2022 was a long yet very quick year in the bookish world– and with so many new releases coming in one after another, your must-watch list is probably stacked. So, where do you start?! No worries, we have you covered for your winter break. Everyone likes different genres, so we’re breaking it up as accordingly. We have a LARGE list for an array of differing TV show watchers! Here is a mixture of 21 adaptation TV shows to add to your must-watch list this winter break.
The Summer I Turned Pretty (2022)
Want a classic love triangle in the making? Follow Belly (Lola Tung) as she turn 16 while balancing her ever growing love life at Cousins Beach!
Teenager Charlie (Joe Locke) has developed an irreversible crush on his classmate. The problem is, he doesn’t know if Nick (Kit Connor) is gay. In this coming age story, find the most gooiest love story. (When I tell you this is my favorite romantic show… I’m not lying! Heartstopper is adorable!)
Tell Me Lies (2022)
Maybe you’re not a fan of clean love? Tell Me Lies gives off every red flag that you can imagine with this couple Lucy (Grace Van Patten) and Stephen (Jackson White). Toxic relationships in real life should not be warranted, but in the fiction world, we bookish folk eat this up.
The Bridgerton siblings deal with family, death, love, and sexy scenes! Sounds like a deal package. Shonda Rhimes teamed up with Netflix to give us a diverse group characters and season 3 is on it’s way!
The Handmaid’s Tale (2017-)
If you haven’t heard of The Handmaiden’s Tale, you got to be living under a rock! So take a gander on this dystopian society that will scramble your brain.
The Expanse (2015-2022)
Does space intrigue you? Yes? The Expanse is the best fit for you. Hundreds years in the future, the way of living has vastly changed where people live on The Belt (right outside of Earth), in space ships, and a colonization on Mars. Earthlings vs Mars are on the brink of war in this one!
The Peripheral (2022)
Flynne Fisher (Chloë Grace Mortez) has no future… until the future calls out to her.
Paper Girls (2022)
Teenagers from 1988 accidentally time travel to the year of 2019. Need I say more? These four girls must work with their adult versions of themselves to get back to their original time. But amidst a time war… things might get complicated!
The Witcher (2019-)
A stoic monster hunter, Gerald of Rivia (Henry Cavill), conquers his way through the world of the Continent as he struggles to find his place in the world while battling evil monsters and beasts.
Shadow and Bone (2021)
Alina Starkov (Jessie Mei Li), a fellow mapmaker, has unlimited power that could be key for her homeland against the The Fold that is filled with monsterous creatures!
House of the Dragon (2022-)
If you are anything like me, you love rewatching shows. House of the Dragon should be on everyone’s rewatch stat! In this Game of Thrones prequel, the Targaryen’s are at war with themselves. Get ready for blood, scandal, and family drama!
The Rings of Power (2022-)
The Rings of Power is another prequel worth watching! This epic drama is set far from the past, yet you will see familiar faces in Middle-Earth. Hint Hint: Elves barely age! These new and old characters confront the emergence of evil.
Are you surprised Wednesday made the list? Jenna Ortega carried this series to the sky and no one can tell me otherwise!
Peacemaker was a surprise success story. Like Jenna Ortega, John Cena SHINES as Peacemaker– equally funny and ruthless, we got ourselves a new ‘hero’!
Doom Patrol (2019-)
Mental health is extremely important to me, so having superheroes hashing out their traumas is a beautiful site to see.
The Sandman (2022-)
Get a mixture of horror, fantasy, thrill factor in this cosmic world with the Sandman (Tom Sturridge)– the man that controls dreams. He’s been imprisoned for over a century, and now he must journey across worlds and timelines to fix the chaos that has ensued.
I would be lying if I didn’t say I watched this show three times already. Let’s say I’m prepping for next season that’s coming out in a few months. Invincible is nothing like Marvel or DC and that might be a good thing because violence is not censored. Meet Invincible (Steven Yuen) and his ever so complicated relationship with his father, Omni-Man (J.K. Simmons)– the strongest man alive.
The Boys (2019-)
The Boys… boy will this show make you laugh your butt off and cry at the same time. In a world where superheroes might be the assholes and the civilians are going to try to expose what superheroes are really like to the real world. One problem… Homelander (Antony Starr) (aka the Superman of the show) might crack at any moment.
Cabinet of Curiosities (2022-)
Horror Anthology series anyone? Behind each door is filled with terror, so if you want an episodic horror adventures, look no further.
Interview with the Vampire (2022-)
Two hot queer vampires take the world together as they raise their daughter Claudia (Bailey Bass). Louis (Jacob Anderson), alone and recluse vampire reflects his long vampiric life with his lost love Lestat (Sam Reid). This updated version gives us all the gothic romance feels with a mix of fright!
Horror romance is my guilty pleasure. Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgely) is sarcastic, charming, a true gentleman… and a sociopathic killer? Sounds like a great match if you tell me! Out of all the shows, You would be first on my rewatch list!
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