The 34 best series of 2022

We say goodbye and it no longer gives us life for so many series premieres. Some spectacular and others, well, let’s say to feed them separately. But here you already know that we are here to recommend, so today we bring you the list with the 34 best series that have premiered in 2022 so far .

A ranking, which we will update over the coming months, in which we will highlight the best television fiction that has been released throughout 2022. Only new series, which we will have time to talk about the new seasons.

The definitive list of the series of the year

Thus, we have delved into both television channels and platforms such as Netflix, HBO Max, Disney+, Filmin, Prime Video, Movistar Plus+, Apple TV+ and company to see what has made us enjoy these months and the result has been great.

From fantastic video game adaptations like ‘ Cuphead ‘ to ‘ The Peacemaker ‘, passing through concepts as original and disturbing as the one told by ‘ Separation ‘ or the fantastic x-ray of a scandal in ‘ Pam & Tommy ‘ and ‘ Who is Anna? ? ‘.

In addition, you can consult our list with the best series of 2021 —which is completed with the best comedies, the best miniseries and the best animated films and series. If you want to go further back in time, you can consult our ranking of series of the decade and the best of television in history.

And if you prefer by platform, you can consult our rankings of the highlights of television fiction in 2022 that we can see on HBO Max, on Netflix, on Disney+ and on Prime Video. And if you fancy short series: here are the best miniseries of the year. Without further delay, let’s get started!

‘The Afterparty’

Created by Christopher Miller | Cast : Tiffany Haddish, Sam Richardson, Zoe Chao, Ike Barinholtz, Ben Schwartz, Ilana Glazer, Jamie Demetriou, Dave Franco

Probably one of the most inventive comedies we’ve seen in 2022. Navigating between different genres, we find a hilarious murder investigation in a series that features magnificent regular film and television comedians.

  • Can be seen on Apple TV | Albertini Criticism


Developed by Fran Araujo | Cast : various

It promised to be a good example of apocalyptic drama and it has been. With a great team of directors and screenwriters (which has allowed us to navigate between genres), the anthology takes us on a fascinating exploration of this “off” Spain.

  • It can be seen on Movistar Plus by Randy Meeks and Mikel Zorrilla

‘Archive 81’ (Archive 81)

Developed by Rebecca Sonnenshine | Cast : Mamoudou Athie, Dina Shihabi, Evan Jongkeit, Julia Cha, Ariana Neal, Matt McGorry and Martin Donovan

Based on the eponymous podcast, we find ourselves with one of the first television horror surprises of this year with a twist on the subgenre (or format) of found footage. An absorbing story that takes us through the ins and outs of a mysterious building.

  • It can be seen on Netflix of Jorge Loser

‘The Bear’

Created by Christopher Storer | Cast : Jeremy Allen White, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, etc.

We must be grateful that the episodes of ‘The Bear’ are short because if they last longer we could collapse due to the intensity that this excellent and intelligent culinary series breathes.

  • It can be seen on Disney+ of Jorge Loser

‘The House of the Dragon’ (House of the Dragon)

Created by Ryan Condal and George RR Martin | Cast : Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Emma D’Arcy and Olivia Cooke

It’s not that we didn’t have too much confidence in the prequel to ‘Game of Thrones’, it’s that expectations have been far exceeded. A superb series, as contained as it is precise, which immerses us fully in the intrigues of the Targaryen house.

It can be seen on HBO Max


Created by Don Mancini | Cast : Zackary Arthur, Bjorvin Arnarson, Alyvia Alyn Lind, Teo Briones, Brad Dourif

The fact that the new installment of everyone’s favorite devilish doll came from the hand of Don Mancini himself was quite promising and it has not disappointed at all . Grotesque and chilling in equal parts in a series that rightly revitalizes the franchise.

  • It can be seen on SyFy (Universal+) of Jorge Loser

‘Abbott College’ (Abbott Elementary)

Created by Quinta Brunson | Cast : Brunson, Tyler James Williams, Janelle James, Lisa Ann Walter, etc.

Spiritual successor to series like ‘Parks and Recreation’, especially in terms of people with a great vocation but no means to change things, we have a hilarious comedy about a group of teachers and their day to day in a poorly financed public school.

  • It can be seen on Disney+

‘Cyberpunk: Edgerunners’

Created by Rafal Jaki

One of those series that we didn’t give a penny to because the video game was a bit of a fiasco but the truth is that this anime is a joy, which manages to have its own personality, deepening and increasing the cyberpunk genre thanks, in turn, to the fantastic visual section.

  • It can be seen on Netflix

‘The Dropout: The Rise and Fall of Elizabeth Holmes’ (The Dropout)

Created by Elizabeth Meriwether | Cast : Amanda Syfried, Naveen Andrews

Within the trend of series about big scams and gurus, the proposal around Holmes and his revolutionary and fake Theranos in what happens to be the future of medical science to a multimillion-dollar fraud stands out a lot. A brilliant script and a wonderful performance by Seyfried.

