Best Drama TV Shows of 2020

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Best Drama TV Shows of 2020
Best Drama TV Shows of 2020
TOP TV Shows: The Queen's Gambit (2020), Little Fires Everywhere (2020), I Know This Much Is True (2020), I May Destroy You (2020), Hollywood (2020), Transplant (2020), Bridgerton (2020), A Teacher (2020), Grand Army (2020), Ted Lasso (2020), Never Have I Ever (2020), Normal People (2020), We Are Who We Are (2020), Industry (2020), Staged (2020), Unorthodox (2020), Stateless (2020), Tommy (2020), Dracula (2020), Perry Mason (2020).

List of Best TV Shows

The Queen's Gambit (2020)
Genre: Drama
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: captivating, psychological, suspense, unusual plot structure, tense ...
Plot: chess, genius, girl power, addiction, child prodigy, drugs/alcohol, prodigy, female protagonist, girl, orphanage, orphan, champion ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, europe, moscow russia, kentucky, paris france ...
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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, captivating
Audience: chick flick
Plot: female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, parents and children, strong female character, conflict, teenage sexuality, social differences, wealthy family, racial tension, female artist, lgbt teen, single parent ...
Time: year 1997, 1990s, 90s
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I Know This Much Is True (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 378 min.
TV show
Story: The parallel lives of identical twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey in an epic story of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness set against the backdrop of 20th century America.
Style: psychological, touching, suspense, sad, social
Plot: brother brother relationship, paranoid schizophrenia, family relations, mysterious past, loss of child, life is a bitch, identical twins, betrayal, sacrifice, childhood trauma, brotherhood, tragedy ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: usa
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I May Destroy You (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Set in London, where gratification is only an app away, the story centers on Arabella, a carefree, self-assured Londoner with a group of great friends, a boyfriend in Italy, and a burgeoning writing career. But when her drink is spiked, she must ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, suspense
Plot: sexual assault, rape, dating, writers, female writer, danger, brutality, drugs, drugged drink, career, female protagonist, secret ...
Place: london
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 7.5
 33K
Hollywood (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 347 min.
TV show
Story: A group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood try to make it big — no matter the cost.
Style: gay cinema, funny, colourful, social, sexploitation film
Plot: hollywood, follow your dream, prostitution, homosexuality, sexploitation, racial discrimination, sexual harassment, film industry, aspiring actor, screenwriter, career, vicious ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
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 7.9
 3K
Transplant (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Bashir Hamed, a Syrian doctor with battle-tested skills in emergency medicine, makes the difficult decision to flee his country and build a new life in Canada with his younger sister Amira. Bash works to navigate a new environment after earning ...
Style: captivating, sincere, psychological, disturbing, medical drama
Plot: hospital, intelligence, doctor, emergency room, medicine, surgery, medical, cure, doctors and patients, prodigy, patient, medical profession ...
Time: contemporary
Place: toronto ontario canada
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 7.3
 88K
Bridgerton (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Wealth, lust, and betrayal set in the backdrop of Regency era England, seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.
Style: sexy, captivating, light, romantic, visually appealing ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love story, society, love, love and romance, eligible bachelor, sex scene, black man white woman relationship, aristocracy, marriage, family, sister sister relationship, beefcake ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: england, london
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 6.9
 11K
A Teacher (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 248 min.
TV show
Story: Claire Wilson, a young teacher at a suburban Texas high school, begins an affair with her student, Eric Walker. But their relationship accelerates faster than anticipated and the permanent damage becomes impossible to ignore.
Style: unusual plot structure, psychological, suspenseful, sexy
Plot: teacher student relationship, older woman teenage boy sex, teacher student sex, older woman younger man relationship, sexually dissatisfied wife, oral sex, unfaithful wife, horny wife, cheating wife, teenage sexuality, high school teacher, female masturbation ...
Time: year 2013
Place: texas
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 7.5
 5K
Grand Army (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Five students at the largest public high school in Brooklyn take on a chaotic world as they fight to succeed, survive, break free and seize the future.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, emotional, entertaining
Plot: high school, fight, teenager, racist, teenage life, direction and purpose, social issues, social problems, society, social relations, righting the wronged, schoolgirl ...
Place: brooklyn new york city, new york
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 8.8
 95K
Ted Lasso (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Ted Lasso, an American football coach, moves to England when he’s hired to manage a soccer team—despite having no experience. With cynical players and a doubtful town, will he get them to see the Ted Lasso Way?
Style: funny, humorous, sincere, feel good, captivating
Plot: soccer, soccer coach, football player, football team, american abroad, fish out of water, profanity, professional athlete, soccer match, american in england, football, career change ...
Place: london
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Never Have I Ever (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: After a traumatic year, all an Indian-American teen wants is to go from pariah to popular -- but friends, family and feeling won't make it easy on her.
Style: funny, psychological, light, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens
Plot: teenage girl, popularity, social misfits, school, indian american, teenager, friendship, coming of age, family relations, mother daughter relationship, teenage life, grownups ...
Place: usa
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 8.5
 50K
Normal People (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 339 min.
TV show
Story: Marianne and Connell weave in and out of each other’s lives in this exploration of sex, power and the desire to love and be loved. Adaptation of Sally Rooney’s best-selling novel.
Style: affectionate, romantic, touching, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: star crossed lovers, secret relationship, rich woman poor man, university, coming of age, love story, small town, school, social misfits, male nudity, female nudity, couple relations ...
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
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We Are Who We Are (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 462 min.
TV show
Story: Plot unknown.
Style: inspirational, sincere, thought provoking, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, lgbt, forbidden love, coming of age, gender identity, lesbian mother, teenage sex, sexual orientation, bisexuality, military base, cross dressing, family relations ...
Time: year 2016
Place: venice, italy
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 6.9
 6K
Industry (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 397 min.
TV show
Story: In the cutthroat world of international finance, a group of young graduates compete for a limited set of permanent positions at a top investment bank in London. The boundaries between colleague, friend, lover, and enemy soon blur as they immerse ...
Style: suspense, tense, contemplative, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: finance, banking, competition, rivalry, twenty something, friendship, merchant, colleague, dealer, employer employee relationship, deal, drugs ...
Place: london
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 8.6
 5K
Staged (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: David Tennant and Michael Sheen (playing themselves) were due to star in a production of 'Six Characters in Search of an Author' in the West End. The pandemic has put paid to that, but their director (Simon Evans) is determined not to let ...
Style: light, ironic, humorous, witty, atmospheric
Plot: quarantine, supportive friend, stage actor, friendship between men, rehearsal, fame, unlikely friendships, self involved, actor's life, movie actor, cynic, irony ...
Time: contemporary
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 8.0
 67K
Unorthodox (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: A Hasidic Jewish woman in Brooklyn flees to Berlin from an arranged marriage and is taken in by a group of musicians -- until her past comes calling.
Style: uplifting, social, touching, suspense
Plot: orthodox jew, jewish family, judaism, escape, search, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, lesbian relationship, wife husband relationship, husband wife relationship, follow your dream, new life ...
Place: new york, berlin germany, brooklyn new york city
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 7.6
 8K
Stateless (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 316 min.
TV show
Story: Four strangers — a flight attendant escaping a suburban cult, an Afghan refugee fleeing persecution, a young Australian father escaping a dead-end job, and a bureaucrat caught up in a national scandal — are stuck in an immigration detention ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, psychological, captivating
Plot: deadly, family, life is a bitch, society, dishonesty, danger, disorder, escapades, adaptation, crimes, culture clash, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.4
 2K
Tommy (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: When a former high-ranking NYPD officer becomes the first female Chief of Police for Los Angeles, she uses her unflinching honesty and hardball tactics to navigate the social, political and national security issues that converge with enforcing the ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, disturbing, captivating, psychological
Plot: police investigation, police officer, police, chief of police, police chief, adaptation, deadly, danger, talented, investigation, murder, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
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 6.8
 44K
Dracula (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: Transylvania, 1897. The blood-drinking Count Dracula is drawing his plans against Victorian London. And be warned: the dead travel fast.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, brutal, bloody, bleak ...
Plot: vampire, dracula, vampire human love, nun, immortality, undead, vampire hunter, convent, based on a novel, male female relationship, captive, studying ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, contemporary, 1890s
Place: transylvania
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 7.5
 17K
Perry Mason (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1932 Los Angeles, the series focuses on the origin story of famed defense lawyer Perry Mason. Living check-to-check as a low-rent private investigator, Mason is haunted by his wartime experiences in France and suffering the effects of a ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, lawyer, false accusation, courtroom drama, investigation, origin story, courtroom, murder, perry mason, dishonesty, police corruption, legal action ...
Time: 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, united states, california
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 7.9
 4K
Small Axe (2020)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A look at the lives of a group of friends and their families living in West London from 1968 to 2014.
Style: anthology, thought provoking, captivating, suspense, disturbing
Plot: group of friends, black british, racism, racial issues, racial prejudice, social issues, race issues, racial stereotype, african american, social differences, racist, society ...
Place: london
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All Creatures Great & Small (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: The heartwarming and humorous adventures of a young country vet in the Yorkshire Dales in the 1930s. A remake of the 1978 series.
Style: sentimental, sweet, funny, light, humorous ...
Plot: veterinarian, village life, scot, animal human communication, countryside, following a dream, human animal relationship, new life, veterinary clinic, animals, golden retriever, workplace situations ...
Time: 1930s
Place: yorkshire
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 8.1
 12K
Love, Victor (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Victor is a new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city, and struggling with his sexual orientation. When it all seems too much, he reaches out to Simon to help him ...
Style: gay cinema, romantic, captivating, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: gay, gay teenager, lgbt teen, coming out, gay lead character, gay relationship, lgbt, male homosexuality, love, closeted gay, homosexual, gay son ...
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 7.6
 39K
Your Honor (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: The son of a respected judge is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices. A legal thriller that rips through all strata of New Orleans society.
Style: realistic, emotional, suspenseful, serious
Plot: courtroom drama, judge, courtroom, car accident, manslaughter, crime boss, parent child relationship, family relations, social relations, uncover truth, confession, father son relationship ...
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Sweet Magnolias (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Lifelong friends Maddie, Helen and Dana Sue lift each other as they juggle relationships, family and careers in the small, Southern town of Serenity.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, light, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: girlfriend girlfriend relationship, women, life, small town life, lovers, female friendship, girlfriend, life changing experience, friendship, faith, business, love and romance ...
Place: south carolina
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 7.6
 12K
Spinning Out (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Kat Baker is an up-and-coming, high-level single skater who is about to turn in her skates after a disastrous fall. When Kat seizes an opportunity to continue her career as a pair skater with a talented bad-boy partner, she risks exposing a fiercely ...
Style: inspirational, uplifting, suspense
Plot: figure skating, love, skating, mental health, athlete, human spirit, true love, mental illness, ambition, couple relations, family relations, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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Council of Dads (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: When Scott Perry, a loving father of five, has his entire life’s plan thrown into upheaval by an unexpected health scare, he calls on a few of his most trusted friends to step in as backup dads to help guide and support his growing family.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, thought provoking, compassionate ...
Plot: human spirit, desire, friendship, friendship between men, life & death, buddies, parent child relationship, death, assistant, partners, father daughter relationship, bittersweet ...
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Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After an unusual event, Zoey Clarke, a whip-smart computer coder forging her way in San Francisco, suddenly starts to hear the innermost wants, thoughts and desires of the people around her through popular songs.
Style: light, funny, uplifting, sweet, whimsical ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: programmer, song, psychic power, nerd, office romance, musical performance, musical number, song and dance, earthquake, singing, female protagonist, spoken inner thoughts ...
Place: san francisco
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 5.8
 2K
Nurses (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
TV show
Story: Follow five young nurses working on the frontlines of a busy hospital in downtown Toronto, dedicating their lives to helping others, while struggling to help themselves.
Style: medical drama, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: hospital, nurse, doctors and patients, doctor, workplace situations, workplace, health situation, cure, coworker, intelligence, staff, intern ...
Place: toronto ontario canada
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 6.2
 2K
Filthy Rich (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: When the patriarch of a mega-rich Southern family, famed for creating a wildly successful Christian television network, dies in a plane crash, his wife and family are stunned to learn that he fathered three illegitimate children, all of whom are ...
Style: light, ironic, cynical, christian film
Plot: rich, businessman, family relations, secret, family business, escapades, rivalry, intrigue, feud, death, brother sister relationship, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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