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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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Breaking Bad is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Breaking Bad Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn Breaking Bad is an American crime drama television series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. The show originally aired on the AMC network for five seasons, from January 20, 2008, to ...more

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Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Sherlock Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs Sherlock is a British television crime drama that presents a contemporary adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, it ...more

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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 The Walking Dead is an American horror drama television series developed by Frank Darabont. It is based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie ...more

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Dexter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Dexter Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas Dexter is an American television drama series. Set in Miami, the series centers on Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for Miami Metro Police Department who also leads a secret life ...more

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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 Arrested Development is an American television sitcom created by Mitchell Hurwitz, which originally aired on Fox for three seasons from November 2, 2003 to February 10, 2006. A fourth season of ...more

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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Supernatural Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave Supernatural is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric Kripke. It was first broadcast on September 13, 2005, on The WB and subsequently became part of successor The CW's ...more

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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 Star Trek: The Next Generation is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry twenty-one years after the original Star Trek series debuted in 1966. Roddenberry, ...more

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Lost is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Lost Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia Lost is an American television drama series that originally aired on the American Broadcasting Company from September 22, 2004, to May 23, 2010, over six seasons, comprising a total of 121 ...more

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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Cheers Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger Cheers is an American sitcom that ran for eleven seasons between 1982 and 1993. The show was produced by Charles/Burrows/Charles Productions in association with Paramount Network Television for ...more

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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 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is an American police procedural, legal, crime drama television series set in New York City, where it is also primarily produced. In the style of the ...more

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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 House of Cards is an American political drama television series developed and produced by Beau Willimon. It is an adaptation of the BBC's mini-series of the same name and is based on the novel ...more

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The Office is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
The Office Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer The Office is an American television comedy series that aired on NBC from March 24, 2005 to May 16, 2013. It is an adaptation of the BBC series of the same name. The Office was adapted for ...more

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Mad Men is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Mad Men Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser Mad Men is an American period drama television series created by Matthew Weiner. The series premiered on July 19, 2007 on the cable network AMC and is produced by Lionsgate Television. The ...more

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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 Parks and Recreation is an American television sitcom starring Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the parks department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana. Created ...more

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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 The West Wing is an American serial political drama television series created by Aaron Sorkin that was originally broadcast on NBC from September 22, 1999, to May 14, 2006. The series is set ...more

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Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Sons of Anarchy Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior Sons of Anarchy is an American crime drama television series created by Kurt Sutter, about the lives of a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club operating in Charming, a fictional town in ...more

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Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Elise Hennigan added Orange Is the New Black Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning Orange Is the New Black is an American comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan and first released on Netflix on July 11, 2013. The series, produced by Tilted Productions in association with ...more

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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
American Horror Story Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett American Horror Story is an American horror television series created and produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. Described as an anthology series, each season is conceived as a self-contained ...more

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Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
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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 How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom that originally ran on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in ...more

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Friends is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
dexmorgan added Friends Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow Friends is an American television sitcom, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which originally aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004. It lasted ten seasons and is now in ...more

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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 That '70s Show is an American television period sitcom that originally aired on Fox from August 23, 1998, to May 18, 2006. The series focused on the lives of a group of teenage friends living in ...more

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Weeds is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Weeds Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Nealon, Hunter Parrish Weeds is an American dark comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan and produced by Tilted Productions in association with Lionsgate Television. The central character is Nancy Botwin, a widowed ...more

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Archer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Archer H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash Archer is an American adult animated television series created by Adam Reed for the FX network. A preview of the series aired on September 17, 2009. The first season premiered on January 14, ...more

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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 Once Upon a Time is an American fairy tale drama series that premiered on October 23, 2011, on ABC. The show takes place in the fictional seaside town of Storybrooke, Maine, whose residents are ...more

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Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Parenthood Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard Parenthood is an American television drama series developed by Jason Katims and produced by Imagine Television and Universal Television for NBC. The show tells of the Braverman clan which ...more

