The highest-rated TV exhibits of 2023 to date, as ranked by IMDb

We’re solely midway by way of the yr, however I’ve acquired to say — as somebody who covers the numerous permutations of streaming leisure, I really feel like 2023 has been considered one of my favourite years of TV in fairly a while. IMDb, in truth, has simply revealed its mid-year “better of” TV record, figuring out the ten fan-favorite collection of the yr to date, throughout all the main streamers in addition to broadcast TV. And it’s a rating, amongst different issues, that’s positively reiterated my feeling about how robust of a TV yr we’ve had in 2023.

With possibly one or two exceptions, I’ve to say that the record (included beneath) is a near-perfect illustration of the most effective TV exhibits which have taken up a lot of my time this yr — from Hulu’s The Bear to HBO’s totally masterful remaining season of Succession, in addition to the shock sci-fi present from Apple TV+ that I didn’t understand would flip me right into a fanatic of Hugh Howey (Silo).

The Bear leads the record

Importantly, the rating beneath relies on IMDb fan scores, versus crucial acclaim (not that each one of those exhibits don’t have loads of that, as nicely). Right here, with out additional ado, is the total record of the most effective TV exhibits, chosen by followers, over the course of the primary half of the yr — per IMDb:

Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White) in “The Bear.” Picture supply: FX
  1. The Bear (Hulu)
  2. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime Video)
  3. Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
  4. The Final of Us (HBO)
  5. Outlander (Starz)
  6. Abbott Elementary (ABC)
  7. Succession (HBO)
  8. Shrinking (Apple TV+)
  9. The Night time Agent (Netflix)
  10. Silo (Apple TV+)

Just a few issues price noting:

Instantly, one of many issues that stands out to me from that record is the truth that of 10 titles, solely considered one of them is a Netflix collection — whereas Apple TV+ dominates practically a 3rd of that record, occupying much more spots than HBO.

In reality, talking of Apple’s streamer, my greatest gripe with the rating above is that Silo is available in on the very backside. I’d actually put Apple’s glorious adaptation of the primary guide in Howey’s Wool collection above The Night time Agent, and positively above Outlander, Abbott Elementary, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. However, if nothing else, I’m at the least glad that Silo is on the record in any respect.

Silo on Apple TV+
Rebecca Ferguson in Silo. Picture supply: Apple

A stable record – however some evident omissions

When it comes to what’s not on the record, however ought to be: It’s near-criminal that Netflix’s Beef, starring Ali Wong and Steven Yeun isn’t a part of this rating — as a result of it’s not solely among the finest Netflix exhibits of 2023 however among the many streamer’s best-ever (I’m not exaggerating).

A second evident omission is an Apple TV+ drama that debuted across the identical time as Silo. It’s Drops of God, an 8-episode adaptation of the bestselling Japanese manga collection of the identical title which debuted to an ideal 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. You may learn extra of my ideas concerning the present right here, however suffice it to say — this present, concerning the world of high quality wine, provides viewers a wealthy, full-bodied narrative with notes of ardour, beguiling old-world magnificence, and the all-encompassing seek for one’s id.

Not withstanding these omissions, as I say, I principally agree with the IMDb fan-favorites rating, particularly if you happen to’re in search of some new concepts of nice TV exhibits to look at subsequent. Right here’s hoping that the remainder of the yr produces a equally compelling a gaggle of TV exhibits to spend our time with.