2017/2018 Best Drama Serial

Actually two winners will be awarded in this voting:

– the best drama of the last season and

– the best new drama of the last season.

( |  | ) = paused, (w/c) = wildcard, (n/a) = not available/aired

  • 01. (01.) The Americans [FX] (Season 6)
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    02. (02.) The Handmaid’s Tale [hulu] (Season 2)
    03. (06.) Legion [FX] (Season 2)
    04. (n/a) Mindhunter [FLX] (new)
    05. (n/a) Killing Eve (new)
    06. (n/a) Ozark [FLX] (new)
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    07. ( |  | ) Game of Thrones [HBO] (Season 7)
    08. (27.) Mr. Robot [USA] (Season 3)
    09. (12.) Halt and Catch Fire [AMC] (Season 4)
    10. (09.) The Crown [FLX] (Season 2)
    11. (03.) This Is Us [NBC] (Season 2)
    12. (08.) Westworld [HBO] (Season 2)
    13. (n/a) The Deuce [HBO] (new)
    14. (05.) Stranger Things [FLX] (Season 2)
    15. (10.) Billions [SHO] (Season 3)
    16. ( |  | ) Twin Peaks [SHO] (Season 3)
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    17. (n/a) Save Me [SKY] (new)
    18. ( |  | ) Peaky Blinders [BBC] (Season 4)
    19. (19.) Ray Donovan [SHO] (Season 5)
    20. (28.) Narcos [FLX] (Season 3)
    21. (20.) Vikings [H] (Season 5.1)
    22. (n/a) Succession [HBO] (new)
    23. (17.) Sneaky Pete [a] (Season 2)
    24. (n/a) Suburra [FLX] (new)
    25. (00.) Altered Carbon [FLX] (new)
    26. (n/a) The Expanse [Syfy] (Season 3)

    – honorable mention –
    Wildcard (n/a) 4 Blocks [SKY] (new)
    WIldcard (n/a) Babylon Berlin [SKY] (new)
    Wildcard ( |  | ) Bron | Broen [SVT1] (Season 4)
    Wildcard (n/a) Damnation [USA] (new)
    Wildcard (n/a) Dark [FLX] (new)
    Wildcard (n/a) Gomorrah [SKY] (Season 3)
    Wildcard (w/c) Homeland U.S. [SHO] (Season 7)
    Wildcard (w/c) Humans U.S. [4] (Season 3)
    Wildcard (n/a) La Casa de Papel [A3] (new)
    Wildcard (n/a) Liar [ITV] (new)
    Wildcard (n/a) McMafia [BBC] (new)
    Wildcard (n/a) Star Trek: Beyond [CBS] (new)
    Wildcard (30.) The Affair [SHO] (Season 4)
    Wildcard (n/a) The Chi [SHO] (new)
    Wildcard (w/c) The Exorcist [FOX] (Season 2)
    Wildcard (n/a) The Girlfriend Experience [starz] (Season 2)
    Wildcard (w/c) The Good Fight [CBS] (Season 2)
    Wildcard (n/a) The Sinner [USA] (new)
    Wildcard (w/c) Transparent [a] (Season 4)

Excluded:
– productions that did not air at minimum 50% of their episodes between July 1st, 2017 and June 30th, 2018 (in case of productions of VoD services like Netflix: since 2014/2015 the release of the season represents the date of the season and will be included, if it gets published – even in June),

because they ended (Arvingerne [DR1], Bates Motel [A&E], Black Sails [starz], Horace & Pete [LCK], Masters of Sex [SHO], Quarry [cine], Rectify [sund], The Good Wife [CBS], and The Leftovers [HBO]),

or were canceled prematurely (for example Bloodline [FLX], Broadchurch [ITV], Outcast [cine] and Outsiders [WGN]),

or paused this season (for example 1993 [SKY], American Gods [starz], Anne with an E [CBC], Better Call Saul [AMC], Big Little Lies [HBO], Fortitude [SKY], House of Cards [FLX], Luther [BBC], Sherlock [BBC], Taboo [BBC/FX], and The Last Kingdom [BBC]),

– productions that underperformed in this competition () and

– productions that didn’t air enough episodes/minutes.

– productions that are considered mini-series (for example Sharp Objects [HBO]), anthology series (f.e. American Horror Story [FX] or Trust [FX]) or dramedys etc. and

– productions with a bigger procedural/“series” than “serial” dramaturgy (f.e. The Detail [CTV]).

» FYI, the winners of recent years:

2016/2017: The Americans [FX] (Season 5) + new: The Handmaid’s Tale [hulu]
2015/2016: The Americans [FX] (Season 4) + new: Billions [SHO]
2014/2015: The Americans [FX] (Season 3) + new: Manhattan [WGN]
2013/2014: Breaking Bad [AMC] (Season 5.2) + new: Masters of Sex [SHO]
2012/2013: Breaking Bad [AMC] (Season 5.1) + new: Rectify [sund]
2011/2012: Breaking Bad [AMC] (Season 4) + new: Homeland U.S. [SHO]
2010/2011: Game of Thrones [HBO] (Season 1) + new: Game of Thrones [HBO]
2009/2010: Breaking Bad [AMC] (Season 3) + new: Justified [FX]
2008/2009: Breaking Bad [AMC] (Season 2) + new: True Blood [HBO]
2007/2008: Mad Men [AMC] (Season 1) + new: Mad Men [AMC]
2006/2007: Dexter [SHO] (Season 1) + new: Dexter [SHO]
2005/2006: Six Feet Under [HBO] (Season 5) + new: Big Love [HBO]
2004/2005: The Wire [HBO] (Season 3) + new: LOST [abc]
2003/2004: The Wire [HBO] (Season 2) + new: Carnivàle [HBO]
2002/2003: The Sopranos [HBO] (Season 4) + new: The Wire [HBO]
2001/2002: Six Feet Under [HBO] (Season 1+2) + new: Six Feet Under [HBO]
2000/2001: The Sopranos [HBO] (Season 3) + new: Soul Food [HBO]
1999/2000: The Sopranos [HBO] (Season 2) + new: The West Wing [NBC]