25 Best Drama TV Shows on Amazon Prime Video Right Now

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Best Drama TV Shows on Amazon
SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 26: in this handout photo provided by Warner Bros, Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin and Sam Trammell of ‘True Blood’ attend Comic-Con International 2014 on July 26, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Chris Frawley/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. via Getty Images) /

8. True Blood

Release Year: 2008

Seasons: 7 (6 available with subscription)

Creator: Alan Ball

Starring: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Nelsan Ellis, Chris Bauer, Alexander Skarsgard, Carrie Preston, Jessica Hamby, Joe Manganiello, 

Right in the height of the vampire craze of the late 2000s (thank you, Twilight), HBO entered the race with True Blood, an adaptation of Charlaine Harris’ series of novels titled The Southern Vampire Mysteries. Before long, the premium cable haven scored itself a campy smash hit.

Set in Bon Temps, a fictional small town in Louisiana, True Blood tracks the rise of vampires integrating into society. Although some want to be seen as equal to humans, others aren’t dead set on playing nice with humans. Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) falls for Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), a 173-year-old vampire, and her world gets supernaturally turned upside down.

True Blood lasted for seven seasons and 80 episodes, becoming a pop culture phenomenon and launching the careers of many of its stars along the way. Take a trip down to Bon Temps, whether for the first time or for a return rewatch, and behold the dark fantastical drama.