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Which TV shows to binge and which to skip


Have you ever found yourself wishing for an IMDb rating chart? It would show you the best episodes and the worst. This way you will know what to watch on Netflix. Sign up for a free trial of HBO Max and find out what you should watch on HBO Max.Hulu (also available as a free trial from Hulu), Peacock, Disney Plus and all other streaming services. It could also tell you which TV shows are worth watching on traditional TV. These are the questions that will be answered for you, the payers.

Imagine you’ve never subscribed to HBO Max before and never heard of Game Of Thrones. Then one day you escape from the rock you lived under and everything changes. You browse the HBO Max app and see all the available movies and shows. Suddenly, you come across an intriguing show that you don’t know. It blows your mind so you download Season 1 and get settled in.

The show immediately catches your eye. The plot is brilliant, the writing is excellent, the development of character and acting is exceptional. You know you have serious binge issues to do because you can’t wait to see what happens next. You are staying indoors more than usual these days because of the pandemic. As a result, you have plenty of free time to binge season after season – and that’s exactly what you are doing. Then, after weeks of captivating TV like you’ve never seen before, you finally come to Season 8.

And just like that… a shipwreck.

IMDb ratings chart

You are absolutely disgusted. Devastated. How can such an incredible show turn so horribly fast? If you had known how bad it was going to be in the end, you probably wouldn’t have put all that time, energy, and emotion into the show to begin with. You know, maybe if you’ve seen a graph like this:

The above chart was created by a free app called TV Chart. This web application, created by Benjamin Mizrahi is simple and extremely useful. Enter the name of any series to create a TV rating. The IMDb rating of each episode is represented by the dots on the graph. Did you know TV Chart before you started binge watching Game Of Thrones, you would have seen that the final season is an absolute parody and you could have saved yourself the heartache.

On the other hand, imagine that the same thing happened with Office. The penultimate season is getting so bad that you might very well consider bailing out, but a quick glance at TV Chart and you’ll see it’s definitely worth it to hold on.

TV Chart is a great tool and it’s completely free. You would be crazy not to bookmark it just yet and use it the next time you plan to dive into a show that has been around for a while. This is the graphical IMDb scoring app we’ve all been waiting for. And its use is completely free!

Originally published September 4, 2020 at 9:16 a.m. ET.