Have you ever binge-watched your favorite TV show and wondered what you are going to do with your life when you are finished watching it? Suddenly, you need to search for another great TV show to continue your routine, but which one should you choose among the thousands available? Well, we can help you choose with our list of the top 10 TV shows according to their ratings and public and critic reviews.
1. Game of Thrones
You would probably be aware of this series and the great hype surrounding it, even if you don’t watch it. It has great reviews and an IMDb rating of 9.5. It is an American fantasy drama adapted by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss that premiered on HBO in 2011 and had a run of 8 seasons.
It revolves around an Iron Throne and seven kingdoms along with conflicts among the powerful families of the time. Sometimes, the different storylines might some unconnected, but they are all building up to answer one question: who will sit on the Iron Throne?
It has won 47 different Primetime Emmy Awards and has a huge international fanbase. It has been praised particularly for its complex characters.
2. Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad is an American crime drama and neo-Western dark comedy TV series. Created by Vince Gilligan, the TV series was aired on AMC from 2008 to 2013 with 5 seasons in total.
The story revolves around a high school Chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with 3rd stage lung cancer and starts producing crystallized methamphetamine along with his ex-student. He wants to secure his family’s financial future before he dies.
It is one of the most-watched cable series with an IMDb rating of 9.5. It is basically based on the dangers of the criminal world and has won 16 Primetime Emmy Awards.
3. Rick and Morty
If you are a fan of animated series, this is one for you. Rick and Morty is a science-fiction sitcom that may be animated but is aimed at adults. It follows the misadventures of Rick Sanchez, a cynical scientist, along with his kindhearted and insecure grandson, Morty Smith. The series shows Rick spending domestic life with his daughter’s family and going on interdimensional adventures where Morty always accompanies him.
It was created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon and aired on Adult Swim, Cartoon Network’s late-night block. Rick and Morty started airing since 2013 and is still ongoing. It has an IMDb rating of 9.3.
Sherlock is a British crime drama with an IMDb rating of 9.1. This TV series is based on the detective stories of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and has been airing since 2010. The show has won 9 Primetime Emmy Awards and has been praised for its quality of writing, acting, and direction. Its 3rd season was ranked as the most watched TV series in the UK. There is an official mobile app available based on the TV show, called Sherlock: The Network.
An all-time fan-favorite, this American sitcom aired from 1994 to 2004 and consists of 10 seasons. It has an IMDb rating of 8.9 with an interesting storyline revolving around 6 friends in their 20s and 30s living in New York City.
It has won 6 Primetime Emmy Awards, including one for Outstanding Comedy. The series shows how friends can become family and how they support each other in their relationships.
Suits is an American legal drama that premiered in 2011 on USA Network. It is the longest running original series on USA Network when taking into account the number of seasons and episodes. Suits shows a fictional law firm where a college dropout becomes an associate to a lawyer, solving his cases despite not graduating from a law school. It consists of 9 seasons and has an IMDb rating of 8.5.
7. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
An American police live-action sitcom, Brooklyn Nine-Nine has an IMDb rating of 8.4. The story revolves around an immature but talented detective, Jake Peralta, who is working in New York’s Police Department.
The series starts with the conflicts he has with his new stern commanding officer and grows into a wholesome comedy. It has gained a lot of praise for its cast and has won 2 Creative Arts Emmy Awards. It has received good reviews specifically for the portrayal of serious problems with a touch of humor.
8. How I Met Your Mother
With an IMDB rating of 8.3, this TV series revolves around Ted Mosby who lives in New York City with his friends. The story is based in 2030 when Ted recounts to his kids, a son and a daughter, the events that led to him meeting their mother. The show aired from 2005 to 2014 under the production of 20th Century Fox Television.
It has won 10 Emmy Awards. The initial season has more positive reviews, but down the road, the show started getting mixed reviews. If you are into live-action sitcom, this show will definitely keep you hooked.
9. The Big Bang Theory
The head writers Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady created the American sitcom that aired on CBS from 2007 to 2019. This show has an IMDb rating of 8.2 and revolves around 5 characters. Most of these characters seem to be geeks and socially awkward. The first season received a lot of criticism, but it got better with the start of season 2. It has 12 seasons in total.
Lucifer is an American urban fantasy, horror, police procedural comedy drama created by Tom Kapinos. The story revolves around Lucifer, a devil who abandons hell and runs his own nightclub in Los Angeles. He soon becomes a consultant for the Los Angeles Police Department.
The series went on air in 2016 on Fox, but from the 4th season, Netflix picked it up when Fox cancelled it after its 3rd season. It has an IMDb rating of 8.2.
All these TV series have their own story lines with different concepts. You can choose the best seasons and watch them that are according to your taste and interest. Share your ideas and the names of your favorite seasons in the comments’ section so that you can recommend some more good TV series to the readers!