While some of the best drama TV shows are long gone (we'll never forget you, Breaking Bad
), others like Game of Thrones
, The Walking Dead
, and even American Horror Story
keep us interested, toy with our emotions, and certainly keep our DVRs busy as we follow along with the dramatic story lines.
Many of the best, most acclaimed series come from networks like CBS, ABC, NBC and FOX while others were only available from basic cable stations like AMC and FX. Even others were limited to those with the pay channels like HBO and Showtime
or streaming providers like Netflix and Hulu - which make it easy to decide which shows to marathon
. Regardless of network, these series get us interested and keep us hooked to all the action throughout the year.
The best drama shows of all time
provided a bit of something for everyone. Sci-fi and horror lovers had plenty of options like The Strain
and American Horror Story
while those looking for courtroom dramas could choose from the likes of The Good Wife
and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Old favorites like CSI
continue to hold strong on network TV, but the best dramatic television shows also include Netflix series such as House of Cards
, along with cable favorites including Game of Thrones
and True Detective
So whether you're a fan of the warm and fuzzy dramas or the hard-hitting crime shows or any in between, one or another of the best dramatic series on TV is sure to keep you crying, cheering, or simply entertained.
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, the top premium cable series
, and he best sci-fi shows
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