Choosing a good TV series to watch can be difficult, the commitment of sticking through the seasons to come can be overwhelming. We have narrowed the search for you in the list which will show you some of the most successful TV series to have played this year.
The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards aired this past weekend and TV shows were awarded for the phenomenal work and entertainment they have supplied in the last year. This list will showcase some of the best TV series to have aired in 2017, most of them being Emmy Winners this year and in previous years.
Game of Thrones
People all around the world wait for winter to come, and it gets real when it does. Game of Thrones has proven to be one of the best TV shows, breaking 7 records, including being the most watched with 10.1 million viewers on the first episode of season 7. Game of Thrones has been nominated for 422 awards and has won an amazing 250. The show is pretty simple yet complicated, with the plot being several powerful families fighting for control of the seven kingdoms. The series is set on hundreds of years ago where dragons existed and the White Walkers posed a threat to the existence of the human race. It’s either they fight among themselves or, the mythical White Walkers. With the final season said to be released in 2019, viewers are already having withdrawal symptoms and counting down the years.
The Handmaid’s Tale
In the first season, The Handmaid’s Tale has been nominated for 12 Primetime Emmy Awards and have won 8 of them. This incredible series is based on the future of a religion-based autocracy that has taken over. The women in this country are second class citizens, and anyone that tries to escape is punished. Young women are also used to bear children for childless government officials in a sickening ritual. The Handmaid’s Tale is intense and already has viewers waiting on edge for the second season.
Narcos is a true story that started season 1 with the most infamous Colombian cocaine kingpin, Pablo Escobar. Three seasons in, series shows the ruling of Pablo and his downfall from season 1 to 2. In season 3, it shows the reign of the Cali Cartel, and it is said to move to a Mexican Cartel in season 4. The detailed yet dramatized series is intense in all aspects and somewhat educational and informative on some of the biggest drug cartels to run the underground world. Narcos has been nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards by far.
The ladies’ man, Idris Elba, takes on the lead role in Luther as a genius murder detective. The series plays out the cliché police role of a man who is separated from his wife, but fortunately, doesn’t revolve the around that. Luther is quite interesting and sure to keep you glued to your screen with the brilliant detective work. Luther has been nominated for an impressive 11 awards at the Primetime Emmy Awards in the first 5 seasons.
Stan Lee’s Lucky Man
We’ve probably all dreamt of controlling our own luck, Stan Lee’s Lucky Man is the series that shows you how one man does it. After meeting a mysterious woman, Stan, who’s a police detective, wakes up with a bracelet that he cannot remove. The bracelet turns out to be a lucky bracelet and bends to his command at every request. He becomes a different kind of superhero, but for every piece of luck, the universe needs balance and bad things happen.
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Two rival businessmen who are influenced by wealth and corruption try to outplay one another with mind games and their political influences. Both men use their intelligence, power, and influence to outsmart the other over the battle of billions. The high-profile cast is led by Emmy winners Paul Giamatti (“John Adams”) and Damian Lewis (“Homeland”) as Chuck Rhoades and Bobby Axelrod, respectively.
Queen of the South
Queen of the South tells the powerful story of Teresa Mendoza, a woman who is forced to run and seek refuge in America after her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico. In the process, she teams up with an unlikely figure from her past to bring down the leader of the very drug trafficking ring that has her on the run. Slowly she takes matters into her own hands with revenge rattling in her mind.
Ray Donovan is a professional fixer for the rich and famous people of Hollywood. He is the man that is called when there is a problem and he is great at what he does. However, he seems not to be so successful when it comes to his family. Dealing with an outspoken wife, juvenile children, and his out-of-hand brothers, he tries to keep the family together and safe from his ex-convict father who might destroy everything that they have built. Ray Donovan has been nominated for 9 Primetime Emmy awards after a successful 5 seasons.
Power is about a man living a double life. The first being a legit businessman, and the other being the kingpin of the most lucrative drug network for a high-level clientele. Like all villains, his family gets dragged into the mess, and all hell breaks loose as he tries to conceal his secret identity and run a succesful business.
An ex-convict, Shadow is in a world he doesn’t understand after the death of his wife. He meets a mysterious man. Mr Wednesday, on the plane to his wife’s funeral, and the man seems to know about Shadow’s life than he should. Mr Wednesday offers Shadow a job as his bodyguard and they roam in a world of magic where Mr Wednesday attempts to unite old Gods to defend their existence and rebuild the influence they have lost.
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