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The Best Shows on Peacock Right Now (December 2022)

37 of the Best Shows on Peacock

Peacock has a variety of shows, movies, and other content to entertain you. The streaming service has an extensive collection of shows, including some of the best from NBC, such as The Office, not to mention the collection of shows from other networks. Today, we’ll review some of the best shows on Peacock, old and new.

If you recently subscribed to one of Peacock’s subscriptions, or want to see the best shows on Peacock, then we have a generous selection for you. If you’re going to watch some of these shows but don’t have a subscription, don’t worry. The ad-version of Peacock is entirely free. With this version, you may not have access to all of the shows we’ll discuss, but there is always time to upgrade in the future.

Here are some of the Best Shows on Peacock.

One of Us Is Lying (2021)

One of Us Is Lying (2021)

Genre: Drama, Mystery

Created by: Erica Saleh, Darío Madrona; based on the book by Karen M. McManus

Cast: Annalisa Cochrane, Chibuikem Uche, and Marianly Tejada

Haven’t read the novels yet? Watch this calculated mystery packed with drama to keep your eyes glued to the screen.

The series follows four students- Bronwyn, Addy, Cooper, and Nate- when they become the primary suspects in a murder case. The only other student in detention unexpectedly dies from an allergic reaction, and he had secrets to reveal. Facades crumble, suspicions arise, and everyone is on edge from trying to find the actual murderer. Now is the time to watch this gripping mystery, with season two released in late 2022.

I have read the novels already, but when I watched this show, I couldn’t stop. I knew what would happen most of the time, but the acting drew me in and made me think that I still didn’t know what would come.

Yellowstone (2018)

   Yellowstone (2018)

Genre: Drama, Western

Created by: Taylor Sheridan and John Linson

Cast: Kevin Costner, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes

With four seasons to binge, sit back and follow the Dutton family while they control the United States’ largest contiguous ranch. The family is constantly attacked from its borders, whether it’s land developers, the first National Park in America, or an Indian reservation.

The first few episodes in season one are packed with information on the plot and characters, so make sure you pay attention. At the same time, you figure out which character is which. This dramatic cowboy series is known for its addictiveness, but will the Dutton family continue to ward off the enemies threatening its borders? How long can they stay under attack without crumbling?

Suits (2011)

   Suits (2011)

Genre: Drama

Created by: Aaron Korsh

Cast: Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle, Sarah Rafferty, Rick Hoffman

Suits is set in a New York City law firm, and the series follows charismatic lawyers, such as Harvey Specter, through what it takes to be a lawyer at a massive law firm. We see Mike Ross use his impressive memory to talk his way into an associate position for Harvey. Mike has quite the challenge ahead of him, speaking that he’s a college dropout and has never once attended law school- both things needed to be a lawyer.

Harvey takes a chance on him because of his eidetic memory. The two work on challenging cases and complex relationships while concealing Mike’s secret. Follow the love affairs and the complexities of the legal system for a gripping and interesting series.

Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin (2022)

Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin (2022)

Genre: Comedy

Created by: Megan Amram, Elizabeth Banks

Cast: Adam DeVine, Flula Borg, Sarah Hyland, Jameela Jamil

If you haven’t watched the Pitch Perfect movie series, don’t watch this show until you’ve watched the three movies. Seriously, they’re hilarious, so why not spend more time watching funny content?

Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin is a spinoff from the entertaining musical comedy, so if you’d like more insight into the characters or more hilarious moments to think about when you’re bored at work, watch the movies.

Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin doesn’t include the Barden Bellas. Instead, it follows Bumper, the guy who works as an incompetent security guard and sings with a stale acapella group. He’s tired of believing he peaked in college, so he moves to Berlin to try and resuscitate his music career when one of his songs becomes popular in Germany.

The Calling (2022)

The Calling (2022)

Genre: Crime, Drama

Created by: David E. Kelley, Barry Levinson

Cast: Jeff Wilbusch, Juliana Canfield, Karen Robinson

David E. Kelley adopted the series from Dror Mishani’s novels. Kelley portrays a detective working in New York in an investigative drama. Detective Avraham mainly relies on spirituality to guide him through his cases. Avraham questions his beliefs when he confronts a new case.

Irreverent (2022)

Irreverent (2022)

Genre: Crime, Drama

Created by: Paddy Macrae

Cast: Colin Donnell, Ed Oxenbould, Kylie Bracknell, P.J. Byrne

What’s your Plan B when Plan A goes wrong? Mack will do anything necessary to protect his identity and stay hidden from his enemies. When things take a turn for Mack in a careless heist, he hides in a tiny Australian town. To mask his real identity, he works at the local church as a reverend. This captivating crime show will release on November 30, 2022, so be on the lookout.