  • It can be seen on Disney+

‘They give the blow’ (A League of their Own)

Created by Will Graham and Abbi Jacobson | Cast : Jacobson, Chante Adams, D’Arcy Carden…

Without a doubt, one of the biggest surprises of the summer is this sports comedy-drama that reimagines the 1992 film to do something absolutely magnificent. With a fresh touch and taking advantage of the virtues of the genre, Jacobson manages to make us find ourselves fascinated by Carson, Max and the Rockford Peaches.

  • It can be seen on Prime Video

‘The English’

Created by Hugo Blick | Cast : Emily Blunt and Chaske Spencer

Easily one of the best westerns of the decade. A wild and at the same time elegant tale of revenge and romance that exudes love for the genre while reviewing the harsh universe of pioneers, Indians and cowboys.

  • It can be seen on HBO Max

‘The rehearsals’ (The Rehearsal)

Created by Nathan Fielder

What Fielder does here is worth studying. Under the premise of offering a way for ordinary people to rehearse important moments in their lives, to see how it goes, the Canadian comedian goes beyond and delves into the limits of reality television, of the scripted and the spontaneous, in six episodes. fascinating.

It can be seen on HBO Max


Created by Gjermund Eriksen | Cast : Ine Marie Wilmann, Nina Kunzendorf, Pal Sverre Hagen

I have yet to talk about this absorbing Nordic thriller that takes us through the life of an agent infiltrated in a neo-Nazi terrorist group. A fast-paced adventure that takes us from the Nordic fjords to the heart of Germany.

  • It can be seen on Filmin

‘Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities’  

Created by Guillermo del Toro | Cast : Various

Just in time for Halloween we had this exquisite series that has taken us through the world of terror with an irresistibly aged aroma. An anthology that rescues the literary (and gothic) soul of the genre and that delights the fan.

  • It can be seen on Netflix of Jorge Loser


Created by Sara Antuna and Carlos de Pando | Cast : Francisco Ortiz, Veki Velilla, etc.

It is one of the best Spanish comics of recent years and its adaptation is up to par. With a delicious love for the pulp, Eugenio Mira’s direction captivates us in this stupendous adventure of super-agents and vestiges of Francoism.

It can be seen on HBO Max


Created by Alice Oseman | Cast : Kit Connor, Joe Locke, William Gao, Yasmin Finney, etc.

Based on the webcomic of the same name, we have on our hands the romantic and endearing series of the year. Or at least what we have of it. An optimistic, beautiful and very special series that takes us into the world of these teenagers.

It can be seen on Netflix

‘In my skin’

Created by Kayleigh Llewelyn | Cast : Gabrielle Creevy, James Wilbraham, Poppy Lee Friar

Also with an adolescent cut comes this small series (two seasons of five episodes) that has been a revelation in the United Kingdom. A hard story that leaves your heart in a fist as we explore Beth’s mask between what she says and what really happens.

It can be seen on Filmin

‘Irma Vep’

Created by Olivier Assayas | Cast : Alicia Vikander, Vincent Macaigne, etc.

Olivier Assayas gets deliciously meta (more so, I mean) with this review of his own mid-’90s film. A remarkable Alicia Vikander takes us through the ins and outs of today’s movie industry in an utterly unique miniseries.

It can be seen on HBO Max

‘The Legend of Vox Machina’  

Created by Matthew Mercer

Based on the web role-playing series, we delve into a Dungeons & Dragons campaign with unlikely heroes, blood, very thug humor in an amazing fiction whose worst ingredient is animation, which could be much better.

  • It can be seen on Prime Video of Marilo Delgado

‘The Old Man’

Created by Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine | Cast : Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow, etc.

Action and ambition are two of the great strengths of this spectacular spy thriller that casts a brilliant veteran Bridges as a character who is willing to do anything to survive.

  • It can be seen on Disney+ of Jorge Loser


Created by Soo Hugh | Cast : Soji Arai, Youn Yuh-jung, Jin Ha, etc.

An evocative and ambitious drama that takes us through a family epic spanning decades. One of the most careful productions of the year that triumphs in all aspects: a spectacular cast, a precise balance in tone and an impeccable production design.

  • Can be seen on Apple TV

‘The Peacemaker’  

Created by James Gunn | Cast : John Cena, Danielle Brooks, Freddie Stroma, Chukwudi Iwuji, Jennifer Holland, Steve Agee, Robert Patrick

A fantastic spin-off of ‘The Suicide Squad’ that takes us on a mission to save the world . John Cena deploys his acting and comedic skills in a series built with great care by an inspired James Gunn who does not renounce his hallmarks.

