Netflix drama series is one of the most popular categories. Because most of the time we want to watch an immersive drama. This is because what makes the series attractive is that it is immersive, and drama series are successful in this regard. Let’s also emphasize that the most memorable series such as Breaking Bad, Sherlock, House of Cards are productions included in the drama genre.
We have brought together the best productions from Netflix drama series. In addition to the classics we have mentioned above, we have also included new Netflix drama series such as Mindhunter, Peaky Blinders, Anne with an E. Of course, we have listed all the series according to their IMDb scores. We also included our own scoring in the section where all the scores are.
Walter White, a chemistry teacher at a school, is a man who lives with his family on his own. Unfortunately, Walter, who goes to the hospital due to some ailments, learns that he has lung cancer. The thing that hurts the most about the reality of death is that he will leave his family behind. In some different events, he sees serious money in the drug industry. This is the best way to finance his family in the best way possible. Moreover, this does not seem very difficult for a successful chemist. And we would love to give you a chance to this legend of 5 seasons, where the tension does not drop even for a minute. In addition, this production has the highest IMDB rating among Netflix drama series.
Duration : Avg. Episode Length 49 min – 5 Seasons 62 episodes in total
Review and comment: Breaking Bad is a masterpiece that influenced the television world of 2000 and beyond. Considered by some to be the “best TV show” in history, Breaking Bad is an AMC series that started in 2008 and ended in 2013. The show has such a strong visual communication and emotional power that it almost created new subcultures. None of his players were the kind of players to be called “stars” in those years. But show creator Vince Gilligan has managed to create such chemistry that it’s still “what’s the best TV show of all time?” frequently mentioned in discussions.
Based on the detective Sherlock Holmes stories written by Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, this beautiful series comes to us with the adaptation of the script for the series. Michael Hurst, Rick Jacobson, and Jesse Warn share the director’s chair. This time the story takes place in the modern world. This time, Detective Sherlock, the secrets of today’s London await solutions. Next to Sherlock is again Doctor Watson. In addition to the text messages, e-mails and blogs, Sherlock continues to use the old methods, that is, his own style.
Duration : Avg. Episode Length 1 hour 28 min – 4 Seasons 15 episodes in total
Review and comment: All of the Sherlock productions and books had swept through a period. Just when said, “we’re overwhelmed now,” the BBC made a terrific attempt and brought out Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock, who lives in today’s world. Thanks to both the fast flow of the series and the detail hunting in the scenes, your mind works with maximum performance. In fact, it is not possible for you to fully understand some parts if you do not give yourself away. This texture that smells like genius makes this series the most special. If you are a detective and adventure lover, you should watch it.
When They See Us, a real story is about the unfair trial of five teenagers named after the Central Park Five for a crime they didn’t commit. Arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman out for a jog in Central Park, these five teens find themselves caught up in a nationwide case.
Duration : Avg. Episode Length is 1 hour 13 min – A total of 1 Season 4 episodes
Review and comment: When They See Us, a one-season and 4-episode television series, first of all impresses with its reality. The series, whose script is also based on a true story, shows how big a problem racism is for the world with all its nakedness. The series explains very well what injustice, the distortions in the justice system, and helplessness mean for people. Let’s also mention that the series producers are Oprah Winfrey and Robert De Niro.
The effects of the developing and changing society on individuals are also changing day by day. The returns of new technologies, the changing understanding of politics, media, and art are explained with science fiction elements in the series, each of which is different. Does the developing technology make the world more livable or does it imprison people in a universe where they can live as captives? What would it be like to live with chips worn around your neck, to monitor every step you take through your phone or computer? Black Mirror sheds light on the technologies and lives of the future with all its eeriness.
Review and comment: Black Mirror is an anthology series, each episode of which consists of separate scenarios, separate actors and is one of the first productions that come to mind when Netflix drama series is mentioned. If you are bored with the same subject all the time, it is a production that should be at the top of your list. The common side of every season and every episode is humanity and technology. Proceeding in this theme, the series creates a shocking effect by questioning basic concepts such as the state, technology, society and individual. At the end of each episode, you encounter a stunning finale. In addition, the futuristic reality of the series is so strong that it is said to cause anxiety in many of the audience.
