44 Incredible Shows on Netflix You Should Be Watching

Jan 2, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. ET
These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP
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As far as we're concerned, there are two major historical periods in modern life: B.N. and A.N. (that's Before Netflix and After Netflix).

Although the service has only offered streaming since 2007, we honestly can't even remember life without Netflix. Remember getting home too late for your favorite TV show? Remember having to wait every week to watch the next episode? We do, and not with much fondness. We don't even like to admit it now, but, yes, we did pay over $100 for the entire collection of One Tree Hill DVDs. Not to mention the fact that drawing the blinds and settling in to watch, like, 15 hours of TV in a row was not nearly as socially acceptable 10 years ago as it is now.

Speaking of bingeing, have you watched these series from beginning to end yet? Because if you haven't, you really should.

A version of this article was originally published in July 2015. 

1 /46: 'The Crown'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'The Crown'
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1/46 :'The Crown'

2 /46: 'Mindhunter'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'Mindhunter'
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2/46 :'Mindhunter'

3 /46: 'Stranger Things'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'Stranger Things'
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3/46 :'Stranger Things'

4 /46: 'The Get Down'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'The Get Down'
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4/46 :'The Get Down'

5 /46: 'Jessica Jones'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'Jessica Jones'
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5/46 :'Jessica Jones'

6 /46: 'Quantico'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'Quantico'
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6/46 :'Quantico'

7 /46: 'Bitten'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'Bitten'
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7/46 :'Bitten'

8 /46: 'Departures'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'Departures'
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8/46 :'Departures'

9 /46: 'Bloodline'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'Bloodline'
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9/46 :'Bloodline'

10 /46: 'Hell on Wheels'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'Hell on Wheels'
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10/46 :'Hell on Wheels'

11 /46: 'Peaky Blinders'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'Peaky Blinders'
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11/46 :'Peaky Blinders'

12 /46: 'Luther'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'Luther'
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12/46 :'Luther'

13 /46: 'Rectify'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'Rectify'
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13/46 :'Rectify'

14 /46: 'The IT Crowd'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'The IT Crowd'
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14/46 :'The IT Crowd'

15 /46: 'Z Nation'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'Z Nation'
Image: SYFY

15/46 :'Z Nation'

16 /46: 'Marco Polo'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'Marco Polo'
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16/46 :'Marco Polo'

17 /46: 'Hemlock Grove'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'Hemlock Grove'
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17/46 :'Hemlock Grove'

18 /46: 'Grace and Frankie'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'Grace and Frankie'
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18/46 :'Grace and Frankie'

19 /46: 'Bates Motel'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'Bates Motel'
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19/46 :'Bates Motel'

20 /46: 'Lost Girl'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'Lost Girl'
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20/46 :'Lost Girl'

21 /46: 'Sense8'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'Sense8'
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21/46 :'Sense8'

22 /46: 'The Originals'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'The Originals'
Image: The CW

22/46 :'The Originals'

23 /46: 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'
Image: Eric Liebowitz/Netflix

23/46 :'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'

24 /46: 'Parenthood'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'Parenthood'
Image: NBC

24/46 :'Parenthood'

25 /46: 'The Killing'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'The Killing'
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25/46 :'The Killing'

26 /46: 'Wilfred'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'Wilfred'
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26/46 :'Wilfred'

27 /46: 'Portlandia'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'Portlandia'
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27/46 :'Portlandia'

28 /46: 'Halt and Catch Fire'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'Halt and Catch Fire'
Image: AMC

28/46 :'Halt and Catch Fire'

29 /46: 'Hart of Dixie'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'Hart of Dixie'
Image: The CW

29/46 :'Hart of Dixie'

30 /46: 'BoJack Horseman'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'BoJack Horseman'
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30/46 :'BoJack Horseman'

31 /46: 'Continuum'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'Contiuum'
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31/46 :'Continuum'

32 /46: 'Black Mirror'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'Black Mirror'
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32/46 :'Black Mirror'

33 /46: 'Friday Night Lights'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'Friday Night Lights'
Image: NBC

33/46 :'Friday Night Lights'

34 /46: 'Broadchurch'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'Broadchurch'
Image: ITV

34/46 :'Broadchurch'

35 /46: 'Weeds'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'Weeds'
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35/46 :'Weeds'

36 /46: 'Don't Trust the B— in Apartment 23'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'Don't Trust the B— in Apartment 23'
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36/46 :'Don't Trust the B— in Apartment 23'

37 /46: 'Raising Hope'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'Raising Hope'
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37/46 :'Raising Hope'

38 /46: 'Master of None'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'Master of None'
Image: Netflix

38/46 :'Master of None'

39 /46: 'Love'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'Love'
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39/46 :'Love'

40 /46: 'Nurse Jackie'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'Nurse Jackie'
Image: Showtime

40/46 :'Nurse Jackie'

41 /46: 'Orange Is the New Black'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'Orange Is the New Black'
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41/46 :'Orange Is the New Black'

42 /46: 'House of Cards'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'House of Cards'
Image: David Giesbrecht/Netflix

42/46 :'House of Cards'

43 /46: 'Breaking Bad'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'Breaking Bad'
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43/46 :'Breaking Bad'

44 /46: 'Grey's Anatomy'

These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP: 'Grey's Anatomy'
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44/46 :'Grey's Anatomy'

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These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP
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45/46 :Want more?

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These are the Netflix shows you need to watch ASAP
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