As we say goodbye to this year, we thought it would be great to take a look at the best TV shows of 2022. Although the year gave us world citizens numerous good and bad surprises, it also blessed us with a number of good TV shows in various categories. In this article, we’ll take a look at the best action shows of 2022. Without much ado, let’s get started.
1. The Boys
First on our list of the best TV shows of 2022 in the action category is The Boys. The series, based on the comic of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, was first released in 2019 and has had 3 seasons so far. It revolves around a team of vigilantes who fight corrupt super-powered people who abuse their abilities. Besides action, the series also has black comedy and satirical elements. It was nominated for six Emmy Awards and received positive reviews. The Boys is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.
Based on the Jack Reacher book series by Lee Child, the crime series Reacher follows the title character Jack Reacher, a former U.S. Army military policeman who was arrested for murder and now works with the police to uncover a vast conspiracy involving corrupt cops, politicians and businessmen. Alan Ritchson plays the main role in the series. The 1st season of the series is based on the author’s debut novel, Killing Floor. Season 2 will be based on Bad Luck and Trouble, the 11th book in the series. Reacher is available on Amazon Prime Video.
3. The Terminal List
Speaking of action series, The Terminal List is definitely one of the best TV shows of 2022 in the mentioned category. The action-thriller series is based on the 2018 novel of the same name by Jack Carr and follows a Navy SEAL, played by Chris Pratt, who wants to avenge the murder of his family. The series also stars Taylor Kitsch, Constance Wu, Riley Keough and Jeanne Tripplehorn. The 8-part series was released on Amazon Prime Video in July 2022.
Clark is a Swedish TV series that tells the life story of Swedish criminal Clark Olofsson. The character was portrayed by well-known actor Bill Skarsgård, best known for his role as Pennywise the Dancing Clown in It and It Chapter Two. The series includes a total of 6 episodes, all of which are available to stream on Netflix. However, the 4th episode attracted the attention of the audience as it narrates the events of the Norrmalmstorg robbery, which became known as the origin of the term Stockholm Syndrome.
This series on our list of the best TV shows of 2022 will appeal to those who love series like Narcos, Ozark and Breaking Bad. Narco-Saints is a South Korean series based on true events. The series is about a civilian businessman who has no choice but to risk his life and join the secret mission of government agents to capture a Korean drug lord operating in Suriname. The cast of Narco-Saints includes Ha Jung-woo, Hwang Jung-min, Yoo Yeon-seok, Park Hae-soo and Jo Woo-jin. You can watch all 6 episodes of Narco-Saints with English dubbing on Netflix.
6. Vikings: Valhalla
Vikings: Valhalla is undoubtedly one of the best TV shows of 2022, as the series has become a real hit right after the release of its 8-episode 1st season in February 2022. Vikings: Valhalla is a sequel to the popular series Vikings and is set a hundred years after the events of the previous series. It tells the beginning of the end of the Viking Age, marked by the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066. The series has already been renewed for a 2nd and 3rd season, and Vikings: Valhalla Season 2 is scheduled for release on January 12, 2023. Watch the series on Netflix.
7. Wu Assassins
Wu Assassins is a supernatural action series, which follows a warrior chosen as the last Wu Assassin, who must search for the powers of an ancient triad and restore balance in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Starring Iko Uwais, Byron Mann, Lewis Tan, Lawrence Kao, Celia Au, Li Jun Li, Tommy Flanagan and Katheryn Winnick, the series was released on Netflix back in 2019. However, a standalone movie titled Fistful of Vengeance was released in February 2022. The film follows the events that take place after the end of the 1st season.