100+ Most Popular & Trending TV Series of 2024

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We’re sure your Twitter feed has been exploding with endless House of the Dragon talk and True Detective gossip. Or perhaps you’ve overheard your friends discussing One Day or Reacher. These are just a few of the most popular TV series of 2024 so far.

If you’ve felt left out and faced the struggles of being one of the very few to binge-watch the most famous series of the year, have no fear! Our recommendation of TV shows 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 TV series and trending shows of 2024 (according to IMDb, in no particular order).

The Most Trending TV Shows this Year

1. Fallout

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

fallout tv series

One of the most popular TV shows on everyone’s watchlist right now is Amazon Prime’s Fallout starring Ella Purnell, Aaron Moten and Walton Goggins. Based on the video game of the same name, this series is about a community living in luxury bunkers amid a post-apocalyptic hellscape that’s been devastated by nuclear war. Cue a threat of radiation and mutant creatures, this adventurous television show has already raked up high ratings on IMDb, so what are you waiting for? Stream it now.

Year Running: 2024
Did You Know? Jonathan Nolan, known for his work on Westworld, directed the first three episodes of the show.


2. The Gentlemen

Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
IMDb Rating: 8.3/10

the gentlemen

Enter the British criminal underworld and feast your eyes on this TV show that’s taking over Netflix right now. The Gentlemen is about Eddie Horniman, a young man who has inherited his father’s estate, only to learn that it’s actually an enormous weed empire. Attached to that is a lot of British dark humor, Guy Richie-esque drama and tension; and truly beautiful settings. Tuck in!

Year Running: 2024
Did You Know? This is a spin-off from Guy Ritchie’s 2019 film The Gentlemen


3. True Detective

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
IMDb Rating: 8.9/10

True Detective

One of the most popular shows ever, True Detective is trending once more as it returned for its fourth season after five years. 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 one, with the unforgettable Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, and tell us that you don’t want to see more!

Year Running: 2014-now
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.


4. Avatar: The Last Airbender

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Avatar Last Airbender

The “Avatar” is Aang, a young boy capable of ‘bending’ all the elements of water, earth, fire, and air. In this action adventure show brought to you by Netflix, the superhero aims to save the world by mastering these elemental powers, whilst being pursued by his enemy prince Zuko. 

Year Running: 2024
Did You Know? Avatar: The Last Airbender is based on an original animated series by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko.


5. The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live

Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
IMDb Rating: 8.9/10

Walking Dead Ones Who Live

The Walking Dead fans are bouncing off the walls like walkers as this latest spin-off show hits AMC in 2024. The Ones Who Live follows the infamous love story between Rick and Michonne, after they went MIA from their original gang in TWD. With an equal amount of gore, mystery, action as its predecessor, this trending TV show is set to be a hit this year.

Year Running: 2024
Did You Know? This series was originally set to be a movie, with later plans for a film trilogy.


6. One Day

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
IMDb Rating: 8.2/10

one day series

Prepare to be taken on an emotional rollercoaster. One Day is a touching story that details the romance between two lovers who meet on one day and must go their separate days on the next. Hoping for a rekindling, we follow their individual lives over the years, which is filled with heartbreak, joy, grief and comedy. Stream this mini-series now, and you’ll be laughing, weeping and smiling through your binge-session, we guarantee it.

Year Running: 2024
Did You Know? One Day is based on a novel of the same name. There is also a movie from 2011 starring Anne Hathaway.


7. Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
IMDb Rating: 7/10

mr. & mrs. smith series

One of the most recent iconic series is Mr. & Mrs. Smith — a great spy dramedy that’s poles apart from the movie of the same name. Two incompatible spies are teamed up to pretend they’re married and work together as operatives. Donald Glover and Maya Erskine play the leads and have undeniable chemistry in this intelligent and interesting trending series. Go ‘head and stream it!

Year Running: 2024
Did You Know? Donald Glover, who is also a renowned rapper, plays John Smith. The actress who plays his mother, is Glover’s real-life mom, Beverly Glover. 


8. Griselda

Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
IMDb Rating: 7.2/10

griselda tv series

Forget Pablo Escobar! It’s time to delve into the life of infamous female drug lord, Griselda Blanco! In the lead role of this popular series is Modern Family icon Sofia Vegara. She steps into the shoes of the real-life Colombian business woman and creator of one of the most successful cartels in history. Navigating between family and business, tuck in as you watch this “Cocaine Godmother” create her remarkable empire back in the 1970s. It’s certainly one of the most exciting series on television right now.

Year Running: 2024
Did You Know? Upon the show’s release, Sofia Vergara and Netflix were being sued by Griselda Blanco’s family for portraying the character without their authorization.


9. Masters of the Air

Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
IMDb Rating: 7.9/10

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A must-watch series from Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and Gary Goetzman, Masters of the Air chronicles a group of airman during World War II as they embark on their task to defeat Nazi Germany five miles above the ground. Soon to become one of the most famous series of the year, Masters of the Air successfully presents themes brotherhood, courage, loss, and triumph.

Year Running: 2024
Did You Know? Steven Spielberg revealed that this is the biggest project he’s worked on — over 3000 crew worked on the 9 episodes of this show.


10. Reacher

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

reacher series

Reacher is one of the most trending series of the year. The titular character is a former military police officer who solves crimes as an independent investigator-slash-action-hero. It’s easy to brand this action-packed TV show as “dad fiction,” particularly given that it derives from a lengthy series of crime novels. Seriously though, you don’t have to be a dad to enjoy watching someone who’s half Sherlock Holmes, half Batman dishing out vigilante justice. 

Year Running: 2022-now
Did you know? There are, as of this writing, 28 Jack Reacher novels. In preparation for his role as the titular star, actor Alan Ritchson read all 24 that had been published at the time.


11. Echo

Genre: Crime, Adventure, Superhero
IMDb Rating: 6.1/10

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The Disney+ miniseries Hawkeye introduced fans to Maya Lopez, a.k.a. Echo, as a Wilson Fisk protégé and leader of the “Tracksuit Mafia” crime syndicate. Popular series Echo picks up on her story and delves into the character’s Native American roots. For Marvel, this is a thoughtful and grounded series focused as much on character drama as superhero antics. It’s still one to watch if you’re tracking all things MCU. 

Year Running: 2023-2024
Did you know? True Marvel fanatics will be interested to learn that Echo was used to officially bridge the gap between Marvel’s Netflix originals (such as Daredevil and Jessica Jones) and the MCU.


