Best Mini-Series on Peacock to watch in 2022

A television miniseries with a great plot and superb acting is the best kind. The key ingredients to make it stand out from the rest of the series are that it must have a substantial body count and presents a distinctive perspective on life and society, the duration shouldn’t be too long or too short,  it should also be appropriate for a miniseries, and of course, the main focus should be entertainment.

You can find our ranking of the free series on Peacock below. If binge-watching reality TV is your thing, there are many other programs we haven’t mentioned that are also worth your time.


Weeds tried to introduce us to the privileged lead who turns to crime in times of need before Walter White went bad or Piper Chapman began selling underwear. Meet Nancy Botwin, played by Mary Louise Parker, a suburban mother-turned-marijuana dealer who is struggling to support her family after her husband passes away from a heart attack. As with so many Showtime shows, Jenji Kohan’s predecessor to Orange Is the New Black skidded out of control as Nancy descended further and further into the black market, but in its first season, in particular, Weeds decided to offer a gutsy, vulgar send-up of collectivist thinking and the American Dream.

Creators; Jenji Kohan

Cast: Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould, Justin Kirk, Kevin Nealon, Elizabeth Perkins, Romany Malco, Demián Bichir

IMDB Rating: 7.9/10

Everybody Hates Chris

Among all-time’s funniest comics is Chris Rock. This stance is not at all contentious. But in the middle of the 2000s, when he was developing a retro comedy series about his Brooklyn upbringing for the UPN, there was some doubt about whether his brand of sharp, knowing humor would hold up on network TV. The response came back as both yes and no.

Everybody Hates Chris establishes itself as a sharp, absolutely confident humourous from the first seconds of its pilot, which fits Rock’s brand to a tee. However, under the direction of co-creator and showrunner Ali LeRoi, the program aimed to be much more than just the comedian’s stage material adapted for television. The end result was a family sitcom that had elements of the classic Norman Lear comedies while also maintaining the fast pacing and precise editing of the very best single-camera productions.

 The show was never more successful, though than when it came to its casting, with Terry Crews and Tichina Arnold swiftly joining the hall of fame of great TV couples as Chris’ larger-than-life parents and Tyler James Williams exhibiting tremendous charm and comic timing as young Chris. And even though Chris would eventually be canceled after four seasons because of its low evaluations and frequent schedule changes, it quickly cemented its spot as one of the best sitcoms of the new century.

Creators; Chris Rock, Ali LeRoi

Cast: Tyler James Williams, Terry Crews, Tichina Arnold, Tequan Richmond, Imani Hakim, Vincent Martella

IMDB Rating: 7.5/10


Eureka was SciFi’s big swing of a counterargument to the grim seriousness of Battlestar Galactica, which had debuted two years earlier and catapulted SciFi into the mainstream of popular culture. It was set in the quirky, scientist-heavy, totally top-secret Pacific Northwestern town of the same name. Battlestar’s resident geniuses conspired with genocidal humanesque clones, while Eureka’s lot over at Global Dynamics experimented with innovative gunk and android animals and pheromonal enzymes that cause love stampedes; where Battlestar’s uniformed police devised space war against those exact genocidal humanesque clones; and where Battlestar’s resident geniuses collaborated with genocidal humanesque clones.

The town’s numerous head-in-the-clouds quantum physicists were saved from the funny injustices of their own geniuses by deputy sheriff Jo Lupo (Erica Cerra), who have used their vocational experience and relatively astronomical EQ.

However, those more serious stories were always balanced with Jack’s banter with his Smart House, Jo’s flirtatiously aggressive advent with bad boy researcher Zane Donovan (Niall Matter), or clumsy amazing Fargo (Neil Grayston) doing almost everything guest starring. This is not to say that Eureka didn’t cope with difficult situations, and shadowy plotlines long before he became the cunning Papa Pope, Joe Morton. The more serious stories were fine, but what really made Eureka’s brief five seasons such delightful entertainment to watch were those effortlessly light, wholly unself-conscious touches.

