TOP 5 MOST POPULAR TV SERIES

Television right now has never been so good. We’ve entered the second golden age and it’s never been easier to access. From recorded tv to binge-watching on Netflix, here is the list of Most Popular TV Series you simply cannot miss out on this year.

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#1. Game of Thrones

Arguably the best show not only of the last few years, but of all time. Based on a series of books by George R. R. Martin, and on its fourth season so far. It’s set in the fictional world of Westeros. Hundreds of character vie for the Iron Throne at King’s Landing, and thus rule over the Seven Kingdoms. But Winter Is Coming, and with winter comes a horde of zombie-like creatures that threaten the whole world. The best thing about Game of Thrones is you never know what’s coming next. If you haven’t seen the show, get started. You won’t regret it.
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#2. House of Cards

One of Netflix’s stand-out shows, currently just finished up on its second season. Follow Kevin Spacey as he seeks to overthrow the US government and rule as President. It’s coy, subtle and breaks the fourth wall with finesse and expertise. It features a powerful slew of characters, played brilliantly by al involved. But it’s the Will-He-Won’t-He aspect that appeals the most. Will he manage to overthrow the president? Or will he see the light? Spacey has got to be one of the best anti-heroes since Tony Soprano. You’ll begin to root for him, despite his Machiavellian ways. In fact, after a while, you’ll wish he were president. For Life. And that’s exactly as he likes it.
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#3. Orange is the New Black

Another Netflix Original, this one set in a female prison. For diversity written like a pro, there’s no better show in town. This one’s got homosexuals, transvestites, the middle class, immigrants, minorities of all shapes and sizes, and a posh, snobby, one-time drug deal played by Taylor Schilling. Follow the hapless white-chick turn into a bonafide gangster as she treads the murky waters of in-prison politics, creepy security officers, deadly prison-mates, an ex-lover, and a desperate fiancé. Season two just finished off, and if you haven’t binge-watched it yet, book the weekend off and grab the popcorn. This one’s a must.
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#4. Penny Dreadful

New to the scene and based on a host of famous characters from the creepy Dr. Frankenstein to the vicious Dracula to an elderly Van Helsing to the masterful explorer Sir Malcolm Murray. It’s only on its first season, so you’ve only a small bit to catch up on, but it’s certainly well worth tuning in for. It’s broody and gothic and macabre: everything a good Victorian piece should be! Follow the paths of our sort-f heroes as they battle to find Sir Malcolm’s lost daughter. But they better beware, there’s far more at stake than one person. If the Egyptian Hieroglyphs are true, the whole world is at stake.
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#5. The Americans

This is one of those slow-burners. But at two-seasons it’s starting to gain some serious traction. Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, played by Keri Russell and Mathew Rhys, look from the outside like an average family. They have a business. They have two kids. They invite their neighbours over for drinks and lunches. There’s just one hitch: they’re KGB spies. Season two just finished up and if you have any sense you are out right now buying the DVD box set. Follow the Jennings’ as they meander through death and danger and government documents.
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