10 TV Shows To Binge-Watch Before 2022 Ends

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10 TV Shows To Binge-Watch Before 2022 Ends

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Are you looking for more TV shows to binge-watch before 2022 ends? Here are ten TV series that I highly recommend, especially for fans of period drama, crime series, dragons, fantasy, and comedy.

10 TV Shows To Binge-Watch Before 2022 Ends

1. Miss Scarlet and the Duke

Eliza Scarlet is at the marrying age but not the marrying type. Instead, she loves solving crimes like her late father did, despite living at a time when female detectives were unthinkable and laughable. 

To save herself from poverty after her father's demise, she can either marry an eligible gentleman or fend for herself. 

So, ignoring patriarchal discrimination and prejudice, she became her own boss and started - well, continued her father's private detective business. 

She gets into trouble for trying to catch criminals, but Duke is always there to help her, albeit reluctantly.

Why I love this show: 

  • I love period drama! There's something idyllic about it, even when the plots are chaotic. 
  • Detective series. Makes my mind work, trying to solve the case with Eliza.
  • Woman power. It's no easy feat to prove, especially to a room full of ego and bravado, that you're better and smarter than they are, but Eliza makes it happen.
  • Inspirational. Paving your path in an unwelcoming world takes gumption.
  • It's well-made and easy to watch.
  • Eliza and William could very well be a rom-com couple you'd love to ship

2. The Outlander

For some mysterious reason, Claire Randall was transported back 200 years in the past. To survive the barbaric time, she had to marry Jamie Fraser. 

Claire didn't plan to fall in love with Jamie but needed to return to her present to escape the war. My heart goes out to Frank, Claire's husband, but I can't bear to look at him after Claire returns. Viewers and book fans would understand. 

Why I love this show: 

  • I'm not a fan of codependent relationships, but Jamie and Claire's love for each other proves how powerful love can be. It defies time.
  • Total admiration for the author of the novel on which the story is based. Such a brilliant mind to come up with this complex and beautiful story.
  • It makes you root for one character and despise the other effortlessly. 
  • Their fight for survival and freedom is admirable.

3. Only Murders in the Building

An unlikely friendship between three residents in the Upper West Side was born from their mutual love for solving crimes.

Why I love this show: 

  • The light comedy is a breath of fresh air.
  • Wonderful cast! Love their dynamics and chemistry.
  • Crime mystery will get you hooked.

4. The Lord of the Rings: Ring of Power

This series received a lot of hate from solid book fans. But for someone content with visual entertainment, I love this series. 

Ring of Power is based on J.R.R Tolkien's series that talks about the story of Middle Earth thousands of years before The Hobbit. It's a backstory of the powerful rings in the Lord of the Rings.

Why I love this show: 

  • Perfect cinematography.
  • Breathtaking visual effects.
  • I love getting to know about the story before and behind the story.

5. House of the Dragon

Speaking of perfection and great prequels, House of the Dragons is a must-watch TV show before 2022 ends. 

If you're a fan of Game of Thrones, HOTD was set 172 years before Daenerys Targaryen was born. 

It's still about the fight for the iron throne, but this time, it's Targaryerns vs. Targaryerns - the dragon riders. 

Why I love this show: 

  • Mesmerizing cinematography.
  • You know the ending (because there will be no Game of Thrones if it all ends up good), but you'd still be hooked.
  • Perfect casting.

6. The Lincoln Lawyer

Also based on a novel, Lincoln Lawyer is about Mickey Haller, a notable lawyer who is back to revive his career after an accident and an incident in his past case that still haunts him. He's famous for working at the back of his Lincoln car, thus, the name. This is a binge-worthy quality show you need to watch before 2022 ends.

    Why I love this show: 

    • Smart!
    • This thriller crime series will keep you guessing until the crime is solved.
    • I love Mickey's team. They make do with what they have, and it's more than enough.

    7. Dolunay (Full Moon)

    I've seen four Turkish series, but this is the least annoying plot. 😅 Turkish series basically follow the same theme:

    • Rich, arrogant, stringent businessman.
    • Simple, carefree, clever, strong woman.
    • They fall in love and try to hide their feelings. They fake a relationship, engagement, or marriage. Or they fake it first before they fall in love. 
    • Fight against family, exes, current love interests, and business nemeses. 
    • Finally win the fight and live happily ever after.

    Dolunay is no different, but it's the least ridiculous so far. 

    There are many scenes in a Turkish drama that will get you face-palming. Or shaking your head and saying, "Everyone's that stupid? Nobody figured that out? You must talk about that top secret loudly in a public place?"

    Dolunay is not only tolerable, but it's also likable.

    Why I love this show: 

    • Ferit and Nazli's chemistry.
    • Ferit's house.
    • Ferit and Nazli's fight for an innocent boy's future.
    • The view. Turkey is a beautiful place I wish to visit someday.

    8. The Empress

    Another treat for period drama fans. It follows the story of Elisabeth, a hardheaded unfeminine lady who was only supposed to accompany her sister, the planned betrothed of Emperor Franz of the Viennese court. 

    The emperor ended up choosing her. She lived a complex life, having to follow the rules, stand up for herself, and be worthy of her title while following her heart and wanting to help bring peace to the empire.

    Why I love this show: 

    • Another fascinating period drama.
    • She wanted to marry for love and not for convenience. And she did. 
    • The story gets better and better, so I hope there's a season 2.

    9. So Help Me Todd

    Scrupulous and controlling mother but brilliant lawyer Margaret Wright had to hire her Blacksheep son Todd when he proved he could be an asset in solving crimes. This mother-and-son comedic duo is a delight to watch. Definitely, a 2022 TV show to binge-watch before the year ends.

    Why I love this show: 

    • Such talented cast
    • Love the mother-son dynamics
    • Funny and witty lines
    • Ligh,t despite the crimes

    10. Young Sheldon

    If you're a Big Bang Theory fan, you'll love Young Sheldon. It's Sheldon Cooper's origin story, how he was when he was a child, his family, and their lives before Sheldon became the Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Sheldon Cooper.

    Why I love this show: 

    • It makes me laugh out loud.
    • Witty lines and an impeccable cast.
    • An imperfect family that's hard not to love.

    What TV shows do you binge-watch this 2022? Hope you can add these to your list before the year ends. 

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