We continue our Netflix drama series list with another legend! Based on the real life story of Pablo Escobar, the series follows law enforcement officers working to thwart a major drug ring. Mexican agent Javier Pena was sent from the United States to Colombia to capture Escobar. The sequel, Narcos: Mexico, chronicles independent drug traffickers and the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel in the 1980s. DEA agent Kiki Camarena’s fight against these cartels is the focus of the series.
Review and comment: Narcos is a big production that stands out among Netflix series. It is a unique series from successful acting, to the bohemian atmosphere of South America, from a real-life story to its impressive plot. Especially if you like passive crime series such as Breaking Bad, Ozark, Narcos, and Narcos, Mexico will satisfy you.
We are the guests of the Shelby’s gang in England during the Second World War. Won many awards Peaky Blinders is a series that should not be missed for those who love TV series about a particular historical period. In general, Peaky Blinders, which tells about gang life in England, satisfies the audience with its action and artistic aspects.
Duration : Avg. Episode Length 1 hour – 7 Seasons 37 episodes in total
Review and comment: It is one of the leading productions among the period series. The series reflects the era it is in, with everything. It’s not just doing it as a production. It also sheds light on the socio-economic, political, and social atmosphere of 1919. Also, Peaky Blinders has a very successful cinematographer. Even the visual pleasure created by the series is enough to watch. The main character of the series, Thomas Shelby, is one of the fictional characters that has gained massive fan bases in recent times.
Anne with an E tells about the journey of a woman waiting to be loved despite all the problems, bad things that have happened, challenging obstacles, wants to accept her existence on earth, and is fighting a great battle for it, from childhood to becoming an adult. Based on the novel “Anne of Green Gables” by Canadian novelist Lucy Maud Montgomery, the series is written by Moira Walley-Beckett, the screenwriter of Breaking Bad.
Duration : Avg. Episode Length 1 hour – 3 Seasons 27 episodes in total
Review and comment: This series, which tells about the 1800s, also offers a perfect period atmosphere. A rich visuality emerges when this atmosphere is combined with impressive nature images. The characters are so realistic that it’s like they’re breathing next to you. Apart from these, it offers emotionally compelling narratives about being a family, love, friendship, and a child’s inner world. Anne with an E is a warm production that will warm your heart with everything.
In Better Call Saul, where the crime and drama theme is handled, the events begin in 2002. It is possible to see many of the legendary characters of Breaking Bad in the series, which focuses on the story of Saul, whom we know from Breaking Bad. Jimmy, a lawyer in some financial difficulties, has made it his goal to win customers, apart from trying to win cases. While all this is going on, Jimmy has to grapple with the dangers around him.
Duration : Avg. Episode Length 46 min – 6 Seasons 63 episodes in total
Review and comment: You might think it looks like a boring lawyer drama, but it definitely isn’t. Besides crime and adventure, Better Call Saul is a very successful drama series. Just like in Breaking Bad, we watch a man go through a completely different transformation, caught between his desires and the reality of life. All the characters are so deep that when you watch the series, you keep saying, “this guy also has a story, but anyway.” It is an excellent production that satisfies the longing for Breaking Bad too much.
House Of Cards, which many viewers put at the top of the list as the best Netflix series, takes us on an exciting journey towards American politics. Parties that want political power put pressure on each other. However, it turns into a dirty war game. At that time, a politician named Frank Underwood is promised to become a foreign minister, but this promise remains in the air and is not fulfilled. This name, which has a lot of critical information, sets his sights on the top with ambition and starts to rise by competing with his rivals.
Duration : Avg. Episode Length 51 min – 6 Seasons 73 episodes in total
Review and comment: One of the most successful political series of recent times, where intrigue has peaked. The intelligence of Frank Underwood, one of the most important characters of the series, is extremely impressive. The most exciting part of the series is that the characters often look at the screen and talk to the audience. This is called “breaking down the fourth wall” in the cinema. Although it is a risky narrative technique, it provides a tremendous advantage to successful productions. House of Cards is one of the best examples of this. Let’s also remind you that the series is the first online series to win an Emmy.
