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If you’re like me and love TV, then Netflix has become a pretty important staple in your life. We’re all busy. Real life takes a lot out of your day, and when you get home you don’t want to waste time watching “Bad TV.” You want to watch something worthwhile. Below are 10 of the best shows currently streaming on Netflix right now. They are all addictive in their own right and brilliantly made.

I know some of you might take offense that I haven’t included The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural and Sherlock on this list. Among others. The fact is I assume most of the Hypable readers actively follow these fandoms, so I’m trying to show some other options. By all means though, if you have not seen these shows, stop reading and do so immediately. Good God what are you thinking.

10. The IT Crowd

One of the great things about Netflix is that one can watch international shows whenever. Most of the people in the US don’t venture out of the States for other shows. Hypable readers actually do and so I’d like to start this list off with a little gem of a show from the UK. The IT Crowd is not your typical office show. It’s not flashy, it’s not gimmicky, it is intelligent and very specific.

The show takes place in the offices of Reyholm Industries, a fictional British corporation, and it focuses on the lives of the three IT support team members located in the basement of the company. The team is led by Jen Barber played by Katherine Parkinson, who poses no real computer skills but uses her “people skills” to keep the department afloat. Roy and Moss tie as my favorite characters on the show. I love them both deeply and simply cannot choose.

Roy played by Chris O’Dowd (yes from Bridesmaids) is a somewhat jaded individual; he spends most of his time avoiding any actual work, but seems to always get the short end of the stick on assignments. He’s always screwing something up or getting into trouble. Then there’s Moss, played by Richard Ayoade, who is a better version of Sheldon Cooper (Big Bang Theory). Moss is a genius, he is awkward but absolutely the nicest and most respectful individual you could ever meet. The show has some insanely ridiculous plots but they seem to make it work. I would have never watched this show had it not been for Netflix, so I pass it on to you.

9. 30 Rock

Ah, Liz Lemmon, you beautiful fool. 30 Rock was magic in its first few seasons. The chemistry between Liz and Jack was unquestionable and it even made me like Tracy Morgan as an actor. Tina Fey plays Liz Lemmon, a successful TV writer on the hit show TGS. On paper she seems to have her life pretty set, she’s got a great job, a great apartment, but she also can’t have a relationship last for more than 3 months, she has terrible taste in men, and her co workers simply drive her crazy.

Enter NBC television executive Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) and Liz’s mentor. In any scenario Liz and Jack would hate each other, one is a liberal feminist woman, the other a corporate conservative executive, but here the characters take the best of themselves and help each other out. Jack teaches Liz to be strong and Liz teaches Jack to be kind. Based loosely on Tina Fey’s time at SNL, 30 Rock manages to be entertaining and connect with the audience on an emotional level.

You want Liz to get her life together and you want Jack to stop being so put together, the comedy duo of Fey and Baldwin wins every time. The show’s won 3 “Outstanding Comedy Series” Emmys and both Fey and Baldwin have won Emmys respectively for their roles. Netflix has the first 5 seasons streaming; the show is now on its 6th season on NBC.

8. Arrested Development

“Now the story of a wealthy family who lost everything and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together.” The Bluth family is the one family that is more dysfunctional than yours will ever be. Some say this is one of the greatest sitcoms of all time and those people would be correct. Jason Bateman stars as Michael Bluth, the most well intentioned, sane person in his family who tries to keep everything from falling apart when his father and CEO of The Bluth Company is arrested for “creative accounting,” leaving Michael in charge.

The driving force of the show is the interaction between Michael and his family. At one point in time I have claimed that each character on the show “was my favorite.” That is the power of this show, there isn’t one character that isn’t carefully brought to life both by the writers and the actors who portray them. The most notable of which are Michael’s older brother, Gob, a struggling magician played to perfection by Will Arnet; Michael’s son George Michael played by a young Michael Cera, a completely straight edge if somewhat awkward teenager; and Tobias Fünke, Michael’s brother-in-law and legitimately one of my favorite characters portrayed by David Cross, a former psychiatrist turned aspiring actor turned Blue Man group member.

Yes, I couldn’t make that up if I tried. The show was cancelled by Fox after 3 seasons but Netflix has picked it up for another season, the new episodes should debut sometime next year. Definitely get to know the Bluth family before they return for another crazy season.

7. Battlestar Galactica

This is undoubtedly the greatest science fiction show of the past decade. Based on the 1979 show of the same title Battlestar Galactica came out of nowhere and changed the game. It gave the Syfy Channel a legitimate critical and commercial hit and it did what science fiction does best, show us our world as it is now.

