Television is the most popular and affordable means of entertainment till today. Even with the presence of the Internet, TV retains its popular position and people make television shows a real success. As per different ratings, we have tried to put the top 10 most popular TV shows of 2013 together…
10. Da Vinci’s Demons
The series is about the fictional history of Leonardo da vinci’s early life as an inventor, artist and genius. The show was premiered on Fox television on April 2013. The fiction story was created and written by David S. Goyer. In this fictional historical series they showed how a bastard son wants his father to consider him as legitimate son and how he insists to reveal the hypocrisy of religion. So far it received positive reviews from critics.
It is nature documentary and produced by Discovery Channel and BBC Natural History Unit. It is broadcast on BBC Channel and shows the natural wild life and natural habitat of African wild life. It is first broadcast as six series and every episode are of one hour, including ten minutes of details about the making of the program. It is first telecast on BBC Channel. Discovery channel is broadcasting this series from Jan 2013. Every episode opens in different location of Africa, savanah, kalahan, Congo, cape and Sahara. The last episode “The future” shows the presenter concern about the environment issues and how it is affecting Africa’s wild life and environment.
Rectify is an American series started on 22 April 2013 and it is the first series produced originally by Sundance Channel. The main cast of the drama is Abigail Spencer, Aden Young, Sean Bridge and Adelaide Clemens. Its main story theme revolves around Aden Young who is convicted of murder and rape his teenage girl friend and comes back from prison after many years.
7. Red Widow
Red widow is a thriller drama which revolves around a widow whose husband was involved in criminal activities and after his death she had to continue with his business. The drama started on ABC channel in 2013 March and was on air till May. It was produced by Mellissa Rosenberg and main star cast was Radha Mitchel and Goran Visnjic. It is a drama which reflects the situation of a loving mother who has to handle murders of her husband and drug mob.
6. Bates Motel
This psycho drama was aired on TV on March 2013 and produced by United Television. It is a drama which revolves around a teen age girl Norman Bates and her mother Norma who comes to a new town after her father’s death to start a new life and buys an old house and renovating a motel which is nearby. This old house and motel has its own secrets. The main actors of the serial are Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Olivia Cooke and Max Thieriot. It is originally from The United States and filmed in Canada and British Columbia.
5. Hemlock Grove
It is a horror thriller produced by Eli Roth for Netflix Channel. Its main stars are Famke Janssen and Bill Skarsgard. The show was first premiered on April 2013. It is based on a novel Hamlock Grove which was published in 2012. It is a murder mystery of a teenage girl, ranked number 5 in best TV shows 2013
4. The Following
The following is a thriller series which is on air since 21 Jan 2013 on Fox channel; the story is written and produced by Kevin Williamson and it revolves around Ryan Hardy, an FBI agent who follows Joe Carroll, a serial killer who escapes from the prison and make a group of psychopath. The main actors of the program are Kevin Bacon, Maggie Grace, Shawn Ashmore and Natalia Zea.
Hannibal is released on NBC channel on April 2013. This psychotic thriller drama is based on a novel Red Dragon which is written by Thomas Harris. This drama focuses on a FBI agent Will Graham and a forensic expert Dr, Hannibal Lecter, who later becomes the biggest enemy of Graham. Its first season had 13 episodes and every episode was named after a French Cuisine. Hannibal has broadcast in many countries and has very positive reviews from the critics all over the world and made its place in the list of top 10 most popular TV shows of 2013.
2. House of cards
It is a political drama series produced by Beau Williman and broadcast on Netflix channel on Feb 2013. It has only season and another season is under production. In this drama, Frank Underwood, a democrat tries to take revenge from his enemies, after he has appointed as a secretary of state. The main star cast is Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. The series sets on the Washington D.C. and based on a novel written by Michael Dobbs. The political drama series has received positive review from critics.
1. The Americans
The Americans created and directed by Joe Weisberg, it was first telecast on 30 Jan 2013 on FX networks and is on top of the list in most popular TV Shows 2013. It is a story about Russian spy; the drama revolves around two Soviet agents married couple who are living in the United States to spy on the country. The story sets around the cold war time of 1980. The main stars of the series are Keri Russell, Mathew Rhys and Noah Emmerich.