One of the rising stars of Netflix science fiction series in recent years! Dark, a science fiction and thriller genre, deals with the mysterious events that occurred after the disappearance of two children in a small town. The story takes place in different periods, and its mystery sets it apart from other science fiction series, making it an elusive puzzle. Baran bo Odar, who also directed films such as Who Am I, Das letzte Schweigen, Nuit Blanche, directed the series full of horror and tension.
Duration : Avg. Episode Length 1 hour – 3 Seasons 26 episodes in total
Review and comment: A great confusion and an unsolved mystery. Dark is one of the most influential and impressive series of recent times, which requires focus on everything, where the mind blur is at its peak, and the concept of time is disappearing. You may need to take notes and watch the series by looking at some of the diagrams that the series gives you in order to solve and comprehend the events, people and times. This takes this series far beyond the “sit and watch” experience. Being in German also adds a different texture to Dark. In addition, a lot of clues are given at many points in the series. Capturing these details and seeing the effect on the result provides a completely different satisfaction as well as the pleasure of watching the series. The first few chapters may seem boring to you. There are so many characters, and they are all part of the story somehow. But after a few episodes, you will be watching an excellent series that wraps your mind and keeps your thoughts busy.
Steven, who is in the process of writing his last novel, is researching the content of his novel. While researching a ghost story, he gets a call from his sister. After that phone call, nothing stays the same. A broken family confronts haunting memories of their old home and terrifying events that drive them away. It has been 26 years, but the family has not completely forgotten what they went through in The Haunting.
Duration : Avg. Episode Length 50 min – 2 Seasons 13 episodes in total
Review and comment: The Haunting of Hill House is a successful horror series that constantly Flashes Back to the terrible events of the past. It is one of the productions that best handles the “haunted house” cliché we all know. The best part of the show as narration is that it takes place in two different periods. The series chronicles the traumas that family members who spent their childhood in this house still carry after many years. At the same time, you find yourself trying to solve the great mystery that caused all these supernatural events. And at the end of the series, you get surprising results. The Haunting is a horror series as well as a psychological thriller and a family drama series.
The Crown is a British-US co-production of The Crown, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. It deals with the ten years after Elizabeth’s marriage and accession to the throne. We also witness essential details about the communication between Elizabeth II, who we will see as a newly married woman in her mid-20s, with Winston Churchill. Stephen Daldry is in the director’s chair of the series, including Matt Smith, John Lithgow, and Victoria Hamilton.
Duration : Avg. Episode Length 58 min – 5 Seasons 41 episodes in total
Review and comment: Queen Elizabeth II and many of her royal family are still alive today. Despite this, The Crown is a brave series that contains a lot of criticism and tells about some scandals from time to time. Do not watch the series with the expectation of a history documentary, because it contains a lot of fictional events as well as real events. It is a really attractive period production with its costumes, decor and colors. The acting is poetic. All of the actors are proven names in the series industry. Even if you don’t like period productions, let’s underline that it is a series that you should definitely give a chance.
Telling the story of the creation of the FBI behavioral sciences department, Mindhunter has a true story. Mindhunter, which examines why people commit crimes in general and the elements that push a person to commit crimes, will give you new perspectives on sociology and psychology. Since the characters and the serial killers they talk about really lived in their time, the impressiveness of the series increases in parallel. Starring actors such as Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, and Anna Torv, Mindhunter is among the series that can be finished in one fell swoop. However, it is perfect for those who love crime, psychology, and sociology.
Duration : Avg. Episode Length 1 hour – 2 Seasons 19 episodes in total
Review and comment: First of all, Mindhunter is a series that reflects the mood of the 1970s very well. In the first season, the events are progressing especially through the character of Holden Ford. He is a very idealistic and very intelligent man. This aspect is likely to arouse your admiration. There are scenes that can be called psychological warfare. Holden Ford tries to trap criminals over their psychological weaknesses. He tries to capture their traumas and play on them. These scenes of the series were especially appreciated. Another striking aspect of the series is that the serial killers in the series are not fictional characters. All of these serial killers are actually the most notorious serial killers in world history. The similarities of the actors portraying these murderers are also striking. It is a production that we think psychological crime lovers will like very much.
