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Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On 

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Updated May 12, 2020 828 votes 131 voters 1.2k views 16 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 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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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

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

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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 2 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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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

Premiered: 2010

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

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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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

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

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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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright

Premiered: 2016

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) 7 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen

Premiered: 2013

Genres (Tv): Historical drama, Action-adventure

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) 8 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
Alexander Dreymon, David Dawson, Tobias Santelmann

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Historical drama

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

Premiered: 2015

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

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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker

Premiered: 2014

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

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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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

Premiered: 1963

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

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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Peaky Blinders is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson

Premiered: 2013

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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Preacher is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga

Premiered: 2016

Genres (Tv): Drama, Black Comedy, Supernatural

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Blue Bloods is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes

Premiered: 2010

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

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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 15 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) 16 on the list Current Action TV Series You Wish You Were A Character On
Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, James Purefoy

Premiered: 2018

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

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