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.

List of the best TV shows for binge-watching. The greatest television shows in the world are ranked here in order for you to have a TV guide of marathoning shows. And the best TV shows of all time don't just have to be watched on, well, television.

 Binge-viewing is the TV trend of the year, as Netflix and Hulu and HBOGo take us away from our remote controls and onto our streaming. 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 2013 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 reality TV shows, the funniest sitcoms ever, and the greatest TV characters of all time are ranked here for your binging pleasure. This list of 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, Bob Odenkirk

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    Yvonne Strahovski, Julie Benz, John Lithgow

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    Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Natalie Dormer

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    Lauren Cohan, Andrew Lincoln, Laurie Holden

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    Kevin Spacey, Kate Mara, Robin Wright

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    Laura Prepon, Natasha Lyonne, Taylor Schilling

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    Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Andrew Scott

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    Evangeline Lilly, Ian Somerhalder, Michelle Rodriguez

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    Olivia Wilde, Jennifer Morrison, Hugh Laurie

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    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry

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    Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aubrey Plaza

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    Steve Buscemi, Jamie Lynn Sigler, James Gandolfini

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    Christina Hendricks, Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin

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    Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman, Katey Sagal

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    Claire Danes, Morena Baccarin, Damian Lewis

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    Christina Hendricks, January Jones, Jon Hamm

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    Paul Giamatti, Maggie Smith, Shirley MacLaine

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    Gillian Anderson, Lucy Lawless, David Duchovny

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    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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    Sofía Vergara, Sarah Hyland, Julie Bowen

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    Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, James Spader

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    Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch

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    Idris Elba, Bobby Brown, Method Man

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    Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins

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    Sharon Stone, Mariska Hargitay, Ann-Margret

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    Elisha Cuthbert, Kiefer Sutherland, Janeane Garofalo

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    Tom Baker, Eric Roberts, Jon Pertwee

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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Eliza Dushku, Alyson Hannigan

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    Zooey Deschanel, Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Nealon

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    Emma Roberts, Jessica Lange, Connie Britton

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    Rachel McAdams, Matthew McConaughey, Colin Farrell

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    James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel

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    Minka Kelly, Connie Britton, Adrianne Palicki

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    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris

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    Kristen Bell, Amanda Seyfried, Alyson Hannigan

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    Rob Lowe, Mary-Louise Parker, Martin Sheen

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    Kirstie Alley, Kelsey Grammer, Woody Harrelson

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    Steve Carell, Martin Sheen, Hank Azaria

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    Isaac Hayes, Matt Stone, Trey Parker

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    Emma Stone, Tina Fey, Elizabeth Banks

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    Kristin Chenoweth, Anna Friel, Lee Pace

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    Anna Paquin, Evan Rachel Wood, Deborah Ann Woll

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    Gina Torres, Meghan Markle, Sarah Rafferty

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    Katie Cassidy, Willa Holland, Stephen Amell

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