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List Rules Serial TV shows that are currently streaming on Netflix. No movies.

The best streaming Netflix TV shows include some great television dramas, sci-fi/adventure shows, sitcoms, and reality TV programs. What are the best shows on Netflix? With so many choices, how can anyone decide which show to watch? Some might opt to revisit old favorites, like Freaks and Geeks and The Wonder Years, while other viewers are looking to check out some more recent TV shows that they missed during their original runs. What TV shows are streaming on Netflix? This list is all about deciding which Netflix streaming TV shows are the ones that are must-see television. Be sure to vote for your personal favorites, and vote down any shows you just couldn't get through. Also, feel free to add any great streaming Netflix series that aren't listed.

Having a lot of options is not exactly a bad thing, but with the multitude of available Netflix top streaming television programs, it can be a little overwhelming. Sure, Netflix "suggests" shows for you, but let's face it: Sometimes that doesn't work out so well. Just because you adore Downton Abbey does not mean you'll necessarily go for The Tudors, for example. Hopefully, if you're on the fence about committing to a particular streaming TV show on Netflix, this list can help you out a bit.

Whether you're into good heavier dramas like Breaking Bad, The Killing, and Man Men, first-rate sitcoms like 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation, or the excellent science fiction TV programs like Battlestar Galactica, you can easily get sucked in to a new favorite show watching Netflix streaming. There really is something good out there for everyone!
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9,255 3,195
Breaking Bad is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Breaking Bad Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn

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2
8,658 3,023
Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Sherlock Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs

3
8,878 3,202
The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
The Walking Dead Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

4
8,076 2,946
Dexter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Dexter Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas

5
8,405 3,177
Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Arrested Development Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi

6
8,301 2,950
Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Supernatural Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

7
7,678 2,762
Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
LanaYoshii added Star Trek: The Next Generation Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes

8
8,320 3,064
Lost is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Lost Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

9
7,628 2,898
Cheers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Cheers Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

10
7,694 2,791
Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

11
7,940 2,718
House of Cards is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
House of Cards Kevin Spacey, Michel Gill, Robin Wright

12
8,005 2,739
The Office is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
The Office Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

13
7,980 2,853
Mad Men is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Mad Men Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser

14
8,215 2,764
Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Parks and Recreation Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman

15
7,477 2,589
The West Wing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
LindsaySwanton added The West Wing Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney

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16
8,005 2,642
Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Elise Hennigan added Orange Is the New Black Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning

17
8,070 2,657
Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Sons of Anarchy Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior

18
1,740 493
Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
игорь Диянов added Sense8 Bae Doona, Tina Desai, Tuppence Middleton

19
7,799 2,531
American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
American Horror Story Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett

20
8,127 2,586
How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
How I Met Your Mother Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders

21
7,741 2,368
Friends is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
dexmorgan added Friends Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

22
7,551 2,347
That '70s Show is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
dexmorgan added That '70s Show Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis

23
7,847 2,579
Weeds is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Weeds Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Nealon, Hunter Parrish

24
7,814 2,523
Archer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Archer H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash

25
7,774 2,550
Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Once Upon a Time Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla

26
7,409 2,403
Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Parenthood Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard

27
7,268 2,258
Frasier is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Frasier Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce

28
7,406 2,278
Freaks and Geeks is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Freaks and Geeks Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco

29
7,489 2,379
Louie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Louie Louis C.K., Hadley Delany, Ursula Parker

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30
7,450 2,324
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
MichaelAaronPate added Family Guy Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

31
7,303 2,287
The Tudors is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
The Tudors Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Anthony Brophy

32
7,303 2,233
New Girl is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
dexmorgan added New Girl Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield

33
7,262 2,273
Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Twin Peaks Kyle MacLachlan, Heather Graham, Lara Flynn Boyle

34
7,536 2,224
Arrow is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
wiabux added Arrow Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey

35
7,240 2,173
Burn Notice is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Burn Notice Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell

36
7,522 2,294
White Collar is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
White Collar Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson

37
7,258 2,196
Lie to Me is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
LanaYoshii added Lie to Me Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines

38
7,549 2,251
The 100 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
warriorgrounder added The 100 Eliza Taylor, Eli Goree, Thomas McDonell

39
7,448 2,310
The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
The Vampire Diaries Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder

40
7,397 2,233
The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
cludwig80 added The Blacklist James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff

41
6,987 2,155
Portlandia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Portlandia Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Heather Graham

42
7,368 2,271
Pretty Little Liars is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Pretty Little Liars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale

43
7,322 2,223
The Killing is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
The Killing Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Billy Campbell

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44
7,250 2,130
Bates Motel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
LanaYoshii added Bates Motel Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga

45
7,407 2,132
Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
dexmorgan added Daredevil Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll

46
7,295 2,205
It's Always Sunny in Philadelp... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney

47
7,231 2,131
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
dexmorgan added Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton

48
7,350 2,159
Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
rodrigo2 added Criminal Minds Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson

49
7,147 2,161
Nikita is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Nikita Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca

50
7,166 2,188
Dollhouse is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Dollhouse Eliza Dushku, Harry Lennix, Fran Kranz