Happy 2022! I’ve made one of these lists for books I’ve read already, and so now I’m making my TV show list. Because of the nature of TV and also because I cannot watch 10 TV shows in a single month, I decided to make a list of all of the TV Shows premiering in the first 3 months of 2022 that I’m exceptionally excited about. These are mostly on streaming services, although there are a couple that are on regular TV. I chose all of these because I fully plan on watching them, and so you should watch them to and follow along on the blog. The following shows are listed in the order in which they premier. Here we go!
The Bachelor (ABC)
Season 26 Premiers January 3rd
The series revolves around a single bachelor who begins with a pool of romantic interests from whom he is expected to select a wife. During the course of the season, the bachelor eliminates candidates (see The elimination process) each week eventually culminating in a marriage proposal to his final selection. – Wikipedia
The new season of the Bachelor has probably already premiered by the time you’re reading this article. As you know, I am a huge fan of the entire Bachelor franchise, and so I’m excited for the next installment. Clayton was far from my first choice for the Bachelor, and there is a lot of controversy going around as to why ABC chose him. Quite honestly, I’m 100% sure that they chose him because they didn’t want another black Bachelor, and all of the better men were black. I will be watching this season and supporting the women of color on the show this season.
Season 2 Premiers January 9th
Euphoria follows a group of high school students as they navigate love and friendships in a world of drugs, sex, trauma and social media. – HBO Website
Season 2 is coming out this year, and I haven’t even gotten around to watching the first season. I’ve heard that it’s pretty intense, filled with real emotions and great acting by Hunter Schafer and Zendaya. This is a show that has been on my list for a while, but I recently got access to HBO Max, and now I’ll be able to watch it.
Sex Appeal (Hulu)
Avery Hanson White doesn’t do things she isn’t excellent at. So when her long distance boyfriend hints at wanting to take things to the next level, she sets out to master her sexuality, employing her oldest friend, Larson, as a test subject. -Hulu Press
A show about a girl who decides to “practice” her sexuality with her platonic friend is a veryyyy queer premise, and even though this show seems pretty straight, I’m excited to watch it nonetheless. The show looks fun and I’m excited to give it a try!
Somebody Somewhere (HBO)
As Sam grapples with loss and acceptance, singing is her saving grace and her comfort. -HBO
Marketed as starring a comedian, this show appears to have a dark side as the main character struggles with fitting in in her hometown. I don’t always love small town TV shows. This is definitely the show I am least excited for out of all of them, but it seemed interesting enough that I’ve added it to the list.
How I Met Your Father (Hulu)
Sophie tells her son the story of how she met his father. -Hulu
I’ve only watched a few episodes of How I Met Your Mother, but I remember all of the hype around it during its final season. Hillary Duff is an icon, and so I’m excited to see how she does carrying such a major franchise. This is one that I definitely plan on watching as soon as I can.
The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window (Netflix)
Watching the world go by from her living room window, heartbroken Anna sets her sights on a handsome new neighbor until she witnesses a gruesome murder. -Netflix
This show, starring Kristen Bell, seems so incredibly weird that I can’t wait to watch it. Bell is a phenomenal actress who brings humor to even the darkest roles, and I follow right along with her. In this show, Bell’s character witnesses a murder, and appears to spiral. That’s the type of show that I would watch anyways, so this is a double punch of good casting and a killer (pun intended) plot.
Inventing Anna (Netflix)
A journalist investigates the case of Anna Delvey, the Instagram-legendary heiress who stole the hearts and money of New York elites. -Netflix
Inventing Anna is a docuseries based on the story of Anna Delvey. She was a real life Instagram influencer who schemed her way through life, and now a journalist who investigated Delvey is making a whole series around it. I adore things like this, stories like this, and I’m counting down the days until it comes out on Netflix and I can binge the whole thing.
Love is Blind (Netflix)
Season 2 Premiers in February
The series follows 30 men and women hoping to find love. For 10 days in a speed-dating format, the men and women date each other in different “pods” –Wikipedia
The first season of Love is Blind had no idea how close it was getting to the future of dating. The show features singles who date through a wall so that they can’t see what the other one looks like. It’s only after they’re married that they finally see their significant other’s faces. I would play this in the background while doing other things, and that’s pretty much what I plan to do with season 2. It’s not interesting enough to focus on completely, but it’s perfect background noise.
During the Regency era in England, eight close-knit siblings of the powerful Bridgerton family attempt to find love. -Netflix
Bridgerton season 1 took the world by storm during the first part of the pandemic, and I could not be more excited for season 2. A show that takes place during the ages of kings and queens but still has a diverse cast is so rare to see, and Bridgerton has proven that it makes the show even better. I’m in LOVE with the love that our two main characters exhibit, and I just can’t wait to follow along in their future love story. It helps that the side characters are equally as lovable as the ones in the main cast.
The First Lady (Showtime)
The First Lady is an American television anthology drama series created by Aaron Cooley which is set to premiere on Showtime in 2022 -Wikipedia
A show about the first ladies starring both Viola Davis and Gillian Anderson? This is THE most exciting thing I’ve ever heard and I cannot cannot cannot wait for it to come out. Davis and Anderson are two of my absolute favorite actresses, and I’m so excited to hear the untold stories of all of our first ladies who have been cast to the shadows over the decades.