Can You Get 30/35 on This Extremely Hard TV Drama Quiz?


Stella Alexander

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About This Quiz

"When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or you die." Don't worry, this quiz won't be as life and death as the popular HBO series! When looking at TV lineups, you'll see many of them filled with two things: sitcoms and dramas. While many people love the chance to sit back and laugh, the twists and turns of TV drama are undefeated. Since the rise of television in the 1960s and 1970s, there's been tons of dramas from The Twilight Zone to M*A*S*H . In the following decades, the drama world would boom with options.

TV dramas used to be a relatively small world. They would appear on the major broadcasting stations such as ABC and NBC. CBS and Fox would grow to include their own and dramas would soon outgrow these as well. Dramas began premiering on cable channels like AMC and HBO. Some of the most popular dramas in the 2010s are exclusive to streaming services such as Hulu and Netflix. With a long list of dramas that have their viewers at the edge of their seat, can you get 30/35 on this quiz? Not everyone can, so let's find out if you've been binge-watching these series! Let's go!

When Rick Grimes wakes up in the first episode of "The Walking Dead," what state is he in?

"The Walking Dead" is a drama series that premiered on AMC in October 2010. The series follows a sheriff's deputy from Georgia who wakes up in a hospital during the zombie apocalypse.


What is the name of Dexter's foster sister in the series "Dexter?"

Debra Morgan is a character in the Showtime drama "Dexter." Her character is the sister of Dexter, and she is portrayed by Jennifer Carpenter throughout the entire 8 seasons.


In "Prison Break," who is Lincoln Burrows accused of murdering?

Prison Break first appeared on TV in 2005. It follows a young man, Michael Scofield, who purposely gets sent to prison to help his wrongfully accused brother, Lincoln Burrows, escape. The series stars Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell.


"24" stars Kiefer Sutherland as which character?

"24" premiered in November 2001 with Kiefer Sutherland starring as Jack Bauer, a member of an anti-terrorist organization. The series ended in 2010 and a new spin-off series premiered in 2017.


What is the name of the motorcycle club in "Sons of Anarchy?"

"Sons of Anarchy" premiered on FX in 2008 starring Charlie Hunnam. The series followed Jax Teller and his involvement in the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club Redwood Original (SAMCRO).


Which actor portrayed Elliot Stabler in "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit?"

Christopher Meloni portrayed character Elliot Stabler in "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" from seasons 1 to 12.


In the ABC drama "Lost," where were the survivors flying from?

"Lost" premiered on ABC in 2004. It followed a group of people who survive a plane crash from a flight leaving Sydney, Australia.


In "Oz," what is the 'controlled' environment called where the inmates live?

"Oz" ran on HBO from 1997 to 2003. The series followed a group of men at Ozwald State Correctional Facility. Keeping in line with a few "Wizard of Oz" references, the cell-block for the inmates was called Emerald City.


In "Game of Thrones," how many kingdoms are a part of Westeros?

"Game of Thrones" premiered on HBO in 2011 based on the book series by George R. R. Martin. The series follows the fight for power over the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. This includes the North, Dorne and the Westerlands.


What is the name of the hospital in "ER?"

"ER" premiered in 1994 on ABC and would run until 2009. The series followed a hospital staff working the emergency room at County General Hospital, a fictional hospital in Chicago.


When did "The Twilight Zone" series first premiere on TV?

"The Twilight Zone" first premiered in 1959 and would run until 1964. It has since had two revivals, the first of which premiered in 1985 and the second which premiered in 2002.


In "Mad Men," what street was Sterling Cooper ad agency originally on?

"Mad Men" premiered in 2007 on AMC. The series starred Jon Hamm as Don Draper. The series name is said to either come from M(ad) Men, since it follows a group of ad agency men or the street they worked on - Madison Avenue.


In "Breaking Bad," what drug does Walter White begin manufacturing?

"Breaking Bad" premiered on AMC in 2008. It followed a high school chemistry teacher who discovers he has lung cancer. He then begins producing the drug to help make money for his family before he dies. The series starred Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul.


"The Wire" takes place in which city?

"The Wire" takes place in Baltimore, Maryland. It follows a few Baltimore residents and explores their relationship with law enforcement.


In "House of Cards," what state does Frank Underwood represent in Congress?

