Best TV Shows of 2020 So Far: Highest IMDb Rated Series of This Year

It took us quite some time to prepare the list of the best TV shows of 2020 so far, because there are so many remarkable TV series and Web series released this year. All the hard work paid off. We have managed of make a list some of the highest IMDb rated TV shows of 2020.

Best TV Shows of 2020 So Far

We have specially filtered the TV shows with some important factors. In the following chart we have listed only those TV shows which got highest user rating at IMDb with at least 25000 votes.

We must say that we expected a little more such TV shows however, in the pursuit of tracking down best TV shows 2020 so far, we noticed the number highest rated (IMDb 7-10) TV shows are substantially less than that of previous year (2019). I don’t know if we should blame Coronavirus for this as well or not. So, let’s start!

The Last Dance

1. The Last Dance

In the fall of 1997, as they went for their sixth NBA championship in eight seasons, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls allowed a movie crew to join them. That led to a breathtaking portrait of one of the most influential athletes and a celebrated team in the sport. It is considered one of the best TV shows of 2020 so far.

Cast: Phil Jackson, Michael Jordan, David Aldridge, Scottie Pippen

IMDb Rating: 9.2 | Votes: 74,190

Available On: NETFLIX, ESPN

The Queen's Gambit

2. The Queen’s Gambit 

Set during the Cold War period, in a search to become the best chess player in the world, orphaned chess prodigy Beth Harmon deals with addiction.

Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Chloe Pirrie, Bill Camp, Marcin Dorocinski

IMDb Rating: 8.7 | Votes: 166,300

Available On: NETFLIX

Normal People

3. Normal People

From different backgrounds, but from the same small town in Ireland, watching Marianne and Connell, as they weave in and out of each other’s love lives and continue to grow up.

Cast: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Paul Mescal, Desmond Eastwood, Aislín McGuckin

IMDb Rating: 8.5 | Votes: 31,590

Available On: HULU


4. Upload

Humans acquire the technology to “Upload” themselves into a simulated afterlife of their choice in 2033. He is uploaded to the very luxurious Lake View when computer programmer Nathan dies unexpectedly, but quickly finds himself under the thumb of Ingrid, his possessive, still-living girlfriend.

Cast: Robbie Amell, Andy Allo, Zainab Johnson, Kevin Bigley

IMDb Rating: 8.0 | Votes: 36,300

Available On: Amazon Prime

Defending Jacob

5. Defending Jacob 

The limited drama series is a captivating, character-driven mystery based on William Landay’s 2012 New York Times best-selling novel of the same name. The life of an assistant DA is shattered when his beloved son gets convicted of murder.

Cast: Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery, Jaeden Martell, Cherry Jones

IMDb Rating: 8.0 | Votes: 28,315

Available On: Apple TV+

The outsider

6. The Outsider

The Outsider” opens with an investigation based on Stephen King’s best-selling book of the same name, which at first seems to be plain and straightforward, but things shift when it progresses to the brutal assassination of a young boy by a veteran policeman.

Cast: Ben Mendelsohn, Bill Camp, Jeremy Bobb, Mare Winningham

IMDb Rating: 7.8 | Votes: 58,120

Available On: HBO Max

Raised by Wolves

7. Raised by Wolves

On a distant virgin earth, two androids are charged with raising human children; when the human colony begins to be ripped apart by religious divisions, the androids discover that it is a treacherous and challenging job to govern human values.

Cast: Travis Fimmel, Amanda Collin, Abubakar Salim, Winta McGrath

IMDb Rating: 7.7 | Votes: 38,670

Available On: HBO Max


8. Devs

A computer engineer investigates the secretive development division in her company, which she believes is responsible for the disappearance of her boyfriend.

Cast: Sonoya Mizuno, Nick Offerman, Jin Ha, Cailee Spaeny

IMDb Rating: 7.7 | Votes: 25,000

Available On: HULU

hollywood netflix

9. Hollywood 

After World War II, aspiring actors and filmmakers in Hollywood will do almost anything to make their showbiz dreams come true.

