10 Most Popular TV Series Still Running

I woke up today with a hunch as I dreamt about vampires the night before. You know those ferocious half-dead humans with fangs (lol, I do know you know them).

Well I kept on thinking about them leading me to reminisce about one of my favorite, classic TV series – Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I have always had a thing with horror and Buffy was one TV series that brought me closer to the horror/thriller genre.




While I was still thinking and reminiscing (I was obviously bored and had nothing to do lol), I began to remember other TV series that had molded my childhood (most weren’t horror unfortunately), and they included: Sunset Beach, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Passions, Merlin, Legend of Seeker, Family Matters, Martin, Everybody Hates Chris, Second Chance, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives.

I enjoyed them because for one TV series had much more running time and episodes than regular movies, so I always looked forward to the next episode filled with suspense and all.

I’m in my early 20s now and there hasn’t been any decline of good TV series that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seats week in, week out, hungry for more. So I decided to come up with a list that consists of TV series that are currently on air and have amassed quite a number of viewers every week they air as they provide classic entertainment.

From soaps, sit-coms, history, horror, thriller, drama, romance, action, adventure, epic to superhero genres and so on. So here’s most popular TV series that are still running.







1. GAME OF THRONES

GAME OF THRONES Most Popular TV Series Still Running

Since GOT premiered on HBO in the United States on April 17, 2011, it has gone on to achieve groundbreaking critical acclaim and achievements as it has won 38 Primetime Emmy Awards, more than any other primetime scripted television series.

Game of thrones made popular the every growing fantasy themes which has been explored on movies like Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. It has managed to captivate audience with its scripting, musical score, casting and complex story line as it explores three story arcs.

Critics have been highly critical of its violence and nudity but everyone will surely be waiting for its eighth and final season in 2019. There will be hopeful viewers and fans who would want to see the concluding story to this saga.


2. THE WALKING DEAD

walking dead Most Popular TV Series Still Running

No one wants to wake up in a post-apocalyptic world with flesh hungry dead beings walking around (I mean zombies this time).

This TV series being adapted from a comic of the same name created by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard has come to be a lovable TV series even though they have a penchant for killing off major casts, it did so again in the just concluded eighth season.

With Andrew Lincoln playing as Rick Grimes the protagonist of the series who leads a group of survivors that must do whatever is necessary to stay alive in a world consisting of the undead called ‘Walkers”.

The TV series has been well received by critic, though more recently the reviews have been mixed, the TV series has also been nominated for various awards and have its own spin-off.

The walking dead has managed to stay top as viewers continually tune in, so if zombies are your thing you should definitely see this TV series. It has been renewed for a ninth season.


3. VIKINGS

VIKINGS Most Popular TV Series Still Running

Follow the escapades of the legendary Norse heroes Ragnar Lothbrok on screen as History channel tell the tales of the Vikings. The TV series was created by Michael Hirst and filmed in Ireland.

Vikings portrays the rise to fame of Ragnar Lothbrok having lead successful raids to England and eventually becomes a Scandinavian king. It also tells the tale of Ragnar’s family after his death and their adventures in England, Scandinavia and the Mediterranean.

Vikings has been renewed for a sixth season consisting of 20 episodes that is sure to captivate audience like it has done in the last five.






4. STRANGER THINGS

STRANGER THINGS Most Popular TV Series Still Running

Stranger Things is a TV series that consists of the genres sci-fi, horror, supernatural, period drama and is created by the Duffer Brothers and stars an ensemble cast of children actors/actresses.

Set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, in the 1980s, the first season focuses on investigations into the disappearance of a young boy amid supernatural events occurring around the town, including the appearance of a girl with psychokinetic abilities who helps the missing boy’s friends in their own search.

Many aspects of the film have been inspired by the works of Stephen King, Steven Spielberg, John Carpenter, and so on. Stranger Things season three is now in production and has had its first teaser trailer officially available and this season promises to be a bang.


