10 great shows to stream on Netflix in 2022

There’s more streaming competition than ever before, but still Netflix remains at the top in terms of breadth and scope. Simply put, there is a lot of on Netflix, to the point that even seemingly familiar series and movies can be buried by the algorithm trying to bring you the latest in reality TV. To help you out, we’ve curated 10 superb new titles ranging from zombie thrillers to stop-motion family movies to an outrageous murder mystery.


The well-known streaming service offers individual subscriptions for $7/month with ads and $10/month without ads, as well as other premium tiers that allow for 4K resolution and additional users.

with cabinet of curiositiesGuillermo del Toro (The shape of the water, Pan’s Labyrinth) has curated a chilling anthology of hour-long episodes from some of the most exciting people working with horror. It emits a hilarious romp about killer rats Dice director Vincenzo Natali, a very wacky sci-fi story Mandy Director Panos Cosmatos and even a short film about the horrors of beauty products directed by Ana Lily Amirpour (A girl goes home alone at night). Of course, being a del Toro collection, there are a few Lovecraftian adaptations as well. What’s most impressive about the anthology, however, is that it’s both incredibly consistent (nothing is missing from the eight episodes) and extremely varied, showing just how many different ways there are to approach a scary story.

Love, Death & Robots is a collection of animated sci-fi shorts that can get both pretty weird and pretty gruesome, and this year’s third season is arguably the best yet. It includes a chilling tale of sailing strange seas by David Fincher, a disturbing play about a siren chasing a deaf soldier by Alberto Mielgo and my favourites, a Mobius-inspired fever dream called ‘The Very Pulse of the Machine’ by the director Emily Dean. And in an age of hour-long prestige dramas, it’s refreshing to play a series where everything is under 20 minutes long – and manages to pack a lot into those short running times.

The charming first season of Russian doll is a difficult act to follow. It gave a new twist to the Groundhog Day formula in which Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) repeatedly died on her 40th birthday until she teamed up with another looper named Alan (Charlie Barnett) to figure things out. Season 2 picks up a few years later, leaving the loop for a time travel story where driving the MTA can literally take you back in time. It takes a little longer to get started, but once it clicks, season two is just as immersive as the first, without having to keep hearing “cute birthday boy” every 15 minutes.

I thought I was sick of zombie shows until I watched we are all dead. The Korean series breathes new life into the genre by mixing undead horror with classic high school drama. The show follows a group of high school students as they try to survive an outbreak while trapped at their school amidst their carnivorous peers. That means amidst all the heartbreaking escapes and tragic deaths, there’s still burgeoning teenage romance, discord among jocks and nerds, and even some humor to ease the tension. It’s a combo that works and spins really well we are all dead into the kind of show that’s tough Not Binge – you just have to see what happens next.

Netflix made a big bet when it snapped up the sequels knife out, and at least initially it seems to have paid off. glass onion is the kind of sequel that just makes everything bigger, from the ensemble cast to the mystery itself. Once again, Daniel Craig takes on his questionable Southern accent as detective Benoit Blanc, and this time he’s invited to a murder mystery party hosted by a Tech Billionaire played by Edward Norton. Of course, the fake murder party eventually becomes deadly, and it’s very satisfying to watch the pieces fall into place as Blanc solves the mystery. Just as importantly, it’s loads of fun, with some hilarious lyrics and ongoing jokes that really pay off in the end.

The house may look like a cute and blurry stop motion film, but it’s something much darker. The film is divided into three stories, each telling a different story about a specific house and the people (and animals) who have lived in it over the years. You begin with its creation, before moving decades later into a renovation and finally into a future seemingly decimated by climate change. It’s not exactly horror – don’t expect creepy monsters or jump scares – but an unsettling tone lurks beneath the surface The housewhich makes its snuggly aesthetic all the more disarming.

It’s a good year for del Toro on Netflix. In addition to his horror anthology, he also directed a stop-motion musical adaptation of Pinocchio. It’s nothing like the Disney classic, as you’d expect. Instead, this version of Pinocchio is something of a family-friendly version of Pan’s Labyrinth, a combination of childlike wonder, heartbreaking drama and the sinister backdrop of rising fascism. (It’s not subtle – Mussolini even makes an appearance.) It also looks nothing short of incredible, with a world that looks like it was carved out of wood by a master craftsman, complete with a totally unique take on the titular character.

It’s not often that director Henry Selick releases a new film—it was his last coral in 2009 – and his latest already feels like an instant classic. For Wendell & Wild, he teamed up with Jordan Peele (nope), for another dark stop-motion story, this time about a young girl with special powers who makes a deal with two demon brothers. It’s a story of trauma and loss (familiar theme for Selick) that also takes a stab at the prison’s industrial complex. There is something for everyone.

Netflix had a surprisingly good year for original anime releases, and it might be the most memorable Thermae Romae Novae, a silly time-travel tale about an ancient Roman architect obsessed with bathing. In each episode, architect Lucius runs into a design problem, but is then mysteriously transported to modern-day Japan, where he takes inspiration from our futuristic bathing technology and uses it to create something new in the past. It’s both extremely goofy and heartwarming, and even has an educational aspect: each episode ends with author Mari Yamazaki, who wrote the original comic the series is based on, visiting a Japanese hot spring or public bath visited to learn more about the history and culture of Baden.

Puzzle box TV shows enjoyed quite a resurgence in 2022, thanks in part to the likes Yellow jackets and severance pay. Netflix’s answer to the trend is 1899. From the creative minds behind it Darkanother Netflix series, 1899 begins as a ghost ship story before steadily morphing into something far stranger and more complex. It’s hard to say too much about what’s happening with the multinational crew without falling into spoilers, but suffice it to say that the show throws many different mysteries and narrative threads at you, and it’s only in the final episode that it all really makes it sense sense. But it’s definitely the kind of show you should be paying close attention to; Everything from the costumes to the set design is a clue as to what’s really going on.

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