There are many reasons why people enjoy watching TV shows. One of which is that they tend to give you a high that leaves you emotionally spent right there on the couch. Binge-watching your favorite show causes your brain to produce a chemical known as dopamine that makes your body to experience a drug-like high. You have to agree that watching episode after episode of your favorite show feels so good. It’s the chemicals that are being released in your brain. You experience an internal reward of pleasure that reinforces a continued engagement of activity. So, if you are like most of us and love watching TV series, we have compiled for you a list of the shows that are currently most watched.
Just click next to have a look at what you could be missing out on.
If you love superhero shows, then this is the kind of show that is likely to keep you glued to your TV screen. It follows a spoilt billionaire playboy named Oliver Queen, who once went missing on his yacht with his dad and was presumed dead for 5 years. Well, he wasn’t dead, and he comes back with vengeance on his mind. While on the yacht, his dad shared with him some secrets he had been carrying all his life, about all the people who had been messing up their city – Starling city. Armed with a bow and arrow, and donning a green hoody outfit, this vigilante fights crime and corruption. In each episode, he deals with one bad guy after another, and his fighting skills are unmatched. It is based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow. Arrow finished after 8 seasons and 170 episodes under its belt. It received many positive reviews from Critics, and it also received multiple awards and nominations.
On this show, Barry Allen (The Flash) wakes up from a coma to discover that he has been given the power of speed, and not just any speed – Super Speed. This makes him the next Flash. His mission is to fight crime in Central City. The show is based on the DC Comics character – The flash and is a spin-off of the above show – Arrow. This superhuman crime-fighter has the ability to move at superhuman speed, and he uses this speed to fight criminals including those that have also gained superhuman abilities. When the show premiered, it was the second most-watched premiere in the history of the CW after Vampire Diaries. It has been very well received by critics and the audience, to the point of winning the people’s choice award for “Favorite New TV Drama” in 2014. Currently, it’s in its 6th season.
This is one of the longest-running scripted medical drama TV shows. It has been around since 2005, and it only gets better with each season. There have been many medical dramas, but none like Grey’s anatomy. What is most interesting about the show is that it is centered on the personal and professional lives of the doctors and interns at Seattle Grace Hospital. You get to watch how doctors actually feel about their jobs, the kind of mental torture they go through, how they interact with their patients, and how they are treated by their superiors. Each episode teaches you about a specific disease and how it can be treated. The show was created by the incredible Shonda Rhimes, who also created Scandal. It is currently on its 17th season, with more than 300 episodes under its belt. Throughout the series, the title character Dr. Meredith Grey has been played by the incredible Ellen Pompeo. It has earned many awards and is extremely well received by critics.
Fans of Teen Drama TV shows, pay attention! Riverdale is a series based on the characters of the Archie Comics. It is yet another popular teen drama adapted for The CW and follows Archie and his gang as they navigate through the troubled waters of school, romance, and family. They soon become entangled in the dark Riverdale mysteries. What you will love most about the show is the ensemble cast of KJ Apa who plays the role of Archie Andrews, Camila Mendes who plays Veronica Lodge, Lili Reinhart who plays Betty Cooper, and Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones. The series has already been renewed for a 5th Season. It has received great reviews, and if you love to watch mysteries unravel, then this could be the show you have been looking for.
Orange Is the New Black
This is a comedy series about life in a female prison. The show follows Piper Chapman, who was convicted of a decade-old crime of transporting drug money for her ex-girlfriend. She is sentenced to a year and a half in prison and gets to experience how life-changing prisons really are. Other than that, there is a whole array of characters on the show that makes it come alive. The show premiered on Netflix in 2013 and had its seventh and final season in 2019. There are more than 90 episodes for you to binge-watch. This was Netflix’s most-watched series and was widely acclaimed throughout its run. It garnered 12 Emmy Award nominations, which included the most outstanding comedy series. It, however, changed its category from comedy to drama due to new rules in 2015, but it became the only series in history to receive nominations in both comedy and drama.
This show is set ninety-seven years after a nuclear war that has destroyed the entire global civilization. A spaceship that was housing humanity’s lone survivor sends one hundred juvenile delinquents back to earth, hoping that they can re-populate the planet. The show is on The CW, and it follows these post-apocalyptic survivors who are chiefly criminals. With a great ensemble cast, this show is currently in its 6th season and has already been renewed for a 7th one. You will have more than 90 episodes to binge on. It was very well received by critics and has a 92% rating on rotten tomatoes, which is no small feat.
13 Reasons Why
When 13 Reasons Why was first released on Netflix, it was the most talked-about show at that time. The main character is Clay Jensen. Jensen is played perfectly by Dylan Christopher Minnette, who became a sensation after his performance. It follows him and the aftermath of the suicide of one of his school mates Hannah Baker, who left behind a box of tapes that details why she chose to end her life. This is a great Teen Drama show, as it uses its various storylines to explore and depict the wide range of issues that are affecting the modern youth such as sexual assault, suicide, racism, bullying, jock culture, drug addiction, mental health, homophobia, domestic violence, police brutality, homelessness, steroid use, HIV, deportation, and school shootings. When the show premiered, it almost developed a cult following who demanded for a second season. With Selena Gomez serving as an Executive Producer, this was a surprise hit that just kept coming.
The Walking Dead
This is a horror serial drama of post-apocalyptic nature. If you love Zombies, this is the show to watch. Based on the Comic book series by Tony More, Robert Kirkman, and Charlie Adlard, The walking dead features an ensemble cast of survivors of the Zombie apocalypse who are trying to stay alive under the near-constant threat of zombies who are colloquially known as “Walkers.” However, due to the fall of humanity, these survivors also face conflict from other survivors who have formed communities and groups with their own set of morals and laws which often lead to hostile conflicts between them. Andrew Lincoln, whom you will remember from the great romantic film Love Actually, plays the lead character. The series has had an almost cult following and received excellent reviews from critics with an 81% critical response. It has been nominated for many different awards and has had more than 5 spin-off series. This is clearly one to watch.
When Stranger Things first premiered, it attracted record viewership on Netflix with an international fan base. It was the most talked-about show on TV, and quickly changed the lives of the cast on the show. This show is about a young boy who disappears and his mother together with a police chief and the boy’s friends must confront terrifying supernatural forces in order to try and get him back. It is a sci-fi horror show that is set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana. The first season focuses on the investigation into the boy’s disappearance and the supernatural events that occur in the town. But perhaps the most interesting part about this series is that it is set in the 80s. So, it combines period times with supernatural investigations. Everything about this show – the atmosphere, directing, soundtrack, acting, and writing pays homage to the 80s films. It has so far received 39 Prime Time Emmy nominations, 4 golden globe awards, and many other award nominations.
Game of Thrones
If you have never watched Game of Thrones, or GOT as we true fans call it, then you must be living under a rock. It must have been the most talked-about series of the decade with record viewership on HBO, an aggressive and international fan base, and the craziest storylines of all time. This is a show about noble families and how they control their kingdoms. It is an American fantasy drama television series that was an adaptation of the George R.R fantasy novels of which the first was A Game of Thrones. It was set in the fictional continents of Westeros and Essoss which appear to always be in winter. The series was well praised by critics who loved the active complex characters, the score, the storylines, and the production values. Although it has plenty of violence and nudity which included sexual violence, that was greatly criticized, this did not deter the fans. The series has 8 completed seasons and 73 episodes for you to binge-watch. The final eighth season was the most talked about, and especially the last two episodes that received plenty of criticism for its condensed story and creative decisions. Nonetheless, it has been named the Best Television Series of all time. If you have never watched it, maybe you should do so NOW!