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Now Streaming Classic TV Shows That Will Keep You on the Edge of Your Seat

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10. Justified (2010-2015)
> Total No. of seasons: 6
> Starring: Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter
> Available on: Redbox, Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, Vudu, Amazon Video, FandangoNOW, Hulu, Microsoft Store

With a cast lead by Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, and Joelle Carter, FX Network’s “Justified” won two Primetime Emmy awards and was a critical hit throughout its six seasons. The show, about U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) who is relocated to his rural Kentucky hometown, is violent, slick, and highly binge-worthy.

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9. The X-Files (1993-2018)
> Total No. of seasons: 11
> Starring: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi
> Available on: Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, Vudu, Amazon Video, FandangoNOW, Hulu, Microsoft Store, fuboTV, DIRECTV

The series that coined the phrase “The truth is out there” starred David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI agents investigating unexplained phenomena. The series built a strong fan following and ran for 11 seasons on Fox and over that time hauled in 15 Emmy Awards and five Golden Globes. “The X-Files” has an 8.6 rating out of 10 among nearly 192,000 IMDb users.

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8. Dexter (2006-2013)
> Total No. of seasons: 8
> Starring: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas
> Available on: Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, Vudu, Amazon Prime Video, Amazon Video, FandangoNOW, Showtime Amazon Channel, Netflix, Showtime, Microsoft Store, fuboTV, DIRECTV

“Dexter,” which ran for eight seasons on Showtime before concluding in 2013, is about a forensics expert in Miami who moonlights as a vigilante and kills those who have evaded justice. The series won four Emmys and two Golden Globes. Critics on Rotten Tomatoes gave “Dexter” a Freshness rating of 72%, and 80% of audiences like the show, which holds an 8.6 rating out of 10 from among more than 623,000 IMDb users.

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7. Sons of Anarchy (2008-2014)
> Total No. of seasons: 7
> Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior
> Available on: Redbox, Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, Vudu, Amazon Video, FandangoNOW, Hulu, Microsoft Store, DIRECTV

The FX series about members of an outlaw motorcycle club was hugely popular during its seven-season run, earning an IMDb rating of 8.6 out of 10 with nearly 245,000 users giving their opinion. The show also received a Golden Globe in 2011. In a review of the show’s second season, Entertainment Weekly’s Ken Tucker described it as “a fast-paced, well-acted, profanely funny fantasy.”

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6. Oz (1997-2003)
> Total No. of seasons: 6
> Starring: Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen
> Available on: Apple iTunes, Vudu, Amazon Prime Video, Amazon Video, FandangoNOW, HBO Now Amazon Channel, Google Play Movies, HBO Now, HBO Go, DIRECTV, HBO Max

“Oz” was hailed by critics for its envelope-pushing depiction about the grim life in an experimental correctional facility. Buoyed by an acclaimed cast that included Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, and Rita Moreno, “Oz” holds a Freshness rating among Rotten Tomatoes critics of 89%, and 91% of audiences liked the gritty drama. The six-season drama that appeared on HBO has an 8.5 rating out of 10 among IMDb users.

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