Have you ever watched a TV show once and just couldn’t get over it? You start talking about it to all your friends (and maybe they get annoyed), or maybe you discover they loved it too and now you both can't stop talking about it? Well, you're not alone! Today, we're talking about 15 TV shows that people can’t stop talking about.
1. True Detective
One person commented, “I have to say it's the 1st season of True Detective.”
Another person replied, “Yeah. I held off on true detective for years and idk why. Watched it last week and was absolutely blown away. I started watching it in the evening and only managed to watch 3 episodes then finished the rest the next day. If I had started earlier, I’d have binged it in one day. Such an intense show with amazing performances by all. Rust's character was so… intriguing. It just kept giving more each episode. Are the other 2 seasons any good? I started watching the second one but it didn't draw me like the first season did so I put a pin in it for now.”
2. Band of Brothers
Band of Brothers is a war drama miniseries that premiered in 2001. The series is based on the book of the same name by historian Stephen E. Ambrose, which tells the story of Easy Company, a US Army Airborne unit that fought in Europe during World War II.
“Band of Brothers will never be [rivaled] I feel. Every episode is outstanding,” one person stated.
“Was just coming here to mention Band of Brothers as well,” another commenter added.
HBO's Chernobyl is a historical drama miniseries that premiered in 2019. The series is based on the real-life events surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear disaster that occurred in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine) in 1986.
One person said, “I was blown away by this series… The rooftop scene… or the people on the bridge staring at the radioactive snow falling down… still haunts me.”
One user said, “…That miniseries was so good.”
Another Redditor added, “10/10 show.”
4. The Wire
The Wire was praised for its realistic portrayal of urban life, its complex characters, and its nuanced storytelling. The show has been credited with revolutionizing the crime drama genre and influencing a generation of television shows.
“Definitely the most interesting and well written drama I've ever watched. How they tied it all together through 5 seasons was amazing,” one user stated.
5. The Americans
The Americans is a spy thriller television series that aired from 2013 to 2018. The show is set during the Cold War era and follows the lives of two KGB officers posing as a married couple in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.
One person stated, “An absolutely stunning attention to detail. The writing, the acting, the casting, the music, the set design—all of it was just perfect.”
Another one replied, “I’ve just rewatched the Americans and agree—it’s absolutely brilliant. The pacing of it was so well done, and agree with casting and the music was perfect. I just can’t see any other actors embody Elizabeth and Philip so perfectly.”
6. Stargate SG-1
Stargate SG-1 is a science fiction television series that aired from 1997 to 2007. The show is a spin-off of the 1994 film ‘Stargate' and follows a team of explorers who use a fictional alien device called a ‘Stargate' to travel to different planets and encounter alien civilizations.
Futurama is an animated sitcom series that aired from 1999 to 2013. The show was created by Matt Groening, the creator of ‘The Simpsons,’ and follows the adventures of a delivery boy named Fry, who is cryogenically frozen and wakes up 1,000 years later in the 31st century.
Another person quoted a famous line, “'I am the man with no name, Zapp Brannigan at your service.'”
8. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
The series is known for its dark humor, satirical commentary on modern society, and its willingness to tackle taboo subjects. The show has been praised for its writing, character development, and the performances of its ensemble cast.
One person said, “It`s like inverted Friends and with the volume at max.”
9. Breaking Bad
“Breaking Bad. I wish I could wipe my memory of that show and rewatch it. One of the first shows that made me feel stressed and anxious because I didn’t know what would happen next. Better call Saul is great too,” one user stated.
“I watched it several times all the way through. You can have a whole new experience if you choose to watch it with the focus on a different character’s perspective each time.. It's a whole new show that way,” another user replied.
10. The Venture Bros
The Venture Bros is an animated television series that premiered in 2003 and aired until 2018. The show is a parody of classic adventure cartoons and follows the adventures of the Venture family, which includes scientist Dr. Thaddeus Venture, his two sons Hank and Dean, and their bodyguard Brock Samson.
One person said, “Great show.”
Another user replied, “Loved this show.”
11. The Sopranos
The series is known for its complex characters, its exploration of themes such as family, morality, and mental health, and its masterful use of symbolism and imagery. The show is widely regarded as one of the greatest television series of all time and has been praised for its writing, direction, and performances.
One user commented, “Ohhhhhhh! Why did I have to go this far down this much to find this show. Best show ever. 100%.”
Another Redditor said, “Very allegorical.”
Another added, “Good choice.”
12. Better Call Saul
Better Call Saul is a drama television series that premiered in 2015 and is a prequel to the critically acclaimed series “Breaking Bad.” The show follows the life of Jimmy McGill, a struggling lawyer who eventually becomes the corrupt, criminal defense attorney Saul Goodman.
The series is known for its compelling characters, its exploration of themes such as ambition, loyalty, and morality, and its masterful use of cinematography and visual storytelling. The show has been praised for its writing, direction, and the performances of its ensemble cast.
13. Six Feet Under
One person shared, “I still think about this finale—brilliant.”
Another person replied, “Yes! I’ve rewatched it more times than I can count.” Finally, the third added, “Incredible series finale.”
14. Mad Men
“Closest thing to a good book I've seen on TV. Following every character developing is amazing, every single step a character takes is a consequence of their previous actions/behaviors or environment. I just love this show,” one person stated.
“Roger is one of my favorite characters ever. Just a rich drunk old womanizing sailor,” one Redditor replied.
One commenter agreed, “For me too. It’s so perfect. I can’t choose between my top 3 shows, but Mad Men is the first series I watched which I considered a masterpiece then and still do now. I’ve rewatched it so many times. it’s almost a comfort show for me and my daughter. It’s also so funny. It has a real wit.”
15. BoJack Horseman
The series is known for its dark humor, its exploration of themes such as mental health, addiction, and existentialism, and its innovative animation style. The show has been praised for its writing, its use of satire and parody, and the nuanced and complex portrayal of its characters.
One shared, “I don't think I've ever watched a show with better writing than BoJack. The way it depicted mental health on every character, and how it managed to be so disturbingly dark, deep, gut-wrenching and even realistic in ways other shows just aren't, all while still being a silly animated sitcom filled with funny talking animals… gives it a rightful spot at the top for me.”
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