Creators; Andrew Cosby, Jaime Paglia

Cast: Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Joe Morton, Debrah Farentino, Jordan Hinson, Ed Quinn, Erica Cerra

IMDB Rating: 8.1/10

The fall

Let it be known that Jamie Dornan demonstrated his acting prowess and charisma before he became Christian Grey in this outstanding psychological thriller as a disturbingly unnerving murderer. One of the scariest on-screen serial killers in recent memory is played by actor Dominic Dornan as a mild-mannered husband, father, and grief counselor. As meticulous and methodical as his ultimate pursuer, Paul Spector is a stalker. Stella Gibson, a British special agent supervisor sent to Belfast to investigate a string of horrific murders, enters the scene.

As the cat-and-mouse game gets more intense, Anderson’s portrayal of the character is a triumph in and of itself. She is analytical, unyielding, and reserved, but boldly sexual at her own terms, completely unconcerned by the dick-swinging and political maneuvering of her male coworkers. The fact that we can’t take our eyes off the screen despite knowing who the killer is from the first frames of the show speaks volumes about how stealthily creepy The Fall is.

Creators; Allan Cubitt

Cast: Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan, Valene Kane, Séalinín Brennan, Colin Morgan, Bronagh Taggart, Niamh McGrady, Sarah Beattie, John Lynch

IMDB Rating: 8.1/10


Parenthood was a good drama from the beginning, but it developed into a great one over the course of its six seasons. The NBC series felt incredibly authentic. We are the Bravermans. Each episode of the program offers viewers a chance to cry in a cathartic way while learning more about what it’s like to live in a large, adoring family. The most difficult one-hour programming is family dramas because they have to keep viewers interested without a once-a-week patient to treat, crime to focus on solving, or case to file suit. Because of this, a family drama will frequently use the television cliché of giving the main character a disease.

However, Parenthood made a  significant impact on the Kristina (Monica Potter) story arc. When the series shows the details of life, it succeeds. Kristina has faced smaller challenges in life in addition to her battle with breast cancer. Life goes on despite cancer, the show subtly emphasizes. On TV, illnesses frequently strike characters only to be resolved in one or two episodes after a few required soppy scenes. However, Potter delivered the performance of her career while Kristina was battling cancer. She made the audience feel for Kristina while never letting them feel sorry for her, and as a result, Parenthood quietly rose to become one of the best shows on television, paving the way for NBC’s upcoming major family drama This is Us.

Creators; Ron Howard, Jason Katims

Cast: Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, Monica Potter, Erika Christensen, Sam Jaeger, Savannah Paige Rae, Sarah Ramos, Max Burkholder, Joy Bryant, Miles Heizer, Mae Whitman, Bonnie Bedelia, Craig T. Nelson, Tyree Brown

IMDB Rating: 8.3/10

New Amsterdam

Even Paste’s own former Television editor, Matt Brennan, declared the break-the-system medical drama New Amsterdam’s “metronomic refrain” absurd when it first debuted as part of the network’s Fall 2018 prime-time schedule. But as anyone who has seen the show develops over the past two years can attest, Dr. Max Goodwin’s How can I help? has changed from the corny catchphrase that my fellow critics mocked as prime-time pabulum to the kind of stubbornly anti-cynical mission statement that is difficult not to find empowering least coming from a hugely popular broadcast medical drama.

Because the system-wide inequities and administrative flashbacks blended into American healthcare are just so deeply rooted, even a white savior complicated as sincere and robust as Max’s has proven to be insufficient to dismantle it all at once. This is despite the fact that Max does seem to make at New Amsterdam as many unbelievably broad, pie-in-the-sky changes in those first few episodes. Or two. maybe three. maybe a hundred.

The probability that many of those same viewers will become entangled in the cracks of America’s broken healthcare system and the availability of more than 40 episodes for new viewers to catch up on means that there is already more than enough of Dr. Max Goodwin’s advice available. The longer both the pandemic and the current historic rates of unemployment persist, there will be more than enough of Dr. Max Goodwin’s brand of break-the-system fantasy to inspire more of us to turn to our communities and take action. BTW, “How can I help?”

Creators;  David Schulner

Cast: Ryan Eggold, Janet Montgomery, Freema Agyeman, Jocko Sims, Tyler Labine, Anupam Kher

IMDB Rating: 8/10

Joanne Wells

Joanne Wells is a media journalist for ScreenNearYou. She reports on the inside conversations in Hollywood. Also, she loves pizza!

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