Everyone wants an escape from reality now and then, and what’s the better way of doing it than binge-watching some series which will take you to a whole new world. Here are some enthralling 15 best TV series that will surely transport you to some fictional world, precisely what you need in a world full of stress.
With an increasing craze of TV series, people often run out of the series to watch or get confused between some fantastic series. So, hang in there, buddy! Because from sci-fi to romance, from thriller and suspense to comedy, this list has got it all for you. So, let’s get started, shall we?
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Top 10 Best TV Shows To Watch
Here is our list of Top 10 Best TV Shows to watch:
- How I Met Your Mother
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine
- The Vampire Diaries
- The Big Bang Theory
- Peaky Blinder
- Money Heist
- Grey’s Anatomy
- Breaking Bad
So let’s dive in…
1. How I Met Your Mother(Amazon Prime)
How I met, your mother is an American sitcom, ran from 2005 to 2014, and has 9 seasons. The show revolves around five friends living in New York City’s Manhattan and figuring their lives out. This show deals with all kinds of emotions, whether it’s joy, laughter, heartbreak, or even disappointment, thus a complete journey to an emotional rollercoaster.
The show beautifully portrays the cycle of life, explaining how you meet certain people along the way, and before you even know it, they become your family.
2. The Big Bang Theory (Netflix, Amazon Prime)
The Big Bang Theory made its debut on September 24, 2007, and concluded on May 16, 2019; and It has 12 seasons of 279 episodes. The Big Bang Theory comes with a unique and reinvigorating concept as it deals with a group of socially awkward researchers.
The series motivates you to take new challenges and never give up. The show is mainly for all the nerds and geeks out there as it has some geeky humor.
Friends is an American sitcom that first premiered on NBC on 22 September 1994. It is one of the greatest hits ever! Based on the lives of six adults living in Manhattan. There is never a dull moment in the show; it will just make you laugh with so many funny scenarios.
The show ends with a sweet message that we should live every moment to the fullest and laugh as much as possible because the days are not coming back.
4. Brooklyn Nine-Nine(Netflix)
First aired on September 17, 2013, on Fox, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is one of the most popular comedy shows; it has 7 seasons with 143 episodes. It is a cop-based sitcom that has multi-dimensional characters who will make you laugh endlessly.
The show is about the detectives of the 99th Precinct of the New York City police department in Brooklyn. The show is a perfect mix of comedy and drama; if you have not watched it yet, you better get started.
5. Gossip Girl(Netflix)
Gossip Girl is an American teen drama inspired by the novel of the same name. It has 6 seasons with 121 episodes, which revolves around the privileged upper-class adolescent living in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. It gives us an insight into a glamorous world where one simple gossip can turn the life upside down of some known individuals.
It has a chaotic yet entertaining storyline as it is set in a glamorous world; it offers a good collection of trendy clothes and accessories, which is a real catch for teenage girls.
6. Emily in Paris(Netflix)
What happens when an independent and ambitious young girl moves from Chicago to Paris? The show Emily in Paris perfectly falls under the category of rom-com series premiered on Netflix on October 2, 2020.
The story is about a young girl Emily in her twenties, who moves to Paris but has to face a real cultural shift, but she is ready to face it all as her company’s reputation back in Chicago resides in her hands.
Suits is a legal television drama series written wonderfully by Aaron Korsh. First aired on June 23, 2011, on USA Network and concluded on September 25, 2019. It gives you a delightful trip to some witty sense of humor with 9 seasons of 134 episodes.
The series begins with a charming and intelligent college drop-out Mike Ross who starts working in a law firm illegally, under a senior lawyer Harvey Specter who knows Mike’s secret but hires him anyway. The duo works together in closing the cases. It’s so thrilling to watch the main characters trying to conceal their secret.
8. Peaky Blinders(Netflix)
Peaky blinders is a British crime drama based on the aftermath of the First World War. The show has 5 seasons with 30 episodes in total. The fifth season of the show premiered on BBC One on 25 August 2019. The story revolves around a gangster Thomas Shelby and his family, which supports him in his endeavors.
It is a real treat to watch Cillian Murphy playing Thomas Shelby’s role, Helen McCrory as Polly Gray, Joe Cole, and Paul Anderson as John Shelby and Arthur Shelby.
9. Money Heist(Netflix)
Money Heist, also known as La Casa de Papel, is a Spanish crime-drama filled with thriller and suspense. First aired on May 2, 2017, on Spanish Network Antena 3, later Netflix acquired its global streaming rights in 2017. It has 4 seasons. The last season was released on 3 April 2020, and the fifth and final season is yet to come.
