One bright side of the pandemic lockdowns in 2020 and ’21 was a genre TV renaissance. Sci-fi shows that might have otherwise been overlooked like Squid Game and Manifest found huge audiences. When the world reopened in 2022, people spent more time out of the house, making for less time to binge show of the moment.
As a result, a slew of great genre shows that weren’t called Stranger Things, Andor, or Wednesday became lost in an ever-expanding labyrinth of TV in 2022, making it difficult to decide which series to watch next. To help you out, we picked out some of the most binge-worthy sci-fi shows that fell under the radar, either due to poor marketing or stiff competition (usually both). No matter how you like your science fiction, there’s a lot to love on this list: reanimated cadavers; giant, fighting robots; tiny, murderous robots; time-traveling tweens; super spies with secret powers; aliens both evil and benevolent; a mysterious hole; and monsters… lots and lots of monsters.