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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  1. 1
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    Breaking Bad is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    most listed
    Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn

  2. 2
    + 5,404
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    Dexter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    often listed & added by stokified
    Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas

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


    Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington

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


    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

  5. 5
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    House of Cards is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch


    Kevin Spacey, Michel Gill, Robin Wright

  6. 6
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    Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch


    Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning

  7. 7
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    Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    added by JaidenDalBello
    Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs

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

    added by analise.dubner
    Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

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

    added by wiabux
    Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

  10. 10
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    Friends is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    ranked low on reranks & added by alexray111413
    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

  11. 11
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    Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch


    Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman

  12. 12
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    Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    added by DaveIanNaranjo
    Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior

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

    added by wiabux
    Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk

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


    James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco

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    Mad Men is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch


    Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser

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    The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    added by ChangesDownClub
    David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

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

    added by Robert Wabash
    Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend

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

    often listed & added by Robert Wabash
    Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern

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

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke

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    The Office is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    ranked low on reranks
    Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

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

    ranked low on reranks & added by JacksonMay
    Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen

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    The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    added by bojanthebest
    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan

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

    added by wiabux
    Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

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


    Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn

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

    added by ChangesDownClub
    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

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


    Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

  27. 27
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    That '70s Show is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch


    Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis

  28. 28
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    24 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    added by WilliamMtx
    Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard

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


    Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould

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


    Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi

  31. 31
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    American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch


    Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett

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

    added by Chris Abraham
    Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards

  33. 33
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    Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    added by wiabux
    Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

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

    often listed
    Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco

  35. 35
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    Friday Night Lights is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch


    Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Aimee Teegarden

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

    ranked low on reranks & added by Purple Panther
    Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams

  37. 37
    + 1,578
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    How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    added by ArthikaThirukkumaran
    Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders

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

    the people's #1 & added by DolittleD
    Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

  39. 39
    + 1,025
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    Outlander is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    added by DolittleD
    Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies

  40. 40
    + 1,161
    - 950
    Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    added by carlybobarly
    Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring

  41. 41
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    The West Wing is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch


    Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney

  42. 42
    + 1,456
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    The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    ranked low on reranks & added by Chris Abraham
    Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

  43. 43
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    South Park is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch


    Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes

  44. 44
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    My Name Is Earl is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch


    Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly

  45. 45
    + 1,213
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    Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    added by WilliamMtx
    Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

  46. 46
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    - 1,050
    30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan

  47. 47
    + 1,302
    - 667
    True Blood is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    ranked low on reranks & added by NicoleBatchelor
    Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell

  48. 48
    + 1,231
    - 675
    Suits is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux
    Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle

  49. 49
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    Pushing Daisies is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Chi McBride

  50. 50
    + 1,368
    - 676
    Arrow is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch


    Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey

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