I tend to skew more toward the sci-fi genre these days. I enjoy the occasional drama, but give me a good old space or supernatural adventure any day. Ten of the best series for adventure are:
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Aang and his friends fight to save the world from the ruthless Fire Nation. This animated series from Nickelodeon was a nice surprise. The characters were well developed and the humor and writing made this show appeal to adults and children. Plus, the gang flies all over the world on a giant six legged bison with a big arrow on his head. How cool is that?
A young Clark Kent learns about life. Smallville was the original super hero origin story. Clark learns about love, life, death, and trust. Every episode is new adventure. Whether he is fighting bad guys, or the bad guy within, Clark keeps the action, and special effects, going strong.
Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles
While admittedly, the time line can be difficult to follow on this show, Sarah and John Conner keep the journey to saving the world from a war with machines alive every week. At least until the show is canceled. The Terminator name is synonymous with action and adventure, and this show is well done on both accounts.
As must as I hate to admit. I am a little behind the curve on Lost. This is clearly a high concept show, that seems to be missing me. The show itself is great for entertainment purposes, though at times many viewers are most likely clueless as to who a character is, and what he or she is doing, oh yeah, and what year it is.
Chuck is a employee at the local tech store, who ends up with a super computer being plugged into his brain. The show is actually more complicate than that, but thats the short way to explain what is going on. This leads to government protection, a hot CIA protector and an insane NSA agent. The three begin to act as a team to solve a different spy affair every week.
You can take your pick here, The Next Generation or Deep Space Nine. One has a crew of great characters flying through the cosmos keeping the peace. The other has a bunch of different characters interacting on a space station. Either series is great and fast paced. They both give the Star Trek mythology a great take.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Buffy seems like a laughable concept at first. To anyone who watched the show, and thanks to DVD many of us still watch, Buffy and her pals must have been out of their minds. Who else would spend a Friday night hunting vampires or demons? Buffy had it all comedy, drama, adventure. You never knew what you were getting every week.
Bones is show where you never know where the next body will be found. This is a procedural drama, that actually has character development, perish the thought. Bones is everything CSI wants to be. The cast uses science and occasionally FBI clearance to solve crimes. Not just in DC, but all over the United States.
Nothing says adventure like a day in the life of Jack Bauer. 24 has been redefining a “bad day” for years now. Seems like nothing keeps a CTU agent down. Jack and company pack more action and adventure into a day, than most of get in two or three lifetimes.
This is wild card play for a TV show. This is Batman set in the future, where to quote some of the opening of the show, apathy, greed, and corruption have sunk into society. Hmm, sounds familiar. Bruce Wayne takes an apprentice under his wing (sorry I could not resist) and teaches him about fighting crime. There are the obligatory lessons about life as well. This is an extremely well done show that should have lasted more than three seasons, at least you can still find it on DVD.