1. GAME OF THRONES
The Game of Thrones is a fantasy series renowned for its gore, nudity, and dragons. Based on the books written by George R.R. Martin, it tells the story of multiple characters all coveting the world’s most uncomfortable chair made of swords. It’s set to release its 8th and final season in April after an excruciating 2-year wait. There are talks though of not one but four prequel series which would focus on historical figures from Game of Thrones.
Gotham is based on the Batman franchise by DC and has since featured infamous comic book villains and adapted popular storylines such as the Killing Joke. Set years before Bruce Wayne even donned the bat suit, the series mainly revolves around James Gordon and the young Wayne. Although it has amassed a great following, Fox has decided to cancel the series along with other live-action shows. But it’s been renewed for its 5th and final season which was released on January 3.
3. ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
One of Netflix’s original online series which was based on the 2010 memoir of the same title by Piper Kerman. Orange is the New Black is a retelling of Piper’s imprisonment at a woman’s federal prison. It’s a humor-filled show with a lot of interesting characters which we must sadly say goodbye to after 7 seasons.
4. THE BIG BANG THEORY
A sitcom which started with 4 awkward geeks and a pretty neighbor next door. The Big Bang Theory has featured tons of celebrities and expanded its main cast. However, like all good things, it’s finally ending with the 12th season. But die-hard fans of the franchise need not worry because there’s a spin-off series, “Young Sheldon” starring the amazing child star Iain Armitage.
5. THE SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS
Based on the books by Daniel Handler under the pseudo name of “Lemony Snicket”. It follows the three young but extremely gifted Baudelaire orphans being pursued by a dangerous underground organization. Unfortunately, the show has reached its conclusion by covering the last 4 books of the franchise. All episodes were released on January 1.