Compared with so many acclaimed shows, Attack on Titan has more episodes with a user rating of 9.9 or above on IMDb.
The final season of Attack on Titan is one of the most talked about shows of the year and now it has more episodes with a rating of 9.9 or above on IMDb. An impressive achievement that has not been made by acclaimed shows like The Wire and Game of Thrones.
First noted by Reddit user u/despacito11, Attack on Titan has more episodes with a user rating of 9.9 or above on IMDb. Currently, the series has seven episodes with such a user rating. The user also compare it to how much Breaking Bad has (they however mistakenly said it was four). It should be noted that Breaking Bad is ranked #3 while Attack on Titan is ranked #51 on IMDb list of the Top 250 TV shows.
Following the premier of “Assault” (S3, Ep 7), Attack on Titan has seven episodes with a user rating of 9.9 or above on IMDb. Here is a quick breakdown of all the episodes with the high user rating.
|Perfect Game (S3, Ep. 16)||9.9|
|Hero (S3, Ep. 17)||10.0|
|Midnight Sun (S3, Ep. 18)||9.9|
|That Day (S3, Ep. 20)||9.9|
|Declaration of War (S4, Ep. 5)||9.9|
|The War Hammer Titan (S4, Ep. 6)||9.9|
|Assault (S4, Ep 7)||10.0|
Now this is a breakdown of the top 10 rated shows by IMDb based on its user rating. This list includes the series overall score along with how many episodes have a rating of 9.9 or above.
|Show||Overall Score||Number of Ep. |
Rated 9.9 or Above
|1. Planet Earth II||9.5||0|
|2. Planet Earth||9.4||0|
|3. Band of Brothers||9.4||0|
|4. Breaking Bad||9.4||3|
|6. Blue Planet II||9.3||0|
|7. The Wire||9.3||0|
|8. Our Planet||9.3||0|
|9. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey||9.2||0|
These are the most highly rated shows by users and all of them have been highly praised by critics. Yet it was a surprise to see how very few had an episode rated at 9.9 or above. On average, most of these episodes were rated between the range of 8.5 to 9.4 with a few having an episode with a low rating near 7.5. I was even more surprised that The Wire (one of the greatest shows) had no episodes with a user rating of 9.9 or above.
I also looked at other highly rated series that are not in the top 10. Avatar: The Last Airbender while ranked at #12 only had one episode rated with a 9.9 user score. Rick and Morty while ranked at #13 has no episodes rated at or above 9.9, with the highest rated episode being “The Ricklantis Mixup” at 9.8. Another surprise is that True Detectives, Sherlock and Batman: The Animated Series also didn’t have an episode with a rating of 9.9 or above.
A Grim Reminder
This doesn’t mean that Attack on Titan is a better show than The Wire and it may not be accurate. There are 250 shows on the list and many will have 100’s of episodes. There could also be shows with more episodes that have with a rating of 9.9 or above. It’s just a testament to the quality of the series and how much it has evolved compared to Season 1.
Attack on Titan follows Eren Yeage and the Scout Regiment as they fight for survival of humanity against the Titans. By the end of Season 3, the truth of the world beyond the wall is uncovered while The Final Season follows the war against Marlay. The manga was first published in 2009 while the anime premiered in 2013, both have been highly acclaimed.
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