Keep this page handy as we celebrate and list what is deemed to be the Top 15 Best and Highest Rated TV Shows on Paramount+ of All Time.
A relative newbie to the world of streaming platforms, Paramount+ as we know it has only been around since 2021 when it replaced CBS All Access.
Home to an extensive library of movies shows, and animations, the platform is starting to prove itself a serious contender in the field of original programming (which isn’t much of a surprise as Paramount+ does fall under the ViacomCBS umbrella).
Using Rotten Tomatoes scores as a starting point, we’ve put together the most noteworthy and originally produced TV Shows you can stream right now on Paramount+. Considering the platform is just getting started, we’ll keep an eye on this list and update it regularly.
Top 15 Best and Highest Rated TV Shows on Paramount+ of All Time
15. The Stand (2020 – 2021)
This most recent adaptation of Stephen King’s novel was directed by Josh Boone and Benjamin Cavell. The series stars an ensemble of actors and even features a cameo from The King of horror himself.
Official Premise: The Stand is author Stephen King’s post-apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of 108-year-old Mother Abagail and a handful of survivors including Stu Redman, an ordinary working-class factory man; Nadine Cross, a deeply conflicted woman; Frannie Goldsmith, a pregnant young woman; and Nick Andros, a young deaf and mute man. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man
Cast: James Marsden, Amber Heard, Odessa Young, Henry Zaga, Whoopi Goldberg
Rotten Tomatoes: 56%
14. The Offer (2022)
1972’s The Godfather has gone down in history as a cinematic masterpiece. This award-winning miniseries explores the intricacies behind the scenes when Al Ruddy and Francis Coppola started working on the project.
Official Premise: Al Ruddy’s experience of making the 1972 film “The Godfather” with Francis Ford Coppola.
Cast: Miles Teller, Matthew Goode, Juno Temple, Giovanni Ribisi, Dan Fogler
Rotten Tomatoes: 57%
13. Interrogation (2020)
Interrogation is a non-linear crime drama (meaning you can watch the episodes in whichever order you like) and it’s based on the tragic story of Bruce Lisker, a man who was wrongfully convicted of murder.
Official Premise: The interrogation of a young man who is charged and eventually convicted of brutally murdering his mother.
Cast: Peter Sarsgaard, Kyle Gallner, David Strathairn
Rotten Tomatoes: 57.00%
12. Coyote (2021)
Featuring a strong performance from The Shield’s Michael Chiklis, Coyote is a six-episode drama about a former border agent who finds himself helping those he spent his whole life keeping out.
Official Premise: After 32 years as a border patrol agent, Ben Clemens is forced to work for the very people he spent his career trying to keep out of America, which ends up challenging his ideology and his loyalties.
Cast: Michael Chiklis, Juan Pablo Raba, Adriana Paz, Kristyan Ferrer, Octavio Pisano
Rotten Tomatoes: 62.00%
11. Wako (2018)
This Emmy-nominated series features a fictionalized account of the 1993 siege at Waco, which resulted in the death of 76 cult members.
Official Premise: In February 1993, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms raids David Koresh’s Branch Davidian compound, a small religious community located just outside of Waco, Texas, triggering a drawn-out gun battle that kills four ATF agents and six civilians and wounds dozens more people. After a 51-day standoff, the conflict ends when an FBI assault leads to a fire that engulfs the compound, killing 76 Branch Davidians, including Koresh. Told from the perspectives of those who were there, including chief FBI negotiator Gary Noesner and survivor David Thibodeau, the six-part scripted series “Waco” dramatizes one of the most misunderstood stories in American history.
Cast: Michael Shannon, Taylor Kitsch, Andrea Riseborough, John Alberto Leguizamo, Rory Culkin
Rotten Tomatoes: 70.00%
10. Strange Angel (2018 – 2019)
Created by Mark Heyman and based on a true story of a rocket scientist’s involvement in the occult, Strange Angel ran for two seasons before its ultimate cancellation.
Official Premise: Jack Parsons, a brilliant and ambitious blue-collar worker of 1930s Los Angeles, started as a janitor at a chemical factory but had fantastical dreams that led him to birth the unknown discipline of American rocketry. Along the way, he fell into a mysterious world that included sex magic rituals at night, ultimately becoming a disciple of infamous occultist Aleister Crowley. Parsons used Crowley’s teachings of self-actualization to support his unimaginable and unprecedented endeavor to the stars.
Cast: Jack Reynor, Rupert Friend, Bella Heathcote, Peter Mark Kendall, Michael Gaston
Rotten Tomatoes: 71.00%
9. Why Women Kill (2019 – 2021)
This black comedy series centered on women dealing with infidelity across different timelines was created by Marc Cherry, who’s also responsible for the critically acclaimed Desperate Housewives. Sadly, despite the show being renewed for a third season, it found itself axed before production started.
Official Premise: A darkly comedic drama detailing the lives of three women living in three different decades: a housewife in the 60s, a socialite in the 80s, and a lawyer in 2019, each dealing with infidelity in their marriages.
