The Best Dramas from 1997


Below is our top ten list of the best Dramas which first started broadcasting in 1997.

10. The Shining


The%20ShiningFirst Aired: 27 April, 1997

The Shining is a TV mini-series starring Rebecca De Mornay, Steven Weber, and Wil Horneff. A recovering alcoholic must wrestle with demons within and without when he and his family move into a haunted hotel as caretakers.


9. Buffy the Vampire Slayer


Buffy%20the%20Vampire%20SlayerFirst Aired: 10 March, 1997

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a TV series starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, and Alyson Hannigan. A young woman, destined to slay vampires, demons and other infernal creatures, deals with her life fighting evil, with…


8. Ally McBeal


Ally%20McBealFirst Aired: 08 September, 1997

Ally McBeal is a TV series starring Calista Flockhart, Greg Germann, and Jane Krakowski. Follows the personal and professional life of lawyer Ally.


7. King of the Hill


King%20of%20the%20HillFirst Aired: 12 January, 1997

King of the Hill is a TV series starring Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, and Pamela Adlon. A straight-laced propane salesman in Arlen, Texas tries to deal with the wacky antics of his family and friends, while also trying to keep his son…


6. The Odyssey


The%20OdysseyFirst Aired: 18 May, 1997

The Odyssey is a TV mini-series starring Armand Assante, Greta Scacchi, and Isabella Rossellini. The warrior King Odysseus leaves his idyllic life in the kingdom of Ithaca to fight in the Trojan War. After winning the war, he now…


5. Stargate SG-1


Stargate%20SG-1First Aired: 27 July, 1997

Stargate SG-1 is a TV series starring Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, and Amanda Tapping. A secret military team, SG-1, is formed to explore other planets through the recently discovered Stargates.



4. Midsomer Murders


Midsomer%20MurdersFirst Aired: 23 March, 1997

Midsomer Murders is a TV series starring John Nettles, Jane Wymark, and Barry Jackson. A veteran Detective Chief Inspector and his young Sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County.


3. Oz


OzFirst Aired: 12 July, 1997

Oz is a TV series starring Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, and Lee Tergesen. A series chronicling the daily activities of an unusual prison facility and its criminal inhabitants.


2. Daria


DariaFirst Aired: 03 March, 1997

Daria is a TV series starring Tracy Grandstaff, Wendy Hoopes, and Julian Rebolledo. A smart and cynical girl goes through teenage life as a proud outsider in a world of mainly idiotic adolescents and condescending adults.


1. The New Batman Adventures


The%20New%20Batman%20AdventuresFirst Aired: 13 September, 1997

The New Batman Adventures is a TV series starring Kevin Conroy, Tara Strong, and Mathew Valencia. The further and darker adventures of Batman with a new Robin, a closer association with Batgirl and the previous Robin now as…