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)
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.
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?
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)
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)
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.
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.
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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?
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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.
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)
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.