Modern television has become so interesting, that it is sometimes better than going to the movies. In fact, there are lots of great TV shows that have never received awards or attention from critics. However, if millions of fans worldwide watch, we’re sure it’s with good reason.
Here’s a collection of some great TV series that audiences love to watch.
Westworld has the impressive team: Jonathan Nolan (Christopher Nolan’s brother and a co-author of all his films) as a writer and producer; the incredible Anthony Hopkins as a leading actor; and Ramin Djawadi, the creator of the iconic theme music to Game of Thrones, as the composer. Actually, Westworld’s music deserves the highest praise. Westworld, and its’vast western landscapes, is one of the best shows on television.
- IMDb rating: 9.2
The Red Band Society
The show’s original Spanish version shouldn’t be confused with the American remake of the same name. The series is the story of a group of teenagers who meet as patients in a hospital’s pediatric ward. They become friends, and test the theory according to which every group of friends includes six types: the Leader, the Second Leader, the Indispensable, the Handsome One, the Clever One, and the Girl.
- IMDb rating: 8.2
The Young Pope
Paolo Sorrentino has created the new TV series, “The Young Pope”. Jude Law plays the role of the young and very controversial Pope Pius XIII, the first American ever to become the head of the Roman Catholic church. This drama is sure to leave all viewers on the edge of their seats.
- IMDb rating: 8.5
This is a combination of three genres: the clichéd college movies where the nerds rise up and beat the jocks, the sci-fi films about crazy scientists which reached their zenith in the 1980s, and the horrifying mystery movies written in the style of Stephen King. The show features Winona Ryder and has already managed to combine these genres and acquired an army of fans worldwide.
- IMDb rating: 9.0
The Pillars of the Earth
Set in the twelfth century, The Pillars of the Earth is a historical miniseries. This century is considered to be one of the darkest and most romantic periods in the history of England. The series is based on the bestselling novel by Ken Follett, and stars the brilliant Eddie Redmayne. It’s widely recognized as one of the best historical TV dramas in recent years.
- IMDb rating: 8.1
American comedy-drama TV series Shameless is actually a remake of the award-winning British series of the same name. The plot revolves around the Gallagher family and their alcoholic father, Frank (played by Bill Macy). They are constantly in trouble and have all sorts of drama just trying to survive in this world. This comedy has become an international hit running for 7 seasons already.
- IMDb rating: 8.7
Peaky Blinders has already got a huge army of fans and continues to attract new audiences. This show is an exceptional crime drama, featuring an unpredictable storyline, and cool heroes brilliantly portrayed by Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy. One interesting fact is that in order to make the show more realistic, the actors were all trained to speak with the accent of the time.
- IMDb rating: 8.8
This series focuses on the evils of modern technology. Black Mirror shows how we are completely dependent upon social media. How we take photos of our food with only one goal: to get as many likes as possible.
Facebook has launched a game based on the third season’s opening episode called Nosedive. A person’s rating in social media determines their social status. If the characters behave badly, they’ll get negative one-star reviews. If someone’s rating drops too low, they become a kind of second-class citizen and won’t be allowed into the officeanymore.
- IMDb rating: 8.9
This television show has some of the most is its amazing cinematography, incredibly talented cast, and thrilling plot to keep you on the edge of your seat. Narcos tells the story of the notorious Colombian cocaine kingpin, Pablo Escobar. The popularity of this TV show is very high.
- IMDb rating: 8.9