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Binge-Worthy Brilliance: IMDb's Top 10 Series in 2023

Binge-Worthy Brilliance: IMDb's Top 10 Series in 2023

İrem Uğur
December 10 2023 - 06:37pm

Step into the captivating world of television that made us feel an array of emotions in 2023 – from the spine-tingling fear of the infected to the exhilarating thrill of swashbuckling adventures and the looming sense of impending doom crafted uniquely by Poe and Mike Flanagan. As the year unfolds its finest TV moments, we present the crème de la crème – the top 10 TV and streaming series that dominated conversations among IMDb users in 2023. Join us on a journey through the most talked-about and binge-worthy shows that left an indelible mark on the small screen landscape.

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1. The Last Of Us

1. The Last Of Us

IMDb: 8.8

'The Last of Us' is an American post-apocalyptic drama TV series co-created by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann for HBO. Drawing inspiration from the video game franchise by Naughty Dog, the show unfolds two decades into a pandemic triggered by a widespread fungal infection. This infection leads individuals to undergo zombie-like transformations, resulting in the collapse of society. The inaugural season, centered around the 2013 game, chronicles the journey of Joel (Pedro Pascal), a smuggler entrusted with escorting Ellie (Bella Ramsey), an immune teenager, across a post-apocalyptic United States. The forthcoming second season is anticipated to adapt the 2020 sequel, with a narrative that includes Abby.

2. Ahsoka

2. Ahsoka

IMDb: 7.6

'Ahsoka,' also known as 'Star Wars: Ahsoka,' is a Disney+ miniseries created and written by Dave Filoni, part of the Star Wars franchise and a spin-off from 'The Mandalorian.' Set in the aftermath of Return of the Jedi, it follows Ahsoka Tano investigating a new threat to the galaxy. Rosario Dawson stars as Ahsoka, reprising her role from 'The Mandalorian,' with Filoni as the writer. The series, announced in December 2020, began filming in May 2022 and concluded in October, featuring characters from 'Star Wars Rebels.' The April 2023 cast reveal included Lars Mikkelsen reprising his role as Grand Admiral Thrawn, confirming the continuation of the story from 'Rebels.'

3. Succession

3. Succession

IMDb: 8.9

'Succession,' a satirical comedy-drama series created by Jesse Armstrong, aired on HBO from June 3, 2018, to May 28, 2023. It revolves around the Roy family, owners of the global media conglomerate Waystar RoyCo, and their power struggle amid uncertainties about the patriarch's health. The cast includes Brian Cox as Logan Roy, Jeremy Strong as Kendall, Kieran Culkin as Roman, and Sarah Snook as Shiv. Other notable cast members are Matthew Macfadyen, Nicholas Braun, Alan Ruck, and Hiam Abbass. The series, praised for its writing, acting, humor, and examination of its subject matter, garnered critical acclaim and numerous awards, including Golden Globes and Primetime Emmys.

4. Black Mirror

4. Black Mirror

IMDb: 8.7

Following a four-year break, the sci-fi satire on Netflix made a comeback with its sixth season in 2023. Charlie Brooker, the creator of the series, explored various settings, ranging from deep space to the fictional Loch Henry. However, the season's premiere episode, titled 'Joan is Awful,' gained the highest accolades on IMDb, boasting a 7.4 rating.

5. The Mandalorian

5. The Mandalorian

IMDb: 8.7

Despite receiving mixed reviews from both critics and fans in Season 3, 'The Mandalorian' maintained its popularity, aided by numerous cameos such as Jack Black, Lizzo, Christopher Lloyd, and Ahmed Best (aka Jar Jar Binks). These elements contributed to the show consistently occupying the top four MOVIEmeter slots throughout its eight-week run. The season concluded on a positive note, as the final two episodes garnered the highest IMDb ratings of the season and brought emotionally satisfying closures to long-running storylines.

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6. One Piece

6. One Piece

IMDb: 8.4

Fans of 'One Piece' globally flocked to the live-action adaptation of the cherished pirate-adventure manga and anime series, setting a new record for Netflix's highest concurrent viewership across 84 countries. The show secured the top spot on the MOVIEmeter for three consecutive weeks. Responding swiftly to this success, Netflix announced the renewal of Season 2 just two weeks after the premiere, with creator Eiichirô Oda sharing the news.

7. The Fall Of The House of Usher

7. The Fall Of The House of Usher

IMDb: 8

Viewers were captivated by the recent gothic miniseries from Mike Flanagan. Based on Edgar Allan Poe's works, the series followed the trajectory of a morally questionable brother and sister, chronicling their rise from modest origins to becoming ruthless capitalists and ultimately leading to the downfall of their empire. Flanagan's sixth venture with Netflix achieved a four-week presence on the streamer's Global Top 10 list, claimed the number one spot on IMDb for two weeks, and propelled frequent Flanagan collaborator Carla Gugino to the pinnacle of the STARmeter charts.

8. Ted Lasso

8. Ted Lasso

IMDb: 8.8

Having secured 11 Emmys, including back-to-back victories for Outstanding Comedy Series, the concluding season of 'Ted Lasso' faced lofty expectations, particularly in wrapping up a multitude of character arcs. While Season 3 garnered mixed critical reviews, IMDb users demonstrated their affection for the optimistic comedy by consistently placing it in the top 10 titles for an impressive three-month period.

9. The Bear

9. The Bear

IMDb: 8.6

'The Bear' is an American comedy-drama TV series crafted by Christopher Storer. Premiering on Hulu on June 23, 2022, the show features Jeremy Allen White as a young, award-winning chef who returns to his native Chicago to oversee the chaotic kitchen at his late brother's sandwich shop. The ensemble cast includes Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ayo Edebiri, Lionel Boyce, Liza Colón-Zayas, Abby Elliott, and Matty Matheson. In July 2022, it earned a renewal for a ten-episode second season, which was released on June 22, 2023. Subsequently, in November 2023, the series was greenlit for a third season.

10. Gen V

10. Gen V

IMDb: 7.8

'Gen V' is an American superhero TV series created by Craig Rosenberg, Evan Goldberg, and Eric Kripke, functioning as a spin-off of The Boys by Kripke and based on 'We Gotta Go Now,' a story arc from The Boys comic book by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson.

As the third installment in The Boys franchise, Gen V's first season unfolds concurrently with the fourth season of The Boys. Premiering on Amazon Prime Video on September 29, 2023, the series garnered positive reviews from critics who commended the performances of the cast. Remarkably, within less than a month of its debut in October 2023, Gen V secured a renewal for a second season.

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