12. Fargo

Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
IMDb Rating: 8.9/10

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There are dozens of crime series that may look similar to this one at a glance. But Fargo takes a standard format and infuses it with black comedy, quirk, and, frankly, quality. This is unsurprising once you learn that the Coen brothers’ fingerprints are all over the series. If you like the iconic duo’s films, you’ll like Fargo. It’s True Detective, but weirder. 

Year Running: 2014-2024
Did you know? For those less familiar with the original film, it may be interesting to learn that the kidnapping scene from early in Season 5 is based on a similar scene from that film.


13. The Brothers Sun

Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

The Brothers Sun

Television fans love their dysfunctional family dramas, they make great TV. If you’re interested in a new twist on the concept, fantastic series The Brothers Sun ramps it up to a delightfully over-the-top degree. This is a funny but violent, combat-oriented TV show about a Taipei assassin who moves to LA to protect his family. Oh…and it stars Michelle Yeoh, who is impossible not to love. 

Year Running: 2024
Did you know? Michelle Yeoh took on the project because she realized there was not a mother-centric “gangster-type” project in the vein of The Sopranos.


14. Yellowstone

Genre: Drama
IMDb Rating: 8.8/10

yellowstone series

Tune into this one if you’re a fan of Western dramas! Yellowstone first aired in 2018 and soon grabbed the attention of all TV show geeks with its recent fourth season. This famous series is about the Dutton family who own the largest ranch in Montana, “The Yellowstone”, and follows their personal and political drama with the bordering Broken Rock Indian Reservation, national park, and developers.

Year Running: 2018-Now
Did You Know? Chief Joseph Ranch is usually open for accommodation in real-life, but due to the popularity of the show, it tends to be fully booked months in advance.


15. The Crown

Genre: Drama, History
IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

crown series

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 Prince Philip in 1947 and uncovers some of the fascinating insights, scandals, difficulties and triumphs in the life of the monarch and her family. A must-watch original Netflix series!

Year Running: 2016-2023
Did You Know? The Queen watched The Crown. Apparently, she Netflix and chilled with her son, Prince Edward, and his wife, Sophie.


16. Invincible

Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure 
IMDb Rating: 8.7/10

Invincible series

It’s not everyday a cartoon becomes the talk on everyone’s lips — and we’re talking adults, here. Invincible is based on the Skybound/Image comic and chronicles Mark Grayson’s adventure of becoming Earth’s next great defender after his father, Nolan Grayson. A brand new take on the superhero genre, this popular series is no childish animation, but rather, a mature and charming television series with epic visuals and a great ton of action.

Year Running: 2021-now
Did You Know? The comics are written by The Walking Dead comic creator Robert Kirkman, while its lead role is voiced by Steven Yeun (a.k.a. Glenn) from that very same show!


17. Loki

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
IMDb Rating: 8.2/10

loki series

Charismatic villain Loki takes center stage in this Marvel series, picking up right after Avengers: Endgame. An alternate version of the God of Mischief is captured by the Time Variance Authority and accused of being a “variant” who has messed up the timeline (MCU fans, you get it). He has two options: be killed or help fix things by facing a greater threat. This show is a blast and if you’re an MCU geek, it’s bound to have you bouncing off the walls. It’s one of the most popular shows of the year! 

Year Running: 2021-now
Did You Know? Instead of reading Marvel comics to prepare for the role of Agent Mobius, Owen Wilson had Tom Hiddleston explain the entire MCU timeline to him.


18. Gen V

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
IMDb Rating: 8.0/10

gen v series

Straight out of the world of The Boys comes this popular TV series. Gen V tells the tale of the first generation of superheroes to know about Compound V. Follow them as they train and put their morals and powers to the test while competing for the school’s top ranking. This trending TV show’s got the same grittiness, violence and humor as The Boys, so if you’re into that, get streaming! 

Year Running: 2023
Did You Know? Stars Jaz Sinclair and Chance Perdomo both featured in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.


19. Ahsoka

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
IMDb Rating: 7.9/10

Ahsoka series

Another popular addition to the Star Wars timeline is the hit TV show Ahsoka, yet another tale from a galaxy far, far away, brought to you by Disney Plus. This popular series follows former Jedi Knight Ahsoka Tano, who is on a quest to hunt down the evil Grand Admiral Thrawn, an emerging threat to the galaxy. Loyal Star Wars fans are familiar with Ahsoka, but if you’re not, we’re sure this series will draw you in and make her a beloved character in no time.

Year Running: 2023
Did You Know? The character of Ahsoka Tano first appeared in The Mandalorian, and then again later in The Book of Boba Fett. This is the third time Rosario Dawson is taking on the role.


20. Only Murders in the Building

Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

Only Murders in the Building

With an all-star cast including Selena Gomez, Steve Martin and Martin Short, it’s only expected that this is one of the most trending series. A trio of strangers who are equally obsessed with true crime find themselves wrapped up in a murder that has taken place in the apartment building they all live in. Charming and entertaining, Only Murders in the Building might just be your new favorite comedy crime drama to binge!

Year Running: 2021-now
Did You Know? This is actually Steve Martin’s last acting role. The actor made the announcement in a recent interview.


21. One Piece

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

One Piece series

If there’s one thing that’s missing in television shows, it’s pirates. We’ve seen witches, dragons and monsters, but we’ve yet to lay eyes on the ‘Straw Hat Pirates.’ In this popular TV series, a group of pirates set out to dangerous oceans and lands in search of the mythical treasure, ‘One Piece’, which will make their lead captain Monkey D. Luffy, “King of the Pirates”. Surprisingly, this isn’t a Netflix series just for kids — people of all ages can enjoy it!  

Year Running: 2023
Did You Know? One Piece is a live-action show based on the 1997 Japanese manga series of the same name.


22. The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

The Walking Dead_ Daryl Dixon

Just when we thought The Walking Dead was gone for good, we get treated with more and more spin-offs from the TV show. This time round, the follow-up series is based on the best TWD character, Daryl Dixon. If you’re a fan of the OG zombie TV series and want to know what Daryl has been up to since, tune in and follow his journey as he ventures through an apocalyptic France.

Year Running: 2023
Did You Know? Carol Peletier is set to reprise her role on the show at some point.


23. Secret Invasion

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Superhero  
IMDb Rating: 6/10

Secret Invasion

If you’re a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but you’ve been craving something more grounded, this new Disney+ series is for you. Secret Invasion still takes place in the MCU, but rather than revolving around our more super-powered friends, it centers on Nick Fury and the Skrull alien Talos, as they try to thwart invasive Skrulls from taking over the world. This sure is one of the MCU’s more high-quality series and one of the most trending TV shows lately! 

Year Running: 2023 
Did You Know? Secret Invasion is the first show in ‘Phase 5’ of Marvel storytelling. The Phase began with the film Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.