Cast: David Corenswet, Darren Criss, Laura Harrier, Joe Mantello

IMDb Rating: 7.6 | Votes: 28,085

Available On: NETFLIX

I am not okay with this

10. I Am Not Okay with This

Sydney is a young girl who navigates high school trials and tribulations while grappling with her family’s complexities, her burgeoning sexuality, and enigmatic superpowers that are just starting to awaken deep inside her.

Cast: Sophia Lillis, Wyatt Oleff, Sofia Bryant, Kathleen Rose Perkins

IMDb Rating: 7.6 | Votes: 38,000

Available On: NETFLIX


11. Messiah

A CIA officer investigates a charismatic figure whose followers believe he can perform miracles; he may be a divine entity or a dangerous con artist.

Cast: Michelle Monaghan, Mehdi Dehbi, John Ortiz, Tomer Sisley

IMDb Rating: 7.6 | Votes: 36,200

Available On: NETFLIX

Tiger King

12. Tiger King

An exploration of big cat breeding and its bizarre underworld, populated by eccentric characters.

Cast: John Reinke, Kelci Saffery, John Finlay, Rick Kirkham

IMDb Rating: 7.6 | Votes: 63,470

Available On: NETFLIX

Star Trek Picard

13. Star Trek: Picard

Follow-up series to Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) that centers on Jean-Luc Picard (Sir Patrick Stewart) in the next chapter of his life.

Cast: Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill, Isa Briones, Michelle Hurd

IMDb Rating: 7.5 | Votes: 41,116

Available On: CBS

The Undoing

14. The Undoing

A therapist’s life unravels after she learns that her husband might be responsible for a widespread disaster.

Cast: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Noah Jupe, Edgar Ramírez

IMDb Rating: 7.5 | Votes: 31,800

Available On: HBO Max

Locke & key

15. Locke & Key

The three Locke siblings and their mother move into their ancestral home, Keyhouse, which they find is full of magical keys that could be linked to the death of their parent, after their father is murdered under unexplained circumstances.

Cast: Darby Stanchfield, Connor Jessup, Emilia Jones, Jackson Robert Scott

IMDb Rating: 7.4 | Votes: 38,741

Available On: NETFLIX

The Haunting of Bly Manor

16. The Haunting of Bly Manor 

Dead doesn’t mean gone. An au pair plunges into an abyss of chilling secrets in this gothic romance from the creator of “The Haunting of Hill House.”

Cast: Victoria Pedretti, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Amelia Eve, T’Nia Miller

IMDb Rating: 7.4 | Votes: 62,373

Available On: NETFLIX


17. Ratched

In 1947, Mildred Ratched begins working as a nurse at a leading psychiatric hospital. But beneath her stylish exterior lurks a growing darkness.

Cast: Sarah Paulson, Finn Wittrock, Cynthia Nixon, Judy Davis

IMDb Rating: 7.3 | Votes: 34,045

Available On: NETFLIX


18. Hunters

A disturbed young Jewish man bent on retribution was arrested in New York City in 1977 by a covert group of Nazi hunters fighting a clandestine battle against a cabal of hidden high-ranking Nazi officials working to establish the Fourth Reich.

Cast: Al Pacino, Logan Lerman, Lena Olin, Josh Radnor

IMDb Rating: 7.2 | Votes: 29,187

Available On: Amazon Prime

Emily in Paris

19. Emily in Paris

A young American woman from the Midwest is hired by a marketing firm in Paris to provide them with an American perspective on things.

Cast: Lily Collins, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Ashley Park, Lucas Bravo

IMDb Rating: 7.1 | Votes: 36,349

Available On: NETFLIX

Lovecraft country

20. Lovecraft Country

A young African-American travels across the U.S. in the 1950s in search of his missing father.

Cast: Jonathan Majors, Jurnee Smollett, Courtney B. Vance, Michael Kenneth Williams

IMDb Rating: 7.1 | Votes: 25,731

Available On: HBO Max

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Hope you like the list. And, let us know if there is any TV show you like which deserves to be in the list of “Best TV Shows of 2020 So Far”. Don’t forget to vote your favorite TV show.

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