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Shows like Orange is the New Black: Netflix Dramas

Long gone are the days of the studios' monopoly on quality content. In 2020, Netflix will spend $17 billion on original content compared to $4 billion for HBO. And Netflix lavish spending is producing some quality shows--Netflix won 27 Primetime Emmys in 2019 versus 34 for HBO.

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.

Best Crime TV

A (police) round-up of some of the highest rated, award-winning, most popular, and most influential crime shows--crime doesn't pay except for streaming services.

Shows like Making a Murderer: Best True Crime

These documentaries and dramatizations explore high-profile crimes in depth, digging into the motivations of the accused, and in some cases documenting miscarriages of justice.

Shows like American Crime: The Human Cost of Crime

Most crime shows focus on catching and trying the culprit, but these series explore the enduring impact of crime on victims, families, communities, and the accused themselves.

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 Law and Order: Courtroom Drama

Shows about prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, and juries, ranging from fictional procedurals to re-enactments of real life trials.

Shows like Unbelievable: Best True Crime Dramatizations

These binge-worthy series tell the real-life stories of crime and punishment including well-known series like The People v. OJ Simpson and hidden gems like The Mechanism.

Critical Police Documentaries

The Black Lives Matter movement has shone a bright light on the systemic racism that plagues many police departments, and these documentaries explore racism, abuses of power, and corruption among law enforcement agencies.

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