shows, ranked
  • Squid Game (season 1), a Korean survival thriller -- 1.65 billion hours.
  • Stranger Things (season 4), a retro sci-fi series -- 1.35 billion hours.
  • Wednesday, a coming-of-age supernatural dark comedy -- 1.24 billion hours.
Feb 14, 2023

What's number 1 on Netflix right now? ›

The 10 most popular movies on Netflix right now
  • Trolls (2016) 55 % 6.4/10. ...
  • Sing 2 (2021) Trailer. 49 % ...
  • Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself (2009) 55 % 4.6/10. ...
  • You People (2023) 49 % 4.6/10. ...
  • Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (2022) 51 % ...
  • 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) 43 % ...
  • Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022) 56 % ...
  • 2 Guns (2013) 55 %
6 days ago

What is the biggest TV series of all time? ›

1 'The Simpsons'

What is the most watched sitcom of all time? ›

Most Watched TV Finales of All Time, Ranked
  • 8 All in the Family (40.2 Million)
  • 7 The Cosby Show (44.4 million)
  • 6 Magnum P.I. (50.7 million)
  • 5 Friends (52.5 million)
  • 4 Seinfeld (76.3 million)
  • 3 The Fugitive (78 million)
  • 2 Cheers (80.4 million)
  • 1 M*A*S*H (105 million)
Nov 26, 2022

What is the number 1 most watched show? ›

One Piece is the most-watched show in the world (according to TV Time)

What are the top 3 most watched TV shows? ›

Top 100 most watched tv shows of all time
  • Game of Thrones (2011–2019) TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama. ...
  • Stranger Things (2016–2024) ...
  • The Walking Dead (2010–2022) ...
  • 13 Reasons Why (2017–2020) ...
  • The 100 (2014–2020) ...
  • Orange Is the New Black (2013–2019) ...
  • Riverdale (2017– ) ...
  • Grey's Anatomy (2005– )

Who is the most watched person on TV? ›

American actor David Hasselhoff has the distinction of being the most-watched man on television of all time.

What shows should I binge? ›

  • Wednesday (2022-present) Image via Netflix. ...
  • Ginny & Georgia (2021-present) Image via Netflix. ...
  • Derry Girls (2018-2022) Image via Channel 4/Netflix. ...
  • Squid Game (2021-present) Image via Netflix. ...
  • Keep Breathing (2022-present) ...
  • The Umbrella Academy (2019-present) ...
  • Heartstopper (2022-present) ...
  • Bridgerton (2020-present)
Jan 23, 2023

What show has a 10 10 rating? ›

Breaking Bad is one of the most critically acclaimed TV shows ever, and it shouldn't be a surprise that one of its episodes holds the rare distinction of being receiving a 10/10 user rating on IMDb.

What are people watching 2022? ›

The Best TV Shows Of 2022
  • The Best TV Shows Of 2022. 1 of 20. The Responder. ...
  • 2 of 20. The Old Man. Streaming on: Disney+ ...
  • 3 of 20. Slow Horses Seasons 1 & 2. Streaming on: Apple TV+ ...
  • 4 of 20. The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power. ...
  • 5 of 20. We Own This City. ...
  • 6 of 20. Big Boys. ...
  • 7 of 20. Sherwood. ...
  • 8 of 20. Barry Season 3.
Dec 8, 2022

Do people still watch TV in 2022? ›

Estimates suggest that in 2022 U.S. adults will spend an average of around three hours watching TV each day. This figure has generally fallen in recent years and the downward trend is forecasted to continue in the years to come.

