The best 30 HBO series of 2020

The best 30 HBO series of 2020

Don’t be surprised not to find on my list a series that you liked. I couldn’t include them all! In my selection of thirty, subjective criteria as well as evaluations and reviews of important film and series websites , such as IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes or Filmaffinity, have prevailed. Ready to choose what will be your next favorite series?

HBO is one of the streaming platforms with the best and most extensive catalog of movies and series. Founded in 1972, this video on demand service is present in more than 150 countries. In this article we have chosen the ones that, in our opinion, are the best HBO series.

HBO’s Best Series: The Definitive List

In this list of the best HBO series I wanted to include, not only recent releases, but also classics that many people do not know. In addition, to give more variety to the selection, I have tried to choose different genres, as well as include some other animated series. 

30. Ballers

The fabric of American football is exposed in Ballers , a series starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The popular actor puts aside his role as an action hero to play Spencer Strasmore, a former player turned financial advisor to the stars of the beautiful game in the United States.

The series, now finished, has five seasons, with episodes of only 27 minutes in length. Framed within the genre known as “dramedia”, Ballers offers balanced doses of humor and drama. The solid performances of its leading actors and their rhythm are the main reasons that make it a sports-themed series to claim.

  • Creator and nationality: Stephen Levinson (United States).
  • Release year and number of seasons: 2015, five seasons (47 episodes).
  • Genre: drama, comedy.
  • Score: 7.6 / 10 (IMDb); 6.5 / 10 (Filmaffinity); 72% (Rotten Tomatoes).

29. Two meters underground

We continue with a television classic. Released in 2001, the series stars the Fisher family, who own a funeral home. With large doses of black humor, each chapter begins with the death of a character, a fact that drives the plot of the episode. Interpersonal relationships and posture towards death are the main themes.

We are facing an unconventional family drama, surreal at certain times, and that, however, conquered critics and audiences. For its five seasons, actors of the stature of Kathy Bates, James Cromwell, Robert Foxworth and Michael C. Hall paraded. The finale of Two Meters Under is considered one of the best in history.

  • Creator and nationality: Allan Ball (United States).
  • Release year and number of seasons: 2001, five seasons (63 episodes).
  • Genre: family drama, black comedy.
  • Score: 8.7 / 10 (IMDb); 8/10 (Filmaffinity); 81% (Rotten Tomatoes).

28. Entourage: The Entourage

This series deals with the trajectory of Vincent Chase, a young Hollywood star, along with his lifelong friends. Inspired by the beginnings as an actor of Mark Wahlberg —the executive producer of the series—, The Entourage captures the ins and outs of the Mecca of Cinema in an agile and fun way. The charisma of the protagonists stands out, as well as the chemistry between them.

Another point in favor of El Séquito is the presence of numerous guest stars, most of them playing themselves. It is curious to see, for example, James Cameron directing a film about the DC Comics character Aquaman. Jessica Alba, Peter Jackson, Scarlett Johansson or Martin Scorsese are some of the other famous faces that parade through this fun series.

  • Creator and nationality: Doug Ellin (United States).
  • Release year and number of seasons: 2004, eight seasons (96 episodes).
  • Genre: drama, comedy.
  • Score: 8.4 / 10 (IMDb); 7.5 / 10 (Filmaffinity); 66% (Rotten Tomatoes).

27. Banshee

After serving fifteen years of sentence, Lucas Hood (Antony Starr) ends up assuming the position of sheriff of Banshee, a town in Amish territory . There he will meet Carrie, his old partner and sidekick. Hood must choose between confronting the local chieftain or keeping a low profile, so as not to attract the attention of Mr. Rabbit, a New York mobster he betrayed.

As in almost all series that take place in small towns, things will not always be what they seem. Betrayals, violence, sex and corruption are the main themes of a series with high doses of action and tension. Although not suitable for all palates, Banshee will hook all those who know how to appreciate a good thriller when they see it.

  • Creators and nationality: David Schickler and Jonathan Tropper (United States).
  • Release year and number of seasons: 2013, four seasons (38 episodes).
  • Genre: drama, action, thriller .
  • Score: 8.4 / 10 (IMDb); 7.1 / 10 (Filmaffinity); 89% (Rotten Tomatoes).

