Ultimate Guide to Being a Couch Potato: 5 Must-Watch TV Series of 2022
Why even leave your home if you can watch these amazing shows?
Interview With the Vampire
Based on the iconic Anne Rice novel, the series follows Louis de Pointe du Lac, a young affluent black man who is turned into a vampire in 1910s New Orleans and is now telling his story to a journalist.
Louis du Lac is played by Game of Thrones veteran Jacob Anderson while Lestat de Lioncourt, the vampire who turns Du Lac, is played by Sam Reid. In the 1994 movie, the duo were played by Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise, respectively. Journalist Daniel Molloy is played by Eric Bogosian in the series (in 1994 the role was played by Christian Slater), while Claudia, the young girl that Louis turns, is played by Avatar sequel star Bailey Bass (in the 1994 movie she was played by Kirsten Dunst). The pilot was directed by the GoT director Alan Taylor.
The series was renewed for a second season even before it was released (after positive feedback from focus groups) and seeing how AMC has recently purchased the rights to 18 Ann Rice books we will probably be seeing more adaptations soon.
A Friend of the Family
The series follows the Broberg family whose daughter gets kidnapped several times by a charismatic and obsessive family friend.
Produced by Nick Antosca of the Channel Zero fame, the series tells the story of Robert Berchtold, a close friend of the Broberg family-turned-serial child abductor, who kidnaps Jan Brober at age twelve and after she is returned to her parents he abducts her again at age fourteen. The series stars Jake Lacy, Colin Hanks, Lio Tipton, Mckenna Grace and Anna Paquin. The opening credits were filmed by Eliza Hittman(Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always).
Let the Right One In
Mark's and his daughter Eleanor's lives were changed forever 10 years earlier when she was turned into a vampire.
Seemingly frozen in time at age 12, Eleanor has lived a closed-in life, only able to go out at night, while her father does his best to keep her supplied with the human blood she needs to stay alive. They have now returned home to New York City in a bid to find a cure.
The series is based on the 2008 Swedish horror film of the same name, which itself was adopted from a novel and later remade for American audiences as a 2010 Matt Reeves film. In this most recent adaptation, Demian Bichir plays Mark and Madison Taylor Baez plays his daughter. Other cast members included Naomi Cole, Grace Gummer, Nick Stahl and Kevin Carroll. The series was developed by Andrew Hinderaker, who also wrote another Showtime horror series, Scary Tales.
This drama thriller series created by Eric Warren Singer(Top Gun:Maverick) and Steve Lightfoot and based on the novel of the same name by Gregory David Roberts follows an Australian bank robber/paramedic in training who escapes prison and flees the country, heading to India where he reinvents himself as a doctor in Bombay, and then travels to Afghanistan to partner up with a mob boss. Apple first acquired the rights to the book the film is based on in 2018. The main character is played by Charlie Hunnam(sons of Anarchy). Episode directors include Iain B. MacDonald(the Punisher), Bharat Nalluri (Torchwood) and Bronwen Hughes (The Good Doctor).
In a future subtly changed by advanced tech, a young woman discovers that a simulation she and her brother are testing is actually a portal to an alternate reality which is a version of her own dystopian future.
Westworld creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan teamed up to adapt cyberpunk guru William Gibson's novel of the same name (with the help of Scott B. Smith). The Peripheral spent four years in development.
Chloe Grace Moretz (Hitgirl from Kickass) plays Flynn Fisher, a young woman stuck in a dead-end job in a 3D printing shop whose mother is dying from cancer and whose brother is a former marine suffering from PTSD. The Fisher siblings get an unexpected opportunity to make good money by testing what they think is a new simulation, but it turns out the virtual world they visit is actually an alternate future reality. Other cast members include Jack Reynor, Gary Carr and Alexandra Billings.