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Top 10 shows that streamed on May 2024

Shows like Bridgerton, Young Sheldon, Shogun have been able to maintain the top spots in May

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Television was not popular among the general audience until the late 1940s. However, thanks to various TV shows, there was a huge boost in its popularity at the start of the 1950s.

Now, with noteworthy TV shows like The Sopranos, Twin Peaks, and The West Wing, people cannot seem to stop watching television.

Whether it is Netflix, Prime Videos, Hulu, or Paramount, all these streaming services entertain people by providing movies and TV shows that are worth binge-watching.

Moreover, shows like The Office, Suits, and Breaking Bad have been able to stream on top for several years, earning millions of viewers every year.

Talking about 2024, below is the list of the Top 10 shows streaming in May 2024 that are worth watching.

The list below is based on the highest-ranked streaming shows across multiple sources in 2024, which might differ from one’s perception or choice.

10. Maxton Hall: The World Between Us

Maxton Hall World Between Us is a German-language drama romance TV series directed by Martin Schreier and Tarek Roehlinger.

The series is the adaptation of the best-selling book Save Me by Mona Kasten.

The first season, starring Harriet Herbig-Matten, Damian Harding, and Sonja Weißer in leading roles, premiered on May 9, 2024, with six episodes.

It follows the story of brilliant scholarship student Ruby Bell, portrayed by Harriet Herbig-Matten, who witnesses a secret at the prestigious Maxton Hall school and her romantic relationship with an arrogant heir, James Beaufort (Damian Hardung), whose life revolves around privilege.

Maxton Hall has established itself as one of the top streaming series of 2024. It achieved the most watched first-week international original on Amazon Prime Videos and ranked #1 in the charts in over 120 regions.

Moreover, the chemistry between the leading roles has been praised worldwide, and with the gaining popularity, it has been renewed for a second season.

Season one of the series is currently streaming on Prime Videos.

Maxton Hall: The World Between Us

IMDb DramaRomance

Ruby Bell, a talented girl from a poor family, gets a scholarship to one of the prestigious colleges, Maxton Hall. There, she unravels the secrets of her wealthy classmates and entangles herself with one of the most arrogant heirs, James Beaufort.

DirectorTarek Roehlinger, Martin Schreier
Release DateMay 9, 2024
StudioUFA Fiction
CastHarriet Herbig-Matten,Damian Hardung, Sonja Weißer, Fedja van Huêt,Andrea Guo
WritersMona Kasten
Runtime45 minutes
RatingTV-MA

9. The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Directed by Tali Shalom Ezer, The Tattooist of Auschwitz is a Historical drama and romance series based on Heather Morris’s novel of the same name.

It is a limited series with six episodes, which premiered on May 2, 2024. The series stars Harvey Keitel, Jonah Hauer-King, Anna Prochniak, and Melanie Lynskey in leading roles.

The series follows the powerful real-life story of a Jewish prisoner, Lali Sokolov (Austro-Hungarian-born Slovak-Australian business and Holocaust survivor), portrayed by Harvey Keitel, who was given the job of tattooing ID numbers on fellow prisoners’ arms in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp during World War II.

It has become one of the top streaming series of 2024, with positive acclaim such as “one of the best shows of the year with the perfect blend of fact, fiction, and romance.

The series is currently streaming on Peacock.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

IMDb DramaRomanceHistory

Lale Sokolov, a Jewish prisoner in Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, gets the job of tattooing identification numbers on the other prisoners’ arms during World War II.

DirectorTali Shalom-Ezer
Release DateMay 2, 2024
StudioSky Studios, Synchronicity Films
CastJonah Hauer-King, Anna Próchniak, Melanie Lynskey,Harvey Keitel
WritersHeather Morris, Jacquelin Perske
RatingTV-MA

8. 3 Body Problem

Created by David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, and Alexander Woo, 3 Body Problem is an American Sci-Fi television series.

The series is based on the Hugo Award-winning (annual literary award for best science fiction) Chinese novel series Remembrance of Earth’s Past by Liu Cixin.

In addition, it is the second live-action adaptation after the 2023 Chinese television series Three Body.

The series, which stars Jovan Adepo, Liam Cunningham, and Eiza Gonzalez in the leading roles, follows Ye Wenjie, an astrophysicist whose decision to contact an alien planet affects a group of scientists in the present-day, forcing them to confront humanity’s greatest threat.

