10 Best TV shows of the Year 2023 So Far: A Mid-Year Review

10 Best TV shows of the Year 2023 So Far: A Mid-Year Review

As we reach the midpoint of the year 2023, it’s time to take a look at the best TV shows that have captivated audiences and left a lasting impression. From post-apocalyptic adventures to gripping crime thrillers, these shows have earned their place in the hearts of viewers. Let’s dive into the top 10 TV shows of the year, so far according to IMDB.

1. The Last of Us (2023– )

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
IMDb Rating: 8.8/10

“The Last of Us” has rightfully claimed the top spot on our list. Set in a world devastated by a global pandemic, the show follows a survivor who must protect a young girl who may hold the key to humanity’s survival. With remarkable performances from Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, this series has become a must-watch event on HBO.

2. Farzi (2023– )

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

Indian filmmakers Raj & DK struck gold with “Farzi,” a fast-paced and edgy thriller about an artist who gets tangled in a high-stakes con job. Shahid Kapoor’s portrayal of the likable antihero, alongside Vijay Sethupathi and Kay Kay Menon’s scene-stealing performances, has made “Farzi” the most streamed Indian series of all time.

3. Jury Duty (2023– )

Genre: Comedy
IMDb Rating: 8.3/10

“Jury Duty” offers a unique twist in the form of a reality prank show. Juror Ronald Gladden is unaware that the entire trial is fake, with everyone else being actors. James Marsden’s enthusiastic performance adds to the hilarity, making this Freevee series a surprise hit.

4. Beef (2023– )

Genre: Comedy, Drama
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

“Beef” presents a dark comedy that delves into the minds of two individuals entangled in a road rage incident. Steven Yuen and Ali Wong shine in this A24 and Netflix collaboration, capturing viewers with their portrayal of collective anxiety and pettiness.

5. Cunk on Earth (2022– )

Genre: Comedy
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

Netflix’s British mockumentary series, “Cunk on Earth,” follows Philomena Cunk’s hilarious exploration of humanity’s greatest inventions. Diane Morgan’s brilliant performance as the brazenly ignorant host has charmed viewers, making this series an unexpected hit.

6. Silo (2023– )

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

Apple TV+’s “Silo” takes us to a dystopian world where men and women live underground, shielded from the toxic surface. Starring Rebecca Ferguson and Common, this gripping sci-fi series has become a favorite for fans of the genre.

7. Daisy Jones & The Six (2023)

Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

Based on the rise and fall of a rock band, “Daisy Jones & The Six” has enchanted viewers with its original music, period-perfect design, and compelling performances. This miniseries, loosely inspired by Fleetwood Mac, proves that midcentury stories still resonate with audiences.

8. Shrinking (2023– )

Genre: Comedy, Drama
IMDb Rating: 8/10

“Shrinking” delivers heart-wrenching humor as a grieving therapist starts speaking his mind to his clients. Jason Segal and Harrison Ford’s pitch-perfect performances make this series a brilliant exploration of laughter as the best therapy.

9. The Diplomat (II) (2023– )

Genre: Drama, Thriller
IMDb Rating: 8/10

Netflix’s “The Diplomat” weaves together twists, intrigue, and interpersonal drama, following diplomat Kate Wyler’s high-profile job amidst an international crisis. Keri Russell’s captivating performance ensures this series stands out as a thrilling watch.

10. Poker Face (2023– )

Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
IMDb Rating: 7.9/10

Rian Johnson’s comedic crime series, “Poker Face,” features Natasha Lyonne as a detective with an extraordinary ability to detect lies. The show’s unique premise and Lyonne’s charismatic lead performance have made it a hit on Peacock, proving that detective mysteries still have an enduring appeal.

As we continue into the second half of the year, these exceptional TV shows have set a high bar for future releases. Whether you’re a fan of action, comedy, drama, or sci-fi, there’s something for everyone among these top 10 shows of 2023.