Drama Shows Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On  

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List Rules Only TV dramas currently airing new episodes.

At some point when watching TV throughout the day, every one envisions themselves as a character on their favorite show. In the case of current TV dramas, there's a broad range of shows that would surely be a blast to be a character on. Whether one thinks they're dramatic enough to mesh with the rest of the cast, or they just want to be on the show for no good reason, most people have had that same feeling. 

From the ever-popular Game of Thrones to the always-intriguing NCIS, there's a long list of dramas out there. Maybe you see yourself hanging in a cell with Crazy Eyes on Orange is the New Black. Or would you be a better fit slaying zombies and securing hideouts in The Walking Dead? Whatever drama you wish you were a part of, just know you're not alone in dreaming. 

Vote up the TV dramas you'd most like to be a character on below, and down vote any that aren't as appealing. If a current show is missing, go ahead and add it to the list. 

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Gypsy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
lloydc added 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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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Game of Thrones Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011) is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, based on the series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. Nine noble ...more

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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Supernatural Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric Kripke. Two brothers, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), follow their father's ...more

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Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Orange Is the New Black Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning Orange Is the New Black is an American comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan and first released on Netflix on July 11, 2013. The series, produced by Tilted Productions in association with ...more

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NCIS is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
NCIS Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette NCIS is an American police procedural drama television series, revolving around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which conducts criminal ...more

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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
The Walking Dead Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series developed by Frank Darabont, based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie ...more

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Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is an American police procedural, legal, crime drama television series set in New York City, where it is also primarily produced. In the style of the ...more

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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Westworld Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and based on the 1973 film. In a technologically advanced Wild ...more

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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
American Horror Story Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, ...more

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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
The 100 Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell The 100 (The CW, 2014) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series developed by Jason Rothenberg, loosely based on the book by Kass Morgan. 97 years after a nuclear ...more

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Into the Badlands is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Luke Albright added Into the Badlands Daniel Wu, Orla Brady, Sarah Bolger Into the Badlands (AMC, 2015) is an American TV series set in a post-apocalyptic world approximately 500 years after a war that left civilization in ruins. Regent Sunny (Daniel Wu), a ...more

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Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
voting closed at #23 Sense8 Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton Sense8 (Netflix, 2015) is an American science fiction drama web television series created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski. A group of people around the world are suddenly ...more

The Best Current Procedural Dramas

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Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Sherlock Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs Sherlock is a British television crime drama that presents a contemporary adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, it ...more

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House of Cards is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
House of Cards Kevin Spacey, Michel Gill, Robin Wright House of Cards is an American political drama television series developed and produced by Beau Willimon. It is an adaptation of the BBC's mini-series of the same name and is based on the novel ...more

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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Criminal Minds Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson Criminal Minds is an American police-procedural television program that premiered September 22, 2005, on CBS. The series follows a team of profilers from the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit based ...more

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Homeland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Homeland Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend Homeland is an American political thriller television series developed by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa based on the Israeli series Hatufim, which was created by Gideon Raff. The series stars ...more

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iZombie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
iZombie Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli iZombie (The CW, 2015) is an American television series developed by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright, loosely based on the comic books by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred. A medical ...more

The Best Single Season Canceled Shows

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Vikings is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Vikings Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen Vikings (History, 2013) is a historical drama television series created by Michael Hirst. A farmer (Travis Fimmel) rises to fame by successful raids into England, and eventually becomes a ...more

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The Americans is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
The Americans Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Maximiliano Hernández The Americans (FX, 2013) is an American period drama television series created by Joe Weisberg. Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys) are two Soviet KGB officers posing as ...more

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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Jessica Jones Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor Jessica Jones (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the Marvel Comics character. Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, ...more

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How to Get Away with Murder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
How to Get Away with Murder Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch How to Get Away with Murder (ABC, 2014) is an American drama television series created by Peter Nowalk. A law professor (Viola Davis) at a prestigious Philadelphia university and five of her ...more

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Outlander is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Outlander Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies Outlander is a British-American television drama series based on the historical time travel Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. Created by Ronald D. Moore and produced by Left Bank ...more

The Best Current Dramatic TV Shows

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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Fargo Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks Fargo (FX, 2014) is an American black comedy–crime drama anthology television series created by Noah Hawley, and inspired by the 1996 film. Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder ...more

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Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Once Upon a Time Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla Once Upon a Time is an American fairy tale drama series that premiered on October 23, 2011, on ABC. The show takes place in the fictional seaside town of Storybrooke, Maine, whose residents are ...more

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Doctor Who Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith Doctor Who (BBC, 2005) is a British science-fiction television show created by Sydney Newman, C. E. Webber, and Donald Wilson. The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer ...more

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The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
The X-Files David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi The X-Files is an American science fiction horror drama television series created by Chris Carter. The program originally aired from September 10, 1993 to May 19, 2002 on Fox, spanning nine ...more

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Hawaii Five-0 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Hawaii Five-0 Leonard Freeman, Alex Kurtzman, Peter M. Lenkov Hawaii Five-0 is an American police procedural drama television series and a remake of the original 1968–80 television series. The series is produced by K/O Paper Products and 101st Street ...more

31 Times You've Seen The Walking Dead Actors Before

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NCIS: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
NCIS: Los Angeles Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa NCIS: Los Angeles is an American television series combining elements of the military drama and police procedural genres, which premiered on the CBS network on September 22, 2009. NCIS: Los ...more

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Peaky Blinders is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Peaky Blinders Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson Peaky Blinders (BBC Two, 2013) is a British television action crime drama created by Steven Knight, based upon the exploits of the historical criminal gang. In 1919 Birmingham, England, leader ...more

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Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Better Call Saul Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn Better Call Saul (A&E, 2015) is an American television crime drama series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, and a spinoff prequel of Breaking Bad. The trials and tribulations of ...more

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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Daredevil Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson Daredevil (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created for Netflix by Drew Goddard, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Blind lawyer Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) ...more

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The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
The Blacklist James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff The Blacklist is an American crime drama television series that premiered on NBC on September 23, 2013. Raymond "Red" Reddington, a former U.S Navy officer turned high-profile ...more

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or simply Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., is an American television series created for ABC by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen, based on the Marvel ...more

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Designated Survivor is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Designated Survivor Kiefer Sutherland, Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto On the night of the State of the Union address, an explosion claims the lives of the President and all members of his Cabinet except for U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Tom ...more

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Preacher is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Preacher Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga Preacher (AMC, 2016) is an American television series developed by Sam Catlin, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen, based on the comic book series created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. After a ...more

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The OA is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
The OA Brit Marling, Emory Cohen, Scott Wilson The OA (Netflix, 2016) is an American mystery drama web television series, with science fiction, supernatural and fantasy elements. Creator Brit Marling stars as a young woman named Prairie ...more

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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
The Flash Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Geoff Johns, based on the DC Comics character. Crime scene investigator ...more

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Mindhunter is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Mindhunter Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv Mindhunter (Netflix, 2017) is an American drama series based on the book Mind Hunter: Inside FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit written by Mark Olshaker and John E. Douglas. Set in 1979, the series ...more

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True Detective is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
True Detective Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan True Detective (HBO, 2014) is an American anthology crime drama television series created by Nic Pizzolatto. Each season focuses on detectives investigating violent crimes.