A definitive list of 2020's best and worst ranked TV series

Daniella Scott
·5-min read
Photo credit: The Crown / Goop Lab - Netflix
Photo credit: The Crown / Goop Lab - Netflix

From Cosmopolitan

2020 has been quite a year, to say the least. But one thing that has got us through are the series. From Tiger King (can you believe that was this year?) to The Undoing we've been lucky to have some excellent bingeing options throughout all the various lockdowns. So, while we're reflecting on they year's viewing, here are the best and worst TV shows from 2020, according to IMDB.

Highest rated

These are the top 10 ranked shows of 2020, according to which were consistently most popular with IMDb users.

1.The Boys

Synopsis: "A group of vigilantes set out to take down corrupt superheroes who abuse their superpowers."

IMDb rating: 8.7

2. Money Heist

Synopsis: "An unusual group of robbers attempt to carry out the most perfect robbery in Spanish history - stealing 2.4 billion euros from the Royal Mint of Spain."

IMDb rating: 8.3

3. Dark

Synopsis: "A family saga with a supernatural twist, set in a German town, where the disappearance of two young children exposes the relationships among four families."

IMDb rating: 8.8

4. Ozark

Synopsis: "A financial advisor drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder money to appease a drug boss."

IMDb rating: 8.4

5. The Mandalorian

Synopsis: "The travels of a lone bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic."

IMDb rating: 8.7

6. The Queen’s Gambit


Synopsis: "Orphaned at the tender age of nine, prodigious introvert Beth Harmon discovers and masters the game of chess in 1960s USA. But child stardom comes at a price."

IMDb rating: 8.7

7. The Umbrella Academy

Synopsis: "A family of former child heroes, now grown apart, must reunite to continue to protect the world."

IMDb rating: 8.0

8. Westworld

Synopsis: "Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, explore a world in which every human appetite can be indulged without consequence."

IMDb rating: 8.7

9. The Witcher

Synopsis: "Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts."

IMDb rating: 8.2

10. The Crown

Synopsis: "Follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the twentieth century."

IMDb rating: 8.7

Lowest rated

These are the 10 worst ranked shows that premiered in 2020, according to IMDb user ratings.

1.Attaway General

Synopsis: "When four very different teens arrive at Attaway General Hospital's prestigious volunteer program, they must learn to work together to survive the program and make a difference in the lives of patients."

IMDb rating: 1.0

2. ThunderCats Roar


Synopsis: "This upcoming Cartoon Network series centers around Lion-O and his wacky misadventures, as he tries to defeat the evil Mumm-Ra."

IMDb rating: 2.1

3. The Goop Lab

Synopsis: "Leading with curiosity, Gwyneth Paltrow and her goop team look at psychedelics, energy work and other challenging wellness topics."

IMDb rating: 2.4

4. Bhaag Beanie Bhaag

Synopsis: "It follows the life of Beanie, a young girl, who decides to run from her very comfortable life and pursue a career in stand-up comedy."

IMDb rating: 3.1

5. Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives

Synopsis: "Cameras follow the banter and bonding between four fun-loving women from Bollywood's inner circle as they juggle professions, family and friendship."

IMDb rating: 3.8

6. Absurd Planet

Synopsis: "A funny science series that offers an inside look into the lives of the planet's most intriguing animals, with narration provided by a cast of quirky animal creatures, as well as Mother Nature herself."

IMDb rating: 3.9

7. The Walking Dead: World Beyond

Synopsis: "The series will focus on the first generation to grow up during the zombie apocalypse."

IMDb rating: 4.2

8. Too Hot to Handle


Synopsis: "On the shores of paradise, gorgeous singles meet and mingle. But there's a twist. To win a $100,000 grand prize, they'll have to give up sex."

IMDb rating: 4.5

9. Broke

Synopsis: "A trust-fund baby who is cut off by his dad is forced to move in with his wife's estranged sister."

IMDb rating: 4.6

10. Vagrant Queen

Synopsis: "When former queen Elida, Isaac and Amae run away from Lazaro's army, they get on a dangerous adventure through the galaxy."

IMDb rating: 4.9

11. Brews Brothers

Synopsis: "Two rival brothers must work together to keep their brewery in business, but shenanigans keep foaming up their company with chaos."

IMDb rating: 5.0

12. Saved by The Bell

Synopsis: "A follow-up series to the 1990s sitcom. A group of California low-income high school students are transferred to Pacific Palisades' wealthy Bayside High, following a program by California Governor Zack Morris."

IMDb rating: 5.0

13. Utopia Falls

Synopsis: "Set in the future, twenty-four teenagers are chosen from the last living colony, to take part of a competition known as The Exemplar. That's the chance to write their names into history."

IMDb rating: 5.2

14. Summertime

Synopsis: "A modern love story, set during a summer on the Adriatic coast. An undeniable attraction unites Ale and Summer, two people from very different worlds."

IMDb rating: 5.2

15. Floor is Lava


Synopsis: "Teams compete to navigate rooms flooded with lava by leaping from chairs, hanging from curtains and swinging from chandeliers."

IMDb rating: 5.2

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