Cast: Allison Tolman, Lana Parrilla, B.K. Cannon, Jordane Christie, Matthew Daddario
Rotten Tomatoes: 76.00%
8. Tulsa King (2022 – )
Created by Taylor Sheridan and starring Sylvester Stallone, Tulsa King premiered to mostly critical acclaim and easily secured the renewal for its second season.
Official Premise: New York mafia capo Dwight “The General” Manfredi, is released from prison after 25 years and exiled by his boss to set up shop in Tulsa, Oklahoma; realizing that his mob family may not have his best interests in mind, Dwight slowly builds a crew.
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Andrea Savage, Martin Starr, Max Casella, Domenick Lombardozzi
Rotten Tomatoes: 79.00%
7. One Dollar (2018)
This thriller featured an ensemble cast and an intriguing storyline. Sadly, it only lasted for one season before being cancelled.
Official Premise: “One Dollar” is a mystery set in a small rust belt town in post-recession America, where a one-dollar bill changing hands connects a group of characters involved in a shocking multiple murder. The path of the one-dollar bill and point of view in each episode paints a picture of a modern American town with deep class and cultural divides that spill into the open as the town’s secrets get revealed.
Cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Rashmika Mandanna, Parmeet Sethi
Rotten Tomatoes: 80.00%
6. 1923 (2022 – 2023)
Taylor Sheridan’s 1923 centers on the Dutton family’s struggles during the early stages of the Great Depression. The series serves as a prequel to Yellowstone.
Official Premise: The Duttons face a new set of challenges in the early 20th century, including the rise of Western expansion, Prohibition, and the Great Depression.
Cast: Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, Brandon Sklenar, Darren Mann, Michelle Randolph
Rotten Tomatoes: 89.00%
5. 1883 (2021 – 2022)
Set in the same universe as 1923 and Yellowstone, this series follows a late 19th-century Dutton family generation on their perilous journey to Montana.
Official Premise: A prequel to “Yellowstone,” “1883” follows the Dutton family as they flee poverty in Texas and embark on a journey through the Great Plains to seek a better future in Montana. Real-life couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill star as James and Margaret Dutton, while Sam Elliott portrays Shea Brennan, a tough cowboy who has sadness in his past. Other cast members include Isabel May, LaMonica Garrett and Dawn Olivieri. Billy Bob Thornton will guest star and Tom Hanks makes a cameo in a Civil War flashback scene.
Cast: Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Isabel May, LaMonica Garrett
Rotten Tomatoes: 89.00%
4. The Good Fight (2017 – 2022)
A spin-off of the acclaimed CBS drama, The Good Wife, this show is another Robert and Michelle King creation and it stars Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart. During its six season run, The Good Fight won several accolades, including two Emmy nominations.
Official Premise: The series picks up one year after the events in the final episode of “The Good Wife.” After a financial scam destroys the reputation of young lawyer Maia Rindell and wipes out her mentor and godmother Diane Lockhart’s savings, the two are forced out of Lockhart & Lee and join forces with Lucca Quinn at one of Chicago’s pre-eminent law firms. At Reddick, Boseman & Kolstad, Diane finds familiar faces, including Colin Morrello, who is a rising star in the state’s attorney’s office, and Marissa Gold. Though starting at the bottom, Diane and Maia are determined to rebuild their careers and lives at the new firm.
Cast: Christine Baranski, Audra McDonald, John Slattery, Andre Braugher, Sarah Steele
Rotten Tomatoes: 95.00%
3. Evil (2019 – )
Another creation by Robert and Michelle King, Evil is a unique supernatural drama that cleverly explores themes of good vs. evil. Since it first premiered, the series enjoyed widespread critical acclaim for its writing, character development and cinematography.
Official Premise: Skeptical psychologist Kristen Bouchard joins David Acosta, who is training to be a Catholic priest, and a blue collar contractor as they investigate the church’s backlog of unexplained mysteries, including supposed miracles, demonic possessions and other extraordinary occurrences. Their job is to assess if there’s a logical explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work, examining the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion. The series is created by Robert and Michelle King.
Cast: Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, Aasif Mandvi, Michael Emerson, Christine Lahti
Rotten Tomatoes: 95.00%
2. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (2022 – )
This is the newest addition to the vast Star Trek franchise and features Anson Mount reprising the role of Captain Pike, which he played in Star Trek: Discovery. Loved by fans and critics alike, this series also earned an Emmy nomination.
Official Premise: Captain Pike, Science Officer Spock and Number One explore new worlds around the galaxy on the U.S.S. Enterprise.
Cast: Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn, Ethan Peck, Babs Olusanmokun, Christina Chong
Rotten Tomatoes: 99.00%
1. ICarly (2021 – )
ICarly is a revival of the popular 2007 Nickelodeon kids show and chronicles the trials and tribulations the beloved characters are facing as adults. The first two seasons are now streaming on Paramount+, with a third set to come out during 2023.
Official Premise: Carly, Spencer and Freddie are back, navigating the next chapters in their lives and facing the uncertainties of life in their 20s.
Cast: Miranda Cosgrove, Jerry Trainor, Nathan Kress, Laci Mosley
Rotten Tomatoes: 100.00%
And that completes our Top 15 Best and Highest Rated TV Shows on Paramount+ of All Time. What’s your favorite show on Paramount+? Comment below.
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