Top 10 TV series
First, the question arises here what is TV series. TV series is a group of several episodes of a television program. It consists of more than one season, where one season contains several episodes. The programs are broadcast at regular intervals. There is a long break between two seasons, which can be one year or two years long.
Why are TV series popular?
TV series are more popular than movies because it is longer runtime than movies. Different episodes have different stories, which made a consistent curiosity of viewers. It is an addictive hobby. Different seasons of a series have different themes. In one series, there are many main characters. Like in the series Game of thrones, all the episodes have different themes and different stories, and also, there are so many main characters. The interesting thing is that despite being different stories and different plot, all are connected to each other, and this quality attracts the viewer's attention and make it popular.
In a TV series, there are so many characters, so more artists get an opportunity to cast as well as they have more time for their growth. In a series, different seasons may be introduced with new characters. There is so much unpredictability in a series. Now different sites like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hot Star, and others have the best TV shows.
Some important characteristics of TV series
The first and most important characteristic of a TV series is its memorable characters. Due to this, the viewers watch it week after week. In one series, at least there are 4-6 main characters, and since the run time is very long, people become familiar with them. They like their strength, weakness, struggle, etc. The second important thing is plot, themes, and stories.
List of top 10 TV series of all time
1. Band of Brothers:
Band of Brother is a war drama of World War II. There is a total of 10 episodes in the series. It is a story of "Easy Company", 506th regiment of the 101st airborne division, united state army. The series was released on 9th September 2021 and broadcast on HBO. After releasing it won Emmy and Golden Globe awards as the best miniseries. The series is based on the best seller book 'Band of the Brothers' (1992), written by Stephen Amboise. Originally two of Band of Brothers are still alive. They are lieutenant Ed Shames (whose character is played by Joseph may in the series) and PFC Bradford Freeman (whose character of a non-speaking role is played by James Farmer. The other main characters of the series are Kirk Acevedo, Eion Bailey, Michael Cudlitz, Dale Dye, Rick Gomez, Scott Grimes, Frank John Hughes, etc. The series is made by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. They are also the Executive producer of the series.
2. Breaking Bad:
This series was released from 2008 to 2013. The series won 16 Emmy awards. It is a story of a high school chemistry teacher Walter White. He was diagnosed with lung cancer, and to secure his family's future, he became a drug trader. So the theme of this series is that how a person becomes morally affected when it comes to knowing about his fatal disease. The series was created by Vince Gilligan. There are 5 seasons and 62 episodes of the series. The time for one episode is 43-60 minutes. The series is in two languages English and Spanish. Basically, the series is an American Neo-Western crime drama. The series was filmed in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The series is based on a true story. However, there are fictional characters and scenes, but the main theme is inspired by true historical events. Actually, it is a story of a disaster of a nuclear plant in April 1986. That disaster occurred in Ukrainian Soviet Union. The story tells about the person who was responsible for the disaster as well as who responded to it. At the time of the disaster, according to an official report, only 31 people died. But in 2005, it was reported that due to radiation, 4,000 people died. This series is written by Craig Mazin and directed by Johan Renck. It has 5 episodes, and the running time is 60-72 minutes. It is one of the best series of its kind (true story series), and its release date is 6th may-3rd June 2019.
4. The wire:
This series is a crime drama. The author of the series is David Simon, a former police reporter. There is a total of 5 seasons and 60 episodes of the series. The running time of the series is 55-60 minutes, and it was released from 2nd June 2002-9th March 2008. The whole series is about the city of Baltimore and its different aspects like poverty, crime, injustice, the drug game, government's failure and weakness, etc.
5. Avatar: The Last Airbender
This series is also known as Avatar: The legend of Aang. The author of the season is Michael Dante Dimartino and Bryan Konietzko. The story is set in a fictional world in which there are four nations: The Earth Kingdom, The Fire Nation, The Air Nomads, and The Northern and Southern Water Tribes. The only boy Avatar has the power of all these elements (water, earth, fire, and air), and he can make a balance between them. But when the Fire nation attacked and the world needed help from him for stopping the war, he vanished. Then after 100 years, a new Avatar, Aang an Airbender, was discovered by the Katara and Sokka. However, he possesses only the Airbending skills, but Katara and Sokka could help him for mastering other skills so that he can save the world. There is a total of 3 seasons and 61 episodes of the series, and the runtime are 23 minutes. The series was released on 21st February 2005-19th July 2008 and broadcasted on nickelodeon.
6. Games of Thrones:
This series is based on the fantasy novel 'A Song of Ice and Fire' by George R.R Martin. In the series, there is a conflict and struggles among noble families for the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, so the main theme and idea of the series is to fight for power. There is a total of 8 seasons and 73 episodes of the series, and the running time is 50-82 minutes. The released date of the series is 17th April 2011-19th May 2019.
7. The Sopranos:
The series is a crime drama authored by David Chase and others. There is a total of 6 seasons and 86 episodes of the series. The running time of the series is 43-75minutes, and the release date is 10th January 1999-10th June 2007. The story of the series is about Tony Soprano, a leader of a criminal organization who, during his therapy with a psychiatrist, explains the whole story of his life in the series.
8. Rick and Morty:
This series is an adult science-fiction comedy. The series is still going on, and till 5th September 2021, it has a total of 51 episodes and 5 seasons. The authors of the series are Justine Roiland and Dan Harmon. The story of the series is about Rick Sanchez, a super scientist, and his distressed grandson Morty Smith. The series was broadcast on the cartoon network as a night show.
9. Scam 1992:
Scam 1992 is a financial thriller. It is the story of Harshad Mehta, a stockbroker. He orchestrated the 5000 crores 1992 security scandal, which led to the exposer of many loopholes in the functioning of the stock market and banks. Originally the story was based on a 1992 Indian stock market scam. It is written by Sumit Purohit, Saurav Dey, Vaibhav Vishal, Karan Vyas. And directed by Hansal Mehta. The series has one season of 10 episodes. Its running time is 42-60 minutes. It was released on 9th October 2020, and the series is broadcast on SonyLIV.
10. Fullmental Alchemist: Brotherhood
It is a Japanese series written by Hiroshi Onogi. The director of the series is Yasuhiro Irie. This series is about two brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric. The brother took a disastrous attempt for bringing their mother back to life through the power of Alchemy. But their attempt is failed, and they wanted to restore their body after the disastrous attempt. There is a total of 64 episodes in the series. The series was released on 5th April 2009- 10th July 2010 and broadcasted on JNN (MBS, TBS).