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Best web series of all time

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Web series, what is it and how have we come to love it so much? An hour-long movie, a two-hour long movie, a three-hour long movie, and so on.

The storytelling format got to a point where it began to feel dry and boring and there was a call for change and that is where the shorter long format of storytelling emerged.

 Web series, a way to tell a long story in short parts over years with attention to every detail given even more importance as there is no time crunch that it can't manage. 

Web series can be credited for how they have revolutionized the way we watch content and who knew it was the TV serial episodic format that we needed in the digital space as well.

Since we are all crazy about the digital space these days it is never a bad idea to list down the best series of all time and put a tick on the names that you still haven't gone through.

Here we take a look at 15 of the Top web series in World of all time that you need to binge right now if you haven't already.

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Best Web Series Of All Time 

1. Breaking Bad

Having first aired on 20 January 2008, the show went on to complete a run of 5 seasons. from then to now this show consider as no 1 web series in world

The shoe falls under the genres, Thriller, Crime drama, Serial drama, Neo-Western, Black comedy, and Tragedy.

The show is available for streaming in English and Spanish language. The show won a lot of awards and nominations during its 5-and-a-half-year run.

The show has been directed by 25 different directors with Michelle MacLaren, Adam Bernstein, and Vince Gilligan directing more episodes than others.

This Series also know for Most popular web Series of all time. The cast list includes names like Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, and Betsy Brandt among others.

 The story of the show focuses on a Chemistry teacher. Who gets into the meth-making business for paying medical bills but ends up on a different path when he is joined by Jesse.

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  • IMDb rating - 9.5

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2. Band Of Brothers

Adapted from the book of the same name, this series first aired on September 9, 2001. The series is a war drama and has been directed by Phil Alden Robinson,

Richard Loncraine, Mikael Salomon, David Nutter, and 4 others. Some of the names on the elaborated cast list are Kirk Acevedo, Eion Bailey, Michael Cudlitz, and Dale Dye.

The show can be watched in English, Dutch, French, German, and Lithuanian languages.

The show is about the 506th Regiment of 101st Airborne Division that played a crucial part on the D-Day in times of Hitler and was active from 1942 to the end of world war 2.

Watch the show to watch the story of ordinary people who were determined to write their names in the history books. 

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  • IMDb rating - 9.4

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3. Chernobyl

This historical drama is made on a real-life subject and the show was helmed by Johan Renck. Starring Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård,

Paul Ritter, Jessie Buckley, and many more the show first aired on May 6, 2019. The show is available in three languages that are: English, Russian, and Ukrainian.

The show is set in 1986 when the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine exploded. The show follows the events of that time

As some people went about trying to clean the mess that was caused and others tried to prevent another such occurrence.

Lives were lost, irreparable damages were caused, and all of it has been documented in this wonderfully crafted miniseries.

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  • IMDb rating - 9.4

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4. Game Of Thrones

On April 17, 2011, the 73-episode-long series got its first episode. The show's direction credits are shared by 19 people amongst

Whom David Nutter and Alan Taylor have the most episodes under their belt. The show's cast list is even bigger

However a few prominent names are Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, and Lena Headey.

Available to stream in English the show belongs to the action, adventure, drama, and fantasy genres.

Many Critics Consider Games of Thrones as a world best web series of all Time.

The show is about 9 noble families fighting for 7 kingdoms. A millennium old enemy is on the verge of a return to add to the conflict.

The awards list of the show is magnanimous and the hype around the show to date is surreal, this one's a must-watch for all fiction lovers. 

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  • IMDb rating - 9.2

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5. Fargo

Falling under the genres anthology, crime drama, thriller, and black comedy the show first aired on April 15, 2014.

Billy Bob Thornton, Kirsten Dunst, Ewan McGregor, and Chris Rock are some of the cast members that all feature in different seasons of the show.

The show is available to stream in English, Spanish, German, Korean, French, Ukrainian, Hebrew, Russian, and American Sign Language.

Micheal Uppendahl has directed 6 episodes of the series and shares the directing credits with 14 other people.

The show is about various characters belonging to a different period of operation who are burdened with solving crime, however, each one of them is connected by the place of their crime solving, that is, Fargo, USA.