26. Rick and Morty

Of course, adult animation could not be missing from our selection. Rick and Morty narrates the extravagant adventures of Rick Sánchez and his grandson Morty, characters clearly inspired by the protagonists of the Back to the Future saga . The plot successfully combines family problems, space travel and parallel realities with the most corrosive humor.

Loaded with dark humor and cinematic references, Rick and Morty lashes out at all the clichés and platitudes of science fiction. The result? One of the most refreshing animated series of the last decade. If you liked Futurama , you can’t miss Rick and Morty , the best adult animated series on current television.

  • Creators and nationality: Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon (United States).
  • Release year and number of seasons: 2013, four seasons (41 episodes).
  • Genre: animation, adventure, science fiction, comedy.
  • Score: 9.2 / 10 (IMDb); 8.4 / 10 (Filmaffinity); 94% (Rotten Tomatoes).

25. Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk Empire is one of the series that has most successfully managed to reflect the American underworld during the “roaring twenties.” Steve Buscemi plays Nucky Thompson, a corrupt politician owner and lord of dirty businesses in the coastal city of Atlantic City. With Prohibition as a backdrop, we will witness its rise and fall, as well as the end of an era.

Produced by Martin Scorsese, the series has accumulated a long list of nominations and awards, including several Emmy and Golden Globes. Its careful setting, its charismatic characters and the exciting period of American history that it reflects are its main qualities. Visually stunning, Boardwalk Empire is the closest thing to a movie you’ll see on television.

  • Creator and nationality: Terence Winter (United States).
  • Release year and number of seasons: 2010, five seasons (56 episodes).
  • Genre: crime drama, historical drama.
  • Score: 8.5 / 10 (IMDb); 8/10 (Filmaffinity); 92% (Rotten Tomatoes).

24. Breeders (Blessed patience)

Series about fatherhood always tend to have guaranteed success, perhaps because many of us are reflected in their protagonists. In Blessed Patience , Martin Freeman ( The Hobitt ) plays a father with young children now in his forties. Together with Ally, his partner, he will have to face the usual problems of this type of family.

Based on Freeman’s own experiences as a father, the first season consists of just ten half-hour episodes. Given the success of the series, it has been renewed for a second season. A lot of humor – sometimes a bit cruel – and the incentive of a solid couple of leading actors are the most remarkable features of this acid family drama .

  • Creator and nationality: Martin Freeman (United States, Great Britain).
  • Release year and number of seasons: 2020, one season (10 episodes).
  • Genre: family comedy.
  • Score: 7.1 / 10 (IMDb); 6.3 / 10 (Filmaffinity); 82% (Rotten Tomatoes).

23. The Strain

Based on the horror novels by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, The Strain approaches vampirism from an original and different approach. A plane from Berlin lands in New York with all its occupants dead. Incredibly, some recover their vital signs after a few hours. Is it a worm epidemic or something more sinister and deadly?

The series, full of references to other horror movies and series, successfully handles the fundamentals of the vampire genre. Its excellent photography, its impressive visual effects and the atmosphere of horror that it manages to create are the main virtues of this series. If you want to get away from the sweetened vampires of Twilight or the Vampire Diaries , this is your series.

  • Creators and nationality: Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan (United States).
  • Release year and number of seasons: 2014, four seasons (46 episodes).
  • Genre: drama, horror.
  • Score: 7.3 / 10 (IMDb); 6.1 / 10 (Filmaffinity); 79% (Rotten Tomatoes).

22. The Sopranos

Released in early 1999, The Sopranos remains one of HBO’s most successful series. With a realistic, sometimes humorous tone, it narrates the daily life of Tony Soprano, father of a family and boss of the New Jersey mob. The pressure of leading his two families forces the protagonist to receive psychiatric help, a fact that he must hide from his cronies.

With one of the most controversial endings in recent television history, Los Sopranos stands out for its elaborate plot and careful production. Praised by critics and audiences, The Sopranos has received numerous awards, no less than twenty-one Emmys and five Golden Globes. Twenty years after its premiere, The Sopranos remains an icon of popular culture.

  • Creator and nationality: David Chase (United States).
  • Release year and number of seasons: 1999, six seasons (86 episodes).
  • Genre: drama, thriller .
  • Score: 9.2 / 10 (IMDb); 8.5 / 10 (Filmaffinity); 92% (Rotten Tomatoes).

21. Carnivàle

Set in the United States of the Great Depression, Carnivàle portrays us what life was like for the members of a traveling circus. Divided into two converging plots, the series stars a young farmer with powers to heal and a reverend capable of bending the will of the people. In short, the eternal fight of good against evil.

