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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 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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    • Actors: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Bob Odenkirk, Anna Gunn, Giancarlo Esposito + 9 more
    • Premiered: 2008
    • Number of Seasons: 5
    • Number of Episodes: 62
    • creator: Vince Gilligan
    • Producers: Karen Moore, Mark Johnson, Peter Gould, Melissa Bernstein, Stewart Lyons + 7 more
    • Network: AMC
    • Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Crime Fiction, Crime, Suspense, Drama + 2 more
    • Characters: Walter White, Jesse Pinkman, Gustavo Fring, Saul Goodman, Hank Schrader + 9 more
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    • Actors: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Andrew Scott, Rupert Graves, Mark Gatiss + 5 more
    • Premiered: 2010
    • Number of Seasons: 3
    • Number of Episodes: 9
    • creator: Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss
    • Producers: Beryl Vertue, British Broadcasting Corporation, Piers Wenger, Steven Moffat, Charlotte Ashby + 5 more
    • Network: British Broadcasting Corporation
    • Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Crime, Drama + 2 more
    • Characters: Sherlock Holmes, Professor Moriarty, Dr. Watson, Mycroft Holmes, Molly Hooper + 5 more
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    • Actors: Lauren Cohan, Andrew Lincoln, Laurie Holden, Christian Serratos, Sarah Wayne Callies + 17 more
    • Premiered: 2010
    • Number of Seasons: 5
    • Number of Episodes: 67
    • creator: Frank Darabont
    • Producers: Gale Anne Hurd, Robert Kirkman, Frank Darabont
    • Network: AMC
    • Genres (Tv): Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Suspense, Drama, Horror Film, Thriller + 1 more
    • Characters: Rick Grimes, Shane Walsh, Michonne, Lori Grimes, Beth Greene + 17 more
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    • Actors: Yvonne Strahovski, Julie Benz, John Lithgow, Mos Def, Michael C. Hall + 24 more
    • Premiered: 2006
    • Number of Seasons: 8
    • Number of Episodes: 96
    • creator: James Manos, Jr.
    • Producers: Clyde Phillips, Robert Lloyd Lewis, Timothy Schlattman, Daniel Cerone, Charles H. Eglee + 9 more
    • Network: Showtime
    • Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Suspense + 7 more
    • Characters: Dexter Morgan, Debra Morgan, Rita Bennett, Arthur Mitchell, María LaGuerta + 25 more
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    • Actors: Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi, Jason Bateman, Michael Cera + 6 more
    • Premiered: 2003
    • Number of Seasons: 4
    • Number of Episodes: 68
    • creator: Mitchell Hurwitz
    • Producers: Jim Vallely, Brian Grazer, John Amodeo, Tom Saunders, Brad Copeland + 13 more
    • Network: Fox Broadcasting Company
    • Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy
    • Characters: Tobias Fünke, Lucille Bluth, Lindsay Bluth Fünke, Gob Bluth, Michael Bluth + 6 more
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    • Actors: Laura Prepon, Natasha Lyonne, Taylor Schilling, Jason Biggs, Taryn Manning + 10 more
    • Premiered: 2013
    • Number of Seasons: 3
    • Number of Episodes: 39
    • creator: Jenji Kohan
    • Producers: Jenji Kohan, Liz Friedman
    • Genres (Tv): Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy
    • Characters: Tasha
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    • Actors: Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke, Dave Franco, Eliza Coupe + 13 more
    • Premiered: 2001
    • Number of Seasons: 9
    • Number of Episodes: 181
    • creator: Bill Lawrence
    • Producers: Matt Tarses, Mike Schwartz, Randall Winston, Janae Bakken, Garrett Donovan + 12 more
    • Network: American Broadcasting Company, NBC
    • Genres (Tv): Medical drama, Sitcom, Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy + 1 more
    • Characters: J.D., Perry Cox, Carla Espinosa, Christopher Turk, Bob Kelso + 13 more
