Friends, The Office and the 25 best shows to binge watch on Netflix

E364703 04: Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox Arquette, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer and Lisa Kudrow star in Friends during year 6. (Courtesy of Warner Bros.)
E364703 04: Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox Arquette, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer and Lisa Kudrow star in Friends during year 6. (Courtesy of Warner Bros.) /
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Jon Hamm as Don Draper – Mad Men _ Season 7, Episode 7 – Photo Credit: Jaimie Trueblood/AMC /

16. Mad Men

Seasons: 7

Starring: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, Bryan Batt, Michael Gladis, Aaron Staton, Rich Sommer, Maggie Siff, John Slattery, Robert Morse, Jared Harris, Kiernan Shipka, Jessica Paré, Christopher Stanley, Jay R. Ferguson, Kevin Rahm, Ben Feldman, Mason Vale Cotton

You know Mad Men. It won a bunch of Emmys, broke a bunch of ratings records, and effectively solidified the era of prestige television. Along with fellow AMC darling Breaking Bad, Mad Men remains highly regarded as one of the greatest television series of all time. What would a list of the best long-running series to binge-watch on Netflix be without the series that changed the face of television?

Mad Men takes place in the 1960s in the world of advertising at the Sterling Cooper Agency in Manhattan, New York. The series centers on the daily business of the advertising agency and its competition and tackles the social environment of the time period. Jon Hamm plays Don Draper, an executive with a mysterious past who has climbed his way to success in the ad world. But that hardly scratches the surface of the brilliance of the series’ 92 episodes.

Apart from all of the other incredible accomplishments Mad Men achieved, the series has the distinction of being the first basic cable series to win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series. Mad Men took the award home for four consecutive years and won its final Emmy for Jon Hamm’s performance in 2015. All of that shiny, deserved hardware should lure you into a late-in-the-game marathon of one of the biggest shows in TV history.