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The Best 2010s Adventure TV Series  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite adventure shows that aired on TV in the 2010s

Television had to start pushing the limits is in the 2010s. With competition for not only viewers on the air, but also online replays, the quest became to make a show that everybody had to watch, not just a specific TV audience, but the ever more important cord-cutters. With that in mind, these are the best 2010s Adventure TV series, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The adventures integral to these shows take place in a wide variety of universes and there is really something for everybody. Some great 2010s adventure shows are Westerns while other good 2010s adventure shows are science fiction, fantasy, and even horror. What are the greatest 2010s adventure TV series? Cast your votes!

What shows will you find on this top 2010s adventure TV shows list? One of the best adventure series of the 2010s has to be Game of Thrones. Beheadings, dragons and endless battles combine to keep viewers on the edge of their seats when watching this HBO hit. The Walking Dead is another one of the most popular adventure series from the 2010s.

The CW stepped up its adventure game in the 10s by green-lighting such shows as Arrow and The 100. Other good shows that appear on this best 2010s adventure TV series list include Sons of Anarchy, Vikings and Chicago PD.

Which 2010s adventure show do you think deserves the top spot on this list? Give your favorites a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.
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Vikings is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2010s Adventure TV Series
Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Vikings (History, 2013) is a historical drama television series created by Michael Hirst. A farmer (Travis Fimmel) rises to fame by successful raids into England, and eventually becomes a ...more
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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2010s Adventure TV Series
Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell
The 100 (The CW, 2014) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series developed by Jason Rothenberg, loosely based on the book by Kass Morgan. 97 years after a nuclear ...more
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Burn Notice is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2010s Adventure TV Series
Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell
Burn Notice is an American television series created by Matt Nix which originally aired on the USA Network from June 28, 2007 to September 12, 2013. The show stars Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle ...more
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Hawaii Five-0 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2010s Adventure TV Series
Leonard Freeman, Alex Kurtzman, Peter M. Lenkov
Hawaii Five-0 is an American police procedural drama television series and a remake of the original 1968–80 television series. The series is produced by K/O Paper Products and 101st Street ...more
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Longmire is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2010s Adventure TV Series
Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips
“Longmire,” a contemporary thriller set in Big Sky country, is based on the Walt Longmire Mystery novels by best-selling author Craig Johnson. The series stars Australian actor Robert Taylor ...more
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Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2010s Adventure TV Series
Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Sons of Anarchy is an American drama television series created by Kurt Sutter, about the lives of a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club operating in Charming, a fictional town in California's ...more
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The Originals is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2010s Adventure TV Series
Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt
The Originals (The CW, 2013) is an American television series created by Julie Plec, and is a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries. Vampire-werewolf hybrid Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan) and his ...more
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Spartacus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2010s Adventure TV Series
Lucy Lawless, Jaime Murray, Katrina Law
Spartacus (Starz, 2010) is a British television series produced in New Zealand, inspired by the historical figure of Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator who from 73 to 71 BCE led a major slave ...more
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Outlander is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2010s Adventure TV Series
Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies
Outlander is a British-American television drama series based on the historical time travel Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. Created by Ronald D. Moore and produced by Left Bank ...more
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Into the Badlands is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2010s Adventure TV Series
Daniel Wu, Orla Brady, Sarah Bolger
Into the Badlands (AMC, 2015) is an American TV series set in a post-apocalyptic world approximately 500 years after an event that left civilization in ruins. Regent Sunny (Daniel Wu), a ...more
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Altered Carbon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2010s Adventure TV Series
Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, James Purefoy
Altered Carbon is an American science fiction television series created by Laeta Kalogridis, based on the novel by Richard K. Morgan. In a future where human minds are digitized and downloaded ...more
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The Rain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2010s Adventure TV Series
Iben Hjejle, Alba August, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen
The Rain (Netflix, 2018) is a Danish web series created by Mosholt Esben, Toft Jacobsen, and Christian Potalivo. After a brutal virus wipes out most of the population, two young siblings embark ...more
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Frontier is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2010s Adventure TV Series
Jason Momoa, Alun Armstrong, Landon Liboiron
Frontier (Netflix, 2016) is a Canadian-American historical drama television series co-created by Brad Peyton, Rob Blackie, and Peter Blackie. Declan Harp (Jason Momoa), a part-Irish, part-Cree ...more
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Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2010s Adventure TV Series
Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Ignacio Serricchio
Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, and a reboot of the 1965 series. After encountering a rip in ...more
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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2010s Adventure TV Series
Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies
The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series developed by Frank Darabont, based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie ...more
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Nikita is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2010s Adventure TV Series
Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca
Nikita is an American television series that aired on The CW from September 9, 2010 to December 27, 2013 in the United States. The series is a reboot of the popular 1997 TV series La Femme ...more
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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2010s Adventure TV Series
Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke
Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011) is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, based on the series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. Nine noble ...more
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White Collar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2010s Adventure TV Series
Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson
White Collar is a USA Network television series created by Jeff Eastin, starring Tim DeKay as FBI Special Agent Peter Burke and Matt Bomer as Neal Caffrey, a highly intelligent and ...more
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Fringe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2010s Adventure TV Series
Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Fringe is an American science fiction television series created by J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci. It premiered on the Fox Broadcasting network on September 9, 2008, and concluded ...more
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Chicago P.D. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2010s Adventure TV Series
Jason Beghe, Jon Seda, Sophia Bush
Chicago P.D. (NBC, 2014) is an American police procedural drama television series created by Dick Wolf and Matt Olmstead. The show follows the Chicago Police Department uniformed cops who patrol ...more
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Falling Skies is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2010s Adventure TV Series
Noah Wyle, Drew Roy, Maxim Knight
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Falling Skies is an American science fiction post-apocalyptic dramatic television series created by Robert Rodat and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. The series stars Noah Wyle as Tom ...more
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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2010s Adventure TV Series
Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson
Daredevil (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created for Netflix by Drew Goddard, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Blind lawyer Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) ...more
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Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2010s Adventure TV Series
Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Holland Roden
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Teen Wolf is an American television series developed by Jeff Davis for MTV. It is loosely based on the 1985 film of the same name, and stars Tyler Posey as a teenager named Scott, who is bitten ...more
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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2010s Adventure TV Series
Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson
Criminal Minds is an American police-procedural television program that premiered September 22, 2005, on CBS. The series follows a team of profilers from the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit based ...more
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Rookie Blue is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2010s Adventure TV Series
Missy Peregrym, Gregory Smith, Enuka Okuma
Rookie Blue is a Canadian police drama television series starring Missy Peregrym and Gregory Smith. It was created by Morwyn Brebner, Tassie Cameron, and Ellen Vanstone. The police drama ...more