24. Black Mirror

Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
IMDb Rating: 8.7/10

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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. This top series will immediately make you question your very own reality and this media-obsessed culture that we live in.

Year Running: 2011-now
Did You Know? Black Mirror is said to be heavily influenced by iconic movie, The Twilight Zone!


25. The Witcher

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
IMDb Rating: 8.0/10

The Witcher series

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.

Year Running: 2019-Now
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. Learn more facts about The Witcher!


26. Silo

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

Silo series

This famous series stars Rebecca Ferguson, Rashida Jones, David Oyelowo, and Tim Robbins, all of whom are among some 10,000 people comprising a distant-future society. This society lives in the Silo and adheres to its strict regulations, sheltered from whatever the world around them has become. If you like a dystopian class struggle and a bit of a what’s-really-going-on-here Westworld vibe, you’ll be hooked right away. 

Year Running: 2023
Did You Know? This popular TV series is actually based on Hugh Howey’s Wool novels.


27. FUBAR

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy 
IMDb Rating: 6.5/10 

FUBAR series

This Netflix original show is an action comedy poking fun at the CIA action sub-genre. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Monica Barbaro as father/daughter duo Luke and Emma Brunner. Both are CIA agents, and both have been lying to each other about it for years. With plenty of high-powered hijinks making for a less-than-serious but still enjoyable show, this one’s like Mr. and Mrs. Smith but with a father and daughter instead of a husband and wife… and much goofier. 

Year Running: 2023
Did You Know? FUBAR marks Schwarzenegger’s first major role in a TV series. 


28. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds 

Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure 
IMDb Rating: 8.2/10

Star Trek Strange New Worlds 

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is a Paramount+ original show that’s both a spinoff of Star Trek: Discovery and a prequel to Star Trek: The Original Series. With episodic, adventure-of-the-week storytelling that takes the crew of the USS Enterprise to – you guessed it – “strange new worlds,” Anson Mount and Ethan Peck star as Captain Christopher Pike and Spock, in a series that any Trekkie will adore. 

Year Running: 2022-now
Did You Know? The co-creator says he wants these stories to catch up to those in The Original Series. This means the show will go on for several more seasons.


29. The Walking Dead: Dead City

Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller 
IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

The Walking Dead_ Dead City

This AMC spinoff of The Walking Dead asks a simple question: What if the dead re-made a whole metropolis in their own image? That’s what’s happened to the isolated island of Manhattan at this stage of the Walking Dead saga, and our old friends Maggie and Negan have to infiltrate the city to retrieve Maggie’s son. If you like the universe of The Walking Dead (or zombie fiction in general), go ahead and dive into this trending series.  

Year Running: 2023 
Did You Know? The TV show’s poster features the severed head of the Statue of Liberty. It may bring to mind Planet of the Apes, but it’s actually meant to honor the film Escape from New York.


30. Hijack

Genre: Thriller, Drama 
IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

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Hijack is an Apple TV+ miniseries about a plane that’s hijacked en route to London from Dubai. Rather than focusing entirely on the action, this show revolves around Sam Nelson, an experienced negotiator attempting to bring about a peaceful landing. Think action films like Air Force One and Non-Stop to negotiation dramas like Inside Man and Phone Booth. Hijack exists somewhere in between all of these, but while it feels somewhat familiar, Idris Elba gives it life. 

Year Running: 2023 
Did You Know? Hijack might not seem like a play, but Idris Elba likened the experience of shooting to theater. Because the set didn’t move much, he enjoyed getting to stay in one place and getting to know the cast and crew. 


31. The Bear

Genre: Drama, Comedy 
IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

The Bear series

This top trending series will get you hooked from episode one! The Bear‘s critically acclaimed second season has helped it become one of the best drama shows. Young chef “Carmy” Berzatto returns to his hometown of Chicago to run a family sandwich shop after his brother’s suicide. Reminiscent of the film Chef (though less happy-go-lucky) and with shades of Jeremy Allen White’s previous hit, Shameless, it’s a spectacular show to sink your teeth into. 

Year Running: 2022-now
Did You Know? The sandwich shop in the show is based on a real-life establishment: Chicago’s legendary Mr. Beef (where much of the pilot episode was also shot). 


32. From 

Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery 
IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

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From is a horror drama about a middle-American town whose residents can’t leave. Imprisoned mysteriously and tormented by powerful creatures in the woods, residents have to work to survive and find a way out. If you’ve enjoyed shows like The Society or Stranger Things, and you like a Jordan-Peele-esque brand of thriller, From may be for you. 

Year Running: 2022-now
Did You Know? The fictional town in From was built around streets that were all that remained of a demolished ghost town in Nova Scotia. 


33. The Flash

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

The Flash series

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.

Year Running: 2014-Now
Did You Know? It takes Grant Gustin almost an hour to get into his superhero costume for this popular show!


34. Jury Duty

Genre: Comedy 
IMDb Rating: 8.3/10

Jury Duty series

Jury Duty is an original comedy produced for Amazon Freevee. An entire trial is fake, but one member of the jury is unaware that everyone else is an actor. Described on its Wikipedia page as a “reality show hoax sitcom,” it’s a bizarre, meta experience that ends up being almost surprisingly fun. James Marsden and Ronald Gladden star in what is ultimately a wacky blend between The Truman Show and a mockumentary sitcom. 

Year Running: 2023
Did You Know? Ronald Gladden was fooled during filming into believing that James Marsden really was the parody version of himself (with an overblown ego) he was playing. 


35. Succession

Genre: Drama
IMDb Rating: 8.8/10

succession series

This trending TV series revolves around media mega-mogul Logan Roy and his adult children. Simultaneously clinging to power and weighing how to distribute his empire, Roy drives everyone in his orbit to ever-more-hysterical and ever-more-troubling tactics as they compete for favor. The show has been described as everything from a better Billions to a darkly comedic satire of the real-life Murdoch family. Honestly though? Just watch it if you want to see arguably the best-written and best-acted show on television.

Year Running: 2018 – Now
Did You Know? Popular actress Zendaya almost played an unknown role on this show, but scheduling conflicts stopped her.


36. Sex and the City / And Just Like That

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
IMDb Rating: 7.2/10 & 5.7/10

and just like that

New York writer Carrie Bradshaw and her trio of girlfriends navigate life in the city, experiencing the ups and downs of their 30s involving love, work and friendships. The ladies can relate to this one, and once they’re done binging the original series, they can dive into the two follow-up movies and its sequel show, And Just Like That.

Year Running: 1998-2004 & 2021-2022
Did You Know? An apparent “toxic relationship” between co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall meant that Cattrall would not reprise the character of Samantha Jones in the newest series.


