Over the last several years, IMDb users have been kind when rating HBO’s fantasy hit Game of Thrones. The series was rated one of the top TV shows in history on the site, with a few individual episodes earning ratings of 9.9. However, the final season of the series was despised by a majority of fans, causing the ratings to sink a little lower, and plenty of folks to consider cancelling their HBO subscriptions. Fortunately for the premium network, there wasn’t a lengthy period of time between Game of Thrones and its next critical darling. With one episode left to go, HBO’s limited series Chernobyl has not only passed the user ratings for Game of Thrones, but has just become the highest rated TV series on IMDb.
As of Wednesday morning, Chernobyl has an overall rating of 9.6 on IMDb, as voted by more than 75,000 users. Second on the overall list is Planet Earth II with a 9.5 rating. Four shows are tied at third with a 9.4 rating: Band of Brothers, Planet Earth, Breaking Bad, and Game of Thrones.
It’s likely that, if the final season of the series was as beloved by fans as the first seven, Game of Thrones could be sitting on top of the ladder. But a rushed collection of episodes over the last two months left a sour taste in the mouths of viewers, enough to wane their overall excitement about the series.
That said, Chernobyl is certainly winning over both fans and critics, with its gut-wrenching and powerful portrayal of the real life disaster. The five-episode series began airing on May 6th, and will conclude on June 3rd.
- Chernobyl: 9.6
- Planet Earth II: 9.5
- Band of Brothers: 9.4
- Planet Earth: 9.4
- Breaking Bad: 9.4
- Game of Thrones: 9.4
- The Wire: 9.3
- Our Planet: 9.3
- Cosmos (2014): 9.2
- Blue Planet II: 9.2
- Cosmos (1980): 9.2
- Rick and Morty: 9.2
- The Sopranos: 9.1
- The World at War: 9.1
- Avatar: The Last Airbender: 9.1
- Life: 9.1
- Sherlock: 9.1
- The Vietnam War: 9.0
- The Twilight Zone: 9.0
- Human Planet: 9.0
- Dekalog: 9.0
- The Civil War: 9.0
- Firefly: 9.0
- Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood: 9.0
- True Detective: 9.0
So far, each and every episode of Chernobyl has received wonderful individual ratings on IMDb. The first episode has earned a 9.5, while the three subsequent chapters have each received a 9.7.
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You Can Win A Seven-Night ‘Game of Thrones’ Cruise
In honor of the series’ emotion-packed ending, a cruise line is hosting a competition to win a spot on a Game of Thrones-inspired trip.
To get on board the Westeros- and Essos-bound yacht, you will have to answer one simple question: Which Game of Thrones characters are you and your friends most like?
The competition is hosted by Cruise Croatia, and the trip includes seven nights aboard a yacht. The winner of the contest will travel to some of the most scenic Game of Thrones filming locations in Croatia, including Split and Dubrovnik.
You can also kick back and relax with some cocktails on the island of Hvar. And if you’re feeling more adventurous, you can visit the Krka National Park and its waterfalls. At the end of the trip, you can even enjoy a farewell party in King’s Landing itself.
The cruise departs from Split, Croatia on August 8, 2020 and will dock in Dubrovnik, Croatia on August 15, 2020. One winner and their three friends will get to experience the Thrones-themed adventure. Entries will be accepted until midnight on June 9, 2019.