50+ Most Popular & Trending TV Series of 2020

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I’m sure your Twitter feed has been exploding with endless Tiger King talk and Money Heist gossip. Or perhaps you’ve overheard your friends discussing Ozark or You. If you’ve felt left out and faced the struggles of being one of the very few to binge-watch the hottest shows of the year, have no fear, our recommendation of TV series to watch spans across a number of genres from the light and hilarious to the downright strange and scary.

It’s time to keep up with the times (and gossip). Here is a list of some of the most popular and trending TV series of 2020 (according to IMDb)…

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1. Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones shocks, thrills and wows throughout the battle for the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros with its visually stunning scenes. Dragons fly, characters are swallowed whole (and sometimes spat back out) and white walkers threaten civilization in this relentlessly barbaric and often shocking, but incredibly smart series. Get intertwined in deep family matters, politics and power struggles, as well as medieval, fantasy elements that will have you gripped from the get-go. Binge-watch it now because Game of Thrones is very much worth the hype!

Genre: ActionAdventureDrama 
Year Running:
2011-2019
IMDb Rating: 9.3/10
Did You Know? George W.Bush secretly starred in an episode! You’d have to keep an eye out for this hidden Easter Egg in season one. Here are more Game of Thrones facts!

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2. Stranger Things

If you’re a fan of E.T., Dungeons and Dragons, moody Electronica and many other things early 80’s, then this show is for you. Actually, its soaring popularity proves that it’s for everyone. One afternoon, young Will Byers disappears from his small town community. A girl with a shaved head named Eleven appears and joins Will’s friends’ and family on their search-hunt for the missing boy. Things turn supernatural and strange from there onward, guaranteeing you laughs, a few cries and jump-scares all the way. Binge-watch for optimal enjoyment and don’t forget to keep an eye out for the endless Easter Eggs!

Genre: DramaFantasyHorror 
Year Running:
2016-Now
IMDb Rating: 8.8/10
Did You Know? Eleven’s character was inspired by E.T – Millie Bobby Brown was told to act similar to the iconic character. Learn more super-cool Stranger Things facts.


3. The Boys

If you think you’ve watched every superhero show on the planet and none of them can surprise you anymore, The Boys will change your mind in a heartbeat. If we told you that superheroes can be gore and as wildly stylish and entertaining as a Tarantino movie, will you believe us? In this acclaimed sci-fi series, a young man loses his girlfriend to a reckless Supe who can’t control his supersonic speed and thus decides to exact his revenge by joining a group of Super-hunters led by the charismatic Billy Butcher. Their powers? They have none, except sheer determination and some handy weapons.

Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime 
Year Running:
2019-Now
IMDb Rating: 8.7/10
Did You Know? The Boys is originally an American comic book series that was initially published by Wildstorm (DC Comics) before moving to Dynamite Entertainment!

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4. Raised by Wolves

If you’re aching for a big budget, visually impressive sci-fi show that makes you think and captivates you from beginning to end, Raised by Wolves is the way to go. In this epic space thriller, children are raised by droids on another planet after Earth was destroyed by religious wars. But even harder than to mold the minds of the kids, the robots must face alien threats and ill-intentioned vagrants…

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Year Running:
2020-Now
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10
Did You Know? The Mythraic Mysteries or Mithraism was a real religion during the Roman Empire!


5. Ratched

Ryan Murphy strikes again. Whether or not you’ve watched the classic One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest with Jack Nicholson, this prequel series about the terrifying Nurse Ratched, played beautifully by the incredibly charismatic Sarah Paulson, will have you avoid hospitals forever. Freshly hired at a prestigious mental hospital just as a serial killer is being admitted into it, Mildred Ratched slowly reveals her dark, twisted mind to the people around her… and the result is as horrifying as it is worth the watch.

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Year Running:
2020-Now
IMDb Rating: 7.4/10
Did You Know? Michael Douglas was a producer on One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and is now an executive producer on this show.


6. Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad burst onto the TV scene in 2008 and by the time it had finished airing, it was one of the most-watched, most highly-rated television shows of all time. It’s dumbfounding what an ex-science teacher, Walter White, and his former pupil, Jesse Pinkman can do once drawn into the world of drugs, guns and violence, while clinging tenuously to some sort of faulty moral compass. If you’re up for heart attack-inducing moments and clever twists, Breaking Bad is certainly a good TV show to watch.

Genre: CrimeDramaThriller
Year Running:
2008-2013
IMDb Rating: 9.5/10
Did You Know? There are many hidden Breaking Bad Easter Eggs in The Walking Dead! It’s even led many to believe the two shows take place in the same universe! Check out more facts about the show!

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7. Away

If you’ve ever fancied a ride to space but you know that ain’t gonna happen, Away is the perfect show for you to escape from Earth just for a little while. This clever and warmhearted series about an astronaut (Hilary Swank) heading to a three-year mission to space while her family watches on from below, is everything you need to get your dose of adventure and emotions without leaving the couch.

Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Year Running:
2020-Now
IMDb Rating: 6.6/10
Did You Know? This is the second time Hilary Swank has played an astronaut. Her first role as an astronaut was in The Core.


8. Ted Lasso

In this kooky but hilarious show, Jason Sudeikis plays an average American football coach who finds himself coaching a major British team. Although the premise might sound like “déjà vu”, each character is as brilliant as the next and you will never – we said never – ever stop laughing. The culture shock trope never gets old, and Ted Lasso proves it.

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Year Running:
2020-Now
IMDb Rating: 8.7/10
Did You Know? The music on the show is by Marcus Mumford from the band Mumford & Sons!


9. Euphoria

If you haven’t watched Euphoria yet, you need to catch up at once. This visually stunning and well-researched show about the reality of teenagehood in a small American town — led by the incredibly Zendaya who plays a young recovering addict — has a wide range of characters you’ll probably relate to whether you’ve been through the same issues or just your average teenage existential crisis.

Genre: Drama 
Year Running:
2019-Now
IMDb Rating: 8.4/10
Did You Know? Every episode title, except for the Pilot, is named after a rap track!

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10. The Morning Show

This show will have you realize that you haven’t seen quite enough of Jennifer Aniston since Friends. Here, two women (the other played by the ever-fantastic Reese Witherspoon) attempt to navigate their respective, demanding careers on a breakfast news program while dealing with personal difficulties. You’ll hate Steve Carell for the first time since Bruce Almighty, but you’ll be thrilled to see such an ensemble of terrific actors under the same roof.

