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Shows like The Americans: Cold War Dramas

What with round two in the offing, it may be worth studying these Cold War dramas, both to avoid repeating history's mistakes, and for practical tips on how to survive Russian spying.

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 Sleeper Cell: Going Deep Undercover

If the biggest risk of your job is poor posture, you may want to put things in perspective with this collection of undercover law enforcers who put their body, and sometimes moral code, on the line to bust the bad guys.

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 The Honourable Woman: Middle Eastern Political Thrillers

These dramas set in the Middle East (and sometimes the Indian sub-continent) explore the complex political tensions of that region.

Shows like the Americans: Strangers Spying in a Strange Land

These shows depict the lives of spies who have lived undercover for years or decades in enemy territory.

Shows Like Fauda: Meet the Mossad Shows

Thrillers/ dramas focusing on terrorism and counter-terrorism within the Israeli state. If you haven't already, check out Fauda first.

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