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    16 Current TV Dramas That People Say Are 100% Worth The Watch

    Put your binge-watching pants on.

    Recently, we asked the BuzzFeed Community which currently airing TV show they think more people should watch. We got too many responses for just one post, so here are just the dramas that people recommend!

    1. Good Girls

    Beth Annie and Ruby counterfeiting money in Good Girls

    "It stars Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman, and Retta. It’s funny, clever, and full of suspense and drama. One of my favorite shows. It’s got three seasons available on Netflix and airs the current season on Hulu."


    "It’s truly an amazing show with great writing that really focuses on details... It’s a female-focused crime show with a lot of humor, drama, suspense, and a love story I’m so invested in it’s unhealthy. You never know where they’re gonna go with the storyline and the sudden plot twists and it just makes you keep guessing. Absolutely on my top favorite shows!"


    Available on: NBC, Hulu, Netflix

    2. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

    The cast of Agents of SHIELD holding guns
    Mitch Haaseth / Walt Disney Television via Getty Images

    "It's an amazing show, but I NEVER hear anyone talking about it. Now that Disney+ Marvel shows are a thing, it was really kicked under the rug. It can't compare (nothing can compare to these shows though) to Wandavision or Falcon and the Winter Soldier since those projects have HUGE budgets and are as well-created as they would be if they were a movie, but Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is a wonderful show and teaches you so much more about SHIELD and the people who run it. If you are a fan of the Marvel movies you know that Hydra infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D., and AOS shows so much about that storyline. Also, the characters are so lovable. Seriously some of my favorites."


    Available on: ABC, Netflix

    3. 9-1-1 (and 9-1-1: Lone Star)

    A firefighter speaks to a woman trapped in a helicopter
    Fox courtesy Everett Collection

    "I don’t watch commercials so I don’t know how heavily they’re promoted but I don’t see much attention online. Love them though. They’re fast-paced shows that are somehow lighthearted and touch on serious topics at the same time. They’re a nice weekly escape and have such likable characters."


    "I always say every episode makes you feel the entire spectrum of human emotion in the best possible way."


    Available on: Fox, Hulu

    4. For All Mankind

    NASA astronauts on the moon in For All Mankind
    Apple TV+ courtesy Everett Collection

    "It perfectly explores what could’ve happened if the Soviets had landed on the Moon before NASA. The episodes are rather long (some can reach an hour or so), but it’s needed to explain and introduce you to these characters and this timeline. Trust me, if you press play, you won’t regret it."


    Available on: Apple TV+

    5. New Amsterdam

    Doctor Goodwin speaking for a patient in New Amsterdam
    NBC / NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

    "I hated Grey's Anatomy and assumed that I was done with medical shows. I watched New Amsterdam because a friend recommended it to me and I love it! It’s so real and so interesting and so well made and well acted. I agree it seems awful when you watch the trailer and read the summary but it is FANTASTIC! Every episode focuses on a social issue, some physical issues, and some personal issues with the characters (who by the way are really well-developed and human). Love love love this show and recommend it to anyone who has a soul."


    Available on: NBC, Hulu, Peacock

    6. Debris

    Bryan inspecting a mysterious piece of debris in Debris

    "It's such a cool concept but it's flying under the radar."


    Available on: NBC, Peacock

    7. Julie and the Phantoms

    The band practicing in Julie and the Phantoms

    "It's a lot of fun to watch and the music is absolute gold. Anything Kenny Ortega does is like magic, which is why it's very surprising that Netflix hasn't announced a second season yet. I highly recommend it as it's just a very wholesome show that is a joy to watch again and again."


    Available on: Netflix

    8. The Bad Batch

    The Bad Batch on a mission

    "The Bad Batch is a very new show that I wasn't expecting to love as much as I am, and I feel like it's overlooked because it's animated and on Disney+."


    Available on: Disney+

    9. The Last Kingdom

    Uhtred riding a horse in The Last Kingdom
    Netflix courtesy Everett Collection

    "It’s always touted as the IRL Game of Thrones, but it’s so much better! All the characters undergo development in ways that actually make sense and I won’t deny being emotionally devastated at some of the deaths! They are currently filming the fifth and final season."


    Available on: Netflix

    10. The Resident

    Conrad and AJ contemplating a patient's case on The Resident
    FOX courtesy Everett Collection

    "It's super entertaining and has such a diverse cast. Not to mention its continuous focus on the mistreatment of people of color within the healthcare system. It manages to educate its audience but not sound preachy or forced like with Grey’s Anatomy or other medical shows currently on-air."


    Available on: Fox, Hulu

    11. A Million Little Things

    Jack Rowand / ABC via Getty Images

    "If you liked Parenthood or This Is Us, you’ll like A Million Little Things. Plus, it tackles topics many shows don’t, like the recent episode on grooming, and does so with such care."


    Available on: ABC, Hulu

    12. Mare of Easttown

    Kate Winslet as Mare in Mare of Easttown

    "Most every episode thus far I have cried out in joy and frustration... I recommend watching alone and having your therapist on speed dial."


    Available on: HBO

    13. Lucifer

    Lucifer standing in a suit
    Fox / FOX Image Collection via Getty Images

    "I never expected to be so thoroughly enamored with a show about a crime-solving devil, but here we are. ❤️😈"


    "I watched it on my friend's recommendation and usually I am not a serious detective show watcher but this show is so different. The whole evil to good devil concept, the enthralling stories, the relationship between Chloe and Lucifer. And ofc Tom Ellis's charm, his accent, his humor, and the way he calls out "detective." I mean I just started the fourth season and I am already worried about the show ending after Season 6, that's how awesome and obsessive this show is — but it's still so underrated, in my opinion."


    Available on: Netflix

    14. Pose

    FX courtesy Everett Collection

    "Pose...all the way! Every episode makes me laugh, cry, and root for all of the characters (well, most of them). The characters make you feel for them in so many ways and more. The writing and the music on this show are amazing. In addition to the ballroom culture and history, you get history about the LGBT community along with history about HIV/AIDS. The history widened my knowledge and made me want to research more. Anyway, it breaks my heart that this is the last season because it feel like there are so many more stories to tell. However, I’m thankful for the show!! Go watch Pose and be all in your feelings!"


    Available on: FX, Netflix

    15. Shadow and Bone

    Alina standing on a ship in Shadow and Bone
    Netflix courtesy Everett Collection

    "I’ve loved Leigh Bardugo’s books ever since they came out, and the show did NOT disappoint. It’s got tons of diversity, interesting world-building, and compelling characters. Hopefully they renew it soon!"


    Available on: Netflix

    16. And Chicago Fire

    Gabriela in uniform in Chicago Fire
    NBC courtesy Everett Collection

    "As a firefighter in training, it has been the most accurate show I can find to date of what actual firefighting is like (and I’m talking specifically about the calls they go on and the situations they are put on each shift, not all the other drama and everything that they like to throw in. But the house fires and the equipment and tools and methods — all extremely accurate of actual firefighting).


    Available on: NBC, Peacock

    Submissions have been edited for length or clarity.

    Is your fave show not on the list? Let us know in the comments!

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