Top 5 Best English TV Series of All Time!

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A lot of English series has been made till date. But only a few of them have received the global popularity. These series are broadcasted in television so are called TV series. The first TV shows started in 1930s and then has come a long way. In this article we will be discussing about the five best English TV series of all time.

A Television Series is released in episodes following a narrative. The certain amount of episodes are released in a certain time period which are known as Seasons in US and Canada and Series in UK. A show with small number of episodes are known as miniseries. Time span of these TV Series varies accordingly. Television shows varies because of their wide variety formats and different categories i.e. genres. In this article these English TV series are placed based on the votes they received from the IMDb voters.

Let’s start our Epic Top 5 Countdown of Top 5 Best English TV Series of all time!

5. Friends

Friends is one of the finest best English TV series of all time. It makes you laugh harder at it’s each episodes. It ranks in fifth position according to vote given by IMDb users. It has received a total IMDb votes of 614,351. It also has a great IMDb rating of 9.2. It falls under the category of romance and comedy. It has total of 10 seasons and includes 236 episodes. Each episode is of 22 minutes duration.

This series is made on the professional and personal life of six adult friends who are residing in Manhattan. It’s episodes are full of comedy and romance also follows between these friends. It was created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman. The female stars are Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, and Lisa Kudrow. The male stars are Matt Leblanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer. The show ran from 1994 to 2004 for 10 years and earned millions of dollars and is still earning. Once you start watching it, you will reach to the end of the season and you will enjoy each of the episodes. It has won 1 prestigious Golden Globe award. It has received total of 68 awards and has been included in 211 nominations.

4. Sherlock

Sherlock is also a finest best english TV series out there to watch. The mystery that follows in each episode makes you what’s coming next and this curiosity will never let you get bored. And you end up with watching all of it’s episodes. It ranks in fourth position according to vote of IMDb users. It has received a total votes of 659,121. It also has a great IMDb rating of 9.2. It falls under the category of crime, drama and mystery. It has total of 4 seasons with total of 15 episodes. Each episode is of 88 minutes duration.

In the series Sherlock the detective with finest mind who is capable of linking events and a super memory solves mysteries with his doctor friend solves crimes of modern era in London. The main stars involved in the series are Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Una Stubbs. It was created by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat. The series started from 2010 and is not done yet. We can expect more fine episodes of Sherlock coming soon. It has been nominated for 1 Golden globe award. It has won 86 awards and has been included in 161 nominations.

3. The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead is also one of the finest best English TV series out there to watch. The mystery that follows in each episode makes you what’s coming next and this curiosity will never let you get bored. And you end up with watching all of it’s episodes. It ranks in third position according to vote of IMDb users. It has received a total votes of 751,692. It also has a great IMDb rating of 8.4. It falls under the category of drama, Horror and Sci-fi. It has total of 9 seasons with total of 131 episodes. Each episode is of 44 minutes duration.

Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in destruction, and must lead a group of human survivors to stay alive. The zombies has taken control over the world and the action and thriller that occurs in the series makes it quite a show! The series started in 2010 and yet more to come from the creators. This series is created by Frank Darabont and Angela Kang. The main stars involved in the show are Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride. It has been nominated for 1 Golden globe award. It has won 68 awards and has been included in 190 nominations.

2. Breaking Bad


Breaking Bad is one of the finest best English TV series out there to watch. The thriller that follows in each episode makes you wonder what’s coming next and this curiosity will never let you get bored. And you end up with watching all of it’s episodes. It ranks in third position according to vote of IMDb users. It has received a total votes of 1,117,237. It also has a great IMDb rating of 9.5. It falls under the category of crime, drama and thriller. It has total of 5 seasons with total of 62 episodes. Each episode is of 49 minutes duration.

The series is about the high school chemistry teacher who gets diagnosed with lung cancer. The chemistry teacher gets worried about his family future and gets involved in making and selling of drugs with his old student for making quick bucks. And the journey of the chemistry teacher to becoming a drug seller is quite sensational. The creator of this series is Vince Giligan. The main stars involved in this series are Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn and others. The series started in 2008 and ended in 2013 with great success. It has won 2 prestigous golden globe awards. It has received total of 145 awards and has been included in 227 nominations.

1. Game of Thrones, Best English TV Series

Game of Thrones is the finest best english TV series out there to watch. The mystery that follows in each episode makes you what’s coming next and this curiosity will never let you get bored. And you end up with watching all of it’s episodes. It ranks in first position according to vote of IMDb users. It has received a total votes of 1,356,206. It also has a great IMDb rating of 9.5. It falls under the category of Action, Adventure and drama. It has total of 8 seasons with total of 73 episodes. Each episode is of 57 minutes duration.

In the series nine royal families shed blood for the control over kingdom of Westeros, and the ancient enemy, white walkers returns to action awakening after thousands of years with it’s force and has already killed one of the dragon! The series started from 2011 and is not done yet with the action, adventure and drama. The main stars involved in the series are Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington and Lena Headey. The creators involved in making the series are David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. It has won 1 prestigious Golden Globe award. It has received total of 290 awards and has been included in 485 nominations.

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