The Best TV Episodes of 2022

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I’m a Chocoholic (CREDIT: FX/Screenshot)

When so many modern TV shows feel like amorphous blobs, I cherish those programs that know how to craft well-oiled episodes more than ever. Here’s a mighty fine selection that I might just want to keep watching over and over.

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Best TV Shows of 2022 by Network

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CREDIT (Clockwise from Top Left): AMC/Screenshot; ABC/Screenshot; Paramount+/Screenshot; Hulu/Screenshot)

To demonstrate how great TV can be found pretty much everywhere these days, I’ve decided to pick the best show on each network and streaming service on which I regularly watched at least one show that aired in 2022. However you’re getting your fill of TV nowadays, you’re bound to find something enjoyable. If you and your remote ever find yourself hopelessly adrift, I can vouch that the following are all great places to find your way back to safety.

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Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 11/18/22

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I wondered where that fish did go. (CREDIT: Netflix)

Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

Movies
Bones and All (Limited Theaters November 18, Expands Nationwide November 23)
Disenchanted (November 18 on Disney+) – I really liked Enchanted, hopefully I like this too.
The Menu (Theaters)
She Said (Theaters)

TV
Ziwe Season 2 Midseason Premiere (November 20 on Showtime)
Wednesday Season 1 (November 23 on Netflix) – Wednesday premiering on a Wednesday.
MST3K Turkey Day Marathon (November 24 in the Gizmoplex)
-National Dog Show (November 24 on NBC)

Music
-Neil Young & Crazy Horse, World Record
-Röyskopp, Profound Mysteries III
-Weyes Blood, And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow

Music on TV
-Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (November 19 on HBO)

Sports
-FIFA World Cup (November 21-December 18 on FOX and FS1) – Kickin’ that ball.

Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 3/4/22

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Winning Time (CREDIT: HBO/Screenshot)

Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

Movies
After Yang (Theaters and Showtime)
Fresh (Hulu)
The Weekend Away (Netflix) – New thriller starring Leighton Meester.

TV
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Season 13 Premiere (March 4 on the Gizmoplex) – The classic movie riffing show is now going with the self-distributed model.
-Independent Spirit Awards (March 6 on IFC)
Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty Series Premiere (March 6 on HBO)
The Masked Singer Season 7 Premiere (March 9 on FOX)

Music
-Band of Horses, Things Are Great

Sports
-2022 Winter Paralympics (March 4-13 on NBC, USA, Olympic Channel, and Peacock)

Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 11/22/19

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Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

Movies
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Theatrically Nationwide) – One of the year’s best!
Dark Waters (Limited Theatrically)
Frozen 2 (Theatrically Nationwide)

TV
MST3K Turkey Day Marathon (Streaming November 28 on various platforms)

Best TV Episodes of 2018

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CREDIT: Guy D’Alema/FX/FX Networks

If you’re still catching up on the best TV of 2018, the following playlist would be a great way to go about it.

1. Atlanta, “Teddy Perkins”
2. Saturday Night Live, Donald Glover/Childish Gambino
3. Atlanta, “Barbershop”
4. Mystery Science Theater 3000, “Mac and Me”
5. Big Mouth, “The Planned Parenthood Show”
6. BoJack Horseman, “The Showstopper”
7. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, “The Gang Solves the Bathroom Problem”
8. The Assassination of Gianni Versace, “A Random Killing”
9. Barry, “Chapter Eight: Know Your Truth”
10. Pose, “Giving and Receiving”
11. Joe Pera Talks With You, “Joe Pera Talks to You About the Rat Wars of Alberta, Canada (1950–Present Day)”
12. BoJack Horseman, “Mr. Peanutbutter’s Boos”
13. Murphy Brown, “Thanksgiving and Taking”
14. Atlanta, “Woods”
15. Murphy Brown, “#MurphyToo”
16. Better Call Saul, “Winner”
17. The Last O.G., “Swipe Right”
18. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, “Mac Finds His Pride”
19. South Park, “A Boy and a Priest”
20. Sharp Objects, “Milk”

What Won TV? – April 9-April 15, 2017

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In this feature, I look back at each day of the past week and determine what shows “won TV” for the night. That is, I consider every episode of television I watched that aired on a particular day and declare which was the best.

Sunday – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Monday – Better Call Saul
Tuesday – The Mick
Wednesday – Archer
Thursday – Riverdale
Friday – Mystery Science Theater 3000 (Yes, I contributed.)
Saturday – SNL turns down for Turtle Shirts