37. Ted Lasso

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
IMDb Rating: 8.8/10

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.

Year Running: 2020-Now
Did You Know? The music on the show is by Marcus Mumford from the band Mumford & Sons!


38. Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story

Genre: Biography, Drama, History
IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

Queen Charlotte_ A Bridgerton Story

Those who are obsessed with Bridgerton have no choice but to tuck into its prequel spin-off show, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. This mini Netflix series is a historical drama based in the late 18th century, which puts young Charlotte in the spotlight, as she is forced to marry King George, and deal with the wrath of her new mother-in-law. Take a look back at her rise to power and and keep an ear out for the beautiful string arrangements of songs by Beyoncé and SZA.

Year Running: 2023
Did You Know? Michelle Fairley, who plays King George’s mother, Princess Augusta, also played the Queen Mother in The White Princess and Game of Thrones!


39. The Diplomat

Genre: Drama, Thriller
IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

The Diplomat

Compelling TV show, The Diplomat centers around the complicated relationship between the biggest countries in the world (U.K. and U.S.) during an international crisis. Kate Wyler, a career diplomat, is ordered to act as the new American ambassador in the U.K. Unsuited for the role, Wyler tries to navigate this high-profile job, all the while dealing with her marriage. Political drama at its finest.

Year Running: 2023
Did You Know? The character of Prime Minister Trowbridge has been made to somewhat mirror that of Boris Johnson, the former U.K. Prime Minister from 2019 to 2022.


40. Love & Death

Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

Love & Death

Starring Marvel’s Elizabeth Olsen and American Horror Story‘s Lily Rabe, Love & Death is yet another mini-series that has been famous among TV fans. With themes of crime and drama, this show sees churchgoing Candy Montgomery undergo her seemingly perfect life, until murder gets in the way.

Year Running: 2023
Did You Know? Hulu’s Candy and HBO Max’s Love and Death are both shows based on the same 1980 true story.


41. Citadel

Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
IMDb Rating: 6.1/10

citadel series

This star-studded show is great if you’re a fan of action or spy thrillers. Starring Richard Madden, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Stanley Tucci, this is a story about two elite agents whose memories were wiped after the fall of the global spy agency (Citadel) they worked for. When another collogue gets in touch, they team up to help take down powerful syndicate, Manticore, and stop it from establishing a new world order.

Year Running: 2023
Did You Know? Citadel has an expansive universe. There are several local language spin-offs, which will be set in the Italian Alps, India, Spain, and Mexico.


42. Beef

Genre: Comedy, Drama
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

beef series

Get gripped on the Netflix TV show everyone’s been talking about. With each episode of this television series being just 30 minutes, it’s an easy binge. You won’t be disappointed once you press play. Beef is an unexpected story that sees two people get involved in a road rage incident, which leads to an ongoing feud between the two. Danny and Amy are vengeful and end up wrecking each other’s lives and everyone in it. This is a black comedy drama you don’t want to miss.

Year Running: 2023
Did You Know? The title of every episode is a quote pulled from famous writers and thinkers, such as Werner Herzog, Sylvia Plath and Joseph Campbell.


43. House Of The Dragon

Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Drama
IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

house of dragon series

In the centuries before the events of Game Of Thrones, the Targaryen family ruled a (largely) united Westeros. Popular television show, House Of The Dragon depicts a portion of that rule, specifically focusing on fresh characters like King Viserys I, Princess Rhaenyra, and prince Daemon. Based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood” – a densely concentrated history of the Targaryens in Westeros – the trending series chronicles the beginning of the end of the era. 

Year Running: 2022
Did You Know? This time around, HBO’s showrunners are Ryan J. Condal and Miguel Sapochnik. The pair step in for David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, who were sharply criticized for the final seasons of GoT.


44. The Mandalorian

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
IMDb Rating: 8.7/10

mandalorian series

Already had an epic Star Wars marathon? Bored of re-watching those all-time classics? Well, now, there’s something else added to the Galaxy far, far away — a series that you can keep up with every week! Disney Plus’ The Mandalorian 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 (a.k.a. baby Yoda!), this is a gigantic treat for Star Wars fans.

Year Running: 2019-now
Did You Know? The Mandalorian is set approximately five years after The Return of the Jedi.


45. You

Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

you series

This Netflix hit TV show was on everyone’s lips when it first landed on the streaming service, thanks to its dark and twisted storyline. 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.

Year Running: 2018-now
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.


46. Shadow and Bone 

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

shadow bone series

This is one for the fantasy lovers. Based on two trilogies by Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows and Shadow and Bone), this mystery drama show revolves around Alina Starkov, an orphaned cartographer in a fantastical world. When she is revealed to be a Grisha (a sort of magical summoner), forces vie to influence her with the fate of the world at hand. It’s a complex and dramatic fantasy, but a thoroughly entertaining one. 

Year Running: 2021-now
Did You Know? The creator for the Grishaverse’s fictional languages also created the Game of Thrones’ Valyrian and Dothraki languages.


47. Swarm

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
IMDb Rating: 7.2/10

swarm series

Created by Donald Glover of Atlanta fame (aka Childish Gambino), Swarm is a psychological thriller about celebrity obsession. This trending series follows Dre and her infatuation with an unofficially Beyoncé-inspired pop star: the “Swarm” being the name for said pop star’s most devoted fan base. If the idea of a Jordan-Peele-esque TV drama infused with elements of TMZ culture and Eminem’s Stan sounds good to you, you’ve found your show. More simply, it’s just sharp, effective black comedic thriller. 

Year Running: 2023
Did You Know? Every episode of this show is based on stories, incidents or rumors that have happened in real life.


48. The Night Agent 

Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

night agent series

This Netflix thriller is built for people who love conspiracy and action, with a dose of political intrigue. Think of some combination of Designated Survivor, 24, and the movies White House Down and Olympus Has Fallen. FBI agent Peter Sutherland is working in the White House when he receives a mysterious phone call. The call opens the door to a vast conspiracy, and just like that, we’re off (with Netflix’s practiced thriller pacing in full effect). 

Year Running: 2023
Did You Know? Speaking of 24, DB Woodside and Kari Matchett both starred on the show!


49. Daisy Jones and The Six 

Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

Daisy Jones and The Six

Based on a novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid, this dramatic miniseries essentially takes an ultra-realistic look at a fictional ‘70s rock band. The group’s journey is depicted by way of a series of interviews and performances, with Riley Keough, Sam Claflin, and Suki Waterhouse among the standout cast members (and Timothy Olyphant as the band’s manager). If you enjoy modern musical fiction, from Almost Famous to David Mitchell’s novel, “Utopia Avenue,” you’ll have a blast with this Amazon original.  

