Here we goanna talking about Top 10 Most Popular TV Shows of all Time and most popular Netflix series.
2020 is already a great year for TV. We’ve been blessed by the final season of Better Call Saul, Killing Eve, Ozark, and generally a lot of binging material. Some of the best shows have also ended, making way for newer brilliant shows.
The shows on this list have been exclusively released in 2020, and feature some of the most powerful and entertaining performances ever. This list includes, but is not limited to: the coup to assassinate Emperor Peter III, teenage drama, serial killer true-crime, and legendary documentaries.
So without wasting time let’s see the list of most popular TV series of all time.
Top 10 Most Popular TV shows of all Time –
10. I May Destroy You
There are no words to describe how much “I May Destroy You” is brilliant. It’s beyond that. It’s completely raw, chilling, smart, and sharply witty. It’s a vulnerable and powerful look at Arabella, beautifully played by Michaela Coel, a writer who’s working on her book and gets raped at a party. She doesn’t know who her attacker was, but her whole life has changed.
In its heart, I May Destroy You is a story about survival. Each episode focuses on different issues, and types of violations people face in society.
Michaela Coel, who created, wrote, produced, and co-directed I May Destroy You, loosely based it on her own personal life, and her performance is beyond magnificent and it’s a Most Popular TV Shows of all Time.
9. Outer Banks
The show is set in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, an area that’s divided into two classes. You have the “Pogues,” which feature our group of friends, and the “Kooks,” the wealthy class of the island.
The Pogues’ leader, John B, played by the handsome Chase Stokes’ father has gone missing. As long as he could remember, his father was looking for a legendary treasure, and now that he’s missing, the Pogues embark on a determined journey to discover what happened and uncover the treasure that’s somehow tied to John B’s dad.
Outer Banks is one of those shows that has it all. It’s got drama, love, friendship, drugs, money.
In early 2020, Cheer was all the social media could talk about. The cast even came on the Ellen Show. The hype was over the six-hour documentary series, which followed Navarro
College’s Bulldogs cheer squad as they trained for the 2019 national championships. Cheer is a thrilling look into the brutal world of competitive group gymnastics. You’ll find yourself holding your breath at each stunt, and cheering when the team correctly performs impossible moves.
The series actually had the cheerleader wear mics, so the audience can hear every wince, smack, and hit as the hardcore athletes performed their practices and stunts.
7. The Last Dance
The Last Dance is an American sports documentary co-produced by Netflix and ESPN Films. It’s about the absolute legend, Michael Jordan’s career, specifically focusing on his last season. The Last Dance surprised viewers by showing exclusive, never-seen-before footage of the Chicago Bulls, who’d given a film crew an all-access pass.
Micahel Jordan is one of the most respected basketball players and overall most famous of celebrities, and this 10-episode glimpse is incredible.
You get to see a new look into Michale’s personal life and relationship with Kobe Bryant and interviews of NBA’s Steve Kerr, Dennis Rodman, Phil Jackson, and the truly underrated Scottie Pippen. And this is a most popular Netflix series you can’t miss.
6. Normal People
Based on the award-winning novel by Sally Rooney, Normal People follows the on-and-off relationship between Marianna Sheridan and Connell Waldron from their days in secondary school to college.
This series has been nominated for four Emmys and has been described as BBC’s raunchiest show, but it’s also one of the most realistic portrayals of romance and conflict. Their relationship is more of a quiet love, but it’s also messy, raw, and consuming.
There’s an unbalance between the teens’ classes, as Marianna comes from a wealthy family and Connell’s mother is their maid, setting off the initial tension between the two’s relationship.
Normal People is at its core brilliant storytelling and is genius in creating rich conflict and unconventional and “every day” romance. And this is Most Popular TV Shows of all Time.
5. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark is a true-crime documentary series about Michelle McNamara as she writes a book about the Golden State Killer, who terrorized California in the 1970s and 80s.
The docuseries is more focused on McNamara herself and her struggles, obsession, and brilliance. The same brilliance that after her death, her husband and her team finished her book, led to the arrest of the serial killer.
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark is very intense and dark, and it shows an entirely new and chilling perspective about the effects of obsession and depression.
4. The Great
An “Occasionally true story.”
The Great is a satirical, vulgar, and funny drama about the story of Catherine the Great’s rise into the longest ever reigning female ruler in the history of Russia. Catherine, played by Elle Fanning, starts out naive about her new status as Empress and marriage with Emperor Peter III, who unlike the real-life person, is the very handsome Nicholas Hoult.
As Catherine herself put it, Peter is an idiot. He’s a man child disguised as an Emperor with depraved tastes and an unusual streak of cruelty, hence why Catherine devised the coup to kill her dangerous husband. The show is hilarious, sharp, obscene at times, and gory at its best.
3. Alex Rider
One of the rare novel series adaptations that made all loyal fans happy is Alex Rider, a spy thriller based on the novels by Anthony Horowitz. The show followed orphan Alex Rider, who, after his uncle’s death, is recruited by a subdivision of MI6.
His mission? Infiltrate the sinister and mysterious Point Blanc private school in the French Alps which houses some of the world’s wealthiest and troublemaking teens.
In true spy-thriller fashion, The antagonist, Dr. Hugo Grief is plotting for world dominations. There’s a loveable best friend, and enough thrilling drama to make you hooked onto the show and desperate for the new episode.
2. The Baby-sitter’s Club
You probably have a few Baby-sitter’s Club novels lost somewhere in your house. Yes, this is the adapted version of the beloved children’s novel series by the same name.
Babysitter Club appeals to audiences of all ages. It’s about the lives of five middle schoolers, Krista, Claudia, Stacey, Mary-Anne, and Elizabeth, who start a babysitting business, and their youthful navigation through situations and adventures.
It’s a very nostalgic show, but with a modern social media twist. It’s widely praised for its inclusivity, diverse cast, and wholesome and meaningful storytelling. It explores a lot of coming-of-age struggles with identity, and friendships.
1. Mrs. America
If Cate Blanchette’s name is involved, you know it’s going to be good, especially if it has 10 Emmy nominations, but Blanchette’s performance as Phyllis Schlafly is a whole new level here.
Mrs. America is a historical drama about conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly, and the 1970s political movement to pass the Equal Rights Amendment.
Mrs. America shows a history of oppressed women, who at the time couldn’t even get a credit card without a male relative’s signature (This is an actual scene with Phyllis).
In her battle to raise backlash against the ERA, Phyllis subtly gained the attention of millions. She didn’t want to save or change the world; she wanted to conserve it as it was.
You have iconic feminist figures like Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, and Shirley Chisholm. The show is bold in its portrayal of politics and camaraderie between women. The all-star cast couldn’t have been more perfect. And it’s a Most Popular TV Shows of all Time you can’t miss.
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