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Top 10 Best TV Shows in 2013

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Here you can find a top 10 list for the best TV shows in 2013. Find out what are the best shows that aired in 2013 and read more about them.

This year was a year of choices. From dramas to comedies to science-fiction, every show had something that made it great. Here are some of the most watched 2013 television series.

10

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead 2013The Walking Dead is a fantasy/horror TV show based on Robert’s Kirkman’s comic book series. Developed by Frank Darabont for AMC, the show has premiered its 1st season on October 31, 2010. Starting November 2010 Fox International Channel broadcast it internationally. The Walking Dead received a Golden Globe nomination and won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or a Special. The 4th season will begin airing on October 13, 2013.

The show tells the story of a small group of people that had survived a zombie apocalypse. Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes had just woken up from a coma and discovers that his family is missing, He finds his wife and son with a group that with his help will fight the zombies that attacks them and, hopefully, they will get to keep their humanity.

9

Mad Men

Mad Men 2013Mad Men is an American TV drama series created by Matthew Weiner and produced by Lionsgate Television. The show premiered July 19, 2007 on AMC network. Mad Men presents one of the most prestigious New York ad agencies, Sterling Cooper & Partners at the beginning of the 1960’s. The series follows Donald Draper, a mysterious but talented ad executive and the people in his life.

The show has won 15 Emmys and 4 Golden Globes. A seventh season has been announced which, according to Matthew Weiner, will be the last. The series stars Jon Hamm as Don Draper, Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson and Vincent Kartheiser as Pete Campbell.

8

House of Cards

house of cards 2013House of Cards is a political drama show developed by Beau Willimon for Netflix. The show is an adaptation of a former BBC miniseries that was based on Michael Dobbs’s novel with the same name. The 1st season debuted on February 1st 2013 and a 13 episodes second season is currently in production. The show was nominated for 10 Primetimes Emmys,

House of Cards tells the story of Frank Underwood played by Kevin Spacey, a South Carolina Democrat and the House Majority Whip who decides to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him after getting passed over for a Secretary of State appointment. The show also stars Robin Wright, Kate Mara and Michael Kelly.

7

Arrested Development

arrested development 2013Arrested Development is an American sitcom created by Mitchell Hurwitz. The show premiered on Fox on November 2nd, 2003 but was canceled 3 seasons later, in 2006. The series follows Michael Bluth, a widower with a 13 year old son named George Michael. He is forced to take care of his dysfunctional family after their father is arrested and all assets are frozen. Michael’s mom, Lucille, lives in a penthouse that she can no longer afford. His two brothers, GOB and Buster along with their sister Lindsay and her family are struggling to recreate their lifestyle to fit their new financial status.

The show stars Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett and Jessica Walter and has won 1 Golden Globe. On May 26, 2013, six years after the show has been canceled, a forth season of 15 episodes premiered on Netflix, all at the same time.

6

Suits 2013Suits

Arrested Development is an American sitcom created by Mitchell Hurwitz. The show premiered on Fox on November 2nd, 2003 but was canceled 3 seasons later, in 2006. The series follows Michael Bluth, a widower with a 13 year old son named George Michael. He is forced to take care of his dysfunctional family after their father is arrested and all assets are frozen. Michael’s mom, Lucille, lives in a penthouse that she can no longer afford. His two brothers, GOB and Buster along with their sister Lindsay and her family are struggling to recreate their lifestyle to fit their new financial status.

The show stars Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett and Jessica Walter and has won 1 Golden Globe. On May 26, 2013, six years after the show has been canceled, a forth season of 15 episodes premiered on Netflix, all at the same time.

5

Doctor Who

doctor who 2013Doctor Who is a SF British show developed for BBC. The series tells the adventure of a humanoid alien known as the Doctor who can time travel. He explores the universe in a space ship called TARDIS that looks like a blue British police box, a normal sight in 1963 when the show first aired. The doctor faces his enemies while attempting to save civilization.

