From a boat exploding in a stranded whale to a giant party that explodes head to – well – all forms of glop and splash, The Boys has proven to be one of the most violent shows ever. breathtaking 2020. Billy Butcher’s crew didn’t just hit back. against the might of The Seven, but also the latest member of the supergroup – a blistering genocidal maniac named Stormfront, who seemed to operate under his own ugly agenda. Maintaining the perfect balance of comedy, intrigue, and over-the-top action, The Boys gave us incredible character development in the form of Antony Starr’s Homelander, Karl Urban’s Billy Butcher, and Erin’s Starlight. Moriarty. While landing shocking surprises and emotional brilliance.
For more information, see our review The Boys Season 2!
Patrol of Fate
Doom Patrol, which recently switched from DC Universe to HBO Max (along with the rest of the DC Universe super-slate), combines deep, introspective character drama with absurd hero humor in a way that’s unlike anything else. else on television. Packed with wacky and surreal action, this series, about an unsuitable team – consisting of Robotman, Negative Man, Crazy Jane, Elasti-Woman and Cyborg – is one of the most impressive and quirky shows around.
For more information, see Our Doom Patrol: Season 2 First Review!
Exciting shootouts aboard Imperial transport ships. Deadly Lightsaber Removals. Narrow escapes raging alien spiders. The second season of The Mandalorian turned out to be even better than the first, as it more fully embraced its Western spatial qualities, attracted guest stars (some of whom played the very first live versions of fan-favorite animated characters), and has become even more of a beautiful bridge between the three trilogies of the saga, the animated shows and even things that were previously not canon. Plus, giant krayt dragons, lady frogs, black soldiers, Baby Yoda’s real name, Grand Admiral Thrawn’s big tease, and much more. It’s the perfect Star Wars storm, created by fans for fans, taking the franchise in creative new directions that make us all excited for the next step.
For more information, see our first review of The Mandalorian Season 2!
If you’ve never seen a brawl to drop and hang out as part of The Backstreet Boys’ “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back),” you haven’t taken one of Netflix’s craziest rides, The Umbrella Academy. Time jumping, mind control, and mind possession are all essential when it comes to this show’s penchant for crazy action and chaos. This year, the Hargreeves siblings, trapped in 1960s Dallas, had to come together and unite again against another calamitous and reality-threatening danger. With quick banter, kinetic action sequences, a killer soundtrack, and complicated family dynamics at its heart, the second season of The Umbrella Academy was a tighter, more confident version of the series.
For more information, see our review The Umbrella Academy Season 2!
Westworld has managed to totally reinvent itself in Season 3, taking the focus away from crazy theme parks and showing what happens when Dolores Abernathy leads her fight to liberate Android to the outside world. With several compelling new characters added to the mix in Season 3, the series remains one of the most frenzy-worthy and mind-blowing shows in the HBO lineup.
For more information, see Our Westworld: Season 3 Finale Review!
These are our picks for Best Action TV Series of 2020 – let us know in the comments what’s on your list that hasn’t been ours, and be sure to stream your. vote for our 2020 People’s Choice Award TV Series of the Year here!
There are plenty of other rewards! Check out all of our movie, TV and comic book nominees below!
Best Movies of 2020
Best TV of 2020
Best comics of 2020
Be sure to check out all of our other nominees for the Movies, TV Series and Comics of the Year awards, as well as our picks for the best games of 2020!
IGN’s Best of 2020 was designed by:
Main design + artistic direction: Justin vachon
Branding + Artistic direction: Angela Nguyen
Branding + Social Design: Julia rago
Editorial design: Amanda Flagg
Editorial design: Eric Sapp
Motion Graphics: Will Batchelor