It’s hard to believe that the summer is almost over already, but it unfortunately is, and that means it’s time for another round of TV shows that you need to watch. These ten shows are handpicked by me to give you the best, most well rounded viewing experience for the rest of your 2022 (or at least through early October). Let me know in the comments what you’re watching!
Release Date: July 29th
Platform: Amazon Prime
This TV show is based on a comic book that came out a few years ago, and I haven’t heard much about it until creating this list, but it sounds engaging and worth the watch. Ali Wong is in the cast, and she’s always pleasantly funny and great to watch, so I’m sure it will be a good show.
Never Have I Ever (Season 3)
Release Date: August 12th
I binge watched the entire first season of this show in one day when it first came out, but unfortunately I didn’t keep the same momentum for season 2. Maitreyi Ramakrishnan is amazing as the lead, Devi, and I love how the whole manages to be hold true to some of the quintessential realities of the high school experience. I have high hopes for this show now going into its third season.
Release Date: August 19th
Platform: Apple TV
This show looks so good!? I TRAGICALLY do not pay for Apple TV, since it’s the one streaming service that’s incredible hard to share passwords for, but it is right up my ally. The first season of this dark comedy, coming out August 19th, is about a pair of sisters in the wake of their family’s death. Dark comedies (such as Dead to Me) are my favorite genre of show, and I’ll be eagerly awaiting the reviews of this one to see if it’s worth paying for a month of Apple TV in order to watch.
House of the Dragon
Release Date: August 21st
Disappointed by who currently holds the Iron Throne? House of Dragon promises to take you back to the beginning with this new prequel to the Game of Thrones series. I read all of George RR Martin’s books (winds of winter wya) but failed to ever get into the TV show. Most of the world, I know, was the opposite. I’m hoping that the network rights the wrongs of the final season of GoT, and provides viewers with the experience they remember from the first few seasons of the original.
Release Date: August 25th
This is a mini series rather than a TV show, but in my personal opinion it still counts (let me know in the comments if you disagree). Mike follows the life of Mike Tyson and is, based on the articles I read while researching for this post, purportedly controversial. It’s by the creators of I, Tonya, a movie about another controversial athlete in history, so I trust that this will be well handled and crafted with the appropriate care. If you’re a boxing fan, this is going to be a must watch.
The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family
Release Date: August 28th
I have absolutely no clue how to watch PBS. I don’t think I have since the “no child left behind” days of my youth. Still, I absolutely under no circumstances could leave out a show about THE BOLEYNS, my favorite family from my favorite era of history. The title is truly delightful and I look forward to doing the work it takes to see this show on my
television laptop screen.
The Handmaids Tale (Season 5)
Release Date: September 14th
This is yet another series where I read the book, but haven’t engaged in the TV series. I’m curious whether the show will have an increase in views, or suffer due to the fact that our real life reproductive rights are suffering in an eerily similar way. At this point, it seems like this show is going to keep going until it hits the sequel timeline, which would be bizarre but I truly don’t understand what story they’re telling at this point. Good for the fans of the show, though, I suppose.
Abbott Elementary (Season 2)
Release Date: September 21st
Have I seen this show? No. Has it taken over every ounce of my Twitter feed? yes. Abbott Elementary is an ABC sitcom that is said to be one of the best in a long while, with ratings beating that of Modern Family and Blackish. If I were still living at home where we try to find family appropriate dinner shows, I’m sure I’d be in love with this show like everyone else, but since I’m living alone I haven’t gotten around to it. If you want a good 30 minute sitcom, this one seems like the one for you.
Bachelor in Paradise (Season 8)
Release Date: October 3rd
I would be remiss if I didn’t talk about everyone’s second favorite reality dating universe, The Bachelor. Bachelor in Paradise didn’t air this summer because The Bachelorette took its place, but it’ll be back this fall with dozens of hot singles looking for fame, and maybe even love. I have a lukewarm take article in the works about the inherent misogyny of the current bachelor season (it’s been 1 episode), which isn’t the first time I’ve felt this way. Still, despite the fact that this show is the worst, I tune in every week.
Daisy Jones and the Six
Release Date: Unknown
Platform: Amazon Prime
I’ve been told that Daisy Jones and the Six, a limited series based off of the book of the same name by Taylor Jenkins Reid, is going to be coming out at some point in 2022, although the true release date has yet to be announced. It’s a little confusing to me because Daisy Jones would have made a great movie and Seven Husbands would have made a great limited series, and yet this has been reversed, but I will support no matter what because I am a diehard fan of the TJR universe.