The show moves around a group of ten strangers who orchestrate one of the biggest robberies of all time in The Royal Mint of Spain. Apart from the theft, the show also describes the characters’ emotional journey as they go through the whole process.
10. Breaking Bad(Netflix)
Breaking Bad debuted on January 20, 2008, having 5 seasons with a total of 62 episodes. It is a story of a high school chemistry teacher who is dying of cancer and has to repay his medical debts, so he indulges in making and selling crystal meth.
Through the process, his priorities began to change as he partnered up with Jesse. You definitely don’t wanna miss this show as it is one of the badass shows of all time and has a huge fan base that is still going strong.
11. Grey’s Anatomy(Amazon Prime)
Grey’s Anatomy is an American medical drama that first premiered on March 27, 2005. The show has 17 seasons with a total of 369 episodes. It describes the lives of a group of aspiring surgeons balancing their personal and professional relationships.
It depicts the day to day troubles of being a doctor, and overcoming them is sometimes so draining. While the show has a decent amount of melancholy, some scenes will surely make you giggle.
Dark is a German Sci-fi thriller TV series; with its fair share of twists and turns, you get the right amount of adrenaline rush to get hooked with the show. It has 3 seasons with 26 episodes. The series depicts the connection between the four families living in a small town called Winden when two children mysteriously miss.
As the mystery unfolds, you get to experience a series of supernatural events with the storyline, which keeps getting interesting.
13. The Vampire Diaries(Netflix, Amazon Prime)
The Vampire Diaries is an American supernatural romantic teen drama. The show was first aired on September 10, 2009, and came to an end on March 10, 2017. It has 8 seasons with a total of 171 episodes. Set in a fictional town of Mystic Falls, the series deals with a love triangle between a simple girl Elena Gilbert and two brothers, Stefan Salvatore and Damon Salvatore.
Little does she know that both the brothers are Vampires and have a supernatural history with her hometown. The show is suspenseful and fun to watch as the truth unravels.
14. Fringe(Amazon Prime)
Fringe is an American sci-fi television series premiered on 9 September 2008 on Fox Networks and was concluded on 18 January 2013, consisting of 5 seasons of 100 episodes. The show dangles between the thin line of Science and Fiction, which makes it even more unique as you get a scientific explanation of all the fictional events in the show.
The storyline revolves around three people: a special FBI agent Olivia Dunham, Professor Walter Bishop, and his son Peter Bishop. The FBI recruits them and forms a Fringe division under which the trio works on the cases linked with supernatural events.
Riverdale is an American teen drama that is based on a famous Archie comic. The series first premiered on 26 January 2017; it has 4 seasons with 76 episodes. The fourth season was released on 9 October 2019; the series was renewed for the fifth season, set to release on 20 January 2021.
The show features Archie’s Comics’ characters, with Kj Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, and Cole Sprouse as Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge Jughead Jones, respectively. The show focuses on the murder mysteryRiverdale’sof a fictional tale where things get nasty as the teen group tries to solve these mysteries.
16. The Baby-Sitters Club (Netflix)
The Baby-Sitters Club is a very famous comedy-drama television series based on the children’s novel series, written by Ann M. Martin. It is created by Rachel Shukert and is available on Netflix. Its plot consists of five middle-school kids’ friendship and adventures when they start the business of babysitting in Stoneybrook.
This show is highly recommended for kids ages 8 and more, but there is still some content under the mature section. The series deals with some serious issues like gender identity, divorce, racism, and some other strong emotions. It is an amazing show and very close enough to the books.
17. Mrs. America (Hulu and Amazon Prime)
Mrs. America is a historical television miniseries drama (American), created and co-written by Davhi Waller. The plot is loosely based on the dramatization of the movement’s story to affirm the Equal Rights Amendment.
It is directed through the eyes of the women of that era (1970). It probes into how one of the toughest battlegrounds in the war era changed the American political landscape permanently. The performances are stunning and deal with nuance, style, and superbly interesting parallels with the world we live in. It is available on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu.
18. What We Do In The Shadows (FX) (Disney+ Hotstar)
We Do in the Shadows is a blood-sucking comedy TV show that shows the everyday struggles of a vampire gang who are housemates in New York City. It is silly, deadpan, and has a lot of killer gags. This series is based on the film with the same name, released in 2014.
These vampires have mundane modern life struggles like paying the rent, trying to get into nightclubs, keeping up with the daily chores, and overcoming the flatmate conflicts. The comedy is hilarious and entertaining and has everything that a series needs to make you fall for it completely. It is available on Disney+ Hotstar.
19. Dare Me (Netflix)
Dare Me is a teen series about high school cheerleaders. It revolves around how they become entrapped in a chain of dark secrets after a new coach takes over their squad. The plot may seem simple, but it is totally insane and melodramatic.
