Top 10 Shows We Wish Were on Netflix

Written by Alex Slade If only we could watch ALL our favorite shows in one place. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Shows We Wish Were on Netflix. For this list, we’re talking about all shows, new and old, that have won people over worldwide – but aren’t available on Netflix for one reason or another. We’ll be looking only at the U.S. Netflix, however. Special thanks to our users JAH011, TheLikeGroup, acdcrcks, mac121mr0, and bubbagap for suggesting this idea, check out the voting page at WatchMojo.comsuggest/Top+10+Shows+We+Want+To+See+On+Netflix
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Top 10 Shows We Wish Were on Netflix

If only we could watch ALL our favorite shows in one place. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Shows We Wish Were on Netflix.

For this list, we’re talking about all shows, new and old, that have won people over worldwide – but aren’t available on Netflix for one reason or another. We’ll be looking only at the U.S. Netflix, however.

#10: “Atlanta” (2016-)

It’s hard to come up with something truly original these days, but Atlanta is a fantastic attempt. Its unique blend of drama and comedy provides a rollercoaster of emotions, as we watch the main character’s cousin’s rise as a rap artist in the city of Atlanta. Series creator and star Donald Glover imbues the show with his signature style, combining comedy with real life situations expertly, and the chemistry between characters is highly believable. The scripts are witty and intelligently written, and even if this isn't the type of show you normally watch, we guarantee you’ll enjoy it if you give it a chance. But you’ll have to find it somewhere other than Netflix.

#9: “The Big Bang Theory” (2007-)

It’s tough to take a story revolving around a bunch of stereotypical geeks and make it appealing to an audience of all types, yet The Big Bang Theory succeeds. With the girl next door grounding the group in reality, the drama and comedy unfolds in the most interesting scenarios as our favorite group of geeks finds themselves in various shenanigans. As the years went on, and the core cast grew, we got to observe a gradual change in each of the characters, as they open their minds to new ideas, both science related and everything else. We’d love to chronicle their lives through each episode uninterrupted.

#8: “Doctor Who” (2005-)

We really feel like we’re tagging along when the time-travelling alien Doctor traverses the galaxy, and the countless adventures he and his friends go on never cease to amaze. With new actors and iterations of the Doctor coming to the show every few years, the dynamic and stories never become stale, and the wackiness of new threats and the resurgence of old ones keep us hooked. Episodes can make us laugh, cry, and feel downright terrified - yes, we’re looking at you Weeping Angels. And while the Doctor was at one time on Netflix, at this particular point in our timeline, he is not. It's all a bit timey-wimey.

#7: “Battlestar Galactica” (2004-09)

With the threat of the Cylons intent on wiping out humanity once and for all, only a small human fleet remains as they traverse the stars looking for the fabled colony of Earth. If that tagline alone doesn’t hook you, the mystery and engaging plotlines will. Every character’s story leads to something, and even the seemingly smallest of characters matters. Each of the crew brings something unique to the table and they’re all equally interesting to follow. Even when the series sometimes diverts from its high-stakes action-packed episodes for a more spiritual approach, the show’s just as exciting to watch. It’s a binge waiting to happen, but not on the ‘flix.

#6: “Modern Family” (2009-)

With three groups all part of one big family, there’s bound to be characters or situations that viewers can relate to, and that’s what makes this show so entertaining. Each family member is lovable in their own right, and as dysfunctional as they sometimes are, we can’t help but hope everything works out for them in the end. The mockumentary style technique adds to the allure of being really there, which reinforces our feelings towards them. Although episodes often have wild plots, they’re never completely unbelievable, and they always highlight the importance of family. We’d love to watch early episodes again to see how far they’ve come – guess we’ll have to dig out the DVDs.

#5: “Rick and Morty” (2013-)

Watching Rick and Morty is definitely an… interesting experience. A hyper-genius scientist and a kid who’s just a bit slow make for an entertaining duo, yet they gel together and complement each other beautifully. While it has simple animation, we quickly find that the storylines aren’t as simple as they seem, and each strange trip the two go on delves into themes we deal with in our own lives, albeit in extreme and stylized ways. Best of all, the gags are side-splittingly funny. A lot of the situations they find themselves in leave audiences with eyes wide open, in a very good way. But Netflix audiences need to go elsewhere for their fix.

#4: “Fargo” (2014-)

Fargo is one intense series, and one with a staggering amount of shocking moments. It takes a special kind of show to have you laughing your head off one moment, and then leave you slack-jawed with your hands on your head the next. It captures the very essence of the dark comedy genre wonderfully, with an ensemble of great actors and smart writing. With each season set years apart, the new cast offers refreshing and just as exciting tales set in and around Minnesota – adventures and mishaps that we'd love to binge on Netflix.

#3: “Seinfeld” (1989-98)

This show is hilarious set-up after hilarious set-up – and that’s just one reason why everyone loves it. Each of the characters is a terrible, yet relatable person with enough flaws and quirks to keep the conflict and laughs rolling. The group found themselves in an almost endless number of scenarios, some of which were outlandish in concept, but you can forgive that because they’re handled so masterfully, and never fail to make us laugh. “Seinfeld” hailed by many as the funniest sitcom ever, and with good reason. If you haven’t seen it yet, you’re missing out.

#2: “The Simpsons” (1989-)

They’ve been on the air since 1989, and there’s no end in sight, but they’re still not on Netflix. If you asked 100 people who their favorite Simpsons character was, it’d be a roughly even split, which is a testament to the writing and the way viewers relate to the show. Each situation they get into is more far-out than the last, with laughs to be had the whole way through. As with any good family-based show, there are enough tender moments to match the comedic ones in The Simpsons, and with over six hundred episodes, there would be no better platform than Netflix to get your binging fix.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions:
- “Boy Meets World” (1993-2000)
- “Roseanne” (1988-97)
- “Mr. Robot” (2015-)

#1: All of HBO’s Catalogue

HBO has set an unprecedented standard by constantly releasing shows that don’t just focus on mature themes but also tell wild, gritty, and compelling stories like no one else. No other network can deliver the big budget, cinema quality experience to the small screen like HBO. Its budget and the talent they draw present us with unparalleled viewing experiences. With fantastical shows like Game of Thrones and Westworld, down to the gritty and realistic crime shows like True Detective and The Sopranos, there’s something for everyone. But if you’re hoping to catch up on any of them, Netflix sadly leaves you SOL.
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