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Shows like Cobra Kai: Family Dramas with a Good Heart

The families in these dramas and dramedies may bicker, but that doesn't mean they don't love each other after their own, dysfunctional fashion. Not that they'd ever admit it...

Shows like Fleabag: Best Dramedies

The ancient Greeks divided their plays into comedies and tragedies, but the smiling and frowning masks are more extremes of a spectrum than binary variables, and some of the best TV shows of the past two decades, like Fleabag, Atlanta, Succession, and Shameless, find humor in deep pain and poignancy in funny situations.

Shows like Dear White People: Woke TV

These shows actively challenge norms that contribute to social injustice by ensuring representation and sympathetic portrayals of historically underrepresented groups.

Most Popular Current Network Dramas

Unlike HBO, Showtime, or Netflix, the traditional broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox) need to attract advertisers, which means their dramas cannot be too edgy, dark, or explicit, which makes for lighter binging than Breaking Bad or Game of Thrones.

Shows like Normal People: All you need is love

These shows avoid the Hallmark cliches of love, and captures its intensity, poignance, and potential for loss and pain.

Shows like This is Us: Best Family Dramas

Series that place intergenerational family dynamics at the center of the drama. Not all of these dramas are "family friendly"-i.e., you wouldn't want young kids watching the Sopranos or Succession.

Best Drama TV

Since the Sorpranos ushered in the Golden Age of television in 1999, networks and streaming services have launched thousands of English language drama series--this list rounds up the crème of the crop that stand out in terms of audience ratings, popularity, and critical acclaim.

Shows like Big Love: TV Tearjerkers

These dramas are sure to get you tearing up, crying, or downright balling. So grab a box of Kleenex before you start streaming.

Shows like After Life: Coping with Grief TV

These dramas and dramedies offer sympathetic and realistic portrayals of people coping with the loss of a loved one.

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