After watching After Life, you involuntarily say that Ricky Gervais would have done it again. In the series, where we see both drama and comedy until the end, fine-detailed advice does not go unnoticed. Experienced names are accompanied by a cute dog in the series, where we are guests of the daily life of a newspaper writer who has difficulty accepting his wife’s death.
Duration : Avg. Episode Length 30 min – 3 Seasons 18 episodes in total
Review and comment: Think of a man who both wrote, directed and starred in the series. This man is famous comedian Ricky Gervais. Although this may seem strange, it actually has a great impact on the success of the series. The show may seem like it tells the story of a constantly depressed and suicidal man, but it’s actually a great synthesis of comedy and drama. The plot moves a little slow. It is normal for you to find it boring in this aspect, but the successful sitcoms in the series also appear in this way. One of the best quality, most original, most unique productions of recent times.
Elena Soarez wrote the screenplay for the series, which was inspired by real events in Brazil. After a significant corruption incident uncovered by a group of detectives, we will see the reflections on the people around, and we meet names such as Selton Mello, Carol Abras, and Enrique Diaz in the lead roles.
Duration : Avg. Episode Length 41 min – 2 Seasons 16 episodes in total
Review and comment: The production, also known as The Mechanism, is a successful South American TV series. We recommend you not to watch it with action expectation due to a production with a low tempo. The most interesting part of the series is that it is completely based on real events. As much as it is a crime series, it is actually a political and sociological series. If you are interested in the world order, media, politics, and corruption, we recommend watching it.
Claire Randall is a married combat nurse living in 1945. Traveling to 1743, he married the Scottish warrior Jamie Fraser. Claire gradually has feelings for Jamie, but time travel leaves her torn between the two men. Adapted from Diana Gobaldon’s book of the same name, Outlander is a story that blends love, science fiction and history.
Duration : Avg. Episode Length 1 hour 4 min – 6 Seasons 68 episodes in total
Review and comment: Outlander is different from other period series because it includes time travel. But this is not a time travel in the “science fiction” mind, but instead takes place around belief and spiritual elements. Also, the plot makes the series gripping. You may have to be patient for the first few episodes, but as you get to know the characters, you start to get addicted. The acting is very successful and we witness an impressive love story throughout the series.
Ozark tells the money laundering story of an investment banker father who specializes in money laundering and the problems he has with his family along the way. Father Martin goes to Ozark with his family to launder more money. Although everything seems easy on the plan, the family and Martin are not getting out of trouble because of this strange place and the problems experienced.
Duration : Avg. Episode Length 1 hour – 1 Season 38 episodes in total
Review and comment: Jason Bateman, who plays the main character of the series, is also the producer and director of all four episodes. Just like Ricky Gervais in After Life. This adds a remarkable coherence to the series, in our opinion. Ozark is a compelling money-laundering story of genius wielding for evil purposes! Its similarity to Breaking Bad is frequently discussed, but we think it is a very different productions. The color palette of the series is a bit heavy and consists of dark colors. It’s a little overwhelming, but it keeps the tension high. Ozark’s action and suspense pace does not drop for a moment. The stories come together perfectly and the plots are very successful.
Uhtred is the son of an English King. After losing his father in a war, he becomes the slave of Count Ragnar and is sent to a region inhabited by Pagans. Uhtred spends his childhood in that area. As a result of an attack, Count Ragnar is killed. Uhtred then returns to England. Upon the death of his father, his uncle, the new owner of the throne, dreams of killing the heir to the throne, Uhtred. Rumors arise that Count Ragnar was killed by Uhtred. On top of this gossip, neither the pagans nor the English help Uhtred. While trying to seek help, he stumbles upon the Kingdom of Wessex. Alfred, whom he met here, wants to save England from the pagan invasion. His biggest dream is to gather the country that survived the pagan invasion under one roof. Uhtred, on the other hand, does not know whether to choose the pagans or the English and is caught in a dilemma.
