Best Mystery & Thriller Series 2022

The winning combination of Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez has struck again. The second season of Hulu comedy Only Murders in the Building has come out on top in our Mystery & Thriller Golden Tomato Awards category. Last year, the series won Best New Series and Best Comedy Series. Interestingly, Apple TV+ released both seasons of Slow Horses in 2022, and both made the top 10 in the genre.

The order reflects Tomatometer scores (as of December 31, 2022) after adjustment from our ranking formula, which compensates for variation in the number of reviews when comparing movies or TV shows.

Adjusted Score: 105012%
Critics Consensus: Only Murders in the Building gets a new lease on life with a knottier sophomore outing that retains the series' core charm and wit.

Dark Winds: Season 1 (2022)
100%

#2
Adjusted Score: 102516%
Critics Consensus: Zahn McClarnon is riveting as a coiled cop in Dark Winds, a solid procedural that derives much of its texture from an underrepresented cultural milieu.

Slow Horses: Season 2 (2022)
100%

#3
Adjusted Score: 101540%
Critics Consensus: Slow Horses says neigh to the sophomore jinx with a second season that might be even better than its supremely addictive predecessor.

#4
Adjusted Score: 101960%
Critics Consensus: The Old Man is just as intrepid and spiky -- and derivative -- as younger action heroes, with Jeff Bridges lending invaluable gravitas to this bone-crunching thriller.

#5
Adjusted Score: 99518%
Critics Consensus: Jamie Dornan makes for a compelling guide through The Tourist, a beguiling drama that deepens its mystery with solid shocks and welcome moments of levity.

#6
Adjusted Score: 99862%
Critics Consensus: Slow Horses refreshes the espionage genre by letting its band of snoops be bumbling, with Gary Oldman giving a masterclass in frumpy authority.

Sherwood: Season 1 (2022)
100%

#7
Adjusted Score: 101149%
Critics Consensus: A gripping mystery that draws immense power from its sterling cast and the specificity of its location, Sherwood is such a rich series that it makes the competition look all the poorer.

Adjusted Score: 102282%
Critics Consensus: Swapping its tropical trappings for Euro chic while focusing primarily on the corrosive influence of carnal desire, The White Lotus remains a cookie full of arsenic that goes down smooth.

#9
Adjusted Score: 95836%
Critics Consensus: The Afterparty sometimes strains to keep the jamboree of yuks going, but its ambitious melding of genres and extensive guest list of actors make for a worthwhile nightcap.

#10
Adjusted Score: 91006%
Critics Consensus: The Resort teases more mysteries than it can satisfyingly pay off, but its likable cast and jaunty tone make for a compulsively watchable vacation.