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Frasier is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Frasier Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce Frasier is an American sitcom that was broadcast on NBC for eleven seasons, premiering on September 16, 1993, and concluding on May 13, 2004. The program was created and produced by David ...more

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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 Freaks and Geeks is an American teen comedy-drama television series, created by Paul Feig with Judd Apatow as executive producer, that aired on NBC during the 1999–2000 television season. ...more

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Louie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Louie Louis C.K., Hadley Delany, Ursula Parker Louie is an American comedy-drama television series on the FX network that began airing in 2010. It is written, directed, edited, and produced by the show's creator, stand-up comedian Louis ...more

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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 Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter and Lois; ...more

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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 The Tudors is a British-Irish-Canadian historical fiction television series set primarily in sixteenth-century England, created by Michael Hirst and produced for the American premium cable ...more

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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 New Girl is an American sitcom television series that premiered on Fox on September 20, 2011. Developed by Elizabeth Meriwether under the working title Chicks & Dicks, the series revolves ...more

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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 Twin Peaks is an American television serial drama created by Mark Frost and David Lynch. It follows an investigation headed by FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper into the murder of homecoming queen ...more

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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
wiabux added Arrow Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to ...more

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Burn Notice is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Burn Notice Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell Burn Notice is an American television series created by Matt Nix which originally aired on the USA Network from June 28, 2007 to September 12, 2013. The show stars Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle ...more

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White Collar is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
White Collar Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson White Collar is a USA Network television series created by Jeff Eastin, starring Tim DeKay as FBI Special Agent Peter Burke and Matt Bomer as Neal Caffrey, a highly intelligent and ...more

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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 Lie to Me is an American crime drama television series. It originally ran on the Fox network from January 21, 2009 to January 31, 2011. In the show, Dr. Cal Lightman and his colleagues in The ...more

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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 The 100 is an American post-apocalyptic drama television series that premiered on The CW during the 2013–14 American television season. The series is based on a book of the same name, the first ...more

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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 The Vampire Diaries is an American supernatural drama television series developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, based on the popular book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith. ...more

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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 The Blacklist is an American crime drama television series that premiered on NBC on September 23, 2013. Raymond "Red" Reddington, a former U.S Navy officer turned high-profile ...more

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Portlandia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Portlandia Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Heather Graham Portlandia is a satirical sketch comedy television series, set and filmed in and around Portland, Oregon; it stars Carrie Brownstein and former Saturday Night Live cast member Fred Armisen. The ...more

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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 Pretty Little Liars is an American teen drama mystery–thriller television series loosely based on the popular book series of the same title, written by Sara Shepard. The show premiered on June ...more

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The Killing is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
The Killing Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Billy Campbell The Killing is an American crime drama television series that premiered on April 3, 2011, on AMC, based on the Danish television series Forbrydelsen. The American version was developed by Veena ...more

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Bates Motel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
LanaYoshii added Bates Motel Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga Bates Motel is an American drama thriller television series developed for television by Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin and Anthony Cipriano, and produced by Universal Television for the cable network ...more

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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 Marvel's Daredevil, or simply Daredevil, is an American web television series created for Netflix by Drew Goddard, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is set in the Marvel ...more

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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 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is an American television sitcom that premiered on FX on August 4, 2005, and moved to FXX beginning with the ninth season. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia was ...more

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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 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or simply Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., is an American television series created for ABC by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen, based on the Marvel ...more

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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 Criminal Minds is an American police-procedural television program that premiered September 22, 2005, on CBS. The series follows a team of profilers from the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit based ...more

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Nikita is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Nikita Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca Nikita is an American television series that aired on The CW from September 9, 2010 to December 27, 2013 in the United States. The series is a reboot of the popular 1997 TV series La Femme ...more

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Dollhouse is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Dollhouse Eliza Dushku, Harry Lennix, Fran Kranz Dollhouse is an American science fiction television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon under Mutant Enemy Productions. It premiered on February 13, 2009, on the Fox network and ...more