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    • Actors: Evangeline Lilly, Ian Somerhalder, Michelle Rodriguez, Maggie Grace, Elizabeth Mitchell + 32 more
    • Premiered: 2004
    • Number of Seasons: 6
    • Number of Episodes: 121
    • creator: J.J. Abrams, Jeffrey Lieber, Damon Lindelof
    • Producers: Richard Peter Schroer, Adam Horowitz, Amanda Lencioni, Samantha Thomas, Drew Goddard + 35 more
    • Network: American Broadcasting Company
    • Genres (Tv): Supernatural drama, Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller + 4 more
    • Characters: James "Sawyer" Ford, Benjamin Linus, Jack Shephard, Kate Austen, Hugo "Hurley" Reyes + 12 more
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    • Actors: Kevin Spacey, Kate Mara, Robin Wright, Sandrine Holt, Constance Zimmer + 21 more
    • Premiered: 2013
    • Number of Seasons: 3
    • Number of Episodes: 39
    • creator: Beau Willimon
    • Producers: David Fincher, Kevin Spacey, Eric Roth, Dana Brunetti, Beau Willimon + 1 more
    • Network: Netflix
    • Genres (Tv): Drama
    • Characters: Francis Underwood, Claire Underwood, Rep. Peter Russo, Doug Stamper, Linda Vasquez + 21 more
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    • Actors: Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Alona Tal + 9 more
    • Premiered: 2005
    • Number of Seasons: 10
    • Number of Episodes: 218
    • creator: Eric Kripke
    • Producers: Eugene Ross-Leming, Jerry Wanek, Richard Hatem, Adam Glass, Matt Witten + 24 more
    • Network: The WB Television Network, The CW Television Network
    • Genres (Tv): Supernatural drama, Black comedy, Drama, Horror Film, Mystery + 4 more
    • Characters: Dean Winchester, Bobby Singer, Sam Winchester, Castiel, John Winchester + 9 more
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    • Actors: Olivia Wilde, Jennifer Morrison, Hugh Laurie, Odette Annable, Lisa Edelstein + 11 more
    • Premiered: 2004
    • Number of Seasons: 8
    • Number of Episodes: 177
    • creator: David Shore
    • Producers: Garrett Lerner, Bad Hat Harry Productions, Bryan Singer, John Mankiewicz, Liz Friedman + 24 more
    • Network: Fox Broadcasting Company
    • Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Medical drama, Procedural drama, Drama, Mystery + 3 more
    • Characters: Dr. Gregory House, Lisa Cuddy, Thirteen, James Wilson, Allison Cameron + 11 more
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    • Actors: Robin Tunney, Wentworth Miller, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Sarah Wayne Callies, Dominic Purcell + 19 more
    • Premiered: 2005
    • Number of Seasons: 4
    • Number of Episodes: 81
    • creator: Paul Scheuring
    • Producers: Michael Pavone, Paul Scheuring, Marty Adelstein, 20th Century Fox Television, Kevin Hooks + 5 more
    • Network: Fox Broadcasting Company
    • Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
    • Characters: Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell, Michael Scofield, Brad Bellick, Dr. Sara Tancredi, Alexander Mahone + 19 more
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    • Actors: Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, James Spader, Mindy Kaling, Ellie Kemper + 19 more
    • Premiered: 2005
    • Number of Seasons: 9
    • Number of Episodes: 201
    • creator: Greg Daniels, Stephen Merchant, Ricky Gervais
    • Producers: Justin Spitzer, Warren Lieberstein, Paul Lieberstein, Gene Stupnitsky, Stephen Merchant + 21 more
    • Network: Global Television Network, NBC
    • Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Mockumentary, Satire, Romance TV, Romantic comedy + 3 more
    • Characters: Dwight Schrute, Michael Scott, Pam Beesly-Halpert, Jim Halpert, Erin Hannon + 19 more
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    • Actors: Tom Baker, Eric Roberts, Jon Pertwee, Paul McGann, William Hartnell + 37 more
    • Premiered: 1963
    • Number of Seasons: 26
    • Number of Episodes: 813
    • creator: Sydney Newman, C. E. Webber, Donald Wilson
    • Producers: Sanne Wohlenberg, Mal Young, Caroline Skinner, Peter Bennett, Steven Moffat + 19 more
