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.
- 1Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series... moreTom Ellis, Lauren German
- 2Breaking Bad (AMC, 2008) is an American neo-Western crime drama television series created by... moreBryan Cranston, Aaron Paul
- 3Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011) is an American fantasy drama television series created by David... morePeter Dinklage, Lena Headey
- 4Dexter (Showtime, 2006) is an American crime drama mystery series developed by James Manos... moreMichael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter
- 5Vikings (History, 2013) is a historical drama television series created by Michael Hirst. A... moreTravis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick
- 6Charlie Hunnam, Katey SagalWatch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial
- 7Justified (FX, 2010) is an American crime drama television series developed by Graham Yost,... moreTimothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy
- 8Sherlock (BBC One, 2010) is a British crime television series created by Steven Moffat and... moreBenedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman
- 9Mad Men (AMC, 2007) is an American period drama television series created by Matthew Weiner.... moreJon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss
- 10Better Call Saul (AMC, 2015) is an American television drama series created by Vince Gilligan... moreBob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks
- 11Shameless (Showtime, 2011) is an American comedy-drama television series developed by John... moreEmmy Rossum, William H. Macy
- 12Keri Russell, Matthew RhysWatch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial
- 13True Detective (HBO, 2014) is an American anthology drama television series created by Nic... moreMahershala Ali, Matthew McConaughey
- 14The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television series created by Bruce Miller,... moreElisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes
- 15The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series... moreAndrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal
- 16Boardwalk Empire (HBO, 2010) is an American period crime drama television series created by... moreSteve Buscemi, Stephen Graham
- 17Ozark (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime drama series created by Bill Dubuque. Financial... moreJason Bateman, Laura Linney
- 18Anna Paquin, Stephen MoyerWatch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial
- 19This Is Us (NBC, 2016) is an American television series created by Dan Fogelman. Follows a... moreMilo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore
- 20Castle (ABC, 2009) is an American crime-comedy-drama television series created by Andrew W.... moreNathan Fillion, Stana Katic
- 21The Crown (Netflix, 2016) is an American-British biographical drama series created by Peter... moreClaire Foy, Matt Smith
- 22American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by... moreConnie Britton, Dylan McDermott
- 23Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series... moreEvan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton
- 24Fargo (FX, 2014) is an American black comedy drama anthology television series created by Noah... moreBilly Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman
- 25Outlander (Starz, 2014) is a historical drama television series developed by Ronald D. Moore,... moreCaitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan