50 Favorite Drama Series

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1.
Game of Thrones (2011 TV Series)
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While a civil war brews between several noble families in Westeros, the children of the former rulers of the land attempt to rise to power. (56 mins.)
 
2.
House of Cards (1990 Mini-Series)
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Francis Urquhart is the chief whip of the Conservative party. When Margaret Thatcher resigns as leader... (226 mins.)
 
3.
To Play the King (1993 Mini-Series)
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Francis Urquhart, the unscrupulous but cunning Conservative Prime Minister, has his survival threatened... (218 mins.)
 
4.
The Final Cut (1995 Mini-Series)
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Francis Urquhart is too experienced a politician not to know that everything must end, even his long career as British prime minister... (206 mins.)
 
5.
Political Animals (2012 Mini-Series)
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A divorced, former First Lady, is currently serving as the Secretary of State. She deals with State Department issues, while trying to keep her family together. (360 mins.)
 
6.
Downton Abbey (2010 TV Series)
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A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th Century. (58 mins.)
 
7.
The West Wing (1999 TV Series)
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Inside the lives of staffers in the west wing of the White House. (44 mins.)
 
8.
The Whole Truth (2010 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
9.
Entourage (2004 TV Series)
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Film star Vince Chase navigates the vapid terrain of Los Angeles with a close circle of friends and his trusty agent. (28 mins.)
 
10.
A Little Princess (1973 TV Series)
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Sara, a wealthy and imaginative young girl, raised in India, is placed in a London boarding school by her army officer father... (25 mins.)
 
11.
The Count of Monte Cristo (1998 Mini-Series)
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The Classic tale from Alexandre Dumas. Edmond Dantes is unjustly sent to prison for 18 years. He escapes to reclaim his fiancée Mercedes and revenge against his nemesis, Mondego. (400 mins.)
Director: Josée Dayan
 
12.
Queer as Folk (1999 TV Series)
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A controversial Drama which chronicles the lives of Stuart and Vince, and also 15 year old Nathan who is in love with Stuart. (48 mins.)
 
13.
The Sopranos (1999 TV Series)
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New Jersey mob boss, Tony Soprano, deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life. (55 mins.)
 
14.
Oz (1997 TV Series)
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A series chronicling the daily activities of an unusual prison facility and its criminal inhabitants. (55 mins.)
Director: Gregory Dark
 
15.
QB VII (1974 Mini-Series)
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A physician sues a novelist for publishing statements implicating the doctor in Nazi war crimes. (390 mins.)
 
16.
Rome (2005 TV Series)
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A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic. (90 mins.)
 
17.
The Pillars of the Earth (2010 Mini-Series)
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Set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles which tears lives and families apart. (60 mins.)
 
18.
Men of a Certain Age (2009 TV Series)
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A group of college buddies in the throes of middle age keep their friendship going long after they've graduated. (60 mins.)
 
19.
The Shield (2002 TV Series)
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The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking... (47 mins.)
 
20.
Twin Peaks (1990 TV Series)
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An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks. (47 mins.)
 
21.
Generation War (2013 Mini-Series)
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Five friends go out to war and promise each other to be back for Christmas. (270 mins.)
 
22.
Caesar (2002 TV Movie)
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Twenty year-old Julius Caeser flees Rome for his life during the reign of Sulla but through skill and ambition rises four decades later to become Rome's supreme dictator. (240 mins.)
Director: Uli Edel
 
23.
Carlos (2010 Mini-Series)
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The story of Venezuelan revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the 1975 OPEC meeting. (334 mins.)
 
24.
Camelot (2011 TV Series)
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King Uther dies suddenly. Britain is facing chaos. The sorcerer Merlin appoints the not so known son... (45 mins.)
 
25.
Roots (1977 Mini-Series)
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A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation. (570 mins.)
 
26.
Napoléon (2002 Mini-Series)
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The year is 1816, and NAPOLEON, held prisoner by the British on the island of St. Helena, is telling the young English girl BETSY his life story... (380 mins.)
 
27.
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006 TV Series)
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A behind-the-scenes look at a fictional sketch-comedy TV show. (60 mins.)
 
