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List Rules 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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Breaking Bad Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn

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2
+ - 8,381 2,843
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Sherlock Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs

3
+ - 8,651 2,968
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The Walking Dead Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

4
+ - 8,264 2,972
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Arrested Development Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi

5
+ - 7,854 2,750
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Dexter Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas

6
+ - 7,882 2,859
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Scrubs Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke

7
+ - 7,842 2,727
The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
The X-Files David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

8
+ - 8,068 2,791
Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Supernatural Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

9
+ - 7,841 2,748
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan

10
+ - 8,190 2,875
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Lost Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

11
+ - 7,559 2,616
Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Star Trek: The Next Generation Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes

12
+ - 7,555 2,742
Cheers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Cheers Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

13
+ - 7,783 2,575
House is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
House Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

14
+ - 7,589 2,626
Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

15
+ - 7,791 2,588
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House of Cards Kevin Spacey, Michel Gill, Robin Wright

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16
+ - 7,788 2,621
The Office is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
The Office Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

17
+ - 7,918 2,729
Mad Men is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Mad Men Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser

18
+ - 8,000 2,618
Firefly is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Firefly Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk

19
+ - 7,760 2,690
30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
30 Rock Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan

20
+ - 7,527 2,592
My Name Is Earl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
My Name Is Earl Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly

21
+ - 8,033 2,663
Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Parks and Recreation Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman

22
+ - 1,607 405
Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Sense8 Bae Doona, Tina Desai, Tuppence Middleton

23
+ - 7,436 2,479
The West Wing is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
The West Wing Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney

24
+ - 7,868 2,526
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Orange Is the New Black Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning

25
+ - 7,987 2,593
Prison Break is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Prison Break Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco

26
+ - 7,935 2,579
Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Sons of Anarchy Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior

27
+ - 7,978 2,497
How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
How I Met Your Mother Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders

28
+ - 7,413 2,392
The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
The Wonder Years Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern

29
+ - 7,699 2,445
American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
American Horror Story Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett

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30
+ - 7,601 2,285
Friends is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Friends Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

31
+ - 7,762 2,508
Weeds is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Weeds Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Nealon, Hunter Parrish

32
+ - 7,703 2,458
Archer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Archer H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash

33
+ - 7,691 2,476
Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Once Upon a Time Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla

34
+ - 7,435 2,292
That '70s Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
That '70s Show Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis

35
+ - 7,374 2,335
Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Parenthood Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard

36
+ - 7,212 2,191
Frasier is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Frasier Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce

37
+ - 7,575 2,401
Friday Night Lights is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Friday Night Lights Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Aimee Teegarden

38
+ - 7,341 2,228
Freaks and Geeks is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Freaks and Geeks Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco

39
+ - 7,453 2,316
Louie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Louie Louis C.K., Hadley Delany, Ursula Parker

40
+ - 7,274 2,232
Angel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Angel David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof

41
+ - 7,427 2,302
The League is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
The League Mark Duplass, Jonathan Lajoie, Nick Kroll

42
+ - 7,271 2,232
The Tudors is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
The Tudors Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Anthony Brophy

43
+ - 7,262 2,178
Malcolm in the Middle is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Malcolm in the Middle Frankie Muniz, Jane Kaczmarek, Bryan Cranston

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44
+ - 7,369 2,259
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Family Guy Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

45
+ - 7,177 2,205
3rd Rock from the Sun is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
3rd Rock from the Sun John Lithgow, Jane Curtin, Kristen Johnston

46
+ - 7,243 2,181
New Girl is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
New Girl Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield

47
+ - 7,224 2,220
Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Twin Peaks Kyle MacLachlan, Heather Graham, Lara Flynn Boyle

48
+ - 7,471 2,238
White Collar is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
White Collar Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson

49
+ - 7,443 2,178
Arrow is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Arrow Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey

50
+ - 7,478 2,202
The 100 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
The 100 Eliza Taylor, Eli Goree, Thomas McDonell