The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows

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List Criteria: Serial TV shows that are currently streaming on Netflix. 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 Freaks and Geeks 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 series that aren't listed.

Having a lot of options is not exactly a bad thing, but with the multitude of available Netflix top 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 good 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 good out there for everyone!
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  1. 1
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    Breaking Bad is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn

  2. 2
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    Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows


    Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs

  3. 3
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    The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows


    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

  4. 4
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    Dexter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows


    Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas

  5. 5
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    Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi

  6. 6
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    Lost is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows


    Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

  7. 7
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    Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows

    often listed
    Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke

  8. 8
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    Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows

    added by elise
    Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning

  9. 9
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    House of Cards is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows

    ranked low on reranks
    Kevin Spacey, Michel Gill, Robin Wright

  10. 10
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    House is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows

    added by LanaYoshii
    Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

  11. 11
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    Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows


    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

  12. 12
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    The Office is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows


    Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

  13. 13
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    Prison Break is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows


    Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco

  14. 14
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    Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows


    Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior

  15. 15
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows

    often listed
    Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

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    Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows


    Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman

  17. 17
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    The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows

    often listed
    David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

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    Law and Order: Special Victims... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows


    Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

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    American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows


    Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett

  20. 20
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    Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows


    Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla

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    Mad Men is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser

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    Cheers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

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    Firefly is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows


    Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk

  24. 24
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    Friends is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows

    ranked low on reranks & added by dexmorgan
    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

  25. 25
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    The 100 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows

    added by warriorgrounder
    Eliza Taylor, Eli Goree, Thomas McDonell

  26. 26
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    How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows


    Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders

  27. 27
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    Weeds is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows


    Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Nealon, Hunter Parrish

  28. 28
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    Psych is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows


    James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson

  29. 29
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    Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows

    often listed & added by LanaYoshii
    Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes

  30. 30
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    My Name Is Earl is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows


    Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly

  31. 31
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    30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows

    often listed
    Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan

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    Arrow is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows

    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux
    Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey

  33. 33
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    Friday Night Lights is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows


    Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Aimee Teegarden

  34. 34
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    Everybody Loves Raymond is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows

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

  35. 35
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    That '70s Show is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows

    added by dexmorgan
    Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis

  36. 36
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    The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows

    ranked low on reranks & added by cludwig80
    James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff

  37. 37
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    Archer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows


    H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash

  38. 38
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    The West Wing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows

    often listed & added by LindsaySwanton
    Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney

  39. 39
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    Freaks and Geeks is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows


    Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco

  40. 40
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    Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows

    added by MichaelAaronPate
    Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

  41. 41
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    Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows

    often listed
    Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard

  42. 42
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    Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows

    added by rodrigo2
    Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson

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    White Collar is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows

    ranked low on reranks
    Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson

  44. 44
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    Fringe is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows

    added by LarissaPickins
    Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole

  45. 45
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    The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows

    often listed
    Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern

  46. 46
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    The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows


    Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder

  47. 47
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    The League is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Mark Duplass, Jonathan Lajoie, Nick Kroll

  48. 48
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    Bones is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows


    Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin

  49. 49
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    - 158
    Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows

    ranked low on reranks & added by dexmorgan
    Daredevil Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll

  50. 50
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    Heroes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows


    Hayden Panettiere, Jack Coleman, Milo Ventimiglia

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