28.
Providence (1999 TV Series)
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Successful Hollywood plastic surgeon Sydney Hansen returns home to Providence, Rhode Island to try to keep her dysfunctional family together with the help of her mother's friendly ghost. She also finds work with the local free clinic. (60 mins.)
Director: Ian Toynton
 
29.
Ally McBeal (1997 TV Series)
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Ally McBeal and Billy Thomas were going steady throughout their childhoods. Ally even followed Billy... (45 mins.)
 
30.
Julia (1968 TV Series)
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Julia Baker is a young African-American woman working as a nurse. She is also a widow (her husband died in Vietnam) trying to raise a young son alone. (30 mins.)
 
31.
Le miroir de l'eau (2004 Mini-Series)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Edwin Baily
 
32.
Les Misérables (2000 Mini-Series)
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The scene is set during the French Restoration at the beginning of the 19th century. Jean Valjean, a... (90 mins.)
 
33.
Equador (2008 Mini-Series)
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It is 1905 and Luis Bernardo Valenca, a thirty-seven-year-old bachelor and owner of a small shipping company...
 
34.
United States of Tara (2009 TV Series)
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A woman struggles to find a balance between her dissociative identity disorder and raising a dysfunctional family. (30 mins.)
 
35.
Trust Me (2009 TV Series)
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A look at the private and professional lives of employees at the Chicago advertising agency Rothman, Greene & Moore. (60 mins.)
 
36.
Gilmore Girls (2000 TV Series)
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A drama centering around the relationship between a thirtysomething single mother and her teen daughter living in Stars Hollow, Connecticut. (44 mins.)
 
37.
Rescue Me (2004 TV Series)
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Tommy Gavin deals with the fears of his job as a firefighter and seeing his ex-wife dating other men. (60 mins.)
 
38.
Titanic (2012 Mini-Series)
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The world's largest ship, the Titanic, meets with disaster when it strikes an iceberg on its maiden voyage. (190 mins.)
 
39.
Lou Grant (1977 TV Series)
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The trials of the former TV station manager, turned newspaper city editor, and his journalist staff. (60 mins.)
 
40.
Tyrant (2014 TV Series)
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An unassuming American family is drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation. (60 mins.)
 
41.
Carnivàle (2003 TV Series)
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During the Great Depression, an Oklahoma farm boy and a charismatic minister learn that they are key players in a proxy war being fought between Heaven and Hell. (55 mins.)
 
42.
Band of Brothers (2001 Mini-Series)
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The story of Easy Company of the US Army 101st Airborne division and their mission in WWII Europe from Operation Overlord through V-J Day. (70 mins.)
 
43.
Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010 TV Series)
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Watch the story of history's greatest gladiator unfold with graphic violence and the passions of the women that love them. This is Spartacus. (55 mins.)
 
44.
Nip/Tuck (2003 TV Series)
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The dark and twisted trials of two plastic surgeons. (44 mins.)
 
45.
Everwood (2002 TV Series)
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A widowed brain surgeon from Manhattan moves his two children to the small mountain town of Everwood, Colorado. (60 mins.)
 
46.
Privileged (2008 TV Series)
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A Yale-educated journalism major reluctantly becomes a live-in tutor for two spoiled grand-daughters of a Palm Beach cosmetics business magnate. (45 mins.)
 
47.
Wheels (1978 Mini-Series)
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(600 mins.)
Director: Jerry London
 
48.
Big Love (2006 TV Series)
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A polygamist and his relationship with his three wives. (60 mins.)
 
49.
Six Feet Under (2001 TV Series)
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A drama series that takes a darkly comical look at members of a dysfunctional California family that runs an independent funeral home. (55 mins.)
 
50.
Men in Trees (2006 TV Series)
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A relationship-advice guru, upon learning that her fiancé is cheating on her, decides to stay in a small town in Alaska, the most recent stop on her book tour. It's in this remote town, where the ratio of men to women is ten to one, she realizes she can truly learn about the subject she thought she knew so well -- how to find, and keep, a good man. (45 mins.)