Year Running: 2023
Did You Know? Daisy is loosely based on Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks.


50. Shrinking 

Genre: Comedy, Drama
IMDb Rating: 8.0/10

Shrinking series

This comedy-drama show from Apple basically asks the question of what it would be like if a therapist practiced unfiltered honesty. Such is the case with Jimmy Laird who, dealing with his own grief, starts to tell his patients just what he thinks at all times. Co-starring Harrison Ford (as a sort of senior colleague of Laird’s), it’s a quirky and heartfelt series with subtle shades of Ted Lasso (albeit a less cheerful version with different subject matter).

Year Running: 2023
Did You Know? Harrison Ford’s character, Paul is based on a real-life therapist named Phil Stutz.


51. Yellowjackets 

Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
IMDb Rating: 7.9/10

Yellowjackets series

Yellowjackets is a thriller-drama (with elements of horror) about the surviving members of a girls’ high school soccer team lost in the wilderness after a plane crash. This most-talked about show employs a split cast and dual timelines, with one set of actors portraying the kids, and another playing those same kids as adults years later. Watch it if you think you’d enjoy a blend of “Lord of the Flies” and Lost, with hints of Stranger Things and Euphoria-level styling. 

Year Running: 2021-now
Did You Know? The show is inspired by the real-life accident of the Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571


52. The Last Of Us

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
IMDb Rating: 8.8/10

last of us series

One of the most successful series right now, the survival story of Joel and Ellie sees the pair struggle in a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by a deadly fungus. Joel’s mission of smuggling Ellie out of an oppressive quarantine zone fast becomes a brutal journey across a lifeless America. Based on the video game of the same name (with tons of Easter Eggs referencing it), The Last Of Us breathes a riveting breath of fresh air into the zombie apocalypse genre. Start binging. This one’s going to leave a lasting impact on you.

Year Running: 2023
Did You Know? The PlayStation game of the same name has won over 200 Game of the Year awards, making it one of the most acclaimed and successful games of all time. Learn more facts about The Last of Us.


53. Andor

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

andor series

Disney Plus keeps bringing the good (Star Wars) stuff, am I right? With a gripping tale, breathtaking visuals and a much darker and more mature tone than previous Star Wars projects, trendy show Andor leads into the events of Rogue One, telling the story of Cassian Andor, a thief who embarks on a journey to become a Rebel hero.

Year Running: 2022
Did You Know? Andor uses real built large-scale sets, with filming taking place on location, unlike other Star Wars TV shows that used virtual sets and locations.


54. Wednesday

Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

wednesday series

We’re sure this constantly-trending TV series has already made it onto your watch-list if you’re an old school Addams Family fan. Wednesday Addams is awkwardly navigating high school and trying to master her psychic abilities, all the while dealing with a local murder mystery. This is a fun horror story intertwined with a murder mystery that’s bound to keep you hooked. It’s rating is enough to make you want to press play.

Year Running: 2022
Did You Know? Christina Ricci, the original actress who played Wednesday in the 1991 movie, The Addams Family, has a surprising role in this series.


55. The White Lotus

Genre: Comedy, Drama
IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

white lotus

A comedy drama that has gained immense popularity during its second season, The White Lotus is a must-watch show for all TV-enthusiasts out there. This show follows several wealthy guests who wreak havoc at the tropical Hawaiian resort they’re staying at. A satire of privileged holiday-makers, this top trending series is certainly one you’ll be addicted to in no time.

Year Running: 2021- now
Did You Know? The White Lotus was initially intended to be a limited one season mini-series, but due to critical acclaim and high ratings, it was renewed for further seasons.


56. Ginny & Georgia

Genre: Comedy, Drama 
IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

ginny georgia

If you enjoy an easy watch with decent storylines and a touch of romance and comedy, tune into the popular show, Ginny & Georgia. Most moms and daughters can relate to this TV show that follows the life of Ginny Miller, a typical teen who lives with her immature 30-year-old mother, Georgia Miller. The best dramedy out there right now, if you ask us!

Year Running: 2021
Did You Know?
 Taylor Swift criticized this show for making a cruel joke about her in one of the episodes!


57. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
IMDb Rating: 6.9/10

Rings of Power

We’re back to Middle-earth! One of the most famous TV series is none other than the prequel to popular movie series, Lord of the Rings. The Rings of Power which is even set thousands of years before The Hobbit, sees both new and favorite LotR characters face the evil looming in Middle-earth. There may not be a Frodo Baggins, but this show will still please the most die-hard of fans.

Year Running: 2022
Did You Know? This is the most expensive TV show ever made. Amazon Prime has spent $1 billion on its production.


58. The Terminal List

Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama
IMDb Rating: 8.0/10

terminal list series

Equal parts Homeland and The Bourne Identity, this action thriller starring Chris Pratt follows Navy SEAL Commander James Reese upon his return from active duty – and an ambush. With conflicting memories about the event, Reese sets out to find out what really happened to him and his team. Constance Wu and Taylor Kitsch also star in this edgy drama, which despite not feeling particularly new makes for a good watch. 

Year Running: 2022
Did You Know? This series about a Navy SEAL officer investigating past events is based on a book series written by a real-life SEAL. Jack Carr has written five books based in part on his real-world experience (“The Terminal List” being the first). 


59. Severance 

Genre: Sci-Fi, Mystery, Psychological Thriller, Drama 
IMDb Rating: 8.7/10

Severance series

A mysterious tech company called Lumon Industries has implemented procedures to separate employees’ personal memories from their work ones. The apparent idea is to maximize productivity and workplace satisfaction. But when Mark begins to uncover that there’s more to the arrangement, an increasingly tense psychological drama unfolds. Britt Lower, Christopher Walken, John Turturro, and Patricia Arquette also star in what was undoubtedly one of the year’s sharpest original shows. 

Year Running: 2022
Did You Know? Comedy actor Ben Stiller directed six of the nine episodes, and played an active role in promoting Severance on social media. 


60. Game of Thrones

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama 
IMDb Rating: 9.2/10

game thrones series

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 this famous series now because it’s very much worth the hype!

Year Running: 2011-2019
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!


61. Breaking Bad

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
IMDb Rating: 9.4/10

breaking bad series

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.

Year Running: 2008-2013
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!


62. The Sandman

Genre: Fantasy, Superhero, Horror, Drama
IMDb Rating: 7.8/10 

sandman series

In this iconic TV show, based on a Neil Gaiman comic book series, we see The Sandman a.k.a. Morpheus a.k.a. Dream escaping a 106-year imprisonment. From there, the dark protagonist sets out to reunite with old allies (figures such as Death), defeat old and new enemies, and ultimately restore his realm, known as “The Dreaming.” Typical of Gaiman (and to some extent co-creator David S. Goyer), the series is twisted and intricately fantastical. 

