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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    Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn

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    Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs

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    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

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    Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi

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    Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas

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    Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke

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    Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

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    Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

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    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

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    David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

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    Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

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    Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes

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    Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

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    Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

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    Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

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    Kevin Spacey, Michel Gill, Robin Wright

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    Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser

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    Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly

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    Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan

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    Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman

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    Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning

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    Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney

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    Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco

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    Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk

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    Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior

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    Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett

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    Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla

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    Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Nealon, Hunter Parrish

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    Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern

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    Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Aimee Teegarden

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    Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis

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    Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders

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    Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard

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    Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

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    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

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    Mark Duplass, Jonathan Lajoie, Nick Kroll

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    Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco

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    John Lithgow, Jane Curtin, Kristen Johnston

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    Louis C.K., Hadley Delany, Ursula Parker

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    Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce

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    Frankie Muniz, Jane Kaczmarek, Bryan Cranston

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    Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey

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    James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff

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    Eliza Taylor, Eli Goree, Thomas McDonell

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    Kyle MacLachlan, Heather Graham, Lara Flynn Boyle

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    David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof

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    Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines

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    Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Anthony Brophy

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    Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney

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