The entertainment industry is ever-evolving and there are always new and exciting TV series to keep up with. 2023 promises to be another thrilling year for TV series enthusiasts, with new and returning shows offering a diverse range of genres, storylines, and production styles. Here are 20 of the most popular and trending TV series of 2023:
- House Of The Dragon
The new series from HBO takes us back to the centuries before the events of Game of Thrones, where the Targaryen family ruled a united Westeros. This series, based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood,” depicts a portion of that rule and focuses on fresh characters like King Viserys I, Princess Rhaenyra, and Prince Daemon. House of the Dragon chronicles the beginning of the end of the Targaryen era in Westeros and is a thrilling mix of fantasy, action, adventure, and drama. With an IMDb rating of 9.0 out of 10, the series is definitely a must-watch for all TV series fans.
This Netflix hit is one of the most talked-about series of the past few years. The crime-drama series revolves around the life of a bookstore owner, Joe, who is far from the innocent figure he appears to be. Joe is a complex character who struggles with his dark personality, trying to balance falling in love and obsessively stalking someone, while dealing with the consequences of his actions. With an IMDb rating of 7.7 out of 10, You is a dark and twisted series that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
Fans of the Lord of the Rings franchise will be delighted with this new TV series, which is a prequel to the popular movie series. The Rings of Power takes place thousands of years before The Hobbit and follows both new and familiar characters as they face the evil looming in Middle-earth. With an IMDb rating of 6.9 out of 10, the series is a must-watch for die-hard fans and newcomers alike.
4. The Last Of Us
The Last of Us is a post-apocalyptic series based on the critically acclaimed video game of the same name. The survival story of Joel and Ellie sees the two struggle to survive in a world ravaged by a deadly fungus. The series offers a fresh and riveting take on the zombie apocalypse genre, and with an IMDb rating of 9.4 out of 10, it is sure to leave a lasting impact on its viewers.
Disney Plus is at it again, bringing fans a new and exciting Star Wars series. Andor tells the story of Cassian Andor, a thief who embarks on a journey to become a Rebel hero and leads into the events of Rogue One. With a gripping tale, breathtaking visuals, and a much darker and more mature tone than previous Star Wars projects, Andor is a must-watch for all Star Wars fans. With an IMDb rating of 8.3 out of 10, it’s a series that won’t disappoint.
Wednesday is a fun and exciting new series that will appeal to fans of the classic Addams Family. The show follows Wednesday Addams as she awkwardly navigates high school, trying to master her psychic abilities, and dealing with a local murder mystery. With a genre mix of comedy, crime, and family, Wednesday is a must-watch for all TV series fans. With an IMDb rating of 8.0 out of 10, the show is sure to keep you entertained from start to finish.
7. The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is a highly anticipated series from Marvel and Disney+. The show follows Sam Wilson (The Falcon) and Bucky Barnes (The Winter Soldier) as they team up to tackle new challenges, including the role of Captain America and the reemergence of old foes. With an IMDb rating of 7.5 out of 10, the series is a must-watch for Marvel fans, who will not be disappointed by the thrilling action and exciting storylines.
8. The Witcher: Blood Origin
The Witcher: Blood Origin is a new Netflix series that explores the origin story of the first witcher and the events that led to the creation of the witcher school of Kaer Morhen. With a mix of fantasy, action, and drama, Blood Origin is a thrilling journey that will leave you on the edge of your seat. With an IMDb rating of 8.0 out of 10, this series is a must-watch for fans of The Witcher.
9. The Umbrella Academy: Season 3
The Umbrella Academy is a Netflix series based on the comic book series of the same name. The show follows a dysfunctional family of superheroes who must come together to save the world. With an IMDb rating of 8.0 out of 10, the series is a thrilling mix of action, comedy, and drama that is sure to keep you entertained. Season 3 promises to be even more exciting, with new characters and plot twists that will leave you on the edge of your seat.
10. Breaking Bad: The Movie
Breaking Bad is one of the most popular TV series of all time, and now, it’s back as a movie. The film picks up where the series left off, with Walter White back in Albuquerque, and fans are eagerly anticipating the continuation of the thrilling story. With an IMDb rating of 9.5 out of 10, the movie is a must-watch for all Breaking Bad fans.
11. Stranger Things: Season 5
Stranger Things is one of the most popular Netflix series of all time, and season 5 promises to be even more exciting. The show follows a group of friends as they navigate the strange and mysterious world of Hawkins, Indiana, and try to save their loved ones from the supernatural forces that threaten their town. With an IMDb rating of 8.8 out of 10, Stranger Things is a must-watch for all TV series fans.
12. The Handmaid’s Tale: Season 5
The Handmaid’s Tale is a highly acclaimed Hulu series based on the Margaret Atwood novel of the same name. The show takes place in a dystopian world where women are stripped of their rights and forced into sexual servitude. With an IMDb rating of 8.6 out of 10, The Handmaid’s Tale is a must-watch for fans of dystopian and political dramas. Season 5 promises to be even more thrilling, with new characters and plot twists that will leave you on the edge of your seat.
- The Watcher
Stalked by the Infamous ‘The Watcher’: A Suspenseful Thriller Based on a True Story
The Brannock family moves into a beautiful mansion only to be haunted by a stalker known as “The Watcher.” This drama, based loosely on a true story, will keep you on edge as Nora and Dean try to uncover the identity of their stalker while also trying to protect their family.
- Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
A Horrifying True Crime Drama: The Story of the Milwaukee Monster
Get ready for Halloween with this horrifying true crime drama about Jeffrey Dahmer, a.k.a. the Milwaukee Monster. Starring Evan Peters and Richard Jenkins, this show documents the horrors of Dahmer’s crimes in the 70s and 90s, and the police’s incompetence that allowed him to murder and mutilate so many victims.
- The Terminal List
An Action-Packed Thriller: The Search for the Truth Behind a SEAL’s Ambush
This thriller follows Navy SEAL Commander James Reese (Chris Pratt) as he returns from active duty and investigates the ambush that occurred. Reese sets out to find out what really happened to him and his team with the help of Constance Wu and Taylor Kitsch.
A Heartfelt Exploration of the Dating Scene: A Gay Man’s Journey in Manhattan
Michael (Neil Patrick Harris) is left single and confused after being dumped by his longtime partner Colin (Tuc Watkins). This show follows Michael’s exploration of the changed dating scene for gay men in Manhattan and his journey to find love.
A Tense Psychological Drama Unfolding at Lumon Industries
In this Apple TV+ series, employees at Lumon Industries have their personal memories separated from their work memories. But when Mark (Adam Scott) begins to uncover the truth, a tense psychological drama unfolds. Starring Britt Lower, Christopher Walken, John Turturro, and Patricia Arquette.
- The Sandman
A Twisted and Intricately Fantastical Journey Through ‘The Dreaming
Based on a Neil Gaiman comic book series, “The Sandman” follows the dark protagonist, Morpheus, as he escapes a 106-year imprisonment and sets out to restore his realm, “The Dreaming.” Starring Tom Sturridge, this show is typical of Gaiman’s twisted and fantastical writing style.
- The Blackout
Surviving in a World Without Electricity: A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller
When a massive blackout causes widespread chaos and destruction, a small group of survivors must band together to survive in this post-apocalyptic
thriller. Starring Anthony Mackie and Rosario Dawson.
- Empire of Pain
The Rise and Fall of the Painkiller Empire: A True Crime Drama