Best Drama TV shows

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Drama TV shows" contains films with the following parameters. Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, clever and suspense. Plot: society, family relations, rivalry, male protagonist, friendship, husband wife relationship, ambition, workplace, secret and workplace situations. Genre: Drama, Crime and Comedy. Country: USA and UK.
Best Drama TV shows
Best Drama TV shows
TOP TV shows: The Good Doctor (2017), Euphoria (2019), House of Cards (2013), Billions (2016), The Queen's Gambit (2020), Peaky Blinders (2013), Mad Men (2007), The Resident (2018), Breaking Bad (2008), Suits (2011), Succession (2018), The Morning Show (2019), Chicago Med (2015), POSE (2018), House (2004), New Amsterdam (2018), Grey's Anatomy (2005), Sex Education (2019), Skins (2007), The Walking Dead (2010).

List of Best TV shows

The Good Doctor (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: A young surgeon with Savant syndrome is recruited into the surgical unit of a prestigious hospital. The question will arise: can a person who doesn't have the ability to relate to people actually save their lives?
Style: clever, psychological, serious, emotional, medical drama ...
Plot: autism, hospital, doctor, surgeon, talented, medicine, prodigy, childhood flashback, medical, flashbacks, flashback sequence, flashback ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: san francisco
Is relevant ?
 8.4
 65K
Euphoria (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: A group of high school students navigate love and friendships in a world of drugs, sex, trauma, and social media.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, psychedelic, depressing ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: drug addict, drugs, teenage life, youth, sex, high school, first love, sexuality, alcohol, transsexual, teenager, friends ...
Time: 2010s
Is relevant ?
 8.7
 467K
House of Cards (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: Set in present day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood, a ruthless and cunning politician, and his wife Claire who will stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of ...
Style: serious, witty, cynical, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, manipulations, manipulation, political intrigue, state affairs, lobbyist, political corruption, intrigue, blind ambition, media, white house, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., u.s. capitol building
Is relevant ?
 8.4
 70K
Billions (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A complex drama about power politics in the world of New York high finance. Shrewd, savvy U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod are on an explosive collision course, with each using ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, thought provoking, suspense, entertaining
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: money, stock exchange, rivalry, corruption, investor, businessman, ambition, dialogue, friendship, wall street, family relations, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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The Queen's Gambit (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 395 min.
TV show
Story: In a Kentucky orphanage in the 1950s, a young girl discovers an astonishing talent for chess while struggling with addiction.
Style: psychological, captivating, suspense, unusual plot structure, visually appealing ...
Plot: chess, addiction, mathematics, orphan, orphanage, feminism, girl power, female protagonist, girl, genius, champion, child prodigy ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: europe, usa, paris france, mexico city, moscow russia ...
Is relevant ?
 8.8
 351K
Peaky Blinders (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, tense, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, organized crime, gang war, power struggle, mob boss, crimes, determination, cruelty, mafia, rivalry, society ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: england, ireland
Is relevant ?
 8.6
 208K
Mad Men (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: Mad Men is set in the 1960s, initially at the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City, and later at the newly created firm, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, located nearby in the Time-Life Building, at 1271 ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, stylized, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: workplace, family problems, womanizer, advertising agency, boss and employee, cigarette smoking, advertising, boss, ambition, career, workplace intrigue, americana ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 19K
The Resident (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A tough, brilliant senior resident guides an idealistic young doctor through his first day, pulling back the curtain on what really happens, both good and bad, in modern-day medicine.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, captivating, medical drama ...
Plot: hospital, doctor, medical, medical student, doctors and patients, emergency room, nurse, treatment, intern, workplace intrigue, surgery, patient ...
Place: georgia, atlanta georgia
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 9.5
 1.5M
Breaking Bad (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: When Walter White, a New Mexico chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of only two years left to live, he becomes filled with a sense of fearlessness and an unrelenting desire to secure his family's ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, serious, clever ...
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, drug lord, life is a bitch, master criminal, drugs/alcohol, life turned upside down, unlikely partners, family problems, peril, ambition, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, usa
Is relevant ?
 8.5
 364K
Suits (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: While running from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant young college-dropout, slips into a job interview with one of New York City's best legal closers, Harvey Specter. Tired of cookie-cutter law school grads, Harvey takes a gamble by ...
Style: witty, captivating, talky, serious, stylized ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, family outing
Plot: lawyer, hotshot lawyer, law firm, mentor, prodigy, ambitious, success, mastermind, deal, workplace situations, ambition, rivals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
Is relevant ?
 8.6
 47K
Succession (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The lives of the Roy family as they contemplate their future once their aging father begins to step back from the media and entertainment conglomerate they control.
Style: captivating, emotional, inspirational, stylized
Plot: wealth, family relations, businessman, family business, father son relationship, patriarchy, betrayal, employee employee relationship, parents and children, rivalry, company, society ...
Place: new york, usa
Is relevant ?
The Morning Show (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A behind-the-scenes look at the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning, exploring the unique challenges faced by the men and women who carry out this daily televised ritual.
Style: suspense, emotional, social, sexploitation film
Plot: women, protest, career woman, journalist, news report, television, job, scandal, society, nothing goes right, betrayal, female protagonist ...
Place: usa, new york
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 15K
Chicago Med (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: An emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city's most explosive hospital and the courageous team of doctors who hold it together. They will tackle unique new cases inspired by topical events, forging fiery relationships in ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, sincere, tense ...
Plot: doctor, hospital, patient, medical student, doctors and patients, nurse, medical profession, emergency room, coworker relationship, surgery, treatment, latex gloves
Place: chicago illinois
Is relevant ?
 8.6
 19K
POSE (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A dance musical that explores the juxtaposition of several segments of 1980s life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe and the downtown social and literary scene.
Style: atmospheric, light, inspirational, sexy, cynical
