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The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch

Updated September 20, 2020 1.4m votes 112.7k voters 2.9m views639 items

List RulesOnly series available for streaming online or on DVD / Blu-ray. Vote not just on show quality but also if the nature of the show lends itself to viewing marathons.

Bored? Not anymore! These are the best TV shows for binge-watching. The greatest television shows in the world are ranked here as a sort of TV guide for marathoning shows. You can binge watch past seasons of programs currently airing to catch up to speed. You can also binge watch recently ended television programs to experience the entire show without the wait between seasons. And the best TV shows of all time don't just have to be watched on, well, television.

Binge-viewing is the way all the cool kids watch the top TV shows these days, as Netflix, Hulu, HBOGo and Disney+ take us away from our remote controls and onto our computers. And if these must-see TV shows aren't on the web, this list contains the best TV series available on DVD or Blu-Ray. These are the best shows to marathon during a weekend or all summer long, good shows that keep us clicking "Yes, I'm Still Watching." From classic comedies to Emmy-nominated dramas, this list of the greatest shows in history and best shows to binge watch not only answers the question "What are the best TV shows on Netflix?" but also "What shows should I watch this summer?"

From the best late night comedy shows to the greatest dramas on TV, these are the series you should be binging on. The best shows to marathon will keep you clicking episode after episode -- just don't forget to eat and sleep while you do it. Now, check out the TV shows to watch below.

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  • 1
    Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch
    18,462
    5,836

    Stranger Things

    Winona Ryder, David Harbour

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Horror, Supernatural, Period drama

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  • 2
    Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch
    32,099
    11,341

    Game of Thrones

    Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Medieval fantasy, Drama, Adventure film, Epic, Action

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  • 3
    Breaking Bad is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch
    29,402
    12,741

    Breaking Bad

    Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul

    Premiered2008

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Thriller, Neo-western, Tragedy

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  • 4
    The Office is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch
    16,581
    7,213

    The Office

    Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson

    Premiered2005

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Mockumentary

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  • 5
    Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch
    15,351
    8,691

    Sherlock

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman

    Premiered2010

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Mystery

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  • 6
    Friends is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch
    17,433
    9,757

    Friends

    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox

    Premiered1994

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

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  • 7
    Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch
    5,076
    2,837

    Better Call Saul

    Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Drama, Comedy

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  • 8
    Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch
    11,016
    6,591

    Supernatural

    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles

    Premiered2005

    Genres (Tv)Supernatural drama, Black comedy, Drama, Horror Film, Mystery

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  • 9
    House is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch
    12,263
    7,359

    House

    Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps

    Premiered2004

    Genres (Tv)Medical drama

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  • 10
    The 100 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch
    5,235
    2,856

    The 100

    Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Dystopian, Sci-fi, Action

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  • 11
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch
    2,245
    1,297

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Sitcom, Police procedural

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC, 2013) is an American police procedural comedy television series... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 12
    The Sopranos is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch
    10,352
    6,424

    The Sopranos

    James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco

    Premiered1999

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

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  • 13
    Shameless is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch
    7,827
    3,909

    Shameless

    Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama

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  • 14
    Prison Break is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch
    7,254
    3,836

    Prison Break

    Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller

    Premiered2005

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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  • 15
    Westworld is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch
    3,844
    2,179

    Westworld

    Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Drama, Western

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  • 16
    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch
    3,894
    2,213

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

    Will Smith, James Avery

    Premiered1990

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

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  • 17
    Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch
    10,948
    6,906

    Sons of Anarchy

    Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal

    Premiered2008

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Neo-western

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  • 18
    Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch
    10,485
    6,497

    Parks and Recreation

    Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir

    Premiered2009

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Mockumentary, Satire, Romance TV, Comedy-drama

    Parks and Recreation (NBC, 2009) is an American television sitcom created by Greg Daniels and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 19
    Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch
    4,994
    2,561

    Band of Brothers

    Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis

    Premiered2001

    Genres (Tv)Miniseries, Action/Adventure, Drama, Military, Adventure film

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  • 20
    The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch
    11,218
    6,761

    The Big Bang Theory

    Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons

    Premiered2007

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

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  • 21
    American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch
    7,624
    4,710

    American Horror Story

    Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Anthology, Horror, Supernatural

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  • 22
    How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch
    8,939
    5,351

    How I Met Your Mother

    Josh Radnor, Jason Segel

    Premiered2005

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Romantic comedy

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  • 23
    The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch
    4,884
    2,992

    The Blacklist

    James Spader, Megan Boone

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Action, Thriller, Mystery

    The Blacklist (NBC, 2013) is an American crime thriller television series created by Jon... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 24
    Dexter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch
    16,738
    11,099

    Dexter

    Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter

    Premiered2006

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Psychological thriller, Mystery, Dark comedy, Police procedural

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  • 25
    The Wire is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch
    6,782
    4,442

    The Wire

    Dominic West, Lance Reddick

    Premiered2002

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama

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