Need a New Show to Binge? Our 2022 Apple TV+ Picks Like "Severance" Are Must Streams
Though Apple TV+ is still one of the new-er streaming platforms, it's packed with a bunch of amazing shows — including some Emmy nominees and winners. After initial hits with shows like "Servant," "The Morning Show," and "Dickinson," plenty more binge-worthy series have dropped since — especially in 2022.
There's the mysterious thriller "Surface," which follows a woman trying to re-piece together her life after a serious incident robs her of her memories. Another 2022 addition? Ripped-from-the-headlines story "Five Days at Memorial," a look at the events that unfolded in the wake of Hurricane Katrina's devastating impact on New Orleans. And with just a few months left of the year, there's still more to come to the platform, including "Shantaram" starring Charlie Hunnam as a bank robber on the run from the law and hiding in India.
From whimsical cartoons like "Central Park" to dark crime dramas like "Defending Jacob" and "Black Bird," Apple TV+ has an overall impressive lineup. All the series on this list are high-rated, so you can watch easy knowing you won't be disappointed. So, without further ado, let's find your next favorite show from this slate of the best Apple TV+ shows!
"Central Park," now in its third season, revolves around Owen Tillerman and his family as they live an unconventional life in — you guessed it — Central Park. As park manager, Owen works to maintain the beauty and integrity of the area as a wealthy hotel heiress plots to turn it into condos.
"Home Before Dark"
Hilde Lasko is a bright young girl with a penchant for detective journalism, just like her father. When she moves to a small lakeside town, Hilde stumbles upon a mystery that many people, including her father, have worked hard to keep buried. Season two started streaming in 2021.
"The Morning Show"
In "The Morning Show," Jennifer Aniston portrays longtime daily A.M. news program host Alex, whose routine is totally shaken up when her longtime cohost, played by Steve Carell, is accused of sexual misconduct. To replace the disgraced morning anchor, brash and green newswoman Bradley, played by Reese Witherspoon, is brought in. The pair's relationship ebbs and flows throughout seasons one and two, and a third season is on the horizon.
"Long Way Up"
Following both "Long Way Round" and "Long Way Down," Ewan McGregor is back on a journey across South and Central America. If you love motorcycles, adventure, and seeing remarkable parts of the world, this documentary series is definitely for you.
Nikki and Jason really want a baby. Unfortunately, their dream doesn't seem to be in the cards — so they begin looking into adoption. This relatable comedy, now streaming its third season, explores the dysfunction and chaos of life in your 30s as Nikki and Jason work to convince an adoption panel that they would be great parents.
Jason Sudeikis makes his Emmy-winning turn in this comedy as the titular Ted Lasso, who despite only having experience coaching American football, moves to England to coach a soccer team. Will the players ever take him seriously, or will the doubtful team reject him as their fearless leader?
"Five Days at Memorial"
Based on the real events at a New Orleans hospital in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, "Five Days at Memorial" focuses on the controversial deaths of critical patients at the heavily damaged medical facility. The 2022 series stars Vera Farmiga and Cornelius Smith Jr.
In "Surface," Sophie (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) is grappling with a shaky memory and endless questions after a jump from a ferry leaves her with a traumatic brain injury. As she begins to unravel what she knows about her life before the incident, she questions what's real and what's a fabrication.
Inspired by real events — and starring Ray Liotta in his final role before his death — "Black Bird" follows Jimmy Keene (Taron Egerton) as he tries to befriend a suspected serial killer while behind bars in order to shorten his own sentence. Coercing the fellow inmate to divulge details about the murders, though, isn't as easy as Keene thought.
Rose Byrne returned in season two of "Physical" as Sheila Rubin, a 1980s housewife who transforms her life through exercise videos. Soon, she becomes a lifestyle guru with hoards of fellow overlooked mom acolytes.
Another book-to-movie adaptation, "Pachinko" explores the life of Sunja (played by Minha Kim and Youn Yuh-jung), a Korean woman who has endured many struggles in her lifetime, from getting pregnant as a teenager to immigrating to Japan to give her children a better life.
M. Night Shyamalan fan? There's an Apple TV+ show for that! All three seasons of "Servant," starring Rupert Grint and Lauren Ambrose, are currently streaming on the platform. At the psychological thriller's core is a Philadelphia couple who is navigating grief very differently when a strange nanny enters their lives.
"Schmigadoon!" is a musical comedy loosely inspired by the musical Brigadoon, about a small town that can only be accessed once a century. In this goofy parody, a backpacking couple played by Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key, stumble into a town full of residents convinced they're living in a 1940s movie musical. Unfortunately, they're stuck there until they discover "true love."
The Ben Stiller-directed psychological thriller with Adam Scott as the lead follows the employees of a biotechnology company who have undergone a futuristic medical procedure that severs their personal life memories from their work-life memories. But the concept of forgetting office politics when you're at home isn't quite as good as it sounds — there's something more sinister afoot.