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Top 10 International Drama TV Series

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Who doesn’t love a little drama? Especially when you get to witness it. These top 10 web series have just the right amount of drama to keep you up all night binge watching.

10. The Alienist (2018)

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Based on the best selling psychological thriller, The Alienist, by the notable author, Caleb Carr, this web series is sure to blow your mind. The story is set in 1986 in New York, surrounded by the drastic economic classes and new-found technologies. The plot revolves around the continuous and similar murders of boy prostitutes in the city. Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, also known as the alienist, is a psychologist who makes it his mission to find out the murderer’s reasoning behind these gruesome acts. The cast includes Daniel Bruhl, Luke Evans and Dakota Fanning among others. This mind-numbing series is definitely worth a watch.

Cast: Daniel Bruhl, Luke Evans and Dakota Fanning
Production House / Channel: TNT

9. Greenhouse Academy (2017)

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Since its premiere last year on Netflix, this suspense drama has gained quite some popularity especially among the youth. Set in an elite boarding school in Southern California called ‘The Greenhouse’, this coming of age series is all smooth until there is a severe plot twist. The two rival groups of the school have to put aside their differences and join hands to overcome something that is more colossal than their rivalry. This series is engaging and quite interesting which makes it perfect binging material.

Cast: Ariel Mortman, Finn Roberts, Chris O’Neal
Production House / Channel: Netflix

8. Heartland (2007)

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This series premiered in 2007 and gained popularity over the course of time. The family drama revolves around Amy Fleming who discovers that she has inherited her late mother’s ability to heal horses. The family is brought close together by a tragedy that gives them the strength to stay that way through good times and bad. This Canadian drama stars Amber Marshall, Graham Wardle and Michelle Morgan among others. This series will leave you in tears.

Cast: Amber Marshall, Graham Wardle and Michelle Morgan
Production House / Channel: CBC

7. UnReal (2015)

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UnReal first premiered in 2015 on the channel, LifeTime and was quick to become an audience favourite. This light-hearted drama revolves around the relationships on a dating reality show. The producer of the reality show tries to mend the broken ties between the participants. The cast includes Shiri Appleby, Constance Zimmer and Craig Bierko among others. The series takes advantage of the drama that ensues within reality shows and makes an eventful story out of it. A fun show to watch on a casual Sunday afternoon.

Cast: Shiri Appleby, Constance Zimmer and Craig Bierko
Production House / Channel: LifeTime

6. The Originals (2013)

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The Originals is a spinoff on of the popular television series, ‘Vampire Diaries’. It first premiered in 2013 on CW. The original vampire family goes to New Orleans to reclaim the city for which they worked so hard from Marcel, the demonic vampire. The amazing cast includes Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies and Claire Holt among others. The vampire family drama has the right amount of horror amplified with the unexpected plot twists and supernatural beings. This one is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Cast: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies and Claire Holt
Production House / Channel: CW

5. The Terror (2018)

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Since its premiere in March, 2018 on AMC, this new series has gained quite some fans due to its brilliant plot. It stars Jared Harris, Ciaran Hinds and Paul Ready among others. Inspired by a true story, the series revolves around the Royal Navy’s quest to discover the Northwest Passage. Fighting against all odds and trying their best to beat the cold and isolation, closely escaping extinction, the crew desperately tries to survive. The drama shows the struggle of this group of men played by the amazing cast and has some bone chilling moments. A gripping story, you’ll find it hard to take a break while watching this one.

Cast: Jared Harris, Ciaran Hinds and Paul Ready
Production House / Channel: AMC

4. The Fosters (2013)

the fosters

This family drama revolves around an unconventional and slightly dysfunctional family. A lesbian couple played by Teri Polo and Sherri Saum, have a biological son and a bunch of adopted kids. The series is an insight into modern family life with a little drama and a lot of love and compassion. With some really good humour and a talented cast, this series has won hearts everywhere. This one is perfect for some light-hearted binging.

Cast: Teri Polo and Sherri Saum
Production House / Channel: Freeform

3. House of Cards (2013)

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Majority House Whip Francis Underwood exacts his vengeance with his cabinet members and also the President of US because he feels betrayed and wronged by them. Francis Underwood and his equally manipulative but ambiguous wife, Claire take the entire Washington by shock by climbing the ladder of power.
Cast: Robin Wright, Francis Underwood, Doug Stamper, Seth Grayson
Production/Channel: Netflix

2. Suits (2011)

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The legal drama, which initially premiered on the cable network USA, is now available on Amazon Prime. The award-winning series has an amazing cast including Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Gina Torres and Rick Hoffman among others. Suits has been critically acclaimed for its engaging storyline, the sharp dialogues, the characters and their portrayal. The stylish, extremely good-looking lawyers are stealing hearts and we all here for it.

Cast: Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Gina Torres and Rick Hoffman
Production House / Channel: USA

Honourable Mention: Billions (2016)

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This financial world drama premiered in 2016 on Showtime. The story revolves around a cold financial war between US Attorney Chuck Rhoades and hedge fund maestro Bonny Axelrod as they strive to put each other down in the financial world. The quest to attain power, fulfil greed and outdo competition makes for a brilliant and fresh series. The cast including Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis and Malin Akerman among others has given brilliant performances. The onscreen melodrama backed by an amazing narrative makes it a series worth watching.

Cast: Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis and Malin Akerman
Production House / Channel: Showtime

1. Game Of Thrones (2011)

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Back in 2011, when the first season of this fantasy drama came out, people were blown away by the complexity of the story and the larger than life production. Known for killing off your favourite characters mercilessly, George R R Martin, who is the writer of the series of books, A Song Of Ice and Fire, on which it is based, has also worked on the web series. The brilliant cast including Emilia Clarke, Kit Harrington, Leana Heady among many others have enhanced the already surreal storyline. This series, presented by HBO, is an audience favourite and we can’t wait for the last season to come out.

Cast: Emilia Clarke, Kit Harrington, Leana Heady
Production House / Channel: HBO

Whether you’ve had a long day or just need a Saturday night in, these web series are sure to keep you entertained.

 

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