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  • IMDb rating - 8.9

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6. The Wire

Having first aired on June 2, 2002, the show went on to run for almost 6 years. It is a crime drama series spanning over 60 episodes

And is based on some loose events from the lives of one of the show's writers, a homicide detective, and a public school teacher.

Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, and Frankie Faison make up the names of some of the cast members

And they were directed by Joe Chappelle, Ernest R. Dickerson, and 25 other directors throughout the show. 

The show is available for streaming In English, Mandarin, Greek, and Spanish languages

The show is set in Baltimore where Detective James McNulty and his team take it upon themselves to solve crimes and rid the city of drugs and other such issues.

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  • IMDb rating - 9.3

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7. Avatar: The Last Airbender

Starring Dee Bradley Baker, Zach Tyler Eisen, Mae Whitman, Jack De Sena, and others the show first aired on February 21, 2005.

This is the first show on the list that is an animated series. The show belongs to the action-adventure, comedy drama, and fantasy genres.

Giancarlo Volpe directed 19 episodes of the show and Ethan Spaulding directed 12 episodes of the show while 6 other directors wrapped the remaining half.

The show is only watchable in the English language. The show is about a world divided into 4 elements that are kept in balance by an avatar who is the master of all elements.

When the original avatar is missing and one of the elemental nations invades the other the world is looking for a new avatar and this responsibility now falls on the shoulders of an air bender named Aang who must master all elements and proceed to save the world.

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  • IMDb rating - 9.3

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8. The Sopranos

Yet another crime-drama series, this one's 86 episodes long series divided into 6 seasons. The show first aired in 1999 on the 10th of January and stars James Gandolfini,

Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli, and a whole host of other actors. Over its long run, the show saw as many as 24 directors and of them,

Timothy Van Patten is the person who has been credited with the most number of episodes under his belt.

The show is also known as 'Family Guy' and is available to stream in English, Italian, and Russian languages. The show is about a mafia head, Tony Soprano.

As he leads through his life and work it becomes too much to cope with and it leads him to a psychiatrist where he manages to find a balance between personal and professional life as he confides in his psychiatrist.

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  • IMDb rating - 9.2

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9. Rick And Morty

This animated top rated web series is a personal favorite and a must-watch recommendation. Voices of Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer, Sarah Chalke, and Kari Wahlgren

 Bring to life the characters in this show. Adventure, black comedy, sci-fi, and sitcoms don't even begin to describe the genre of this genuinely fun to watch show. 

Wesley Archer and Pete Michels have directed a total of 50 episodes combined and the other 15 directors get the credits for directing the remaining episodes.

The show is available for streaming in the English language and follows the life of the Smith family.

Morty along with his scientist grandpa Rick goes on interdimensional adventures and you surely don't want to miss these trips filled with laughs and gadgets. 

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  • IMDb rating - 9.2 

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10. Scam 1992

With its first and only Hindi series on the list, the show also comes as the only financial thriller on the list.

 Directed by Hansal Mehta and Jai Mehta the show stars Pratik Gandhi, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Hemant Kher, and Satish Kaushik.

The show is only watchable in the Hindi language.The show was released on October 9, 2020. The story of the show is based on the life of Harshad Mehta.

The show is about Harshad Mehta also known as the Big Bull in the stock market who in the early 1990s was credited with taking the Indian stock market to great heights and also to its greatest collapse.

Other than its real-life story the show's BGM and dialogues too got a raving response from the audience. 

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  • IMDb rating - 9.3

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11. Fullmetal Alchemist

Having released back on 4th October 2003 the show ran for 51 episodes. The show falls under the genre of steampunk, adventure, and dark fantasy

And is loosely based on the manga series of the same name. Seiji Mizushima has directed the show that stars Vic Mignogna,

 Aaron Dismuke, Romi Park, and Rie Kugimiya among others. This show can be streamed in the Japanese language.

The story of the show is about two brothers who try to bring back their dead mother. When the plan goes wrong they end up losing their bodies.

Now with new problems ahead and an impending war, the brothers are faced with moral challenging questions.