Genre: Drama 
Year Running:
2019-Now
IMDb Rating: 8.4/10
Did You Know? Jennifer Aniston revealed that the entire crew had a crush on Steve Carell!


11. The Umbrella Academy

When six adopted siblings with superpowers come home after their father’s death, they join forces to solve the mystery of his passing. All the while, they face their conflicted feelings regarding the way they were raised. Fans of comic books and superheroes will undoubtedly binge-watch this in one sitting.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Year Running: 2019-Now
IMDb Rating: 7.9/10
Did You Know? Gerard Way from the band, My Chemical Romance is the writer of this series!


12. Dark

Dark is exactly that – dark. The Netflix original series is the first major German show ever to air. The search for a missing child sends four families into a frenzied search that spans three generations. Mind-bending, twisted and unique, Dark is its own kind of crazy.

Genre: CrimeDramaMystery 
Year Running:
2017-2020
IMDb Rating: 8.8/10
Did You Know? The new TV show is said to be the German answer to Stranger Things. Once you’ve finished binge-watching that, head-over to Dark.


13. The Sinner

Dive into a truly unpredictable and compelling crime thriller series and never look back. The Sinner follows the story of a young woman who has committed a twisted murder but has no idea why. The detective on the case is obsessed with discovering the secrets behind her violent act and throughout, uncovers the darkest and most intriguing plot twists. If you love mystery, suspense and at-the-edge-of-your-seat moments, The Sinner is for you.

Genre:  Crime, Drama, Mystery
Year Running: 2017-Now
IMDb Rating: 8.0/10
Did You Know? The Sinner is based on a novel with the same name by German crime writer, Petra Hammesfahr.

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14. The Office (U.S)

This mockumentary takes you into a run-of-the-mill office and introduces you to its annoying yet well-meaning boss, Michael Scott, (played by Steve Carell) and his hilarious employees. A classic you can’t skip!

Genre: Comedy
Year Running: 2005-2013
IMDb Rating: 8.9/10
Did You Know? Steve Carell only watched a few minutes of The Office (UK) because he didn’t want to copy Ricky Gervais’ performance as the office manager.

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15. The 100

After civilization on earth was destroyed, the survivors have sought refuge in space. Nearly a century later, a hundred juvenile delinquents are sent back on earth to try and repopulate the planet. Action-packed and imaginative, this series will get you hooked from episode one!

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Year Running: 2014-2020
IMDb Rating: 7.7/10
Did You Know? The Trigedasleng language spoken by the grounders was created by the same person who created the Game of Thrones’ Dothraki language.

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16. Grey’s Anatomy

As Grey’s Anatomy heads into its 15th year with hundreds of different TV nominations and over 60 wins, it might be time to try this TV series. Follow aspiring surgeon, Meredith Grey, as she manages the professional and personal challenges in her own life alongside her colleagues at Seattle Grace Hospital. With characters you’ll grow to love and story-lines that will make you tear up, Grey’s Anatomy is ideal for those looking to watch a heartfelt, realistic show.

Genre: DramaRomance
Year Running:
2005-Now
IMDb Rating: 7.6/10
Did You Know? The show was almost titled “Surgeons” in its original pitch! Now, that would have been weird!

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17. Glee

If you’re a fan of Grease, The Greatest Showman and every other great musical out there, switch on Glee and you’re in for a treat! This musical series follows a group of misfits at high school who join a Glee club to perform some of the biggest hits and get intertwined in each others’ teenage dramas.

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Year Running: 2009-2015
IMDb Rating: 6.7/10
Did You Know? Lead star, Amber Riley won Dancing with the Stars and snagged a role in the Westend musical, Dreamgirls after her time on Glee. Read more Glee facts!

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18. Supernatural

Supernatural was the U.S.A’s longest-running action fantasy series. Creator, Eric Kripke, tried to pitch this series unsuccessfully for ten years before it started in September, 2005. Although creepy at times, and known for its comedic moments, Supernatural tells the many and varied stories of the Winchester brothers, Dean and Sam, who together go head to head with supernatural creatures all over the country.

Genre: DramaFantasyHorror
Year Running:
2005-Now
IMDb Rating: 8.4/10
Did You Know? The first season of the series’ budget was only $200,000 – it reportedly included the actors’ wages and the special effects!

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19. Ozark

Seemingly ordinary, Marty Byrde, is the top money launderer for the second biggest drug cartel in Mexico. When things go wrong, he quickly moves his family to the lake region of the Missouri Ozarks. What Marty begins to realize is that his troubles have only just begun and he must protect his family at all costs. The show is strangely reminiscent of Breaking Bad, where such an ordinary guy leads a dark life and tries to keep this hidden from his family.

Genre: CrimeDramaThriller
Year Running:
2017-Now
IMDb Rating: 8.4/10
Did You Know? The cast and crew had some money laundering education before filming. “We had an FBI agent who investigates money laundering come and sit down with us for a day so we could pick her brain,” revealed the show-creator.


20. Vikings

While not as popular as the inimitable Game of Thrones, Vikings has made its mark on a very competitive television scene. Strictly not a fantasy program, but a historical drama, Vikings bears all the hallmarks of a ruthless, fascinating and bloody television show. The tales in Vikings originate from early medieval Scandinavian Norsemen as well as actual events like the Lindisfarne raid in 793. Delve into the intense lives of historic characters and bloodshed battle scenes that’ll have your heart racing.

Genre: ActionDramaHistory
Year Running:
2013-2020
IMDb Rating: 8.5/10
Did You Know? Most the characters are only said to be based on real people. Rollo, however is based on William The Conqueror’s great-great-great-grandfather.

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21. Criminal Minds

A team of FBI profilers identify criminals by attempting to figure out their thought patterns and next victims. It’s likely you’ve grown up watching reruns of this show on TV, but we promise it’s worth going through it in chronological order to get even more invested. Don’t watch it at night, though…

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Year Running: 2005-2020
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10
Did You Know? Penelope Garcia was only meant to star in one episode, but due to the actress’s great chemistry with Shemar Moore, she became a regular.

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22. Lucifer

Good old Lucifer gets bored of Hell and lands in Los Angeles where he buys a nightclub and suddenly finds himself involved in a murder case. After proving himself very useful, he becomes a consultant for the LAPD and partners up with Detective Chloe Decker who obviously has no idea who he really is.

Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Year Running: 2015-Now
IMDb Rating: 8.2/10
Did You Know? Lucifer is loosely-based on DC’s comic book character of the same name.

