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TV shows streaming now on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu: 'The X-Files,' 'Gilmore Girls,' more

By all accounts, NYC will see some snow this weekend. As it starts piling up and you're stuck at home, cozy up on the couch and start streaming some television. With countless options, amNewYork is here to help.

These shows are well worth your time...

'The X-Files'

With the new season/reboot of the cult favorite
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With the new season/reboot of the cult favorite "The X-Files" debuting soon (Sunday, Jan. 24), it's time to binge-watch the first nine seasons (1993-2002). Hit the couch and let Mulder and Scully entertain. (Netflix)

'30 Rock'

Liz Lemon and the gang turn 10 years
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Liz Lemon and the gang turn 10 years old in 2016 if you can believe it. Celebrate the great NBC comedy by streaming every single episode of the seven-season show. (Netflix)

'Gilmore Girls'

A reboot is in the works for this
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A reboot is in the works for this TV-series favorite about a spunky mother/daughter duo. Get ready by streaming all seven seasons. (Netflix)

'Mozart in the Jungle'

The sleeper hit
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The sleeper hit "Mozart in the Jungle" just won two Golden Globe awards. The second season of this show, about an oboist trying to make it in New York City, just debuted, but start with season one. (Amazon Prime)

'Sesame Street'

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"Sesame Street" left PBS for HBO (though the new episodes will be aired on PBS at a later date) so there's no better time than now to delight in the old episodes and relive your childhood. If you've never seen it, what are you waiting for? There are lots of classic episodes streaming. (Hulu)

'Justified'

Based an Elmore Leonard book -- the author
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Based an Elmore Leonard book -- the author called it a "terrific show" and said he's "amazed sometimes that they've got the characters better than I put them on paper" at a Television Critics Association press tour in early 2012 -- the FX series about a Kentucky U.S. Marshal wrapped its sixth and final season in 2015. And no wonder the author loved it: "Justified" was notable for its strong writing, as well a strong cast led by Timothy Olyphant as the old-school lawman. First five seasons available. (Amazon Prime)

'Flesh and Bone'

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"Flesh and Bone" is an eight-episode Starz miniseries focusing on a group of women struggling in a New York City ballet company. After the pointe shoes come off, however, the real drama spins out. Think strippers, mob deals and murder. It was created by Moira Walley-Beckett, who won a writing Emmy for an episode of "Breaking Bad. (Starz)

'True Blood'

As
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As "Twilight" was reaching fever pitch among tweens, adults (and those of us who really miss "Dynasty") got a treat in "True Blood." A supernatural super-soap opera set in the Gothic South, the Alan Ball ("Six Feet Under") show has a solid core in stars Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Alexander Skarsgard, who get the campy tone just right. Available: seasons 1-5. (Amazon Prime)

'The Awesomes'

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"Late Night" host Seth Meyers co-created this animated farce about a group of replacement superheroes who are left to save the world after Mr. Awesome retires. Featuring an impressive voice cast that includes Meyers, Ike Barinholtz, Taran Killam, Kenan Thompson, Bobby Lee and plenty of other "Saturday Night Live" stars and alumni. (Hulu)

'Deadbeat'

Tyler Labine has made his way through a
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Tyler Labine has made his way through a few short-run series that were really good, like "Reaper" and "Sons of Tucson." Hopefully, his latest, "Deadbeat," where Labine plays Kevin Pacalioglu, who can talk to ghosts, succeeds well past its announced second season. It's a seriously funny show and free to watch right now. (Hulu)

'The Sopranos'

This series was both huge for establishing HBO
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This series was both huge for establishing HBO as a major player in scripted TV as well as a notable get for Amazon Prime -- a big sign that the streaming service wasn't playing around. And the late James Gandolfini is all business in the role that defined his career: Tony Soprano. Gandolfini landed three lead actor Emmys for his portrayal of the mobster with a heart. See why: All six seasons are available. (Amazon Prime)

'The Americans'

With the fourth season premiering on FX on
Photo Credit: FX / Michael Parmelee

With the fourth season premiering on FX on March 16, it's high time you started this series. The first two seasons (26 episodes) of the Cold War era spy series starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys are available to get you started. (Amazon Prime)

'Alpha House'

Amazon Prime's first big original series is a
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Amazon Prime's first big original series is a hilarious, smart comedy about a group of four Republican senators living together in Washington, D.C. From "Doonesbury" creator Garry Trudeau, it stars John Goodman, Clark Johnson, Matt Malloy and Mark Consuelos, and should get you laughing, especially if you swing to the left. Seasons 1 and 2 are available.

'Freaks and Geeks'

This series, which was cancelled after just one
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This series, which was cancelled after just one season, launched the careers of James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley and Martin Starr, and was created by "Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig and produced by "40 Year Old Virgin" writer/director Judd Apatow. That's a lot of talent well worth your time. (Netflix)

'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine'

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"Deep Space Nine" is a grand space drama set on an outpost at the edge of the cosmos, with lots of warring aliens, strange new worlds and an intriguing new venue that is home to wars, debauchery and Quark's, perhaps the greatest fictional bar since "Cheers." Seasons 1-7 are available. (Amazon Prime)

'Mysteries at the Museum'

Take this opportunity to learn something with this
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Take this opportunity to learn something with this quirky Travel Channel series. With 25 episodes streaming on Netflix, you can learn about history through some items -- famous and obscure -- in museums across the country. (Netflix)

'Orange is the New Black'

Feeling imprisoned by the snow? Just be glad
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Feeling imprisoned by the snow? Just be glad you're not locked up with the ladies of Litchfield Federal Penitentiary. This engrossing, wonderful Netflix original series has three seasons to stream. (Netflix)

'Transparent'

The award-winning Amazon series has two seasons available.
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The award-winning Amazon series has two seasons available. If you haven't seen the show, about a father (Jeffrey Tambor) who admits to his family that he is transgender, it's a can't miss. (Amazon Prime)

'Friends'

You never need a good reason to spend
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You never need a good reason to spend some time with your friends Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey and Phoebe. There are a whopping 236 episodes, so you're all set for at least a weekend. With the cast possibly reuniting for an upcoming NBC special, this is as good a time as any to tune in. (Netflix)

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