Are you the kind of person who gets bored watching a movie but is up for clicking the ‘Next Episode’ button on your phone? I hear you! It is always fun to watch a series. They don’t take up hours of your time. Moreover, they also build up excitement for the next episode. Well if you are a true admirer, here are 15 drama TV series you can watch on Netflix.

1. Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad is an American thriller drama TV series. The series is best known for its story and its characters. The story is about a high school chemistry teacher Walter White who is overly qualified to teach teenagers. In reality, he is this very decent man who never once abused, smoked or had bad behaviour. But as fate has it, he gets third-stage lung cancer. In his struggle to gather money for his treatment he meets his ex-student Jesse Pinkman and becomes the mastermind in the meth business.

Breaking Bad poster

The cast includes Bryan Cranston (Walter White), Anna Gunn (Skyler White) and Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman). The following TV series won three Primetime Emmy Awards and six Critics’ Choice Awards.

IMDB Rating: 9.4/10

2. Lucifer

Lucifer is an American fantasy-comedy TV series. The series is based on the fact that the Devil has gone out on a little vacation. Lucifer Morningstar/Satan or most famous Beelzebub! The Devil abandons hell and takes a vacation in Los Angeles. Moreover, he runs this elite nightclub in LA. His superpower is knowing people’s desires. But this is not the case with NYPD Detective Chloe Decker.

Lucifer poster

Further, the series reveals many characters from the Bible, including Eve, Amenadiel and God himself. If you love fantasy then this series is absolutely for you! The cast includes Tom Ellis (Lucifer Morningstar), Lauren German (Chloe Decker) and D.B. Woodside (Amenadiel).

IMDB Rating: 8.1/10

3. Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders is a British crime-drama TV series. The series is set in Birmingham, where the local gang Peaky Blinders exploit and becomes a large group of gangsters. The series is originally based on a real local gang with the same name. However, the gang was active only till the 1910s. The leader of the gang is Tommy Shelby along with his two brothers and also includes two women gangsters.

Netflix series Peaky Blinders

Although the lead of this series is gangsters who kill for fun, you can’t help but feel sorry for them! Moreover, this season is a little sad for Peaky Blinder fans as the beloved character Polly Gray earlier that year! The cast includes Cillian Murphy (Tommy Shelby), Helen McCrory (Polly Gray) and Paul Anderson (Arthur Shelby).

IMDB Rating: 8.8/10

4. Kota Factory

Kota Factory is an Indian drama TV series. The name Kota suggests a city in Rajasthan. Kota is famous for its coaching centres and is an educational hub. The story is about a student Vaibhav who dreams of cracking IIT by clearing JEE Advanced exam. With the help of their professor, Jeetu Bhaiya who is more like a friend the students overcome their problems.

Kota Factory on Netflix

The series beautifully talks about increasing competition, academic pressure, teenage problems and so on. This is a must-recommended series for people of absolutely any age group. The cast includes Mayur More (Vaibhav Pandey), Ranjan Raj (Balmukund Meena) Jitendra Kumar (Jeetu Bhaiya) and Ahsaas Channa (Shivangi Ranawat).

IMDB Rating: 9.1/10

5. Queen’s Gambit

Queen’s Gambit is an American coming-of-age drama TV series. The story talks about an orphan girl who goes on to become a chess prodigy. Beth Harmon, the child prodigy, suffers from a severe addiction to alcohol, drugs and playing chess. The miniseries is originally based on a novel of the same name. The series received great praise, especially for lead actor Anya Taylor-Joy’s performance.

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Queen’s Gambit on Netflix

Moreover, the series accurately depicts high-level chess competitions conducted around the world. It also depicts the amount of work needed to be a mastermind. The cast includes Anya Taylor-Joy (Beth Harmon), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Benny Watts) and Moses Ingram (Jolene- Beth’s Best friend).

IMDB Rating:8.6/10

6. Squid Games

Squid game is a South-Korean drama TV series. Released in 2021, the series received great fame and became a major part of games and reels on social media. The series is about contestants who are willing to play a dangerous child’s game. Most of the contestants have financial problems and will be rewarded with a cash prize if they are able to get out of the game alive.

Squid Game

Since its release, the series became the most watched on Netflix. The cast includes Lee Jung-Jae (Seong Gi-hun), Park Hae-soo (Cho Sang-woo) and HoYeon Jung (Kang Sae-byeok or contestant 067)

IMDB Rating: 8/10

7. The Vampire Diaries

Vampire Diaries is an American fantasy and supernatural teen drama TV series. If you are a fan of blood-sucking vampires then this series is for you! The series is like regular teen drama but with people running faster than flash, super-strength and extremely attractive!