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23. Friends

Indeed, it’s one of the most popular TV shows of all time. Friends, which ran for ten years from 1994 until 2004, is still one of the most watched comedies. K’mon, you can’t tell me you haven’t watched reruns of reruns? It turns out three young men and women who live in the same apartment complex can have a LOT of fun! The laughs are timeless, there are iconic funny scenes and the bond between each character will make you wish you had friends just like them.

Genre: Comedy, Romance
Year Running:
1994-2004
IMDb Rating: 8.9/10
Did You Know? The table where the gang sit in Central Perk is actually reserved for especially for them! See more mind-blowing Easter Eggs in Friends!

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24. The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead is currently one of the most popular TV shows around. It’s not just another zombie apocalypse series – though there are plenty of zombies – but the inspirational, and sometimes horrific journey of Rick Grimes and his tight-knit friends who bond, survive and sometimes even die together. Who they trust can determine their fate. Throw in the worst villains you can conjure up, exhilarating battle scenes, zombie hordes and you’ll have yourself the best of all worlds. Each episode might leave you feeling glum, but you can always have a laugh by scrolling through some Walking Dead memes.

Genre: DramaHorrorThriller 
Year Running:
2010-Now
IMDb Rating: 8.2/10
Did You Know? Daryl Dixon doesn’t exist in the comics! Find out more shocking facts about The Walking Dead in our popular post.

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25. Peaky Blinders

Ask nearly anyone and they will tell you that Peaky Blinders is one of the most stand-out TV series of the last seven years with great ratings across the internet. This is gangster, but English gangster set in 1919. The show revolves around a gang who sew razor blades into their cap peaks and their ferocious boss, Tommy Shelby. Tune in for violence, guns, drugs, and British Brummie accents you’ll grow to love forever.

Genre: Crime, Drama
Year Running:
2013-Now
IMDb Rating: 8.8/10
Did You Know? The show is based on the real-life Peaky Blinders who were a criminal gang based in Birmingham, England, during the Victorian era.

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26. Money Heist (La Casa de Papel)

Want to know how to nab yourself 2.4 billion euros? Watch Money Heist and learn. We’re kidding, duh. Engross yourself in this Spanish action series that centers around a group of robbers infiltrating and robbing the Factory of Moneda and Timbre. There are mix-ups that’ll leave you breathless, action scenes that’ll have you at the edge of your seats, and conversations that’ll make you drool (who doesn’t love the Spanish language?!).

Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery
Year Running: 2017-Now
IMDb Rating: 8.4/10
Did You Know? Although this is a Spanish TV series, it’s officially the most-watched non-English show on Netflix to date.


27. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

The end of the Battle of New York sees The Avengers find and fight the menaces that face humanity. Phil Coulson, of the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division, aid their cause. This popular series is based on the Marvel comics and offers a thrilling ride of excitement and thrills.

Genre: ActionAdventureDrama
Year Running:
2013-2020
IMDb Rating: 7.5/10
Did You Know? The show doesn’t take place on earth, but in Marvel’s universe. It’s known by comic book fans as “Earth 199999”.

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28. Modern Family

A wholesome, heartwarming, and generally hilarious show. Tuck in and explore the joys and pains of three extremely different (yet related) Los Angeles families who are as diverse as they are lovable. If you’re looking for something comforting and funny, this is it!

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Year Running: 2009-2020
IMDb Rating: 8.4/10
Did You Know? Ed O’Neill used to help Sofía Vergara understand her lines and jokes because of language differences.

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29. The Last Kingdom

With a plethora of medieval TV shows out there including Game of Thrones and Vikings, you may not expect much from this show. But in fact, The Last Kingdom will exceed your expectations. Explore the story of Alfred the Great as he battles between the country of his birth (born a Saxon) and the people of his upbringing – Vikings. This is a fantastic series for those who fancy indulging in history, humanity, blood and battles.

Genre: Action, Drama, History
Year Running: 2015-Now
IMDb Rating: 8.4/10
Did You Know? The majority of this show is primarily shot in Budapest.

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30. 13 Reasons Why

This is the story of Hannah and Clay. When Clay’s crush, Hannah, decides to take her own life, she leaves behind a box that contains 13 reasons why she made the decision she did. If Clay reads through the list, what will he do if he finds himself on there? Dual narratives mean that you gain good insight into each character. A tragic, yet poignant, look into a theme often left undiscussed.

Genre: DramaMystery 
Year Running:
2017-2020
IMDb Rating: 7.7/10
Did You Know? Selena Gomez is the show’s executive producer! As someone who suffered from depression and anxiety, she’s proud to have had a role in this significant series.

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31. Outlander

In 1945, a former English combat nurse visits Scotland with her husband and touches a standing stone that sends her back to the 1700s. There she meets a handsome Scotsman and encounters some other far less appealing things. If you didn’t like kilts before, this show might change your mind.

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Year Running: 2014-Now
IMDb Rating: 8.4/10
Did You Know? Most of the actors playing Scots wear their kilts authentically – in other words, they don’t wear underwear!

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32. The Sopranos

Tony Soprano, an Italian-American mobster, attempts to juggle his role as a father and husband with his ever-dangerous criminal life. Hailed as one of the best series ever, this classic still stands out twenty years later.

Genre: Crime, Drama
Year Running: 1999-2007
IMDb Rating: 9.2/10
Did You Know? Out of the entire cast, James Gandolfini is the only one to appear in every episode.

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33. The Big Bang Theory

Four Mensa members and Caltech scientists can tell you everything you want to know about quantum physics or nerd trivia. But when it comes to real-life and women, the collision is about as big a bang as any! Filled with hilarity and awkwardness, the Big Bang Theory now has a cult following and certainly goes down in history as one of the best TV series ever. If you’re in the mood for belly laughs, tune into this one.

Genre: Comedy, Romance
Year Running:
2007-2019
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10
Did You Know? The cast members have been dubbed as some of the world’s highest paid actors. Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Simon Helberg, and Kunal Nayyar reportedly earn an average of $900,000 per episode!

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34. The Mandalorian

Already had an epic Star Wars movie marathon? Bored of re-watching those all-time classics? Well, now, there’s something brand spanking new added to the Galaxy far, far away – a series that you can keep up with every week! The Mandalorian is Disney Plus’ newest show which follows the galactic adventures of a lone bounty hunter. With links to bounty hunter, Boba Fett and many other callbacks to the Star Wars universe (AKA baby Yoda!), this is a gigantic treat for Star Wars fans. It’s not just one of the most popular shows of 2020, but also the most expensive series, too! 

