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Over the past two decades, television has grown tremendously. HBO changed the game with series like Sopranos, Oz, and The Wire, and very quickly, other networks followed suit. TV wasn’t just sitcoms shot in front of studio audiences that dominated the 80s and 90s. TV became more complex, more mature, and the overall quality increased. And since then, with the expansion of streaming services, there has simply been too much high-quality content to keep up.
In 2022, there seems to be more new content than ever before. Between networks, cable, and streaming, there are dozens of dramas worth watching. Whether it’s the latest Star Wars series on Disney+ or something innovative happening at FX–there’s more to it than you think–there’s no shortage of high-quality TV shows to watch.
And the list of great shows is constantly growing, especially as services like Prime Video are pouring millions of dollars into the creation of the Lord of the Rings universe or HBO is continuing to build the brand. Game of Thrones with its House of the Dragon prequel or even Disney+ goes beyond the Marvel and Star Wars shows to bring back franchises like Willow and The Santa Claus as shows..
So GameSpot employees got together to ask the question, “What were the best TV shows of the past year?” After long discussions about our favorite series, we have come up with the Top 10 TV Shows of the Year, with the Best TV Shows of the Year. So check out the employee’s favorite series from the past year.