There is infidelity, bullying, sadism, and even murder, making this soapy teen show worth bingeing. It is created by Megan Abbott, who has also written a book that inspired this series’s making. The cast is young and promising and has amazing direction and fantastic unexpected developments in the plot. It is streaming on Netflix.
20. A Teacher (FX on Hulu)
A Teacher is a drama series that shows the complexities and consequences of adulterous sexual affairs between a young teacher and her student. The young teacher joins the high school and gets into a relationship with a smart and popular student. They start spending more time together and cross the dangerous territory.
The story is beautiful and pretty enigmatic. It is also termed one of the most daring shows of 2020 as every episode opens up with a blunt statement about its content. It has also come under a lot of criticism for its plot and bold scenes. The show is available on Hulu and Disney+ Hotstar.
21. The Third Day (HBO)
The Third Day is a drama series of British-American origin. It narrates the separate journeys of a man and a woman who arrive at a mysterious island, off the British coast, at different times. It is split into three parts – the Summer, the Autumn, and the Winter.
It is a masterpiece that gives two distinct feels, where troubled Sam, who is making mistakes in both business and personal life, ends up on this mysterious island where everything seems spooky. Helen comes there to uncover the truth behind it. Created by Dennis Kelly, this series has a tight grip on the matter. It is streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.
22. The Good Lord Bird (Showtime) (Amazon Prime and Voot)
The Good Lord Bird is a chirpy, ribald, and very engaging series based on the award-winning novel by James McBride. It is a bit complicated, intelligent, violent, and has a lot of fun in it. The story tells about the final years of the American abolitionist John Brown and is believed to have introduced the American civil war.
This series is not sombre but raucous and waggish. This series is a timely summoning of America’s dark past but is lightened with comedy and irreverence. It shows the emotional and spiritual way that John Brown seriously believed in freedom for people of color. It is streaming on Amazon Prime and Voot.
23. I’ll be Gone in the Dark (Hulu, Disney+Hotstar)
I’ll be Gone in the Dark is a gripping crime series of the Golden Skate killer who terrorized California in the 1970s and 1980s. He committed 50 sexual assaults and 10 murders.
It has come out as a game-changer for the series of this genre and is a female-centered one. The culprit started as a prowler who ransacked empty homes before doing home invasions, and then finally became a rapist. It is an unusual, sensitive, revelatory, uplifting, and deeply moving series and is one of the best and true crime docu-series. It is streaming on Hulu and Disney+ Hotstar.
24. Lovecraft Country (Disney+Hotstar)
Lovecraft Country is a story of a Vietnam War veteran named Atticus Freeman, who goes on a road trip with his friend Leti and handsome uncle George to search for his missing father in 1950.
He is a young African-American, and on the trip, the trio is pulled over by a gloating policeman who threatens to lynch them if they do not exit the town before dark. This series uses horror to comment on American race relations and puts America’s racist history at the narrative center. The show is streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.
25. Better Call Saul (Netflix)
Better Call Saul is a great show and is stunningly entertaining. The writing, acting, and directing are simply superb.
The writers’ thoughts are deeply constructed that make Better Call Saul a darkly comic, multilayered story that is exciting and unusual. Its tone is very much consistent with the Breaking Bad show, but it is unique in its own way. The show is streaming on Netflix.
26. Small Axe: Alex Wheatle (Amazon Prime)
The Small Axe series is compelling, commanding, and shows the black British life of a particular era. It is an award-winning story by Alex Wheatle of a young boy through his early adult years.
He had spent his childhood in a white institutional care home with no family or love. He had a passion for music and DJing and was thrown to prison during the Brixton Uprising of 1981. There he confronts his past and walks towards the path of healing. It is a powerful biopic that shows you cannot build a future without understanding your past. This show is streaming on Amazon Prime.
27. The Wilds: Season 1 (Amazon Prime)
The Wilds is an enthralling and thrilling adventure reinforced by amazing storytelling and characters. They will surely grab your attention and love. It is a show written and directed by women that goes around a group of teens who need to survive after they get stranded after a plane crash.
This show is being called an unexpected hit of the year as it is rocky and incredible. It shows how, in different ways, the young women are abused, underestimated, commodified, and lied to in their 20’s. The characters are interesting and likable that put life into the story. You can binge-watch this amazing show at Amazon Prime.
28. P Valley(Amazon Prime)
The P Valley TV show is a strip-club drama series, which is very entertaining that shows the world of stripping through black female and queer characters. It is a very fresh show that shows the lives of those who work and visit the Mississippi Delta strip club, the Pynk. It is also known as the fun, hot, and sexy dark drama.
