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Cool TV Shows to Stream on Netflix, Part One

By Edited Nov 15, 2013 1 2

What Should We Watch on Netflix? Can't Find a Movie You Haven't Already Seen? Streaming video meets great television!

Sometimes it’s hard to find a good movie you haven’t seen to stream online on Netflix, and you don’t want to wait for your next DVD to arrive in the mail. Of course Netflix, to keep you from heading over to another streaming provider like Hulu or Apple’s iTunes, features hundreds of episodes of great television shows that you may not have seen when they were originally broadcast. Whether you watch this on you iPad, iPhone, Blu-ray, XBox 360 or Android device, here are some recommendations for cool television shows, and complete series, to stream on Netflix: 

24 - The Series: Kiefer Sutherland plays the heroic Jack Bauer, a government CTU agent (counter terrorist unit) in a gripping show that unravels in real-time paced episodes. Also starring Mary Lynn Rajskub and Carlos Bernard.

MI-5: A very cool British spy series about missions of the UK's domestic counter-intelligence and security agency. Features an evolving cast (including the leads) starring Peter Firth, Hugh Simon and Nicola Walker.

Netflix streaming TV android Seven of Nine Jeri Ryan Star Trek Voyager

Star Trek TV franchise including - Star Trek: The Next Generation, Enterprise, Original, and Voyager: Hours of fun adventure with endless missions to strange planets with our favorite ship captains: Kirk, Picard, Archer, and Janeway. Great characters such as Data, Spock,Seven of Nine, Worf, Riker, T’Pol, Guinan, and more. Starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Patrick Stewart, Kate Mulgrew, Jeri Ryan, and Scott Bakula, among many others.

Stargate SG-1, Stargate Continuum, and Stargate Universe: What happens when you combine interstellar travel, with Egyptian overtones into a Canadian-American military science-fiction television series? Starring Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Beau Bridges, Ben Browder, and Robert Carlyle, among others.

Charmed: The series follows the four Halliwell sisters, Prue, Piper, Phoebe, and Paige, the “most powerful good witches in history.”  Starring Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowen, and Shannen Doherty.

Dollhouse: A science-fiction series created by 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'-creator Joss Whedon about a corporation with “actives” (or dolls) who assume temporary personalities and skills. Starring Eliza Dushku and Tahmoh Penikett.

Dead Like Me: A newly-deceased college dropout joins a motley crew of grim reapers to “shepherd the recently departed into the afterlife” in this often hilarious and thoughtful series. Starring Ellen Muth, Jasmine Guy, and Mandy Patinkin.

This list should provide you with hours and hours of streaming video entertainment. With Netflix, you can stream video (films and television) shows on the web with a computer or laptop, or when you are not online gaming, with the Nintendo Wii, the Playstation3, or the XBOX 360. It is also possible to access Netflix streaming with a Blu-ray DVD player, a Roku player, certain HDTVs, a TiVo DVR, or an Apple TV, iPhone or iPad, among other devices. And remember... always check the current availability of a certain TV show or series from your streaming video server before you make the popcorn!

Tonight, enjoy your online TV streaming on Netflix. Is this more fun than spending hours and hours on Facebook? Maybe. Great TV is timeless, and these series are extremely well-made and entertaining! Feel free to leave your thoughts about these TV shows and other series you recommend in the comment box below.



Aug 7, 2011 9:22am
Great list. I have similar tastes. Netflix also has the middle Stargate TV series: Stargate Atlantis.
Aug 7, 2011 2:59pm
Yeah, Atlantis is great! Well written, funny at times, but with enough drama to be believable... In a sci-fi way.
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