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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, 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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Peaky Blinders is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
dexmorgan added Cillian Murphy, Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill

Premiered: 2013

Genres (Tv): Crime, History, Drama

Peaky Blinders (BBC Two, 2013) is a British television action drama created by Steven Knight, based upon the exploits of the historical gang. In 1919 Birmingham, England, leader Tommy Shelby ...more
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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
dexmorgan added Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker

Premiered: 2014

Genres (Tv): Superhero, Action, Sci-fi, Drama

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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Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
dexmorgan added Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell, Rory Kinnear

Premiered: 2011

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

Black Mirror (Netflix, 2011) is a British television anthology series created by Charlie Brooker. The show features speculative fiction with dark and sometimes satirical themes that examine ...more
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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
rodrigo2 added Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson

Premiered: 2005

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Crime, Suspense, Drama, + more

Criminal Minds (CBS, 2005) is an American police-procedural television program. The series follows a team of profilers from the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit based in Quantico, Virginia. The ...more
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NCIS is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
dexmorgan added Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

Premiered: 2003

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

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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The Originals is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
dexmorgan added Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt

Premiered: 2013

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

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

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Drama, Superhero, Comic Book, Crime

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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Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson

Premiered: 2005

Genres (Tv): Soap opera, Comedy, Medical drama

Grey's Anatomy (ABC, 2005) is an American medical soap opera television series created by Shonda Rhimes. A group of young doctors faces the pressure that comes from practicing medicine in a ...more
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The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
dexmorgan added Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts

Premiered: 1959

Genres (Tv): Anthology, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction, + more

The Twilight Zone is a 1959 American television anthology series created by Rod Serling. It is a series of unrelated stories containing drama, psychological thriller, fantasy, science fiction, ...more
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Gotham is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
dexmorgan added Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz

Premiered: 2014

Genres (Tv): Crime, Action, Police procedural

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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Shameless is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
LanaYoshii added Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky

Premiered: 2011

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama

Shameless (Showtime, 2011) is an American comedy-drama television series developed by John Wells, based on the 2004 British series. Led by drunk patriarch Frank (William H. Macy), the poor and ...more
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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Drama

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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iZombie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
dexmorgan added Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Drama, Crime Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction

iZombie (The CW, 2015) is an American television series developed by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright, loosely based on the comic books by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred. A medical ...more
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The Andy Griffith Show ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
dexmorgan added Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts

Premiered: 1960

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

The Andy Griffith Show is an American sitcom, which originally ran on CBS from October 3, 1960 to April 1, 1968. The show, a semi-spin-off from an episode of The Danny Thomas Show, starred Andy ...more
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Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
dexmorgan added Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Drama, Comedy

Better Call Saul (AMC, 2015) is an American television drama series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, and a spinoff prequel of Breaking Bad. The trials and tribulations of lawyer, Jimmy ...more
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Hart of Dixie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
dexmorgan added Rachel Bilson, Jaime King, Cress Williams

Premiered: 2011

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

Hart of Dixie (The CW, 2011) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Leila Gerstein. Rachel Bilson stars as Dr. Zoe Hart, a New Yorker who, after her dreams of becoming a heart ...more
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Longmire is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Larry Choate added Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Bailey Chase

Premiered: 2012

Genres (Tv): Crime drama, Neo-Western

Longmire (A&E, 2012) is an American modern Western crime drama television series developed by John Coveny and Hunt Baldwin, based on the novels by Craig Johnson. In Absaroka County, Wyoming, ...more
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Nurse Jackie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
ChloeFletcher added Edie Falco, Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze

Premiered: 2009

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Medical drama, Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy, + more

Nurse Jackie is an American medical dark satirical comedy-drama series. It premiered on Showtime on June 8, 2009. The show's seventh and final season will premiere April 12, 2015. The show stars ...more
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Death Note is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
dexmorgan added Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong

Premiered: 2006-10-03

Death Note is a Japanese manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. The story follows Light Yagami, a high school student who stumbles across a mysterious ...more
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Lost Girl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried, Zoie Palmer

Premiered: 2010

Genres (Tv): Supernatural drama, Drama, Fantasy

Lost Girl is a Canadian supernatural drama television series that premiered on Showcase on September 12, 2010. It follows the life of a bisexual succubus named Bo, played by Anna Silk, as she ...more
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Narcos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
dexmorgan added Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Crime drama, Biographical

Narcos (Netflix, 2015) is an American drama web-television series created by Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard, and Doug Miro. A chronicled look at the exploits of Colombian drug kingpin Pablo ...more
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How to Get Away with Mur... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
dexmorgan added Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch

Premiered: 2014

Genres (Tv): Drama, Crime, Legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder (ABC, 2014) is an American legal thriller television series created by Peter Nowalk. A law professor (Viola Davis) at a prestigious Philadelphia university and five ...more
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Merlin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Colin Morgan, Angel Coulby, Bradley James

Premiered: 2008

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 Arthurian legends. Merlin (Colin Morgan), a young and powerful wizard, sets out to fulfill his destiny: ...more
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Hell on Wheels is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Robin McLeavy

Premiered: 2011

Genres (Tv): Western, Period drama

Hell on Wheels (AMC, 2011) is an American/Canadian Western television series created by Joe and Tony Gayton. Hell-bent on revenge, a former Confederate soldier (Anson Mount) joins the Union ...more
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Goosebumps is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows
dexmorgan added R.L. Stine, Kathryn Short, Cody Jones

Premiered: 1995

Genres (Tv): Anthology, Suspense, Anthology series, Horror Film, Children's television series, + more

Goosebumps is a Canadian horror fantasy anthology television series based on R. L. Stine's Goosebumps books. It was one of the two popular television horror anthology children's series in the ...more