It portrays a fictional past, present, and future in which people on Earth encounter an alien species that evolved the capacity to become a technological civilization from a nearby system of three Sun-like stars orbiting one another.

With its debut on March 21, 2024,3 Body Problem has become the most-streamed show in the U.S. and has received positive reviews.

Moreover, the series has been nominated for Gotham TV Awards for outstanding performance in a Drama Series; with gaining popularity, the series has been renewed for a second season.

Season one, with eight episodes, is currently streaming on Netflix.

3 Body Problem

IMDb DramaAdventureFantasy

Ye Wenjie, an astrophysicist contact with an alien civilization called Trisolorans, which faces a problem due to the orbits of their three suns, known as three body problem in orbital mechanics

CreatorDavid Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Alexander Woo
Release DateMarch 21, 2024
StudioBLB, The Three-Body Universe, T-Street, Plan B Entertainment,Primitive Streak
CastJovan Adepo, Liam Cunningham,Eiza González,
Jess Hon
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WritersCixin Liu
Runtime45 minutes
RatingTV-14

7. Fallout

Fallout is an American post-apocalyptic action, adventure, and drama television series created by Graham Wagner and Geneva Robertson-Dworet.

The series is based on the video game franchise Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky created.

It stars Ella Purnell, Aaron Moten, and Walton Goggins in leading roles and illustrates the aftermath of the Great War of 2077.

More than 200 years later, a young woman named Lucy leaves behind her home to venture out into the dangerous wasteland of Los Angeles to look for her father, whom wasteland raiders had seized.

The series depicts Lucy’s journey, during which she meets a Brotherhood of Steel squire and a legendary ghoul bounty hunter, each with their own mysterious pasts and plans.

Premiered on April 10, 2024, Fallout is one of the most-watched shows of 2024, with positive reviews from critics and fans worldwide.

Moreover, with its growing recognition and popularity, the series has been renewed for a second season.

Season one of Fallout is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Fallout

IMDb DramaAdventureAction

Lucy is on her journey to find her father, who has been kidnapped by a wasteland. While wandering in the dangerous wasteland, she meets a legendary ghoul bounty hunter and the Brotherhood of Steel.

CreatorGeneva Robertson-Dworet, Graham Wagner
Release DateApril 10, 2024
StudioKilter Flims, Big Indie Pictures, Bethesda Game, Amazon MGM Studios
CastElla Purnell, Aaron Moten,
Walton Goggins
,
Moises Arias
WritersChaz Hawkins, Karey Dornetto, Kieran Fitzgerald, Carson Mell
Runtime1 hour
RatingTV-MA

6. Baby Reindeer

Baby Reindeer is a British black comedy drama thriller television limited series directed by Weronika Tofilska and Josephine Bornebusch.

The series adapts Richard Gadd, the leading actor’s autobiographical one-man show.

Jessica Gunning, Nava Mau and Tom Goodman-Hill can also be seen in the leading role.

Baby Reindeer follows the Aspiring comedian Donny Dunn, aka Richard Gadd, who works as a bartender in a pub in London.

The film follows his complex relationship with Martha, portrayed by Jessica Gunning, who turns out to be his stalker and a convict with a dark history.

Moreover, the series depicts the impact of Martha’s unusual behavior on Donny’s life, which leads him to face his deep, dark, buried trauma.

Premiered on April 11, 2024, with seven episodes, the series received critical praise and has been nominated for Gotham TV Awards as a breakthrough limited series.

In addition, it has become one of the most-watched series on Netflix.

Baby Reindeer

IMDb DramaComedyBiography

Donny Dunn, a struggling comedian, encounters a woman named Martha, a former lawyer, in a bar where he works. She turns out to be a psychotic stalker with a criminal past, and her obsession with Donny destroys him, forcing him to reveal his dark history.

DirectorWeronika Tofilska, Josephine Bornebusch
Release DateApril 11, 2024
StudioClerkenwell Films
CastRichard Gadd, Jessica Gunning, Nava Mau, Nina Sosanya, Shalom Brune-Franklin
WritersRichard Gadd
Runtime30 minutes
RatingTV-MA

5. Hacks

Hacks is an American comedy-drama television series created by Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, and Jen Statsky.

