Best Spy TV Shows

The Top Ten
1 Chuck Chuck is an American action-comedy/spy-drama television series created by Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak.

I loved watching season 5 episode chuck vs the santa suit not because of christmas or santa claus but because of daniel shaw and the challange he made for chuck, sarah, casey and even morgan.

Some would think it surprising but the story is so great and so is the acting. It's common that in action shows the acting goes down as the explosions and gun fights go up but both of these things hold great rank in Chuck. I love this show and can't get enough of it! And the character development is so great as well, especially when it comes to John Casey who's also my favourite character.

2 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.

#1 on any list, no question about it! BEST show ever!

We become part of the play. Very realistic

Jack Bauer! That's why! No other reasons.

3 Homeland Homeland is an American spy thriller television series developed by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa based on the Israeli series Prisoners of War, which was created by Gideon Raff.

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

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

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

4 The Americans

The most realistic spy series I have ever seen. Absolutely brilliant. Thank you for all the people taking part to entertaining us.

Technically a captured/escaped soldier but she's very spy-like.

It should be a crime that this isn't higher on the list. Incredible realistic spycraft and amazing plot.

5 Alias Alias is an American action television series created by J. J. Abrams, that was broadcast on ABC for five seasons, from September 30, 2001, to May 22, 2006. It stars Jennifer Garner as Sydney Bristow, a double-agent for the Central Intelligence Agency posing as an operative for SD-6, a worldwide criminal... read more

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!

Sydney Bristow was the ultimate agent.
And Victor Garber was her dad.

6 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

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.

7 The Avengers
8 La Femme Nikita

Sorry, My previous comments were that La Femme Nikita was a brilliant US adaption of a movie. the series was excellent. the follow up series Nikita with Susie Q was okay in the beginning but became so scripted that you could read them the script. Nikita was a nice try but La Femme Nitkita was just brilliant and finished when it should instead of being dragged out by ratings. Spooks in in the same category - no happy endings, just get on with the job.

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.

9 Get Smart

Far and away the funniest spy ever. I'm going to say this without the cone of silence: Get Smart is the Best!

10 MI-5
The Contenders
11 The Night Manager The Night Manager is a British television serial adapted from John LeCarre's espionage novel of the same name. It premiered on BBC One and was directed by Susanne Bier and starring Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, David Harewood, Tom Hollander, and Elizabeth Debicki.

A mini series, but well developed, perfectly paced, and watching Tom Hiddleston channel his inner Bond is a treat.

12 Spooks

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...

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!

13 Nikita

I wish they hadn't rushed the last season and ended it well, otherwise, this show is Dope.

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.

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

14 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.

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

15 Counterpart
16 Killing Eve
17 Misson: Impossible
18 Deutschland 83
19 Archer
20 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
21 Sleeper Cell
22 Intelligence

Please renew this show. Awesome characters and perfect plot. Would love to see more of it.

Please renew this show. Awesome characters and perfect plot.

23 Smiley's People
24 The Wild Wild West
25 Spy Game

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

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