While the year of television and movies was a bit different this year due to the strikes, it was still a banger of a year. With 2023 just about over we are ready to countdown our favorite TV shows of the year.
This list is in no particular order and features TV shows that really made us happy this year. While the list will feature surprises to some and likely not feature a show you feel is worth adding, this is our favorite shows of the year.
Twisted Metal (Honorable Mention)
Twisted Metal is based on the classic PlayStation game series, is a high-octane action comedy about a motor-mouthed outsider offered a chance at a better life, but only if he can successfully deliver a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland. With the help of a badass axe-wielding car thief, he’ll face savage marauders driving vehicles of destruction and other dangers of the open road, including a deranged clown who drives an all too familiar ice cream truck.
You can watch the first season of Twisted Metal on Peacock. The series was renewed for a second season.
Loki: Season 2 (Honorable Mention)
The second season of the American television series Loki, based on Marvel Comics featuring the character of the same name, sees Loki working with Mobius M. Mobius, Hunter B-15, and other members of the Time Variance Authority to navigate the multiverse in order to find Sylvie, Ravonna Renslayer, and Miss Minutes.
You can watch the first two seasons of Loki on Disney+.
The Bear: Season 2
A young chef from the fine dining world comes home to Chicago to run his family sandwich shop after a heartbreaking death in his family. A world away from what he’s used to, Carmy must balance the soul-crushing realities of small business ownership, his strong-willed and recalcitrant kitchen staff and his strained familial relationships, all while grappling with the impact of his brother’s suicide. As Carmy fights to transform both the shop and himself, he works alongside a rough-around-the-edges kitchen crew that ultimately reveals itself as his chosen family.
You can watch the first two seasons of The Bear on Hulu.
Ted Lasso: Season 3
Nate is on a trajectory, career-wise…From Season 1 as kitman, then he became a coach, and now he’s the coach of West Ham. Jason is so very generous as a producer and creator. He gives all of the characters a storyline. I think that’s why are so full…There so many storylines; he wants every character to have an arc.
The entire Ted Lasso series on Apple TV+.
The Last of Us
After a global pandemic destroys civilization, a hardened survivor takes charge of a 14-year-old girl who may be humanity’s last hope.
The first season of The Last of Us is available on MAX. Season two debuts in 2025.
A grieving therapist starts to tell his clients exactly what he thinks. Ignoring his training and ethics, he finds himself making huge changes to people’s lives – including his own.
Shrinking is available to stream on Apple TV+.
In a ruined and toxic future, a community exists in a giant underground silo that plunges hundreds of stories deep; there, people live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them.
Silo can be streamed on Apple TV+.
Succession: Season 4
The sale of Waystar Royco to tech visionary Lukas Matsson looms ever closer, provoking angst and division among the Roys in the fourth and final season of Jesse Armstrong’s Emmy-winning series. As the siblings anticipate the prospect of this merger, the ensuing power struggle finds them grappling with what their lives will look like after the deal.
The entire Succession four seasons can be streamed on MAX.
The Night Agent
Low-level FBI agent Peter Sutherland works in the basement of the White House manning a phone that never rings – until the night it does, propelling him into a conspiracy that leads all the way to the Oval Office.
The Night Agent‘s first season can be streamed on Netflix.
The Fall of the House of Usher
To secure their fortune (and future) two ruthless siblings build a family dynasty that begins to crumble when their heirs mysteriously die, one by one.
The Fall of the House of Usher can be viewed on Netflix.
Former childhood best friends reconnect as adults and try to get past the rift that led to their falling out.
Apple TV+ has the first season of Platonic streaming now!
John Weir, a private espionage operative, battles over the preservation of democracy in a world constantly at odds.
The first, and sadly only season of Rabbit Hole is available on Paramount+.