Take a look at our list of the best TV shows to hit our screens in 2022.
The year of our lord 2022 has been a great year of TV. We’re finally over the slump that Covid left behind and production is underway. And the fruits of that labor are already clear to see. There has been a great range of series hitting our TV screens in the past 6 months, and long may it stay. Take a look at our list of the best TV shows to hit our screens in 2022.
The Boys are back in town and boy, haven’t we missed them. A meme pointed out that the show that parodies superhero movies with the most cutting themes, no less, has ironically become the best superhero show. Especially in a day of phase four Marvel moments of “Meh” getting churned out as though from a sweatshop, The Boys become a breath of fresh air.
This time around, the Congresswoman Victoria Neuman has been revealed as a secret super, there is the addition of Supernatural’s Jensen Ackles joins the cast as Soldier Boy, no doubt an innocent soul, and of course Hughie (the real innocent soul in this messed up world) continues his Billy Joel obsession.
Is it about hope, love, and the American way? No. It’s about capitalism, societal horrors and some body gore thrown in. What more can we say without a trigger warning? Warning: not for the faint of heart.
Queer as Folk
The hugely successful brainchild of Russell T. Davies has not only made it across the pond but has now merited its second reboot.
The show was known for its more frank and realistic depiction of queer culture, especially for its time, and is still notable today for its narrative about queer people that doesn’t entirely focus on the AIDs crisis. Instead, characters dance, are loving, are promiscuous, whatever their characteristics dictate, not their sexuality.
The late 90’s setting of London is gone, to make way for a 2020’s cast with diversity in mind and 2020 New Orleans problems to tackle. Less, what flare jeans to go with and more what mobile casino to tap into?
The final season of Peaky Blinders is here, somewhat marred by the tragic loss of the most badass woman in Birmingham, Helen McCrory. She has been honored in the season opening, but she leaves a Polly-shaped hole that Ava steps up to fill.
The Brummie gang return to fry bigger fish than opposing gang members. The issues turn internal as the ever-charismatic Tommy Shelby deals with a grief-stricken Michael, who blames him for Polly’s loss, as well as his own impending death, not by gun, but by simple illness. All the while, Oswald Mosley hovers, spreading his fascist regime.
Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey
If you’ve ever heard of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or FLDS, well, you might need some therapy. This little-known offshoot of Mormonism has a story that will chill you to your core. Detailed by a Netflix documentary, the polygamous church, made up of a few husbands and sometimes 70-odd wives, is a tale of greed. Over 70 wives wasn’t enough for some men. They had to be young, they had to be devoted, they had to be used.
This Netflix documentary interviews some of the survivors of what ended up being a cult, detailing its pure origins that were turned sinister when the newest president, Warren Jeffs, took over, and his subsequent cross-country run from the law when hundreds of children and wives were “freed” from his cult.