Best TV Dramas & Mini Series of All Timeby smay-stjohn | created - 15 Feb 2018 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
*Still in Progress* - Ongoing List of the Best TV Dramas in History
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1. The Sopranos (1999–2007)
TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama
New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life that affect his mental state, leading him to seek professional psychiatric counseling.
2. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future.
5. Mad Men (2007–2015)
TV-14 | 47 min | Drama
A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper.
8. The Leftovers (2014–2017)
TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Three years after the disappearance of two percent of the global population, a group of people in a small New York community try to continue their lives while coping with the tragedy of the unexplained nature of the event.
9. Fargo (2014– )
TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder in and around frozen Minnesota. Yet all of these tales mysteriously lead back one way or another to Fargo, North Dakota.
14. Treme (2010–2013)
TV-MA | 59 min | Drama, Music
Life after Hurricane Katrina as the residents of New Orleans try to rebuild their lives, their homes, and their unique culture in the aftermath of one of the worst natural disasters in the USA.
20. Narcos (2015–2017)
TV-MA | 49 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, as well as the many other drug kingpins who plagued the country through the years.
21. Godless (2017)
TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Western
In the 1880s American West murderous outlaw gang leader Frank Griffin hunts for ex-protege Roy Goode. Frank's chase leads him to La Belle, New Mexico - a town inhabited, after a mining disaster, almost entirely by women.
23. Banshee (2013–2016)
TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An ex-con assumes the identity of a murdered sheriff in the small town of Banshee, Pennsylvania, where he has some unfinished business.
My Amazon review - I rated it 4 stars out of 5 simply because this is my type of cable TV entertainment. If I were a professional critic, I would likely give it 3 stars. What it lacks with many plot holes, it makes up with outstanding hand to hand combat, gunfights, explosions, criminal rivalries and partnerships and a pretty decent story foundation. I love the "friendship" between Job and Sugar. It adds some levity to the series. Job and Burton are probably my two favorite characters in the series. Props to the writer(s) who created those characters, but there are other fun characters as well. If you can get past some of the absolutely unbelievable things that take place in this small town with a sheriff department with only four employees (aside from the secretary), this is a fun show. Don't expect everything to make sense and every story arch to be tied up. All in all, if you enjoy crime stories about high level theft and drug dealing, computer hacking, identity theft, lots of bullets and fists flying, then Banshee is well worth your time and money.
24. Atlanta (2016– )
TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Based in Atlanta, Earn and his cousin Alfred try to make their way in the world through the rap scene. Along the way they come face to face with social and economic issues touching on race, relationships, poverty, status, and parenthood.
28. Sneaky Pete (2015–2019)
TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama
A con man on the run from a vicious gangster takes cover by assuming the identity of his prison cellmate, Pete, reuniting with his estranged family, that threatens to drag him into a world just as dangerous as the one he's escaping.
31. Chernobyl (2019)
TV-MA | 330 min | Drama, History, Thriller
In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics becomes one of the world's worst man-made catastrophes.
33. Lonesome Dove (1989)
TV-14 | 384 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
Two former Texas Rangers renew their spirit of adventure as they and several other residents of a small Texas town join a cattle drive to the Montana Territory.
35. Watchmen (2019)
TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name, while attempting to break new ground of its own.
40. True Detective (2014– )
TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Seasonal anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law.