You may have noticed there is a craze going on with the television series. Big platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Videos, HBO, Hulu, they are all competing against each other to come up with the best television content than ever.
Almost every month, there is more competition for them to have the best television shows.
For a variety of reasons, television shows are favorite than movies. One significant advantage is they can captivate a big audience if the show is a hit. You can take shows like ‘Games of Thrones,’ ‘Friends,’ ‘House of Card’ and few more as an example. They have a bigger audience with each season coming up every year.
With so many contents and so many options, it is pretty hard to categorize them as the ‘best shows. Because each content is different from the rest and each has a unique contribution.
What if you are confused with so many options available right in front of you, and you can’t decide which one to watch in the first place?
So, I being a movie and television buff, after watching uncountable episodes and series, I have come up with a list of ‘Best TV series’ that you can add up on your ‘to do’ list.
Breaking Bad is one of the best television shows ever. The deeply damaged protagonist Mr. Walter white, the evolution of his character from being a sane, simple man to becoming insane for power and money towards the end, his blatant criminal skills have made him a vicious character. This one is one of the groundbreaking TV shows.
Breaking Bad is still streaming on Netflix. I can’t describe more in words which will explain why this particular show is so popular. You need to watch if you haven’t yet.
House of Cards
House of Cards is one of the best political TV shows that depict the story of an ambitious congressman who utilizes his powerful influence to climb up the political ladder by manipulating his several colleagues. How he plots behind the closed doors and accomplishes every personal crusade. There are many other good political television shows, but House of Cards has earned its place.
It is available on Netflix and Amazon Prime both.
The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory is one of the most famous American TV show. People love to watch the show for its laughter, jokes, and story which was out of box idea. The Big Bang Theory being a sitcom genre of the TV show is very simple nothing too complicated ‘geek culture’ but surprisingly went well through its time. Even now in 2018, if you want to spend your lazy Sunday evening watching television ‘TBBT’ will be a good choice.
The television series ‘Gilmore Girls’ is available on Netflix. The show is revolving around the lives of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore (mother and daughter). It is a show which illustrates the mother-daughter relationship which is one of the purest and beautiful forms of love. The show did touch several other elements too, which are essential in our daily life also. The audience did love and admired the two principal characters then, and now too you can relate yourself while watching Gilmore Girls.
If you like ‘Breaking Bad,’ then I guess you should keep ‘Peaky Blinders’ on your next to watch list. This British gangster drama has been considered as a deserving show that can join the club of ‘Best TV Series.’ The show has a collection of some of the best actors in the UK incorporating with fantastic music, acting, criminal mastermind scenes, and plots.
If you have missed it by any chance, don’t miss it now after reading.
Pretty Little Liars
Pretty Little Liars on Netflix is quite a popular show amongst the young generation. The layers of stories it has with each episode, secrets, the darkness of character, love, lust, family, murder every element that can glue you to it till the end. There are seven seasons and each season will give you enough suspense and thriller to enjoy. The show has multiple characters and each interrelated, in some episodes, the storyline might confuse you and force you to think about it all day. Interesting isn’t it?
There is news that season 8 is going to air soon but if you haven’t watched it then start this weekend.
The Handmaid’s Tale
This is a show which you should never miss. The Handmaid’s Tale was nominated 20 times for different categories. The subject of the show has set it above everything. The writing, political issues, social hostility it does focuses on the intricate details. To fully understand, you need to get to watch the show starting this weekend. You will see the different aspects that the show talks about through situations.
A Netflix Original series ‘Narcos’ is like a documentary of a drug lord named ‘Pablo Escobar.’ The show reveals the rise and fall of Escobar, his millions criminal activity, how he infiltrated drug business in the US. The entire show is compelling and gripping. The lead actor who has played the role of Escobar has done an impeccable job.
A perfect show to watch this weekend with your wife or maybe alone doesn’t matter. But must watch it.
