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Game of Thrones(2011)

4.1/5 (with 2,492 votes)

Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the Night's Watch, is all that stands between the realms of men and icy horrors beyond.

The Walking Dead(2010)

TV-MA
| 42min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.7/5 (with 1,897 votes)

Sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes awakens from a coma to find a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating zombies. He sets out to find his family and encounters many other survivors along the way.

Arrow(2012)

TV-14
| 42min per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Action & Adventure
3.0/5 (with 1,011 votes)

Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.

Vikings(2013)

TV-14
| 44min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama
3.8/5 (with 662 votes)

Vikings follows the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok, the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the sagas of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family, as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes. As well as being a fearless warrior, Ragnar embodies the Norse traditions of devotion to the gods. Legend has it that he was a direct descendant of Odin, the god of war and warriors.

Directed by Johan Renck, Ciaran Donnelly, Ken Girotti, Jeff Woolnough, Kari Skogland, Kelly Makin, ... - With Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen, Jessalyn Gilsig, George Blagden, Gabriel Byrne, ...

Doctor Who(2005)

TV-PG
| 1h 20min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.5/5 (with 639 votes)

The Doctor is a Time Lord: a 900 year old alien with 2 hearts, part of a gifted civilization who mastered time travel. The Doctor saves planets for a living – more of a hobby actually, and the Doctor's very, very good at it.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.(2013)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Drama, Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure
3.4/5 (with 587 votes)

Agent Phil Coulson of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division) puts together a team of agents to investigate the new, the strange and the unknown around the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary.

Lost(2004)

TV-14
| 45min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery
3.9/5 (with 550 votes)

Stripped of everything, the survivors of a horrific plane crash must work together to stay alive. But the island holds many secrets.

Prison Break(2005)

TV-14
| 45min per episode | Action & Adventure, Crime, Drama
3.8/5 (with 495 votes)

Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside out.

Rick and Morty(2013)

4.3/5 (with 495 votes)

Rick is a mentally-unbalanced but scientifically-gifted old man who has recently reconnected with his family. He spends most of his time involving his young grandson Morty in dangerous, outlandish adventures throughout space and alternate universes. Compounded with Morty's already unstable family life, these events cause Morty much distress at home and school.

Homeland(2011)

TV-MA
| 55min per episode | Drama, Action & Adventure, Crime, War & Politics
3.7/5 (with 462 votes)

CIA officer Carrie Mathison is tops in her field despite being bipolar, which makes her volatile and unpredictable. With the help of her long-time mentor Saul Berenson, Carrie fearlessly risks everything, including her personal well-being and even sanity, at every turn.

Firefly(2002)

TV-14
| 1h 30min per episode | Drama, Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
4.1/5 (with 426 votes)

Firefly is set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system and follows the adventures of the renegade crew of Serenity, a "Firefly-class" spaceship. The ensemble cast portrays the nine characters who live on Serenity.

Directed by Vern Gillum, Joss Whedon, Tim Minear, Michael Grossman, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Marita Grabiak, ... - With Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, ...

Marvel's Iron Fist(2017)

3.1/5 (with 355 votes)

Danny Rand resurfaces 15 years after being presumed dead. Now, with the power of the Iron Fist, he seeks to reclaim his past and fulfill his destiny.

NCIS(2003)

TV-14
| 45min per episode | Action & Adventure, Crime, Drama
3.4/5 (with 322 votes)

From murder and espionage to terrorism and stolen submarines, a team of special agents investigates any crime that has a shred of evidence connected to Navy and Marine Corps personnel, regardless of rank or position.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow(2016)

TV-14
| 42min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.1/5 (with 308 votes)

When heroes alone are not enough ... the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat — one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known?

Directed by Glen Winter - With Arthur Darvill, Brandon Routh, Victor Garber, Caity Lotz, Franz Drameh, Ciara Renée, ...

Battlestar Galactica(2004)

TV-14
| 44min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
4.1/5 (with 275 votes)

When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.

Marvel's Luke Cage(2016)

TV-MA
| 46min per episode | Drama, Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure
3.5/5 (with 273 votes)

Given superstrength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire.

Star Trek: The Next Generation(1987)

4.2/5 (with 255 votes)

Follow the intergalactic adventures of Capt. Jean-Luc Picard and his loyal crew aboard the all-new USS Enterprise NCC-1701D, as they explore new worlds.

Legion(2017)

TV-14
| 50min per episode | Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.8/5 (with 242 votes)

David Haller, AKA Legion, is a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real.

