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Must-Stream TV: All the Best Shows You Should Be Watching From 2022 So Far

Looking for something new to watch? Our must-see list includes tense kitchen dramedies, remakes of 90s faves and true-crime thrillers.
By Sarah Ward
September 09, 2022
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By Sarah Ward
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Jamie Dornan-Starring Outback Thriller 'The Tourist' Is Your First Must-Binge Series of 2022

    'Memento' meets 'The Flight Attendant' in this six-part miniseries, which has plenty of fun with its many twists.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'Yellowjackets' Is the Absolute Best New Show of the Past Few Months — and It'll Be Back for Season Two

    Plane crashes, teen cannibals, lingering trauma — this must-watch series has it all.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Pandemic Drama 'Station Eleven' Is the Best Thing You Can Watch About Surviving an Outbreak Right Now

    Stop rewatching ‘Contagion’ and binge your way through this thoughtful HBO series instead.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sex-Tape Scandals, 90s Nostalgia and a Talking Penis: Yes, You Should Watch Disney+'s 'Pam & Tommy'

    This wild new Lily James and Sebastian Stan-starring series about Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee tells a tale you already know, but it’s also full of surprises.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Hilarious Whodunnit Series 'The Afterparty' Is Apple TV+'s New Murder-Mystery Must-See

    Starring Sam Richardson, Ben Schwartz, Ilana Glazer, Tiffany Haddish and Dave Franco, this new comedy sleuths its way through murderous a high-school reunion.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Second Season of 'Notting Hill'-Style Rom-Com 'Starstruck' Is Just As Much of a Gem As the First

    Prepare to fall head over heels for season two of Rose Matafeo’s smart, heartfelt and gloriously relatable rom-com sitcom.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Dark and Twisty New Apple TV+ Thriller Series 'Severance' Turns Office Life Into a Mind-Warping Gem

    Not so fond of the daily grind? This ace new Ben Stiller-directed, Adam Scott-starring must-see understands.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Scandal-to-Screen Miniseries 'The Dropout' Turns the Theranos Scam Into Your Next Streaming Must-See

    Another day, another scammer series — but don’t miss Amanda Seyfried as Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Feminism, Penises and 70s Porn for Women: It's All in HBO's Savvy and Breezy New Comedy 'Minx'

    A workplace comedy set inside a fledgling feminist erotica magazine, this Jake Johnson and Ophelia Lovibond-starring newcomer is a seductive must-stream.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Tony Armstrong's Doco Series About Dogs Has Hit ABC iView If You Need Something Adorable to Watch

    The national broadcaster is giving viewers what they want: more Tony Armstrong and more cute canines.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ahoy, Taika Waititi and Rhys Darby Fans: 'Our Flag Means Death' Is a Warm-Hearted Pirate Comedy Gem

    When Taika Waititi and Rhys Darby team up, great things happen — and this swashbuckling comedy is no different.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Marvel's New Oscar Isaac-Starring Series 'Moon Knight' Is the MCU's Most Intriguing Show Yet

    Here’s something we’ve all been waiting for: a new MCU show that doesn’t feel like homework.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ripped-from-the-Headlines Drama 'The Girl From Plainville' Is Your Next True-Crime Must-Watch

    Another week, another show about an IRL scandal — and Elle Fanning is fantastic in this eerie character study about “the texting suicide case”.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'Killing It' Is the Smart and Satirical New Snake-Slaying Sitcom You Didn't Know You Needed

    This savvy and funny new Craig Robinson-starring sitcom hails from one of the creators of ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ — and you can stream it all now.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A Western, an Offbeat Mystery and Eerie Sci-Fi: That's New Josh Brolin-Starring Series 'Outer Range'

    Set on a Wyoming ranch, this genre-bending thriller proves moody and intriguing — and Brolin is pitch-perfect.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Netflix's Time-Loop Gem 'Russian Doll' Gets Smarter and Weirder in Season Two — and It's a Delight

    Sweet birthday babies, Netflix’s Natasha Lyonne-starring hit is back — and just as wonderful as ever.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Queer Coming-of-Age Series 'Heartstopper' Is the Most Charming Thing You Can Binge Right Now

    Based on the webcomic-turned-graphic novel, this Netflix newcomer is a LGBTQIA+-championing must-see— and also features a supporting turn by Olivia Colman.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Pop Star Sitcom 'Girls5eva' Keeps Finding the Hits in Its Delightful and Hilarious Second Season

    Executive produced by Tina Fey, this laugh-a-minute comedy about a reunited 90s girl group is just as smart and funny the second time around.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'Hacks' Is TV's Best Current Comedy About Comedy — and It's Still Searingly Funny in Season Two

    2021's Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning hit is back with another smart and hilarious season set in the world of standup.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    If You Were Obsessed with 'Normal People', You'll Want to Binge 'Conversations with Friends' ASAP

    Based on Sally Rooney's first novel, and now streaming in full via Prime Video, this 12-part Dublin-set series boasts plenty of the same traits that made ‘Normal People’ such a hit.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'Atlanta' Season Three Is Among Donald Glover's Best-Ever Work — and You Can Stream It All Now

    Returning after a four-year break, the latest season of ‘Atlanta’ is just as phenomenal — and funny, and biting — as ever.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'Prehistoric Planet' Is As Spectacular As a David Attenborough Series About Dinosaurs Should Be

