Best new action & adventure TV series (2016 overview - TV & Netflix)

Muscular tough guys blazing guns or swinging axes are not a guilty pleasure anymore. Since the beginning of 00’s, action shows have added more story to their mix, which has made the genre a valuable keeper.
The Vore's TV staff selects the top best action TV series of 2016 on TV, DVD or Netflix. Are Drew Goddard, Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely our new Action genre creators?

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Best action TV series on Netflix or DVD in 2016

Best action TV series out on DVD, Bluray or VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  1. Vikings (3-3-2013 )
  2. The viking Ragnar Lothbrok aims to conquer new territories in the West, but his chief wants to continue their travels to the familiar East. The tension between the two vikings rises, and culminates into a fierce battle. Very nice show for people who are into fantasy, blood en brave Scandinavian seafaring warriors.

    Trailer of Vikings on Youtube

    Release date3-3-2013
    CreatorMichael Hirst
    StarringTravis Fimmel, Clive Standen & Gustaf Skarsgård
    Similar tv showsGame of Thrones, The Tudors
    Themestradition, travelling, action, drama,
    CountryCanada • Ireland {Republic} •
    Keywordsaction-packed • adventurous • educational • historical •
    NetworkHistory Chanel
    Buy/stream itAmazon / Netflix / Vikings on iTunes

  3. Person of Interest (22-9-2011 )
  4. A former CIA agent and a rich software developer team up in order to stop crimes before they have ever happened.

    Trailer of Person of Interest on Youtube

    Release date22-9-2011
    Creator Jonathan Nolan
    StarringJim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson & Kevin Chapman
    Similar tv showsBlue Bloods
    Themesjustice, technology, action, mystery,
    CountryUnited States •
    Keywordsaction-packed • dramatic • futuristic •
    Buy/stream itAmazon / Netflix / Person of Interest on iTunes

  5. Banshee (11-1-2013 )
  6. HBO’s sub-tv factory Cinemax produced a show that is one of the rawer thriller tv shows out there, and is definitely one of the best action tv shows we have ever come across. And indeed, it sets itself apart from the rest with long and tough action scenes backed up by sufficient dramatic development. By no means a sophisticated screenplay, but set in a small American town near an Amish community, it has more than enough to offer atmospherically. The series is about an ex-convict who wants to get back with his former partner in crime and lover who has moved to this small American town and made a life for herself. In order to win her back he stays in town, and pretends to be the new local sheriff.

    Trailer of Banshee on Youtube

    Release date11-1-2013
    CreatorDavid Schickler & Jonathan Tropper
    StarringAntony Starr, Ivana Milicevic & Ulrich Thomsen
    Similar tv showsHomeland, The Player
    Themesidentity, justice, action, crime,
    CountryUnited States •
    Keywordsaction-packed • adventurous • awe-inspiring • clever • dynamic •
    Buy/stream itAmazon / Netflix / Banshee on iTunes

  7. The Flash (7-10-2014 )
  8. A regular guy - who had a tough childhood - wakes up after a freak accident with a particle accelerator and finds that he has gained a remarkable power: superspeed. He decides to use it to protect the world from villains and to discover the truth about his youth.

    Trailer of The Flash on Youtube

    Release date7-10-2014
    CreatorGreg Berlanti, Geoff Johns & Andrew Kreisberg
    StarringGrant Gustin, Candice Patton & Danielle Panabaker
    Similar tv showsArrow, Gotham
    Themesidentity, justice, revenge, vigilante, action, adventure,
    CountryUnited States •
    Keywordsaction-packed • amusing • entertaining • futuristic •
    NetworkThe CW
    Buy/stream itAmazon / Netflix / The Flash on iTunes

  9. Prison Break (29-8-2005 )
  10. When his brother is put on death row for a crime he didn't commit, Michael Scofield puts himself in jail to safe him. A straight-forward hit!

    Trailer of Prison Break on Youtube

    Release date29-8-2005
    Creator Paul Scheuring
    Starring Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller & Amaury Nolasco
    Similar tv showsLost
    Themesjustice, law, politics, action, crime,
    CountryUnited States •
    Keywordsaction-packed • addictive • entertaining • exciting •
    Buy/stream itAmazon / Netflix / Prison Break on iTunes

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