Year Running: 2022
Did You Know? The Sandman was nearly developed as a film in 2013, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt likely to star and direct. Plans fell through however, ultimately leading to this Netflix drama nearly a decade later. 


63. I Am Groot 

Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Family, Superhero
IMDb Rating: 6.8/10

i am groot series

This is a series of animated shorts being released on Disney Plus. Built around the beloved character of Baby Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel), the shorts eschew typical Guardians activity and instead depict Baby Groot’s solo adventures as he grows up trekking the galaxy. While Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) appears, Baby Groot is largely surrounded by new, quirky characters. It’s quite tame and family-friendly, but who doesn’t want more time with this tough, lovable sapling?

Year Running: 2022
Did You Know? It’s all just for fun. According to James Gunn, the adventures we see in I Am Groot are not to be considered Guardians canon. 


64. Obi-Wan Kanobi

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

Obi-Wan Kanobi series

Star Wars fans have followed the Mandalorian and Boba Fett and now’s their chance to relish in the adventures of Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kanobi. This Disney Plus show is set 10 years after the events of Revenge of the Sith and around nine years prior to A New Hope, and sees the iconic character (and Ewan McGregor reprising his role) watching over a young Luke Skywalker as he hides in exile from menacing Jedi hunters. It’s a galactical journey you don’t want to miss.

Year Running: 2022
Did You Know? Hayden Christensen had to watch all of the Star Wars movies as well as Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels to prepare for his return as Anakin Skywalker!


65. Stranger Things

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror 
IMDb Rating: 8.7/10

stranger things series

If you’re a fan of E.T., Dungeons & Dragons, moody Electronica and many other things early 80’s, then this famous 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!

Year Running: 2016-now
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.


66. Better Call Saul

Genre: Crime, Drama
IMDb Rating: 8.9/10

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 constantly trending TV series far more than just a derived product.

Year Running: 2015-2022
Did You Know? The name “Saul Goodman” was selected because it sounded Jewish and was similar to “It’s all good man.”


67. The Boys

Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime 
IMDb Rating: 8.7/10

the boys series

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.

Year Running: 2019-now
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!


68. Mrs. Marvel

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
IMDb Rating: 6.2/10

Mrs. Marvel series

Kamala Khan is your everyday 16-year-old teen who has a passion for gaming and an obsession with superheroes — Captain Marvel in particular. Just when she feels like she doesn’t fit in at school or even at home, her life turns around when she earns superpowers just like the heroes she aspires to being. This is a fun and innocent Marvel project most fans will appreciate.

Year Running: 2022
Did You Know? Ms. Marvel is Marvel’s first live-action Muslim hero.


69. Moon Knight

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

moon knight series

Yet another Marvel character makes their debut and steals the hearts of all comic book nerds in this trending series. Another Marvel project to hit Disney Plus is none other than Moon Knight, a gripping tale about superhero Steven Grant who is granted supernatural powers of an Egyptian moon god. Oscar Isaac nails the role, the adventures are a blast, and the mystery of the story draws you right in.

Year Running: 2022
Did You Know? Oscar Isaac invited Ethan Hawke to play the role of Arthur Harrow after bumping into him at a coffee shop in Brooklyn!


70. Bridgerton

Genre: Drama, Romance
IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

bridgerton series

Seen Downton Abbey? Watched every version of Pride & Prejudice? Now’s the time to binge-watch talk-of-the-town TV show, Bridgerton. If you’re a fan of watching romance stories unfold during the 19th century, this hit Netflix show is certainly for you. With themes of scandal, lust and wealth, Bridgerton centers around two elite families who set out to match their children to suitable partners for marriage. Put Gossip Girl in the 19th century and you’ve got Bridgerton. Yep, that’s right.

Year Running: 2020-now
Did You Know? This trending TV series is based on the popular “Bridgerton” book series of the same name!


71. Peacemaker

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

peacemaker series

If you’re a sucker for superhero shenanigans, particularly those from the DC universe, then you’re in luck. Peacemaker is television’s comic-book series detailing the adventures of the vigilante Christopher Smith (a.k.a Peacemaker). Picking up right after the events of DC movie Suicide Squad (2021), Peacemaker is faced with a mission to tackle parasitic butterfly-like creatures who have hijacked human bodies around the world.

Year Running: 2022
Did You Know? Creator James Gunn wrote the entire show in eight weeks while he was bored during COVID quarantine. He never believed the show would ever get picked up!


72. The Book of Boba Fett

Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

Book Boba Fett series

Spin-off from fellow Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, this Disney Plus TV show is the talk of the TV world. The Book of Boba Fett follows the favorite Star Wars character alongside mercenary Fennec Shand as they head to Tattooine to claim back the territory which was once controlled by legendary crime lord Jabba the Hutt. Taking place after the events of Return of the Jedi, this adventurous series is bound to beat your heart if you’re a fan of the Galaxy far, far away… 

Year Running: 2021-now
Did You Know? According to CBR, Boba Fett was considered to be the most terrifying hunter in the galaxy!


73. Ozark

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

ozark series

In this popular TV series, 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.

Year Running: 2017-2022
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.


74. Euphoria

Genre: Drama
IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

euphoria series

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 incredible 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.

Year Running: 2019-now
Did You Know?
Every episode title of this famous TV series (except for the Pilot), is named after a rap track!


75. Peaky Blinders

Genre: Crime, Drama
IMDb Rating: 8.8/10

peaky blinders

Ask nearly anyone and they will tell you that Peaky Blinders is one of the best and most stand-out TV series of the last decade with great ratings across the internet. This is gangster, but English gangster set in 1919. The TV 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.

Year Running: 2013-2022
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.


76. The Walking Dead

Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller 
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

walking dead series

The Walking Dead will probably be one of the most popular TV shows ever. 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.

Year Running: 2010-2022
Did You Know?
Daryl Dixon doesn’t exist in the comics! Find out more shocking facts about The Walking Dead in our popular post.


77. Hawkeye

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

Hawkeye series

Yet another installment from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Hawkeye follows up after the events of Avengers: Endgame, this time circling around the superhero adventures of Clint Barton. Popularly known as Hawkeye, the hero is joined by Young Avenger, Kate M. Bishop as they combat a threat from the past. If you’re an avid fan of the Marvel franchise and have been following the story closely, this addictive series will undoubtedly be a must-watch on your list.

Year Running: 2021
Did You Know? Hawkeye was initially supposed to be a movie, but Kevin Feige felt that it would be a better fit as a Disney+ show.


