EMMY WISH: What's Your Top 7 List for Best Drama Series & WHY?

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  • Daniel Montgomery
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    Here’s my list with a couple of shows to catch up on:

    1. The Americans
    2. The Leftovers
    3. Hannibal
    4. Mr. Robot
    5. Sense8
    6. Rectify
    7. The Affair

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    Lord Freddy Blackfyre
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    1-The Leftover
    2-Bate’s Motel
    3-Game Of Thrones
    4-Mr. Robot
    5-The Knick
    6-Narcos
    7-Sense8

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    AMG
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    1. Happy Valley
    2. The Affair
    3. House of Cards
    4. Homeland
    5. Narcos
    6. The Good Wife
    7. Quantico

    Happy Valley = gritty, dark and compelling British drama at its absolute best. An unbeatable Sarah Lancashire steals every scene, but there’s a great supporting cast too who all get to shine. Never a dull moment. As close to perfect as a series can get.

    The Affair = a HUGE leap up from last year. Getting four perspectives this time could have easily been clunky and messy, but the boldness of the writing and performances allowed all four of the main characters to flourish like never before.

    House of Cards = consistently great, but that added play between Claire and Frank ignited that spark that was missing in season three. The boldness with some of the directions taken allowed for some incredible television.

    Homeland = thank God season 4’s return to form wasn’t a fluke. A show that is relevant like pretty much no other. The addition of Miranda Otto was genius for this year, and the twists involving Carrie, Saul and Quinn kept me on the edge of my seat every week.

    Narcos = the surprise of the year for me. Wasn’t sure what to expect when I started watching, but I ended up being gripped. It felt fresh and different to anything else I’ve seen recently.

    The Good Wife = it never felt like a final season, which is both its blessing and its curse. Part of me wishes we got a stronger, more definite ending, but the season was still very good and enjoyable.

    Quantico = my absolute ‘guilty’ pleasure. Great concept for a show, and a strong ensemble kept me coming back for more. Consistently entertaining and it was delivered in a way that didn’t make any of the twists feel ludicrous. Real easy viewing that allowed me to feel laid back and tense at the same time.

    Other Series On The Ballot I’ve Seen:
    – Mr Robot (good, but Malek is the main/only thing crying out for awards recognition)
    – OITNB (incredible ensemble, great performances, but the third season wasn’t a collective, cohesive piece of brilliance for me like the other seasons were)
    – Game of Thrones (2 incredible episodes it may have, but not strong enough across the season to warrant a place)
    – Jessica Jones, Vinyl and Downton Abbey (enjoyable while it was on, but pretty instantly forgettable)
    – Billions, Bloodline, How To Get Away With Murder (yet to finish)
    – Better Call Saul (yet to catch up on)

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    Riley
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    At this point:
    1. The Leftovers
    2. Horace and Pete
    3. The Americans
    4. House of Cards
    5. Game of Thrones
    6. Rectify
    7. Mr. Robot

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    jacob121
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    1. The Leftovers
    2. Mr. Robot
    3. The Knick
    4. Better Call Saul
    5. Game of Thrones
    6. Jessica Jones
    7. Outlander

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    leothescorpio
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    1. Sense8
    2. The Americans
    3. Game of Thrones
    4. Shameless (It’s a drama!)
    5. UnReal
    6. The Leftovers
    7. The Affair

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    Luis Vigário
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    TOP 7:
    1. Mr. Robot
    2. Sense8
    3. UnREAL
    4. Orange Is The New Black
    5. Orphan Black (I mean… this season was amazing)
    6. The Path
    7. House of Cards (i’m a little behind (still in season 3), but i bet this past season was great)

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    Reis
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    1. The Leftovers
    2. Rectify
    3. Game of Thrones
    4. Orphan Black
    5. Mr. Robot
    6. Penny Dreadful
    7. The Affair

    I didn’t watch Horace and Pete yet and I need catch up with The Americans.

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    Webly
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    1. The Leftovers
    2. The Americans
    3. Better Call Saul
    4. Hannibal
    5. Rectify
    6. Mr. Robot
    7. Orange Is the New Black

    This list is not set in stone because I loved so many drama series this year. I could swap a few around with Horace and Pete, Penny Dreadful, and Game of Thrones to still be equally pleased.

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    Icky
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    1. The Leftovers
    2. Horace and Pete
    3. The Americans
    4. Transparent
    5. Rectify
    6. Mr Robot
    7. Penny Dreadful

    because… those were the seven best dramas of the season.

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    Mihael Crncec
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    1. Downton Abbey
    2. House of Cards
    3. Game of Thrones
    4. The Good Wife
    5. The Americans
    6. Horace and Pete
    7. Orange Is the New Black

    Gold Derby TV Awards FYC: Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life - Limited Series, Movie/Mini Actress (Lauren Graham), Movie/Mini Supp. Actress (Kelly Bishop)

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    dj
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    1. The Leftovers
    2. Better Call Saul
    3. Rectify
    4. Transparent
    5. The Americans
    6. Mr. Robot
    7. Game of Thrones

    Yet to see Horace and Pete. Pretty weak year for dramas which is why Game of Thrones makes the cut even though I thought this season was a mess, with the great finale being pretty much the lone bright spot. The Leftovers would win in a landslide if there was any justice. Just an incredible season of tv. I thought BCS was great this season, as well as Rectify and Transparent. This was The Americans’ best season so far but I thought the first three seasons were severely overrated, and this season once again limped to the finish. I also found Mr. Robot incredibly overrated, but still good enough to make the cut.

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    Riley
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    So close to everyone who has The Leftovers having it in their top spot. Damn Daniel!

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    Bradley Weir
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    01. Better Call Saul
    02. The Americans
    03. Mr. Robot
    04. Game of Thrones
    05. Downton Abbey
    06. Horace and Pete
    07. Billions

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    Riley
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    3. The Americans
    4. Transparent

    From the “Greatest Seasons of TV Dramas” thread:

    51. Transparent- season 2
    72. The Americans- season 4

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