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The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows  

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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. From original Netflix series to shows from cable networks, there is some truly great stuff to watch on Netflix. 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!

If you love television, check out this list of the best new TV shows coming out in 2018. This will give you something to look forward to Netflix binging in the future. 

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Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
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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The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
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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Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
dexmorgan added Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson
Gilmore Girls is an American comedy-drama series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. On October 5, 2000, the series debuted on the WB to widespread ...more
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
dexmorgan added 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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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
dexmorgan added Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll
Daredevil (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created for Netflix by Drew Goddard, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Blind lawyer Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) ...more
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Frasier is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
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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The Tudors is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
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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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
dexmorgan added Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is an American sitcom created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock and starring Ellie Kemper that has streamed on Netflix since March 6, 2015. Originally set for a 13-episode ...more
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Person of Interest is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
dexmorgan added Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman
Person of Interest is an American science fiction drama television series created by Jonathan Nolan that premiered on September 22, 2011, on CBS. The series revolves around John Reese, a former ...more
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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
dexmorgan added Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker
The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Geoff Johns, based on the DC Comics character. CSI Barry Allen (Grant ...more
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Reign is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
dexmorgan added Adelaide Kane, Megan Follows, Torrance Coombs
Reign is an American historical fantasy television series following the early years of Mary, Queen of Scots living in France. The series, created by Stephanie SenGupta and Laurie McCarthy, airs ...more
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Nikita is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
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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Call The Midwife is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
DonnaHazelip added Vanessa Redgrave, Helen George, Laura Main
Call the Midwife is a BBC period drama series about a group of nurse midwives working in the East End of London in the 1950s and 1960s. It stars Jessica Raine, Miranda Hart, Helen George, Bryony ...more
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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor
Jessica Jones (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the Marvel Comics character. Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, ...more
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Gotham is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
dexmorgan added Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz
Gotham (Fox, 2014) is an American drama television series developed by Bruno Heller, based on the DC Comics characters from the Batman franchise. The story behind Detective James Gordon's (Ben ...more
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NCIS is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
dexmorgan added Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette
NCIS is an American police procedural drama television series, revolving around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which conducts investigations ...more
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Scandal is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Kerry Washington, Henry Ian Cusick, Columbus Short
Scandal (ABC, 2012) is an American political thriller television series created by Shonda Rhimes. A former White House Communications Director (Kerry Washington) starts her own crisis management ...more
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BoJack Horseman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Chris Abraham added Will Arnett, Alison Brie, Aaron Paul
BoJack Horseman is an American animated sitcom created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. The series stars Will Arnett as the eponymous character, BoJack Horseman. The supporting cast includes Amy ...more
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Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
dexmorgan added Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell, Rory Kinnear
Black Mirror is a British television anthology series created by Charlie Brooker that features speculative fiction with dark and sometimes satirical themes that examine modern society, ...more
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The Originals is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
dexmorgan added Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt
The Originals (The CW, 2013) is an American television series created by Julie Plec, and is a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries. Vampire-werewolf hybrid Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan) and his ...more
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Star Trek: Voyager is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Pageturner added Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson
Star Trek: Voyager is a science fiction television series, set in the Star Trek universe. The show takes place during the 2370s, and begins on the far side of the Milky Way galaxy, 75,000 ...more
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The Borgias is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Leabethy added Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger
The Borgias is an historical-fiction drama television series created by Neil Jordan; it debuted in 2011 and was canceled in 2013. The series is set around the turn of the 16th century and ...more
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Trailer Park Boys is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells, Mike Smith
Trailer Park Boys is a Canadian mockumentary black comedy-drama sitcom television series created and directed by Mike Clattenburg that focuses on the misadventures of a group of trailer park ...more
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Glee is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison
Glee is an American musical comedy-drama television series that aired on the Fox network in the United States from May 19, 2009, to March 20, 2015. It focuses on the fictitious William McKinley ...more
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Longmire is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Larry Choate added Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Bailey Chase
“Longmire,” a contemporary thriller set in Big Sky country, is based on the Walt Longmire Mystery novels by best-selling author Craig Johnson. The series stars Australian actor Robert Taylor ...more