Best Drama Series Ever

by KaDaWe | created - 31 Oct 2013 | updated - 20 Apr 2017 | Public

My favorite DRAMA series of all time. For my favorite COMEDY series use the following link: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls052123719/

There are only series included where I have seen at least one season. As I want a certain consistency over the whole duration of a show to rate it high, I reduce the OVR Score by 4 if I have only watched one season, 3 if only two, and 2 if only three. Obviously this won't be the case if the series was cancelled earlier.

NEW ON THE LIST:

  • Carnivále
  • The 100
  • Power
  • Empire
  • Justified


ON THE RISE:
  • Hannibal
  • Luther
  • The Sopranos
  • The Shield
  • Mad Men


IN DECLINE
  • Homeland
  • The Walking Dead
  • House of Cards
  • Sherlock
  • Hell on Wheels


SOON ON THE LIST (right now watching season one)
  • TURN (4 out of 10 episodes)
  • Generation Kill (3/7)
  • Daredevil (3/13)

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1. The Wire (2002–2008)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement.

Stars: Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn, Wendell Pierce

Votes: 232,425

OVERALL: 99/100 (GRADE: A+++) Season 1: 95 Season 2: 100 Season 3: 100 Season 4: 100 Season 5: 100

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (5W, 6N) WIN --- Outstanding Drama Series WIN --- Outstanding Child Performer in a Drama Series by Maestro Harrell as Randy Wagstaff WIN --- Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series WIN --- Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series WIN --- Outstanding Main Title Theme Music for a Drama Series NOMINEE --- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series by Idris Elba as Russell 'Stringer' Bell NOMINEE --- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series by Andre Royo as Reginald 'Bubbles' Cousins NOMINEE --- Outstanding Child Performer in a Drama Series by Jermaine Crawford as Duquan 'Dukie' Weems NOMINEE --- Outstanding Child Performer in a Drama Series by Julito McCullum as Namond Brice NOMINEE --- Outstanding Child Performer in a Drama Series by Tristan Wilds as Michael Lee NOMINEE --- Outstanding Main Title Design for a Drama Series

2. Carnivàle (2003–2005)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

During the Great Depression, an Oklahoma farm boy and a charismatic minister learn that they are key players in a proxy war being fought between Heaven and Hell.

Stars: Michael J. Anderson, Adrienne Barbeau, Clancy Brown, Debra Christofferson

Votes: 39,139

OVERALL: 97.5/100 (GRADE: A+) Season 1: 97 Season 2: 98

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 2N) NOMINEE --- Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series NOMINEE --- Outstanding Music Composition

3. True Detective (2014– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Seasonal anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law.

Stars: Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch

Votes: 411,521

OVERALL: 96/100 (GRADE: A+) Season 1: 100 Season 2: 98 Temporary Deduction (only 2 seasons): -3

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (3W, 7N) WIN --- Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series by Matthew McConaughey as Rust Cohle WIN --- Outstanding Cinematography for a Drama Series WIN --- Outstanding Music Composition NOMINEE --- Outstanding Drama Series NOMINEE --- Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series by Woody Harrelson as Marty Hart NOMINEE --- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series by Rachel McAdams as Ani Bezzerides NOMINEE --- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series by Michelle Monaghan as Maggie Hart NOMINEE --- Outstanding Picture Editing for a Drama Series NOMINEE --- Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series NOMINEE --- Outstanding Main Title Design for a Drama Series

4. Deadwood (2004–2006)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, History

A show set in the late 1800s, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime.

Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Brad Dourif

Votes: 78,462

OVERALL: 95.7/100 (GRADE: A+) Season 1: 98 Season 2: 91 Season 3: 98

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (1W, 7N) WIN --- Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series by Keith Carradine as Wild Bill Hickock NOMINEE --- Outstanding Drama Series NOMINEE --- Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series by Ian McShane as Al Swearengen NOMINEE --- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series by Robin Weigert as Calamity Jane NOMINEE --- Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series NOMINEE --- Outstanding Cinematography for a Drama Series NOMINEE --- Outstanding Main Title Design for a Drama Series NOMINEE --- Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series

5. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt

Votes: 1,124,544

OVERALL: 95.4/100 (GRADE: A+) Season 1: 88 Season 2: 89 Season 3: 100 Season 4: 100 Season 5: 100

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (2W, 7N) WIN --- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series by Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman WIN --- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series by Anna Gunn as Skyler White NOMINEE --- Outstanding Drama Series NOMINEE --- Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series by Bryan Cranston as Walter White NOMINEE --- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series by Giancarlo Esposito as Gustavo Fring NOMINEE --- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series by Dean Norris as Hank Schrader NOMINEE --- Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series NOMINEE --- Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series NOMINEE --- Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series by Emily Rios as Andrea Cantillo

6. Game of Thrones (2011– )

TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for thousands of years.

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey

Votes: 1,364,730

OVERALL: 95/100 (GRADE: A+) Season 1: 95 Season 2: 95 Season 3: 96 Season 4: 97 Season 5: 91 Season 6: 96

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (1W, 10N) WIN --- Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series by Diana Rigg as Olenna Tyrell NOMINEE --- Outstanding Drama Series NOMINEE --- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series by Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister NOMINEE --- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series by Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister NOMINEE --- Outstanding Child Performer in a Drama Series by Maisie Williams as Arya Stark NOMINEE --- Outstanding Child Performer in a Drama Series by Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark NOMINEE --- Outstanding Child Performer in a Drama Series by Joffrey Baratheon NOMINEE --- Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series NOMINEE --- Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series by Pedro Pascal as Oberyn Martell NOMINEE --- Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series by David Bradley as Walder Frey NOMINEE --- Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series by Oona Chaplin as Talisa Stark

7. The Newsroom (2012–2014)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama

A newsroom undergoes some changes in its workings and morals as a new team is brought in, bringing unexpected results for its existing news anchor.

Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

Votes: 92,959

OVERALL: 94.7/100 (GRADE: A) Season 1: 97 Season 2: 89 Season 3: 98

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 1N) NOMINEE --- Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series by Jane Fonda as Leona Lansing

8. Bloodline (2015–2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Thriller

A family of adult siblings find that their past secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep of a brother returns home.

Stars: Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Sissy Spacek

Votes: 37,326

OVERALL: 93/100 (GRADE: A) Season 1: 97 Season 2: n/a Season 3: n/a Temporary Deduction (only 1 season): -4

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 2N) NOMINEE --- Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series NOMINEE --- Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series

9. House of Cards (2013–2018)

TV-MA | 51 min | Drama

A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him.

Stars: Kevin Spacey, Michel Gill, Robin Wright, Kate Mara

Votes: 410,367

OVERALL: 90.3/100 (GRADE: A) Season 1: 98 Season 2: 95 Season 3: 83 Season 4: to be determined (thru 12 episodes: 85)

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (1W, 7N) WIN --- Outstanding Main Title Design for a Drama Series NOMINEE --- Outstanding Drama Series NOMINEE --- Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series by Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood NOMINEE --- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series by Robin Wright as Claire Underwood NOMINEE --- Outstanding Cinematography for a Drama Series NOMINEE --- Outstanding Music Composition NOMINEE --- Outstanding Main Title Theme Music for a Drama Series NOMINEE --- Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series by Reg E. Cathey as Freddy Hayes

10. American Crime (2015–2017)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama

Seasonal anthology series. Season 1: The lives of the participants in a trial with significant racial motives are forever changed during the legal process.

Stars: Felicity Huffman, Regina King, Timothy Hutton, Richard Cabral

Votes: 8,329

OVERALL: 90/100 (GRADE: A) Season 1: 94 Season 2: n/a Season 3: n/a Temporary Deduction (only 1 season): -4

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 0N)

11. The West Wing (1999–2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama

Inside the lives of staffers in the West Wing of the White House.

