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Matt Reed
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What are your Top 5 dramas that are still in production?  I'm not saying "airing right now" because of the streaming world that we live in.  But the qualification is dramas that are currently still in production, meaning they are airing/streaming a current season and/or are coming back for another season.  TOP 5.  No "honorable mentions" or "runner ups".  Also, no series that's been canceled but you've only now just gotten around to watching it like, say, THE WIRE.  

Top 5.  Go!
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Game of Thrones
Twin Peaks: The Return
Lucifer
American Gods
Vikings

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Better Call Saul
Fargo
Shameless
Twin Peaks: The Return
Game of Thrones
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Game of Thrones
The Good Fight
Homeland
The Handmaid's Tale
Cardinal
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The Bridge**
Line of Duty*
The Leftovers
Fearless*
The Missing*

*Three UK shows that may not have made it to the US.
**The original Danish / Swedish series


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Game of Thrones
The Good Fight
Homeland
The Handmaid's Tale
Cardinal

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Have just watched the first season, Peter, and had not realised it was coming back. Just googled and seen there are to be at least two more series. This is great news.
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This is Us
Game of Thrones
The Walking Dead
Better Call Saul 

I think that's all I watch...
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(Presuming we're talking about Cardinal) Yeah, I had previously thought it was one and done, but Googled it myself to see if I could get it into this list -- and was pleasantly surprised to see two more had been commissioned. 
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In no particular order:

GAME OF THRONES
THE GOOD FIGHT
THE AMERICANS
THIS IS US
THE WALKING DEAD

FWIW my wife and I started binging THE AMERICANS a couple of months ago.  We're halfway through Season 3 and absolutely loving it.  Amazing series.  We'll definitely be caught up by the time the 6th and final season airs in a year.  
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Game Of Thrones
House Of Cards
American Gods
Homeland
The Walking Dead


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TWIN PEAKS...that's all I've got.
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MR ROBOT
GAME OF THRONES
BETTER CALL SAUL
THE AMERICANS 
LEGION
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THE AMERICANS
LINE OF DUTY
THE WALKING DEAD
RIVERDALE
LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT 
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Good golly, there are so many good dramas being produced these days, my top 5 list would no doubt shift from hour to hour. If I were only allowed to watch 5, I'd probably pick

Better Call Saul
Game of Thrones
The Walking Dead
Fargo
Gotham

But the number of shows I have to omit just reinforces my conviction that television is not just better than it's ever been, it's exponentially better.
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So difficult to select five from the constellation of great shows out there:

Game of Thrones
Better Call Saul
Mr Robot
The Expanse
The Walking Dead (though the suspense has fallen off a peak last season). 

I would have added Fargo instead of The Expanse. But the next season is still up in the air. 


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(Presuming we're talking about Cardinal)

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Absolutely, Peter. Apologies for not being clear.

Thought Cardinal was a great series and was staggered to discover it was the Rocketeer himself in the lead role.

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The Walking Dead (though the suspense has fallen off a peak last season). 

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I forgot about TWD when I put my list together and was tempted to change but resisted for the exact reason stated. For me, each series on my list has to be consistently good and sadly TWD has become somewhat patchy. For every great episode there are two, three or even four poor ones. Ditto Doctor Who and the reason it didn't make the grade for me.
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Pretty much in order for me:

SUITS (new season begins this Wednesday!)
BOSCH
LONGMIRE (6th and final season is coming soon)
NCIS
CHICAGO FIRE
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BETTER CALL SAUL
FARGO
THE AMERICANS
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Man, can't believe I forgot about Bosch. Great show, Kevin! Made me go out and start reading the Michael Connelly books after I'd finished season 3 and didn't have any more to watch. Highly recommended.
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TWIN PEAKS
THE GOOD FIGHT
BOSCH
GAME OF THRONES
THE AMERICANS

Not very original, looking at the entries above...
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I am shocked that no one mentioned WestWorld as a top 5. Loved season 1, eagerly awaiting season 2.
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Jean-Francois, I liked Westworld quite a bit and would've included it had the list been a top ten. Not sure where they're going to go in season 2 after that finale.
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Wow, great to see Cardinal getting some love here.  Glad to see it's Canadian-ness (and in particular, Francophone Canadian-ness) doesn't get in the way of it's enjoyment in other countries.  Yes, the writing is *that* good.
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I have not been able to involve myself in any of the shows listed here.
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