While some of the best drama TV shows are long gone (we'll never forget you, Breaking Bad), others like Vikings 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 Stranger Things and American Horror Story while those looking for courtroom dramas could choose from the likes of Killing Eve and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Old favorites like NCIS continue to hold strong on network TV, but the best dramatic television shows also include Netflix series such as Ozark, along with cable favorites including Outlander 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 current dramatic series is sure to keep you crying, cheering, or simply entertained.
Genres (Tv): Historical drama, Action-adventureVikings (History, 2013) is a historical drama television series created by Michael Hirst. A... more 0
Genres (Tv): Supernatural drama, Black comedy, Drama, Horror Film, MysterySupernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric... more 0
Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Horror, Supernatural, Period dramaStranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series... more 0
Genres (Tv): Action, Thriller, DramaJack Ryan (Amazon Video, 2018) is an American television series created by Carlton Cuse and... more 0
Genres (Tv): Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Suspense, DramaThe Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series... more 0
The Good DoctorFreddie Highmore, Antonia Thomas
Genres (Tv): Medical, DramaThe Good Doctor (ABC, 2017) is an American medical-drama television series based on the 2013... more 0
Genres (Tv): Crime drama, Action, Thriller, MysteryThe Blacklist (NBC, 2013) is an American crime thriller television series created by Jon... more 0
Genres (Tv): Crime drama, ThrillerOzark (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime drama series created by Bill Dubuque. Financial... more 0
Genres (Tv): Action, Drama, Period DramaPeaky Blinders (BBC Two, 2013) is a British television action drama created by Steven Knight,... more 0
Genres (Tv): Drama, Dystopian fictionThe Handmaid's Tale (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television series created by Bruce Miller,... more 0
Genres (Tv): Crime drama, Psychological thrillerMindhunter (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime thriller television series created by Joe... more 0
Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Drama, ComedyBetter Call Saul (AMC, 2015) is an American television drama series created by Vince Gilligan... more 0
Genres (Tv): Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction, FantasyBlack Mirror (Netflix, 2011) is a British television anthology series created by Charlie... more 0
Genres (Tv): Historical dramaThe Crown (Netflix, 2016) is an American-British biographical drama series created by Peter... more 0
Genres (Tv): Superhero, Action, Sci-fi, DramaThe Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg... more 0
Genres (Tv): Anthology, Horror, SupernaturalAmerican Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by... more 0
Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Drama, ThrillerNCIS is an American police procedural drama television series, revolving around a fictional... more 0
Genres (Tv): DramaSEAL Team (CBS, 2017) is an American drama series created by Ben Cavell. The drama follows the... more 0
Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, DramaTrue Detective (HBO, 2014) is an American anthology drama television series created by Nic... more 0
Genres (Tv): Drama, Action, Adventure Film, Science Fiction, FantasyMarvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or simply Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., is an American television... more 0
Genres (Tv): Historical drama, Adventure, Romance, FantasyOutlander (Starz, 2014) is a historical drama television series developed by Ronald D. Moore,... more 0
9-1-1Angela Bassett, Connie Britton
Genres (Tv): Drama
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Genres (Tv): Medical dramaThe Resident (Fox, 2017) is an American medical drama television series created by Amy Holden... more