Are you an avid TV show watcher? Do you keep looking for the most popular TV shows to watch?
Then you are at the right blog! There are a tonne of Hindi and foreign most popular TV shows available on OTT platforms to watch.
These shows are full of action, drama, suspense, thrill and never fail to amaze the viewers.
What you need now is a list of all the popular shows to start your binge-watching game.
To save your time and let you flaunt your great taste in TV shows, we have compiled the list of the most popular TV shows (IMDB rated) to watch.
The list contains the most popular TV shows rated by the world and TV series that the audience love. You can save our list of TV shows to watch on lazy weekends or use them for your watch party with friends. Let’s begin, shall we?
Here is the list of TV shows.
LOKI | MOST POPULAR TV SHOWS
2021 | ADVENTURE/ACTION/FANTASY | DISNEY+HOTSTAR
IMDB RATING 9.1
The God of mischief is back again, this time with his own TV show! Before taking the top spot as one of the most popular TV shows, Loki won our hearts with his incredible performance in Thor and The Avengers.
Loki is Frost Giant raised as an Asgardian God after being adopted by Odin. He loathes his brother Thor and looks for ways to shun him and take over Asgard. Betrayal and slyness define Loki as he only teams up for personal gains, and when he gets what he wants, he betrays them.
The series revolves around events that happen after Avengers: Endgame, so you better be ready to witness the mischievous God in action. Loki has a total of 6 episodes that run for 40-50 minutes each.
You might also be wondering whether Loki will get a second season. Well, given the short length, we do believe Loki will be back for a second season. But who knows? Till then, you can stream Loki on Disney+Hotstar and enjoy the episodes.
2021 | ACTION/ADVENTURE/DRAMA | NETFLIX
IMDB RATING: 8.1
Sweet Tooth takes the second spot as one of the most popular TV shows, and we know why. Life has come to hold because of a disease called “The Great Crumble.” People cannot find a cure for “The Sick” and have started living in isolation.
But nature/Earth has its own way of evolving. Now, nature is flourishing, and animals can roam around freely. Interestingly, kids of new generations are hybrid (part human-part animals) with immunity against “The Sick.”
Gus(part Deer-part human) sets on a journey to find his mother but gets attacked by hunters only to get saved by Tommy Jepperd. Gus starts tagging along and insists Tommy escort him to Colorado, where his mother lives.
MARE OF EASTTOWN | MOST POPULAR TV SHOWS
2021 | CRIME/DRAMA/MYSTERY | HBO MAX
IMDB RATING: 8.5
Despite being a limited TV series, Mare of Easttown takes third place as one of the most popular TV shows to watch. Directed by Brad Ingelsby, Mare of Easttown is a story about Detective Mare Sheehan (Kate Winslet). She tries to solve bizarre occurrences of murder and kidnapping of teenage girls in Philadelphia town. Mare tries to solve the cases while dealing with her personal issues.
The series tells you the dark side of the town and also shows how different people react to tragedy. You are in for so many twists and turns with this drama. The direction is brilliant, and everyone shines in their roles. You can stream this 7 episode drama on HBO Max to get your fill of authentic, riveting story.
THE FAMILY MAN
2019 | DRAMA/ACTION/THRILLER | AMAZON PRIME VIDEOS
IMDB RATING: 8.8
The Family Man has made it to the fourth spot of being one of the most popular TV shows in the world! The story of The Family Man revolves around Srikant Tiwari. Srikant Tiwari (Manoj Tiwari) hails from a middle-class family and is a spy for National Intelligence Agency.
He struggles to keep his work life and personal life together. But things get troublesome as he faces threats that can cause chaos in the country. Our world-class spy tries to catch the bad guys while making things work on the personal front. The storytelling of The Family Man is gripping and keeps the audience anticipating the next move.
And there’s good news for the fans of The Family Man as it will be getting a third season, that too very soon! Till then, stream The first two seasons of The Family Man on Amazon Prime Videos!
