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The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows

Updated March 3, 2021 2.7m votes 38.2k voters 1.7m views423 items

List RulesSerial 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, 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. 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.

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  • Jericho1
    9,687
    2,714

    Jericho

    Hans Matheson, Clarke Peters

    Premiered2006

    Genres (Tv)Action/Adventure, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Drama, Adventure film, Action

    Jericho is an American post-apocalyptic action-drama series that centers on the residents of...  more
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  • The Vampire Diaries2
    10,070
    3,016

    The Vampire Diaries

    Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley

    Premiered2009

    Genres (Tv)Supernatural, Drama, Horror, Fantasy

    The Vampire Diaries (The CW, 2009) is an American supernatural teen drama television series...  more
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  • Lost Girl3
    9,609
    2,706

    Lost Girl

    Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried

    Premiered2010

    Genres (Tv)Supernatural drama, Drama, Fantasy

    Lost Girl is a Canadian supernatural drama television series that premiered on Showcase on...  more
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  • Lilyhammer4
    9,572
    2,729

    Lilyhammer

    Steven Van Zandt, Trond Fausa

    Premiered2012

    Genres (Tv)Police procedural, Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy

    Lilyhammer is a Norwegian television series, starring Steven Van Zandt, about a fictional New...  more
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  • Hell on Wheels5
    9,860
    2,791

    Hell on Wheels

    Anson Mount, Colm Meaney

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Western, Period drama

    Hell on Wheels (AMC, 2011) is an American/Canadian Western television series created by Joe...  more
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  • The IT Crowd6
    10,032
    2,890

    The IT Crowd

    Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade

    Premiered2006

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    The IT Crowd (Channel 4, 2006) is a British sitcom created by Graham Linehan. In the basement...  more
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  • Grey's Anatomy7
    9,857
    2,749

    Grey's Anatomy

    Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers

    Premiered2005

    Genres (Tv)Soap opera, Comedy, Medical drama

    Grey's Anatomy (ABC, 2005) is an American medical soap opera television series created by...  more
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  • Black Mirror8
    10,567
    3,007

    Black Mirror

    Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction, Fantasy

    Black Mirror (Netflix, 2011) is a British television anthology series created by Charlie...  more
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  • Weeds9
    9,803
    2,923

    Weeds

    Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Nealon

    Premiered2005

    Genres (Tv)Black comedy, Comedy-drama, Satire

    Weeds (Showtime, 2005) is an American dark comedy-drama television series created by Jenji...  more
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  • Trailer Park Boys10
    9,846
    2,848

    Trailer Park Boys

    John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells

    Premiered2001

    Genres (Tv)Television comedy, Mockumentary, Comedy-drama, Comedy

    Trailer Park Boys (Showcase, 2001) is a Canadian mockumentary black comedy-drama sitcom...  more
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  • American Horror Story11
    9,883
    2,891

    American Horror Story

    Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Anthology, Horror, Supernatural

    American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by...  more
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  • Peaky Blinders12
    10,217
    2,947

    Peaky Blinders

    Cillian Murphy, Cillian Murphy

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Crime, History, Drama

    Peaky Blinders (BBC Two, 2013) is a British television action drama created by Steven Knight,...  more
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  • Glee13
    9,916
    3,017

    Glee

    Lea Michele, Jane Lynch

    Premiered2009

    Genres (Tv)Teen drama, Musical

    Glee (Fox, 2009) is an American musical comedy-drama television series created by Ryan Murphy,...  more
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  • Merlin14
    10,022
    2,878

    Merlin

    Colin Morgan, Angel Coulby

    Premiered2008

    Genres (Tv)Historical drama, Sword and sorcery, Medieval fantasy, Adventure

    Merlin (BBC One, 2008) is a British fantasy-adventure drama television series based on the...  more
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  • The Twilight Zone15
    9,799
    2,795

    The Twilight Zone

    Rod Serling, Robert McCord

    Premiered1959

    Genres (Tv)Anthology, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction

    The Twilight Zone is a 1959 American television anthology series created by Rod Serling. It is...  more
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  • Gossip Girl16
    10,076
    3,012

    Gossip Girl

    Blake Lively, Leighton Meester

    Premiered2007

    Genres (Tv)Teen drama

    Gossip Girl (The CW, 2007) is an American teen drama television series created by Josh...  more
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  • NCIS17
    10,008
    2,905

    NCIS

    Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly

    Premiered2003

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Drama, Thriller

    NCIS is an American police procedural drama television series, revolving around a fictional...  more
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  • Criminal Minds18
    10,313
    3,013

    Criminal Minds

    Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler

    Premiered2005

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Crime, Suspense, Drama

    Criminal Minds (CBS, 2005) is an American police-procedural television program. The series...  more
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  • The Originals19
    10,337
    3,024

    The Originals

    Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Romance Film, Supernatural drama, Teen drama, Suspense, Drama

    The Originals (The CW, 2013) is an American television series created by Julie Plec, and is a...  more
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  • Skins20
    9,726
    2,845

    Skins

    Kaya Scodelario, Nicholas Hoult

    Premiered2007

    Genres (Tv)Teen drama, Comedy-drama

    Skins (E4, 2007) is a British teen comedy-drama television series created by Bryan Elsley and...  more
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  • The 440021
    9,725
    2,799

    The 4400

    Joel Gretsch, Jacqueline McKenzie

    Premiered2004

    Genres (Tv)Miniseries, Drama, Science Fiction

    The 4400 (USA Network, 2004) is an American science fiction television series created by René...  more
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  • Bates Motel22
    10,208
    2,993

    Bates Motel

    Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Bates Motel (A&E, 2013) is an American psychological horror drama television series based on...  more
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  • Longmire23
    10,111
    2,938

    Longmire

    Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff

    Premiered2012

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Neo-Western

    Longmire (A&E, 2012) is an American modern Western crime drama television series developed by...  more
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  • The Andy Griffith Show24
    9,788
    2,852

    The Andy Griffith Show

    Andy Griffith, Ron Howard

    Premiered1960

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    The Andy Griffith Show is an American sitcom, which originally ran on CBS from October 3, 1960...  more
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  • Hart of Dixie25
    9,657
    2,797

    Hart of Dixie

    Rachel Bilson, Jaime King

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Medical drama, Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy

    Hart of Dixie (The CW, 2011) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Leila...  more
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