Science Fiction: Greatest TV Shows Part III

Mannahnin

Scion of Murgen (He/Him)
Sure. How about the TV series, which did get one complete season before being cancelled, as well as five TV movies to continue the story?

I'm less familiar with them. How was it?
Damned if I know! :ROFLMAO: I remember finding the initial show pretty compelling and a solid sci-fi prime time concept, but for whatever reason I'm the type of person who rarely sticks with TV shows. I think I may be able to count the number of shows I've watched all the way through in my lifetime on my ten fingers*.

I enjoy reading other folks' criticism, though, and adding points to a vague amorphous "I'll get to that at some point" list in the back of my head.

(*Pondering this, the ones I can think of are:
ST: TOS
ST: TNG
Six Feet Under
Game of Thrones
Black Adder
Rome (but that's just two HBO seasons)
Extras (just two BBC series)
Cowboy Bebop (26 episodes mildly respectable, but still just one traditional TV season)
Firefly
Loki
Most of Monty Python
West Wing only the first 4 seasons, and started the 5th.
Simpsons I think I stopped following regularly after the first 4 or 5 seasons.
Red Dwarf probably 2-4 seasons/series.
I probably watched the entire runs of GI Joe, Thundercats, and original Transformers as a kid.
There are a bunch of other sitcoms I watched big chunks of as a kid in the 80s, but mostly just as time-fillers.)
 
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Snarf Zagyg

Notorious Liquefactionist
Damned if I know! :ROFLMAO: I remember finding the initial show pretty compelling and a solid sci-fi prime time concept, but for whatever reason I'm the type of person who rarely sticks with TV shows. I think I may be able to count the number of shows I've watched all the way through in my lifetime on my ten fingers*.

Ugh! How can you do that!??!!

I am such a completist. If I start a show, I MUST FINISH IT.

Which is why I will never, ever, ever get back the countless hours of my life that were the last four seasons of Dexter.

I AM STILL BITTER.
 

Mannahnin

Scion of Murgen (He/Him)
Ugh! How can you do that!??!!

I am such a completist. If I start a show, I MUST FINISH IT.

Which is why I will never, ever, ever get back the countless hours of my life that were the last four seasons of Dexter.

I AM STILL BITTER.
Hugs. I generally am happy to abandon a show if it's not proving to be worth my time anymore. The ones I've stuck with are pretty solid, and often ones I was specifically watching WITH friends or family.

Actually that's one of my obstacles for getting into shows- usually if I'm just by myself I'd rather read, go on internet forums, or watch someone stream M:tG. I prefer to watch TV shows with other people.
 

payn

He'll flip ya...Flip ya for real...
Ugh! How can you do that!??!!

I am such a completist. If I start a show, I MUST FINISH IT.

Which is why I will never, ever, ever get back the countless hours of my life that were the last four seasons of Dexter.

I AM STILL BITTER.
I want the hours of my life back y'all told me about Person of Interest!
 

Snarf Zagyg

Notorious Liquefactionist
I want the hours of my life back y'all told me about Person of Interest!

I don't know what to say ... that's a really good show. Seasons 3 and 4 are right up there with the best Fringe was putting out. IMO.

It's hard, though. There is just so much. I finally watched Counterpart, which is a show I had never heard about ... and it was so good ... and I can't believe it was cancelled.

That's where we are now. Shows are getting released and cancelled without fanfare, shows that EASILY would have been considered the best things on TV in the 90s.
 

payn

He'll flip ya...Flip ya for real...
I don't know what to say ... that's a really good show. Seasons 3 and 4 are right up there with the best Fringe was putting out. IMO.
I couldnt get past how cartoony and episodic it was.
It's hard, though. There is just so much. I finally watched Counterpart, which is a show I had never heard about ... and it was so good ... and I can't believe it was cancelled.
You're welcome. Also, couldn't believe it was cancelled.
That's where we are now. Shows are getting released and cancelled without fanfare, shows that EASILY would have been considered the best things on TV in the 90s.
I think part of it was Counterpart was on Starz. Not many folks have access to it. Black Sails was also (at times) amazing. American Gods is pretty good too. The Rook was meh.
 

Ryujin

Legend
I couldnt get past how cartoony and episodic it was.

You're welcome. Also, couldn't believe it was cancelled.

I think part of it was Counterpart was on Starz. Not many folks have access to it. Black Sails was also (at times) amazing. American Gods is pretty good too. The Rook was meh.
It's a damned shame that we'll never get to see the end of "American Gods."
 


payn

He'll flip ya...Flip ya for real...
How has no one mentioned Sliders? Sure, it changed channels and went out with a mediocre final season, but it was great for the first couple of seasons.
A fun show, with some inconsistent execution. Its notable, but certainly outclassed for a best of list.
 

A fun show, with some inconsistent execution. Its notable, but certainly outclassed for a best of list.

No my Best Of list. ;)

For example, I think Babylon 5 and Farscape were both muddled messes. And the original Battlestar Galactica's campiness was better than the reboot's grittiness.
 

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