Best Action / Thriller T.V. Series of All Time

Most enthusiastic, heart catching and amazing series we have watched.

The Top Ten

1 Breaking Bad Breaking Bad is an American crime drama television series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. The show originally aired on the AMC network for five seasons, from January 20, 2008, to September 29, 2013.

Unparalleled depth and quality. A prolonged cinematic experience.

Greatest T.V. show of all time! No other show comes close, truly a masterpiece

The only show that rivals Breaking Bad is The Wire. Breaking Bad is incredibly intense from start to finish, the characters are all incredible (yes, including Skyler, because she serves a good purpose in the series), and it's extremely unpredictable, yet all the twists make perfect sense. The show, overall, is about a man who is dying, whose dreams died long ago, and who has nothing to lose. He cooks meth to provide for his family, but he starts to like
cooking meth. As the series goes on, he gradually descends into darkness and cruelty, yet his character remains easy to understand, and we all feel empathy for him. This, of course, is Walter White, who is in my mind, the greatest character in the history of television. This is all thanks to his character development, as he turns from a nerdy, mild-mannered high school chemistry teacher to a ruthless yet badass drug lord. When Walt does something, his actions have consequences, and it's not like the consequences are a one-time ...more

This show is so thrilling it makes the walking dead look like a soap opera

2 Prison Break Prison Break is an American television serial drama created by Paul Scheuring, that was broadcast on Fox for four seasons, from 2005 to 2009. The series revolves around two brothers.

I turned to a complete addict when I first saw this series and all my mind was occupied with the next episode, you get so thrilled you might piss yourself while watching.

I'm a crazy movie and series watcher, but I never enjoyed a series more than this one.

It's a masterpiece that truly deserves a special award!

This series took a completely unrealistic situation and presented it in such a plausible manner that you believed it actually could happen. Nothing was contrived; every piece of the puzzle fit. It made you think, yet it kept up a fast pace to keep your interest. Well-written, simply an amazing series.

Easily the best show in the Thriller genre. The most amazing part of the show was that the Characters in the series had so much meaning and essence to them. I still consider characters like T-Bag and Mohone, benchmarks for multi-layered characters. Truly Sensational.

Wentworth Miller and the rest of the cast takes you on a thrilling adventure ride season One is the finest work seen in this genre all the elements come together for exciting plot twists and characters back flips awesomeness

3 24 24 is an American action drama television series produced for the Fox network, created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, and starring Kiefer Sutherland as counter-terrorist agent Jack Bauer.

Dude... This is what a "Legendary" T.V. series should be like! 24's a edge of the seat thriller... The best of all time... Jack bauer is an extraordinary character... I love this series because it keeps you thrilled up to the 24th episode! Love it!

World best thriller T.V. series without any doubt

The best show I have ever seen. Perfect one, Jack bauer is GOD.

Best show of all time! Brilliant ideas and spectacular acting! Redefines T.V. shows and binge watching! Everyone needs to watch this amazing show and become as obsessed with it as I am! Words can't describe the awesomeness that is 24!

4 Death Note Death Note is a Japanese television drama series based on the manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The show is centered around Light Yagami - a promising highschooler and aspiring detective with a strong sense of "justice".

Actually Very happy to see it here among the top 10..
It is definitely the best, I found it to be even more better than breaking bad in terms of suspense, thrill & Awesomeness and much much fast paced & no drama..
Yeah I know all the other shows had true acting but I guess it's really not fair to degrade only because it's an anime...

One of the best plots, each episode made you want to see more, it truly speaks to you about concepts of life, death and justice. I highly recommend it.

Please watch this it's the best T.V. series ever

That is the only anime that I saw which has less/no action.

5 The Wire The Wire is an American crime drama television series set and produced in Baltimore, Maryland. Created and primarily written by author and former police reporter David Simon, the series was broadcast by the cable network HBO in the United States.

Hunter and the hunted duel in this audacious crime drama based on the Baltimore drug scene. Brainy drug lords, bent cops and crooked politicians may defer them all they like but a group of honest cops are hell-bent on eradicating the drugs from their city. One of the all-time greats. I can't believe 24 & the crappy Prison Break are ahead of this.

Best ever then Sopranos and Breaking Bad

Damn dis was awesome

Possibly the best series ever.

6 The Walking Dead The Walking Dead is an American horror drama television series developed by Frank Darabont, based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard . Andrew Lincoln plays the show's lead character, sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes, who awakens from a coma discovering ...read more.

