These are the best 2010s drama series, ranked from best to worst by user votes. Some 2010s TV drama series that fell in line with genre conventions of television dramas past, and a new breed of television dramas that pushed the envelope (like the cult masterpiece, Hannibal) are well represented on this list. So, if you're looking for a good 2010s drama series to watch, this list has something for nearly every demographic.
What shows will you find on this best 2010s drama series list? Without a doubt, Game of Thrones is one of the most exciting 2010s dramas - and aired from 2011 to 2019, perfectly encapsulating the best dramas of the decade. Fans needed to tune into every episode because you never know when your favorite character is going to get killed off. Sons of Anarchy is another good drama show that aired in the 2010s.
In the early 2010s, viewers loved the great drama show Breaking Bad for its ability to show how someone good can break bad under pressure. Other good shows that appear on this top 2010s drama series list include The Walking Dead, True Blood, and Mad Men. Closer to the end of the decade, TV dramas such as The Handmaid's Tale and Westworld brought science fiction drama to the small screen while drama series such as Vikings and Outlander continued in the period drama vein - often with a twist.
Do you have a favorite drama series from the 10s? Give the best shows a thumbs up and please add any great series we may have missed.
Premiered: January 25, 2016Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series developed by Tom Kapinos. The series revolves around Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis), the Devil, who... more
Premiered: January 20, 2008Breaking Bad (AMC, 2008) is an American neo-Western crime drama television series created by Vince Gilligan. After being diagnosed with cancer, a depressed high school chemistry teacher (Bryan... more
Premiered: April 17, 2011Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011) is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, based on the series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. Nine noble families... more
Premiered: September 7, 2008Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free TrialTrue Blood (HBO, 2008) is an American fantasy horror drama television series created by Alan Ball, based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries, a series of novels by Charlaine Harris. Telepathic waitress... more
Premiered: October 5, 2011American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. An anthology series centering on different characters and locations,... more
Premiered: August 31, 2018Jack Ryan (Amazon Video, 2018) is an American television series created by Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland, based on the character created by Tom Clancy. When CIA analyst Jack Ryan (John Krasinski)... more
Premiered: August 9, 2014Outlander (Starz, 2014) is a historical drama television series developed by Ronald D. Moore, based on the novel series by Diana Gabaldon. A married former WWII nurse (Caitriona Balfe) is suddenly... more
Premiered: September 20, 1999Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC, 1999) is an American police procedural, legal, crime drama series created by Dick Wolf. Set in New York City, the series follows the dedicated detectives who... more
Premiered: January 15, 2015The Man in the High Castle (Amazon Video, 2015) is an American dystopian alternative history television series created by Frank Spotnitz, based on the novel by Philip K. Dick. In an alternative... more
Premiered: September 13, 2005Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric Kripke. Two brothers, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), follow their father's... more
Premiered: March 20, 2015Bloodline (Netflix, 2015) is an American thriller drama web television series created by Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, and Daniel Zelman. A family of adult siblings find their past secrets and... more
Premiered: September 13, 1990Law & Order (NBC, 1990) is an American police procedural legal drama series created by Dick Wolf. Set in New York City, the series follows an investigation of a crime, apprehension, and prosecution... more
Premiered: October 10, 2012Arrow (The CW, 2012) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. Five years after being stranded on... more
Premiered: October 6, 2000CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS, 2000) is an American crime drama television series created by Anthony E. Zuiker. The series follows Las Vegas CSIs working for the Las Vegas Police Department as... more
Premiered: 2017The Sinner (USA, 2017) is an American anthology drama TV series developed by Derek Simonds, based on the novel by Petra Hammesfahr. Police detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) investigates brutal... more
Premiered: October 23, 2011Once Upon a Time is an American fairy tale drama series that premiered on October 23, 2011, on ABC. The show takes place in the fictional seaside town of Storybrooke, Maine, whose residents are... more
Premiered: April 5, 2012Scandal (ABC, 2012) is an American political thriller television series created by Shonda Rhimes. A former White House Communications Director (Kerry Washington) starts her own crisis management firm... more
Premiered: March 3, 2013Vikings (History, 2013) is a historical drama television series created by Michael Hirst. A farmer (Travis Fimmel) rises to fame by successful raids into England, and eventually becomes a... more
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Premiered: February 6, 2014Bosch (Amazon, 2014) is an American police procedural web television series developed by Eric Overmyer, based on the novels by Michael Connelly. An LAPD homicide detective (Titus Welliver) works to... more
Premiered: January 17, 2016Billions (Showtime, 2016) is an American television drama series created by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and Andrew Ross Sorkin, loosely based on the legal battles between Preet Bharara and Steve... more
Premiered: October 1, 2006Dexter (Showtime, 2006) is an American crime drama mystery series developed by James Manos Jr., based on the 2004 novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay. When he's not doing forensic work for... more
Premiered: September 22, 2011Person of Interest (CBS, 2011) is an American science fiction drama television series created by Jonathan Nolan. An ex-CIA agent (Jim Caviezel) and a wealthy programmer (Michael Emerson) save lives... more
Premiered: September 3, 2008Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free TrialSons of Anarchy (FX, 2008) is an American crime neo-Western television series created by Kurt Sutter. The series follows the lives of a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club operating in Charming, a... more
Premiered: October 7, 2014The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Geoff Johns, based on the DC Comics character. CSI Barry Allen (Grant Gustin)... more
Premiered: March 16, 2010Justified (FX, 2010) is an American crime drama television series developed by Graham Yost, based on the short story "Fire in the Hole" by Elmore Leonard. US Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant)... more