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Sunday Evening Drama Series
A British trope in particular, these are quiet, inoffensive drama series, often of the Costume Drama variety, that The BBC or ITV sticks on Sunday evening (5.30pm to 8.30pm). They are designed for all the family to watch before the stress of Monday.

Sunday dramas are also well-established in the United States through the medium of cable. HBO, Showtime, and AMC reserve most (if not all) of their original programming for this night. In America, however, the Sunday Evening Drama Series is more likely to be racier and more violent. These shows also tend to be Award Bait.


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