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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    Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn

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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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    Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning

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    Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs

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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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    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

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    Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk

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    David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

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    James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco

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    Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman

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    Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior

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    Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser

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    Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan

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    Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern

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    Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

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    Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis

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    Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

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    Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend

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    Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

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    Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen

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    Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

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    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

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    Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi

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    Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett

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    Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould

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    Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards

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    Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn

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    Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard

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    Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

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    added by Chris Abraham
    Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

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    Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco

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    Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Aimee Teegarden

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    Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders

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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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    Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams

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    Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies

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    Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly

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    Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney

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    Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan

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    Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell

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

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    Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Chi McBride

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    Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey

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    Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover

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