The Top 10 sophisticated American TV drama with High-Art

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With the increasing popularity of American drama, people like to discuss the American drama. Now more and more American drama plays focus on the in-depth of mining of Human nature and society and has produced more and more superior works. The following Top 10 high quality American dramas are worth for your watching.

1. Six Feet Under (2001)

Six Feet Under

IMDb 8.8/10

Creator: Alan Ball

Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy

The story is basically around the family of Fisher who are in the funeral industry. This family still strive to adhere to the family service for a living under the general trend of monopoly in the funeral industry in the United States. Each episode starts as a person's accidental death with different ways of dying, some of which are very unexpected and make people feel fresh. The drama is more making people think about life with some humor.

2. True Detective(2014)

True Detective

IMDb 9.1/10

Creator: Nic Pizzolatto

Stars: Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams

This TV series uses a multi-perspective narrative and Woody Harrison and Matthew McConaughey played two detective partner. They investigated the unsolved case which happened 17 years ago, looking for the Louisiana serial killer involving the case.

3. Mad Men(2007)

Mad Men

IMDb 8.6/10

Creator: Matthew Weiner

Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser

The Background of Mad Men Set in the advertising industry in New York in 1960s. The actor is a typical American male and has an excellent performance at work, but lost in the family, lovers and self.

4. The Sopranos(1999)

The Sopranos

IMDb 9.2/10

Creator: David Chase

Stars: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco

Tony is suffering from anxiety under the pressures of cause and family. He decided to go for a psychiatrist. The doctors Jennifer gradually understand that Tony who self-proclaimed that his occupation is "waste disposal consultant" is the gang leader who controls the operation of New Jersey Gang in fact during the course of their conversation.

5. Fargo (2014)


IMDb 9.0/10

Creator: Noah Hawley

Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman

Lester Nygaard had a failure career at the age of forty as an insurance manager and was looked down upon by his wife. What’s worse, he was hit by his high school classmate. When Nygaard went to the hospital for the injury, he met the mysterious person Lorne with unknown identity. He complained to Lorne about his own life. But he doesn’t know his quite life will be completely changed from this moment.

6. Twin Peaks(1990)


Twin Peaks

IMDb 8.9/10

Creator: Mark Frost, David Lynch

Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick

The play is mainly about FBI agent Dale Cooper going to twin peaks for investigating the murder case of high school student Laura Palmer.


7. Olive Kitteridege (2014)

奥丽芙·基特里奇/Olive Kitteridge(2014)

IMDb 8.4/10

Creator: Lisa cholodenko

Stars: Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, Ken Cheeseman

This drama is Adapted from the Elizabeth Straut’s short stories which had won the Pulitzer Prize. The story is mainly about the female Middle school teacher Olive Kittredge in a small town of Maine describing the different kinds of people around her.

8. Mildred Pierce(2011)

Mildred Pierce

IMDb 7.7/10

Creator: Todd Haynes

Stars: Kate Winslet, Guy Pearce, Evan Rachel Wood

This play is according to the James M.Cain's same name novel describing the struggle of a single mother during the economic depression period.

9. The Night of (2016)

罪夜之奔/The Night Of(2016)

IMDb 8.7/10

Creator: Steven Zaillian

Stars: Riz Ahmed, Bill Camp, Peyman Moaadi

Nasir "Naz" Khan who is Pakistan American College Student lives in Queens, New York with his parents. One day, Naz went to Manhattan taking a party by his father’s taxi. Unexpectedly, he was arrested for murder making the perfect night which it should be became a nightmare.

10. Angles in America(2003)

天使在美国/Angels in America(2003)

IMDb 8.3/10

Creator: Mike Nichols

It’s about the complex nature of humanity under the turbulent situation of New York at the end of the 1980s with the six related people and an angel.