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The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows

List Criteria: Only serialized shows that are currently available to watch instantly on Netflix and were originally intended for TV. No movies.

The best streaming Netflix TV shows include some great television dramas, sci-fi/adventure shows, sitcoms, and reality TV programs. What are the best shows on Netflix? With so many choices, how can anyone decide which show to watch? Some might opt to revisit old favorites, like "Dawson's Creek" and "The Wonder Years," while other viewers are looking to check out some more recent TV shows that they missed during their original runs. What TV shows are streaming on Netflix? This list is all about deciding which Netflix streaming TV shows are the ones that are must-see television. Be sure to vote for your personal favorites, and vote down any shows you just couldn't get through. Also, feel free to add any great streaming Netflix shows that aren't listed.

Having a lot of options is not exactly a bad thing, but with the multitude of available Netflix streaming television programs, it can be a little overwhelming. Sure, Netflix "suggests" shows for you, but let's face it: Sometimes that doesn't work out so well. Just because you adore "Downton Abbey" does not mean you'll necessarily go for "The Tudors," for example. Hopefully, if you're on the fence about committing to a particular streaming TV show on Netflix, this list can help you out a bit.

Whether you're into heavier dramas like "Breaking Bad," "The Killing," and "Man Men," first-rate sitcoms like "30 Rock" and "Parks and Recreation," or the excellent science fiction TV programs like "Battlestar Galactica," you can easily get sucked in to a new favorite show watching Netflix streaming. There really is something out there for everyone!
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    most listed Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Giancarlo Esposito

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    Lauren Cohan, Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln

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    Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Andrew Scott

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    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

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    Evangeline Lilly, Ian Somerhalder, Michelle Rodriguez

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    Zooey Deschanel, Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Nealon

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Christina Hendricks, January Jones, Jon Hamm

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    often listed Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins

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    Robin Tunney, Wentworth Miller, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe

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    often listed Aisha Tyler, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell

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    ranked low on reranks & added by elise Laura Prepon, Natasha Lyonne, Taryn Manning

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    ranked low on reranks Yvonne Strahovski, Julie Benz, Mos Def

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    Anthony Michael Hall, Maggie Lawson, Corbin Bernsen

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    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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    Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Ron Perlman

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Eliza Dushku, Alyson Hannigan

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    Paul Giamatti, Shirley MacLaine, Maggie Smith

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Emma Stone, Tina Fey, Elizabeth Banks

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    ranked low on reranks Emma Roberts, Jessica Lange, Connie Britton

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    Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, James Spader

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    Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aubrey Plaza

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    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

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    Sofía Vergara, Sarah Hyland, Julie Bowen

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    Kayden Kross, Nadine Velazquez, Leslie Bibb

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    Eric Roberts, Tom Baker, Paul McGann

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    Gillian Anderson, Lucy Lawless, David Duchovny

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    ranked low on reranks Christina Hendricks, Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin

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    Sharon Stone, Mariska Hargitay, Ann-Margret

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Louis C.K.

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    Minka Kelly, Connie Britton, Adrianne Palicki

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    Grace Park, Tricia Helfer, Lucy Lawless

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    Elisha Cuthbert, Kiefer Sutherland, Lana Parrilla

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    ranked low on reranks Kate Mara, Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright

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    added by LanaYoshii Olivia Wilde, Jennifer Morrison, Hugh Laurie

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    Jennifer Morrison, Jamie Chung, Ginnifer Goodwin

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    Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham

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    the people's #1 & often listed Kirstie Alley, Woody Harrelson, Kelsey Grammer

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    Tiffani Thiessen, Matt Bomer, Hilarie Burton

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    Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell, Ali Larter

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    Peter Sarsgaard, Mireille Enos, Michelle Forbes

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    Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell

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    Tricia Helfer, Lucy Lawless, Gabrielle Anwar

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    Danny DeVito, Kaitlin Olson, Charlie Day

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    new! & added by warriorgrounder The 100 Isaiah Washington, Marie Avgeropoulos, Devon Bostick

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez, Jason Lee

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    Tyler Hoechlin, Colton Haynes, Jill Wagner

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    Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Tamara Taylor

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    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux Katie Cassidy, Stephen Amell, Willa Holland

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    James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel

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    added by LarissaPickins Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble

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