Inspired by series like Twin Peaks or movies like La Parada de los Monstruos (1932), Carnivàle stands out for the originality of its approaches. His solid performances, like that of Clancy Brown ( The Immortals ), who plays the Reverend Justin Crowe, are his other asset. Unfortunately, the series was canceled due to cost, leaving many unclosed plots.

  • Creator and nationality: Daniel Knauf (United States).
  • Release year and number of seasons: 2003, two seasons (24 episodes).
  • Genre: supernatural drama.
  • Score: 8.4 / 10 (IMDb); 7.8 / 10 (Filmaffinity); 53% (Rotten Tomatoes).

20. In therapy

Starring Dr. Paul Weston (Gabriel Byrne), the series portrays the sessions of a psychiatrist with his different patients and how they overcome – or not – their traumas. Also, Paul himself is seeing his therapist for a life crisis. The cases are very varied, with patients of different ages and situations, so you will surely have your favorites.

Although the original idea is from an Israeli series, the American version manages to catch us by the naturalness of the dialogues and the easy identification with the problems of its protagonists. Highly recommended now that self-help books are all the rage and for anyone looking for depth in a series.

  • Creator and nationality: Rodrigo García (United States).
  • Release year and number of seasons: 2008, three seasons (106 episodes).
  • Genre: drama.
  • Score: 8.3 / 10 (IMDb); 7.6 / 10 (Filmaffinity); 88% (Rotten Tomatoes).

19. Sex in New York

The series that ended up being a social phenomenon and that marked the turn of the century is one of HBO’s banners. Four women, each with a very marked personality type, fight in New York for love, or something similar. Meanwhile, they can always count on friendship between them, despite how different they are.

The rhythm of her episodes and the glamor bath that each one of them entailed, where fashion and the Manolo Blanik’s were in charge, make her a feast for the eyes. The sparkling dialogues, the vibration that a New York in all its splendor transmitted, make it essential for anyone who wants to know what many women of the late twentieth century thought — and wanted.

  • Creator and nationality: Darren Star (United States).
  • Release year and number of seasons: 1998, six seasons (94 episodes).
  • Genre: comedy, drama.
  • Score: 7.1 / 10 (IMDb); 6.3 / 10 (Filmaffinity); 71% (Rotten Tomatoes).

18. Chernobyl

This five-episode miniseries tries to answer what caused the nuclear accident at the Chernobyl power plant. The series dramatizes those events, combining the real protagonists of the catastrophe with fictional characters. Chernobyl stands out for recounting little-known events, such as the miners chosen to dig a tunnel under the power plant to cool the reactor.

The series has been a global phenomenon, as evidenced by its many accolades. Chernobyl succeeds in capturing the consequences of the accident, as well as in portraying how the former USSR worked. Shocking but austere, the series conveys to the viewer the anguish of its protagonists and shows how close we were to a global disaster.

  • Creator and nationality: Craig Mazin (United States, Great Britain).
  • Release year and number of seasons: 2019, one season (5 episodes).
  • Genre: historical drama.
  • Score: 9.4 / 10 (IMDb); 8.5 / 10 (Filmaffinity); 96% (Rotten Tomatoes).

17. Love life

Darby (Anna Kendrick) is a girl who combines her work as a museum clerk with the search for true love. He goes through different misadventures over the years until what will be his destiny. Meanwhile, sharing an apartment with her friends in New York keeps her afloat in the millennial era .

This series is not intended to revolutionize the genre of romantic comedy, but it is entertaining. Try to reflect changes in dating relationships, like diversity or mobile dating apps, but with a classic flavor. It is an anthological series, with new stories and protagonists each season.

  • Creator and nationality: Sam Boyd (United States).
  • Release year and number of seasons: 2020, one season (3 episodes).
  • Genre: anthology, romantic comedy.
  • Score: 7.1 / 10 (IMDb); 7/10 (Filmaffinity); 53% (Rotten Tomatoes).

16. Deadwood

Set in the USA in the 1870s, Deadwood is the perfect example of how to approach the western genre in an adult way. The series takes place in Deadwood, a border town where gunmen, prostitutes and cattle thieves converge. Along with fictional characters, there are historical figures from the West such as Calamity Jane or Wild Bill Hickok.

