TV The Best Dramas Since 2015  

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With so many great TV series currently airing, we’re ranking the best television dramas since 2015. Our list of the highest rated dramas of the past three years is ranked by viewers from everywhere, so make sure you vote up the best new drama series on television. What is the best new drama on TV? 

Featuring new Netflix shows, Hulu originals, critically acclaimed miniseries, and more, the best recent dramas include Westworld, OzarkThe Handmaid's Tale, and Better Call Saul. HBO miniseries Big Little Lies is considered to be one of the most bingeworthy shows today, while Showtime's Twin Peaks revival is known as the show to watch now in 2017.

Vote up the best new dramas and feel free to add any new dramatic series missing from the list. 

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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Stranger Things Winona Ryder, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard On November 6, 1983, in the town of Hawkins,[12] Indiana, 12-year-old Will Byers vanishes mysteriously. Will's frantic mother, Joyce, searches for him while Police Chief Jim Hopper launches his ...more

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The Handmaid's Tale is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
The Handmaid's Tale Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski The Handmaid's Tale is an American television series created by Bruce Miller based on the 1985 novel of the same name by Canadian writer Margaret Atwood. It was ordered by streaming service Hulu ...more

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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Westworld Ben Barnes, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Clifton Collins Jr.

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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Jessica Jones Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville

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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Daredevil Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll Marvel's Daredevil, or simply Daredevil, is an American web television series created for Netflix by Drew Goddard, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is set in the Marvel ...more

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Mr. Robot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Mr. Robot Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday

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Big Little Lies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Big Little Lies Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley Big Little Lies (HBO, 2017) is an American dramatic miniseries created by David E. Kelley, based on the novel by Liane Moriarty. While Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) and Celeste (Nicole Kidman) ...more

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The Crown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
The Crown Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Victoria Hamilton The Crown (Netflix, 2016) is an American-British biographical drama series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. The series begins with the 1947 wedding of young Elizabeth ...more

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Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Better Call Saul Bob Odenkirk, Michael Mando, Jonathan Banks Better Call Saul is an American television drama series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. It is a spin-off of Breaking Bad, which was also created by Gilligan. Set in 2002, Better Call ...more

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Ozark is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Ozark Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Esai Morales Ozark (Netflix, 2017) is an American crimeozark drama series created by Bill Dubuque. Financial planner Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) must suddenly relocate his family (Laura Linney) from Chicago ...more

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The Man in the High Castle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
The Man in the High Castle Rufus Sewell, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Arnold Chun

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The Night Of is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
The Night Of Riz Ahmed, John Turturro, Michael Kenneth Williams Nasir "Naz" Khan is a naive Pakistani-American college student living in Queens, New York. While using his father's cab one night with intentions to attend a popular party, Naz picks ...more

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Narcos is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Narcos Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Pedro Pascal

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Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Sense8 Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton

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11.22.63 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
11.22.63 James Franco, Chris Cooper, Josh Duhamel Jake Epping (James Franco), a recently divorced English teacher from Maine, is presented with the chance to travel back in time to Dallas, Texas in 1960 by his longtime friend Al Templeton ...more

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Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Luke Cage Mahershala Ali, Mike Colter, Frankie Faison

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The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Howard Heim added The Punisher Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Ebon Moss-Bachrach Marvel's The Punisher (Netflix, 2017) is an American web television series created for Netflix by Steve Lightfoot. Former Force Recon officer Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal), known throughout New ...more

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The Defenders is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
The Defenders Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter Marvel's The Defenders, or simply The Defenders, is an American web television miniseries developed for Netflix, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. The team includes ...more

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Bloodline is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Bloodline Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini

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Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Twin Peaks Kyle MacLachlan, Russ Tamblyn, Sherilyn Fenn Twin Peaks (Showtime, 2017) is a miniseries that follows FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) in a continuation of the original 1990 series, created by David Lynch.

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Billions is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Billions Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Maggie Siff Billions (Showtime, 2016) is loosely based on the activities of crusading federal prosecutor of financial crimes Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Bobby ...more

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Harlots is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Harlots Samantha Morton, Jessica Brown Findlay, Lesley Manville Harlots (Hulu, 2017) is a British period drama television series inspired by "The Covent Garden Ladies" by Hallie Rubenhold. Margaret Wells (Samantha Morton) runs a brothel in 18th ...more

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Fear the Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Fear the Walking Dead Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane

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Delete is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Delete Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Christian Navarro 13 Reasons Why (stylized onscreen as Th1rteen R3asons Why) is an American drama-mystery web television series based on the 2007 novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher and adapted by Brian ...more

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The Young Pope is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
The Young Pope Jude Law, Diane Keaton, Silvio Orlando The Young Pope (2016, HBO) is an English-language Italian drama television series. Jude Law stars as .Pope Pius XIII (born Lenny Belardo), the newly elected Pope and former Archbishop of New ...more

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The Deuce is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
The Deuce James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gbenga Akinnagbe The Deuce (HBO, 2017) is a television drama series set in and around Times Square, New York. It tells the story of the legalization and ensuing rise of the porn industry in New York beginning in ...more

