Most Popular Pop Culture Trends In AmericaMay 26, 2022
Pop culture is constantly evolving, and it’s often tough to predict what trends will take hold. However, we can all make informed guesses about what will go viral and what will be a hit. With that in mind, here are the most famous pop culture trends in America.
1. “The Walking Dead.”
With a huge following, the AMC horror drama “The Walking Dead” is a cultural phenomenon. The show centers around the survivors of a zombie apocalypse. The Guinness Book of World Records has recognized it as one of the most-watched shows in television history. It’s also created a massive merchandising franchise that’s making millions every season.
2. “Breaking Bad.”
AMC’s drug drama, “Breaking Bad,” is another big hit spawned a substantial merchandising franchise. The series follows high school chemistry teacher Walter White (Bryan Cranston), who turns to make methamphetamine to provide for his family after he discovers he has cancer. He then turns into an Albuquerque-based drug kingpin after his wife dies, and he realizes that he can’t go back to being just another teacher.
3. “Downton Abbey.”
Another big success is Downton Abbey, which focuses on the lives of aristocrats in England during World War I and their struggle to survive amidst economic hardship and political upheaval. The show has won numerous awards, including two Golden Globes, an Emmy Award, and two Emmy nominations for outstanding drama series in 2013 and 2014. Its popularity with American audiences has led to the release of a series of Downton Abbey-themed board games, a line of Downton Abbey cookbooks, and an American version of the show starring Hugh Bonneville.
4. “Game of Thrones.”
Today, one of the most popular television shows is HBO’s fantasy drama “Game of Thrones.” Set in the mythical world of Westeros, the show features a large ensemble cast and follows several families vying for control over the Seven Kingdoms. The series has won numerous awards, including Emmys, for outstanding drama series in 2013 and 2014. It also inspired one of the top-selling comic books in history.
5. “The Big Bang Theory.”
CBS’s sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” is another big hit that often tops lists ranking best TV shows on cable and broadcast networks. The show stars Jim Parsons as theoretical physicist Sheldon Cooper, who lives with his friends Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki), Rajesh Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar), and Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) on Blossom Street in Pasadena, California. They all love science fiction but can be pretty clueless about everyday life, so they often get themselves into awkward situations with girls and other people.