The 5 best worldwide TV series of all time according to IMDb

It’s time to watch the world’s best programs. The top 10 shows listed here were selected from the Top 250 TV shows IMDb list, generated by the website, based on user ratings.

The list focuses solely on fiction shows from around the world and top-down shows appear on the website in the same order, but have different global rankings that change from time to time. Note to fans: Game of Thrones was out the list, very close to number #5 ratings on the list.

5- Avatar: The Last Airbender

Avatar: The Last Airbender
Avatar: The Last Airbender from Netflix

Avatar: The Last Airbender is often considered one of the best animated series of all time. The show focuses on the mythology that those who can manipulate the four elements (water, earth, fire, air) can create harmony among the four nations of the world. Twelve-year-old Aang, is the current Avatar and sets out on a journey to end the Fire Nation’s war with other nations.

4- The Wire

The Wire tv show HBO
The Wire from HBO

In 2021, The Wire is nothing less than a classic TV show that has always remained at the top of any Top TV show list. Released in 2002, the five seasons of The Wire are still considered the pinnacle of crime drama television, and have inspired dozens of programs that attempted to mimic what they accomplished.

The program’s five seasons focus on five different crime sectors in Baltimore city. The show's big cast also includes names like Idris Elba, Dominic West, among others.

3- Chernobyl

Chernobyl HBO
Chernobyl HBO

This limited series on HBO summarized the 1986 events of Chernobyl nuclear disaster and how the USSR dealt with the crisis.

Created by Craig Mazin, the five-episode series was praised for its research, although many USSR loyalists stated that the show was created with US propaganda in mind. However, from a storytelling point of view, the program was quite gripping and retains a top spot on IMDb.

2- Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad from AMC

Starring Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad had a successful six-season streak and is often regarded as one of the most influential shows of its time.

Created by Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad had an anti-hero at the center who begins as an unsafe school teacher but soon becomes a megalomaniac who cooks meth. Breaking Bad had a spin-off, Better Call Saul, and the show also had a follow-up movie El Camino, which premiered in 2019.

1- Band of Brothers

Band of brother HBO
Band of brothers HBO

Created by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, this miniseries had a short run of ten episodes in 2001, but it still holds in high esteem when it comes to ranking the best TV shows of all time.

Set during World War II, the series follows a group of American soldiers during the war. While the show has a great cast, each episode follows the journey of a single soldier. The show starred actors such as Damien Lewis and Ron Livingston, among others.

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