5 TV Shows That Kept Getting Better Every Season

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Often TV series become boring, but not these ones.

Sex and the City (1998-2004)

The cult series brought single thirty-something New York women and their love life issues into the limelight in the late 1990s.

The characters changed and matured from season to season, helping viewers learn from their mistakes in how they dealt with freedom, honesty, and friendship. As a result, viewers found it increasingly interesting to follow these life lessons in a glossy wrapper. And, of course, the project went a long way and got much better between season one, during which the authors were still finding their footing, to season six, the most intense, dramatic, and fascinating one.

Sherlock (2010-2017)

The intriguing plot of a Study in Pink kicked off the critical and public love affair with the famous series starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.

The creators' mind games only expanded and got ever more sophisticated with each subsequent season. The murders got more elaborate, the clues more challenging, and the characters' motives more believable. With every new season, the subtle English humour got more refined as the audience kept growing, eventually becoming a massive army of devoted fans. And they had every reason to love it. The characters kept evolving as the authors kept pushing the envelope, twisting the plot completely out of shape and then back again, setting off flame wars on forums, social media and the press.

The Fall (2013-2016)

The series starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan is one of the most successful British projects in the thriller genre, partly because it kept getting better from season to season.

Especially after the main characters came face to face. All three seasons are set in Belfast, with the identity of the serial killer known to the viewers from the beginning. It's hard to say what it is that keeps the audience engaged. Perhaps it's the cinematic voyeurism of a sociopath who is harmed by the very thing he enjoys so much. Whether that's the case or not, the parallel storylines of the madman's experiences and the investigation into his crimes evolve and expand in the most complex ways from one season to the next.

You (2018-...)

This Netflix project becomes more absurd and fascinating with each season. A young and likeable intellectual librarian named Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) stalks girls he thinks are special.

From season one to season three, the show evolves from a sympathetic, edgy story about the life of an unhinged individual in the age of social media to a gory psychological thriller about a dysfunctional marriage. Picking up pace from one season to the next, the series grows in intensity with each new episode, always leaving the viewers clamouring for more.

The Witcher (2019-...)

Fans of this popular series eagerly anticipate the following season, not least because the show's creators have worked hard to correct the mistakes made in season one in season two, which was a resounding success.

The fantasy world got more detailed. Geralt, who fights all manner of evil even as he struggles with his psychological traumas, got more complex in all the good ways, while the dark political allusions have become even more intriguing.