Drama Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On  

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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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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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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Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
voting closed at #23 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

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How to Get Away with Murder is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch This television show is an American drama television series created by Peter Nowalk. A law professor (Viola Davis) at a prestigious Philadelphia university and five of her students become ...more

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The Bold Type is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Camilla Sophie Kuntze added Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee, Meghann Fahy The Bold Type (Freeform, 2017) is an American drama television series created by Sarah Watson, starring Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee and Meghann Fahy. It is inspired by the life of former ...more

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Hawaii Five-0 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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

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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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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The Americans is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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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Outlander is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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

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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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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NCIS: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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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The Resident is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Casey Nicole added Matt Czuchry, Manish Dayal, Bruce Greenwood The Resident (Fox, 2017) is an American medical drama television series created by Amy Holden Jones, Hayley Schore, and Roshan Sethi. Idealistic young Dr. Devon Pravesh (Manish Dayal) begins his ...more

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Mindhunter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv Mindhunter (Netflix, 2017) is an American drama series based on the book written by Mark Olshaker and John E. Douglas. Set in 1979, the series revolves around two FBI agents (Jonathan Groff and ...more

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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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Vikings is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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 X-Files is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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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Gypsy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
lloydc added 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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Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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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Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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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The OA is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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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Preacher is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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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Mr. Robot is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Tanya Malik added Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday Mr. Robot (USA Network, 2015) is an American drama–thriller television series created by Sam Esmail. Elliot (Rami Malek), a cybersecurity engineer and hacker who suffers from social anxiety ...more

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Into the Badlands is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Luke Albright added 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 an event that left civilization in ruins. Regent Sunny (Daniel Wu), a ...more

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iZombie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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

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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks Fargo (FX, 2014) is an American black comedy drama anthology television series created by Noah Hawley, and inspired by the 1996 film. Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and wrong doings ...more