5. THE FLASH

THE FLASH Most Popular TV Series Still Running

I am a big DC fan and I’ve been most happy and impressed by the success of The Flash. It seems DC has a way of making better TV series than movie. They’ve had success recently with other series like Arrow and Gotham.

It premiered in 2014 and for four seasons has had viewers still tuning to watch it whenever it airs. Though it is a spinoff from Arrow it has been a terrific series in its own right and is based on the DC character Barry Allen.

The Flash has been well received by most critics and audiences, and won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama in 2014. It has been renewed for a fifth season, which is set to premiere on October 9, 2018.


6. POWER

POWER Most Popular TV Series Still Running

Power is an American crime drama television series created by Courtney A. Kemp. It originally aired on the Starz network on June 7, 2014 and has run for five seasons.

It stars Omari Hardwick as James “Ghost” St. Patrick and Joseph Sikora as Tommy Egan, two life-long friends who built an empire with their criminal activities as drug-dealers. It explores James’s life as he tries to balance his criminal dealings and his legitimate business interests as a nightclub owner.

An episode recently featured hip-hop artiste Kendrick Lamar. The TV show has been renewed for a sixth season, set to air in 2019.


7. LUCIFER

LUCIFER Most Popular TV Series Still Running

The Devil played by Tom Ellis abandons hell for LA and becomes a nightclub owner and becomes a crime consultant for the LAPD. How ironic.

Based on a comic book published by DC Comics, Lucifer featured the devil playing the good guy as he comes vacationing in LA. The series initially had mixed reviews from critics in the first season, but the second and third seasons drew more favorable acclaim and praise was directed at Tom Ellis’ performance and the series style of humor.

After having low viewership ratings Fox canceled Lucifer after three seasons but it wasn’t for long before Netflix picked up the TV series for a fourth season of ten episodes.





8. SUPERNATURAL

SUPERNATURAL Most Popular TV Series Still Running

“Saving people, hunting things, the family business”. Every fan of the TV series ought to know this quote as it is usually repeated throughout the thirteen seasons Supernatural has been airing.

The TV series focuses on two brothers, Sam and Dean Winchester played by Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles respectively as they drive through the United States hunting “things that go bump in the night” and even stopping the Armageddon from being unleashed on earth.

The TV series is produced by Warner Bros and the Winchester brothers have thrilled audience with their on-screen chemistry as they save the world from supernatural creatures. It has been renewed for a fourteenth season consisting of 20 episodes by CW.


9. THE BIG BANG THEORY

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The Big Bang Theory is an American television sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the series, along with Steven Molaro.

The TV show originally centered on five characters living in Pasadena, California: Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper, both physicists at Caltech, who share an apartment; Penny, a waitress and aspiring actress who lives across the hall; and Leonard and Sheldon's similarly geeky and socially awkward friends and co-workers, aerospace engineer Howard Wolowitz and astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali.

Having had many season throughout the years Big Bang theory has been a lovable sitcom, and its major cast have been exceptional especially Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, and Kaley Cuoco. It's recently in its eleventh season and has had a total of 255 episodes.

10. PRISON BREAK

PRISON BREAK Most Popular TV Series Still Running

Prison Break is a hit drama revolving around two brothers and a secret plot to break an innocent man out of prison aired its fifth season last year.

It had initially held for four seasons from August 29, 2005 to May 15, 2009, and followed Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) as he attempts to break his elder brother Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) who is on death row out of prison with an elaborate plan.

The series returned for a and a fifth season which aired from April 4, to May 30, 2017.

Prison Break was nominated for several industry awards, including the 2005 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series Drama and the 2006 People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama, which it won. Its musical theme composed by Ramin Djawadi, was also nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in 2006.





2 comments:

  1. I have been following Vikings since their inception, I lost the passion to keep up with them after Ragner died but I will get back to it sha.
    Game of thrones is another one I love, I have the book. So I know how the movie is going to end but still I love watching it.

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  2. Love every series on the list except for flash. Flash to me, is childish but enjoyable to real DC comic fans.

    GOT is on another planet, still the best tv series ever.

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