Top 10 Best TV Series Of All Time | Most Popular American TV Series You Can Watch
Series has gained massive popularity among teens and adults for a few years. Netflix, Prime Video, and Disney+ have replaced the televisions. The net income of these platforms has spiked in the last few years, with over 70% of people having paid subscriptions.
The series is an excellent way to calm minds in this busy, hectic schedule. The exciting storylines keep the viewers attracted, making them feel part of the show. There are series that can be relatable to one’s life, and thus some people enjoy it.
There are many genres, and the audience can choose the genre, whichever they feel like. Genres like comedy and adventure series uplift the mood, while documentaries help to gain knowledge about other cultures.
Not only this, the series allows family members to get together in a single room, enjoy, talk and share among themselves. This is important because nowadays parents and children are so caught up in their life that they forget to spend time with each other.
By watching different genres, you have an open mindset and thus have a different perspective of life. Moreover, some people get inspired by the characters in the show and try to adapt and learn from them, which in turn is an advantage of watching good series.
Many comedy series uses humor to depict life’s moral values, be it friendships or to maintain family relations. It also shows that you can get out of any challenging situation no matter how messed up your life.
Also, series is an excellent way of utilizing leisure time, especially for those people who live alone. Being alone can sometimes get lonely and depressing, but watching shows, you won’t realize how time has passed, making you feel refreshed.
So, here is a list of the top 10 best TV series of all time loved by the audience and are a must-watch.
One of the best American TV series, Suits ranks 8.4 on IMDb and aired from 2011-2019. The story revolves around an intelligent college dropout Mike Ross who is on the run from a drug deal that went bad.
Mike finds himself working with New York City’s best lawyer, Harvey Specter. Harvey is tired of law school grads and takes a chance by hiring Mike after realizing his talent. They form a great team though Mike still has to learn a lot of law things.
Mike’s colleagues in the office include paralegal Rachel and Harvey’s assistant Donna. Mike and Harvey are a winning team and keep their secrets from everyone, including managing partners Jessica and Louis, who want to make Mike’s life hell.
Overall, the storyline is brilliant and mind-blowing, having millions of fans. It would be best if you gave it a try, and you could watch it on Netflix.
9. Modern Family
Modern Family is a mockumentary sitcom ranking 8.4 on IMDb, which aired from 2009-2020. The story revolves around three different families in Los Angeles -nuclear, blended, and same-sex, making the show more relatable to our everyday lives. The families deal with their kids, jobs, and society, often leading to hilarious and weird situations.
The three different families are linked By Jay Pritchett, a successful businessman and married to a much younger woman than him, Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, a feisty Colombian woman. Gloria is the mother of Joe Pritchett and Manny Delgado, son from her previous marriage.
Claire Dunphy, who is seen as the perfect homemaker and mother doing everything for her family, is the daughter of Jay. She is married to Phil Dunphy, who is a realtor and an amateur magician as well. Phil is a super cool and supportive dad.
They have three children – Haley, the eldest and typical teenage girl; Alex, the intelligent, nerdy middle child; and Luke, the youngest, who is smart and fun. Mitchell Pritchett, son of Jay, is a lawyer, and his partner Cameron Tucker, known as a clown in the past life, both adopt a Vietnamese girl, Lily Tucker-Pritchett.
The show being hilarious also teaches us important life values like optimism, acceptance, love, and honesty. It reminds us that despite all problems in your life, family is always there for you.
8. Parks and Recreation
Awarded with the number 1 television series in Time’s 2012, Parks and Recreations is a satire mockumentary that aired from 2009 to 2015. The story revolves around the government employees of the Parks and Recreation Department working in the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana.
Ranked 8.6 on IMDb, it shows friendships among employees and how they eventually become like a family. Leslie Knope, a bureaucrat in the Department, is a hardworking and determined woman, and her love for the city Pawnee cannot be described. Her best friend Ann Perkins is sweet and caring.
Ron Swanson is seen as someone who cares less about the world but is deeply concerned for his colleagues. Andy Dwyer and April Ludgate are undoubtedly the funniest characters, with Andy being a little silly while April being mean and caring both.
Tom Haverford, a cute person, wanting to have his own business, often fails, leading to hilarious situations. The bosses, Chris Traeger, the fitness freak, and Ben Wyatt, which appear in the show after season 2, bring a new level of excitement and comedy to the show.
7. Better Call Saul
It is a prequel to Breaking Bad and aired in 2015. The show is still in continuation and ranks 8.8 on IMDb. Known for Saul Goodman, a resourceful lawyer for Walter White in Breaking Bad, the show is set from a few years back before he meets Walter White.
He is seen as a struggling lawyer, with his original name as Jimmy McGill, in Albuquerque, Mexico, who handles small cases of crooks or civil issues. His brother, Chuck McGill, who hasn’t left his house for months, is a senior partner at an Albuquerque law firm.
Jimmy had a dark past living in Chicago before moving to Albuquerque to join his brother’s firm. In the series, we see Mike Ehrmantraut, ex-cop and right-hand man of Gustav, who is also seen in Breaking Bad.
But how did Jimmy become Mr. Goodman and get involved in the ‘Heisenberg’ situation from Breaking Bad? To know about this, watch Better Call Saul on Netflix.
6. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Winner of 2 Primetime Emmys, the show ranked 8.4 on IMDb and was aired in 2013. This is one of the sitcoms loved by fans all over the world. The story is set in Brooklyn in the fictional 99th Precinct of the New York City Police Department. The severe and hilarious moments in the show make it intriguing.
The main protagonist is Jake Peralta, who is immature but a talented NYPD detective. Rosa Diaz is fearless and “badass” in the Precinct; that’s why people are often frightened by her. Amy Santiago, being the youngest and nerdy one, is also an excellent detective.
Raymond Jacob Holt is Deputy Commissioner who is hardworking and strict on the outside but is kind-hearted inside. He is married to Kevin Cozner.
Terry Jeffords, the Sergeant, is a dedicated family man and is an all-rounder. Gina Linetti is a fun and smart one in the Department. Detective Charles Boyle is not that intelligent but tries to be better and works harder. Doug Judy, who is seen as a con artist and thief, has stolen over 200 Pontiacs.
The detectives solve cases that lead to excitement and suspense. All the characters play their roles with excellence making the show one of the best series of all time.
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5. Stranger Things
Stranger Things is a science fiction drama series that ranks 8.7 on IMDb. The show aired in 2016 and is still in continuation. The plot is set in the 1980s in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, USA. A chain of strange events starts after the disappearance of a young boy, Will Byers.
His mother, Joyce Byers, and his brother, Jonathan Byers, set out to search for Will. Joyce is joined by police chief Jim Hopper, suspicious of government agencies and their dark hidden secrets.
While searching for his missing friend, Mike Wheeler, Lucas Sinclair, and Dustin Henderson encounter a little girl, Eleven (El), in the woods with supernatural powers. Slowly and steadily, all the truths start to reveal after discovering “Upside Down.”
The light comedy added with thrilling events makes this show a must-watch. It is one of the most-watched Netflix series too.
4. The Office
Ranked 8.4 on IMDb, the American mockumentary is loved by viewers all around the world. It won many Emmy Awards for its extreme comedy. The story revolves around the lives of employees working in the office of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company in Scranton, Pennsylvania. It aired from 2005-2013 and captured humorous and bizarre events.
Michael Scott is seen as the manager of the company who often creates hilarious situations with the employees. Dwight Schrute, Assistant to Regional Manager, is hardworking yet annoying and funny at the same time.
Pam Beesley is caring and kind towards her colleagues. Jim Halpert is seen to be pulling pranks on Dwight, often leading to comedy situations. The other characters also add spice and comedy to the show. Overall, it is a wholesome show to watch, with the storyline being realistic and relatable.
One of the most famous American series of all Time, Friends has won six Emmy Awards. Ranked 8.8 on IMDb, Friends aired from 1994 to 2004 and has won the hearts of millions. The story revolves around six adult friends in New York, and the show is about friendships and how gradually some friends become family.
Monica Geller, the chef, is seen to be obsessed with cleaning and as a mother figure too. Rachel Green is a spoiled, rich and sweet girl who develops into a fashion queen. Phoebe Buffay is weirdly unique and funny, and her caring and silly behavior are loved by many viewers.
Being the king of sarcasm, Chandler Bing often makes hilarious comments and is a favorite character for the audience. Ross Geller is a paleontologist who is caring and loving, and his failure in marriages often leads to hilarious situations. Joey Tribbiani, the actor, is the most caring friend of all who is a foodie. He has a charming personality and is flirtatious.
Overall, the story is captivating and is a rollercoaster ride of emotions.
2. Game Of Thrones
Ranked 9.2 on IMDb, the story is set in the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos, where nine noble families fight for the Iron throne. The show aired from 2011-2019 and is one of the most famous shows of all time. The show is adapted from George R. R. Martin’s fantasy book series ‘A Song of Ice and Fire.‘
The first plotline covers the battle between the lords of the continent of Westeros, with the noble families of Lannister, Stark, and Baratheon. The second plotline follows with the rise of the last exiled family member, Daenerys Targaryen, who builds an army with three dragons in Essos to reclaim the Iron Throne.
The third plot happens among the Night’s watch in the North of Westeros, who protect the rest of the continent from weird mythical creatures, the White Walkers. The famous quotes from the show include “Winter is coming,” “Valar Morghulis,” “There is only one thing we say to death: Not today.” and many more.
The show won many Emmy awards because of the excellent plot and fantastic performance given by all the characters in the show.
1. Breaking Bad
Breaking bad is a drama series that ranked 9.4 on IMDb and aired from 2008-2013. The story revolves around an amazing Chemistry high school teacher, Walter H White, living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His life suddenly changes when he is diagnosed with stage III lung cancer.
He realizes that he has little time left to provide for his family- his pregnant wife, Skyler White, and his handicapped son, Walter White Jr. to earn money faster; Walt uses his Chemistry knowledge and starts creating and selling a special drug, methamphetamine or blue meth. He teams with Jesse Pinkman, his former student who takes drugs and has known contacts to sell the product.
They become very rich and popular with the growth in the business; they meet the drug lord and owner of the restaurant, Gustav Fring. However, Walt’s brother-in-law, an excellent DEA agent, is assigned the case of rising blue meths cases in the city, thus creating troubles for Walt.
This series is a powerful combination of thrill and suspense and thus attracts the crowd. The acting of the characters is remarkable, making the series one of my favorites too.