Plot: lgbt, desire for fame, female impersonator, socialite, success, show, showgirl, transsexual, culture, ambitious, costume ball, teenage boy ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
Is relevant ?
 8.7
 415K
House (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Gregory House, a drug-addicted, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey.
Style: clever, witty, cynical, dark humor, psychological ...
Plot: prodigy, doctor, intelligence, patient, talented, human nature, mastermind, hospital, peril, loner, antisocial behavior, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 17K
New Amsterdam (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Max Goodwin, the hospital's newest medical director, sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care.
Style: medical drama, disturbing, captivating, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: hospital, doctor, surgery, medical, patient, colleague colleague relationship, rivalry, understanding, nursing, cancer, male protagonist, public health ...
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 252K
Grey's Anatomy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: Follows the personal and professional lives of a group of doctors at Seattle’s Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.
Style: medical drama, sentimental, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, doctor, workplace romance, doctors and patients, patient, colleague colleague relationship, couple relations, intern, workplace, medical student, doctor patient relationship, workplace intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
Is relevant ?
 8.3
 159K
Sex Education (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Inexperienced Otis channels his sex therapist mom when he teams up with rebellious Maeve to set up an underground sex therapy clinic at school.
Style: sexy, light, dark humor, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: teen drama, teen comedy, teens
Plot: teenage sex, teenage sexuality, first sex, gay teenager, best friends, gay, school, couples, classmate, teenage life, family relations, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england
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 8.2
 75K
Skins (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Irreverent comedy drama which follows the messy lives, loves, delirious highs and inevitable lows of a group of raucous teenage friends in Bristol.
Style: captivating, cynical, realistic, semi serious, sexual ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, sexual relations, drugs/alcohol, friends, party, looking for sex, youth, homosexual, siblings relations, underage drinking, high school life, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england
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The Walking Dead (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes awakens from a coma to find a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating zombies. He sets out to find his family and encounters many other survivors along the way.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, survival, zombie apocalypse, post apocalypse, plague, danger, supernatural, future dystopia, walking dead, fear, graphic violence ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta
Is relevant ?
 8.6
 105K
The Newsroom (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: A behind-the-scenes look at the people who make a nightly cable-news program. Focusing on a network anchor, his new executive producer, the newsroom staff and their boss, the series tracks their quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of ...
Style: realistic, sincere, clever, serious, semi serious ...
Plot: journalist, politics, news, journalism, intelligence, tv news, ethics, against the rules, workplace, rebellion, ambitious, power of media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
Is relevant ?
 8.8
 65K
The West Wing (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The West Wing provides a glimpse into presidential politics in the nation's capital as it tells the stories of the members of a fictional presidential administration. These interesting characters have humor and dedication that touches the heart ...
Style: clever, talky, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: politics, white house, political intrigue, politician, election, teamwork, democrat, liberal, government official, workplace situations, workplace, head of state ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 234K
Lucifer (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar abandoned his throne and retired to Los Angeles, where he has teamed up with LAPD detective Chloe Decker to take down criminals. But the longer he's away from the underworld, the ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, colourful, romantic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: devil, supernatural, immortality, lucifer, fallen angel, hell, demon, female detective, police detective, immortal, supernatural power, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
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Little Fires Everywhere (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 463 min.
TV show
Story: The intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. Explore the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger in ...
Style: suspense, social, psychological, pink cinema
Audience: chick flick
Plot: social differences, wealthy family, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, strong female character, conflict, teenage sexuality, parents and children, racial tension, female artist, lgbt teen, single parent ...
Time: 1990s, year 1997, 90s
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 59K
WandaVision (2021)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Wanda Maximoff and Vision—two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.
Style: sitcom
Plot: supernatural, superhero, witch, witchcraft, disney, suburbs, superheroine, miraculous event, magic, surrealism
Time: 1950s, 50s
Is relevant ?
 9.3
 1.8M
Game of Thrones (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the ...
Style: atmospheric, sexual, captivating, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: intrigue, dragon, king, fantasy world, incest, adventure, betrayal, political intrigue, swords and armor, power struggle, throne, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
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Better Call Saul (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. We meet him when the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, ...
Style: dark humor, realistic, captivating, stylized, witty ...
Plot: lawyer, hotshot lawyer, dishonesty, workplace situations, moral dilemma, family relations, private investigator, legal, crimes, brother brother relationship, cons and scams, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 15K
Dynasty (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: The reboot follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children focusing on Fallon Carrington, the daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington, and her soon-to-be ...
Style: artsy, twists and turns, captivating, cynical
Plot: rich, family relations, intrigue, family business, rivalry, love triangle, twists & turns, homosexual, fashion, father daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 25K
The Deuce (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York’s Times Square from the early ’70s through the mid ’80s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world that existed there until the rise of HIV, the violence of the ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, gross out humor, melancholic, sexy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitution, female nudity, pornography, drugs/alcohol, male objectification, porn industry, porn, society, sex, sleaze, sex scene, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 34K
Goliath (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Once a powerful lawyer, Billy McBride is now burned out and washed up, spending more time in a bar than a courtroom. When he reluctantly agrees to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the biggest client of Cooperman & McBride, the massive ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, disturbing, twists and turns ...
Plot: ex husband ex wife relationship, law firm, father daughter relationship, courtroom drama, lawyer, name calling, female lawyer, lawyer client relationship, politics, honest, investigation, misfit ...
Place: santa monica california
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