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Year Running: 2019-Now
IMDb Rating: 8.7/10
Did You Know? Wondering where this fits in the Star Wars timeline? The Mandalorian is set approximately five years after The Return of the Jedi.


35. Better Call Saul

In this Breaking Bad spin-off that takes place several years before Walter White’s story, a con artist named James “Jimmy” McGill attempts to turn his life around by becoming a renowned lawyer, assuming the new identity of Saul Goodman. Snappy dialogues and an unforgettable lead make this show far more than just a derived product.

Genre: Crime, Drama
Year Running: 2015-Now
IMDb Rating: 8.7/10
Did You Know? The name “Saul Goodman” was selected because it sounded Jewish and was similar to “It’s all good man.”

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36. Westworld

Set in between the very real future and a recreated past, Westworld tells the story of an amusement park designed to let adults do whatever they want with no restrictions. The robotic hosts, however, have developed a form of consciousness – and everything comes at a price.

Genre: DramaMysterySci-Fi
Year Running:
2016-Now
IMDb Rating: 8.7/10
Did You Know? Quentin Tarantino almost had the chance to direct the Pilot. Instead it was directed by Christopher Nolan’s brother, Jonathan Nolan.

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37. Black Mirror

A sci-fi anthology series that unleashes and explores the dark, twisted and most uncomfortable themes of our modern world. Each episode is a brand new story with completely new characters dealing with new technologies that envelop their lives. Black Mirror is a dark, sinister and suspenseful series that’s ideal for those who want to have their brains picked. Get involved and it’ll immediately make you question your very own reality and this media-obsessed culture that we live in.

Genre:  Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Year Running: 2011-Now
IMDb Rating: 8.8/10
Did You Know? Black Mirror is said to be heavily influenced by iconic movie, The Twilight Zone!


38. Brooklyn Nine-Nine

One of the best sitcoms around, Brooklyn Nine-Nine focuses on the goofy detective, Jake Peralta and his lovable team of hilarious, devoted cops at the 99th precinct. The perfect thing to watch when you need a laugh and characters that feel like family.

Genre: Comedy, Crime
Year Running: 2013-Now
IMDb Rating: 8.4/10
Did You Know? Stephanie Beatriz originally auditioned for the role of Amy Santiago!

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39. Lost

The title is pretty self-explanatory, but nothing prepares you for how complex this story gets over its six seasons. After the survivors of a plane crash wake up on an uncharted island, they find themselves surrounded by mysteries, danger, and eerie events that make their castaway situation ten times worse.

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Year Running: 2004-2010
IMDb Rating: 8.3/10
Did You Know? Michael Keaton was originally cast as lead character, Jack before the role went to Matthew Fox.

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40. The Blacklist

A former Navy officer, who became a criminal and has been successfully running away from the authorities for years, suddenly turns himself in to the FBI. Amidst the crime and thrills, he offers his help in finding other high-profile criminals he has listed along the years. We promise that you’ve never seen a TV procedural like this.

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Year Running: 2013-Now
IMDb Rating: 8.0/10
Did You Know? In 2013, this show was NBC’s highest-testing drama in 10 years.

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41. New Girl

After breaking up with her boyfriend, the quirky and kindhearted Jess moves into a flat with three men she has very little in common with. With time, however, the quartet become friends and help each other through life’s obligatory ups and downs. If you liked Friends and How I Met Your Mother, New Girl is a worthy successor!

Genre: Comedy
Year Running: 2011-2018
IMDb Rating: 7.7/10
Did You Know? In 2011, New Girl was named one of the “most exciting new series” by the Critics’ Choice Television Awards.

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42. Sons of Anarchy

A biker attempts to juggle family life and a motorcycle club called “Sons of Anarchy” whose activities are far from legal. From being involved in drug trafficking and porn, to prostitution and worse, watch Jax Teller’s story for the wild west vibe and stay for the heart-wrenching writing.

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Year Running: 2008-2014
IMDb Rating: 8.6/10
Did You Know? There are plenty of stunts and motorcycle driving in this TV show, and most of them are actually performed by the characters themselves.

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43. The Handmaid’s Tale

In what is considered as one of this year’s most trending TV shows, Offred is a member of the totalitarian and fundamentalist society called Gilead which once formed part of the USA. In the midst of a sexist society where women are treated as property and the fertile are forced to give birth to children, Offred is determined to survive the terrifying circumstances and to find her lost daughter.

Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Year Running:
2017-Now
IMDb Rating: 8.5/10
Did You Know? The series is based on a novel which has been banned from high-schools because of “profanity, illicit sex, violence, hopelessness, and statements that are defamatory to God”.

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44. Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation is the mockumentary you didn’t know you needed in your life. In Pawnee, Indiana, the optimistic and workaholic deputy director, Leslie Knope is determined to take care of her town alongside her lovable, albeit slightly under-motivated colleagues. You’ll hopelessly fall in love with every single character.

Genre: Comedy
Year Running: 2009-2020
IMDb Rating: 8.6/10
Did You Know? Chris Pratt’s character, Andy was originally a guest star in the first season, but everybody liked the actor so much, he was made a series regular.

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45. House

Dr Gregory House, a cynical genius who tells it like it is whether his patients like it or not, leads a team of diagnosticians in a New Jersey hospital. Shocking his colleagues with his inappropriate wits and highly effective work, House promises an addictive binge.

Genre: Drama, Mystery
Year Running: 2004-2012
IMDb Rating: 8.7/10
Did You Know? Lead actor, Hugh Laurie’s own father was a doctor. Apparently, he feels guilty for “being paid more to become a fake version of my own father.”

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46. Homeland

A CIA officer becomes convinced that Nicholas Brody, a U.S Marine who was just freed from Al-Qaeda, has become a double agent and could potentially become a threat to the country. This intense character-driven show is not for the faint of hearts, but if political and psychological thrillers are your cup of tea, then you’ll be served.

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Year Running: 2011-2020
IMDb Rating: 8.3/10
Did You Know? Claire Danes has won two Golden Globes for her performance in this series!

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47. NCIS

Dive into the daily lives of a team of agents working for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, led by the strict but honest former marine, Leroy Jethro Gibbs. Although the tone of the show is obviously quite serious, the agents’ chemistry and the action-packed episodes will keep you glued to your chair for hours.

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Year Running: 2003-Now
IMDb Rating: 7.8/10
Did You Know? The creator of the show, Donald P. Bellisario is the father of Pretty Little Liars’ actress, Troian Bellisario!

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48. American Horror Story

American Horror Story recently finished its ninth season which gave us a disturbing spin on classic horror slasher films. Every series before that though concentrates on a new theme, whether it’s a haunted house or killer clowns and only two characters have appeared in every episode. Some of the plots are loosely based on factual happenings, like the disappearances at Roanoke, while others are more make-believe (AKA aliens and witches). Kathy Bates, Jessica Lange and Lady Gaga (yes, she’s an actress, too) have all won awards for their performances on the show.

Genre: DramaHorrorThriller
Year Running:
2011-Now
IMDb Rating: 8.0/10
Did You Know? Each season may be differently themed and they may have entirely different plots but they still connect to each other in a clever, twisted and unexpected way.

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49. The Wire

This gritty and tense show explores the drug scene of Baltimore, as the police try to dismantle a drug dealing organization led by a powerful family. If social commentaries and gut-punching story-lines are something you like to see on screen, this acclaimed series is definitely for you.

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Year Running: 2002-2008
IMDb Rating: 9.3/10
Did You Know? Stephen King named Snoop “the most terrifying female villain to ever appear in a television series”.

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50. Dead to Me

Tune in to this dark comedy mixed with true tragedy and enjoy thoroughly great performances by Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini. Dead to Me is a decent series of 2020 that follows the blossoming friendship between two grieving widows. One is angry over her loss and the other has a secret that leads to surprising twists and turns. If you’re up for a great script with a great concept, press play.

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Year Running: 2019-Now
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10
Did You Know? Christina Applegate took therapy after filming the show because it triggered emotional memories in her life.


51. The Vampire Diaries

Brothers, Damon and Stefan Salvatore have been vampires for hundreds of years. They’ve been leading ‘normal’ lives as eternal adolescents without ceasing. But when Stefan, the good brother, falls in love with Elena, Damon tries to sabotage the relationship not only because he is inherently evil, but to exact revenge on his brother for making him turn into a vampire many years ago. This top TV series may have come to an end, but that shouldn’t stop newbies from trying it out.

Genre: DramaFantasyHorror 
Year Running:
2009-2017
IMDb Rating: 7.7/10
Did You Know? Transforming the cast into vampires was a long process – it involved contact lenses, fangs, prosthetics and blood effects! Find out more about the show in our Vampire Diaries facts post!

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52. How to Get Away with Murder

When Wes Gibbins enters attorney and criminal law professor, Annalise Keating’s class, he has no idea what he’s in for. Wes is about to join a selective group of students who will get to work in Keating’s firm… and whose lives are going to take a turn for the worse.

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Year Running: 2014-2020
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10
Did You Know? Viola Davis was the first African-American woman to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series!

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53. Rick & Morty

In this wacky but wildly addictive animated series, a mad scientist and his teenage grandson go on bizarre adventures across space and time while seemingly living a normal suburban life with their all-American family. Sci-fi fans will devour every season in one day.

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Year Running: 2013-Now
IMDb Rating: 9.2/10
Did You Know? Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston originally auditioned for the role of Jerry!

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54. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Timeless classic, Buffy the Vampire Slayer is everything you need for an addictive binge-watch. Including 90’s outfits, great humor, cheesy-but-oh-so-perfect action scenes and suspense that will slay you and leave you wanting more after every episode.

Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Year Running: 1997-2003
IMDb Rating: 8.2/10
Did You Know? Buffy was named the third best character of all time by Entertainment Weekly!

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55. How I Met Your Mother

Ted Mosby sits down to tell his children how he met their mother, going back to his younger days in New York as an architect. Through Ted and his group of friends’ chaotic love lives, the audience will have to guess whose woman will become the mother of his children. This is the perfect heir to Friends – a must-watch for sitcom lovers.

Genre: Comedy, Romance
Year Running: 2005-2014
IMDb Rating: 8.3/10
Did You Know? There are five books that are related to the show including “The Bro Code” and “The Playbook”.

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56. Suits

The temptation here is to talk about one of the central actors, Meghan Markle and her marriage to Prince Harry. But because this show is good, it deserves its own credit. It focuses primarily on the relationship between a brilliant college drop-out, Mike Ross, who has faked his legal credentials and Harvey Specter, one of New York’s best closers. Filled with tension, humor and brilliance, Suits makes a great binge watch.

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Year Running:
2011-2019
IMDb Rating: 8.5/10
Did You Know? Lead cast-member, Gabriel Macht’s family is full of lawyers. Believe it or not, his dad and his wife also appeared on the show!

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57. The Flash

Barry Allen is a man on a mission. When his mother dies in a freak accident for which his father is wrongly accused, he sets about trying to understand the truth. When a highly-awaited particle accelerator blows up and causes a freak storm, Allen is struck by lightning, turning him into The Flash and giving him the power of super-speed. As he begins realizing that others have the same power as him but are using it for evil, he decides to use his for good while also trying to solve the ongoing mystery of his mother’s death.

Genre: ActionAdventure, Drama
Year Running:
2014-Now
IMDb Rating: 7.7/10
Did You Know? It takes Grant Gustin almost an hour to get into his superhero costume! According to Quirky Byte, the suit was designed and created by Colleen Atwood.

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58. Prison Break

A man wrongfully sentenced to death for murdering the vice president’s brother is joined in prison by his own brother who is hell bent on helping them escape. On the side, a close friend of the siblings attempts to decipher the conspiracy that led to this false accusation. If you love incredible twists and phenomenal characters, you’ll be on cloud nine.

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Year Running: 2005-2017
IMDb Rating: 8.3/10
Did You Know? This show has officially been banned by thirteen prisons to avoid any inspiration.

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59. Mindhunter

If you’re more in the mood for a crime thriller television show, consider tuning into Mindhunter. In efforts to solve ongoing criminal cases, FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench, along with psychologist Wendy Carr, interview imprisoned serial killers to understand just how their minds work. Get in on the crime-solving and become gripped on the Netflix TV show that everyone’s been talking about this year.

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Year Running: 2017-Now
IMDb Rating: 8.6/10
Did You Know? The interviews on the show are sometimes word-for-word with the actual interviews that took place with these criminals in real life.


60. Dexter

Dexter Morgan, a seemingly ordinary blood pattern analyst, leads a double life that no one around him suspects – while working on murder cases for the homicide department, he also hunts murderers who slipped through the hands of the criminal justice system. Avoid this show if the sight of blood makes you queasy!

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Year Running: 2006-2013
IMDb Rating: 8.6/10
Did You Know? Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter got married in real life – but split just two years later whilst filming the show!

