10 TV Drama Shows You Should Be Watching Right Now - GeekShizzle

GeekShizzle continues to uncover the gems that are just waiting to be discovered by the masses out there. It will be a crime if we do not share our list of Drama TV show addictions even though some of the shows have been running for a while. We are very excited to share our list of 10 TV Drama Shows You Should Be Watching Right Now.

 

1. White Collar

White Collar

White Collar

Fox Television Studios are still reaping in thousands of fans with Matt Bomer leading the charge in one of their best dramas on TV to date. “White Collar” focuses on the unlikely partnership between the very intelligent and charming con-artist Neal Caffrey (Bomer) and the hard-working and earnest FBI agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay). Caffrey’s thievery skills are put to good use while he assists Burke and agents Clinton Jones (Sharif Atkins) and Diana Berrigan (Marsha Thomason) to catch other white collar criminals. The series was created and executive produced by Jeff Eastin (“Graceland”).

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2. House of cards

House of Cards

House of Cards

Standing as one of Netflix’s best success stories by building audiences from the ground-up, “House of Cards” is a political drama not to be missed. It is produced by critically acclaimed director David Fincher and star Hollywood veteran Kevin Spacey. As far as modern American politics is concerned, HOC is suspenseful and very cleverly written. Boasting with a super cast, top production value and excellent plot twists, this series is set to be one of the best TV dramas ever made! Spacey delivers one of the best performances of his career portraying Francis Joseph “Frank” Underwood. Best described as a duplicitous, cunning, and ruthless politician, he knows exactly what he wants and who to manipulate and even murder to move straight to the presidential seat.

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3. Empire

Empire

Empire

Empire follows the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne. The series takes a hard look at the world of music, the glamour, and the danger which power brings to the ones sitting at the top of the food chain. Starring Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard and Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson, Empire is sure to fill a gap in your TV diary that has been missing even thought you don’t even know it yet! It is one of the best new series on TV at the moment and it is one of the most talked about shows on social media. The show comes from Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels (“Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “Precious”), Emmy Award winner Danny Strong (“Game Change,” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”) and Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer (“A Beautiful Mind,” “24”). Howard plays Lucious Lyon, an immensely talented artist and CEO of Empire Entertainment and a former street thug. Know by many as the king of hip-hop his entire world is flipped upside down when he learns he has a disease that is going to render him incapacitated in a matter of three years. He is left with the daunting task of handing over the crown to one of his offspring who will be responsible to carry forth the family business without destroying all that has been built through the years.

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4. The Blacklist

Blacklist

Blacklist

James Spader takes on the role as “Red” Raymond Reddington, one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives and known by many as the “The Concierge of Crime.” Things get really interesting when Red decides to hand himself over to the FBI and share his little black book of secrets containing the names of baddies which stretches in to government of the highest power. On his “blacklist” there are also names of mobsters, spies and international terrorists to spice up the series. The FBI is now working with him as he partners with Elizabeth “Liz” Keen (Megan Boone) to take on the mammoth task of bringing down the world’s most dangerous criminals. “The Blacklist” also boasts with a massive star studded cast which include the likes of Diego Klattenhoff (“Homeland”), Harry Lennix (“Man of Steel”), Amir Arison (“Girls”) and Mozhan Marno (“House of Cards”).

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5. Vikings

Vikings

Vikings

Geeks keeping tabs on our blog will know that we are huge fans of “Vikings”. The surprise hit show is an Irish-Canadian historical drama series written and created by Michael Hirst. Exclusively available on the History channel, Vikings is inspired by the sagas of Viking Ragnar Lothbrok, one of the best-known legendary Norse heroes and notorious as the scourge of England and France. The series explores the extraordinary tales of the lives and epic adventures of these warriors, and takes and edgy fly on the wall look at the “Dark Ages” when free-for-all was the order of the day.

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6. Black Sails

Black Sails

Black Sails

Black Sails takes place twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island”, and centers on the tales of Captain Flint and his crew. It tells the story of Flint’s battle to secure New Providence Island, the most notorious criminal haven of its day. Flint takes on a younger crew member as they fight for the survival of their crew, and hunt for the Spanish treasure galleon Urca de Lima. The show kicks-off In 1715, when the pirates of New Providence Island threaten maritime trade in the region. The laws of every civilized nation declare them “hostis humani generis”; enemies of all mankind. In response, the pirates adhere to a doctrine of their own….war against the world.

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7. Mad Men

Mad Men

Mad Men

“Mad Men” is set primarily in the 1960s as we get to see cultural revolution occur in slow motion and over time. The show takes a curious look at the dramatic diaries of social evolution. It explores the times when diversity and gender equality was at its worst, while showcasing the cultural backdrop of the era with real live events that happened. The show revolves around the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City, and later at the newly created firm, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce (later Sterling Cooper & Partners), located nearby in the Time-Life Building, at 1271 Sixth Avenue. Don Draper (Jon Hamm) leads the charge as the talented creative director at Sterling Cooper and later a founding partner at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. We get to see him and his team in action with their personal lives and career on display in the 1960s. The show raked in may statues, including 15 Emmys and four Golden Globes.

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8. The Americans

The Americans

The Americans

Standing as one of the best period dramas on television today, “The Americans” is about a complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C. shortly after Ronald Reagan is elected President. Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell) are paired together in an arranged marriage, but fell in love during their time as the Jennings family. Their children 14-year-old Paige (Holly Taylor) and 11-year-old Henry (Keidrich Sellati) know nothing about their parents’ true identity, and their neighbour, FBI Agent Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich) has already come dangerously close to discovering their secret. Fulfilling their duties as infiltrators and destroyers of the United States, the story unfolds with many plot twists while both Philip and Elizabeth struggle to hide their true identities and mull over the idea of betraying their country.

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9. Justified

Justified

Justified

Timothy Olyphant delivers one of the best performances of his career portraying Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens. His character is well known for wearing a Stetson and cowboy boots while being infamous for a quick and itchy trigger finger. Hailing from Kentucky, Harlan made a name for himself as the killer of a gun thug in Miami and became the talk of the force team as the guy with a quick temper and the willingness to kill on sight if provoked too many times. His Marshal Service superiors sent him back to Kentucky as part of his punishment, but there is more trouble waiting in his home town. Skeletons in the closet are revealed as Raylan settles in, while home town baddies lining up to try and take him down. The show is created by America’s pre-eminent crime novelist Elmore Leonard (Get Shorty, Out of Sight) and supported by a stunning cast which include the likes of Walton Goggins, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter, Jacob Pitts, Natalie Zea, Erica Tazel and Raymond Barry to name a few.

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10. Orange Is the New Black

Orange is the New Black

Orange is the New Black

Creative genius Jenji Kohan(” Weeds”) is back with a very interesting take on the women prison system with Taylor Schilling leading the charge as inmate Piper Chapman. She was incarcerated due to a drug dealing lover, years after the fact. It is a funny and heart warming series with shocking moments but human to the bone as we get to see Piper fight for survival and face her demons from her past while being on the “inside”. OITNB tells Piper’s story while spending 15 months in Litchfield Penitentiary, a run-down, minimum security womens’ federal prison in upstate New York. She has been convicted of transporting a suitcase full of drug money to her now former girlfriend Alex Vause (Laura Prepon), an international drug smuggler/mule. The show reveals the abuse of power portrayed by some correctional officers upon female inmates and their corrupt actions. The plot also explores the back stories of other inmates and broadens its horizons with creative detailed storytelling.

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