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Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On 

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Updated April 26, 2019 807 votes 127 voters 1.1k views 20 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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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 15

Number of Episodes: 318

Network: The WB Television Network, The CW Television Network

Genres (Tv): Supernatural drama, Black comedy, Drama, Horror Film, Mystery, + more

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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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 10

Number of Episodes: 144

Network: AMC

Genres (Tv): Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Suspense, Drama, Horror Film, Thriller, + more

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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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell

Premiered: 2013

Genres (Tv): Drama, Dystopian, Sci-fi, Action

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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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 13

Genres (Tv): Drama, Action, Adventure Film, Science Fiction, Fantasy

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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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill

Premiered: 2016

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 67

Network: The CW

Genres (Tv): Superhero fiction, Action, Adventure, Science fiction, Fantasy

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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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor

Premiered: 2015

Number of Seasons: 3

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Action, Crime, Drama

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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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright

Premiered: 2016

Number of Seasons: 3

Network: HBO

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Drama, Western

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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Vikings is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 9

Network: History

Genres (Tv): War film, Drama, Historical fiction, Action

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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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell

Premiered: 2012

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 170

Network: The CW Television Network

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Drama, Mystery, Adventure film, Action, + more

Arrow (The CW, 2012) 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 ...more

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The Last Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
Alexander Dreymon, David Dawson, Tobias Santelmann

Genres (Tv): Action, History, Romance

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) 11 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh

Premiered: 2015

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 87

Network: The CW

Genres (Tv): Superhero, Drama, Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

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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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith

Premiered: 1963

Number of Seasons: 38

Number of Episodes: 861

Network: British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC America, BBC One, S4C, BBC HD

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Adventure, Drama

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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker

Premiered: 2014

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 114

Network: The CW

Genres (Tv): Superhero, Action, Sci-fi, Drama

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Peaky Blinders is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson

Premiered: 2013

Number of Episodes: 6

Network: BBC Two

Genres (Tv): Action, Drama, Period Drama

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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Blindspot is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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Hawaii Five-0 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
Leonard Freeman, Alex Kurtzman, Peter M. Lenkov

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 10

Number of Episodes: 238

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Drama, Adventure film, + more

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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Preacher is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga

Genres (Tv): Drama, Black Comedy, Supernatural, Horror, Action

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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Mystery, Sci-Fi

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Altered Carbon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, James Purefoy

Premiered: 2018

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Mystery, Action

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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Blue Bloods is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 67

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Crime, Drama, Adventure film, + more

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