Peacock continues to expand with more shows across every genre for subscribers to enjoy. As the service has grown, existing shows are returning for second seasons, such as Tina Fey’s hilarious comedy Girls5eva, which returns for its second season this month. Unfortunately, despite the Peacock’s success, some shows have been canceled already, and others that haven’t been as popular. But with a continuously updated slate of original shows as well as access to popular broadcast shows, Peacock is totally worth it.
The only question is: what show to watch right now? Our team has compiled the top 10 must-watch shows on Peacock in May 2022. No matter what your mood is, there is a show for everyone.
Joe vs Carole – 2022
Cast: John Cameron Mitchell, Kate McKinnon, Kyle MacLachlan
Created by: Etan Frankel
IMDB Ratings: 5.9/10
The show follows the criminal case of Joe Exotic, a zookeeper who has been convicted of murder-for-hire. It is based on Wondery’s Over My Dead Body podcast, entitled Joe Exotic: Tiger King (before retitled Joe vs. Carole).
Bust Down – 2022
Cast: Jak Knight, Langston Kerman, Sam Jay
Created by: Chris Redd, Langston Kerman, Sam Jay, Jak Knight
IMDB Ratings: 6.3/10
This comedy, directed by Lorne Michaels and starring Chris Redd, follows four men who work in a casino in middle America. Although they despise their dead-end jobs and lives, their attempts to find something more exciting often lead them to dig themselves deeper into the abyss. There is no deep meaning or moral lesson in each episode of ‘Absurd,’ just raunchy, irreverent humor. Simply put, Bust Down is meant to make you laugh.
Cast: Hamza Haq, Laurence Leboeuf, John Hannah, Ayisha Issa, Jim Watson
Created by: Joseph Kay
IMDB Ratings: 7.9/10
Transplant is a Canadian medical drama television series that premiered on February 26, 2020. This series centers on Bashir “Bash” Hamed, a Syrian doctor who comes to Canada as a refugee during the Syrian Civil War and attempts to rebuild his career as a medical resident at the fictional York Memorial Hospital in Toronto.
Cast: Archie Panjabi, Christopher Plummer, Kris Holden-Ried
Created by: Vincent Shiao
IMDB Ratings: 7.2/10
The series depicts the investigation by the fictional Transport Safety and Investigations Bureau into the disappearance of a British passenger plane over the Atlantic Ocean and its reasons.
Code 404 (2020)
Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Comedy, Crime
Cast: Stephen Graham, Daniel Mays
Created by: Tim Miller, Sam Myer, Daniel Peak
IMDB Ratings: 6.3/10
The British police procedural comedy-drama is unique. John Mayor, a detective, is killed while on duty and then brought back to life a year later as part of an experimental artificial intelligence project. As one might expect, the first thing he wants to do is track down the individual responsible for his death. It is absolutely entertaining and captivating to watch the dynamics between Major and his best friend Roy, the tension with his wife Kelly, and the ongoing questions regarding the A.I. Ethics Committee.
Lost Speedways (2020)
Genre: Documentary, History, Sport
Cast: Matthew Dillner, Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Created by: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
IMDB Ratings: 8.2/10
Explore the racing world with legendary driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and co-host Matthew Dilner as they take you through the great racing cathedrals of the past. Each episode features various guests who are racing legends and discusses abandoned speedways that have been overtaken by nature. The series is also the creation of Earnhardt Jr. and will undoubtedly be a big hit with NASCAR fans.
If you are a fan of car racing and want to watch this series, we have great news for you, but we also have bad news. Let’s begin with the bad news first, due to geo-restrictions, you can not access Peacock tv outside USA, or anywhere around the globe where it is not available.
However, here is the good news: by using a VPN, you can access Peacock tv outside USA, or even no matter where you are.
New Amsterdam (2018)
Cast: Ryan Eggold, Freema Agyeman, Janet Montgomery
Created by: David Schulner
IMDB Ratings: 8.1/10
It’s not your typical medical drama. The show is a heartbreaking, comedic, sometimes all-too-real portrayal of the medical profession, which pokes not-so-subtly fun at societal injustices every episode. The story revolves around a sick patient who cannot afford their treatment, a teenager who is facing mental illness and isolation during a pandemic, or even the existence of racism in a hospital. This story is fiction with a little bit of truth thrown in as the medical director, Dr. Max Goodwin (Ryan Eggold), struggles to save the world and help everyone he can, even if his ideas raise eyebrows. The show is a fast-paced, heart-warming departure from the typical hospital drama formula.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Cast: Dervla Kirwan, Niamh Walsh, Seána Kerslake
Created by: Kate O’Riordan
IMDB Ratings: 6.4/10
This Irish thriller drama, already renewed for a third season, is now streaming its second season online. When Val’s husband is suddenly found dead at the foot of a cliff the morning after a large family gathering, she is a devoted wife and mother of three. But, as Val tries to uncover the truth about what happened the night before, she becomes confused about what happened to him. Throughout her journey, she discovers corruption, privilege, wealth, and dysfunction in her small Irish town.
Young Rock (2021)
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Joseph Lee Anderson, Stacey Leilua
Created by: Nahnatchka Khan, Jeff Chiang
IMDB Ratings: 7.8/10
If you’ve ever been curious about Dwayne’ The Rock’ Johnson’s childhood, this sitcom explores real stories from his childhood, fun and creative. This film is built on the premise that a modern-day Johnson is running for president and being interviewed. He recalls pivotal moments in his life that somehow relate to his relatability to average Americans. This show flips between three different eras of the actor’s life, from his early childhood to his teenage years to his college years, and tells real stories from his life, although sometimes out of order. Johnson’s younger self is played by outstanding actors, as is the supporting cast, including his parents (including WWE wrestler Rocky Johnson), grandmother, and other famous wrestlers of that era such as Andre the Giant and “Macho Man” Randy Savage. You’ll enjoy reliving those glory days.
Killing It (2022)
Cast: Craig Robinson, Claudia O’Doherty, Rell Battle
Created by: Daniel J. Goor, Luke Del Tredici
IMDB Ratings: 6.9/10
As a bank security guard in Miami, Craig Foster is a rags-to-riches story about class and capitalism. It’s not easy for him and his ex-wife, Camille, to co-parent Vanessa, a preteen. Despite Craig’s intentions to become an entrepreneur, he has no way of putting his ideas into action. After meeting Jillian, a down-on-her-luck driver for a ride-hailing service, he decides to pursue his American dream. When he learns of state-sponsored python hunting, he immediately goes all in.