The Best TV Dramas to Watch Right Now

The Best TV Dramas to Watch Right NowAs the movie business continues to focus on established film franchises and blockbusters, some talented creators are making the move towards television, and viewers are reaping the benefits. More unique dramas and compelling storylines will be hitting the box this year, meaning that you’re bound to find a few new favorites that you’ll have to keep track of.

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Here, we’ll take a look at just some of the shows that are most deserving of your attention this year.

1.    Riverdale

Riverdale is sort of a cross between “Twin Peaks” and Archie comics, it’s an eerie and dark drama series that centres around the lives of a group of students. Though the town seems simple enough on the surface, there’s the distinct feeling that some strange and secret things are bubbling up beneath the surface.

2.    24: Legacy

Following in a similar theme to 24, with the whole “real-time” countdown included, Legacy follows agent Eric Carter, who returns from a vacation to discover that danger has come back with him. While trying to avoid the groups of people that appear to be hunting him down, Eric is forced to take steps to try and avoid the biggest terrorist attack ever seen in the U.S.

3.    The Good Fight

If you were a fan of “The Good Wife”, then you’re definitely going to enjoy this spinoff. “The Good Fight” is an original show made for CBS’s streaming service. The show occurs around one year after the events of The Good Wife Finale. Following a huge financial scam that destroys the reputation of a young lawyer and wipes out her mentor’s savings, the team are forced out of the legal firm and join a new Chicago law group.

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4.    Prison Break

No, you haven’t gone back in time. The creator of Prison Break, Paul Sheuring, and well-known stars Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller have now signed on for the big revival, just for Fox. The sequel will continue after the events of season four, and also completely disregard the movie that went straight to video – known for killing off Wentworth’s character, Michael Scofield.

5.    Twin Peaks

Another long-awaited revival. Twin Peaks will be reaching your screens during May. Originally, the revival was set to take place during 2016, which would have marked the 25th anniversary of the finale, but the series has now been moved to this year after conflicts occurred with funding. Kyle Maclachan will be reprising his role as Agent Dale Cooper, and many of the other main characters from the show are also expected to make an appearance.

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  1. robin rue says

    Twin Peaks was one of my all time favorite shows. I re-watched it recently with my husband and he wasn’t a fan…I don’t get it.

  2. Angelic Sinova says

    I’ve literally heard nothing but great things about Riverdale! Even people who say they normally dislike teen drama’s seem to love it. I’ll have to binge-watch it soon.

  3. Alli Smith says

    I loved The Good Wife. It was a favorite of mine. Somehow, I’ve missed The Good Fight. I’ll have to catch up soon.

  4. Amber Myers says

    I haven’t seen any of these shows but I’ll keep them in mind. I enjoy shows like The Blacklist and Grey’s Anatomy. Oh, and Scandal. That’s also an entertaining one.

  5. Candy says

    I am afraid to say I haven’t watched any of these shows. Guess I am behind and need to catch up on what everyone is watching.

  6. lisa says

    I am dying to see the new Prison Break. I loved the original so I can’t wait to catch up on this one!

  7. LaShawn says

    My husband loves Legacy. He was obsessed with the original I used to love Prison Break, I can’t wait to watch this time again!

  8. Jaime Nicole says

    I have never seen any of these shows. I watch a lot of comedy but every once in awhile a drama really does the trick!

  9. Paula Bendfeldt says

    I have not seen any of these shows but it sounds like a great list if you’re looking for new shows to watch.

  10. David Elliott says

    I will definitely be excited for Twin Peaks to come out. I have been waiting forever. It should be interesting.

  11. Maurene Cab says

    I’ve watched the trailer of Riverdale! I think they have an interesting plot. I’d also check the other shows you listed here.

  12. Sari Florencio says

    Great selections. I keep hearing a lot of people watching Riverdale but still haven’t seen it. I just recently subscribed to Netflix so I might be checking all in your list.

  13. sara says

    I love these tv shows. The Good Fight was only on for the first episode and then it disappeared. I hope it comes back, I really liked it.

  14. valmg @ Mom Knows It All says

    I loved The Good Wife. I didn’t see 24 when it was new but have been binge watching it for about 2 2eeks now. The new Prison Break is on my list.

  15. Our Family World says

    24:Legacy is so exciting! There are so many twists in the plot that it would really leave you at the edge of your seat. I have to find “The Good Fight” too. Very interesting story line!

  16. Chrishelle Ebner says

    I have never watched any of these shows. I will definitely have to check them out. Chicago Med is one of my favorite, cannot wait for this week’s episode.

  17. Kita Bryant says

    I have been very interested in Riverdale. I love the CW and the shows that channel has.

  18. Jenn @ EngineerMommy says

    I have heard great things about The Good Fight, but I haven’t seen it yet. It’s definitely on my list of shows to watch.

  19. Lisa Heath says

    Yes to Prison Break! I was so excited when I heard it was coming back for another season, so we’ve been binge watching all the previous ones so we can start it up!

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