Netflix has once again managed to deliver the goods when it comes to TV talking points this year, dominating Yahoo searches.
Over the millions of visits over the past year, we’ve found out what people have been watching this year…and it’s fair to say you’re passionate about drama.
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So what exactly was the must-watch TV of 2022? Here are the top 10 shows you’ve searched for this year.
Netflix’s Record-Breaking Wednesday was released just before Breaking Point, so we’ve no doubt it’ll be on this list in 2023.
10 | Demon Slayer (Crunchyroll/Netflix)
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba has taken the world by storm and broken barriers beyond those who don’t usually watch anime series.
The story follows teenager Tanjiro Kamado, who is on a mission to train as a demon slayer after his family is massacred and his younger sister turns into a demon.
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As it gained momentum on Crunchyroll, its positioning on Netflix allowed the 26-episode animation to make its way to a more mainstream audience, and suddenly everyone wanted to break down what was going on. had exactly passed.
The third season, titled Swordsmith Village, is set to release in 2023.
9 | Cobra Kai (Netflix)
Cobra Kai never dies and season five proved that more than most with more kickass cameos from the original movies and an all-or-nothing fight to stop the title dojo from taking over the world.
Now led by an angry, self-righteous Terry Silver (who was one of the main villains in Karate Kid 3), longtime enemies Daniel LaRusso and Jonny Lawrence had to bury the hatchet once and for all in order to work together.
With the next generation of karate kids thrown in, the series knows how to reboot properly, and after all these years since the original 1984 movie, it still packs a punch.
8 | Better Call Saul (Netflix)
Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul is the first entry from the final season to appear on this list, with the search increasing thanks to confirmation that Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will finally appear as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman.
Further research was conducted with acquaintance lead Bob Odenkirk, who nearly died of a heart attack during filming, changing the filming schedule and some scenes accordingly.
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With the latest batch of episodes, all bets were off on who would make it out alive or not, with the ending leaving everyone, including some cast members, to ponder what it meant to those who made it.
7 | Ozark (Netflix)
Ozark came out with a bang this year after four seasons following the Byrde family as they become embroiled in a drug cartel.
After a slow and steady buildup, the Jason Bateman and Laura Linney-helmed series failed to pack a punch as the series came to one of the most satisfying conclusions in recent television.
Splitting the final season in two, the performance of the crown jewel of Ozark took the form of Julia Garner’s Ruth, whose descent into darkness saw her desperately looking for blood.
6 | Bridgerton (Netflix)
Much like the first season before it, Bridgerton reigned supreme throughout March 2022 with the sexy drama Regency focusing on Jonathan Bailey’s dashing rake Anthony as he searches for a wife.
He got more than he bargained for with the arrival of the mysterious Kate Sharma, who not only matches him in desire, but also in intelligence and wit.
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Too bad he had already lined up to marry the diamond of the season, his younger sister, Edwina.
Predictably, tensions (sexual and otherwise) reach a boiling point by the time the series ends.
5 | Game of Thrones (HBO/Sky Atlantic/NOW)
Game Of Thrones never really dies, with a divisive final season debate and intricate details we may have missed, three years after the finale aired.
This resurgence of Game Of Thrones in our charts has more than likely been helped by the launch of its first spin-off, House Of The Dragon (which we’ll get to in a minute), as well as consistent announcements of other potential universes. . expansions.
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Currently six more expansions are in development, along with a stage show and the final installment of The Winds Of Winter book, which George RR Martin has yet to complete.
4 | House of the Dragon (HBO/Sky Atlantic)
House Of The Dragon was the most anticipated show of the year and addressed viewers with the power of an army of fire-breathing dragons with its convoluted history of the Targaryen family history.
Set 300 years before the events of Game Of Thrones, House Of The Dragon sees the Targaryen family at their most powerful – but unrest and power grabs within the family threaten to tear down their dynasty from within.
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The first season covers a lot of ground, spanning over 20 years in the first eight episodes alone, with talking points including a very graphic birth scene, the Targaryen family tree and whether it’s acceptable or no to love Matt Smith even if he marries his niece (played by Emma D’Arcy).
3 | Euphoria (HBO/Sky Atlantic/NOW)
Euphoria is a testament to the power of social media (and Zendaya, who is an absolute juggernaut as drug-addicted, struggling Rue in this drama).
Filled with scenes ripe for picking TikToks and memes, the show traces the troubled lives of a group of high school students and their complicated relationship with their identity and gender.
It’s extremely dark yet funny, and manages to balance that in a way that only a show like this can, and so now there’s a massive audience eagerly waiting to see the fallout from the jaw-dropping finale. blast from season two.
2 | Dahmer (Netflix)
Ryan Murphy took Jeffrey Dahmer’s story upside down to focus more on the victims and those fighting to bring him down – sparking a debate online afterwards about the show’s actual success in this mission.
While there is no doubt that Evan Peters was cast perfectly in the chilling role of the serial killer who primarily targeted gay men of color, the show was criticized by some of the victims’ families who claimed their trauma was ( yet) dragged during entertainment.
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As a result of this, Dahmer (or the convoluted full title Dahmer: Monster – The Jeffrey Dahmer Story) became one of the most searched shows on Yahoo, with many people trying to find out more about those involved – whether it was Dahmer himself, the victims, or the man who ultimately killed him.
1 | Stranger Things (Netflix)
Nothing dominated the internet quite like Season 4 of Stranger Things this year – hardly surprising since we’ve waited almost three years for the series to return to our screens.
Thankfully, the Duffer Brothers delivered their most shocking, horror-filled, and murderous episode yet. It was so loaded that it was split into two parts.
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Whether you were wondering what was going on in Hawkins and the Upside Down, sharing your thoughts on Will Byers’ sexual journey, or mourning the loss of some beloved characters (no spoilers), this was the show. to rule them all this season.
Too bad we still have a long wait for the fifth and final season.
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