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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    Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin

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    Mark Duplass, Jonathan Lajoie, Nick Kroll

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    Hayden Panettiere, Jack Coleman, Milo Ventimiglia

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  4. 47
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    added by LarissaPickins
    Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole

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    Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll

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  6. 45
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    Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern

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    Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder

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    Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson

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    added by rodrigo2
    Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson

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  10. 41
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    Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard

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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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    H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash

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  14. 37
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    Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney

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    James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff

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    Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett

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    Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis

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    Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Aimee Teegarden

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    Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey

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    Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan

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    James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson

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    Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly

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    Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Nealon, Hunter Parrish

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    often listed & added by LanaYoshii
    Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes

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    added by warriorgrounder
    Eliza Taylor, Eli Goree, Thomas McDonell

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    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

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    Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders

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    Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

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    Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

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    Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett

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    + 1,992
    - 1,061


    Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk

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    Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla

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    Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser

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    - 1,176

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    Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

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    + 2,223
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    Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman

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    + 1,432
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    David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

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    Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior

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    + 3,278
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    Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco

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    + 2,487
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    Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

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    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

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    Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

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    Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke

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    Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning

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    Kevin Spacey, Michel Gill, Robin Wright

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    Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

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    Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi

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    + 3,322
    - 1,249


    Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas

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  48. 3
    + 6,118
    - 2,172


    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

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    + 3,830
    - 1,706


    Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs

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    - 2,052

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn

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