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Wentworth is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Susanna Leonardi added wentworth Danielle Cormack, Nicole da Silva, Kate Atkinson Wentworth is an Australian television drama series. It was first broadcast on SoHo on 1 May 2013. The series serves as a contemporary reimagining of Prisoner, which ran on Network Ten from 1979 ...more

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Chicago Med is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Chicago Med Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Nick Gehlfuss

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Bosch is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Bosch Titus Welliver, Jamie Hector, Amy Aquino

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Quantico is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Quantico Josh Hopkins, Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin

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Sneaky Pete is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Sneaky Pete Giovanni Ribisi, Marin Ireland, Shane McRae Sneaky Pete is an American crime drama series created by David Shore and Bryan Cranston. The series follows a released convict who adopts the identity of his cell mate in order to avoid his past ...more

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Bull is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Bull Michael Weatherly, Freddy Rodriguez, Geneva Carr Dr. Jason Bull is a divorced psychologist and expert jury consultant. The series is based on the early days of talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw when he was a trial consultant.

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Chance is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Chance Hugh Laurie, Ethan Supplee, Lisa Gay Hamilton The Hulu original series, based on the Kem Nunn book of the same name. It focuses on a forensic neuropsychiatrist, Dr. Eldon Chance, living in San Francisco, who is semi-willingly pulled into ...more

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The Get Down is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
The Get Down Justice Smith, Shameik Moore, Jaden Smith The Get Down (Netflix, 2016) is a musical drama television series set in the South Bronx in the late 1970s. The show's title refers to parts of disco and R&B records that could be repeated ...more

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Empire is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Empire Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Bryshere Y. Gray Empire is an American musical drama television series which debuted on Fox on January 7, 2015. The show centers around a hip hop music and entertainment company, Empire Entertainment, and the ...more

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Goliath is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Goliath Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt, Olivia Thirlby Goliath (formerly known as Trial) is a 2016 legal drama web television series by Amazon Studios. Billy McBride (Billy Bob Thornton), a formerly brilliant and personable lawyer, became an ...more

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Chicago Justice is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Chicago Justice Carl Weathers, Philip Winchester, John Ceda Chicago Justice (NBC, 2016) follows the State Attorney's team of prosecutors and investigators as they navigate their way through Chicago area politics, the legal arena, and media coverage while ...more

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Shut Eye is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Shut Eye Jeffrey Donovan, KaDee Strickland, Susan Misner Shut Eye is an American drama television series created by Les Bohem, airing on the streaming service Hulu. The series centers around the life of failed magician Charlie Haverford, who now works ...more

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Gypsy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Gypsy Naomi Watts, Billy Crudup, Sophie Cookson Gypsy is a television drama series created by Lisa Rubin for Netflix. Naomi Watts plays a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients’

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Hand of God is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Hand of God Ron Perlman, Dana Delany, Andre Royo

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Z: The Beginning of Everything is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Z: The Beginning of Everything Christina Ricci, Gavin Stenhouse, David Hoflin Z: The Beginning of Everything (Amazon, 2015) is a period drama television series created by Tim Blake Nelson. It is based on Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler. Starring ...more

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Iron Fist is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Iron Fist Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, David Wenham Marvel's Iron Fist (Netflix, 2017) is web television series developed Scott Buck, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Finn Jones stars as Danny Rand / Iron Fist, a martial ...more

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The Path is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
The Path Kyle Allen, Adrian Black, Hannah Cabell

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Vinyl is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Vinyl Bobby Cannavale, Paul Ben-Victor, Max Casella 1973, New York City. Together with his partners, Richie Finestra, President of American Century Records, is on the verge of selling his struggling company to German Polygram, an impending ...more

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Good Girls Revolt is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Good Girls Revolt Genevieve Angelson, Anna Camp, Erin Darke Good Girls Revolt is an American historical drama web television series. It is based on the book The Good Girls Revolt, written by Lynn Povich and based on real-life events. The series follows a ...more

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Complications is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Complications Jessica Szohr, Beth Riesgraf, Lauren Stamile

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Star is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Star Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, Brittany O'Grady Star (Fox, 2016) is an American musical drama television series created by Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy. It revolves around three talented young singers (Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, and Brittany ...more

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Patriot is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Patriot Michael Dorman, Terry O'Quinn, Kurtwood Smith Patriot (Amazon, 2017) is an American comedy-drama series. To prevent Iran from going nuclear, intelligence officer John Tavner (Michael Dorman) must forgo all safety nets and assume a perilous ...more

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Freakish is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
Freakish Leo Howard, Liza Koshy, Adam Hicks Freakish (Hulu, 2016) is an American television horror series created by Beth Szymkowski. Featuring several high-profile social media stars and celebrities, the series focuses on a group of ...more

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The Last Tycoon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dramas Since 2015
The Last Tycoon Matt Bomer, Kelsey Grammer, Lily Collins The Last Tycoon is an American television series starring Matt Bomer and Kelsey Grammer and is loosely based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's last book of the same name. The show takes place in 1936 as ...more