The 10 Best Classic TV Shows On Netflix Streaming Right Now

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Last Updated: November 1st

In its current form, Netflix is an excellent source for recent TV shows and a hit-or-miss one for must-see programs from TV’s classic era. But that doesn’t mean some gems of old series can’t be found with a little bit of searching. From family-friendly sitcoms to gritty detective dramas and everything in between, here’s a rundown of the 10 best classic TV shows on Netflix streaming you can watch right now.

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The Andy Griffith Show (8 seasons)

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One of the most beloved shows from TV’s first golden age, The Andy Griffith Show began as a spin-off from The Danny Thomas Show. Set in the small town of Mayberry, N.C., the series stars Griffith as local sheriff Andy Taylor, a gentle enforcer of the law and frequent dispenser of homespun wisdom. Griffith said that the show, which ran from 1960-1968, felt more like it was set in the 1930s, explaining that the series was “of a time gone by.” Along with its picturesque setting and whistle-inducing theme song, The Andy Griffith Show co-stars Don Knotts as the hapless Deputy Barney Fife, and future film director (and Arrested Development narrator) Ron Howard as Griffith’s young son, Opie.

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