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61. The Witcher

Delve into a fantastical world of magic, monsters and magnificent mayhem in the 2019 release, The Witcher. The highly-anticipated TV show that’s been adapted from the popular video game is what fans call the newest Game of Thrones. Follow the adventures of the Witcher and monster hunter, Geralt and get lost in twisted timelines, supernatural powers, and mind-blowing monsters.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Year Running: 2019-Now
IMDb Rating: 8.3/10
Did You Know? All of Geralt’s stunts are performed by Henry Cavill himself! The actor declined to use a stunt double for any action scenes in the show.


62. The Crown

Admit it, most of us have wanted to know what goes on behind the scenes of the British royal family. Whether it be curiosity, fandom or just plain old voyeurism, The Crown lifts the lid on all of this. This loosely factual biography of Queen Elizabeth II, starts with a young Elizabeth’s marriage to Philip, Duke Of Edinburgh in 1947 and uncovers some of the fascinating insights, scandals, difficulties and triumphs in the life of the still-reigning monarch and her family. A must-watch original Netflix series that promises addiction!

Genre: Drama, History
Year Running:
2016-Now
IMDb Rating: 8.7/10
Did You Know? The queen has watched The Crown, according the Daily Express. Apparently, she Netflix and chilled with her son, Prince Edward, and his wife, Sophie.


63. True Detective

This gritty anthology series explores various investigations, all of which blend the professional and personal lives of those who are assigned to the case. We dare you to watch season 1, with the unforgettable Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, and tell us that you don’t want to see more!

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Year Running: 2014-Now
IMDb Rating: 9.0/10
Did You Know? Every season of this show is separate from one another – different stories and different major actors including Woody Harrelson, Matthew McConaughey, and Mahershala Ali.

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64. This Is Us

This takes a seemingly ordinary family, the Pearsons, and shows you each of their in-depth struggles and triumphs as revelations from the past and present come to light. Whether it be a search for biological parents, self-compassion in the midst of obesity or difficult career decisions, this highly-emotional series offers a deeper look into families that could be us. Grab the tissue box, this one guarantees endless tears.

Genre: Romance, Drama
Year Running:
2016-Now
IMDb Rating: 8.7/10
Did You Know? The show was originally meant to be a movie about octuplets. The showrunner realized that This Is Us would work much better on the small screen than on the big screen.

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65. Defending Jacob

Forget Captain America, Chris Evans is Andy Barber, an assistant DA whose son is accused of murder. Get intertwined in family drama, complex and intriguing characters and an emotional roller-coaster that promises to tug at your heartstrings. This thriller and mystery is one of the year’s most talked about shows and although it’s a mini-series, it’s worth binge-watching throughout all of quarantine.

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Year Running: 2020
IMDb Rating: 8.0/10
Did You Know? Jaeden Martell and Chris Evans also starred together in Playing It Cool and 2019 movie, Knives Out!


66. Killing Eve

Eve Polastri, a British intelligence investigator, and Villanelle, the fearless and narcissistic international assassin she was tasked to hunt down, become increasingly obsessed with one another. Both thrilling and bloody, this show will almost make you wish you had a murderous arch enemy (or maybe not).

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Year Running: 2018-Now
IMDb Rating: 8.3/10
Did You Know? The entire series first aired in the USA even though it’s a British show.

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67. Riverdale

Bubbling away below the seemingly perfect surface of Riverdale, is a lot of darkness and weirdness. Archie Andrews and his friends find themselves navigating not only the intricacies and mysteries of their relationships with each other but also navigating what could be the biggest mystery of them all – what happened to Jason Blossom? And how do they deal with the fallout?

Genre: CrimeDramaMystery 
Year Running:
2017-Now
IMDb Rating: 7.0/10
Did You Know? Riverdale is actually based on the characters of the Archie Comics – the very same comics that inspired Sabrina the Teenage Witch!

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68. Arrow

Oliver Queen, a rich billionaire playboy, returns from five years on a Pacific Island, after having been presumed dead. While he still plays that role in the daytime, at night he is Arrow, a highly-trained superhero, using his newly-acquired skills to ensure vigilante justice for the innocent.

Genre: ActionAdventureCrime 
Year Running:
2012-2020
IMDb Rating: 7.6/10
Did You Know? The television series was inspired by The Dark Knight trilogy. “We were heavily influenced, obviously, by Chris Nolan’s take on Batman, especially the second movie, The Dark Knight“, said show creator Andrew Kreisberg.

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69. Chernobyl

Officially ranked as one of IMDb’s highest-rated series, Chernobyl is television’s darkest and most traumatizing hit yet. Following the intricate and disturbing details of the famous Chernobyl explosion in the 1980’s, this mini-TV series is as graphic and realistic as it can get. Relive the terrifying era when the nuclear accident occurred in Ukrainian SSR and discover just how much effect it had on not only the citizens of that area, but the entire world.

Genre: Drama, History
Year Running: 2019
IMDb Rating: 9.4/10
Did You Know? The area where the explosion took place is still dangerous to visit. It remains highly radioactive and will be for up to 20,000 years.

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70. Hollywood

A wonderful re-imagining of Hollywood post World War II that follows the journeys of aspiring actors and filmmakers, desperate to make a name for themselves. This Netflix show offers everyone a good time thanks to its entertaining plot and terrific performances. Ryan Murphy made you smile in Glee and Scream Queens, he’s bound to do it again in Hollywood.

Genre: Drama
Year Running: 2020
IMDb Rating: 7.6/10
Did You Know? This is Darren Criss’ and Ryan Murphy’s fourth series together, after Glee, American Horror Story, and American Crime Story.


71. The Simpsons

In this cult and satirical animated series, the Simpson family welcomes us into their goofy lives and daily vexations in the town of Springfield. The Simpsons is a classic, hilarious show that parodies absolutely everything, from pop culture to politics.

Genre: Animation, Comedy
Year Running: 1989-Now
IMDb Rating: 8.7/10
Did You Know? The Simpsons is the longest running primetime comedy series in U.S. TV history.

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72. White Lines

If you get a thrill out of solving mysteries, this one is for you. Featuring sex, drugs, death and a whole lot more, White Lines follows the investigation into the disappearance and death of a legendary DJ. When his body is found 20 years later, his sister goes on a mission to find out what really happened to her dead brother so many years ago.

Genre: Drama, Mystery
Year Running: 2020
IMDb Rating: 6.6/10
Did You Know? White Lines is made by the creators of Money Heist!