The series stands out for its setting, the fidelity with which it addresses historical characters and events, as well as its elaborate plot. Winner of eight Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe, Deadwood was, however, canceled after only three seasons. Fortunately, the open plots were closed in a movie, released by HBO in 2019.

  • Creator and nationality: David Milch (United States).
  • Release year and number of seasons: 2004, three seasons (36 episodes).
  • Genre: historical drama, western .
  • Score: 8.6 / 10 (IMDb); 7.8 / 10 (Filmaffinity); 92% (Rotten Tomatoes).

15. Beforeigners (The Visitors)

Norway is witness to the amazing arrival of people from the past. Without anyone knowing how, citizens of centuries ago appear. The government tries to assimilate these strange refugees with savage customs. The problems of coexistence and the mystery of what happens center the plot of this surprising series.

HBO Nordic’s own first series tries to be equidistant on a subject so easy to assimilate to immigration. A proposal with a protagonist, Lars Haaland (Nicolai Cleve Broch), who moves away from the usual coldness of the characters that we see in other Nordic productions. Original and interesting.

  • Creators and nationality: Anne Bjørnstad and Eilif Skodvin (Norway).
  • Release year and number of seasons: 2019, one season (6 episodes).
  • Genre: crime drama, science fiction.
  • Score: 7.9 / 10 (IMDb); 5.9 / 10 (Filmaffinity); 100% (Rotten Tomatoes).

14. Fargo

Series inspired by the 1996 film by the Coen brothers, in which each season has different plots, settings and protagonists. With numerous references to his films, each season revolves around a crime and its unpredictable consequences. Interestingly, each chapter begins with the label “Based on a true story,” which is not true.

This anthological series stands out for its complex, but absorbing plots, as well as for the quality of the performances. Its main actors include Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Ted Danson, Ewan McGregor or Kirsten Dunst, among others. The premiere of its fourth season has been delayed due to COVID-19.

  • Creator and nationality: Noah Hawley (United States).
  • Release year and number of seasons: 2014, three seasons (30 episodes).
  • Genre: drama, black comedy, anthology.
  • Score: 8.9 / 10 (IMDb); 8.2 / 10 (Filmaffinity); 96% (Rotten Tomatoes).

13. Game of Thrones

Based on the dark fantasy books by writer George RR Martin, Game of Thrones is set in a fantasy world in which the seasons last for decades. Magic, mythical creatures and high politics come together in a series that has kept half the world in suspense for eight seasons. Essential.

Without a doubt, one of the series that has marked a before and after in the history of television. The mix of medieval fantasy, an adult approach, and impressive production design has resulted in one of the most successful series in recent years. Nowadays, to say that Game of Thrones has not been seen is, in certain circles, almost heresy.

  • Creators and nationality: David Benioff and DB Weiss (United States).
  • Release year and number of seasons: 2011, eight seasons (73 episodes).
  • Genre: fantasy drama, action, adventure.
  • Score: 9.3 / 10 (IMDb); 8.6 / 10 (Filmaffinity); 89% (Rotten Tomatoes).

12. Rome

Set in the year 52 a. C., Rome narrates the return of Julius Caesar to the capital of the empire after an eight-year campaign of conquest. His return makes members of the Senate nervous, who see their privileges in danger. The series crudely depicts the transformation into an empire of the Roman republic, as well as the intrigues, betrayals and deeds that drove the change.

Shot with an impressive waste of media, Roma stands out for its extraordinary production design, as well as its impressive cast. Although the writers took certain historical licenses, Rome remains, today, one of the most faithful and best-produced historical series in history.

  • Creators and nationality: Bruno Heller and John Milius (United States, Great Britain, Italy).
  • Release year and number of seasons: 2005, two seasons (22 episodes).
  • Genre: historical drama, action.
  • Score: 8.7 / 10 (IMDb); 7.8 / 10 (Filmaffinity); 86% (Rotten Tomatoes).

11. True Detective

This anthological series narrates in each season a different case, with different characters and interpreters. In the first, we witness the search for a serial killer over seventeen years. In the second, three detectives must cooperate to solve the murder of a politician. In the third, a police couple faces the kidnapping and death of two children.

The first season of True Detective was a mass phenomenon. The good work of the leading couple, their visual invoice and a story that borders on cosmic horror are their greatest values. With a somewhat weaker second season, the series picks up again in the third, recovering the elements that made it HBO’s greatest success in recent years.