What should I Stream right now July 2022? ›

The 25 Best New Movies to Stream in July 2022
  • The Bad Guys. universal Pictures. July 1, Peacock. ...
  • The Princess. Joey King in “The Princess” (20th Century) ...
  • Independence Day. 20th Century Studios. ...
  • Blown Away. MGM. ...
  • Speed. 20th Century Studios. ...
  • Virtuosity. Paramount Pictures. ...
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley. ...
  • Last Night in Soho. Focus Features.
Jul 29, 2022

What should I watch on Amazon Prime 2022? ›

8 great shows and movies from 2022 to stream on Amazon Prime...
  • Night Sky. Prime Video. 1.79M subscribers. ...
  • The Underground Railroad. Prime Video. 1.79M subscribers. ...
  • The Electrical Life of Louis Wain. Prime Video. ...
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Prime Video. ...
  • A League of Their Own. Prime Video. ...
  • Reacher. Prime Video.
Dec 28, 2022

What is the number 1 series 2022? ›

The Upside Down took the No. 1 position on Nielsen's 2022 streaming chart: Netflix's blockbuster “Stranger Things,” led by the release of the fourth season, was the most-streamed TV show — and overall program — in the U.S. last year.

What is the number 1 best Netflix series? ›

Global Top 10
#TV (English)Hours viewed
1You: Season 464,060,000
2Perfect Match: Season 124,650,000
3You: Season 122,400,000
4Red Rose: Season 121,270,000
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What age group still watches the most TV? ›

The group with the lowest percentage of people watching TV per day is 15 to 19 year olds with 72.6 percent.
Which subpopulations are most likely to watch TV?
CharacteristicIn percent
15–19 years72.6
20–24 years74.1
25–34 years73.8
35–44 years74.8
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Sep 28, 2018

Are smart TVs going away? ›

Just like smartphones and computers, smart TVs eventually become obsolete because they can't run the apps you like. That's what's happening to some older models of Samsung and Vizio TVs, which won't support the Netflix app starting on December 2, 2019.

How long will TV last? ›

The industry standard for LED lifespan is 100,000 hours, or about 10 years, and most people assume that's how long their display will last.

What's new on TV June 2022? ›

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  • “Irma Vep” Stream on HBO Max on June 6. ...
  • “Ms. Marvel” ...
  • “Queer as Folk” Stream on Peacock on June 9. ...
  • “Peaky Blinders” Stream on Netflix on June 10. ...
  • “For All Mankind” Stream on Apple TV+ on June 10. ...
  • “Becoming Elizabeth”
Jun 1, 2022

What's on HBO Max June 2022? ›

HBO Max: What's Coming and Going in June 2022
  • What's coming to HBO Max in June 2022:
  • June 3. On My Way with Irina Rimes. ...
  • June 6. Doctor Who, Season 13. ...
  • June 8. The Janes, Documentary Premiere.
  • June 9. Amsterdam, Max original Season 1 premiere. ...
  • June 10. The Card Counter. ...
  • June 15. La Unidad, Season 2.
  • June 16.
May 23, 2022

What's good on Netflix July 2022? ›

July 29: Top 10 Shows on Netflix
  • Virgin River.
  • Keep Breathing.
  • Stranger Things.
  • The Most Hated Man on the Internet.
  • Car Masters: Rust to Riches.
  • Alone.
  • Extraordinary Attorney Woo.
  • Resident Evil.
Jul 29, 2022

What is the 10 most popular series on Amazon Prime? ›

The best shows on Amazon Prime right now (February 2023)
  • The Peripheral (2022) 57 % ...
  • The Grand Tour (2016) 8.7/10. ...
  • Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls (2022) 4.9/10. tv-ma 1 Season. ...
  • Mr. Robot (2015) 80 % ...
  • House (2004) 75 % 8.7/10. ...
  • Downton Abbey (2010) 80 % 8.7/10. ...
  • Bosch. 73 % 8.4/10. ...
  • The Kids in the Hall (2022) 82 % 8.5/10.
3 days ago

Are there any good series on Amazon Prime? ›

Other top titles include Fleabag, The Wilds, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, Homecoming, Good Omens, The Expanse, and more. For this guide, we set out to list Amazon Prime's best TV shows to binge-watch, now from all of those titles the service (and sister streaming service IMDbTV) has released since 2013.

What is the most watched show on Amazon Prime? ›

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
  • The Boys.
  • Reacher.
  • The Terminal List.
  • The Peripheral.
  • The Wheel of Time.
  • Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan.
  • The Summer I Turned Pretty.


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