travel The Best Shows to Marathon on a Plane  

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List Rules Vote based on how engaging and entertaining it would be to marathon each series during a long airplane flight, making the time fly

So, you've got a long plane ride, or multiple plane rides. Or maybe you're not on a plane at all, and you're taking an Amtrak across the country. No matter the transportation method, you've got a lot of downtime while you're in transit. And since we're living in the golden age of television, there are plenty of great series out there that you probably haven't watched yet! So when you ask yourself, "What should I watch on a plane?", this list has all the answers you could ever need! These are the best shows to watch on an airplane. 

This list is full of series that are high quality, great for binge watching, and, most importantly, TV shows you can watch in public. Obviously, the graphic violence of The Walking Dead or the frequent sexposition of Game of Thrones wouldn't fly here, but you've probably seen those shows, anyway. Also, the last thing you want to do is become an emotional wreck, so shows make you cry should be left off the list as well. Even with these stipulations, there is still an incredible number of shows that you can watch on airplane. Imagine it! Catching up on television while sitting in a chair in the sky! What a world! 

So when you're looking for television for when you're on a plane, this list will take care of it. Whether you're flying cross country or international, these shows are sure to make the time fly. Which shows have you binge watched on a plane? Add them here if they aren't already listed.
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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Shows to Marathon on a Plane
Supernatural Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

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96 73
Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Shows to Marathon on a Plane
liplip added Battlestar Galactica Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

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45 13
Friends is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Shows to Marathon on a Plane
Friends Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

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173 196
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Shows to Marathon on a Plane
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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179 216
Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Shows to Marathon on a Plane
Parks and Recreation Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman

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182 222
The Office is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Shows to Marathon on a Plane
The Office Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

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176 220
Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Shows to Marathon on a Plane
Seinfeld Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards

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138 167
Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Shows to Marathon on a Plane
Sherlock Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs

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136 171
Lost is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Shows to Marathon on a Plane
Lost Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

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69 78
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Shows to Marathon on a Plane
liplip added The Simpsons Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

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120 168
Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Shows to Marathon on a Plane
Arrested Development Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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18 8
Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Shows to Marathon on a Plane
Modern Family Ed O'Neill, SofĂ­a Vergara, Julie Bowen

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140 211
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Shows to Marathon on a Plane
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess

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119 158
Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Shows to Marathon on a Plane
Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

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87 132
Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Shows to Marathon on a Plane
Veronica Mars Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Mentalist is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Shows to Marathon on a Plane
konstantinos20142 added The Mentalist Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang

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52 80
American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Shows to Marathon on a Plane
aria2000 added American Horror Story Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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123 188
New Girl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Shows to Marathon on a Plane
New Girl Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield

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88 134
Arrow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Shows to Marathon on a Plane
Arrow Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey

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19 27
Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Shows to Marathon on a Plane
Vasco Almeida added Orange Is the New Black Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning

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9 10
Catfish: The TV Show is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Shows to Marathon on a Plane
carlybobarly added Catfish: The TV Show Yaniv Schulman, Max Joseph, Bettina Kenney

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67 115
Downton Abbey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Shows to Marathon on a Plane
Downton Abbey Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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8 15
Last Man on Earth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Shows to Marathon on a Plane
Last Man on Earth Will Forte, January Jones, Cleopatra Coleman

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80 137
24 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Shows to Marathon on a Plane
24 Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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5 11
The Cleveland Show is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Shows to Marathon on a Plane
The Cleveland Show Mike Henry, Sanaa Lathan, Kevin Michael Richardson

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77 146
White Collar is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Shows to Marathon on a Plane
White Collar Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson

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85 149
The Flash is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Shows to Marathon on a Plane
The Flash Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker

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6 14
America's Next Top Model is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Shows to Marathon on a Plane
America's Next Top Model Adrianne Curry, Yoanna House, Tyra Banks

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3 9
The Grinder is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Shows to Marathon on a Plane
The Grinder Rob Lowe, Fred Savage, Mary Elizabeth Ellis

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28 60
Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Shows to Marathon on a Plane
Carly Kiel added Better Call Saul Bob Odenkirk, Michael Mando, Jonathan Banks

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62 129
Community is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Shows to Marathon on a Plane
Community Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover

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8 23
House of Lies is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Shows to Marathon on a Plane
bigcraig added House of Lies Kristen Bell, Ben Schwartz, Don Cheadle

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53 116
The West Wing is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Shows to Marathon on a Plane
The West Wing Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney

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48 110
The Americans is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Shows to Marathon on a Plane
The Americans Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Holly Taylor - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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45 125
Project Runway is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Shows to Marathon on a Plane
Project Runway Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia