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The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch

Updated September 20, 2020 1.4m votes 113.5k 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
    18,655
    6,050

    Stranger Things

    Winona Ryder, David Harbour

    Premiered2016

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

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  • 2
    Game of Thrones
    32,368
    11,474

    Game of Thrones

    Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey

    Premiered2011

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

    Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011) is an American fantasy drama television series created by David... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 3
    Breaking Bad
    29,659
    12,845

    Breaking Bad

    Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul

    Premiered2008

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

    Breaking Bad (AMC, 2008) is an American neo-Western crime drama television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 4
    The Office
    16,752
    7,323

    The Office

    Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson

    Premiered2005

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Mockumentary

    The Office (NBC, 2005) is an American mockumentary sitcom television series developed by Greg... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 5
    Sherlock
    15,487
    8,766

    Sherlock

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman

    Premiered2010

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Mystery

    Sherlock (BBC One, 2010) is a British crime television series created by Steven Moffat and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 6
    Friends
    17,606
    9,906

    Friends

    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox

    Premiered1994

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Friends (NBC, 1994) is an American sitcom television series created by David Crane and Marta... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 7
    Better Call Saul
    5,195
    2,927

    Better Call Saul

    Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Drama, Comedy

    Better Call Saul (AMC, 2015) is an American television drama series created by Vince Gilligan... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 8
    House
    12,368
    7,429

    House

    Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps

    Premiered2004

    Genres (Tv)Medical drama

    House, M.D. (Fox, 2004) is an American television medical drama created by David Shore. An... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 9
    Supernatural
    11,118
    6,678

    Supernatural

    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles

    Premiered2005

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

    Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 10
    The Sopranos
    10,467
    6,477

    The Sopranos

    James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco

    Premiered1999

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    The Sopranos (HBO, 1999) is an American crime drama television series created by David Chase.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 11
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine
    2,369
    1,363

    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 100
    5,322
    2,939

    The 100

    Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco

    Premiered2013

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

    The 100 (The CW, 2014) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 13
    Shameless
    7,935
    3,971

    Shameless

    Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama

    Shameless (Showtime, 2011) is an American comedy-drama television series developed by John... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    Prison Break
    7,352
    3,898

    Prison Break

    Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller

    Premiered2005

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

    Prison Break (Fox, 2005) is an American television serial drama created by Paul Scheuring.The... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 15
    How I Met Your Mother
    9,053
    5,417

    How I Met Your Mother

    Josh Radnor, Jason Segel

    Premiered2005

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Romantic comedy

    How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 2005) is an American sitcom created by Craig Thomas and Carter... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 16
    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
    3,961
    2,274

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

    Will Smith, James Avery

    Premiered1990

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American television sitcom that originally aired on NBC from... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 17
    Sons of Anarchy
    11,053
    6,961

    Sons of Anarchy

    Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal

    Premiered2008

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Neo-western

    Sons of Anarchy (FX, 2008) is an American crime neo-Western television series created by Kurt... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 18
    Band of Brothers
    5,065
    2,595

    Band of Brothers

    Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis

    Premiered2001

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

    Band of Brothers is a 2001 American WWII drama miniseries based on historian Stephen E.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 19
    Parks and Recreation
    10,563
    6,543

    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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  • 20
    Westworld
    3,893
    2,250

    Westworld

    Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Drama, Western

    Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 21
    The Big Bang Theory
    11,315
    6,834

    The Big Bang Theory

    Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons

    Premiered2007

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 2007) is an American television sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 22
    American Horror Story
    7,676
    4,758

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 23
    The Blacklist
    4,952
    3,041

    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
    16,851
    11,140

    Dexter

    Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter

    Premiered2006

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

    Dexter (Showtime, 2006) is an American crime drama mystery series developed by James Manos... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 25
    Modern Family
    8,572
    5,247

    Modern Family

    Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara

    Premiered2009

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Mockumentary, Family, Comedy, Family Film

    Modern Family (ABC, 2009) is an American comedy television sitcom created by Francisco... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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