Stars: Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, John Spencer

Votes: 53,614

OVERALL: 88/100 (GRADE: A-) Season 1: 92 Season 2: n/a Season 3: n/a Season 4: n/a Season 5: n/a Season 6: n/a Season 7: n/a Temporary Deduction (only 1 season): -4

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 1N) NOMINEE --- Outstanding Cinematography for a Drama Series

12. Rectify (2013–2016)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

Daniel Holden must put his life back together after serving 19 years on Georgia's Death Row before DNA evidence calls his conviction into question.

Stars: Aden Young, Abigail Spencer, J. Smith-Cameron, Adelaide Clemens

Votes: 21,125

OVERALL: 88/100 (GRADE: A-) Season 1: 92 Season 2: n/a Season 3: n/a Season 4: n/a Temporary Deduction (only 1 season): -4

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 2N) NOMINEE --- Outstanding Picture Editing for a Drama Series NOMINEE --- Outstanding Music Composition

13. Olive Kitteridge (2014)

TV-14 | 239 min | Drama

A middle-school math teacher Olive and her marriage with Henry which spans 25 years.

Stars: Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, Ken Cheeseman, Ann Dowd

Votes: 14,344

OVERALL: 88/100 (GRADE: A-) Season 1: 88

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 1N) NOMINEE --- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series by Francis McDormand as Olive Kitteridge

14. Sherlock (2010– )

TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves

Votes: 664,017

OVERALL: 87.7/100 (GRADE: A-) Season 1: 94 Season 2: 93 Season 3: 82 Special: n/a Season 4: n/a Temporary Deduction (only 3 seasons): -2

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 2N) NOMINEE --- Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series by Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes NOMINEE --- Outstanding Picture Editing for a Drama Series

15. Broadchurch (2013–2017)

TV-MA | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.

Stars: David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan

Votes: 67,113

OVERALL: 86/100 (GRADE: A-) Season 1: 90 Season 2: n/a Season 3: n/a Temporary Deduction (only 1 season): -4

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 3N) NOMINEE --- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series by Olivia Colman as Ellie Miller NOMINEE --- Outstanding Music Composition NOMINEE --- Outstanding Cinematography for a Drama Series

16. John Adams (2008)

TV-14 | 71 min | Biography, Drama, History

The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.

Stars: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, John Dossett, Stephen Dillane

Votes: 23,932

OVERALL: 86/100 (GRADE: A-) Season 1: 86

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 2N) NOMINEE --- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series by Laura Linney as Abigail Adams NOMINEE --- Outstanding Main Title Theme Music for a Drama Series

17. Treme (2010–2013)

TV-MA | 59 min | Drama, Music

Life after Hurricane Katrina as the residents of New Orleans try to rebuild their lives, their homes, and their unique culture in the aftermath of one of the worst natural disasters in the USA.

Stars: Khandi Alexander, Rob Brown, Kim Dickens, Melissa Leo

Votes: 12,176

OVERALL: 85/100 (GRADE: A-) Season 1: 89 Season 2: n/a Season 3: n/a Season 4: n/a Temporary Deduction (only 1 season): -4

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 2N) NOMINEE --- Outstanding Main Title Theme Music for a Drama Series NOMINEE --- Outstanding Music Composition

18. The Shield (2002–2008)

TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Follows the lives and cases of a dirty Los Angeles Police Department cop and the unit under his command.

Stars: Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent, Walton Goggins, Michael Jace

Votes: 63,906

OVERALL: 85/100 (GRADE: A) Season 1: 95 Season 2: to be determined (thru 6 episodes: 75) Season 3: n/a Season 4: n/a Season 5: n/a Season 6: n/a Season 7: n/a Temporary Deduction (only 1 season): -3

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 1N) NOMINEE --- Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series by Michael Kelly as Sean Taylor

19. Marco Polo (2014–2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, History

In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, "Marco Polo" is based on the famed explorer's adventures in Kublai Khan's court in 13th century Mongolia.

