Best Spy TV Shows


The Top Ten

1 Chuck

I love the cast and I love the comedy of it! Best Show Ever! It deserves to be in the top 5!

I love it! I suggest them to create new seasons... As in more and more seasons... The writer is great hope you can write again for Chuck's fun... Add that Sara walker is really amazing.

One of the best spy shows I've seen since La Femme Nikita - great story, action scenes, likeable characters etc - Alexandr

It was an amazing comedy, while also being one of the best spy shows I've ever watched. Coming in second and third are Covert Affairs and Nakita!

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2 Alias

The best. Bring it back!

Hubby and I binged for the past 4 months on this series. Hands down best spy series ever!

Love it! Two more shows to go then done with all. I will miss it!

Best show ever

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3 24

This is the reference of all Action series from the year B. C A. D 0001.

Outstanding espionage series..undoubtedly number 1...

We become part of the play. Very realistic

Best series ever! It has to be number 1.

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4 Covert Affairs

Best show I've ever watched, it has a bit of everything, drama, romance, mystery! Would recommend it to anyone looking for a interesting T.V. show to get stuck into!

Season 4 was just epic! That season hooked me. Best spy show ever.

Love this show very much, next season please...

Such a shame it got canned, from season two it got SO good!

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5 Burn Notice

The best spy show ever. Chuck finley is the best. And fiona and jesse and michael. And the mikes mom best cast ever.. And who can forget berry... This show had me locked... aNd kept wanting more the best series ever have to watch it from the beginning. And it always has a plot within a plot. This is what super spies do. Just totally entertaining. I love this show

Loved that one... There is no other spy series that couldn't match this one. It was an incredible T.V. show. The timeline, the burn notice thing instead of being fired.. VERY INTERESTING.. Would recommend this one to a friend who likes spy series.

One of the best series I've ever seen. Psychological warfare used by Michael Westen and his co-workers is truly amazing. Definitively worth watching!

The show was truly amazing and I enjoyed it for a long time. The missions, stories and characters were all intriguing and the story was very action packed. One of the best shows ever, in my book.

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6 Dollhouse

This superb show should have been "alive". It had a big potential. Eliza Dushku was great and her team was awesome too - Alexandr

7 The Mentalist

Not sure who is spy in the Mentalist show.

8 Spooks

A superb British spy thriller show also known as MI-5 in the U.S. never being afraid of going dark or killing off popular character, the show was a definite sucess over its 10 year run and certainly deserves a spot on the list!

Top of the line spy series. Follows the exploits of the UK's MI6, the equivalent to the US's CIA.

Don't get used to any of the cast members, they tend to die off without advance notice...

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9 Homeland

The best drama I have ever seen especially the role of Brody and Carrie.

Great show, definitely deserves to be in the top 5

This show needs to be in the top 5! One of the best!

Absolutely brilliant. Couldn't stop at one episode...just had to keep watching. Best I've seen on T.V. in years

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The Contenders

11 La Femme Nikita

Far more than a cult favorite, in fact, Nikita prefigured many elements that would
Dominate post-9/11 programming. Alongside The X-Files, the show relied on ongoing story
Arcs, darker tones, and personal conflicts to emphasize the repercussions of individual
Choices, both moral and professional. - Alexandr

LOVE the series, it should be number 1!

Probably the best US adaption of a movie ever. Loses a bit when they re-casted the show and got rid of the original actors and tried to update it. It kind of lost the plot then but the last series I enjoyed although not as much as the first.

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12 Nikita

Best ever action spy thriller with human emotions. Love and passion... Number 1

Awesome... I wish it had more seasons...

How can any of the other shows above be better?

Best action series ever on T.V., 24 comes a close second.
Maggie Q was the perfect Nikita and all the supporting cast were also brilliant.

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13 Dark Angel (2000)

I really wished there was a third season it was so amazing

Jessica Alba as genetically enhanced superagent who escaped from goverment research facility. I really don't understand why it has only two seasons... It is great T.V. show.

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14 Spy Game

Brilliant but very very and very short spy series from 1997 - Alexandr

Covert affairs doesn't glorify it but it shows what is! It's a rotten job but someone has to do it.

15 The Invisible Man

An Underrated Sci-Fi/Spy show - Alexandr

16 The 4400

Not 100% spy thing but still must be here - Alexandr

17 Jake 2.0

Superb spy show that inspired Chuck - Alexandr

Love it I wish there were more.

18 Intelligence

Please renew this show. Awesome characters and perfect plot.

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19 Sleeper Cell
20 Jericho
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2. Spy Game
3. The 4400
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2. Covert Affairs
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