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  • IMDb rating - 8.5

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12. Dark

On 1 December 2017, we got this iconic show and we can't thank our star enough. Directed by Baran bo Odor the show stars Louis Hofmann, Oliver Masucci,

Julika Jenkins, Andreas Pietschmann, and others. The show falls under the genres sci-fi, thriller, psychological thriller, mystery, and tragedy.

The show is available to stream in German and German sign language.

The show is about the sudden disappearance of two young kids which opens doors to the past shared by four families.

The show takes us to 1986 where the secrets of the town and the relationships of the four families come under the scanner as we get to know about the modern mysterious disappearance. 

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  • IMDb rating - 8.7

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13. Succession

This dark-comedy series came out on June 3 2018 and ran for 3 seasons which are 29 episodes long in total.

About to get the fourth season the show boasts a cast list featuring names like Hiam Abbass, Nicholas Braun, Brian Cox, and Kieran Culkin among others.

Mark Mylod has directed 12 episodes of the series and shares the director credentials with 12 others. The show is available for streaming in the English language.

The show is about a powerful family who controls the biggest entertainment and media company in the world,

however, once the patriarch of the family decides to step down from the company the family's world is about to change. 

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  • IMDb rating - 8.8

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14. Dexter

On October 1 2006 this show first aired and since then it ran for 95 more episodes to end in 2013 only to return for a revival from 2021 to 2022.

Starring Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, and Erik King among others the show belongs to the crime drama, psychological thriller, mystery, dark comedy, and police procedural genres.

A total of 22 directors have directed the show with John Dahl directing the most episodes.

The show is available for streaming in English and Spanish languages. The show is about Dexter Morgan who is a forensic expert by day and a serial killer by night.

A man in conflict with doing the right and enjoying happiness, Dexter, punishes the guilty who he thinks haven't been adequately punished by the law.

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  • IMDb rating - 8.7

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15. Six feet under

This show first aired on June 3rd, 2001. The show's cast list includes names of Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose, and others.

The show falls under the genres comedy drama, black comedy, and psychological drama.

Alan Ball and Daniel Attias
have directed 6 episodes each and 23 other directors have shared director credentials with them.

The show is only available to stream in the English language.The show is about a family who runs a funeral home business.

Suddenly the head of the family is gone and it is now the funeral of one of their own, dealing with the funeral is not the only problem that the fisher family faces as the family falls into another conflict to make matters worse. 

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  • IMDb rating - 8.7

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16. Black Mirror

Black Mirror

When it debuted in 2011, this show sparked a lot of debates and received a lot of buzz.

This series, which is set in a dystopian society, explores how contemporary technology might go awry and be turned against its designers.

Most people have always found dystopia to be fascinating, and since the most crucial metaphysical issue is addressed in the show

There is something incredibly special about being a human that technology will never be able to duplicate or even substitute, most viewers are fascinated by this particular series.

The series features great casting and a strong IMDB rating. So, if you haven't watched the series yet, put it higher on your list of things to watch because in just 13 episodes it can change your way of thinking about technology. 

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  • Star cast - Anthony Mackie, Bryce Dallas Howard, Hayley Atwell, Michaela Coel, Toby Kebbell, Cristin Milioti, Alex Lawther, Pom Klementieff.
  • Genre - sci-fi, intrigue, drama, dystopia, anthology series, and fantasy.
  • Languages it is available in - English
  • Platforms it is available in - Channel 4, Netflix.
  • IMDb rating - 8.8/10

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17. Prison Break

Prison Break

Due to the show's compelling plot, Prison Break comes in at number two on the list.

The most striking aspect is how you come to understand the protagonists' motivations as the narrative goes on.

You may come to like a character you once detested. And somehow this occurs frequently. The developer has worked tirelessly on this show.

Every single episode has been carefully planned. The spins and swirls are also excellent.

The characters were placed in circumstances that were impossible to escape from by the show's developers, but they always managed to do it. 

This not only kept the audience engrossed in the show but also greatly heightened their excitement.So if you are in the mood for a little bit of intrigue mixed with drama, put this show on your bucket list.

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  • Star cast - Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies, Robert Knepper, Wade Williams, Amaury Nolasco, Paul Adelstein.
  • Genre - Drama
  • Languages it is available in - English, Spanish, Arabic
  • Platforms it is available in - Fox, Hulu, Disney+ Hotstar
  • IMDb rating - 8.3/10

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18. The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead

Apocalyptic themes and zombies are perennially intriguing in popular culture. That increased the popularity of this show.