This show is pure and udder gold. I could be really ignorant and go on forever and ever so ill just say 3 things. 1) amazing plot twist 2) flawless acting 3) likable and emotionally enduring characters

Great story line and the depth they go into with the characters makes for a great story line. It keeps you on the edge of your seat! I look forward to every episode!

A series with original story line, quite interesting, like the suspense.

Makes a change to have great effects SUPPORT a good story, rather than great effects INSTEAD OF a good story.

7 Sons of Anarchy Sons of Anarchy is an American crime drama television series created by Kurt Sutter that aired from 2008 to 2014.

Loved it! I could not stop watching. I love the twist and suspense.

Anti-Hero T.V. shows are always interesting. Jax Teller is one of the best anti-heros.

Sons of anarchy is one of the best T.V. shows! It should be at least in the top 5.

Action thriller to the best. Should be in the top 5.

8 La Femme Nikita

One of the best T.V. shows from the 90's. Peta Wilson showed an amazing acting. The whole cast was great

Cult classic of 90s Television! This series inspired many other shows like Alias, Nikita, Painkiller Jane etc

I wanted more and more episodes! Season 5 was too short!

9 Acapulco H.E.A.T.

They don't make entertaining shows like this anymore

10 L.A. Heat

This is a great T.V. version of Lethal Weapon. They should have done more seasons

The Contenders

11 Game of Thrones Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin's series of fantasy novels, the first of which is titled A Game of Thrones.

The fact this is 54th shows how poor this list is. Best show still on just now, by far, and people only think they know what's going on, no one is sure. You win or you die!

It's one of a kind. It's unique in it's way. Not as good as 24 or Prison Break but very good too.

One of the best T.V. series ever

Best show ever

12 The Shield

One of the Best police T. V shows ever made, this series covers so many topics at the same time like Corruption, Dirty Cops, Drug Lords, Gang Wars, Family Issues, Politics, Mafia Threats, Loyalty & Betrayal and so many messed up things all in one series... this T. V show will defiantly mess with your head and teach you many ironic lessons in life.

Loved the series and loved the way it ended everyone got what they deserved.

13 Dexter

Very awesome thriller which I expect everyone watch

The best series I think or at least no.2 I still have its every season and watch it whenever I am bored.

Unbelievable twists! Truly amazing.

One of the best thrillers - gets better with every season

14 Spy Game
15 NCIS NCIS is an American action police procedural television series, revolving around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

Too much action

16 Monster

Great animated series that exceeded all expectations... This T.V. series made all anime shows look like childish cartoons.

74 episodes of nonstop suspence and a breathtaking mystery

17 The Pretender

The Pretender and La Femme Nikita are my favorite 90s shows! I miss that time

18 Fargo
19 Dollhouse
20 Renegade
21 Relic Hunter
22 True Detective True Detective is an American anthology crime drama television series created and written by Nic Pizzolatto.

Here it is 2018/March and I found this show. Absolutely awesome. Keeps me on my toes. Good pace, cerebral, and great acting. The music is done in good taste, not too loud. The minimum amount of sex there is does not detract from the storyline - an excellent balance. This is no 24, but it's not supposed to be - it's on its own, this one.

Saw season 1 only, but it seemed more likely drama and crime.

Marvelous Performances, Extraordinary Script, Excellent Direction, Overall It's Nuclear, It creates a vacuum around you, you cannot escape it, I am sure I will never have the privilege to see a Masterpiece like the 1st Season of True Detective again

The best, nothing less...

23 Blacklist

Reddington may be a top 5 T.V. show character of all time. Watching his moral ambiguity play itself out on screen is one hell of a ride. James Spader carries both the the show and the viewer on his back and body slams us in the end zone

Just brilliant. Spader is outstanding, steals every scene he is in.

Nothing is more intriguing than a criminal master-mind in the open. playing "catch me if you can" with the cops. I just love this show!

The best thriller series

24 Longmire

LOVED this show. Was so happy when Netflix picked it up! Sad when it ended.

25 Naruto: Shippuden Naruto: Shippuden is the ongoing sequel to the original Naruto anime and covers the Naruto manga from volume twenty-eight on. The TV adaptation of Naruto: Shippuden debuted in Japan on February 15, 2007 on TV Tokyo. It is developed by Studio Pierrot and directed by Hayato Date.

It should be much higher on this list in my honest opinion. But being an anime ranked 17th on such a general list, of mostly American shows, is impressive.

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