Starring Jean Smart, Hannah Einbinder, and Carl Clemons-Hopkins, the series premiered on May 13, 2021.

It follows the story of Deborah, a legendary stand-up comedian who needs to re-invent her aging act to avoid losing her residency at the Palmetto Casino, and Ava, a 25-year-old comedy writer who struggles to find a job because of her insensitive tweet and her reputation for arrogance.

Furthermore, Hacks illustrates their professional relationship. As a new head writer, Ava pushes Deborah to take more risks, and in return, Deborah helps Ava work through her personal problems.

With its recent release of season 3 on May 2, 2024, Hacks has become one of the most-watched series in the United States.

In addition, the series has won awards, including the Primetime Emmy Awards for outstanding writing, directing, and lead Actress and the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series.

Hacks season three is currently streaming on HBO Max.

Hacks

IMDb DramaComedy

Deborah Vance, a legendary Las Vegas stand-up comedian, hires Ava, a young comedy writer, to help her re-invent her aging act so she won’t lose her residency at Palmetto Casino.

CreatorLucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, Jen Statsky
Release DateMay 13, 2021-present
StudioFirst Thought Productions, Paulilu Productions, Fremulon,3 Arts Entertainment, Universal Television
CastJean Smart, Hannah Einbinder, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Mark Indelicato, Megan Stalter
WritersLucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, Jen Statsky, Pat Regan
Runtime30 minutes
RatingTV-MA

4. The Good Doctor

The Good Doctor is an American medical drama television series created by David Shore.

It is the remake of the 2013 South Korean Series of the same name.

The series debuted on ABC on September 25, 2017, and has seven seasons, with the last release on February 20, 2024.

The show, which stars Freddie Highmore, Richard Schiff, and Hill Harper in leading roles, has been nominated for several big awards, including the GLAAD Media Awards, Golden Globes, Critics Choice Awards, and Leo Awards.

The Good Doctor follows Shaun Murphy, portrayed by Freddie Highmore, a young autistic surgeon from the small city of Casper, Wyoming, where he had a troubled past.

Furthermore, his skills and ability to note minute details and changes got him hired at a prestigious hospital named San Jose St. Bonaventure, where he later became a surgical attending after completing his residency.

The series also illustrates Shaun’s journey of becoming a Chief of Surgery and a father to a daughter throughout the whole season.

With its recent season, Good Doctor has become one of the most streamed series, and Highmore’s performance on the show has received praise worldwide.

Season seven of Good Doctor is currently streaming on Hulu.

The Good Doctor

IMDb Medical Drama

Shaun Murphy is a young autistic surgeon who, besides his difficulties in interpersonal relationships, became a successful doctor at San Jose’s Bonaventure Hospital and a wonderful husband and father.

CreatorDavid Shore
Release DateSeptember 25, 2017-May 21, 2024
StudioShore Z Productions
3AD
EnterMedia
ABC Signature
Sony Pictures Television
Cast
Freddie Highmore
, Richard Schiff, Hill Harper, Christina Chang, Paige Spara
WritersDavid Shore, Park Jae-beom, Mark Rozeman
Runtime41 minutes
RatingTV-14

3. Shōgun

Shogun is an American historical drama adventure television series created by Rachel Kondo and Justin Marks.

The series is based on the 1975 novel of the same name by James Clavell, which was previously adapted into a 1980 miniseries.

The first season, which starred Cosmo Jarvis, Anna Sawai, Tadanobu Asano, and Hiroyuki Sanada in a leading role, debuted on February 27, 2024, and had a total of 10 episodes.

The series follows the clash of two ambitious men from different worlds where John Blackthrone, portrayed by Cosmo Jarvis, is a risk-taking english sailor who ends up in a nearby fishing village in Japan, a land whose unfamiliar culture will ultimately redefine him.

Furthermore, it also describes how John Blackthorne assisted a powerful and ambitious Japanese leader, Lord Yoshii Toranaga, in establishing a dynasty that endured for another 260 years.

Shogun has become one of the most streamed series with critical acclaim for the directing, writing, visuals, and performances.

With the growing popularity, the show has been renewed for season 2, and its season one is currently streaming on FX on Hulu.

