The Last of Us’ Claims Top Spot in Radio Times’ 2023 Best Shows, ‘Succession’ a Close Second

Top TV Picks of 2023 Unveiled

The UK’s leading TV shows for the year 2023 have been revealed by Radio Times, with Bruce Straley’s “The Last of Us” securing the number one position.

This dystopian tale of a world ravaged by a fungus-induced pandemic took the top spot.

Runners-Up and Noteworthy Contenders

Following closely behind in second place is “Succession,” a gripping five-year series delving into a media magnate family’s internal power struggle.

“Happy Valley” clinched the third spot, narrating the poignant story of a police sergeant grappling with personal tragedy while caring for her grandson.

The Top 10 Lineup

The top 10 list includes a mix of gripping dramas and standout series. Notably, BBC’s long-running soap opera “EastEnders” made its debut on the list this year, landing at number 10, a significant achievement for the iconic show.

The Last of Us Reigns Supreme

“The Last of Us,” based on the video game, emerged as the winner, earning rave reviews since its premiere. The show, centered around a fungus that infects humanity, scored a remarkable 99% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 9.6/10 on IMDB.

Succession’s Epic Conclusion

“Succession,” with its fourth season’s shocking finale, marked a significant moment in the series, captivating millions of viewers and becoming the most-watched episode of the show to date.

Happy Valley’s Emotional Journey

“Happy Valley” gripped audiences with its emotional depth, culminating in a heart-stopping finale that had viewers on the edge of their seats.

The Bear, Beef, and Other Standouts

The hit FX and Hulu comedy-drama series “The Bear,” Netflix’s “Beef,” and BBC’s gripping drama “The Sixth Commandment” secured noteworthy spots in the top rankings.

Notable Mentions Beyond the Top 10

The top 50 list encompasses a diverse range of shows, from cult favorites like “Doctor Who” to intriguing dramas such as “The Crown” and “Black Mirror,” presenting a rich array of entertainment choices from across the television landscape.

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