It is a rich show with complicated characters, sometimes hilarious and sometimes powerful and dramatic. P-Valley meanders through the world of deception, business, screwing off and by the characters, and much more. The show is currently streaming on Amazon Prime.
29. Dash and Lily (Netflix)
Dash and Lily is an impulsive Christmas romance that builds up between an aggressively sweet teen pair – Dash and Lily. This show is based on the novel written by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. The story has got the sparkle and swoon that usually other holiday films lack. They both are alone at Christmas, for different reasons.
The story can be predictable in shape but has everything: feelings, obstacles, and romance. The episodes are not dragging at all, and the ending is a cloud of litter, a bit messy, but worth cheering for. It is a perfect holiday binge-watch show and is lovely and cozy, just the way you want. It is streaming on Netflix.
30. Teenage Bounty Hunters (Netflix)
Teenage Bounty Hunters is a new teen comedy series that is ideal for your weekend binge. It revolves around twin sisters who accidentally collect a bounty and then realize they are pretty good at it.
The tone of the show is fun and light and will make you laugh too. The sexual content is frank here, but there are no nude scenes. It also has empathy, compassion, and self-control. Each episode builds a frenzied momentum and distracts the viewers from some of the moral questions that they could have about bounty hunting. The tv show is currently streaming on Netflix.
31. Work in Progress (Disney+Hotstar)
Work in Progress is a dark and delightful story of a woman who finds hope and humor amid despair. It has moments of drama, agony, and gags; you will surely get a good dose of laughter. This American comedy television show is produced by Showtime and created by Tim Mason and Abby McEncany.
It has the brutality of sibling relationships and the convolutions of friendship. It also has romance. The show is wonderful, warm, hilarious, and brave. It has unobtrusive and clever advancements in its representation. It will never lose sight of its premise but will remain bleak without beating over the head. It is streaming on Disney+Hotstar.
32. Betty (Disney+Hotstar)
Betty’s plot flows around a tight-knit group of girl skaters and follows their daily lives as they navigate the world where there is male domination in skateboarding. It is shot in the vibrant summer season of New York City.
The girl squad here likes to skate on their own terms. The show characters are so comfortable in their roles that sometimes it seems like a documentary more than a scripted show. It is a six-part series that is a beautiful and emotional story of the girls. It is written and co-produced by Lesley Arfin and Patricia Breen. It is streaming on Disney+Hotstar.
33. Haikyuu (Netflix)
Haikyuu is a Japanese manga series where the story follows a boy who is determined to become a great volleyball player despite his lower caliber. This is the anime television series adaptation by Production I.G. This series has a theme of sport and does an amazing job by delivering a brilliant show.
The emotional tension of the players is beautifully shown, and the animation is spectacular. It also has special Sharingan like sound effects during the fast attacks. This series will give you great drive, motivation, and confidence by the end because each character acquires different skills to fight their existing downfalls. It is streaming on Netflix.
34. Ultimate Tag (Amazon Prime)
Ultimate Tag is an American sports series whose format is based on the tag game and comprises contestants running through various indoor tasks/obstacles. At the same time, professional taggers try to catch them. It seems like a crazy version of everyone’s favorite childhood game.
It has three male and three female contestants against a set of “pro taggers” who chase them around a task. The concept is straightforward and has some special moments in it. The characters have acted well and shown their competitive spirit and determination in whatever they perform. You can watch this show with your family. You can enjoy this show on Amazon Prime.
35. Year of the Rabbit (Amazon Prime)
The Year of the Rabbit television show is a story of a murderer targeting young girls in the dead of night. The series has crime-of-the-week stories with ongoing narratives about a mystery. Rabbit is a detective inspector who is tough, dedicated, and thick. His methods are unconventional, and his passion is directed towards unexpected directions.
This series shows the utter cleverness of the core police trio, episode to episode. You will get to see some outstanding performances of the characters and powerful comedic frequency. It is a must-watch show and is currently streaming on Amazon Prime.
36. Selling Sunset (Netflix)
Selling Sunset is an American reality tv show that revolves around the high-end residential properties in Los Angeles. It works around The Oppenheim Group’s people and how they sell properties of affluent areas of Sunset Plaza, Beverly Hills, and famous personalities.
It is impossible to pan a show like Selling Sunset because it goes down well with people who like to watch shows like Below Deck and Million Dollar Listing. The drama gets more interesting when a new agent joins them, and veterans want her to prove herself before accepting her. The show is being streamed on Netflix.
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There you have 15 best television shows of all time. So, grab your popcorns, chill out. All there is no harm in escaping from reality and using your leisure time relaxing. Hopefully, this list helped you clear your clouds of doubts and found the show you were looking for.