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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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    Bradley Cooper, Sanaa Lathan, Julian McMahon

  2. 143
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    added by alpharambo David Spade, Bianca Kajlich, Patrick Warburton

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    added by LarissaPickins Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble

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    Zooey Deschanel, Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Nealon

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    Jennifer Garner, Bradley Cooper, Rachel Nichols

  6. 66
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    Stana Katic, Nathan Fillion, Molly Quinn

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    Anthony Michael Hall, Maggie Lawson, Corbin Bernsen

  8. 59
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    Charisma Carpenter, David Boreanaz, Amy Acker

  9. 61
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Scott Thompson

  10. 50
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    Robin Thicke, Fred Savage, Danica McKellar

  11. 84
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    Robin Tunney, Amanda Righetti, Simon Baker

  12. 120
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    David Cross, Will Arnett, Spike Jonze

  13. 5
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    Evangeline Lilly, Ian Somerhalder, Michelle Rodriguez

  14. 65
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    Blake Lively, Kristen Bell, Leighton Meester

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    Tony Shalhoub, Melora Hardin, Ted Levine

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    Katie Holmes, Jensen Ackles, Michelle Williams

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    Eliza Dushku, Amy Acker, Alan Tudyk

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    Toni Collette, Eddie Izzard, Viola Davis

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    Amy Jo Johnson, Jessica Steen, Hugh Dillon

  20. 129
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    Jennifer Beals, Jason Clarke, Delroy Lindo

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    Olivia Williams, Donal Logue, Michael Raymond-James

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    ranked low on reranks Kate Mara, Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright

  23. 11
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    ranked low on reranks & added by elise Laura Prepon, Natasha Lyonne, Taryn Manning

  24. 107
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    added by mkgal4 Emma Stone, Patricia Arquette, Frances Fisher

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Emma Stone, Tina Fey, Elizabeth Banks

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    ranked low on reranks Christina Hendricks, Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin

  27. 77
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    added by Luckyetc Idris Elba, Paul McGann, Indira Varma

  28. 127
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    Ashley Greene, Christina Ricci, Margot Robbie

  29. 144
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    added by Pageturner Claire Forlani, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Sela Ward

  30. 101
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Anthony Bourdain

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Eliza Dushku, Alyson Hannigan

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    Ben Collins, Perry McCarthy

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    often listed & added by LindsaySwanton Mary-Louise Parker, Rob Lowe, Martin Sheen

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    Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins

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    Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Tamara Taylor

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    Seth Rogen, Charlie Hunnam, Jason Segel

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    added by LanaYoshii Olivia Wilde, Jennifer Morrison, Hugh Laurie

  38. 95
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    added by LanaYoshii Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Stewart, Wil Wheaton

  39. 128
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    Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Tamsin Greig

  40. 142
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    added by cludwig80 Rachel Nichols, Lexa Doig, Victor H. Webster

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    James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel

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    Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner, Lenora Crichlow

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    added by LizBurritt Eva Longoria, Teri Hatcher, Lyndsy Fonseca

  44. 14
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    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

  45. 22
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    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

  46. 71
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    added by rodrigo2 Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rachel Nichols, A. J. Cook

  47. 117
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    ranked low on reranks & added by susanrobeoltman Sophia Bush, Jana Kramer, Danneel Ackles

  48. 139
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    added by Pageturner Lucy Lawless, Taylor Cole, Paul Wesley

  49. 106
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    Jeff Goldblum, Alicia Witt, Paul Wesley

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    ranked low on reranks Katherine Heigl, Sara Ramirez, Sandra Oh

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