Shōgun

IMDb DramaAdventureHistory

An English Sailor, John Blackthorne, ends up in Japan, where he becomes entangled in the political power struggles between two rival daimyos, Toranga and Ishido.

CreatorRachel Kondo, Justin Marks
Release DateFebruary 27, 2024
StudioGate 34
Michael De Luca Productions
FXP
CastCosmo Jarvis, Anna Sawai, Hiroyuki Sanada, Takehiro Hira, Yuki Kura
WritersJames Clavell, Maegan Houang, Shannon Goss
Runtime1 hours
RatingTV-MA

2. Young Sheldon

Young Sheldon is an American coming-of-age sitcom television series created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro.

The series debuted on September 25, 2017, and is the spin-off prequel to The Big Bang Theory.

The series, which starred Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, and Lance Barber in leading roles, ended with its seventh episode, which premiered on February 15, 2024, and the last episode aired on May 16, 2024.

The series follows Sheldon Cooper’s early life, portrayed by Iain Armitage, in the town of Medford, Texas.

As Sheldon begins attending high school at age 9 and college at 11, the series represents his challenges in dealing with his intellectual abilities and social dilemmas as he tries to find his place in a world that includes his family and friends.

Moreover, Sheldon’s belief in his superiority makes him unaware of his impact on others.

The finale episode shows him moving to California at age 14 after earning an undergraduate degree and beginning his graduate studies at Caltech, his future employer.

Young Sheldon is one of the most loved series of all time and has remained on the top streaming list to this day.

Season 7 of Young Sheldon is currently streaming on CBS and Netflix.

Young Sheldon

IMDb period sitcom

Sheldon Cooper, a young boy with a mind capable of solving advanced mathematics and science problems, struggles to cope with his academic abilities and social presence.

CreatorChuck Lorre, Steven Molaro
Release DateSeptember 25,2017-May 16,2024
StudioChuck Lorre Productions
Warner Bros. Television
CastIain Armitage,
Zoe Perry
, Lance Barber, Montana Jordan, Raegan Revord, Jim Parsons
WritersChuck Lorre, Steven Molaro
Runtime30 minutes
RatingTV-PG

1. Bridgerton

Created by Chris Van Dusen, Bridgerton is an American historical romance drama television series.

It is an adaptation of the book series by Julia Quinn with the same name.

Starring Nicola Coughlan, Jonathan Bailey, Adjoa Andoh, Claudia Jessie, and Luke Newton as the main cast, the first season debuted on December 25, 2020.

The series revolves around the Bridgerton family, a noble and powerful clan, during the competitive social season in early 1800s Regency-era London. 

Moreover, the eight close-knit Bridgerton siblings – Anthony, Benedict, Colin, Daphne, Eloise, Francesca, Gregory, and Hyacinth – navigate high society, seeking love while dealing with friends and rivals.

Daphne Bridgerton, the eldest daughter, makes her debut in Regency London’s marriage market, hoping to find true love and follow in her parents’ footsteps. Initially, her prospects seem unmatched, but as the season unfolds, secrets, gossip, and unexpected twists add drama to their lives.

With the recent addition of season three, part one, on May 16, 2024, Bridgerton is currently the most-watched series in May.

In addition, it has also maintained its spot as number one in Netflix’s 10 most-watched shows.

Moreover, the series has earned numerous awards, such as the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards and the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Award, and is praised worldwide for its direction, performance, and music.

The second part of Bridgerton season 3 will be released on June 13, 2024, and its first part is currently streaming on Netflix.

Bridgerton

IMDb DramaRomance

Eight Knit siblings of the Bridgerton family explore London high society in search of love, surrounded by friends and rivals in the Regency era.

CreatorChris Van Dusen
Release DateDecember 25, 2020
StudioShondaland
CVD Productions
CastNicola Coughlan, Claudia Jessie, Luke Newton, Julie Andrews, Luke Thompson, Ruth Gemmell, Adjoa Andoh
WritersJulia Quinn, Jess Brownell
Runtime1 hours
RatingTV-MA
Suruchi Lohani
Suruchi Lohani
Suruchi is a student of Business Management, who is also a movie enthusiast. She loves writing articles and blogs related to movies. Besides that, she enjoys reading novels and is passionate about learning new things.

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