  • Creator and nationality: Nic Pizzolatto (United States).
  • Release year and number of seasons: 2014, three seasons (24 episodes).
  • Genre: crime drama, horror, mystery.
  • Score: 9/10 (IMDb); 8.5 / 10 (Filmaffinity); 78% (Rotten Tomatoes).

10. Supergirl

After escaping the destruction of the planet Krypton and getting lost in space, Kara Zor-El finally arrives on Earth to care for her cousin, Kal-El. He then discovers that his cousin is no longer a baby and that he has become the superhero known as Superman. After years of hiding her powers, Kara finally decides it’s time to stand up for good with the name Supergirl.

Supergirl belongs to the Arrowverse , the shared universe that includes series such as Arrow , The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow or Batwoman , among others. This means that plots and characters converge in certain episodes and story arcs. However, Supergirl can be seen independently of the rest of the Arrowverse series.

  • Creators and nationality: Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler (United States).
  • Release year and number of seasons: 2015, five seasons (106 episodes).
  • Genre: drama, action, adventure, superheroes.
  • Score: 6.3 / 10 (IMDb); 5.4 / 10 (Filmaffinity); 88% (Rotten Tomatoes).

9. The Big Bang Theory

Leonard and Sheldon, along with their friends Penny, Howard, Amy and Raj, form a very special group: they are geeks . Full of references to the world of comics, movies, series and science fiction, this comedy tells the daily life of these peculiar friends. Friendship, social rejection or relationships are some of the themes that this fun series touches on.

The monumental success of the series has been due, above all, to its charismatic protagonists and its agile scripts. Until its premiere, nobody gave a penny for the success of a series starring scientists and engineers who love comics. Then came The Big Bang Theory . After twelve successful seasons, the series came to an end in May 2018.

  • Creators and nationality: Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady (United States).
  • Release year and number of seasons: 2007, twelve seasons (279 episodes).
  • Genre: sitcom.
  • Score: 8.1 / 10 (IMDb); 7.7 / 10 (Filmaffinity); 82% (Rotten Tomatoes).

8. The Exorcist

Based on the 1973 horror classic, The Exorcist narrates the inexplicable events that happen to an American middle-class family. Anguished, they ask Father Ortega for help, who, together with a priest who is an expert in exorcisms, will try to expel the evil that has settled in their home. Version or sequel to the original movie? You will have to find out for yourself.

Canceled — unfairly — after its second season, The Exorcist is an outstanding reboot of a saga that seemed exhausted. Her strong performances – especially those of Geena Davis and Ben Daniels – and her ability to create a terrifying atmosphere are her great virtues. Without a doubt, one of the best series based on classic horror movies.

  • Creator and nationality: Jeremy Slater (United States).
  • Release year and number of seasons: 2016, two seasons (20 episodes).
  • Genre: horror, drama.
  • Score: 8.1 / 10 (IMDb); 6.4 / 10 (Filmaffinity); 89% (Rotten Tomatoes).

7. The Flash

Central City Police Scientist Barry Allen becomes the fastest man in the world after exposure to energy released by a particle accelerator. Supported by his friends from STAR Laboratories, he will put his powers at the service of justice, fighting against human and metahuman threats.

Like Supergirl , The Flash is set in the so-called Arrowverse , the television universe of DC Comics heroes Light and entertaining, The Flash stands out for the charisma of its protagonists, for its quirky villains and for its ability to hook the viewer episode after episode.

  • Creators and nationality: Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns (United States).
  • Release year and number of seasons: 2014, six seasons (133 episodes).
  • Genre: action, adventure, superhero drama.
  • Score: 7.7 / 10 (IMDb); 6.3 / 10 (Filmaffinity); 89% (Rotten Tomatoes).

6. The Knick

John W. Thackery (Clive Owen) is a doctor who works in a New York hospital in the early 20th century. Enthusiastic about his work and friend of innovations, he wants to take medicine far beyond what the customs of the time allow. The rest of the protagonists are just as exciting, portraying an astonishing photograph of the time.

Clive Owen declared that he was an actor for these kinds of roles. Also as viewers we can say that we are because of series like this. An incredible historical setting that leaves nothing to chance and that completely absorbs us. Far from the soap operas that hospital series tend to cover. Here, medicine and society are the protagonists.