Review and comment: If you like productions that combine war, politics and history like Vikings and Spartacus, you should definitely watch The Last Kingdom. It is possible to watch many of the names that we heard in the history pages in the series as fictional characters.
The series is based on a true story. Marie is a young girl. She complains about being raped. However, Marie is accused of saying that this complaint is unfounded. Two female detectives are assigned to look into this case. Is Marie telling the truth, or is she trying to deceive people?
Review and comment: Kaitlyn Dever, the lead actress of the series, is the main reason that makes Unbelievable successful. Kaitlyn’s acting is enough to turn an ordinary investigation into a great mystery. You can’t help but get involved in guesses, reasoning efforts, and questioning the truth about who the culprit is. In this sense, the series manages to include its audience in the story ideally. One of our favorite points is the treatment and handling of the subject. In TV productions, serials, and movies, the psychological and dramatic wreckage of rape, a complex subject to study and talk about, is described successfully.
Sam Gardner is an 18-year-old teenager with autism. Atypical tells about Sam’s adventure of socialization and the difficulties he experienced with his family. In the main idea, individuals with autism and their experiences are discussed, the concept of “normal” is emphasized, and the audience is invited to think about it.
Review and comment: Atypical is a tragicomic series that tells autism as it is, away from emotional exploitation. Keir Gilchrist, the man of complex roles, gives a very successful performance. The episodes of the series are 20 minutes each, and it is very fluent. It is an enjoyable series that you can finish at once and will make you feel warm while watching.
Michael Scofield is a structural engineer who decided to kidnap his brother, wrongfully arrested for murder, from Fox River Prison. His brother is accused of killing the brother of the US Vice President, and the price for this crime is death. Incredibly intelligent Michael Scofield hatches an unbelievable plan. He goes to the bank, makes a robbery, and has his brother sent to prison. Michael has an ingenious plan. But a notorious mafia hitman, a notorious guard, and other inmates thwart Michael’s plan.
Review and comment: We couldn’t help but put the Prison Break legend, the first TV series experience for many of us, on this list. Even if you haven’t watched it, you may have heard a lot about it. A breathtaking adventure from start to finish. In addition, you go from shock to shock at what a poisonous intelligence can achieve. We don’t need any further praise. Prison Break is already a masterpiece, a classic in the TV series world…
Review and comment: Godless is a unique example of the modern Western genre with its shooting techniques, costumes, and decor. A production that will satisfy those who yearn for the Wild West. It differs a little from the Western genre in terms of subject. Rather than themes such as pale-skinned, Indian, black men, it deals with the brutality of the period. Sometimes you come across scenes that make the series look like an art movie. Sometimes the action doesn’t stop for a moment. An unusual series of dynamics and mathematics. Be sure to give it a try! It is one of the rare wild west themed productions you can see among Netflix drama series.
Starting in the world of teenage Otis, whose mother is a sex therapist, the series also sheds light on the lives in that region over time. For most people, being an adolescent is strange, random and confusing. Sex Education not only understands this, but also completely leans into it. While it adopts an educational attitude about sexuality and anatomy, it does not hesitate to entertain and make you laugh.
Review and comment: Sex Education is one of the most popular Netflix drama series of the last few years. It is very typical for the series to look like a youth series at first, but it is a new generation sexual health lesson. Yes, we are not kidding! The series makes us all question our point of view towards sexuality and grasp the well-known falsehoods about sexuality through events. In addition to all this, it entertains, makes you laugh and makes you wonder. One of the most popular aspects of the series is the color palette. Vivid colors take the viewing pleasure of the series to a whole new level.
Lucifer, the dark lord of hell, is unhappy and stuck in the dark world he is in. He resigns and opens a bar in Los Angeles. Lucifer, whose most important talent is to reveal people’s hidden passions, begins to support the Los Angeles Police Department in helping criminals after the murder committed next to him. On the other hand, an angel named Amenadiel is pressuring him to return to Hell, which has been left unattended.
