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

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616 votes 101 voters 24 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
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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Into the Badlands is listed (or ranked) 2 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 an event that left civilization in ruins. Regent Sunny (Daniel Wu), a ...more

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Preacher is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Vikings is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Gotham is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Peaky Blinders is listed (or ranked) 7 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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The Last Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Blindspot is listed (or ranked) 9 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 Expanse is listed (or ranked) 10 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) 11 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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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Blue Bloods is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 15 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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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Lethal Weapon is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Hawaii Five-0 is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 19 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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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 20 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 Flash is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Altered Carbon is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 24 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