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The Best Action TV Series of the 2010s, Ranked

Updated April 13, 2020 10.2k votes 846 voters 8.0k views53 items

List RulesVote up your favorite action series that aired on TV or a streaming service in the 2010s

These are the best 2010s action TV series, ranked from best to worst by user votes. From crime procedurals to zombies and way, way, beyond! Some of these great 2010s action shows have a ravenous fanbase that has all but caused the show (The Walking Dead for example) to leave a lasting cultural footprint, and still some other good 2010s action shows on this list are more cult favorites that will continue to be discovered even as mainstream audiences forget they existed (Fringe). What are the greatest 2010s action TV series? Cast your votes and decide!

What shows will you find on this top 2010s action TV shows list? With blood-thirsty zombies on the loose, The Walking Dead quickly became one of the most popular action TV shows of the 2010s, while Game of Thrones redefined TV by showing a willingness to kill off nearly every major character at any given moment. 

The motorcycle gang hit series Sons of Anarchy went out with a bang in 2014 and Lost presented its revealing final episode at the start of the decade. Other series that appear on this great 2010s action TV series list include Chicago P.D., Punisher, and Criminal Minds - while newer shows like Jack Ryan and The Umbrella Academy prove that the action TV genre is thriving with prestige on streaming platforms.

Do you have a favorite action series from the 2010s? Give the best shows a thumbs up!

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