Science Fiction: What to Watch?

science-fictionI’m currently on the hunt for things to watch. I thought I’d check out IMDB’s top 50 science fiction TV series. I’m grouping them into will watch, won’t watch, and have watched.

Will Watch

1. Lost in Space (2018– )

I’ve watched the first episode of this. It was decent. May watch more.

3. Westworld (2016– )

I have one episode left on the first season. Should really watch it.

11. The Expanse (2015– )

Watched the first episode. True science fiction. I’ll probably watch more.

14. The Crossing (2018– )

Another time travellers drama. I may check this one out.

15. Legends of Tomorrow (2016– )

Another time travel story, but this one sounds like it may be played for laughs. I may check it out.

21. Krypton (2018– )

I’m not a  fan of Superman. May check this out.

22. Titans(I) (2018– )

Nightwing led ensemble superheroes. May check this out.

25. The X-Files (1993– )

Watched a bit of this when it originally aired. Might rewatch.

28. Rick and Morty (2013– )

Very funny animated series. I like this but haven’t seen every episode.

29. Black Lightning (2018– )

Haven’t watched this. May try it. My expectations are low.

32. Counterpart (2017– )

Alternate universe series. Will try this one.

33. Dark (2017– )

Watched the first episode. Dub is a bit odd. Kind of slow. May give it another try.

35. Runaways (2017– )

Superhero kids. Could be good. May watch at some point.

36. Person of Interest (2011–2016)

Watched the first couple of seasons. Good show. Should get back to this.

38. Colony (2016– )

Alien invasion story. May check it out.

40. The Orville (2017– )

Really like this Star Trek like show that mixes in some comedy. I think I’ve watched them all, but should make sure.

42. The Man in the High Castle (2015– )

Based on the Phillip K Dick alternate universe story. Watched the pilot. It was OK. May give it another try.

43. Sense8 (2015–2018)

Psychic powers series. Heard its good. Will check it out.

45. A Town Called Eureka (2006–2012)

Sort of Fringe-like series. I think I watched the pilot and it was OK.

47. Salvation (2017– )

End of the world thriller. Might be OK.

48. The Last Ship (2014– )

Another EOTW thriller, maybe with zombies. Might be OK.

49. Final Space (2018– )

Sounds like over the top space opera. May check it out.

Won’t Watch

2. Fear the Walking Dead (2015– )

Not a big fan of zombies. I like the remake of Dawn of the Dead. Not likely to watch this series.

7. Lost in Space (1965–1968)


9. Supergirl (2015– )

Haven’t watched this. I’m not a Superman fan. Heard the first two seasons were OK.

12. Black Mirror (2011– )

Didn’t care for this. The first few episodes were mediocre.

16. The Handmaid’s Tale (2017– )

Super dull book, so I’ve steered clear of the series for now.

17. The 100 (2014– )

Watched the first episode. It was just OK.

23. Doctor Who (2005– )

I watched the first season, and started the second with David Tenant. Not my favorite.

24. The Last Man on Earth (2015– )


26. Lost (2004–2010)

I couldn’t get in to this. To many weird things that happened and then went nowhere.

27. Smallville (2001–2011)

Meh. Not a fan of Superman.

30. Star Trek: Discovery (2017– )

Still have at least one episode of season 1 to watch. Not great.

39. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)

Saw the film, which was mediocre. Skipped the series.

41. The Gifted (2017– )

This X-Men series started strong, but got predictable.

44. Z Nation (2014– )

More zombies. Likely won’t watch.

Have Watched

4. Arrow(2012– )

This series started out good, but turned into a soap opera, so I stopped watching.

5. Gotham (2014– )

Not a fan of this one.

6. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013– )

Also mediocre. I watched most of the first season. Yawn.

8. The Flash (2014– )

This one started strong, like Arrow, but got dull.

10. Legion (2017– )

I liked the first season. Hoping the second season is good.

13. Stranger Things (2016– )

Really enjoyed both seasons of this.

18. Timeless (2016– )

Enjoyed season 1.

19. Jessica Jones (2015– )

Both seasons are quite good.

20. Altered Carbon (2018– )

Enjoyed season 1.

31. The Punisher (2017– )

Really liked this series.

34. Daredevil (2015– )

Enjoyed both seasons, though season 1 was better.

37. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)

Probably the best Star Trek series. Watched it when it aired.

46. Iron Fist (2017– )

Fun kung-fu based superhero series. I really liked this one.

50. Luke Cage (2016– )

Decent superhero show.

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