Entertainment Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On  

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319 votes 55 voters 28 items

List Rules Only action TV shows currently airing new episodes.

With the exception of sitcoms, action TV shows would probably have to be the best type of television to be a character on. Packed with... well, action, these TV shows look fun in most imaginable ways—despite being in front of a green screen for some scenes. Other than that, imagine being securely harnessed, performing crazy stunts like kicking a bad guy Charlie's Angels style. In short, most of you out there likely have an action TV series you wish you were a character on—we all do. 

Given the choice, which action show would you like to be a part of? From top superhero TV series like The Flash or Jessica Jones to sci-fi style stuff such as The Walking Dead, essentially any action show would be fun and interesting. Maybe you'd rather be patrolling the beaches of of the Aloha State on Hawaii Five-0. When it comes to hypothetical situations, the choice is always yours.

Have an idea of which TV shows you wish you were on? Check out the list below and vote up your favorites. Feel free to add any current action shows not on the list. 

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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
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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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
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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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
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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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and based on the 1973 film. In a technologically advanced Wild ...more

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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
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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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
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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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
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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The Defenders is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter The Defender (Netflix, 2017) is an American web television miniseries created by Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica ...more

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Altered Carbon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
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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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
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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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
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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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
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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Gotham is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
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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Into the Badlands is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
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 a war that left civilization in ruins. Regent Sunny (Daniel Wu), a ...more

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Vikings is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
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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The Last Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
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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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
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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Timeless is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Starring Abigail Spencer Matt Lanter Malcolm Barrett Timeless (NBC, 2016) tollows the adventures of an unusual trio—a history professor (Abigail Spencer), a scientist (Malcolm Barrett), and a soldier (Matt Lanter)—as they attempt to stop Garcia ...more

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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
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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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
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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Hawaii Five-0 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
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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Blue Bloods is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes 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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Peaky Blinders is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson Peaky Blinders (BBC Two, 2013) is a British television action drama created by Steven Knight, based upon the exploits of the historical gang. In 1919 Birmingham, England, leader Tommy Shelby ...more

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Lethal Weapon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
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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Preacher is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga Preacher (AMC, 2016) is an American television series developed by Sam Catlin, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen, based on the comic book series created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. After a ...more

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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
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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Blindspot is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
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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The Americans is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Maximiliano Hernández The Americans (FX, 2013) is an American period drama television series created by Joe Weisberg. Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys) are two Soviet KGB officers posing as ...more