Part odyssey and part political drama, the show explored everything from technology, religion, war and what it means to be human. It-s rare that a science fiction show has a beginning and end since most shows get cancelled and we are left with cliffhangers, but Battlestar Galactica ended up giving its audience one of the most satisfying finales I’ve seen in a long time. Combining some of the best special effects in recent TV history and unforgettable characters, this is truly one show that cannot be missed.

6. Firefly/Serenity

Joss Whedon’s 2003 short lived science fiction series has since become a cult classic. Lasting only 14 episodes, it connected with its audience in those 14 episodes more than some shows do in 4 or 5 seasons. Led by Captain Mal Reynolds, the crew of Serenity tried its best to stay under the Alliance’s radar. A rag tag group of people lost in more ways than one ended up becoming a family and ended up giving the rest of the universe hope as well.

The show gave us Nathan Fillion, Christina Hendricks and Summer Glau, some of the most famous TV actors today. Serenity, the 2005 feature film based on the series, did an amazing job at tying up the loose ends and story lines from the series. It is also one of the best science fiction films of the past decade. It’s one of my favorite films. And while the crew of Serenity had its goodbye, fans of the show still hope for another season, a sequel to the film, a webseires or anything really. But until then, we’ll just keep rewatching this one on Netflix.

5. Prison Break

Michael Scofield is one of the most fascinating characters I’ve ever seen on TV. He’s your standard leading man, calm, cool and collected, and he plays the brooding hero role to perfection. However Michael is also a hardened criminal and for the most part he ends up ruining a lot of lives. This is something you need to make peace with because you will undoubtedly fall in love with him. Prison Break is the story of Michael Scofield, a brilliant structural engineer who gets himself thrown into jail in order to break out his brother, Lincoln Burrows, a death row inmate framed for murder.

That’s as much as I’m going to tell you because the story is so much more than that. Before Supernatural’s Sam and Dean, you had Michael and Lincoln, two brothers that would do literally anything to save each other no matter the cost. This is one of those shows you can’t just watch on the side, you become fully obsessed with it and its characters. Come for the prison break, stay for Michael, Lincoln, and the boys. The show has some of the best characters I’ve seen and every season is crazier than the last. It’s absolutely addictive, so be warned. You will be obsessed.

There’s also a nice surprise for all you Walking Dead fans, the show’s female lead is played by Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori Grimes), only she’s awesome here and you don’t want her to get eaten by zombies.

4. Roswell

Before The Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle and every other supernatural teen romance show, there was Roswell. The story of Liz Parker, a normal girl who falls in love with Max Evans, an alien teen. Loosely based off the real life 1947 Roswell, New Mexico alien crash, the show follows Max, Isabel, and Michael, three alien teens who desperately try to keep their alien identity a secret.

It has some great government conspiracy plots, a great backstory to the Roswell crash and so much more. This was the first show I was ever obsessed with, a perfect mixture of teen angst and alien drama, it features some of the most notable TV actors of today from Shiri Appleby (Life Unexpected) Katherine Heigl (Grey’s Anatomy), Nick Wechsler (Revenge) Emilie de Ravin (Lost, Once Upon a Time) and so many more. The show is perfectly 90s, so if you’re feeling nostalgic and you want to see some real honest to goodness teen drama, then watch this show.

In 3 seasons this show managed to suck you in and break your heart all at once. I still watch this every time Stefan and Elena just can’t get their lives together, because I’ll always have Max and Liz.

3. 24

I can’t imagine watching this show when it aired live because every episode of its 8-season run ends in a virtual cliffhanger. I caught 24 this past summer, I thought it would be a fun action show to watch on the side. I was so wrong. 24 sucks you in and doesn’t let go. So that when its 2 a.m. in the morning and you’ve just watch 4 episodes in a row, you convince yourself that you’ll watch one more episode. Just one. This is the story of Jack Bauer a Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU) agent in Los Angelos. Jack Bauer is literally the most badass man in the world.

No matter your political views, you will root for Jack because he is a hero, someone who cares about others above himself. While the politics of the show are dense, it’s important to know that in a Post 9/11 world, the show does not portray 2-dimensional “bad guys,” but rather complex characters, complex villains and complex story lines. There’s never an easy choice and you’ll enjoy yelling at your TV, telling characters what to do. Sadly, they can’t hear you.

