“Oh My God! Did you see…? Do you know…? How could she…?” If you watch drama, you’ll always have something to talk about. You start off talking about how the lead character of a drama did a certain something and end up drifting into a conversation about something much deeper. This is what we love about dramas, don’t we? They are exaggerated versions of our “not so happening” lives that make us wonder what we would do if we were exposed to the situations in them. Good dramas try to confront us with real-life problems. And from time to time, don’t we all just love TV analogies when we’re counseling a depressed friend. We know those analogies are a little overboard and so does everyone, but they do make us feel good.
But dramas not only have an emotional impact on us but also a deeper physiological effect. They make our hearts beat faster with cliffhangers and plot twists. Our breathing patterns fluctuate when we watch something extremely intimidating and our senses flare up with these dramas. These shows stimulate us in a way that most things in real life don’t and they give our lives new meaning. Think about those days at your office or school when you can’t wait to go back home to watch the next episode of a drama show. That’s your mind craving stimulation there, and some shows will take this stimulation to a whole new level.
Attracting too much drama in real life can have serious consequences on us and the people around us, so it’s always better to go for an option that’s less destructive and indeed more entertaining. Drama movies are great but they end too soon and the drama buildup in those 2 hours is sometimes not enough. Sometimes, we need something more that’s more consistent and long term. This is where TV shows come in. There’s a long list of TV shows that have dramas that will completely make you step out of your own life and live the life of someone else, forgetting all your life problems for once and facing a fresh new perspective from someone else’s eyes. A lot of these TV shows are also available on Netflix now, so you have the freedom to tune in anytime and watch these. So, here’s the list of really good drama shows on Netflix that are available to stream right now.
20. Sex Education (2019 – Present)
Young or old, this show will be relatable for you in one way or the other. ‘Sex Education’ is not just about sex, but also about a lot of real-life problems faced by everyone. It’s also about making the right choices and living a respectful life, no matter who you are. Most of all it’s about self-acceptance in a world that keeps trying to bring you down for being who you are. The show revolves around the life of Otis, a young, socially awkward teenager whose mother is a sex therapist. He soon realizes that he too has the ability to comfort those who are sexually distressed. Otis starts counseling the students of his school and gets popular for his ability to help teenagers with sex problems. Each episode features a new story of a new bunch of teenagers who are experiencing sex-related problems. The show has a lot of life lessons, comedy and a whole lot of drama that make it binge-worthy.
19. Breaking Bad (2008 – 2013)