Stars: Lorenzo Richelmy, Benedict Wong, Joan Chen, Remy Hii

Votes: 53,413

OVERALL: 85/100 (GRADE: A-) Season 1: 89 Special: n/a Season 2: n/a Temporary Deduction (only 1 season): -4

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 1N) NOMINEE --- Outstanding Picture Editing for a Drama Series

20. Hell on Wheels (2011–2016)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Western

Cullen Bohannon, a former soldier and slaveholder, follows the track of a band of Union soldiers, the killers of his wife. This brings him to the middle of one of the biggest projects in US... See full summary »

Stars: Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Robin McLeavy, Phil Burke

Votes: 43,289

OVERALL: 84.3/100 (GRADE: B+) Season 1: 90 Season 2: 82 Season 3: 87 Season 4: 78 Season 5: n/a

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 0N)

21. Mad Men (2007–2015)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper.

Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 171,872

GRADE: 84/100 (GRADE: B+) Season 1: 88 Season 2: n/a Season 3: n/a Season 4: n/a Season 5: n/a Season 6: n/a Season 7: n/a Temporary Deduction (only 1 season): -4

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 0N)

22. Fargo (2014– )

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder in and around frozen Minnesota. Yet all of these tales mysteriously lead back one way or another to Fargo, North Dakota.

Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks

Votes: 252,344

GRADE: 84/100 (GRADE: B+) Season 1: 88 Season 2: n/a Season 3: n/a Temporary Deduction (only 1 season): -4

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 0N)

23. Better Call Saul (2015– )

TV-MA | 46 min | Crime, Drama

The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer, Jimmy McGill, in the time leading up to establishing his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Stars: Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn, Jonathan Banks, Patrick Fabian

Votes: 231,110

OVERALL: 84/100 (GRADE: B+) Season 1: 88 Season 2: n/a Season 3: n/a Temporary Deduction (only 1 season): -4

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 0N)

24. Gomorra: La serie (2014– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Ciro disregards tradition in his attempt to become the next boss of his crime syndicate. The internal power struggle puts him and his entire family's life at risk.

Stars: Marco D'Amore, Salvatore Esposito, Fortunato Cerlino, Cristina Donadio

Votes: 19,569

OVERALL: 84/100 (GRADE: B+) Season 1: 88 Season 2: n/a Temporary Deduction (only 1 season): -4

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 0N)

25. The Sopranos (1999–2007)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama

New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life that affect his mental state, leading him to seek professional psychiatric counseling.

Stars: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli

Votes: 235,638

OVERALL: 83/100 (GRADE: B+) Season 1: 87 Season 2: n/a Season 3: n/a Season 4: n/a Season 5: n/a Season 6: n/a Temporary Deduction (only 1 season): -4

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 0N)

26. Orphan Black (2013–2017)

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her.

Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard

Votes: 89,481

OVERALL: 83/100 (GRADE: B+) Season 1: 87 Season 2: n/a Season 3: n/a Season 4: n/a Season 5: n/a Temporary Deduction (only 1 season): -4

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (1W, 1N) WIN --- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series by Tatiana Maslany as Sarah Manning and others NOMINEE --- Outstanding Main Title Design for a Drama Series

27. State of Play (2003)

TV-14 | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In London, a naive young politician becomes a suspect when his female assistant and mistress is killed in a suspicious accident. The politician's investigative journalist friend and his team uncover a government conspiracy.

Stars: John Simm, Kelly Macdonald, Bill Nighy, Philip Glenister

Votes: 8,345

OVERALL: 83/100 (GRADE: B+) Season 1: 83

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 0N)

28. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, History

An Atlantic City, New Jersey politician plays both sides of the law, conspiring with gangsters during the Prohibition era.

Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 154,831

OVERALL: 82.5/100 (GRADE: B+) Season 1: 83 Season 2: 88 Season 3: n/a Season 4: n/a Season 5: n/a Temporary Deduction (only 2 seasons): -3

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 1N) NOMINEE --- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series by Kelly Macdonald as Margaret Schroeder

29. The 100 (2014– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Set ninety-seven years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, when a spaceship housing humanity's lone survivors sends one hundred juvenile delinquents back to Earth, in hopes of possibly re-populating the planet.