78. Squid Game

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
IMDb Rating: 8/10

squid game

Unless you’re a stranger to social media, you’ve probably missed out on all the talk about Netflix’s show, Squid Game. Here, we introduce to you the most popular series of the latter half of 2021, which has taken the television world by storm. The Korean show puts a bunch of people at center stage, fighting to win more than $38 million through a round of children’s games. It’s a matter of survival, power and ultimately, a lot of money. With a rating of 8/10 on IMDB and rave reviews, this is definitely worth a watch!

Year Running: 2021-now
Did You Know? This popular show was originally meant to be a movie!


79. Emily in Paris

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
IMDb Rating: 6.9/10

emily paris

This trending series from the Sex & The City writer is everything every romance and drama addict has dreamed of. With very few shows of the sort around, Emily in Paris came at the perfect time, treating viewers to a cheerful and casual watch not to be taken too seriously. Emily is your all-American girl who has moved to Paris and started working for a French marketing firm. Tasked to provide an American point of view in her work, Emily also struggles to win over her new boss and colleagues. Tuck in for some lighthearted fun.

Year Running: 2020-now
Did You Know? There are many Sex & The City Easter Eggs in this show including Emily’s tulle skirt (at her first work party) which was a shout-out to Carrie’s skirt in the finale.


80. Money Heist (La Casa de Papel)

Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery
IMDb Rating: 8.2/10

money heist

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?!).

Year Running: 2017-2021
Did You Know? Although this is a Spanish TV series, it’s one of the most-watched non-English shows on Netflix.


81. This Is Us

Genre: Romance, Drama
IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

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. It may have already ended, but it’s certainly one to watch this year. Grab the tissue box, this one guarantees endless tears.

Year Running: 2016-2022
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.


82. Attack on Titan

Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
IMDb Rating: 9.0/10

attack on titan

If you love animations, yet are bored of the same old Simpsons or South Park, try watching Attack on Titan, a Japanese manga series that has the whole world watching. Eren Jaeger loses his hometown and mother to the giant Titans, forcing him to take on the unbelievable task of taking revenge and ending them all.

Year Running: 2013-2023
Did You Know?
There was once a comic crossover with Marvel, where Spider-Man and Captain America fought the Titans!


83. Rick & Morty

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
IMDb Rating: 9.2/10

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.

Year Running: 2013-now
Did You Know? Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston originally auditioned for the role of Jerry!


84. American Horror Story

Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
IMDb Rating: 8.0/10

American Horror Story series

American Horror Story is currently on its 12th season. Every series before that though focuses on a new theme, whether it’s a haunted house or killer clowns. Some of the plots are loosely based on factual happenings, like the disappearances at Roanoke, while others are more make-believe (a.k.a. aliens and witches). Kathy Bates, Jessica Lange and Lady Gaga have all won awards for their performances on this intriguing TV show.

Year Running: 2011-now
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.


85. The Morning Show

Genre: Drama 
IMDb Rating: 8.3/10

The Morning Show

This trending series 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.

Year Running: 2019-now
Did You Know?
Jennifer Aniston revealed that the entire crew had a crush on Steve Carell!


86. The Handmaid’s Tale

Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

The Handmaid’s Tale

In what is considered one of the most trending TV shows of all time, 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.

Year Running: 2017-now
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”.


87. WandaVision

Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama 
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

WandaVision series

Taking place after the events of Avengers: Endgame, the mini-series WandaVision details the happily married lives of superheroes Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch and Vision. At first, WandaVision is a playful classic sitcom, all filmed in front of a live audience. As the couple try to hide their powers and go about their everyday suburban lives, they soon begin to realize that things are not as they appear.

Year Running: 2021
Did You Know?
 Show director Matt Shakman used films like The Truman Show and Pleasantville as inspiration for the show.


88. Sex Education

Genre: Comedy, Drama
IMDb Rating: 8.3/10

Sex Education

British, bold and brilliant. Sex Education is every teen (and adult’s) favorite TV show thanks to its incredible humor and occasional emotional side-story that tags along. Otis Milburn and his friends navigate high school and all the sexual shenanigans that come with it by setting up an underground sex therapy clinic. It’s crude, it’s gripping and it’s fantastic. Start streaming!

Year Running: 2019-2023
Did You Know? The show’s writer, Laurie Nunn, said the show is an homage to 1980s high school movies like The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink.


89. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier 

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama 
IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Falcon and the Winter Soldier 

Once you’re done binging WandaVision, start streaming The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Marvel’s next top-tier series promises fantastic action, strong cinematography and a solid storyline that will have fans gripped from the get-go. Popular Marvel heroes Sam Wilson and Bucky are teaming up for an adventure that puts their powers and abilities to the test. This is everything a superhero geek craves and more.

Year Running: 2021
Did You Know?
 This is the first time we get to see the U.S Agent in live-action!


90. Cobra Kai

Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama 
IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

Cobra Kai

If you were a fan of the classic 80s movie The Karate Kid, you’re in for a treat! Netflix’s ‘sequel series’ shows rivals Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence as middle-aged men ready to take on each other once more in karate. It’s been 30 years since the duo kicked butt, but Cobra Kai proves they’ve still got it.

Year Running: 2018-2023
Did You Know?
 Daniel’s car in season 2 is the same exact car used in The Karate Kid! 


91. The Queen’s Gambit

Genre: Drama
IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

The Queen's Gambit

As everyone prepared for a second wave of COVID-19 at the end of 2020, they kept themselves busy by binging on Netflix’s mini-series, The Queen’s Gambit. Starring the ever-talented Anya Taylor-Joy as Beth Harmon, this show perfectly depicts her life as an orphan chess prodigy. On her way to becoming the world’s greatest chess player in the 1960s, Beth faces the wrath of child stardom including emotional problems and an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Tune in for a series that feels like a chess game itself. Don’t start it late at night – you’ll be binge-watching till the morning hours.

Year Running: 2020
Did You Know?
Originally a novel, Heath Ledger was supposedly ready to direct a film adaptation of The Queen’s Gambit before his death.


92. What If…?

Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

What If...

There’s been no shortage of Marvel TV shows lately, and one to take comic-book lovers by storm is the studio’s first ever animated series, What If…? This gift to Marvel fans explores various alternate timelines of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, putting familiar events and favorite heroes in unexpected situations.

Year Running: 2021-now
Did You Know? The show features the voice of the late Chadwick Boseman, one of his last ever works before passing.


93. The Umbrella Academy

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
IMDb Rating: 7.9/10

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 engaging TV show in one sitting.

