Top 10 TV Series Added to IMDb Watchlists in 2017by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 9 months ago
Which shows made it to the most Watchlists in 2017? Some old favorites as well as some shows that were new this year. One thing they all had in common? High IMDb user ratings. Here are the top 10 TV shows users added to their Watchlists this year.
The saga of Ragnar Lothbrok and his heirs continues to capture the attention of IMDb users. With Season 4 ending in early 2017 and Season 5 premiering in late 2017, it was a double dose of "Vikings" for fans of the show, which may have inspired others to add the show to their Watchlists as well.
9. "Black Mirror"
Although "Black Mirror" premiered in 2011, it's only got 4 seasons under its belt. After making fans wait for 3 years between seasons 2 and 3, Season 4 premieres Dec. 29, only 14 months after the last season, and just in time for binging into the New Year. The recent trailer drop includes a peek at "Arkangel," the much anticipated episode directed by Jodie Foster. It's no wonder "Black Mirror" made the list of top 10 Watchlist adds.
Somewhere between "Downton Abbey" and Beauty and the Beast, Dan Stevens found time to portray Marvel superhero David Haller, a schizophrenic who discovers he has special powers. The story unfolded for Stevens episode by episode, just like it did for the audience. Creator Noah Hawley purposely kept Stevens in the dark, only providing the script for the next episode after they'd finished filming the one before. Stevens' strong performance is just one of the many reasons IMDb users added "Legion" to their Watchlists.
7. "American Gods"
Adapted from Neil Gaiman's novel of the same name, "American Gods" tells the story of Shadow Moon, an ex-con who finds himself in the middle of a conflict between the old gods and the new. Its rich and complex storyline and strong visual storytelling made it a fan favorite from the first episode. No date yet for the Season 2 premiere, but we anticipate it will be as imaginative and visually captivating as the first.
Created by Tom Hardy (who also stars in the series), his father, Chips Hardy, and "Peaky Blinders" creator Steven Knight, "Taboo" tells the story of James Keziah Delaney, a man long believed to be dead, who returns to London from Africa to inherit his late father's fortune. Reviews for the first season were mixed, but the period drama found its niche, with Hardy's own popularity and word of mouth making it a hit among younger viewers. There's already talk of a third season from Knight himself, who sees the story arc taking the full three seasons to complete.
five5. "The Handmaid's Tale"
"A Handmaid's Tale," starring Elisabeth Moss and based on a novel by Margaret Atwood, won 5 2017 Primetime Emmys, including Best Drama, giving a Watchlist boost to the critically acclaimed and topical story of a not-too-distant future where, living under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship, women are forced into the role of handmaidens.
4. "13 Reasons Why"
"13 Reasons Why" and the story of how bullying and harassment led to one high school student's suicide has stirred conversations among viewers as well as in the broader community. Based on the best-selling YA novel of the same name, "13 Reasons Why" was the #3 most binge-watched Netflix series for 2017. Seven new actors have been added for the Season 2 storyline, which promises to be as thought-provoking as the first.
It's been a full year without an episode of "Westworld," but it still is finding its way onto users' Watchlists. Based on the novel (and the subsequent movie) by Michael Crichton, this reimagining of the Westworld theme park is told by the synthetic hosts themselves. We're still waiting to find out what the oft-spoken Shakespearean line, "These violent delights have violent ends," might mean. With Season 2 arriving in 2018, we won't have much longer to wait.
2. "Game of Thrones"
"Game of Thrones" continues to be an IMDb favorite. With the story coming to a conclusion in the next season, we're all on pins and needles as we wait to find out who will rule all of Westeros.
1. "Stranger Things"
Coming in at #1 is the story of Eleven, Mike, Dustin, Lucas, and Will. After taking the viewing world by storm in 2016, "Stranger Things" came back with an equally entrancing Season 2. No word yet on what Season 3 will bring, but you can be sure we will be waiting, Eggo in hand, to find out what's next for the town of Hawkins and its inhabitants. Not caught up? Maybe you should add "Stranger Things" to your Watchlist, too.