Stars: Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos, Isaiah Washington

Votes: 162,784

OVERALL: 82/100 (GRADE: B+) Season 1: 85 Season 2: n/a Season 3: n/a Season 4: n/a

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 0N)

30. Band of Brothers (2001)

TV-MA | 594 min | Action, Drama, History

The story of Easy Company of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division, and their mission in World War II Europe, from Operation Overlord, through V-J Day.

Stars: Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston, Shane Taylor

Votes: 297,482

OVERALL: 82/100 (GRADE: B+) Season 1: 82

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (1W, 1N) WIN --- Outstanding Picture Editing for a Drama Series NOMINEE --- Outstanding Cinematography for a Drama Series

31. Power (I) (2014– )

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama

James "Ghost" St. Patrick, a wealthy New York night club owner who has it all, catering to the city's elite and dreaming big, lives a double life as a drug kingpin.

Stars: Omari Hardwick, Lela Loren, Naturi Naughton, Joseph Sikora

Votes: 28,451

OVERALL: 80/100 (GRADE: B+) Season 1: 84 Season 2: n/a Season 3: n/a Temporary Deduction (only 1 season): -4

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 0N)

32. Orange Is the New Black (2013– )

TV-MA | 59 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law-abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life-changing prison can really be.

Stars: Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning, Emma Myles

Votes: 245,741

OVERALL: 79/100 (GRADE: B) Season 1: 83 Season 2: n/a Season 3: n/a Season 4: n/a Temporary Deduction (only 1 season): -4

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 1N) NOMINEE --- Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series by Madeline Brewer as Tricia Miller

33. Luther (2010–2018)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

DCI John Luther is a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.

Stars: Idris Elba, Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley, Warren Brown

Votes: 93,754

OVERALL: 79/100 (GRADE: B) Season 1: 83 Season 2: n/a Season 3: n/a Season 4: n/a Temporary Deduction (only 1 season): -4

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 0N)

34. Hannibal (2013–2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.

Stars: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 194,337

OVERALL: 79/100 (GRADE: B) Season 1: 75 Season 2: 89 Season 3: n/a Temporary Deduction (only 2 seasons): -3

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 1N) NOMINEE --- Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series by Michael Pitt as Mason Verger

35. Narcos (2015–2017)

TV-MA | 49 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, as well as the many other drug kingpins who plagued the country through the years.

Stars: Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Alberto Ammann

Votes: 265,527

OVERALL: 77/100 (GRADE: B) Season 1: 85 Season 2: 75 Temporary Reduction (only 2 seasons): -3

36. Chosen (2013– )

22 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

"Chosen" follows Ian Mitchell -- a husband, father and lawyer -- who awakens one morning to discover a mysterious box on his doorstep containing a loaded gun and a photo of a stranger he ... See full summary »

Stars: Caitlin Carmichael, Chad Michael Murray, Nicky Whelan, Sarah Roemer

Votes: 3,197

GRADE: 76/100 (GRADE: B) Season 1: 81 Season 2: 80 Season 3: 73 Temporary Deduction (only 3 seasons): -2

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 0N)

37. The Leftovers (2014–2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Three years after the disappearance of two percent of the global population, a group of people from New York City struggle to continue their lives, while they cope with the tragedy of the unexplained nature of the event.

Stars: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler

Votes: 61,901

OVERALL: 76/100 (GRADE: B) Season 1: 80 Season 2: n/a Season 3: n/a Temporary Deduction (only 1 season): -4

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 0N)

38. The Knick (2014–2015)

TV-MA | 58 min | Drama

A look at the professional and personal lives of the staff at New York's Knickerbocker Hospital during the early part of the twentieth century.

Stars: Clive Owen, André Holland, Jeremy Bobb, Juliet Rylance

Votes: 37,593

OVERALL: 75/100 (GRADE: B) Season 1: 79 Season 2: n/a Temporary Deduction (only 1 season): -4

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 0N)

39. The Americans (2013–2018)

TV-MA | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

At the height of the Cold War two Russian agents pose as your average American couple, complete with family.

Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Keidrich Sellati, Holly Taylor

Votes: 67,607

OVERALL: 74/100 (GRADE: B-) Season 1: 78 Season 2: n/a Season 3: n/a Season 4: n/a Season 5: n/a Temporary Deduction (only 1 season): -4

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 0N)

40. Mob City (2013)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

1947, Los Angeles. Cop Joe Teague walks the line between the LAPD, led by William Parker, and the mob, led by Bugsy Siegel.

Stars: Jon Bernthal, Milo Ventimiglia, Neal McDonough, Alexa Davalos

Votes: 6,605

OVERALL: 74/100 (GRADE: B-) Season 1: 74

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 1N) NOMINEE --- Outstanding Main Title Theme Music for a Drama Series

41. Empire (2015– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Music

A hip-hop mogul must choose a successor among his three sons who are battling for control over his multi-million dollar company, while his ex-wife schemes to reclaim what is hers.

Stars: Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere Y. Gray

Votes: 33,913

OVERALL: 73/100 (GRADE: B-) Season 1: 77 Season 2: n/a Season 3: n/a Temporary Deduction (only 1 season): -4

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 0N)

42. Justified (2010–2015)

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Old-school U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal mining towns in eastern Kentucky.

Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter, Jacob Pitts

Votes: 74,360

OVERALL: 73/100 (GRADE: B-) Season 1: 77 Season 2: n/a Season 3: n/a Season 4: n/a Season 5: n/a Season 6: n/a Temporary Deduction (only 1 season): -4

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 0N)

43. Murder in the First (2014–2016)

42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A single murder case is dissected from the committing of the crime through to the investigation, arrest and trial.

Stars: Taye Diggs, Kathleen Robertson, Ian Anthony Dale, Raphael Sbarge

Votes: 6,150

OVERALL: 72/100 (GRADE: B-) Season 1: 78 Season 2: to be determined (thru 1 episode: 72) Season 3: n/a Temporary Deduction (only 2 seasons): -3

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 0N)

44. Longmire (2012–2017)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Walt Longmire is the dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming. Widowed only a year, he is a man in psychic repair but buries his pain behind his brave face, unassuming grin and dry wit.

Stars: Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips, Cassidy Freeman

Votes: 24,682

OVERALL: 68/100 (GRADE: C+) Season 1: 72 Season 2: n/a Season 3: n/a Season 4: n/a Season 5: n/a Temporary Deduction (only 1 season): -4

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 0N)

45. The Walking Dead (2010– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in ruins, and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive.

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 755,058

OVERALL: 66.5/100 (GRADE: C+) Season 1: 82 Season 2: 57 Season 3: n/a Season 4: n/a Season 5: n/a Season 6: n/a Season 7: n/a Temporary Deduction (only 2 seasons): -3

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 0N)

46. Black Mirror (2011– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

An anthology series exploring a twisted, high-tech world where humanity's greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.

Stars: Daniel Lapaine, Hannah John-Kamen, Michaela Coel, Beatrice Robertson-Jones

Votes: 256,222

OVERALL: 61/100 (GRADE: C+) Season 1: 65 Season 2: n/a Season 3: n/a Temporary Deduction (only 1 season): -4

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 0N)

47. Fortitude (2015– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Perched on the edge of the Arctic Circle, Fortitude is one of the safest towns on earth. There has never been a violent crime here. Until now.

Stars: Richard Dormer, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Sienna Guillory, Mia Jexen

Votes: 15,923

OVERALL: 56/100 (GRADE: C) Season 1: 63 Season 2: cancelled (-3 of OVR) Temporary Deduction (only 1 season): -4

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 0N)

48. Homeland (2011– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A bipolar CIA operative becomes convinced a prisoner of war has been turned by al-Qaeda and is planning to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil.

Stars: Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Damian Lewis, Rupert Friend

Votes: 270,334

OVERALL: 52/100 (GRADE: C) Season 1: 75 Season 2: 53 Season 3: 38 Season 4: 66 Season 5: cancelled (-3 of OVR) Season 6: cancelled (-3 of OVR)

MY ALL-TIME PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS (0W, 2N) NOMINEE --- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series by Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison NOMINEE --- Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series by Marin Ireland as Aileen Morgan



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