  • It can be seen on HBO Max by Kiko Vega; Criticism of the end by Jorge Loser

‘Pam & Tommy’

Created by Robert Siegel | Cast : Lily James, Sebastian Stan, Nick Offerman, Seth Rogen, Taylor Schilling

An excellent x -ray that, despite surrounding a subject as morbid as the famous sextape by Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee , brings us closer to a complete x-ray on fame, scandal and sexism during the 90s.

  • It can be seen on Disney+ by Victor Lopez G.; Albertini Criticism

 Under the Banner of Heaven

Created by Dustin Lance Black | Cast : Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Daisy Edgar-Jones, etc.

An exciting criminal drama that plunges us into a bloody crime within a Mormon family. Andrew Garfield is terrific leading the cast in this terrific treatise on a crisis of faith based on Jon Krakauer’s book.

It can be seen on Disney+

‘Who is Anna?’  

Created by Shonda Rhimes | Cast : Anna Chlumsky, Julia Garner, Arian Moayed, Katie Lowes, Alexis Floyd, etc.

After years without him returning to his writing duties, Rhimes once again demonstrates why he is one of the most important figures on television in a wonderful miniseries that delves into the puzzle that makes up the false heiress that gives the work its title.

It can be seen on Netflix of Mikel Zorrilla

‘Human Resources’

Created by Kelly Galuska, Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin, Jennifer Flackett

The ‘Big Mouth’ spin-off does not disappoint and delivers everything it promises: an office comedy populated by these emotional monsters in a magnificent cocktail of hormones and absurd humor.

It can be seen on Netflix

‘The Responder’

Created by Tony Schumacher | Cast : Martin Freeman, Adelayo Adedayo, Warren Brown, Myanna Buring

A great police officer who immerses us fully in the pressure that patrol work can be. A brilliant Martin Freeman takes us through a powerful series with truly suffocating moments that manages to form a complete portrait of this policeman.

  • It can be seen on Movistar Plus+ | Albertini Criticism

‘We apologize for the inconveniences’

Created by Alvaro Fernandez Armero and Juan Cavestany | Cast : Antonio Resines, Miguel Rellan

Things had to go awry so that the new comedy from these creators didn’t get us excited. A remarkable hug to the elderly, to accept age with two great actors.

It can be seen on Movistar Plus+


Created by Dan Erickson | Cast : Adam Scott, Britt Lower, Zach Cherry, Tramel Tillman, etc.

I admit I have my pluses and minuses due to certain decisions made by Erickson’s script, but we are really facing one of the most disturbing science fiction series so far this year. Ben Stiller directs an absorbing workplace thriller with exquisite neatness.

  • It can be seen on Apple TV + | Albertini Criticism

‘The Cuphead series!’ (The Cuphead Show!)

Created by Chad and Jared Moldenhauer

A marvel whose short format (about ten minutes per episode) fits like water as we follow the adventures of these two brothers in a world that evokes animation from the first half of the 20th century. A clever and fun adaptation of the video game.

  • It can be seen on Netflix of Marilo Delgado

‘The Essex Serpent’  

Created by Anna Symon | Cast : Claire Danes, Tom Hiddleston

Monumental adaptation of the work of Sarah Perry that in its exploration of the eternal debate between faith and reason/science does not fall into thick brush strokes while being, at the same time, direct. An exciting miniseries that demonstrates the iron health of Apple TV +.

It can be seen on Apple TV +

‘Somebody Somewhere’

Created by Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen | Cast : Bridget Everett, Jeff Hiller, Mary Catherine Garrison, Danny McCarthy, etc.

With a confirmed second season, Bridget Everett’s series goes far beyond being a happy place for the viewer (which it is) , with a very interesting story about reconnecting with our place of origin, living with the feeling of not fitting in and cultivate friendships in adult life.

  • It can be seen on HBO Max | Albertini Criticism

‘The Staircase’

Created by Antonio Campos | Cast : Colin Firth, Toni Collette, etc.

Fascinating and raw look at the true crime genre through a new exploration of the famous case of the death of Kathleen Peterson. An ambitious miniseries in its approach that carefully navigates the ambiguities and chiaroscuros of both the case itself and the investigation and judicial system.

  • It can be seen on HBO Max

‘Vikings: Valhalla’  

Created by Jeb Stuart | Cast : Sam Corlett, Frida Gustavsson, Leo Suter etc.

The spin-off of ‘Vikings’ landed on Netflix and in our lives with a huge desire to overwhelm us in its account of epic battles, feats and other tricks and tricks by Leif Eriksson and company . Despite what usually happens, this one does not lose weight in its action and we hope it will be like that in its season 2.

It can be seen on Netflix of Mikel Zorrilla

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