Binge Worthy: Best Drama Series to Stream in 2022

Best Drama Series for Streaming 2022

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So much to watch, so little time. TV streaming services are releasing lots of amazing drama series at the moment, but you can’t watch them all. In this edition of Binge Worthy, we’ll walk through the best new dramas on Netflix, HBO Max, and Hulu. With options ranging from brutal Viking battles to wild teenage dramatics, there is something for every taste on this list. Find the best shows to binge-watch below.

Dramas on Netflix 

Our Top Pick: The Last Kingdom (2015, Netflix Original)

There seems to be an endless stream of ground-breaking shows on Netflix, but The Last Kingdom has to be one of our favorites. Set in the year 872, this Norse epic embarks as the many kingdoms of ancient England have fallen to invading Danish forces. The last standing kingdom of Wessex, led by King Alfred, is where the series hero Uhtred originates from. 

However, he’s captured by the Danes and raised as one of their own. This creates great tension within Uhtred, forcing hard choices between his Saxon place of birth and his Dane upbringing. Through his journey to claim his birthright, Uhtred walks a treacherous line between these sides while also partaking in the bloody creation of an entirely new nation.

If folklore and kingdoms aren’t your thing, here’s a lineup of additional hits in our HighSpeedOptions queue.

In The Queue: 

  • Ozark
  • Peaky Blinders
  • Bridgerton
  • Inventing Anna
  • Top Boy

Dramas on HBO Max 

Our Top Pick: Euphoria (2019, HBO Original)

Impossible to ignore, Euphoria follows a group of modern high school students through a varying array of life events. Euphoria shows its characters navigating friendship, lust, and violence through a youthful landscape of experimentation, trauma, and Instagram. Watch Euphoria for a rollercoaster of melodramatic teenage plot lines, while occasionally being presented with some grating social and psychological commentary. 

If the ever-dramatic scenes of high school aren’t your thing, check out what else we have in the HighSpeedOptions queue:

In The Queue:

  • Station 11
  • The Flight Attendant
  • The Gilded Age
  • Kung FU

Dramas on Hulu

Our Top Pick: The Dropout (2022, Hulu Original)

Covering the now-infamous story of Elizabeth Meriwether and Theranos, The Dropout is a thrilling tale of ambition gone wrong. Idolized as the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire, Meriwether lost her empire in an instant. The trail of money and deception leads to a tragic end for this enterprising pharmaceutical magnate, and the chaos along the way creates some amazing television. 

Want to steer clear of the business world? Here are some other great options we have in our HighSpeedOptions queue:

In The Queue:

  • Pam and Tommy
  • Y: The Last Man
  • Pose
  • Godfather of Harlem

As streaming platforms continue to multiply and your favorite shows are hidden behind paywalls, it can be hard to choose which is right for your needs. Hopefully, our breakdown has made that choice easier. 

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Dan Ruzich
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Dan Ruzich
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Dan Ruzich
Dan is a Contributing Writer for HighSpeedOptions, covering internet, TV, and streaming content. With over five years of experience, he has developed a creative and data-driven approach to content, aiming to blend consumer insights with industry knowledge. Throughout his career, Dan has provided copywriting and content strategy services to technology consulting, advertising, and IT/cybersecurity organizations.