LUCIFER | MOST POPULAR TV SHOWS
2016 | DRAMA/FANTASY | NETFLIX
IMDB RATING: 8.1
After being fed up with the ways of his father(God), Lucifer Morningstar/ Samael comes down to the Earth to try things differently. Amenadiel comes down to Earth to persuade Lucifer and bring him back to hell. But things are different now. Lucifer has found someone he wants to protect, and Amenadiel has come to love the human realm.
What will happen when the angels come down to the Earth? Will they cause disruption or solve the crimes and save Earth? Lucifer is on the fifth spot as one of the most popular TV shows, and you can stream all the 5 seasons on Netflix.
THE HANDMAID’S TALE
2017 | DRAMA/SCI-FI/THRILLER | HULU/SONY LIV
IMDB RATING: 8.4
Standing on the sixth spot as one of the most popular TV shows, The Handmaid’s Tale will get you hooked instantly. The plot is intense, reflects the suffering of women in society, and has outstanding performances from the actors.
The drama is a treat to watch as it closely follows the book and captures the essence of everything beautifully. To watch how the drama unfolds, stream The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu and Sony LIV for the Indian fans.
TIME | MOST POPULAR TV SHOWS
2021 | CRIME/DRAMA | BBC ONE
IMDB RATING: 8.5
Time is garnering attention as one of the most popular TV shows within the first few weeks of airing. The three-part TV drama is about Mark Cobden, serving 4 years of prison for accidentally killing a man. The series also follows the perspective of Eric McNally, a prison officer getting in situations where he has some tough decisions to make.
You must be wondering how to watch this series that earned its spot as one of the most popular TV shows worldwide. Right now, no platform or partnership promotes BBC One (UK)content in the Indian market.
1994-2004 | COMEDY/ROMANCE | NETFLIX
IMDB RATING: 8.9
Undoubtly one of the best TV sitcoms, Friends remains the most cherished comedy dramas and a fan favorite. Friends is the story of 6 friends living through all the ups and downs and still being there for each other.
You can stream all the seasons of Friends, one of the most popular TV shows on HBO Max.
GAME OF THRONES | MOST POPULAR TV SHOWS
2011-2019 | ADVENTURE/DRAMA | HBO MAX
IMDB RATING: 9.3
Like Friends, Game of Thrones remains one of the most popular TV series and a fan favorite. Game of Thrones, one of the most popular TV shows, is a compelling mix of everything a drama should have: betrayal, love, death, sacrifice, justice, and honor.
Based on a fictional book series(A Song of Ice and Fire) by George R.R. Martin, Game of Throne is about noble families going at war against each other to gain control over Westeros. However, there exists an enemy other than the noble families that threaten the peace of Westeros.
You can stream all the seasons of Game of Thrones on Disney+ and binge on the intense drama!
2013 | THRILLER | NETFLIX
IMDB RATING: 8
After being on the run as a most wanted fugitive, Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader), a former Navy officer, surrenders to the FBI and wishes to disclose a list of all the dangerous criminals. However, he has one particular wish: working with rookie FBI profiler Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone).
The Blacklist, one of the most popular TV shows, has 8 seasons, available for streaming on Netflix.
THE OFFICE | MOST POPULAR TV SHOWS
2005-2003 | COMEDY | PEACOCK TV
IMDB RATING: 8.9
The Office is a kind of sitcom that grows on you slowly. And when it does, it stays with you forever. The Office is a documentary-style TV show that narrates the office life at Dunder-Mifflin.
Dunder-Mifflin, like every other office, has a people pleaser(Dwight), everyone’s favorite(Jim), a cute receptionist (Pam), and their Boss(Michael). This ensemble pretty much sums up the everyday adventure Dunder-Mifflin!
You will definitely love exceptional performances from the cast members like John Krasinsky(Jim), Jenna Fischer(Pam), Rainn Wilson(Dwight), Steve Carrell(Michael), Mindy Kaling(Kelly), and many more!
The Office, one of the most popular TV shows, is available for streaming on Amazon Prime Videos. So, why wait? Go, stream The Office and enjoy the series to the fullest!
