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Shows like Banshee: Non-Stop Action TV

A list for those of us who are easily bored by plot and character development but love frequent fights, shootouts, and car chases--hold the existential dilemmas please.

Shows Like Homeland: Counter-terrorism thrillers

A mix of heart-pounding action (24) and dark thrillers (Homeland), these shows depict the tense battles between would-be terrorists and the counter-terrorists agents bent on stopping them.

Shows like Into the Badlands: One Man Army Series

When lone-wolf action heroes like Jack Bauer, Luke Cage, and the Daredevil call for backup it's not for them--it's for their opponents to even the odds before single-handedly kicking their posteriors--if your favorite line in any movie is Liam Neeson in Taken explaining "But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you," this is the list for you.

Shows Like Homeland: Political Thriller TV

While modern politics may seem more unpredictable than anything a TV writer could come up with, these shows give reality a run for its money, with fast-paced plot lines around terrorism, corruption, and political scandals.

Shows like The X Files: Trust No One TV

These conspiracy thrillers, with their claustophobic shots and paranoid vibe resonate at a time when trust in government and big business is at an all time low

Shows Like Alias: Spies in Action

These action thrillers feature agents from the CIA, MI-5, Mossad and their global counterparts rooting out spies, terrorists and criminals by any means necessary.

Shows like The Night Manager: British Espionage Thrillers

Welcome to the U.K., a nation full of clever spies, political conspiracies, and dangerous enemies--both foreign and domestic--all of whom have great accents. Chock full of MI-5 and MI-6 spies who don't need to hide their identity because everyone is too polite to inquire. Be sure to check out The Night Manager, The Game, and London Spy for excellent recent series.

Shows like Strike Back: Action Packed Political Thrillers

Political conspiracies reaching to the top of the government require badass special agents (think Jack Bauer) to save the day.

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