Year Running: 2019-2023
Did You Know? Gerard Way from the band, My Chemical Romance is the writer of this series!


94. The Office (U.S)

Genre: Comedy
IMDb Rating: 8.9/10

the office series

This famous mockumentary show 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 funny TV show and famous classic you can’t skip – and probably one that will always have you laughing until your ribs hurt. A binge-watching session definitely worth your time — it’s always trending on Netflix for a reason!

Year Running: 2005-2013
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.


95. Grey’s Anatomy

Genre: Drama, Romance
IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

grey's anatomy

As Grey’s Anatomy heads into its 20th year with hundreds of different TV nominations and over 60 wins, it might be time to try this famous 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 storylines that will make you tear up, Grey’s Anatomy is ideal for those looking to watch a heartfelt, realistic show.

Year Running: 2005-now
Did You Know?
The popular TV show was almost titled “Surgeons” in its original pitch! Now, that would have been weird!


96. Glee

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
IMDb Rating: 6.7/10

glee series

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.

Year Running: 2009-2015
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!


97. Supernatural

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

supernatural series

Creator, Eric Kripke, tried to pitch this popular TV series unsuccessfully for ten years before it started in September, 2005. And today, Supernatural is the U.S.A’s longest-running action fantasy series. 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.

Year Running: 2005-2020
Did You Know? 
The first season of the series’ budget was only $200,000 – it reportedly included the actors’ wages and the special effects!


98. Criminal Minds

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

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…

Year Running: 2005-2020
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.


99. Friends

Genre: Comedy, Romance
IMDb Rating: 8.8/10

friends series

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 ever. K’mon, you can’t tell us you haven’t watched reruns of reruns of this famous series? It turns out six 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.

Year Running: 1994-2004
Did You Know? 
The table where the gang sit in Central Perk is actually reserved especially for them! See more mind-blowing Easter Eggs in Friends!


100. Modern Family

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

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!

Year Running: 2009-2020
Did You Know? Ed O’Neill used to help Sofía Vergara understand her lines and jokes because of language differences.


101. The Sopranos

Genre: Crime, Drama
IMDb Rating: 9.2/10

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 over twenty years later. It’s totally worth the binge if you want to know why everyone’s been raving on about this edge-of-your-seat entertainment.

Year Running: 1999-2007
Did You Know? Out of the entire cast, James Gandolfini is the only one to appear in every episode.


102. The Big Bang Theory

Genre: Comedy, Romance
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

big bang theory series

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. Plus, you don’t want to miss out on some of the funniest quotes by Sheldon Cooper!

Year Running: 2007-2019
Did You Know? 
The cast members are 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!


103. House

Genre: Drama, Mystery
IMDb Rating: 8.7/10

house series

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.

Year Running: 2004-2012
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.”


104. NCIS

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

series 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.

Year Running: 2003-now
Did You Know? The creator of the show, Donald P. Bellisario is the father of Pretty Little Liars’ actress, Troian Bellisario!


105. The Wire

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
IMDb Rating: 9.3/10

the wire series

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 storylines are something you like to see on screen, this famous and acclaimed series is definitely for you.

Year Running: 2002-2008
Did You Know? Stephen King named Snoop “the most terrifying female villain to ever appear in a television series”.


106. The Vampire Diaries

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror 
IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

vampire diaries series

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.

Year Running: 2009-2017
Did You Know?
Transforming the cast into their vampire characters was a long process — it involved contact lenses, fangs, prosthetics and blood effects! Find out more in our Vampire Diaries facts!


107. How to Get Away with Murder

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

how to get away 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. This is one of those top TV series you’ll regret not watching…

Year Running: 2014-2020
Did You Know? Viola Davis was the first African-American woman to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series!


108. Suits

Genre: Comedy, Drama
IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

suits series

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.

Year Running: 2011-2019
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!


109. The Simpsons

Genre: Animation, Comedy
IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

the simpsons series

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.

Year Running: 1989-now
Did You Know? The Simpsons is the longest running primetime comedy series in U.S. TV history.


110. Orange is the New Black

Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
IMDb Rating: 8.0/10

Orange is the New Black series

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.

Year Running: 2013-2019
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!


111. Gotham

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama 
IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

gotham series

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.

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


112. Pretty Little Liars

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

pretty little liars series

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!

Year Running: 2010-2017
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!


113. Family Guy

Genre: Animation, Comedy
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

family guy

This one needs no introduction! Family Guy is a family favorite and household name for everyone. Following the typical crude comedy animation genre, this great TV show will put a smile on anyone’s face as you watch the hilarious tales of the Griffin family. In the words of IMDb, this popular series is hella “sick, twisted and politically incorrect” — bet that will make you want to watch it!

Year Running: 1999-now
Did You Know? Peter’s boss, Angela, is based on Joanna, Rachel’s boss on Friends!


114. Bones

Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

bones series

One of the most original shows around, Bones, is a must-watch if you’re hungry for a bowlful of crime — with a spoonful of comedy. You’ll grow to love Dr. Temperance ‘Bones’ Brennan as she works alongside F.B.I. Special Agent Seeley Booth to investigate murders by identifying — you guessed it — bones. 

Year Running: 2005-2007
Did You Know? The lead actress who plays Temperance Brennan, is Zooey Deschanel’s sister in real life! 


115. Doctor Who

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

doctor who

Not a day goes by in pop culture where we don’t hear about Doctor Who. It’s been on our televisions since the 60s, after all. This rendition, though, which began in 2005, is undoubtedly the best yet. Feast your eyes on the extraterrestrial being, Doctor Who as he (and she) travels through space and time to save those in need. A gripping watch!

Year Running: 2005-now
Did You Know? In the history of Doctor Who, there have officially been 15 “Doctors”. The current one is played by Ncuti Gatwa.

And that, folks, is a round-up of some of the most popular series and trending TV shows of 2024.

What’s been your favorite TV series of the year so far? Let us know which show has you gripped in the comments below…

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  • Maria Supplisson

    Maria is a 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 documentaries. 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.

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Jamie
3 years ago

I thought 24 Hours would be given a great review too but saying that I’m disappointed is just an understament!

Naif Nishan
3 years ago

Jessica Jones???

Reece
3 years ago

Can’t believe weeds isn’t on this list! One of my all-time faves

adnan
3 years ago

dirilis ertugrul is 1 of my fav.. tv series in my life

Loi
4 years ago

The Last Kingdom in should be On the top list by now- May 17th 2020

SANATANI.
4 years ago

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

eli
4 years ago

wheres shameless at ?????

Bright
4 years ago

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

Liliane
4 years ago

Where is PRISON BREAK ???!!!!

V
6 years ago

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