    • Network: British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC America, BBC One, S4C, BBC HD
    • Genres (Tv): Action/Adventure, Drama, Adventure film, Action, Science Fiction + 1 more
    • Netflix Format: DVD
    • Netflix Genre: Television, Classic TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy, TV Sci-Fi & Fantasy, TV Action & Adventure, TV Classics + 1 more
    • Netflix Rating: NR
    • Characters: The Doctor, Sarah Jane Smith, K-9, The Master, Romana + 30 more
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    • Actors: Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman, Katey Sagal, Maggie Siff, Jimmy Smits + 16 more
    • Premiered: 2008
    • Number of Seasons: 7
    • Number of Episodes: 92
    • creator: Kurt Sutter
    • Producers: 20th Century Fox Television, James D. Parriott, Kurt Sutter, Paris Barclay
    • Network: FX
    • Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Adventure film + 1 more
    • Characters: Jax Teller, Gemma Teller Morrow, Opie Winston, Chibs Telford, Clay Morrow + 15 more
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    • Actors: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Eliza Dushku, Alyson Hannigan, Michelle Trachtenberg, Charisma Carpenter + 12 more
    • Premiered: 1997
    • Number of Seasons: 7
    • Number of Episodes: 144
    • creator: Joss Whedon
    • Producers: David Greenwalt, Marti Noxon, Gail Berman, Joss Whedon, David Fury + 1 more
    • Network: UPN, The WB Television Network
    • Genres (Tv): Paranormal romance, Supernatural drama, Supernatural, Action/Adventure, Drama + 6 more
    • Characters: Buffy Summers, Spike, Willow Rosenberg, Tara Maclay, Cordelia Chase + 8 more
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    • Actors: Jennifer Morrison, Jamie Chung, Ginnifer Goodwin, Lana Parrilla, Emilie de Ravin + 19 more
    • Premiered: 2011
    • Number of Seasons: 4
    • Number of Episodes: 89
    • creator: Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis
    • Producers: Adam Horowitz, Jane Espenson, David H. Goodman, Damon Lindelof, Edward Kitsis
    • Network: American Broadcasting Company
    • Genres (Tv): Drama, Mystery, Fairy tale, Comedy-drama, Fantasy
    • Characters: Captain Hook, Princess Aurora, Queen, Snow White, Fa Ping + 23 more
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    • Actors: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aubrey Plaza, Rob Lowe, Chris Pratt + 7 more
    • Premiered: 2009
    • Number of Seasons: 7
    • Number of Episodes: 125
    • creator: Greg Daniels
    • Producers: Greg Daniels, Howard Klein, Morgan Sackett, Daniel J. Goor, Amy Poehler + 3 more
    • Network: NBC
    • Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Mockumentary, Satire, Romance TV, Comedy-drama + 1 more
    • Characters: Leslie Knope, Ron Swanson, April Ludgate-Dwyer, Andy Dwyer, Tom Haverford + 7 more
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    • Actors: Emma Roberts, Jessica Lange, Connie Britton, Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates + 16 more
    • Premiered: 2011
    • Number of Seasons: 4
    • Number of Episodes: 51
    • creator: Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy
    • Producers: Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy, Alexis Martin Woodall, Tim Minear, Dante Di Loreto
    • Network: FX
    • Genres (Tv): Special Interest, Anthology series, Drama, Horror Film, Mystery + 3 more
    • Characters: Constance Langdon, Tate Langdon, Lana Winters, Sister Jude Martin, Fiona Goode + 24 more
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    • Actors: Gillian Anderson, Lucy Lawless, David Duchovny, Robert Patrick, Lili Taylor + 12 more
    • Premiered: 1993
    • Number of Seasons: 9
    • Number of Episodes: 202
    • creator: Chris Carter
    • Producers: James Wong, David Greenwalt, David Nutter, Paul Rabwin, Chris Carter + 13 more
    • Network: Fox Broadcasting Company
    • Genres (Tv): Cryptozoology, Supernatural, Crime Fiction, Drama, Live action + 5 more
    • Characters: Dana Scully, Fox Mulder, Cigarette-Smoking Man, Alex Krycek, Walter Skinner + 11 more
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