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Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On

Updated September 21, 2020 1.8k votes 223 voters 1.3k views31 items

List RulesOnly 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 Supernatural to the always-intriguing NCIS, there's a long list of dramas out there. Maybe you see yourself as a great possible companion on Dr. Who. 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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  • 1
    Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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    Supernatural

    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles

    Premiered2005

    Genres (Tv)Supernatural drama, Black comedy, Drama, Horror Film, Mystery

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    Law & Order: Special Victims U is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

    Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni

    Premiered1999

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama, Live action, Legal drama

    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC, 1999) is an American police procedural, legal, crime... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 3
    Gypsy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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    Gypsy

    Naomi Watts, Billy Crudup

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Psychological thriller

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  • 4
    American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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    American Horror Story

    Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Anthology, Horror, Supernatural

    American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 5
    Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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    Doctor Who

    Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant

    Premiered1963

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Adventure, Drama

    Doctor Who (BBC, 2005) is a British science-fiction television show created by Sydney Newman,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 6
    The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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    The Blacklist

    James Spader, Megan Boone

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Action, Thriller, Mystery

    The Blacklist (NBC, 2013) is an American crime thriller television series created by Jon... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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    Criminal Minds

    Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler

    Premiered2005

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Crime, Suspense, Drama

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  • 8
    The OA is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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    The OA

    Brit Marling, Emory Cohen

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Mystery, Serial drama, Science fiction

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  • 9
    Westworld is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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    Westworld

    Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Drama, Western

    Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 10
    Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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    Sherlock

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman

    Premiered2010

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Mystery

    Sherlock (BBC One, 2010) is a British crime television series created by Steven Moffat and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    True Detective is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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    True Detective

    Mahershala Ali, Matthew McConaughey

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Drama

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  • 12
    The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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    The X-Files

    David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson

    Premiered1993

    Genres (Tv)Cryptozoology, Supernatural, Crime Fiction, Drama, Live action

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  • 13
    NCIS is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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    NCIS

    Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly

    Premiered2003

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Drama, Thriller

    NCIS is an American police procedural drama television series, revolving around a fictional... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 14
    Vikings is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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    Vikings

    Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Historical drama, Action-adventure

    Vikings (History, 2013) is a historical drama television series created by Michael Hirst. A... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 15
    Preacher is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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    Preacher

    Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Black Comedy, Supernatural

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    Filthy Rich is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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    Filthy Rich

    Kim Cattrall, Gerald McRaney

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Drama

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    9-1-1: Lone Star is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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    9-1-1: Lone Star

    Rob Lowe, Liv Tyler

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Procedura drama, Action

    9-1-1: Lone Star (Fox, 2020) is an American procedural drama television series and a spinoff... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 18
    The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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    The Walking Dead

    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal

    Premiered2010

    Genres (Tv)Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Suspense, Drama

    The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 19
    Outlander is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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    Outlander

    Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan

    Premiered2014

    Genres (Tv)Historical drama, Adventure, Romance, Fantasy

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  • 20
    Hunters is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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    Hunters

    Logan Lerman, Jerrika Hinton

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Period drama

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  • 21
    The Flash is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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    The Flash

    Grant Gustin, Candice Patton

    Premiered2014

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Action, Sci-fi, Drama

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  • 22
    Locke & Key is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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    Locke & Key

    Darby Stanchfield, Connor Jessup

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Supernatural, Horror, Fantasy, Drama

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  • 23
    Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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    Better Call Saul

    Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Drama, Comedy

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

    Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Psychological thriller

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  • 25
    Peaky Blinders is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
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    Peaky Blinders

    Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Action, Drama, Period Drama

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