Dramas
shocked.png

Drama Series: 85

Breaking Bad

Premiered In: 2007 Status: Ended
5 Seasons, 60 Minute Episodes
breaking-bad.jpg

Notes:

Similar to Weeds, this series tells the story of an ordinary citizen's descent into crime. When a highschool chemistry teacher is diagnosed with cancer, he wishes to provide his family with financial security and therefore starts a meth lab in order to bring in extra money. Of course, nothing ever turns out quite the way you'd think.

Broadchurch

Premiered In: 2013 Status: Ongoing
2 Seasons, 60 Minute Episodes
broadchurch.jpg

Notes:

David Tennant leads this cast in a British crime drama that investigates murders in a small, coastal town. Each murder takes an entire season to solve, as the episodes attempt to simulate real-time investigations as closely as possible. As a Doctor Who fan, it's also interesting to see the large number of cast members and extras cross over between the two series.

Cane

Premiered In: 2007 Status: Ended
1 Seasons, 60 Minute Episodes
cane.jpg

Notes:

Cane is the story of a family who uses sugar cane to make their world famous Rum. They're somewhat less than squeaky clean and of course, there is a rival family to keep them busy. This was a nighttime soap opera much like Dallas. Sadly, it didn't last long.

Deadliest Warrior

Premiered In: 2009 Status: Ended
3 Seasons, 60 Minute Episodes
deadliest-warrior.jpg

Notes:

This pseudo-documentary series attempts to predict the best warriors in history, by pairing them up with enemies who would often not be their contemporaries. Using experts in the fields of various combat, historical, sports and medical fields, relevant data is generated and input into a computer simulation. At the end of each episode a choreographed, in character fight sequence demonstrates the outcome and a winner is chosen. It may be somewhat scientific and a lot of baloney, but it is a lot of fun, just the same.

Designated Survivor

Premiered In: 2017 Status: Ongoing
1 Seasons, 60 Minute Episodes
designated-survivor.jpg

Notes:

When the President of the United States and the entire government is blown up by a terrorist cell operating within the government, a lone politician becomes the de facto President and attempts to rebuild the nation.

Dexter

Premiered In: 2006 Status: Ongoing
8 Seasons, 60 Minute Episodes
dexter.jpg

Notes:

This is one of my favourite dramas of all time. Dexter is a blood spatter analyst for the Miami Police Department. He witnessed his mother being murdered right before his eyes when he was just three years old. As a result, he became a serial killer, but with a "code". He only kills other serial killers. It's a fascinating story of an anti-hero.

Downton Abbey

Premiered In: 2010 Status: Ended
6 Seasons, 60 Minute Episodes
downton-abbey.jpg

Notes:

This drama is a period piece set in the early 1800's. It tells the tale of a family, distantly related to the Royals.

Fables Of The Green Forest

Premiered In: 1973 Status: Wish-List
1 Seasons, 30 Minute Episodes
fables-of-the-green-forest.jpg

Notes:

This was one of my favourite after school shows when I was really young. I can still remember the theme song. It was another Japanese anime shows translated into English. The adventures were about the lives of many animals in their natural habitat, despite being anamorphic.

Flashpoint

Premiered In: 2008 Status: Ended
5 Seasons, 60 Minute Episodes
flashpoint.jpg

Notes:

This cop drama focuses on a team called the SRU (Strategic Response Unit). It's a psychological roller coaster and a lot of fun.

Grey's Anatomy

Premiered In: 2004 Status: Ongoing
11 Seasons, 60 Minute Episodes
grey-s-anatomy.jpg

Notes:

This is a typical medical drama. My wife likes it, but it's not my cup of tea.

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License