Monday, July 11, 2022

Top 10 TV Programs of 2021-2022

As we await tomorrow morning's Emmy nominations for the 2021-2022 TV season, a feeling of FOMO is already setting in. Indeed, as I fail miserably to catch up with my watchlist, I continue to be amazed as the plethora of quality programming on offer. Though I may have missed some of the major critical and audience faves, the ones I did watch were certainly satisfying in their own right. Without further ado, I present my Top 10 TV Programs of 2021-2022:

  1. Succession (HBO)
  2. Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
  3. Station Eleven (HBO Max)
  4. Dopesick (Hulu)
  5. The Great (Hulu)
  6. Maid (Netflix)
  7. Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel (HBO)
  8. Hacks (HBO Max)
  9. Insecure (HBO)
  10. Squid Game (Netflix)

Top 10 Acting Performances of 2021-2022 TV

If there's one thing that the 2021-2022 TV season proved, it's the power of a great ensemble. Sure, it would have been nice to spread the wealth and not fall into the myopic trap of the typical Emmy voter. But in the end, I couldn't ignore the stellar work on display by two programs in particular - "Succession, "Scenes from a Marriage" - ultimately taking up 7 slots in my list of the Top 10 Acting Performances of 2021-2022 TV:

  1. Brian Cox, Succession
  2. Jeremy Strong, Succession
  3. Elle Fanning, The Great
  4. Margaret Qualley, Maid
  5. Kieran Culkin, Succession
  6. Murray Bartlett, The White Lotus
  7. Jessica Chastain, Scenes from a Marriage
  8. Oscar Isaac, Scenes from a Marriage
  9. Matthew Macfadyen, Succession
  10. Nicholas Braun, Succession