When my girlfriend and I watch television, we often opt for an episode or two at a time: we’re certainly not binge-watchers. As a result, it can take quite some time to get through a show, especially if multiple seasons are already available. In the first half of 2022, we worked on getting through Community, and after that we moved on to The Good Place.

We didn’t spend a ton of time watching new shows or new seasons of shows released in 2022, save for our soft spot: Marvel Cinematic Universe shows on Disney+. Overall, I can say this year’s offerings (Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel, and She-Hulk: Attorney at Law) didn’t live up to the standards set by the 2021 MCU Disney+ releases, but there were still some enjoyable moments and character arcs.

Besides that, I dabbled with Blockbuster and Murderville on Netflix* (which you’ll see each marked with an asterisk, indicating I didn’t view the entire show.) Blockbuster is left unfinished because, well, it simply wasn’t very good. The cast is likeable (Randall Park, Melissa Fumero, J.B. Smoove) but it often feels like a show about nothing, and not in any creative or unique way. Murderville is episodic and fun, so while I’ve left some episodes on the table, I could always return to see lead Will Arnett improvise an episode with his next guest star.

Finally, The Rehearsal, Nathan Fielder’s follow-up to Comedy Central’s Nathan for You, left me laughing, peeked my imagination, and was the only show of the year to garner re-watches on its episodes.

Not Good

On paper, Blockbuster aspired to be a workplace comedy a la The Office (minus the Mockumentary style.) Needless to say, the series fell flat on is face, and was cancelled after one season. (Netflix)
  1. Blockbuster*

Casual View Material

While I don’t think this series deserved nearly as much criticism as it received, it was still a very up-and-down mixed bag. Some episodes felt more like mash-up’s of ideas than coherent plots, but if you’re an MCU fan, this show has plenty to offer in terms of cameos and world-building… if you can sustain a bit of corniness as well as some unexpected fourth wall-breaking. (Marvel Studios)
  1. Murderville*
  2. She-Hulk: Attorney at Law


Ms. Marvel was well-written with interesting characters: it almost didn’t need to be a “superhero show” to work. Not so coincidentally, some of these superhero aspects don’t live up to their full potential.
  1. Ms. Marvel


Following Nathan for You, Nathan Fielder takes his craft to the next level in the six-episode first season of The Rehearsal.
  1. Moon Knight
  2. The Rehearsal


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