"House of Cards" is the Netflix Original Series that premiered in 2013. The series follows Frank Underwood, an ambitious South Carolina representative who has eyes for the presidency.


In "The X-Files," what is Mulder's first name?

"The X-Files" first premiered in 1993 on Fox. The series starred David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, respectively. The series was brought back in January 2018.


In "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," what is Buffy's last name?

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" first premiered on The WB in 1997. The show would stay on the air until 2003 and starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as the title character.


As of 2018, how many doctors have there been in "Doctor Who?"

"Doctor Who" is a British drama show that began in 1963. There have been 13 doctors, the most recent to appear is Jodie Whitaker, the first female doctor in the series.


In "The West Wing," what is the name of the current president?

"The West Wing" premiered in 1999 on NBC. The show followed the White House staff during the presidency of Josiah Bartlet, played by Martin Sheen. The series also starred Rob Lowe and Moira Kelly.


"M*A*S*H" took place during which war?

"M*A*S*H" is the popular 1970s/1980s show starring Alan Alda. The series followed a group of surgeons and their staff stationed in South Korea during the Korean War.


Who is Tony Soprano's protege in "The Sopranos?"

"The Sopranos" premiered on HBO in 1999 starring James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano. The series followed him and his mob organization.


In "Twin Peaks," the FBI was investigating whose murder?

"Twin Peaks" premiered in 1990 on ABC. It followed an FBI agent who was looking into the murder of a homecoming queen in Twin Peaks, Washington. The series starred Kyle MacLachlan.


In "Orange is the New Black," what prison is Piper Chapman in?

"Orange is the New Black" is the Netflix Original Series based on the novel by Piper Kerman. The series follows the character, Piper Chapman, a woman who is sent to Litchfield Penitentiary for 15 months. It stars Taylor Schilling as Chapman.


"Criminal Minds" follows a group of FBI agents based out of which city in Virginia?

"Criminal Minds" premiered in 2005 on CBS. The series follows the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit based out of Quantico, Virginia.


In "How to Get Away with Murder," what subject does Sam Keating teach?

"How to Get Away with Murder" premiered in 2014 on ABC. The series stars Viola Davis as Annalise Keating. In the series, her husband Sam, was a psychology professor.


In "Stranger Things," what is Eleven's real name?

"Stranger Things" is a Netflix Original Series that premiered in 2016. The series stars Winona Ryder and David Harbour as well as a host of other actors. Millie Bobby Brown plays the character, Eleven, whose real name is Jane.


"The Tudors" follows which king?

"The Tudors" was the Showtime series starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers as King Henry VIII. The series premiered in 2007 before ending in 2010.


In "True Blood," how old is Bill Compton at the beginning of the series?

"True Blood" premiered in 2008 on HBO. The series followed a telepathic woman who falls in love with a vampire. The series starred Anna Paquin and was based on "the Southern Vampire Mysteries" novels by Charlaine Harris.


In "Friday Night Lights," what was the mascot of the football team?

"Friday Night Lights" premiered in 2006 about a high school football community. The series was based off the novel by H. G. Bissinger and adapted from the 2004 film.


What was the name of the starship in "Star Trek: The Original Series?"

"Star Trek: The Original Series" premiered in 1966 following a space crew on board the USS Enterprise. The series starred William Shatner as the legendary Captain Kirk as well as Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley.


"Shameless" follows what family?

"Shameless" premiered on Showtime in 2011. The series follows a single father, Frank Gallagher, as he attempts to raise his children. It stars William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum.


What is the name of the spy group in "Scandal?"

"Scandal" premiered in 2012 on ABC. The series followed the character, Olivia Pope, as she worked as a crisis manager. She was portrayed by Kerry Washington.


In "Beverly Hills, 90210," where does the Walsh family move from?

"Beverly Hills, 90210" premiered in 1990 on Fox. The series begins with the Walsh family moving from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Beverly Hills, California. The series has many stars including Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Luke Perry, Tori Spelling and more.


"The Handmaid's Tale" premiered on which service?

"The Handmaid's Tale" is a TV series based on the novel by Margaret Atwood. The series premiered on Hulu in 2017 starring Elisabeth Moss.


In "This Is Us," Rebecca gives birth on Jack's birthday. How old is he turning?

"This Is Us" premiered on NBC in 2016. The series stars Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore.


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