IT’S OKAY TO BE NOT OKAY/PSYCHO, BUT IT’S OKAY
2020 | KOREAN DRAMA | NETFLIX
IMDB RATING: 8.8
We think the title of this TV shows says enough about the theme of the drama. It’s Okay to be Not Okay deals with the fact that it is okay to be imperfect. The scars that you carry are nothing to be ashamed of, and you deserve to be loved.
Contrary to typical K-Drama, It’s Okay to be not Okay is more than just a romance show. It has broken characters who come together to heal each other.
The show revolves around Go Moonyoung (Seo Ye Ji), a famous children’s book writer with an antisocial personality disorder. Moon Gang-Tae (Kim Soo Hyun) works as a caregiver and looks after this autistic brother Moon Sang-Tae(Oh Jung Se). The three of them have an interlinked past and dark secrets which might shake the bond between them.
You can stream It’s Okay to be Not Okay, one of the most popular TV shows on Netflix.
HOSPITAL PLAYLIST | MOST POPULAR TV SHOWS
2020 | KOREAN DRAMA | NETFLIX
IMDB RATING: 8.7
Hospital Playlist is one of the most popular TV shows (K-Drama) that revolves around doctor’s lives. Hospital Playlist is about 5 best friends working in the same hospital but in different medical fields. But, they have one hobby in common— Music! They live hectic lives, but they make time for their jam sessions. And in between everything, they have the best times of their lives.
Hospital Playlist has 2 seasons, and you can stream them on Netflix.
2021| COMEDY-DRAMA | YOUTUBE
IMDB RATING: 9
TVF is a hit TV shows producing machine that keeps delivering the best series one after the other! This time, the series portrays the lives of three friends that aspire to crack one of the most prestigious exams in India: UPSC.
TVF Aspirants is the story of Abhilash(Naveen Kasturia), Guri(Shivankit Singh Parihar), and SK (Abhilash Thapliyal), preparing for the UPSC exam at Rajender Nagar, Delhi. The series shows their life before, during, and after their time of UPSC preparations.
TVF KOTA FACTORY | MOST POPULAR TV SHOWS
2019 | COMEDY-DRAMA | YOUTUBE/TVF PLAY
IMDB RATING: 9.2
TVF hits the right note whenever they portray the hard-hitting realities of the competitive world. Kota factory is about the life of students in Kota— the heart of coaching centers.
Vaibhav(Mayur More) is a 16-year-old student who moves to Kota from Itarsi to take IIT coaching. He meets Jeetu Bhaiya(Jitendra Kumar), who wants to help Vaibhav excel and crack the IIT-JEE exam. The series also includes Ahsaas Channa, Alam Khan, and Ranjan Raj as the main cast.
You can stream Kota Factory, one of the most popular TV shows on YouTube or TVF Play.
Apart from the list mentioned above, many other series also fall under the most popular TV shows category. So, here’s a special mention of the most popular TV shows that you should watch after streaming shows from our list.
- LUPIN: 2021 | THRILLER | NETFLIX | IMDB RATING: 7.6
- STARTUP: 2016 | DRAMA | NETFLIX | IMDB RATING: 8
- MANIFEST: 2018 | DRAMA | AMAZON PRIME VIDEO | IMDB RATING: 7.2
- GREY’S ANATOMY: 2005 | DISNEY+HOTSTAR | IMDB RATING: 7.5
- THE WALKING DEAD: 2010 | HORROR | NETFLIX | IMDB RATING: 8.2
- ICARLY: 2021 | COMEDY | PARAMOUNT+ | IMDB RATING: 7.4
However, some shows like iCarly are available on Paramount+ or other streaming platforms that are not available in India. You might have to use VPN and pay a membership fee to access these series.
Content like TV shows entertain us and even uplift us during the most troubled times. You form bonds with the characters and start relating or empathizing with their struggles at some level. It shows that fictional characters are somehow a reflection of real people.
We hope that you will enjoy our list of most popular shows and love the characters in it. You can also discover other series as you find binge on our list. Also, feel free to drop in your views regarding the most popular shows. With this, we conclude our blog with hopes that these TV shows will entertain you to the fullest. Hope the compilation of the list of TV shows helps. Happy binge-watching!