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Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On

Updated May 12, 2020 662 votes 131 voters 1.2k views13 items

List RulesOnly 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 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 streets of 1900s Birmingham, England, in Peaky Blinders. 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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  • 1
    Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
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    Supernatural

    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles

    Premiered2005

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

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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
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    The Walking Dead

    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal

    Premiered2010

    Genres (Tv)Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Suspense, Drama

    The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
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    Legends of Tomorrow

    Victor Garber, Brandon Routh

    Premiered2016

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

    DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW, 2016) is an American superhero action-adventure television... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 4
    Westworld is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
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    Westworld

    Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Drama, Western

    Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 5
    Vikings is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
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    Vikings

    Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Historical drama, Action-adventure

    Vikings (History, 2013) is a historical drama television series created by Michael Hirst. A... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Last Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
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    The Last Kingdom

    Alexander Dreymon, David Dawson

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Historical drama

    The Last Kingdom (BBC America, 2015) is a British historical fiction television series based... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 7
    Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
    11
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    Supergirl

    Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks

    Premiered2015

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

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    The Flash is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
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    The Flash

    Grant Gustin, Candice Patton

    Premiered2014

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

    The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
    10
    21

    Doctor Who

    Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant

    Premiered1963

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Adventure, Drama

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    Peaky Blinders is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
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    Peaky Blinders

    Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Action, Drama, Period Drama

    Peaky Blinders (BBC Two, 2013) is a British television action drama created by Steven Knight,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Preacher is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
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    Preacher

    Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Black Comedy, Supernatural

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    Blue Bloods is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
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    Blue Bloods

    Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan

    Premiered2010

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

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    The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
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    The Expanse

    Thomas Jane, Steven Strait

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Mystery, Sci-Fi

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