Review and comment: Lucifer is actually a DC Comics character. So he’s a comic book character. Many of those who watch the series may not even know this. However, it appears as a detective/crime adaptation, not as in the comic book. But it does not compromise on the fantastic. Despite this, it is a highly appreciated production even by comic book lovers. The lead actor of the series, Tom Ellis, gives a legendary performance.
It is a science fiction television series based on the book of the same name by British author Richard K. Morgan. In the series, where human consciousness can be transferred to any body, and the body is treated only as a commodity, the main subject is immortality. Death is no longer an inevitable end for humans. It is possible to return to life in more substantial and developed bodies. Former warrior Takeshi Kovacs is imprisoned for centuries for the uprising against the new world. In order to survive, he must solve a mysterious murder.
Review and comment: A complete biopunk series! And there is an exciting information about the series: Altered Carbon has exceeded the budget of the first three seasons of Game of Thrones with its first season. Visually it is a magnificent production. Even if you don’t make an effort to understand the flow and plots, this visuality is enough to keep you on the screen.
In the series, where comedy and drama are synthesized very skillfully, many topics such as family relations, religion, homosexuality, prison life, cultural conflicts, women’s relations and racism are touched upon. When we look at the cast of the series, we see the following names: Taylor Schilling, Kate Mulgrew, Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks, Laura Prepon, Natasha Lyonne.
Review and comment: Orange Is the New Black takes place in a women’s prison, just like Vis a Vis. We often see the past stories of the characters. A series where comedy is a little more prominent. In fact, the characters are told how they are criminals by going deep. It is also possible to see Turkish characters in the series. A good mid-range series. It can be watched for a good time.
Do you sometimes feel stuck and overwhelmed in the society you live in? Well, if your answer is yes, have you ever tried to escape? Unorthodox is about the escape of Esty, a Jewish teenage girl, from her strict community. Just like her mother, they do not let go of Esty, who feels different and stuck in that community. How can someone who has never acted alone before adapting to life in another country? If you’re wondering, Unorthodox is waiting for you.
Review and comment: Unorthodox is a movie-like series based on a true story with very successful cinematography. The story of a woman’s escape to freedom comes up with very touching details. It is a vibrant production with its music, cinematography, and robust artistic expression. It also stands out among the new Netflix drama series.
It is the story of Jen, a young woman with a strange sense of humor and anger issues. After losing her husband, Jen meets a woman very different from herself. Unable to sleep for months after losing her husband, Jen begins to sleep thanks to the conversation of this unique woman she has just met for the first time. A powerful bond forms between these two women, and their lives begin to change.
Review and comment: Dead to Me is an excellent example of comedy and drama. A warm and enjoyable series that progresses through the friendship of two women. The series makes you reconsider your thoughts on death, killing. It is necessary to punish someone for what happened, but who? The series is driving you crazy at this dead end. It is a production that stands out with its immersiveness.
GLOW, the new series of Orange is the New Black team, is about the experiences of 14 women who could not hold on for a long time in Hollywood and who made up the cast of the women’s wrestling program that will be broadcast on television. But this main story focuses on one of these women, Ruth. Ruth’s biggest rival among these 14 women is Debby. Also, Sam is the head of these 14 women. Tired of low-budget jobs, Sam helps these women struggling to become the new stars of the wrestling world.
Review and comment: GLOW, which stands for Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, tells the story of the show program that was popular and aired in the USA in the 80s. The series received more acclaim than expected, and it was shot for four seasons. You are making a dream trip to the color television world of the 80s. Acting is very good.
The OA is the subject of the supernatural or The Original with the initiative, the Angel (the Original Angel), Prairie Johnson back after a seven-year hiatus visually impaired who disappeared years ago, and now the eye begins to see. After this exciting event, the lives of a high school math teacher and four of her students will change completely. Be sure to watch the story full of surprises of these people who entered an irreversible path.
Review and comment: The OA is a mysterious production that Netflix released in late 2016 when it was on the rise in Turkey! All of the characters in the series are individuals who have experienced bad things in their past or have not found happiness in their current life. This makes the sociological fiction of the series extraordinary. It even makes you question your own life from time to time. The series is adorned with religious, philosophical, and spiritual messages and is often based on mythological and philosophical references.