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Shows like Man in the High Castle: Fascist State Dystopias

If television shows reveal our collective hopes and fears, then the recent spate of television dramas imagining the resurgence of fascism is cause for grave concern. Even worse are documentaries chronicling the actual rise of fascism.

Shows like A Very English Scandal: Russell T Davies TV

Series written and produced by Russell T Davies, a prominent Welsh writer who reinvigorated the Doctor Who series. His work often features LGBTQ characters.

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.

Shows like The Handmaid's Tale: Political Dystopias

These shows imagine what life would be like under a fundamentalist dictatorship, Nazis, Russians, and occupying forces--makes the current political situation look almost palatable by comparison. Almost.

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.

Greatest Modern British Drama TV

The United Kingdom has produced some of the greatest series in television's Golden Age, including Sherlock, Black Mirror, Peaky Blinders, Luther, and of course Downton Abbey, and we've rounded up the best of the lot based on audience ratings, popularity, and critical acclaim.

Shows like Bodyguard: Modern Downing Street Dramas

In London, the BBC's Television Centre is only six miles from the Palace of Westminster where Parliament meets, ensuring a steady stream of high quality TV dramas about British politics.

Shows Like Homeland: Political Thriller TV

While modern politics may seem more unpredictable than anything a TV writer could come up with, these shows give reality a run for its money, with fast-paced plot lines around terrorism, corruption, and political scandals.

Shows like Revenge: Modern Takes on the Classic Soap Opera

These shows take their inspiration from the classic soap opera formula of focusing on relationships within families, friends, and co-workers, spicing things up with plenty of intrigue, romance, power struggles, personal feuds, secrets and lies, and periodically lapsing into sentimentality and melodrama.

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