2. Doctor Who

The longest running science fiction show in the world. For those of you that haven’t seen this show, go now. Stop reading and go watch it, then come back for the rest of this list. The Doctor is a Time Lord (an alien) who travels through time and space in his spaceship (the TARDIS). Along the way, he picks up people to travel with him and generally saves the universe from destruction. Sounds like a lot, right? It is, but it’s also flawlessly done.

You know when you watch something and you can’t explain why, but it just works. It just sticks with you. This is that show. There’s just something so special about the Doctor, he’s a tragically lonely man who can live forever and he has every reason to step back and let the universe be, but his moral sense just won’t allow him. He saves the world time and time again because it’s the right thing to do. He helps people because it’s just who he is.

There’s a lot to be said about that. TV is moving forward and these days you have leads who are less and less heroes and something else entirely, they straddle that line between good and evil, which makes for compelling TV but sometimes you just need a good old hero. And that’s the Doctor. You can understand why it’s one of the longest running shows in the world.

1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Angel

What can be said about Buffy and Angel that hasn’t already been said by people smarter than me? Not a whole lot so I’ll keep it short. Buffy is simply the best television show I have ever seen. For 7 seasons, Buffy, the slayer, and her friends battled the forces of evil and saved the world a lot. Praised for its strong portrayal of women, heartbreaking story lines, unforgettable characters, and some of the best episodes of TV, Buffy came out of nowhere and changed television forever.

Nowhere else would you find a show that includes both a silent episode and a musical. It featured one of the first lesbian couples on Network TV and dealt with the topic of identity better than any other show. There are literally hundred of papers written on the show, a favorite amongst academia. The show paved the way for some of the most successful TV writers today from Jane Espenson (Battlestar Galactica) David Fury (Lost, 24) Drew Goddard (Lost) Marti Noxon (Glee) and Tim Minear (American Horror Story, Terriers) as well as a slew of actors.

The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Lost, Glee, Alias, these shows all took something from Buffy. From its serialized drama, its monster of the week format, and, yes, even its musical episode. It did musicals before Glee, hell even before High School Musical. Arguably the greatest work Joss Whedon has ever done, Buffy became one of the most influential shows of the past 25 years.

I include here both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel because the two go hand in hand. There are countless cross over episodes, story lines and characters, that you really need to see both to do it justice. If you watch nothing else on this list, watch Buffy and Angel and then promptly come to the comments section to discuss!

What other shows are you watching on Netflix? Do you agree with the list? Sound off in the comments section and follow me on Twitter @FC429 I’d love to hear your reactions to these shows!

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  • Jason

    SHERLOCK? Hello?!!!!!

    • Jason

      *My immediate reaction* I agree with everything on the list, especially 24. When I first joined Netflix I was addicted to it for weeks. You’re always like “Just one more episode…” afterwards and go onto the next. I’d also put on Merlin and Lost. 

      • TheOneAndOnlyCliche

         The thing about Merlin is that after the first few episodes, it could lose a  viewer. So to anyone who hasn’t seen Merlin, but has the means, and is reading this comment: stick with it. It’s worth it in the end.

    • Chicken

       *cough*secondparagraph*cough*

      • Jason

        I saw, but Doctor Who is here. 

        • Chicken

           I agree. I thought it was a bit silly to suggest Doctor Who wasn’t highly watched, or less well known than Sherlock. But it’s an opinion piece, so, oh well.

          • Fcanaj

            I know guys. I just HAD to include Doctor Who because I felt like it would be a sin not to. I hear you all tho!

  • Claire

    Veronica Mars is missing from the list… ;)

    • Jamie

      I think they took Veronica off Netflix instant watch (tragically).

      • Desine77

        They did; I was depressed when I found out. 

    • Fcanaj

      Its not on “Streaming anymore” Sadness :(

      • Claire

        Really?! Wow, I just watched a couple episodes a couple of weeks ago. Sad! :( Luckily, I invested in the DVDs.

  • KaileeA42

    I agree that Buffy is simply the finest, most intelligent and all around brilliant show ever to grace television. It’s a shame so many people can’t get past the title or the (admittedly pretty cheesy) first season. I always throw in the disclaimer of “the first season is relatively weak, so don’t worry, it gets better!” when I recommend it to people. It’s just so great though, makes me laugh more than any comedy and cry more than any drama. Great list BTW, I love most of these shows. I still haven’t seen Doctor Who, 24, Roswell, or Prison Break though. I’ve seen a bit of 30 Rock and Arrested Development but I’m not very good at watching comedies. Even when I love them they just don’t really grip me due to the lack of a serialized plot. It seems like we have the same taste in television!