The show is listed in Guinness World Record as the “longest running” and the “most successful” series of all times. It originally ran from 1963 to 1989. The show was relaunched in 2005 by Russel T. Davies. It stars David Tennant, Matt Smith and Karen Gillan. The series has over 91 wins and 114 nominations for BAFTA Award, HUGO Award, National Television Award or TV Quick Award.

4

True Blood

true blood 2013True Blood is an American drama series created by Alan Ball for HBO and it’s based on Charlaine Harris’s series of novels named The Southern Vampire Mysteries. The show tells the story of Sookie Stackhouse played by Anna Paquin, a telepathic waitress who uncovers the existence of a supernatural world when she meets Bill Compton portrayed by Stephen Moyer, a vampire who lives in the fictional town Bon Temps, Louisiana.

The series premiered on September 7, 2008 and won a Golden Globe and an Emmy. On July 15, 2013 HBO announced that the seventh True Blood season will air in summer 2014.

3

Breaking Bad

breaking bad 2013Breaking Bad is a TV drama series created by Vince Gilligan for AMC channel. The show premiered on January 20, 2008. Its fifth and final season was split into two parts, the 1st premiering July 15, 2012 and the second August 11, 2013. The series has won 7 Primetime Emmys and was nominated 3 times for the Golden Globe Award. It stars Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn.

Breaking Bad follows Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with lung cancer. He starts producing and selling methamphetamine with a former student, Jesse Pinkman in order to provide for his wife, Skylar and son, Walter Jr.

2

Game of Thrones

Game Of Thrones 2013Game of Thrones is a fantasy drama series inspired from George R. Martin’s fantasy novels called “A song of Ice and Fire “. Created by D.B. Weiss for HBO, the show follows seven noble families and their constant battle for domination. In order for him to investigate the assassination of the last Hand Eddard, Lord of Stark accepts the job when offered by the King of Westeros, Robert Baratheon. The bitterness between the seven houses grows as they are all scheming ways to regain the throne.

The series explores the problems of corruption, religion, sexuality, loyalty, crime and punishment and social hierarchy. Its first season aired on April 17, 2011 and it was announced that the forth season will air in 2014. The show has won one Golden Globe. It stars Peter Dinklage, Maisie Williams, Iain Glen and Lena Headey.

This is one of the best TV shows ever made. You can see that on IMDB where the rating for this show is 9.4.

1

Dexter

Dexter Morgan 2013Dexter in an American TV drama series based on Jeff Lindsay’s Darkly Dreaming Dexter novels. Created by James Manos Jr. for Showtime channel, the first season premiered October 1st 2006. In January 2013 Showtime announced that the series 8th season which aired June 30, 2013 is also its last season. The series stars

The show tells the story of Dexter Morgan, a forensic expert for Miami Metro Police who has a secret life as a serial killer. Dexter has a “moral code” that his father thought him which allows him to kill only others serial killers that escaped the justice.

What is your favorite TV show that aired in 2013? Please tell us in the comments below.

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  • Josef Koslov

    How did Dexter manage to take 1st in this list? The final season was mediocre at best and the series finale was terrible, especially with the potential for a spinoff. My number 1 is Game of Thrones. The acting as a whole in season 3 was more disengaged than that of 1 and 2, but it was still ok. As a side note the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series that its based upon is the most well thought out, well written, and most entertaining series I’ve ever read! Absolutely amazing! Breaking Bad is my number 2. Breaking Bad’s series finale was far and away the best finale I’ve ever seen (polar opposite of Dexter) and the series in general kept me hooked. I haven’t seen Dr. Who or Suits yet but the other shows in the list above would receive my approval.

  • bud

    Game of T,Breaking bad,Dexter,Homeland in that order.

  • Victor

    GoT is awesome alot better if you have read the books cause it makes more sense as to what is going on but still my wife hasnt read any of them and she loves this series this one is awesome

    • Victor

      also there is some T&A which is always a bonus

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