What to watch now: The best of the 2022 Emmy Awards

The 74th annual Primetime Emmy Awards were hosted on Sep. 12 by Kenan Thompson in Los Angeles, CA. Television’s best competed for 53 of the most prestigious awards with many actors and shows taking home multiple awards. After seeing the winners (and losers) from the night, here are the best Emmy-winning TV shows to watch now.

Succession, starring Jeremy Strong, took home 3 awards following 25 nominations including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Writer for a Drama Series. After winning three separate categories, it has become clear that Succession is must-see television. The show features four siblings, all of whom are competing to take charge of their father’s business. Contention builds as the vision for the company’s future becomes convoluted and they all look to maximize their position. If you are in the mood for a comedy with a dark twist, Succession is the show for you. The show brings in topics from the current political climate and puts its own spin on incorporating comic relief in the face of serious issues.

Euphoria, starring Zendaya, also walked away with three Emmy awards including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series after being nominated for five different categories this year. The racy drama features a group of high school students as they progress through their teenage years amidst temptations of drugs and crime. This hit show is becoming a classic for teenagers as it gives a more realistic portrayal of what high school is like compared to other television series. Executively produced by Drake, the show appeals to audience members who appreciate the subtleties of quality music within a television show.

Ted Lasso, starring Jason Sudeikis, succeeded in establishing itself among the top comedy shows after securing 20 nominations, including winning Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy, Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Ted Lasso broadcasts the hilarious nature of an American football coach attempting to manage a European soccer team. For an audience searching for a feel-good show, Ted Lasso demonstrates the perfect harmony between comedy and drama, leaving the viewer smiling after each and every episode.

While there are a multitude of television shows that were recognized at the Emmy Awards this year, choosing to binge-watch any of these three television shows will most certainly not disappoint.