Many don’t know or heard of the TV series ‘Broadchurch.’ It is available on Netflix in the British category. The show is set on a beautiful remote town based on a police investigation drama. An 11-year-old boy whose body was found lying on the beach, throughout the investigation of the crime reveals several hurtful secrets of the people, families, and town.
Broadchurch is one of my favorite television shows mainly because of the emotional sequences and trauma that each goes through. Each character portrayed so naturally and with precision.
I strongly recommend Broadchurch to watch.
Jane the Virgin
Very recently, I completed watching ‘Jane the Virgin,’ a television drama with a unique storyline ‘a woman named Jane who gets artificially and accidentally inseminated, and her journey throughout. The character Jane has brought forth the ‘motherhood’ element in the show which has successfully won audiences heart. Not only this but Jane the Virgin has also talked about issues like economic, immigration.
One reason people loved the show because it has embraced the Latin Language, the importance of Catholicism, and parental guidance.
It is available on Netflix.
As per the report, The Wire has crossed 4 million viewing figures on HBO. You can imagine what makes the show so popular.
For that, you seriously need to watch the classic show ‘The Wire.’ Critics say it is ‘one of the best things ever on TV.’
I can say a ton about ‘The Wire,’ but I rather leave it to you the audience to figure out why it is the best of all.
The new Jack Ryan is like the small screen Bourne. Lots of action, terrorist activities, plan and plot with the motive to end terrorism. Jack Ryan the character is a very bright and smart government agent, with the superb intellect he aids solutions and crack codes. If you are a fan of Bond or Mission Impossible series, then I guess you will love watching Jack Ryan too.
It is an Amazon Prime Original Series.
The Crown is the best show on Netflix. A queen is fighting for her survival, maintaining the legacy, torn between duty and family. It is a period British drama that depicts a part of the history of the Queen. Critics have showered praises for the remarkable performances. Claire Foy, who played the Queen has been awarded the Golden Globe for her marvelous performance. The Crown is an expensive television show, but it is worth your time at every respect.
For a long time, ‘Bates Motel’ has been my all-time favorite unconventional television show. The story is very eccentric to capture your attention. The mother-son duo with a psychological twist. A psychotic, over-sensitive son who slide into a dissociative state turning him into a murderer in which he finds pleasure. The madness and horrific character flaw is something to watch.
Big Little Lies
The show mainly centers the female characters, has combined several secrets, lies, and revelations with each character. The plot is surprising enough to hold the audiences’ the attention. I have added ‘Big Little Lies’ because it deserves to be in the top.
‘Cable Girls’ is yet another Netflix Original Series set in a period of 1920s in Madrid which follows the story of four cable operators. It is Netflix’s first Spanish production, so worry not if you don’t know Spanish that’s why subtitles are for.
The storyline has twist and suspense, a core drama series.
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Streaming on Amazon Prime Video, the show is a period-comedy series. The lead character Midge Maisel is a flawed fictional character who tries to find her path. A simple light-hearted beautiful story. Season 2 is soon coming too, so better you wrap up with Season 1.
Better Call Saul
One must watch ‘Breaking Bad’ if he/she wants to understand ‘Better Call Saul’. Saul Goodman who was the lawyer of the meth kingpin Walter White (Breaking Bad). The show is all about him, his character, his cases.
A Series of Unfortunate Events
The show is an absurdly delightful gothic genre of drama. A wonderful masterpiece, brilliant performances, and detailed production might encourage you to watch. It is a modern fairy tale highly fascinating to watch the show on Netflix this weekend with a big bucket of popcorn.
If you have something else in your mind or you want me to add anything left out, you are welcome to engage in a conversation in the below comment section.
Thank you so much.
I am Paulomi Dutta stay in Pune, India with my loving husband. I love to read, travel and cook. I have been thinking about blogging for the past three years and now finally all is set to start my World Up Close. I will be writing about places, relationships, good and smart living and lastly, will be writing on money and financial tips. My motive is to help others through whatever knowledge I have and can share with you all. Being an introvert person, two things I love the most painting and writing. Both involve sharing thoughts with the outer world.
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