    • NetflixCritic.Tumblr

      Arrested Development is definitely serialized television. Heck, they have a “Next time on” bit at the tail of every episode.

  • grapes9h5

    What about Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Luther, and Friday Night Lights?

    • Fcanaj

      I could only include 10! Maybe the next batch? I love all those! 

    • Emma

      Haha I was about to complain about Friday Night Lights not being included. Texas forever!

    • NetflixCritic.Tumblr

      You. Are. Awesome. Applesauce.
      Good choices.

  • http://www.facebook.com/iDomi Domi Ed

    I don’t have Netflix at the moment but I do plan on getting it again.
    I haven’t seen all of these shows but I have heard great things about BSG and Firefly.
    I plan on checking those out soon as I get Netflix.

    Arrested Development and Prison Break are two others I have heard nothing but good things about. I always forget about them so I’ll have to make a mental note to check them out.

    Buffy, that’s on Netflix too? Awesome.
    I grew up while it was still on the air but I just wasn’t into it enough to keep up with it weekly.
    I’ll check it out now that I know they have it.

    O.M.F.G What can I say about Doctor Who?
    Best SciFi show on tv.

    As I said I don’t have Netflix so I have to watch it by other totally legal and not at all not legal ways.
    …..

    I’m way behind. Season 3 ep 5…..
    So I have a bit to go. I have been avoiding all Doctor Who spoilers like a loon.

    But yeah, Doctor Who is like my favorite British show
    ( I haven’t seen Sherlock yet, I will)

  • TheOneAndOnlyCliche

    I’m personally glad, considering there’s evidence to suggest you like teen romance, that you didn’t suggest TVD. And I just wrote a big-ass comment to explain why, but then deleted it because there’s too many TVD fans and I complain about it too much as it is, and also it’s possible you love it, and that would be awkward, but stilll…so glad TVD isn’t here.

    • CliveRogan

      You should probably read the second paragraph.  Then get therapy or something for your TVD problem.  I haven’t seen it so don’t know for sure, but I imagine it’s not worthy of your time complaining about it if you don’t like it.

  • lostinthegray

    I love The IT Crowd. My Dad and I will sit down and watch this.

    I’m currently watching Roswell now, I’m into the second season and it’s really good.

  • Ntertanedangel

    This is me being petty, but as a major fan of Angel, I really wish people would stop conflating it with Buffy. The two shows have very different structures, tones, messages, etc. and I think that Angel stands perfectly well on its own two feet. Obviously, the two shows are strongly related, but it irks me when people say “Buffy was AWESOME! and oh yeah there was a side project once…”

    Okay. I’m done being petty.

    • Fanaj

      I think Angel is better at a lot of points. I hear yah!

    • Desine77

      Buffy and Angel are two very different shows, but they do complement each other. If you have seen one without the other, you are missing an added layer of depth to the story. I am a huge Buffy/Angel fan that started off watching Angel, and ended up watching Buffy at a later time. I do agree that the 2 shows make up the finest television I have ever seen (and I have watched a lot of crappy television. 

  • Jamie

    Fantastic list!  I would add Parks & Rec, Eureka, Warehouse 13, & Torchwood.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25309901 Rachel Paxton-Gillilan

      Eureka and Warehouse 13 are amazing.  The last season of Eureka starts Monday :(

  • Meg

    I would’ve added Avatar: The Last Airbender, because from my experience far too many people write it off because it’s animated, on Nickelodeon, and is associated with the movie. Especially since Korra is starting soon!

    • chris

      avatar is so awesome ..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=655822750 Lindsey Grant

    How could you miss Community??? Or Sherlock???
    Other than that though, this is a great list… so many shows, so little time :/

    • Akirajh

      Community isnt Streaming 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=17127641 Laura Jurgensmeyer

       (S)he said in the beginning why Sherlock wasn’t on there!

    • http://twitter.com/MowTheFrontLawn Juan Pedia

      Community isn’t on Netflix, unfortunately.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1396140172 Caitlin Toner

    Why is Doctor Who not number one?! and Warehouse 13 definitely needs to be included.

    • Nathan

      because, the writer prefers Buffy and Angel. As do I, Doctor Who is amazing though but it’s just a little bit behind Buffy and Angel. 

