The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

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List Criteria: Only series available for streaming online or on DVD / Blu-ray. Vote not just on show quality but also if the nature of the show lends itself to viewing marathons.

Bored? Not anymore! These are the best TV shows for binge-watching. The greatest television shows in the world are ranked here as a sort of TV guide for marathoning shows. And the best TV shows of all time don't just have to be watched on, well, television.

Binge-viewing is the way all the cool kids watch TV these days, as Netflix and Hulu and HBOGo take us away from our remote controls and onto our computers. And if these must-see TV shows aren't on the web, this list contains the best television series available on DVD or Blu-Ray. These are the best shows to marathon during a weekend or all summer long. From classic comedies to Emmy-nominated dramas, this list of the greatest TV shows in history not only answers the question "What are the best shows on Netflix?" but also "What shows should I watch this summer?"


From the best late night comedy shows to the greatest dramas on TV, these are the series you should be binging on this summer. The best shows to marathon will keep you clicking episode after episode -- just don't forget to eat and sleep while you do it.

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

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  2. 2
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    Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington

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    Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas

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    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

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    Kevin Spacey, Michel Gill, Robin Wright

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    Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs

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    Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning

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    Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

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    Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

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    James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco

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    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

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    David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

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    Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk

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    Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser

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    Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior

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    Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman

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    Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

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    Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke

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    Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern

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    Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis

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    Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

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    Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend

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    Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan

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    Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

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    Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould

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    Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen

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    Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi

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    Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

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    Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard

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    Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

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    Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

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    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

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    often listed
    Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco

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    Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn

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    Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett

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    Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Aimee Teegarden

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    Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes

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    Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring

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    Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan

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    Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney

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    Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams

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    often listed & added by DolittleD
    Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly

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    often listed & added by WilliamMtx
    Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

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    Winona Ryder, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard

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    added by ArthikaThirukkumaran
    Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders

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    Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell

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    Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes

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    Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Chi McBride

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