73. Seinfeld

Welcome to the hilarious life of Jerry Seinfeld, a comedian cruising the New York stand-up scene, and his oddball group of friends. One of the most iconic shows of the 90s, we guarantee you that Seinfeld will leave you laughing until your ribs hurt.

Genre: Comedy
Year Running: 1989-1998
IMDb Rating: 8.3/10
Did You Know? Director, Steven Spielberg admitted that he watched Seinfeld to cheer himself up whilst filming Schindler’s List.

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74. You

This Netflix hit was on everyone’s lips when it first landed on the streaming service, thanks to its dark and twisted story-line. Joe is a bookstore owner but not all is as innocent as it seems. In fact, he’s got a darker personality than you thought. Fighting between falling in love and obsessively stalking someone, Dan struggles to listen to the good angel on his shoulder as he gets up to mischief, and yes, even murder.

Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Year Running: 2018-Now
IMDb Rating: 7.8/10
Did You Know? The show may be heavy with themes of social media, but actor, Penn Badgley didn’t even know much about the platforms Tumblr or Instagram until he started filming.

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75. Orange is the New Black

Piper Chapman is a thirty-something, “good girl” engaged to a nice guy and working in a run-of-the-mill job. Her life is turned upside down when she is forced to spend time in a low-risk women’s correctional facility in Connecticut. Piper’s mortification soon turns to learning to fit in and getting up to no good with the other quirky inmates she meets there. Prepare to cry a river of tears, ready yourself for WTF moments and don’t be afraid to get emotionally attached to the criminals who occupy the prison.

Genre: ComedyCrimeDrama
Year Running:
2013-2019
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10
Did You Know? The actresses on the show go through drastic transformations to embody their deranged characters. Check out what the cast of Orange is the New Black look like in real life!

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76. Narcos

It’s a wonder a hit TV show on this topic has not been made before now. Narcos tracks the rise of one of Colombia’s most infamous drug lords, Pablo Escobar. It also shows his networks, his operations and the somewhat complex nature of a man so powerful, yet so human. Promising shocks, wows and a complete and utter obsession, this show will take you through Columbia’s heard-earned history.

Genre: BiographyCrimeDrama
Year Running:
2015-Now
IMDb Rating: 8.8/10
Did You Know? The actor who plays Pablo Escobar had to gain 40lbs and wear a fake stomach to really nail the drug-lord’s physique.


77. Mad Men

This stunning series takes us through the daily lives of the men and women of a New York ad agency in the 1960s. Delve into the life of the mysterious and charismatic executive, Don Draper whose past and secrets are far less pristine than his idyllic job and family life.

Genre: Drama
Year Running: 2007-2015
IMDb Rating: 8.6/10
Did You Know? There’s a lot of smoking on this show, but in fact, the cigarettes are all fake – Ecstacy herbal cigarettes are tobacco and nicotine free.

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78. Gotham

Calling all Batman-lovers and DC-comic readers alike! Detective Jim Gordon and his partner, Harvey Bullock, want to restore Gotham to its purer and less crime-infested self. This proves hard in a city that harbours some of the worst villains in DC history. Fascinatingly, Gordon investigates the murder of Bruce Wayne’s parents and so the saga begins. If you’ve enjoyed the countless adaptions of Batman films in the past, you’ll love this show, too.

Genre: ActionCrimeDrama 
Year Running:
2014-2019
IMDb Rating: 7.8/10
Did You Know? Several infamous DC characters appear in the show including Penguin, Alfred, The Riddler, and yes, Bruce Wayne.

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79. The Haunting of Hill House/Bly Manor

Prepare for chilling ghosts in corners, horrific demonic figures jumping at your screen and shuddering sound effects making your heart pounce out of your chest. The Haunting of Hill House is television’s greatest horror masterpiece yet. If you’re up for a frightful ride, press play and discover the darkest corners of Hill House and the traumatic experiences of the dear family who lived inside it. Continue by moving on to its second season The Haunting of Bly Manor which isn’t a sequel, but a totally different spooky story – with a twist.

Genre:  Drama, Horror, Mystery
Year Running: 2018-Now
IMDb Rating: 8.7/10
Did You Know? One of the leading characters in the show is played by Henry Thomas, none other than Elliott in E.T!

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80. Big Little Lies

Delve deep into the lives of five women in this drama that covers themes of adultery, money, children and even murder. There’s stay at home mom, Madeline (Reese Witherspoon), Celeste (Nicole Kidman) who’s Madeline’s best friend, newcomer and Jane (Shailene Woodley), who’s battling her issues with her own Ziggy. There’s a murder mystery suffocating the town and all we want to know is who’s done it and well, who’s the victim?

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Year Running: 2017-2019
IMDb Rating: 8.5/10
Did You Know? Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman became so close after filming this show, that Witherspoon bought the house next to Kidman’s in Nashville!

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81. Penny Dreadful

If you love Victorian gothic novels, you’ll love Penny Dreadful. The story portrays some of the most iconic characters of the genre from vampires to Dorian Gray, as a team lead by the clairvoyant, Vanessa Ives attempts to solve a supernatural mystery.

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Year Running: 2014-2016
IMDb Rating: 8.2/10
Did You Know? The phrase “and then?” is used at least once in every episode!

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82. The Ranch

Ashton Kutcher takes the lead in this family saga about a son who leaves behind a semi-pro career in football to run the family business. It has been billed as a fantastic, apt family comedy and if you can make it past the slow burn of the first few episodes, it gets better.

Genre: Comedy
Year Running:
2016-2020
IMDb Rating: 7.5/10
Did You Know? The latest comedy series to take fans by storm was actually created by the Two and a Half Men writer and producer team!


83. Unorthodox

A beautifully told story that is so wonderfully acted, this moving series is one that’ll have you hooked in no time. Unorthodox tells the story of young Jewish woman who flees her arranged marriage to start a brand new life abroad. Provoking and emotional, it’s hard not to get engrossed in this one, it’s an eye-opener.

Genre: Drama
Year Running: 2020
IMDb Rating: 8.0/10
Did You Know? The actor who played Moische Lefkovitch was raised in an ultra-orthodox Hasidic family which he left when he was 13 years old.


84. Daredevil

It may only run for three seasons long, but what an enthralling run it was. Daredevil is surely one of Netflix’s most riveting superhero shows with a truly exceptional cast and superb plotline. Get absorbed in the complicated crimes of New York and watch as Daredevil confronts the city’s most notorious criminals. This is nothing like the MCU saga, Daredevil is dark, mature and violent with fight scenes that are almost worthy of an Oscar (if there was such a category, of course).