  • akacj18

    30Rock was an interesting choice. i dont disagree, but mostly just because it is still currently airing. 
    BSG/Firefly are perfect choices. everyone should see these and they’ll appreciate the genre.
    good call on 24. i would have never thought to go back and watch it, but i would agree it’s best watched marathon-style.

  • Jordan

    No LOST or Breaking Bad? Ah well, great list either way!

  • Mike

    Scrubs absolutely deserves to be on this list. I would have personally also included Lost and How I Met Your Mother.  Also, as probably the only person in the world who watches Angel but has never seen Buffy, I approve of Angel’s inclusion.

  • http://twitter.com/JCman7 James Donnellon

    Firefly is so awesome. Wish I would have known about it when it was on the air… 

  • Kels

    I almost cried when I saw Roswell on this list. Yes, yes, yes.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UBVQNZK4ZRRXMBA4XQR2HUS7HQ beth

    Roswell has got to be one of my top 5 favourite shows. Made me happy to see it listed :)

  • lena

    i`m so happy you mentioned roswell, I started watching it when i was 11 , in season 1 and absolutely loved it, I used to e so obsessed with it haha,those were my favorite · shows ever: roswell-charmed-buffy i still have roswell pilot episode and buffy´s once more with feeling on my ipod, and watch it every now and then :)

  • John Franklin

    Battlestar Galactica is hands down one of the best shows that was ever on television!

  • Dlmarvin05

    10, 8, 5, 2.

    Those are the #’s for the shows I totally love this post for lol they are AWESOME

  • christinachristina

    nailed it. i have yet to watch 24 and prison break, and dr. who is next up. and i just have to say, battlestar galactica is the best television show i’ve ever seen. i finished it literally hours ago and i can’t stop thinking about it/crying about it. it’s wonderful. this list is great; i’m looking forward to the three series’ i haven’t seen.

  • HOTICE157

    i like 90210 and one tree hill they’re awesome tv shows you should give them a try

  • Thadopeshow

    heroes!!!!

  • IlAshleyIl

    Rosswell and Buffy are absolutely Amazing!
    I really enjoyed: (not in order)
    90210, Pretty little liars, Heart land, Bones , one tree hill, *Veronica Mars,
    The L Word,  Avatar the last air bender , dollhouse , Samantha who, The nine lives of chloe king , Mercy , beautiful people, the gates ,  Greek , Life unexpected , kyle xy , skins (U.S) 

    • Soapstef

      So happy to see the L Word make someones list! I love it!

  • Barbiegarciax3

    i really suggest that you guys try watching both prison break and One tree hill although these are two very different shows i can honestly say these are the BEST shows i have ever seen! PLEASE WATCH! YOU WONT REGRET IT

  • Ogbassist182

    Doctor who, The IT Crowd, Black Books (made by the same people as The IT Crowd, How I met your mother, Prison Break, Archer, The League, Friends with Benefits, Being Human(U.K) (FUCKING AMAZING SHOW)sorry for lang. Southpark, Workaholics, Lost, Weeds, The Walking Dead (also F’kin amazing), Torchwood(ties along in with doctor who), Breaking Bad. these are just some of the best TV series on netflix that I have watched and I will forever love all of them. You will not be disappointed with any of these.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YYZTSKJGAC3NLO2BBIAJX5G6X4 Adam

    xfiles

  • Kari

    Prison break is the best show I have ever watched, the paragraph is true. I’m obsessed

  • http://www.facebook.com/sachanasr Sacha Nasr

    ARTHUR AND HEY! ARNOLD ARE ON NETFLIX, GO NOW.

  • http://twitter.com/_misshollyjolly H

    Definitely one of my all time favorite shows has to be Buffy! Prison Break is a close-second but equally I wouldn’t be able to choose. It’s a fantastic show! Love Angel as well. Joss Wheldon is a genius; I’m definitely checking out Firefly since finding out he produced the show! I’ve watched 24 on and off so I’m going to have to sit down one of these days and pay attention but what I have seen so far, it’s good! Right now I’m watching Roswell! Love it very much. I just finished Revenge and I’m in LOVE.

  • NetflixCritic.Tumblr

    Wow, before Supernatural there was Prison Break–by a single month. Come on, you can do better than that by a long shot. Especially when you’re comparing a series that went downhill after season 2 and cancelled after season 4 to one that’s on it’s 8th going towards 10. Ugh.

    • http://www.facebook.com/sarajane1031 Sara Still Madrie

      I LOVE Supernatural and was very disappointed to see it didn’t make the list. but then again this is just some bloggers opinion and in no way is a definitive list of the best shows.