  • Creator and nationality: Steven Soderbergh (United States).
  • Release year and number of seasons: 2014, two seasons (20 episodes).
  • Genre: historical drama, medical drama.
  • Score: 8.5 / 10 (IMDb); 7.7 / 10 (Filmaffinity); 92% (Rotten Tomatoes).

5. The Newsroom

Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) is ACN’s star news anchor. After years of muzzled work, in the service of the prevailing misinformation in the American media, he decides to turn his career around. Supported by his team and his executive producer – Will’s partner – he will try to put truthful information before political and corporate interests.

The Newsroom captures with great realism what the day-to-day life of a prime-time news program is like. Interests of all kinds collide when choosing what to report and how to do it. To give it even more verisimilitude, the writers took real news that occurred during the filming of the series.

  • Creator and nationality: Aaron Sorkin (United States).
  • Release year and number of seasons: 2012, three seasons (25 episodes).
  • Genre: journalistic drama.
  • Score: 8.6 / 10 (IMDb); 7.5 / 10 (Filmaffinity); 59% (Rotten Tomatoes).

4. The Walking Dead

After waking up from a coma, the sheriff of a small North American town discovers that the world he knew no longer exists. This has been replaced by a reality in which the dead walk among the living and feed on them. Just a shot to the brain or cremation are effective remedies to kill the so-called “walkers.”

If there is a series that rivals Game of Thrones in success and popularity, it is The Walking Dead . Based on the comic book collection of the same title, this production has the merit of having completely renewed the zombie subgenre. Close and credible protagonists, a captivating story and impressive special effects, can you ask for more from a series?

  • Creators and nationality: Frank Darabont and Robert Kirkman (United States).
  • Release year and number of seasons: 2010, ten seasons (146 episodes).
  • Genre: apocalyptic drama, horror.
  • Score: 8.2 / 10 (IMDb); 7/10 (Filmaffinity); 81% (Rotten Tomatoes).

3. The Wire

Set in Baltimore, The Wire deals with different issues related to its police department each season. Drug trafficking, the port system, the media or the bureaucracy are some of those issues. The series draws on the experiences of its screenwriters: David Simon, a reporter for The Baltimore Sun , and Ed Burns, a former city cop.

Although today it is considered a classic of contemporary television, The Wire never managed to capture enough the attention of the audience, although it did that of the critics. Its realism, the use of criminal jargon and a complex plot made it difficult for this great series to have the success it deserved among the public.

  • Creator and nationality: David Simon (United States).
  • Release year and number of seasons: 2002, five seasons (60 episodes).
  • Genre: police drama.
  • Score: 9.3 / 10 (IMDb); 8.9 / 10 (Filmaffinity); 94% (Rotten Tomatoes).

2. True Blood

What if vampires didn’t have to kill for sustenance, human blood? This is the premise on which True Blood is based , a series in which vampires have been admitted by society. Obviously, not everyone is content to drink such an ersatz, as Sookie (Anna Paquin), a waitress from the fictional southern town of Bon Temps, soon discovers.

True Blood is based on the novels by Charlaine Harris, books in which bloodsuckers mix with other mythical creatures, such as werewolves or fairies. This fun cocktail offers the viewer love, black humor, action, horror and, above all, a lot of blood. Some even wanted to see in it an allegory of the rights of the LGTBIQ community.

  • Creator and nationality: Alan Ball (United States).
  • Release year and number of seasons: 2008, seven seasons (80 episodes).
  • Genre: drama, fantasy, horror.
  • Score: 7.8 / 10 (IMDb); 6.8 / 10 (Filmaffinity); 70% (Rotten Tomatoes).

1. Vikings

This great Norse saga tells the story of Ragnar Lothbrok, the first Viking leader to pass from the mists of legend to appear in history books. The series deals with how Lothbrok and the warriors of his village manage to cross the seas and subdue the Christian kingdoms of England and France. A series that perfectly combines action, drama and historical rigor.

The strong personalities of its protagonists, the excellent production design and its fascinating history have made Vikings one of the most popular series of recent years. Without the need for fantastic elements, Vikings bases its success on the magnificent description of those people and their deeds, with 8th-century Europe as a backdrop.

  • Creator and nationality: Michael Hirst (Canada, Ireland).
  • Release year and number of seasons: 2013, six seasons (79 episodes).
  • Genre: action, adventure, historical drama.
  • Score: 8.5 / 10 (IMDb); 7.6 / 10 (Filmaffinity); 93% (Rotten Tomatoes).

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