Genre:  Action, Crime, Drama
Year Running: 2015-2018
IMDb Rating: 8.6/10
Did You Know? Season one of the show became the second most pirated TV show in the world following behind Game of Thrones!

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85. The Punisher

In yet another gripping Netflix TV series, Frank Castle exacts revenge on those responsible for killing his wife and children. In doing so, he uncovers many injustices that run deeper than just New York’s underworld. Enlisting the help of professionals in their field, Frank’s mission is to fight criminals vigilante-style. With a rating of 8.6 on IMDB and rave reviews, this is definitely worth a watch!

Genre: ActionAdventureCrime
Year Running:
2017-2019
IMDb Rating: 8.5/10
Did You Know? The Punisher is originally a Spider-Man villain! In fact, he set out to kill the web-head during his first comic book appearance!

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86. Pretty Little Liars

Follow four friends as they try to unravel the murder and disappearance of their best friend, Ally DiLaurentis. All the while, the girls are stalked and harassed by a mysterious “A” whose identity is hard to pin down. You’ll be treated to jump-scares, complex mysteries, and teenage dramas all blended into one!

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Year Running: 2010-2017
IMDb Rating: 7.4/10
Did You Know? PLL was the most tweeted about show for two years – before The Walking Dead beat it! Find out more facts about Pretty Little Liars!

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87. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

If you’re looking for spookiness and fun, look no further than Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Adapted from the highly popular 90’s sitcom, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, this lighthearted yet dark comedy follows the life of a young witch trying to balance between her half-witch, half-mortal self. Prepare for magic, murder and mayhem as Sabrina battles demons and other evil forces threatening her friends and family throughout this supernatural series. Salem might not talk in this adaption, but he’s still just as cool as the 90’s favorite black cat.

Genre:  Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Year Running: 2018-Now
IMDb Rating: 7.6/10
Did You Know? Chilling Adventures of Sabrina takes place in the same universe as Riverdale! The two shows are based on the Archie Comics!

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88. Power

Unless you’ve been living under a rock these past few years, you probably heard about the crime, drama TV series, Power. Follow the life of James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a rich club-owner who also happens to be a drug kingpin. This hit series is one that’ll keep you wanting more – even after six seasons. Turn this show on and find out what it’s really like for the rich and those who engage in the criminal underworld.

Genre: Crime, Drama
Year Running: 2014-2020
IMDb Rating: 8.2/10
Did You Know? Notorious rapper, 50 Cent is an executive producer on this show!

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89. Tiger King

If you haven’t heard about the famous wild and wacky tiger owner in 2020, where have you been?! Tiger King was the talk of every town this year thanks to its intriguing and downright crazy plot. This documentary tells the true story of a controversial animal park boss who ends up being accused for a murder-for-hire. If you’re in the mood for lols, WTFs and wows, tune right into Tiger King.

Genre: Documentary, Crime
Year Running: 2020
IMDb Rating: 7.6/10
Did You Know? There’s going to be a Tiger King movie and Nicolas Cage is set to play Joe Exotic!


90. Empire

ALS has struck Lucious, a founder of a successful record label. This forces him to choose between his three sons as to which will take over his role as CEO when he dies. His ex-wife and co-founder, Cookie, is out of prison and wants a piece of the action too. If you’re a hip-hop head and R&B lover, this music-based series should be right on top of your watchlist – think Glee, but more badass. Enjoy performances from the talented cast, funny lines from Cookie and familial drama that many can relate to.

Genre: Drama, Music
Year Running:
2015-Now
IMDb Rating: 7.4/10
Did You Know? Wesley Snipes was almost cast as the show’s main villain! Thanks to Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard landed the legendary role of Lucious Lyon! See more Empire facts.

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91. Maniac

No one really expected comedians, Jonah Hill and Emma Stone to star in such a bizarre yet brilliant television show. Netflix’s Maniac is an interesting tale about two leading characters, Annie and Owen as they try to solve their own personal problems and struggles. Turning to a pharmaceutical pill, they battle their own psychological demons through a series of scientific treatments whilst challenging their deepest emotions. It’s a clever and confounding TV show that takes you on a complicated, sometimes funny, and sinister ride. Prepare to be mindfuc*ed, this show is trippy.

Genre:  Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Year Running: 2018
IMDb Rating: 7.8/10
Did You Know? This isn’t the first time Jonah Hill and Emma Stone have starred together. They both had a role in classic comedy, Superbad!


92. Making a Murderer

Even if you don’t like documentaries, this real-life crime show will have you hooked in no time. Explore the shocking, maddening and gripping tale of Steven Avery, who has been wrongly accused of murder and locked inside a prison for over 20 years. This fascinating show uncovers the corrupt and unfair judiciary system of America and lets viewers put on their detective hats to solve this unjust, incomprehensible and complicated crime. 

Genre:  Documentary, Crime
Year Running: 2015-Now
IMDb Rating: 8.6/10
Did You Know? The show may be about their characters, but Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey have actually never seen the show as their prisons don’t permit it!


And that, folks, is a round-up of some of the most trending TV shows of 2020. What’s been your favorite series of the year? Let us know which show had you gripped in the comments below…


Tale Teller

Maria, 23. Screenwriting student at the London Film Academy with a Bachelors' degree in English & Creative Writing, blogger and storytelling-obsessed, from literature to TV shows, movies to documentary. During her time at the London Film Academy, Maria wrote two short films that were produced by the school, one of which was showcased at the BFI for graduation, and she is now working on multiple projects from a short film to a play, while also translating articles from English to French about film, series, and celebrities for a London-based entertainment news agency. Unhealthily addicted to Game of Thrones lore.

10 Comments

  1. Avatar V

    Fantastic summary of some brilliant shows. Breaking Bad was my favourite. I didn’t think it would be my ‘cup of tea’ but hubby wanted to watch it, so I did too – and couldn’t stop, its gripping.
    Watched stranger things with my tween boys – once again was “their program” not mine, but wow! Loved it. Nice synopsis lady from the ‘Long White Cloud’ will check out some of these other shows

    • Thank you very much! Those same two that you love (and TWD) are my favourite so you have good taste. I so appreciate the feedback and am so glad you may have found some new shows to check out!

  2. Avatar Bright

    Where is power which really talks abt America nacos life style
    Love how uncle Gee do his things expercialy taken responsibility of his action without anyone help
    Terik guy is tripping now

  3. Avatar SANATANI.

    UPDATE IT MAM, AS INDIAN SERIES ~ RAMAYANA had gained the highest number of viewership ( 77 million ) in a single day.

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