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The vampire diaries cast

The cast includes Nina Dobrev (Elena Gilbert), Paul Wesley (Stefan Salvatore) and Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore)

IMDB Rating: 7.7/10

8. Emily in Paris

Emily in Paris is an American comedy-drama TV series. The series is set in the heart of Paris. Emily is an influencer in an American marketing agency. She is sent to Paris to provide an American view to the French agency Savoir. In Paris, she struggles to keep up in the workplace and learn their language.

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Emily in Paris season 2 on Netflix

The series was a huge success and was renewed for seasons 2 and 3. The series is very fun, and you can say colourful to the eyes! If you love fashion then this is for you! The cast includes Lily Collins (Emily Cooper), Lucas Bravo (Gabriel) and Ashley Park (Mindy Chen).

IMDB Rating: 7/10

9. Bojack Horseman

Bojack Horseman is an American adult animated comedy-drama TV series. The series is about superstar Bojack Horseman who turned into a drug addict. You might think that animated is something for children, but you’ll be surprised to know that the series is relatable on many fronts.

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Bojack Horseman

What makes this one of the best series is that every character in the show connects with you on certain levels. The cast voice includes Will Arnett (Bojack Horseman), Amy Sedaris (Princess Carolyn) and Aaron Paul (Todd Chavez).

IMDB Rating: 8.7/10

10. Sex Education

Sex Education is a British comedy-drama TV series. The series talks about teenage lives and educates on certain levels. Moreover, the series received praise as it handled many sensitive topics with great care and sometimes used humour.

sex education

Especially Gillian Anderson (Jean Milburn) who is a sex therapist plays a very important role in the series. The cast includes Asa Butterfield (Otis Milburn), Emma Mackey (Maeve Wiley) and Ncuti Gatwa (Eric Effiong).


11. Dark

Dark is a German thriller sci-fi drama TV series. The series is based on time theories and time travel. Although the start of the series can be a little confusing, the series is totally worth it. On its release, many fan theories came out and kept the audience busy.

Dark on Netflix.

The series is also said to have one of the best endings. Moreover, the writing, direction and casting were praised worldwide. Even the songs from the series received much recognition. The cast includes Louis Hofmann (Jonas Kahnwald), Maja Schöne (Hannah Kahnwald).

IMDB Rating: 8.7/10

12. Better Call Saul

Better Call Saul is an American drama TV series. It is actually second part of Breaking Bad. The series was announced after huge success of Breaking Bad. And even the next part got positive response.

Saul Goodman in Better call Saul

The story involves Walter White’s lawyer in Breaking Bad, Saul Goodman. He proved to be a very useful lawyer and became a popular character in no time. The cast includes Bob Odenkirk (Saul Goodman), Jonathan Banks (Mike Ehrmentraut) and Gaincarlo Esposito (Gus Fring).

IMDB Rating: 8.8/10

13. Ginny and Georgia

Ginny and Georgia is an American comedy-drama TV series. The series talks about a teenage girl and her mother. It explains the mother- daughter relationship.

Ginny and Georgia

Teenage daughter Ginny finds out about her mother’s past and decided to find answers. While Georgia a mother of two tried hard to not repeat her last mistakes. The cast includes Antonia Gentry (Ginny) and Brianne Howey (Georgia).

IMDB Rating; 7.4/10

14. Mai

Mai is an Indian thriller drama TV series. The series involves a mother who is desperate to find the reason for her daughter’s death. Sakshi Tanwar who plays the lead in the series, has done justice to her role.

Mai on Netflix

The series received huge praise for Sakshi’s acting and the overall Story. The cast includes Sakshi Tanwar (Sheel Chaudhary) and Wamiqa Gabbi (Supriya Chaudhary)

IMDB Rating: 7.3/10

15. You

You is an American psychological thriller TV series. The series was hyped a lot on its release. It was praised for its cast and story writing. The story is about Joe Goldberg very overpossesive psycho lover. His ways of living are really toxic.

You on Netflix

The story is about how different girls and men fall prey to his Psycho behaviour until he finds someone as crazy as him! The cast includes Penn Badgley (Joe Goldberg), Victoria Pedretti (Love Quinn)