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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 "Dawson's Creek" 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 shows that aren't listed.

Having a lot of options is not exactly a bad thing, but with the multitude of available Netflix 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 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 out there for everyone!
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    added by rodrigo2 Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rachel Nichols, A. J. Cook

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    added by Pageturner Lucy Lawless, Taylor Cole, Paul Wesley

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    ranked low on reranks & added by LanaYoshii Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga

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    Jaimie Alexander, Chelan Simmons, Kirsten Prout

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    Jesse McCartney, Amber Stevens, Max Greenfield

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    Candace Cameron-Bure, Susan Ward, Cassie Scerbo

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    Melissa Joan Hart, Joey Lawrence, Nick Robinson

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    Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell

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    added by Kate Kavanagh Charisma Carpenter, Alexandra Chando, Helen Slater

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    Christina Hendricks, January Jones, Jon Hamm

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    most listed Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Giancarlo Esposito

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    Lauren Cohan, Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln

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    Peter Sarsgaard, Mireille Enos, Michelle Forbes

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    Common, Anson Mount, Tom Noonan

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    Katherine Heigl, Sara Ramirez, Sandra Oh

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    Evangeline Lilly, Ian Somerhalder, Michelle Rodriguez

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Felicity Huffman, Josh Charles, Robert Guillaume

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Robin Thicke, Fred Savage, Danica McKellar

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    Heather Graham, Lara Flynn Boyle, Sherilyn Fenn

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    Jennifer Garner, Bradley Cooper, Rachel Nichols

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    ranked low on reranks Sofía Vergara, Sarah Hyland, Julie Bowen

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    Stana Katic, Nathan Fillion, Molly Quinn

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    ranked low on reranks Jennifer Morrison, Jamie Chung, Ginnifer Goodwin

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    Ashley Greene, Christina Ricci, Margot Robbie

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    Kerry Washington, Tony Goldwyn, Bellamy Young

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    added by LizBurritt Eva Longoria, Teri Hatcher, Lyndsy Fonseca

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    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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    Minka Kelly, Connie Britton, Adrianne Palicki

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    added by Roseannadanna Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Dylan Bruce

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    Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner, Lenora Crichlow

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    added by Luckyetc Idris Elba, Paul McGann, Indira Varma

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    Ben Collins, Perry McCarthy

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    Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Andrew Scott

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    Eric Roberts, Tom Baker, Paul McGann

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    John Hurt, Katie McGrath, Anthony Head

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    Richard Armitage, Sophia Myles, David Oyelowo

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    added by Pageturner John Barrowman, Lauren Ambrose, Bill Pullman

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    Natalie Dormer, Joss Stone, Henry Cavill

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  39. 48
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Scott Thompson

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  40. 37
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    often listed & added by gamedemon24 Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett

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    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

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    new! & added by Roseannadanna Teri Polo, Janine Turner, John Corbett

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    Kevin James, Patton Oswalt, Leah Remini

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    added by alpharambo David Spade, Bianca Kajlich, Patrick Warburton

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    Robin Tunney, Amanda Righetti, Simon Baker

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    Ashley Scott, Gerald McRaney, Darby Stanchfield

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    added by mkgal4 Emma Stone, Patricia Arquette, Frances Fisher

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    added by Pageturner Claire Forlani, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Sela Ward

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Tamsin Greig

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    Rachel Blanchard, David Mitchell, Olivia Colman

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