      • Soapstef

        I just finished Supernatural and I’m about to start all over again! Giving up the Winchesters is just not an option. I’m also in the middle of Fringe right now and so far I’m loving it! I would recommend it.

  • nb

    Sherlock is a must watch series! I would also have Alias on my list if it would get added to instant streaming! It has been a year since they announced it would be added. Where is it?

  • todd

    update list please!!

  • chris

    you should watch One Tree Hill

    • Soapstef

      Another good one!

  • Wendy101112

    You are so right about Buffy and Angel!!! I’m mean not only that both of them are awesome. But people have been taking things from those shows for a while now. Also I agree with you about Roswell and some of the others up above. Lastly you were right to at least sort of include The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural, they are awesome! I love all five of these shows. LOTS, and way more.

  • Amelia

    I think that Being Human (UK) is also an amazing show to watch on Netflix. It’s a fantastic show, that’s not given enough credit.

  • BritPixie

    Friday Night Lights

    • Soapstef

      Totally agree with you on that one!

  • laura

    Lemon* yeesh

  • Rebecca

    Angel’s end was so stupid I was pissed.

  • http://ravenclaw1991.tumblr.com/ ravenclaw1991

    You forgot Merlin and Sherlock!

    • Tipper

      nah, they didn’t

  • jkredwine

    This is a decent list, but it isn’t especially diverse. 5 out of the 10 are scifi/fantasy shows, which is ok but it really isn’t at all representative of the options Netflix provides.

  • http://twitter.com/OnlyBoringBrick KymB

    Once you start watching Korean Dramas on Netflix, your TV life will never ever be the same. Most of the dramas are equipped with brilliant story-telling, and good endings.

    Here’s some amazing dramas I’ve watched, all in order from most freaking liked to liked:

    City Hunter (For fans of serious Action/Drama/Thriller/Revenge/little doses of comedy)
    My Girlfriend is a nine-tailed fox (Romance/Comedy/Fantasy)
    Secret Garden (Romance/Comedy/Fantasy)
    Boys Over Flowers (Teenage Comedy/Romance/stars the main actor from City Hunter)
    Playful Kiss (Teenage/Comedy/Stars one actor from Boys Over Flowers)
    You’re Beautiful (Just started it and the first episode made me laugh so much)
    And there’s many more, but these are my favorite ones available.

  • Glaciusx

    Buffy and Angel are a definite MUST….actually, everything by Joss Whedon is. Also, the fact that Roswell is on this list makes up for Charmed being left out.

  • LilyLuna

    Is Buffy one of those shows that get better over time? I started season 1 and I want to love it, but so far I’m not getting the hype. I felt the same way early on with Doctor Who though and continued because my friends swore it got better (it did, and it’s probably my favorite show in existence), so I’ve still got hope for Buffy, but a little peer pressure might help. Scrubs is another great one on Netflix, it has a lot more depth and wit than most sitcoms, I love it. How I Met Your Mother should be included too, it has very unique (and frankly awesome) storytelling. And if you’re willing to venture off Netflix a bit, I have two words for you- Veronica Mars. I wasn’t really familiar with it before the movie kickstarter, the massive amounts of fan support are what convinced me to go watch it and it was brilliant.

    • Glaciusx

      Most people don’t like season 1, but I loved it. The last episode, Prophecy Girl, is one of my all time favorites. I also loved Doctor Who from the start, never found it boring. Keep watching Buffy…..it gets extremely better over time. Also watch Angel because they do crossovers between the two shows. Watching both series’ in this order will definitely make the experience better for you: http://buffyfest.blogspot.com/2009/04/buffyangel-episode-watching-guide.html

  • bethanny23

    Roswell is one of my top 10 favourite shows of all time. I think LOST should definitely be on this list. Or is it gone from Netflix now?

  • Soapstef

    I’m extremely annoyed that Justified isn’t available for streaming.

  • DudeFaceOfAmerica

    The Killing = Awesome

  • Megatron

    Good list! All of those are awesome choices!

  • punkpet

    I never would have thought so, but I recommend My Name is Earl. It is silly, but it is well done.

  • Kailykat

    Vampire diaries
    Carrie diaries
    Gossip girl
    90210
    Lying games
    Revenge
    Pretty little liars
    Dollhouse

  • chupacabra

    prison break
    breaking bad
    x files
    blue mountain state
    better off ted
    psych
    its always sunny in philadelphia
    orange is the new black
    lie to me
    dexter
    no particular order, my top ten.

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