Weeds (2005)

Weeds (2005)

Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama

Created by: Jenji Kohan

Cast: Mary-Louise Parker, Alexander Gould, Justin Kirk

What if your husband unexpectedly dies and gifts you with a massive amount of debt? Remember, you have two children and no job to support yourself. This is what happened to Nancy Botwin.

To keep her head above water, cover expenses, and support her family, Nancy begins growing and selling marijuana. Nancy dives head first into the abyss of the slimy criminal world of drug dealing. Nancy is drawn into the legal systems over the series and develops a client base. She hides her selling and creates her own strain of weed: MILF. Nancy will do what it takes to defend her family, so she relocates to stay out of prison and to protect her children.

Bust Down (2022)

Bust Down (2022)

Genre: Comedy

Created by: Chris Redd, Sam Jay, Langston Kerman, Jak Knight

Cast: Jak Knight, Sam Jay, Langston Kerman

Bust Down follows four casino employees living lives they despise in middle America. Their lives are dead-ends; anything remotely exciting leaves them worse off. The four end up in an enormous mess and find a way to escape the consequences.

The show doesn’t exactly have any moral lessons or a deep meaning, just vulgar, derisive humor. This show wasn’t designed to teach you how to conquer your fears or change the world; it was made to make you laugh.

Leopard Skin (2022)

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Created by: Epix’s War of the Worlds

Cast: Carla Gugino, Ana de la Reguera, Gaite Jansen

Leopard Skin is set to air on Peacock in late November. This dramatic crime thriller follows a gang while they search for shelter at an estate in Mexico owned by two women. They’re taken hostage when the former housekeeper and two dinner guests arrive. With each betrayal, secret, and startling desire, Leopard Skin seems to be an exciting and promising series.

Queer as Folk (2022)

Queer as Folk (2022)

Genre: Drama

Created by: Stephen Dunn

Cast: Devin Way, Steffan Argus, Jesse James Keitel

This Peacock original is set in New Orleans, and follows a mixed friend group that finds themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. Their lives forever change when they arrive at a queer nightclub, The Babylon. They are left to cope with the byproduct of the trauma from a shooting. This series is about as raw as you can get with grief, trauma, vulnerability, addiction, relationships, and much more. It also shows that LGBTQ isn’t just about being gay; it’s everything that comes with it.

A Friend of the Family (2022)

A Friend of the Family (2022)

Genre: Crime, Drama

Created by: Mary Ann Broberg

Cast: Colin Hanks, Anna Paquin, Jake Lacy

A Friend of the Family is based on true events, and it highlights some of the worst fears a parent can face. For two years, a friend of the Broberg family- Robert Berchtold- kidnaps a child- Jan Broberg- twice.

Set in the ’70s, the Broberg family faces the ugliest form of tragedy twice in two years. Their seemingly innocent friend, Robert, is repeatedly kidnapping their daughter. The Brobergs’ strong belief in faith and sense of community blinded them from Berchtold’s true motives and deranged tendencies. Berchtold rips deeper into the Broberg family, even attempting to turn their daughter Jan against her parents. Bob finds it increasingly difficult to ignore the real Berchtold. A Friend of the Family is perfect for any true-crime fan; check out this dark and twisted drama on Peacock.

Shadowland (2022)

Shadowland (2022)

Genre: Documentary

Created by: Joe Berlinger

Cast: Maryam Henein, Zach Vorhies, Christopher Key, Megan Garber

Filmmaker Joe Berlinger documents across the country to uncover why Americans can’t seem to agree on the truth and what is inaccurate. The teams of documentarians across the United States visit subjects that have rejected mainstream media reporting. Most of the documentary focuses on those that aided and abetted the January 6 riots, anti-vaccinators, specifically those against the COVID-19 vaccine, and several other conspiracy theories our country can’t seem to agree on.

The ultimate questions of this documentary are why people believe in the conspiracies they believe in, how dangerous they are, and how they have helped rip apart society. Check out this eye-opening documentary if you want to understand the other side.

The Undeclared War (2022)

The Undeclared War (2022)

Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, War & Politics

Created by: Peter Kosminsky

Cast: Simon Pegg, Hannah Khalique-Brown, Mark Rylance

Not too far in the future, The Undeclared War is in post-pandemic 2024 during a British general election. The show follows teams of analysts at GCHQ warding off cyber-attacks across the UK as the general election occurs. An intern at GCHQ, Saara Parvan, is thrown into a cyber warfare case. They must conquer the enemy while keeping the public unaware of the possible war looming with Russia.