Stargate SG-1(1997)

TV-PG
| 42min per episode | Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
4.0/5 (with 240 votes)

The story of Stargate SG-1 begins about a year after the events of the feature film, when the United States government learns that an ancient alien device called the Stargate can access a network of such devices on a multitude of planets. SG-1 is an elite Air Force special operations team, one of more than two dozen teams from Earth who explore the galaxy and defend against alien threats such as the Goa'uld, Replicators, and the Ori.

24(2001)

TV-14
| 45min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama
3.9/5 (with 235 votes)

24 is an American television series produced for the Fox network and syndicated worldwide, starring Kiefer Sutherland as Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer. Each 24-episode season covers 24 hours in the life of Bauer, using the real time method of narration.

Archer(2009)

TV-MA
| 22min per episode | Action & Adventure, Animation, Drama, Comedy
3.9/5 (with 228 votes)

Sterling Archer is the world's most daunting spy. He works for ISIS, a spy agency run by his mother. In between dealing with his boss and his co-workers - one of whom is his ex-girlfriend - Archer manages to annoy or seduce everyone that crosses his path. His antics are only excusable because at the end of the day, he still somehow always manages to thwart whatever crises was threatening mankind.

Directed by Adam Reed

Sense8(2015)

TV-MA
| 1h per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama
3.9/5 (with 223 votes)

One gunshot, one death, one moment out of time that irrevocably links eight minds in disparate parts of the world, putting them in each other's lives, each other's secrets, and in terrible danger. Ordinary people suddenly reborn as "Sensates."

The Last Ship(2014)

TV-14
| 41min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.1/5 (with 209 votes)

Their mission is simple: Find a cure. Stop the virus. Save the world. When a global pandemic wipes out eighty percent of the planet's population, the crew of a lone naval destroyer must find a way to pull humanity from the brink of extinction.

Directed by Jonathan Mostow, Jack Bender, Paul Holahan, Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, Michael Katleman, Brad Turner, ... - With Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra, Adam Baldwin, Charles Parnell, Sam Spruell, Travis Van Winkle, ...

Smallville(2001)

3.5/5 (with 200 votes)

The origins of the world’s greatest hero–from Krypton refugee Kal-el’s arrival on Earth through his tumultuous teen years to Clark Kent’s final steps toward embracing his destiny as the Man of Steel.

Rome(2005)

TV-MA
| 1h per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama
4.1/5 (with 185 votes)

A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Directed by Michael Apted, Tim Van Patten - With Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Max Pirkis

Attack on Titan(2013)

3.8/5 (with 177 votes)

Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by Titans. Titans are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A small percentage of humanity survived by walling themselves in a city protected by extremely high walls, even taller than the biggest Titans. Flash forward to the present and the city has not seen a Titan in over 100 years. Teenage boy Eren and his foster sister Mikasa witness something horrific as the city walls are destroyed by a Colossal Titan that appears out of thin air. As the smaller Titans flood the city, the two kids watch in horror as their mother is eaten alive. Eren vows that he will murder every single Titan and take revenge for all of mankind.

Falling Skies(2011)

3.3/5 (with 167 votes)

Falling Skies opens in the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. In the six months since the initial invasion, the few survivors have banded together outside major cities to begin the difficult task of fighting back. Each day is a test of survival as citizen soldiers work to protect the people in their care while also engaging in an insurgency campaign against the occupying alien force.

Teen Wolf(2011)

3.6/5 (with 166 votes)

Scott McCall, a high school student living in the town of Beacon Hills has his life drastically changed when he's bitten by a werewolf, becoming one himself. He must henceforth learn to balance his problematic new identity with his day-to-day teenage life. The following characters are instrumental to his struggle: Stiles, his best friend; Allison, his love interest who comes from a family of werewolf hunters; and Derek, a mysterious werewolf with a dark past. Throughout the series, he strives to keep his loved ones safe while maintaining normal relationships with them.

Marvel's The Punisher(2017)

TV-MA
| 53min per episode | Action & Adventure, Crime, Drama
4.0/5 (with 165 votes)

A former Marine out to punish the criminals responsible for his family's murder finds himself ensnared in a military conspiracy.

Directed by Tom Shankland, Andy Goddard, Kari Skogland, Dearbhla Walsh, Jeremy Webb, Antonio Campos, ... - With Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Deborah Ann Woll, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Amber Rose Revah, Daniel Webber, ...

Scorpion(2014)

TV-14
| 45min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama
3.5/5 (with 162 votes)

Based on a true story, Scorpion is a high-octane drama about eccentric genius Walter O’Brien and his team of brilliant misfits who comprise the last line of defense against complex, high-tech threats of the modern age. As Homeland Security’s new think tank, O’Brien’s “Scorpion” team includes Toby Curtis, an expert behaviorist who can read anyone; Happy Quinn, a mechanical prodigy; and Sylvester Dodd, a statistics guru.

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