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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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    Yvonne Strahovski, Julie Benz, Mos Def

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    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

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    Zooey Deschanel, Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Nealon

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    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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    Emma Stone, Tina Fey, Elizabeth Banks

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    Evangeline Lilly, Ian Somerhalder, Michelle Rodriguez

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    Christina Hendricks, January Jones, Jon Hamm

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    Paul Giamatti, Shirley MacLaine, Maggie Smith

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    Robin Tunney, Wentworth Miller, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe

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    Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Eliza Dushku, Alyson Hannigan

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    Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Ron Perlman

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    Emma Roberts, Jessica Lange, Connie Britton

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    often listed Aisha Tyler, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell

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    Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aubrey Plaza

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

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    Christina Hendricks, Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin

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    Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, James Spader

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    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

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    Anthony Michael Hall, Maggie Lawson, Corbin Bernsen

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    added by LanaYoshii Olivia Wilde, Jennifer Morrison, Hugh Laurie

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

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    Sharon Stone, Mariska Hargitay, Ann-Margret

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    ranked low on reranks Sofía Vergara, Sarah Hyland, Julie Bowen

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

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    Grace Park, Tricia Helfer, Lucy Lawless

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    ranked low on reranks Jennifer Morrison, Jamie Chung, Ginnifer Goodwin

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    ranked low on reranks & added by warriorgrounder Isaiah Washington, Marie Avgeropoulos, Devon Bostick

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    Gillian Anderson, Lucy Lawless, David Duchovny

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    James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel

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

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    Kayden Kross, Nadine Velazquez, Leslie Bibb

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    Minka Kelly, Connie Britton, Adrianne Palicki

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    often listed & added by gamedemon24 Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett

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    Lauren Graham, Monica Potter, Erika Christensen

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    Eric Roberts, Tom Baker, Paul McGann

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    added by LindsaySwanton Mary-Louise Parker, Rob Lowe, Martin Sheen

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    ranked low on reranks Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Robin Thicke, Fred Savage, Danica McKellar

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    Louis C.K.

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    Tony Shalhoub, Melora Hardin, Ted Levine

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    ranked low on reranks Tiffani Thiessen, Matt Bomer, Hilarie Burton

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    Peter Sarsgaard, Mireille Enos, Michelle Forbes

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    Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell, Ali Larter

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Scott Thompson

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    Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell

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

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