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The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

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List of the best shows to binge watch. On those lazy weekends when you don’t have the energy or ambition to go out into the great wide world and do anything, binge watching is the cure. There’s no better feeling that curling up with a bowl of popcorn,sitting on your specific indent on the couch, with the remote control in your hand. For a few hours (at least) you can get lost in the stories of space travelers on an adventure or beautiful doctor’s working the late shift.Whatever your passion or mood, there’s a television show waiting for you on DVD, Blu-ray, or on a streaming site like Netflix and Hulu. This list uncovers the answer to the question “What shows are best for binge watching?”

 

This list includes some of the best shows ever created for the particular purpose of binge watching for hours at a time. Many of these shows are available on Netflix and Hulu, while all of them can be found on DVD and Blu-ray.

 

What is your favorite television show to watch all at once? Of course that all depends on your taste in genres and your mood. The list includes many types of genres, from science fiction to sitcoms, on all types of networks, from premium cable to basic cable. No matter what interests you, this list includes television shows for everyone. 


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    Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #33 on the original list
    Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

  2. 2
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #23 on the original list
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

  3. 3
    Louie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #122 on the original list
    Louie Louis C.K., Hadley Delany, Ursula Parker

  4. 4
    Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #30 on the original list
    Arrested Development Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi

  5. 5
    Breaking Bad is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #1 on the original list
    Breaking Bad Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn

  6. 6
    Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #11 on the original list
    Parks and Recreation Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman

  7. 7
    Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #6 on the original list
    Orange Is the New Black Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning

  8. 8
    Friday Night Lights is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #35 on the original list
    Friday Night Lights Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Aimee Teegarden

  9. 9
    House of Cards is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #5 on the original list
    House of Cards Kevin Spacey, Michel Gill, Robin Wright

  10. 10
    Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #75 on the original list
    Star Trek: The Original Series William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

  11. 11
    Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #56 on the original list
    Star Trek: The Next Generation Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes

  12. 12
    How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #37 on the original list
    How I Met Your Mother Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders

  13. 13
    Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #78 on the original list
    Family Guy Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

  14. 14
    The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #4 on the original list
    The Walking Dead Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

  15. 15
    Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #12 on the original list
    Sons of Anarchy Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior

  16. 16
    Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #24 on the original list
    Supernatural Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

  17. 17
    The Office is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #20 on the original list
    The Office Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

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    Futurama is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #68 on the original list
    Futurama Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal

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    American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #148 on the original list
    American Dad! Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker

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    It's Always Sunny in Philadelp... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #72 on the original list
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney

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    Weeds is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #29 on the original list
    Weeds Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould

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    Mad Men is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #15 on the original list
    Mad Men Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser

  23. 23
    Lost is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #8 on the original list
    Lost Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

  24. 24
    Archer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #65 on the original list
    Archer H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash

  25. 25
    Dexter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #2 on the original list
    Dexter Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas

  26. 26
    Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #26 on the original list
    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

  27. 27
    Strangers with Candy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #230 on the original list
    Strangers with Candy Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, Stephen Colbert

  28. 28
    Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #85 on the original list
    Grey's Anatomy Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson

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    The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #67 on the original list
    The Vampire Diaries Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder

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    Fringe is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #63 on the original list
    Fringe Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole

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    That '70s Show is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #27 on the original list
    That '70s Show Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis

  32. 32
    Glee is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #207 on the original list
    Glee Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison

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    The Larry Sanders Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #204 on the original list
    The Larry Sanders Show Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, Wallace Langham

  34. 34
    Psych is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #93 on the original list
    Psych James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson

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    Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #19 on the original list
    Scrubs Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke

  36. 36
    Scandal is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #71 on the original list
    Scandal Kerry Washington, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes

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    American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #31 on the original list
    American Horror Story Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett

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    The West Wing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #42 on the original list
    The West Wing Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney

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    Firefly is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #13 on the original list
    Firefly Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk

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    Freaks and Geeks is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    #34 on the original list
    Freaks and Geeks Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco

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