If you are looking for top shows, you might be surprised to learn that there are a few interesting shows that are gaining in popularity like House of Cards, Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad. While you may have heard about some of these, there may be a few that you definitely want to check out if you're looking for new shows to watch.

Popular new shows to look out for

One of the reasons that people tend to turn to streaming TV shows is because when they fall in love with a great series like House of Cards, or even Game of Thrones for that matter, it can be very startling if you have to break free from the past. Yup, you guessed it…Your show might end. What that means is yes you're going to have to break up with your old TV shows at some point. Now that we found out that Game of Thrones is not going to go beyond season eight, a lot of people are scrambling for new content.

Be sure to check out some of these top shows that are available now and if you decide that you want to stream them, the good news is that you can go into sites like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and even iTunes and Google Play to get caught up on past episodes.

News shows to try out

If you're thinking about a series along the lines of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, ET or something along the lines of Alien, check out a new show on Netflix called Stranger Things. This new series is about a little boy who has special powers and a special relationship with the outside world. Of course we anticipate a mysterious creature and you definitely know that there's going to be a secret government agency that's going to try to block the little boy from becoming friends with his strange new alien friend. While it might have a few bump in the night moments, it can be something that the whole family will be able to enjoy together. You can also look for similar shows like Once Upon a Time, Vampire Diaries, and Smallville.

Also look for the show, Todd Margaret. The actual title is The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret and it's a very dark comedy that follows actor David Cross as he works and makes horrible decisions at his job. With his boss as actor Will Arnett, we know that this comedy was definitely a crowd-pleaser and it's comparable to Arrested Development and Mr. Show.

Shows based on specific themes

Have you seen Mad Men? You'll be surprised to learn that Madman has a great TV series and you can get caught up on past episodes. Because it is a show with elegant men in their savvy suits and hats, with women and their stylish hairstyles, it will take you back quite a few years, so be sure to check out the show.

For those looking for that bad boy flair, look for Sons of Anarchy and you'll find that not only are there motorcycle enthusiasts in the show, but there's a lot of fighting, violence, and gangs. Yes, sex, drugs, and rock and roll!

Speaking of drugs, be sure to check out Breaking Bad with its actor Bryan Cranston working as a chemistry teacher by day and meth dealer at night. The show has taken off and a lot of people have said that it is one of the top TV series that if you start watching it, it can become very addictive.

Also look for Nurse Jackie. This show is about a nurse who has a drug problem. She's not just helping her patients, she's helping herself to their meds!

If you're looking for shows along the lines of this type of movie genre, be sure to check out Weeds which is actually off the air but you can get caught up on old seasons and episodes and you may find that this is a very intriguing show about a mom who decides to grow marijuana and help her family while her kids go to school and try to make a living as an amateur drug dealers.

For more shows like these, be sure to check out Netflix, Hulu, and even Amazon and you'll find a lot of great new shows and content and even old shows that may have had their seasons end but you still have weekends of streaming content fun to get through!