This year, 2017, has been a year for great TV shows, both new and rather older, those who enjoy sitting down on the couch and flipping on the television or Netflix to binge watch a TV show will likely tell you that there is too much to choose from. However, in this article, we will be looking at and discussing only the top 5 (starting from number 5 to number 1) most popular TV shows of 2017 so far.
Starting at number 5 on the list is the TV show called “Shameless” which was created in the year 2011 (by John Wells and Paul Abbott) but is still running strong with a large viewership. Furthermore, it is about an alcoholic man stuck in a thump that is currently raising 6 children whom also are in a thump and must cope as best as they can. Lastly, it’s cast includes Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy and Ethan Cutkosky and is currently on it’s 8th season.
#4: The Punisher:
Coming in at number 4 is the Netflix show, “The Punisher” which is created and directed by Steve Lightfoot and is only on it’s first season. Furthermore, it features top actors like Jon Bernthal (from “The Walking Dead”) and Ebon Moss-Bachrach. Lastly, the show is about a man named Frank Castle who is a retired United States Marine and unfortunately is tasked with avenging his families death after they are mercilessly and brutally murdered.
#3: Game of Thrones:
On the number 3 list of the top 5 most popular TV shows of 2017 so far is “Game of Thrones”. Created in 2011 by David Beinoff and D.B. Weiss, the show centers around nine noble families in the medieval times that are fighting for control over a territory called Westeros while also being in the cross hairs of an ancient race called the “Whitewalkers” who have returned to the region after being cast out for many years. Furthermore, the show features a wonderful cast of actors and actresses such as Emilia Clark, Peter Dinklage and Kit Harrington.
#2: The Walking Dead:
Next to Game of Thrones and at the number 2 spot on the top 5 list for most popular TV shows of 2017 so far is the show “The Walking Dead”. Created and directed by Frank Darabont, the show began its first season in the year 2010 and is centered around a zombie apocalypse that has ravaged the world. Furthermore, it specifically follows a man named Rick Grimes (former Deputy Sheriff) who wakes up from a coma in the midst of all the chaos and must stay alive alongside a group of survivors that he leads. Lastly, the show’s cast includes Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride.
#1: Stranger Things:
Last but not least, at number 1 on the top 5 list for most popular TV shows of 2017 so far is the Netflix show called “Stranger Things”. Created by Matt and Rose Duffer, the show’s first season released just last year (2016) and features a wholesome cast of both young and old actors and actresses. Furthermore, the show centers around a young boy who disappears and his friends, family and the local police authority must fight and confront extraterrestrial and terrifying forces to get him back.