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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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    new! & added by CarolynPeters Wentworth Catherine McClements, Kris McQuade, Danielle Cormack

  2. 81
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    added by Roseannadanna Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Dylan Bruce

  3. 58
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    Bradley Cooper, Sanaa Lathan, Julian McMahon

  4. 145
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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

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    Stana Katic, Nathan Fillion, Molly Quinn

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    Anthony Michael Hall, Maggie Lawson, Corbin Bernsen

  10. 127
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    added by Pageturner Elizabeth Mitchell, Tracy Spiridakos, Daniella Alonso

  11. 84
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    added by Roseannadanna Teri Polo, Janine Turner, John Corbett

  12. 63
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    Charisma Carpenter, David Boreanaz, Amy Acker

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

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

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    Robin Tunney, Amanda Righetti, Simon Baker

  16. 128
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    David Cross, Will Arnett, Spike Jonze

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    Evangeline Lilly, Ian Somerhalder, Michelle Rodriguez

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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

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 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

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

  28. 111
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    added by mkgal4 Emma Stone, Patricia Arquette, Frances Fisher

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    Emma Stone, Tina Fey, Elizabeth Banks

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    Christina Hendricks, Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin

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    added by Luckyetc Idris Elba, Paul McGann, Indira Varma

  32. 130
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    Ashley Greene, Christina Ricci, Margot Robbie

  33. 143
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    added by Pageturner Claire Forlani, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Sela Ward

  34. 110
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    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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    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

  42. 60
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    added by LanaYoshii Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Stewart, Wil Wheaton

  43. 136
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Tamsin Greig

  44. 133
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    ranked low on reranks & added by cludwig80 Rachel Nichols, Lexa Doig, Victor H. Webster

  45. 33
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    James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel

  46. 67
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    Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner, Lenora Crichlow

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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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    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

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

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