21 Must-See TV Shows of the Decade
With so many great TV shows airing in the past decade, it can be difficult to keep up with all of them. From gripping dramas to hilarious comedies and everything in between, the 2010s brought us some unforgettable television moments. If you’re looking for your next binge-watching obsession or just want to revisit some of the must-see TV shows of the decade, be sure to check out these top picks.
Z: The Beginning of Everything
This biographical TV show chronicles the life of Zelda Fitzgerald, American socialite and wife of notorious author F. Scott Fitzgerald during the 1920s. With compelling performances and sumptuous costumes, this series offers an intimate look into the Jazz Age.
Orange is the New Black
When a privileged New Yorker is sent to a female prison for a year-long sentence, her world is turned upside down. Based on a memoir of a real-life experience, “Orange is the New Black” showcases a wide variety of engaging characters and tackles important social issues.
Brimming with sci-fi nostalgia, Stranger Things is a thrilling blend of ’80s pop culture references, supernatural horror elements, and an endearing cast of child actors that have truly won audiences over. The series come with many mysteries and has tons of nostalgia.
This historical drama chronicles the fascinating reign of Queen Elizabeth II, from her 1952 coronation to the present day. With nuanced performances and jaw-dropping production design, it’s a must-watch for anyone with an interest in the British Royal Family or 20th-century history.
Emmy-winning drama “Mad Men” offers unprecedented insight into the glamorous, cut-throat advertising industry during the 1960s. With smooth dialogue and stylish production design, Mad Men offers visually striking reveals with phenomenal depth of storytelling.
Parks and Recreation
Anyone who loves “The Office” will find plenty to enjoy in “Parks and Recreation.” This workplace comedy follows the bumbling bureaucrats of Pawnee, Indiana’s Parks and Recreation department as they navigate cutbacks, politics, and ever-crazier public initiatives.
The Americans tracks KGB sleeper agents posing as a married couple in 1980s Washington, D.C at the height of the Cold War. With taut suspense and slow-burning character development, it’s a spy thriller of the highest caliber, with unforgettable performances to boot.
Rick and Morty
Outrageous and surreal animated comedy “Rick and Morty” defies categorization. Equal parts science-fiction, satirical comedy, and cerebral humor, the show deals with each corner of the multiverse, alongside the existential and philosophical ideas discovered in between.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Set in 1950s New York, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” takes something as “innocent” as stand-up comedy showcasing the routines comprising several punch lines delivered particularly with class and brings something refreshing and fun to screens.
Another Golden Globe-winning show with spectacular performances, including from Bryan Cranston portrays Walter White. The terminally ill Bryan creates and sells crystal meth to ensure the future welfare of his family after his death.
Game of Thrones
This colossus hit TV screens, becoming one of the biggest examples of fantasy epic adventures brought expertly in gorgeous details for the TV format, kind of exciting visuals and CGI techniques after starting from the Ice going upwards towards the fire blowing up a kingdom.
Combining sociopolitical commentary with terrifying futuristic scenarios, this dystopian anthology series is both undeniably British and globally relevant. Its episodes are produced precisely and jaded for giving social commentary against the viral world that engulfs us currently.
The Good Place
The inventive, personality-driven fantasy power-sitcom that becomes profoundly philosophical as it draws, subverts, deflates, and enlarges Sitcom Tropes. The show began, the absurd yet appealing imbalance of situational comedy unfolds as more provocative and makes it remarkable show, mixed with performing casts only taking the spotlight, lending gravitas for a scripted series.
The equivalent of listening to an expert at one moment, a horrendous dystopian daisy-chain the following: “Chernobyl” is East Berliner creation centered in the 1986 nuclear disaster affecting several parts of Belarus, Brazil, Russia, and parts of the world, which perfectly paces the bleak destitution in a tight arc over just five gripping episodes.
The Handmaid’s Tale
Based on Margaret Attwood’s novel, “The Handmaid’s Tale” commands viewiers by portraying how surprisingly relevant dystopia can feel. Taking viewers to a dark renaissance fair picturing a gruesome future in which society is organized using “Family Values” and multi-layer customs influenced by the rich and powerful, the show breaks with the standards we find depicting society in unsettling and distressing clarity at a compelling and fresh TV experience.
From Lampoon President Selina Meyer assuring governance in subsequent the irrelevance of a binding ballot for a flooded international financial system dictated by social communication strollers, this has tremendous stories with compelling Acts and Dialogue Rendering sensational dark humor in settings rich dialogues, captured improvisation on screen has forged huge generations.
House of Cards
During an extended-lasting curve of arguably TV’s busiest dramatic stretches from 2012 to 2016, frequently recognized activist series worked portraying the late-era media world of sneaky Kevin Spacey starring Francis Underwood, maneuvering and schmoozing colleagues and cross-prominent while his Wife( equally Powerful ;Robin Wright starrer) delicately ties election results, sabotage tactics followed by more seeking of power.
Languages and situational centered performances reinforce a fragmented romantic charm in “Fleabag,” hit Miranda Priestly web series written executive produced by Broadchurch Fame creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge sternly rendering both pushing heightened humour and cerebral commentary faced towards latest flawed trend behavior while remaining buoyant yet confronting serious issues.
Cosmos: A Personal Voyage
A television documentary series based on “A Person Voyage” by Carl Sagan colluded by Fox Broadcast network transfixing restless dreamers with ambitious ideas of reinstating the commonplace interest in Science and to summon both enlightening knowledge and research through synthesized visuals enhanced graphics, culminative implications, and philosophical questions.
A more improv-sketch-centric and frantic descendent to Girl’s leap on Idleness and affability produced by strong teamwork and mentors of Abbi Jacobson and IlanaGlanzer, whose hazy navigation through life as creative power reinforces original thinking, off-beat humour, absurdity, distinct humor of trying to giggle through human familiar situations in mesmerizing long run and wholesome comedy bond.
Fictional crime-drama series masterpiece follows Jonathan Groff portray an FBI officer trained in criminal psychology teamed up to streamline manpower to comprehend; what goes on behind the brain-cell shutdown people who shoot and apply deviant charisma’s thinking they could get away. Fantastic performances with dark, foreboding atmosphere being very relatable and diverse growth path for Actors.