The Best of 2018 The Best Current Action TV Series  

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These are the very best action TV series currently on the air in 2018, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best current action TV series are all over the map, literally and figuratively, from Westeros to Chicago and beyond. Some of these great current action shows are crime procedurals than manage to not be old hat, while some of these other good current action shows are a little more on the fringes of entertainment. Carving a niche for themselves with fanbases that love zombies, vampires, fairytales, superheroes, and a bunch of people trying to claim the same cool throne. So, what are the greatest current action TV series? Vote now!

What shows will you find on this top current action TV shows list? No current show has more action than HBO's Game of Thrones. While battling for control of the five kingdoms, GOT characters face death at every turn. The Walking Dead is another edge of your seat viewing experience for current action TV fans.

Netflix is starting to get into the current action show game. Their exciting series Daredevil and Jessica Jones both made this top action TV series list. Other great current action shows include ScorpionArrow, and The Flash.

Which current action series of 2018 do you like best? Give your favorites a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Action 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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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Geoff Johns, based on the DC Comics character. CSI Barry Allen (Grant ...more

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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Action 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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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
sindhuja-beesagouni added Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric Kripke. Two brothers, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), follow their father's ...more

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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell Arrow is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. Five years after being stranded on a hostile ...more

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712 556
The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Action 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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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor Jessica Jones (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the Marvel Comics character. Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, ...more

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Vikings is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen 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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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or simply Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., is an American television series created for ABC by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen, based on the Marvel ...more

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345 331
The 100 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Akash M added 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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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. The adventures ...more

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364 278
Gotham is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
cfitz59 added Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz Gotham (Fox, 2014) is an American drama television series developed by Bruno Heller, based on the DC Comics characters from the Batman franchise. The story behind Detective James Gordon's (Ben ...more

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360 413
Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith Doctor Who (BBC, 2005) is a British science-fiction television show created by Sydney Newman, C. E. Webber, and Donald Wilson. The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer ...more

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337 365
Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
LanaYoshii added Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW, 2016) is an American superhero action-adventure television series spin-off from Arrow and The Flash, existing in the same fictional universe. Intending to stop ...more

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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Action 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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Blindspot is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
LanaYoshii added Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown Blindspot (NBC, 2015) is an American drama television series created by Martin Gero. When a mysterious tattooed woman (Jaimie Alexander) is found naked inside a travel bag with no recollection ...more

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Hawaii Five-0 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Action 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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Jack Ryan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
John Krasinski, Abbie Cornish, Mena Massoud Jack Ryan (Amazon Video, 2018) is an American television series created by Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland, based on the character created by Tom Clancy. When CIA analyst Jack Ryan (John ...more

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Lethal Weapon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Quincy added Damon Wayans, Clayne Crawford, Jordana Brewster Lethal Weapon (Fox, 2016) is an American buddy cop action comedy-drama television series developed by Matt Miller and based on the film series. A slightly unhinged cop (Clayne Crawford) is ...more

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Into the Badlands is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
LanaYoshii added 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) 21 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
rankerzbest added 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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Chicago P.D. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Action 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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Blue Bloods is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Blue Bloods is an American police procedural drama series shown on CBS in the United States and Canada and on Sky Atlantic in the United Kingdom. The series is filmed on location in New York ...more

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Fear the Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Amy Boal added Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane This show is an American post-apocalyptic horror drama television series created by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson. A dysfunctional, blended family must reinvent themselves by learning new ...more

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Chicago Fire is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Monica Raymund Chicago Fire is an American television drama series that airs on NBC and was created by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas with Dick Wolf serving as an executive producer. The series originally ...more

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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
db0t added Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar The Expanse (Syfy, 2015) is an American science fiction television series developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, based on the novels by James S. A. Corey. In a future where humanity has ...more

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SEAL Team is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
hcjones added David Boreanaz, Max Thieriot, Jessica Paré SEAL Team (CBS, 2017) is an American drama series created by Ben Cavell. The drama follows the lives of elite Navy SEALs Jason Hayes (David Boreanaz) and Clay Spenser (Max Thieriot) as they ...more

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Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current Action 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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Condor is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Max Irons, Brendan Fraser, William Hurt Condor (Audience, 2018) is an American television series created by Todd Katzburg and Jason Smilovic, based on the novel by James Grady. Young CIA analyst Joe Turner (Max Irons) has his idealism ...more

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Cloak & Dagger is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Andrea Roth Cloak & Dagger (Freeform, 2018) is an American cable television series created by Joe Pokaski, based on the Marvel Comics characters. Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey ...more

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Queen of the South is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Lums added Alice Braga, Justina Machado, Hemky Madera Queen of the South (USA, 2016) is an American television drama series adapted from the successful telenovela La Reina del Sur on sister network Telemundo and the book of the same name by Spanish ...more

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The Last Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Alexander Dreymon, David Dawson, Tobias Santelmann The Last Kingdom (BBC America, 2015) is a British historical fiction television series based on Bernard Cornwell's The Saxon Stories series of novels. In 872 England, an unlikely hero (Alexander ...more

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Counterpart is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
J. K. Simmons, Olivia Williams, Harry Lloyd Counterpart (Starz, 2018) is an American sci-fi thriller television series created by Justin Marks. When lowly UN employee Howard Silk (J. K. Simmons) discovers his agency is guarding a gateway ...more

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Magnum, P.I. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
hcjones added Magnum, P.I. Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton Magnum, P.I. (CBS, 2018) is an American crime drama series, and a remake of the 1980 series. An ex-Navy SEAL (Jay Hernandez) returns home from Afghanistan and uses his military skills to become ...more

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MacGyver is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Lucas Till, George Eads, Tristin Mays MacGyver (CBS, 2016) is an American action-adventure television series developed by Peter M. Lenkov. It is a reboot of the ABC series of the same name created by Lee David Zlotoff, which aired ...more

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Money Heist is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Money Heist Úrsula Corberó, Itziar Ituño, Álvaro Morte Money Heist (Antena 3, 2017) is a Spanish heist television series created by Álex Pina. A group of very peculiar robbers assault the Factory of Moneda and Timbre to carry out the most ...more

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Gomorrah is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current Action TV Series
Tigereyesxx added Marco D'Amore, Fortunato Cerlino, Salvatore Esposito Gomorrah (2014, Sundance) is an Italian television crime drama series. Set in the suburbs of Naples, it focuses on organized crime and the relationships of gangsters, drug dealers, and ordinary ...more