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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    the people's #1 & most listed
    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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    Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas

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    Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi

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    Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

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    Kevin Spacey, Michel Gill, Robin Wright

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    Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning

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    Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke

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    Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

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    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

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    Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

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    Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco

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    Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior

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    David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

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    Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman

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    Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

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    Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser

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    Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett

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    Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk

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    Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla

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    Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

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    Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

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    Eliza Taylor, Eli Goree, Thomas McDonell

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    Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders

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    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

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    Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Nealon, Hunter Parrish

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    Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes

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    Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly

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    Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan

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    Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey

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    Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Aimee Teegarden

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    Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis

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    James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff

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    Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney

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    H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash

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    Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

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    Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco

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    Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard

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    Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson

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    Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson

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    Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll

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    Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder

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    Mark Duplass, Jonathan Lajoie, Nick Kroll

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    Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern

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    Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin

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    Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney

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    Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale

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    Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Billy Campbell

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    Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield

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