But it is not the only factor in the show's enormous fan following. Even Gen Z viewers will find the show's portrayal of a sense of belonging to be alluring.


  • Star cast - Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln, Melissa McBride, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chandler Riggs.
  • Genre - Horror, Drama, Thriller, Fiction, Suspense.
  • Languages it is available in - English, French, and German.
  • Platforms it is available in - Disney+ Hotstar
  • IMDb rating - 8.1/10

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19. Friends


Everyone has heard of Friends. One of the most popular and widely viewed 90s American sitcoms is without a doubt this one.

But to summarise for those who are still unfamiliar with the show, it follows six twenty-year-olds as they go through various stages of love, life, and work and shows how everything changes but that friendship endure even in the most trying circumstances.

Friends' simplicity and uniqueness are among the factors that contributed to its success in acquiring such widespread popularity and the fact that it continues to remain one of most favorite shows for most people.

None of the other sitcoms has been able to match the popularity of Friends despite several attempts.

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  • Star cast - Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer, Paul Rudd, Maggie Wheeler, James Michael Tyler.
  • Genre - Comedy, Sitcom, Romance.
  • Languages it is available in - English and other Regional languages.
  • Platforms it is available in - Netflix, Disney+Hotstar.
  • IMDb rating - 8.9/10

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20. The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory

Another of the most-watched sitcoms of all time is The Big Bang Theory. The comedy show had a slow start with ratings, but it debuted on schedule.

A show that frequently made references to comparable figures and tales also attracted new viewers as sitcoms gained popularity in mainstream culture.

For instance, The Big Bang Theory frequently included current affairs in its stories. The show’s fresh outlook and academic approach are unlike any other sitcoms of its time.

The fact that the show showcases Sheldon's enormous intellectual potential while still dealing with universal themes like love, life, and friendship is pleasant to see.

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  • Star cast - Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, Mayim Bialik, Kunal Nayyar, Melissa Rauch, Kevin Sussman.
  • Genre - Comedy, Sitcom.
  • Languages it is available in - English. German, Italian, Hindi, and Russian.
  • Platforms it is available in - HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, and Apple TV.
  • IMDb rating - 8.2/10

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21. Hannibal


Even though the Hannibal television series remained on the airwaves for a short time, it was well-received by critics and gained a legendary fanbase.

For several viewers, Fuller's portrayal of Hannibal had already come to symbolize the figure unambiguously.

This narration of Hannibal unquestionably establishes itself as the strongest Lecter rendition to date because of the profound character pieces of its two protagonists, inventive graphics, and original fusion of its original material.

The look and feel can be crucial throughout many psychopathic murderer-themed television shows.

Bryan Fuller created some fascinating images for Hannibal by incorporating an artistic sense.  Hannibal is now one of the most renowned television shows ever as a result of this.

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  • IMDb rating - 8.5/10
  • Star cast - Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy, Hettienne Park, Caroline Dhavernas, Gillian Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Kacey Rohl, Scott Thompson.
  • Genre - Psychological Thriller, Drama, Horror, Fiction, Crime.
  • Languages it is available in - English.
  •  Platforms it is available in - Hulu, Amazon Prime Video.

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22. How I Met Your Mother

How I Met Your Mother

One of the most amusing and romantic sitcoms of all time is How I Met Your Mother. Even though they adhere to the comedy format, episodes frequently employ narrative devices like jumbled chronology to make them a little more interesting.

Compared to typical sitcoms, the show has stronger continuous plots and a higher regard for consistency, making it more appealing to admirers.

The show has given its characters room to develop mentally and spiritually. You've witnessed weddings, births, failed relationships, and job advancements rather than the protagonists remaining identical to what they were in the beginning.

Because of how this increases the show's realism and audience relatability, it retains its popularity even years after the finale episode has been aired.


  • IMDb rating - 8.3/10
  • Star cast - Josh Radnor, Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Cristin Milioti.
  • Genre - Comedy, Romance, Sitcom.
  • Languages it is available in - English and other Regional Languages
  • Platforms it is available in - Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon Prime.