    Welcome to... an informative, David Attenborough-narrated look at dinosaurs roaming the earth, all thanks to Apple TV+.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bigger, Bloodier, Longer, Eerier: Yes, You'll Want to Binge 'Stranger Things' Season Four Right Now

    After a three-year absence, Netflix’s 80s-set sci-fi hit is back — in slasher mode, venturing out of Hawkins and proving just as addictive.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mind-Bending Multiverse Series 'Undone' Is the Best Animated Show You're Probably Not Watching

    Created by ‘BoJack Horseman’ duo Kate Purdy and Raphael Bob-Waksberg, this Prime Video animated series is unlike anything else on streaming.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Third Season of 'The Boys' Is Still a Bloody Ace (and Very Bloody) Antidote to Superhero Fatigue

    The page-to-screen caped crusader satire remains as smart, entertaining, gory and funny — and savvy — in its characteristically OTT third batch of episodes.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Disney+'s 'Ms Marvel' Loves the MCU More Than You — and It's a Whole Lot of Infectiously Joyous Fun

    Marvel’s first Muslim superhero headlines an engaging and entertaining coming-of-age streaming series — the MCU's seventh in 18 months — that’s steeped in fandom.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    HBO's Brilliant New Meta Miniseries 'Irma Vep' Is a Bold Film-to-TV Remake About a Film-to-TV Remake

    Instantly one of 2022’s best new shows, this smart and savvy eight-part film-industry satire stars Alicia Vikander as a huge Hollywood actor making a new series in France.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bill Hader's 'Barry' Is the One of Most Gripping Shows on TV — and It Just Keeps Getting Better

    Even more phenomenal than its first two seasons, the hit HBO show’s third batch of episodes is available to stream in full now.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Aerobics Comedy 'Physical' Is One of Streaming's Best 80s-Set Shows — and Rose Byrne Is Phenomenal

    Returning to Apple TV+ for a second season, this gem of a series follows an unhappy San Diego housewife who starts her own exercise empire.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Maya Rudolph-Starring Billionaire Satire 'Loot' Is Your Next Savvy Must-See Workplace Comedy

    Created by ex-‘Parks and Recreation’ writers Alan Yang and Matt Hubbard, Apple TV+’s new sitcom boasts the same mix of humour and warmth.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Calling All Armchair Sleuths: 'Only Murders in the Building' Season Two Is Another Must-See Delight

    The most entertaining and amusing murder-mystery series of 2021 is back — and it's just as wonderful the second time around.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Prequel Series 'Mystery Road: Origin' Is an Ace Addition to Australia's Best Film and TV Franchise

    Indigenous detective Jay Swan returns in this third television spinoff based on Ivan Sen’s ‘Mystery Road’ and ‘Goldstone’ — this time played by Mark Coles Smith.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'Tokyo Vice' Is the Sleek Noir Must-See That'll Help Your Crime-Thriller and Japan Travel Cravings

    Set in 1999, and boasting 'Heat' filmmaker Michael Mann behind the lens of its first episode, this neon-lit noir is supremely slick, well-made and gripping.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'The Resort' Is the New Comedy-Thriller Gem That'll Get You'll Sleuthing — and Dreaming of a Holiday

    If ‘The White Lotus’ joined forces with ‘Only Murders in the Building’, it’d look a whole lot like this entertaining series, which savvily blends mystery and comedy.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Superb Last Season of 'Better Call Saul' Is a 'Breaking Bad' Fan's Dream — and Essential Viewing

    The episode we’ve all been waiting for finally arrived — but this meticulous and twisty look at Saul Goodman’s life has always been phenomenal.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Taron Egerton-Starring True-Crime Miniseries 'Black Bird' Is Your Chilling and Riveting Next Binge

    Based on the real-life quest to keep a serial killer in prison, the entire six-episode Apple TV+ series is available to stream now.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Must-See New 'A League of Their Own' Series Gives the Beloved 90s Movie a Worthy Extra Innings

    Brought to the small screen by 'Broad City' star Abbi Jacobson, this heartfelt remake broadens its playing field, exploring race and sexuality in 1940s America.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'She-Hulk: Attorney at Law' Gives the MCU a Smashing Mix of Silly Sitcom Fun and Superhero Satire

    Disney+’s latest Marvel series takes its cues from ‘Ally McBeal’ and ‘Fleabag’, but with caped crusaders — and it has a whole lot of fun with the end result.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'House of the Dragon' Is the Exact Prequel Series That 'Game of Thrones' Fans Have Been Waiting For

    Dragons, fire, family dramas, power struggles — throw in sex, chaotic weddings and wars, too, and HBO’s new jump through House Targaryen’s history ticks all the anticipated boxes.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    HBO Docu-Comedy 'The Rehearsal' Is the Most Fascinating New Show of 2022 — and a Must-Binge

    There’s no one else on television like Nathan Fielder, and the ‘Nathan for You’ star’s latest series is gripping, funny, often unsettling and quickly addictive.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brilliant Chef Dramedy 'The Bear' Turns Kitchen Chaos Into One of 2022's Best New TV Shows

    It took a couple of months for the hit series to arrive Down Under after its US premiere, but this Jeremy Allen White-starring show was worth the wait.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Dazzling 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' Instantly Recaptures Middle-Earth's Magic

    'The Lord of the Rings' franchise looks as spectacular as a streaming series as it did in cinemas — and this prequel series glistens with adventure and discovery, too.

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