The best (and worst) shows of 2023 by streaming service

Need something to watch but don't know what? We're looking back at 2023 and listing the best and worst shows by each popular streaming service.
Harrison Ford in "Shrinking," premiering January 27, 2023 on Apple TV+.
Harrison Ford in "Shrinking," premiering January 27, 2023 on Apple TV+. /
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Yellowjackets - Season 2
(L-R): Christina Ricci as Misty and Elijah Wood as Walter in YELLOWJACKETS Season 2. Photo Credit: Kailey Schwerman/SHOWTIME. /


Paramount+ now includes Showtime.

  • Top three shows (in order): Yellowjackets, Colin from Accounts, Ghosts of Beirut
  • Must-watch TV (in no particular order): Special Operations: Lioness, The Gold, 1923, Strange New Worlds, Tulsa King, Mayor of Kingstown, Wolf Pack, The Family Stallone, School Spirits
  • Mediocre: Billions, Your Honor, The Envoys, Geddy Lee: Bassists are Humans, Picard (ended in 2023), Joe Pickett, Fatal Attraction, Rabbit Hole (canceled)
  • Passable: The Curse, Lawmen: Bass Reeves
Mrs. Davis - Season 1
MRS. DAVIS -- "Beautiful Things That Come with Madness" Episode 104 -- Pictured: Betty Gilpin as Simone -- (Photo by: Sophie Kohler/PEACOCK) /

Peacock TV

There may be a few NBC shows that slip over into the Peacock TV category. Though Peacock might not have as much original content as some of the other streamers on this list, Mrs. Davis was one of the best shows of the year.

  • Top three shows (in order): Mrs. Davis, Based on a True Story, Twisted Metal
  • Must-watch TV (in no particular order): Quantum Leap, The Continental, A Friend of the Family
  • Mediocre: Dr. Death, Found, Bupkis
Jacob Anderson as Louis De Point Du Lac - Interview with the Vampire Season 1, Episode 6 - Photo Credit: Alfonso Bresciani/AMC /


It would be hard to watch every single horror movie from Shudder or even watch everything from The Walking Dead Universe, but we'll try.

  • Top three shows (in order): Interview with the Vampire, Mayfair Witches, Lucky Hank (canceled)
  • Must-watch TV (in no particular order): The Walking Dead: Dead City, Dark Winds, Kevin Can F**k Himself
  • Mediocre: The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon
  • Passable: Fear the Walking Dead
(L-R): The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) and Grogu in Lucasfilm's THE MANDALORIAN, season three, exclusively on Disney+. ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved. /


Disney+ shows mostly revolve around Marvel superheroes and the Star Wars franchise. Disney made a turn toward more family-oriented shows rather than the typical young adult or even adult viewing of the past.

  • Top three shows (in order): The Mandalorian, Loki, Ahsoka
  • Must-watch TV: Not much else
  • Mediocre: American Born Chinese, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Secret Invasion
  • Passable: National Treasure
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Beacon 23. Photo Credit: Rafy Winterfeld/Boat Rocker/MGM+ /


MGM is probably the last on your list of streaming services, but they did come up with a few hits this year.

  • Top three shows (in order): From, Beacon 23, Billy The Kid

Which TV shows mentioned have you watched and enjoyed this year?

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