Trigger Point (2022)

Trigger Point (2022)

Genre: Crime, Drama

Created by: Daniel Brierley

Cast: Vickey McClure, Tom Stokes, Adrian Lester

Only available on Peacock, this thriller follows frontline workers who risk everything to fight off a terrorist attack in London. Luckily, the team has been given enough time to stop the terrorist from taking more lives before it’s too late.

Trigger Point also follows Lana Washington, an ex-military veteran, and bomb disposal operative. She uses her experience from the Afghan War and transfers it to the streets of London to prevent terrorist threats from becoming terrorist attacks. You’ll be on the edge of your seat throughout this compelling drama.

Last Light (2022)

Last Light (2022)

Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Created by: Patrick Massett and John Zinman; based on the novel by Alex Scarrow

Cast: Matthew Fox, Alyth Ross, Joanne Froggatt

Based on the novel by Alex Scarrow, Andy Nielson, a petro-chemist, discovers himself in a pre-apocalyptic scenario. Meaning the world has been cut off from the oil in the Middle East, and society is crumbling. Andy is separated from his family, so he’s searching for them to reunite. Also, he wants to find out who is behind this decision and crisis, along with their motives. This is another thrilling, edge-of-your-seat show as Andy attempts to reunite with his family and discover the mastermind behind this crisis.

Everything I Know About Love (2022)

Everything I Know About Love (2022)

Genre: Drama

Created by: Dolly Alderton

Cast: Marli Siu, Emma Appleton, Bel Powley

This coming-of-age TV show follows four female friends in London in 2012. Maggie and Birdy are childhood best friends, but now they’re living in a London house share in their early 20s. Everything I Know About Love shows the struggles of navigating everyday adulting, humiliations, heartbreak, bad dates, and everyday life. This show doesn’t shy away from the messiness in life or the fear of losing deep friendships as we grow up and move on to new chapter in our lives.

The Resort (2022)

The Resort (2022)

Genre: Comedy, Mystery

Created by: Andy Siara

Cast: William Jackson Harper, Cristin Milioti, Nick Offerman

A married couple sets out on an anniversary trip at a luxury resort. This ends up being the trip that puts their marriage to the test while they attempt to reconnect and rekindle their dying flame. The couple gets sucked into a 15-year-old mystery while at their luxury resort on the Mayan Riviera. What better way to test a marriage than to work together to solve a complicated case?

Smother (2021)

Smother (2021)

Genre: Crime, Drama

Created by: Kate O’Riordan

Cast: Dervla Kirwan, Niamh Walsh, Seána Kerslake

Smother currently has two seasons but was recently renewed for a third. The series follows Val, a widow and a mother of three. The morning after a big birthday party, Val’s husband is found dead at the bottom of a cliff. She wants answers, so she begins her own investigation into what happened the night prior. Val keeps questioning what could have happened after Denis ruined her party with his inappropriate announcement. Throughout her investigation, Val discovers what actually controls her small County Clare town: privilege, corruption, wealth, and dysfunction.

Wolf Like Me (2022)

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Created by: Abe Forsythe

Cast: Isla Fisher, Josh Gad, Emma Lung

Mary and Gary meet and can tell they’re destined to be in each other’s lives, but they carry some heavy personal baggage. Gary’s wife recently passed, so he’s struggling with being a widower and a single father. On the other hand, Mary is keeping a deep secret. Despite the unfortunate circumstances of their meeting, they believe they were brought together for a reason. Will they figure out why they were brought together before their secrets eat away at their relationship?

That ’70s Show (1998)

That ’70s Show (1998)

Genre: Sitcom, Comedy, Romance

Created by: Mark Brazill, Terry Turner, Betty Turner

Cast: Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Wilmer Valderrama, Danny Masterson, Topher Grace, Laura Prepon

In 1970s Wisconsin, a tight and diverse group of friends are on the verge of adulthood. The group yearns for independence while facing the struggles of becoming adults. If you’re looking for something light and easy to watch, That ‘70s Show is perfect.

Friday Night Lights (2006)

Friday Night Lights (2006)

Genre: Drama

Created by: Peter Berg, Brian Grazer

Cast: Kyle Chandler, Zach Gilford, Connie Britton, Minka Kelly, Gauis Charles, Adrianna Palicki

Dillon, Texas, is a rural town where winning the state football championship is above all else. The coach- Eric Taylor- guides the high school football team through intense seasons while he deals with family issues. Friday Night Lights addresses many issues that small-town America faces between current and former football players, team members, supporters, coaching staff, and the townsfolk.