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23. The Simpsons

The Simpsons

The eighth show on our list is the ever-famous animated series The Simpsons. When it aired almost 3 decades ago, no one anticipated an animated comedy to be this famous, but over time the show gained enormous popularity.

However, it wasn't simply the popular culture allusions that contributed to the Simpsons series' popularity in the 1990s.

The characteristics of the players were simple to recognize, and the various show storylines were well-organized. Further, only witty quips were used in the jokes.

The jokes could be somber, moving, and complex. Most crucially, the illustrated show was not driven by popular cultural allusions; rather, they improved it. So, if you want a nice satirical chuckle, watch the show if you haven't already.

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  • IMDb rating - 8.7/10
  • Star cast - Matt Groening, Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta, Hank Azaria, Julie Kavner, Aaron Paul, Yeardley Smith, Harry Shearer.
  • Genre - Animation, Sitcom, Comedy, Satire.
  • Languages it is available in - English, Spanish, Japanese, Russian, French, Arabic, Italian, Hindi, German, and Turkish.
  • Platforms it is available in - Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video.

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24. House Of Cards  

House Of Cards

Most people tend to believe that political dramas would be dull and repetitive when they hear the term.

But House of Cards is regarded by critics as one of the most captivating television shows of all time.

There are several analogies and intriguing interactions. A lot of the time, governmental themes and interpretations from the real political realm are reflected in our mainstream culture and creative portrayals of governance.

Therefore, if you enjoy watching political dramas, this show would be a true game-changer for you.

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  • IMDb rating - 8.7/10
  • Star cast - Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Kate Mara, Rachel Brosnahan, Molly Parker, Corey Stoll, Michael Kelly, Neve Campbell, Kristen Connolly.
  • Genre - Political Drama, Thriller.
  • Languages it is available in - English
  •  Platforms it is available in - Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Vudu.

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25. Sherlock


Sherlock This British drama series is yet another version of Sherlock Holmes, who is possibly one of the most lasting literary personalities of all time and probably the most well-known investigator in the world.

The characters in the show, Sherlock and Dr. Watson, are a modernized version of Sherlock and Watson who strive to solve intriguing mysteries.

Since most viewers are already familiar with all there is to know about the world of Sherlock Holmes, the backdrop of the show is what makes it unique.

By putting the series in the present, the creators gave the audience a chance to witness a new aspect of the protagonists, who might use gadgets like laptops and smartphones to investigate and uncover crimes.

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  • IMDb rating - 9.1/10
  • Star cast - Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Mark Gatiss, Andrew Scott, Louise Brealey, Amanda Abbington, Rupert Graves.
  • Genre - Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Fiction.
  • Languages it is available in - English
  •  Platforms it is available in -   Amazon Prime Video.

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Every person's watchlist has some show or the other that others can add to theirs and each one's watchlist is unique because of their individuality.

 By this point, there is a good chance that all the shows mentioned above have been streamed and restreamed by viewers because of the popularity that they enjoy amongst the people.

A great cast, excellent storylines, great IMDb ratings, and multiple awards won by the show are some qualities that set them apart, and all the shows mentioned above are not in one or two aspects but all four of them.

If you have some unticked boxes on this list then it's time to get on your binge pajamas and popcorn bucket. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Which is the most viewed web series of all time?

Friends, Game Of Thrones, The Office, and a lot more shows get the G.O.A.T shout from time to time. These are some of the top shows that enjoy a massive fan following and since their popularity is such you will always find their clips or reels making it on your news feed.

Thus, these are some of the most viewed shows out there, a specific name can't be pinpointed because again it all comes down to segregation, and each country or continent may have its own most watched web series.

Q2. What is the best Top 10 web series of all time in world ?

No two people would share the list where they rank the same shows at the same positions from 1 to 10. Individual choices and preferences will play a significant part in making everyone's top 10 series different from another person's list

Because no two people would have the same taste when it comes to content. 

Q3. Which are the Top 5 Web series in the world?

If you are a fan of comedy then your top 5 best web series list will be very different from the top 5 best series list of someone who loves thrillers.

Likewise, different languages, genres, and various other factors will play a part in deciding the top 5 best series for each individual, and that makes it a very subjective question.

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