The Best Amazon Prime Instant Video TV Drama Series

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Television drama series available to watch on Amazon Prime Instant Video only

Amazon's Prime Instant Video has many great dramas to watch over and over again. In fact, some Amazon Prime shows end up competing with the best cable dramas at awards ceremonies. Which dramatic television series is the best to watch when your holed in for the weekend?

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  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    1
    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan
    • Premiered: March 10, 1997
    • Genres: Drama,Fantasy,Horror
  • Sons of Anarchy
    2
    Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Kim Coates
    • Premiered: September 3, 2008
    • Genres: Crime,Drama
  • American Horror Story
    3
    Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton, Taissa Farmiga
    • Premiered: October 5, 2011
    • Genres: Drama,Horror,Thriller
  • True Blood
    4
    Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell
    • Premiered: September 7, 2008
    • Genres: Drama,Fantasy,Thriller
  • The Sopranos
    5
    James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco
    • Premiered: January 10, 1999
    • Genres: Crime,Drama
  • The X-Files
    6
    Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, Mitch Pileggi
    • Premiered: September 10, 1993
    • Genres: Drama,Science Fiction
  • Band of Brothers
    7
    Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston, Rick Gomez
    • Premiered: September 9, 2001
    • Genres: Action,Adventure,Drama,War & Politics
  • Firefly
    8
    Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk
    • Premiered: September 20, 2002
    • Genres: Action,Adventure,Science Fiction
  • The Twilight Zone
    9
    Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts
    • Premiered: October 2, 1959
    • Genres: Fantasy,Science Fiction,Thriller
  • Deadwood
    10
    Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker
    • Premiered: March 21, 2004
    • Genres: Drama
  • Boardwalk Empire
    11
    Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald
    • Premiered: September 19, 2010
    • Genres: Crime,Drama
  • Downton Abbey
    12
    Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern
    • Premiered: September 26, 2010
    • Genres: Period drama
  • NUMB3RS
    13
    Rob Morrow, David Krumholtz, Judd Hirsch
    • Premiered: January 23, 2005
    • Genres: Crime,Drama,Mystery,Thriller
  • Oz
    14
    Ernie Hudson, Terry Kinney, Harold Perrineau
    • Premiered: July 12, 1997
    • Genres: Drama
  • Angel
    15
    David Boreanaz, Alexis Denisof, J. August Richards
    • Premiered: October 5, 1999
    • Genres: Drama,Fantasy,Horror
  • Grimm
    16
    David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Reggie Lee
    • Premiered: October 28, 2011
    • Genres: Drama,Fantasy,Horror,Thriller
  • Lie to Me
    17
    Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Monica Raymund
    • Premiered: January 21, 2009
    • Genres: Crime,Drama
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation
    18
    Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton
    • Premiered: September 28, 1987
    • Genres: Adventure,Drama,Fantasy,Science Fiction
  • NYPD Blue
    19
    Dennis Franz, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Gordon Clapp
    • Premiered: September 21, 1993
    • Genres: Crime,Drama
  • Dead Like Me
    20
    Ellen Muth, Mandy Patinkin, Laura Harris
    • Premiered: June 29, 2003
    • Genres: Drama,Fantasy
  • Eureka
    21
    Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Joe Morton
    • Premiered: July 18, 2006
    • Genres: Drama,Science Fiction
  • Dollhouse
    22
    Eliza Dushku, Tahmoh Penikett, Olivia Williams
    • Premiered: February 13, 2009
    • Genres: Action,Drama,Science Fiction
  • The Shield
    23
    Michael Chiklis, Benito Martinez, CCH Pounder
    • Premiered: March 12, 2002
    • Genres: Crime,Drama
  • Star Trek: The Original Series
    24
    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
    • Premiered: September 8, 1966
    • Genres: Adventure,Fantasy,Science Fiction
  • Justified
    25
    Timothy Olyphant, Walton Goggins, Nick Searcy
    • Premiered: March 16, 2010
    • Genres: Crime,Drama