The Blacklist (2013)

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery

Created by: Jon Bokenkamp

Cast: Harry Lennix, James Spader, Diego Klattenhoff

Raymond “Red” Reddington built a career around crime and became one of the FBI’s most wanted. Red is quite the confusing criminal, leaving authorities perplexed when he willingly turns himself in. Of course, there’s a catch- he agrees to help the FBI catch other notorious criminals and fugitives, including spies and international terrorists. Red agrees to help catch criminals the FBI hasn’t even heard of in exchange for freedom.

How could the FBI possibly turn down an offer like that? Despite the legal and ethical concerns, it’s almost too good to resist. Red proves he is worthy of this deal, even if he does it for selfish reasons. Also, Elizabeth Keen, an FBI agent, doesn’t understand why Red insists on protecting her. There’s a different twisted criminal in each episode and twists you won’t see coming, overall, it’s an intense show you won’t want to miss.

Parenthood (2010)

Genre: Drama

Created by: Jason Katims; based on the Ron Howard film

Cast: Peter Krause, Dax Shepard, Erika Christensen, Monica Potter, Lauren Graham

Loosely based on the 1989 Ron Howard film and the second adaptation, Parenthood follows the Braverman family, specifically the lives of three generations. We see the matriarch, patriarch, and their four children, followed by their families as they go about their lives.

La Brea (2021)

Genre: Science Fiction, Drama, Thriller

Created by: David Applebaum

Cast: Natalie Zea, Jon Seda, Eoin Macken

What would you do if a massive sinkhole separated you from your family? In the middle of Los Angeles, an enormous sinkhole opens up and separates a family between two worlds. A mother and son accidentally fall into a primeval land with a group of strangers, while the father and daughter are left to solve this anomaly. The group in this mysterious, prehistoric land has to find out where they are and if there’s a way back home.

Parks and Recreation (2009)

Parks and Recreation (2009)

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Created by: Michael Schur, Greg Daniels

Cast: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Paul Schneider

Parks and Recreation is a show about good people that try to make this place a better world in their own comical way. This show features the character Leslie Knope, a government official who wants to better her hometown, Pawnee. She refuses to let the city hall politics ruin her outlook and vision for her community.

Quantum Leap (2022)

Quantum Leap (2022)

Genre: Sci-Fi

Created by: Donald P. Bellisario

Cast: Raymond Lee, Ernie Hudson, Caitlin Bassett

No, this isn’t the original Quantum Leap; it’s a reboot. The new Quantum Leap is set in the present, and it’s been 30 years since Dr. Sam Beckett vanished after using the Quantum Leap accelerator. A new team has come along to restart the project in hopes of gaining a better understanding of how the machine works and the man who created it.

A.P. Bio (2018)

Genre: Comedy

Created by: Michael Patrick O’Brien

Cast: Lyric Lewis, Mary Sohn, Glenn Howerton, Jean Villepique, Tom Bennet, Patton Oswalt

Harvard professor, Jack Griffin, failed to land his dream job with his arch-rival, so he begrudgingly moves back to Ohio. He gets a job as a high school Advanced Placement Biology teacher, but he clarifies that he will not teach a single thing about biology. Instead, his intelligent students are tasked to help him get revenge on his rival.

Bel-Air (2022)

   Bel-Air (2022)

Genre: Drama, Family

Created by: Morgan Cooper

Cast: Adrian Holmes, Cassandra Freeman, Jabari Banks

This new take on the ’90s sitcom is set in the present day. The main character- played by Jabari Banks- moves from his hometown in West Philadelphia to Bel-Air with his auntie and uncle. This reboot gives a fresh perspective on the original story about his life as it’s turned upside down. The storyline sticks closely to the original The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, showing a raw and dramatic story that many can find relatable.

New Amsterdam (2018)

Genre: Drama

Created by: David Schulner

Cast: Ryan Eggold, Janet Montgomery, Freema Agyeman

A heart-wrenching and comedic medical drama portrays medical professions and societal injustices in each episode. The storyline varies from patient to patient, but it succeeds in showing the toll medical professions can have on your psyche. Dr. Max Goodwin desperately tries to save and help everyone with his untraditional ideas. This show is bound to pull at your heartstrings while you are welcomed into the world of hospital drama.

We Are Lady Parts (2021)

We Are Lady Parts (2021)

Genre: Sitcom, Music Comedy

Created by: Nida Manzoor

Cast: Anjana Vasan, Faith Omole, Sarah Kameela Impey

Nerdy and naive Amina Hussein is recruited into an all-female Muslim punk band- Lady Parts- to be the lead guitarist. Amina’s world is flipped upside down when she goes from spending her days in labs to days with joyful and chaotic band members. Her world changes as she attempts to navigate cultural differences.

Girls5Eva (2021)

Girls5Eva (2021)

Genre: Comedy

Created by: Meredith Scardino

Cast: Busy Philipps, Paula Pell, Sara Bareilles, Renee Elise Goldsberry

This American musical comedy follows four women that are a part of a girl group: Girls5eva. The group was popular briefly in 2000 but faded away and was labeled a one-hit-wonder. The girls get sampled by a young rapper, and they reunite to take one more chance on their pop star dreams.

Modern Family (2009)

Modern Family (2009)

Genre: Comedy, Sitcom

Created by: Christopher Lloyd, Steven Levitan

Cast: Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ed O’Neill, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Ty Burrell

Modern Family follows the Pritchetts and the other “modern” families. Overall, this includes Jay (the older Pritchett patriarch), Jay’s young Colombian wife; Mitchell (Jay’s son), Mitchell’s husband, their adopted daughter; Claire (Jay’s daughter), Claire’s husband, and their three children.

It’s not every day you come across a show that will make you laugh out loud, but this clever and comical series will do just that with each episode. Each episode shows the family members going about their daily lives, broken up by seated interviews. Their daily lives are interesting because they’re filled with humorous dialogue, misunderstandings, and much more, but in the interviews, we see the characters reveal their actual thoughts and motives.

The Office (2005)

The Office (2005)

Genre: Comedy

Created by: Ricky Gervais, Greg Daniels

Cast: Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski

I think just about everyone with a TV has had The Office recommended to them. If you’re looking for something witty, The Office is perfect. The series will make you crack up and pull your heartstrings as you watch the romance between Jim Halpert and Pam Beesly unfold. At the same time, Michael Scott will likely make you laugh the most as he plays his oblivious role as a boss in the workplace.

Chucky (2021)

Genre: Horror, Drama

Created by: Don Mancini

Cast: Zackary Arthur, Devon Sawa, Jennifer Tilly

For non-fans, Chucky might not be entertaining, but for devoted fans of the franchise, this will be right up your alley.

Chucky has creative horror and unsettling humor that will satisfy any franchise fan. After a vintage Chucky doll appears at a yard sale in a New Jersey town, the once peaceful and picturesque town is thrust into chaos. The series of disturbing murders exposes the towns’ secrets and hypocrisies.

Code 404 (2020)

Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Created by: Tim Miller, Sam Myer, Daniel Peak

Cast: Stephen Graham, Daniel Mays

What do you do when the dead are brought back to life? In Code 404, detective John Major is killed on duty and brought back to life from an AI project in testing. Detectives Carver and Major were the best duo for fighting crime until Major lost his life. Once he’s resurrected, he wants to find the person that killed him during the operation that went awry. Major’s rocky marriage with his wife Kelly, the friendship dynamic between him and his best friend and partner Roy, and the questions and suspicions surrounding the AI Ethics Committee guarantees an interesting and amusing show.

Vampire Academy (2022)

Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Created by: Julie Plec, Marguerite MacIntyre

Cast: Rhian Blundell, Jonetta Kaiser, Sisi Stringer

Two different social classes and upbringings didn’t keep Rose and Lissa from each other. Rose is a vampire-human hybrid trained to protect against savages, while Lissa is vampire royalty. The two bond over transforming palace politics and pushing back from societal oppression while they define what their futures will look like. The two are enrolled in the vampire academy to learn the ins and outs of what it takes to be a true vampire.

The Capture (2019)

   The Capture (2019)

Genre: Crime, Drama

Created by: Ben Chanan

Cast: Holliday Grainger, Callum Turner, Ron Perlman

The first season is set in present-day London. Rachel Carey, a detective inspector, arrests Shaun, a UK Special Forces corporal, for alleged kidnapping and murder. The CCTV footage makes it impossible to follow through with the filed charges against him, and Shaun denies everything while implying that it must be a conspiracy.

In the second season, a promising politician, Isaac, ends up in a similar fake situation. Isaac is at the center of yet another conspiracy, and Rachel is assigned to unveil the truth again.

Switch Up the Genre and the Streaming Service

It’s easy to become jaded with a streaming service, but Peacock is one of the most innovative services, and they constantly have new titles filling their libraries. A few shows coming in November include the spinoff from a hit movie, Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin, Irreverent, and The Calling.

We know it can be hard to find something new and exciting to watch, but Peacock’s streaming service is packed with great content. Hopefully, you’ve found a few titles to dive into or add to your watch list. Keep checking Peacock’s library for the new titles added every month.

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