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Best Shows to Watch: February 2022

It’s fair to say that we currently live in a golden age of television. With most people subscribed to multiple streaming services, we have a countless number of shows to watch at our fingertips and new ones coming out every day.


With that being said, here are some new shows that you should be watching if you’re not already:


Peacemaker

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2021’s The Suicide Squad was a box office and critical success, and a significant improvement from DC’s previous attempt at a film about the anti-hero team, 2016’s Suicide Squad. One of the major reasons for this was the presence of the character Peacemaker, played by John Cena.


The show picks up right after the movie's events, as a secret government task force is again using Peacemaker to take out a potential threat to humanity. Although that synopsis may make this show seem like a thriller, it's more of an action-comedy.


The show is a satirical take on old super tropes, almost in the vein of Marvel's Deadpool, as Peacemaker, Vigilante, and the gang tries to be heroes, although it sometimes seems they don't have any business trying to be.


This HBO Max spinoff show will have you laughing your eyes out while rooting for this anti-hero.


Where To Watch: HBO Max

Pam & Tommy

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Private information, photos, and videos about celebrities are leaked all the time in the current age of social media. But unfortunately, it seems becoming a public figure comes at the cost of all privacy.


Actress and model Pamela Anderson and musician Tommy Lee were one of the most scandalous couples of the 90s and some of the first people to be at the negative end of this privacy leak.


The Hulu mini-series Pam & Tommy stars Seth Rogen, Nick Offerman, Lily James as Pamela Anderson, and Sebastian Stan as Tommy Lee. We see the whirlwind romance between Pam and Tommy develop and soon come crashing down.


After a disgruntled electrician (Rogen) was fired without pay after working on Tommy Lee’s new home, he decided to get revenge by breaking in and stealing a safe. The safe contained money and jewelry and the now-infamous sex tape of Pam and Tommy on their honeymoon, which was then spread online.


Pam & Tommy had a bit of controversy surrounding it, as Anderson didn't want to be involved with the show and publicly denounced it before its release.


The program is filled with heavy nudity, sexually explicit scenes, and can often feel very silly. However, at its core, we see the leak's effects on the lives of Pamela and Tommy while also showing the perverse and invasive way the media treats those in the limelight, especially women.


Where To Watch: Hulu

Abbott Elementary

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Quinta Brunson created and stars in this mockumentary that follows the exploits of the staff of the underfunded Abbott Elementary school in Philadelphia. The show is a lighthearted comedy that shines a fun spotlight on teachers, who are often overlooked and underappreciated.


Quinta plays the role of Jannie, a passionate young teacher who frequently gets into situations well above her pay grade. Yet, despite all that, she means well and does the most to help her students while also trying to find herself.


The show is also filled with a talented cast of Tyler James Williams, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and Lisa Ann Walter.


Where To Watch: ABC (Tuesdays), Hulu

Bel-Air

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Many have criticized Hollywood for not being original and just rehashing everything that had past success. Looking at Bel-Air from the outside, many had concerns that it would be another reboot that was entertaining for the nostalgia and would eventually become boring. However, Bel-Air seems to have more to it and has a very different feel from its original.


Even though it was a sitcom, the classic 90’s show touched on serious topics like racism and being black in a primarily white environment. This show is a drama and touches on those topics more profoundly and even delves into things like drug use.


Although it may be hard to replicate Will Smith's captivating charisma, this shows a unique way to revisit old characters in this Peacock original show.


Where To Watch: Peacock

Archive 81

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Who doesn't like a good mystery?


Archive 81 is an adaptation of a podcast of the premise. It follows an archivist named Dan, who is trying to recover and restore lost tape recordings. Dan slowly realizes that there's more to these tapes than he thought.


The show is full of so many twists and turns, it’s one of those shows you'd want to binge in a whole day, and many are hoping it'll soon be renewed for a second season.


Where To Watch: Netflix
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