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#1 Posted by MDomier (47 posts) -

I have given up on TV these days.  If you don't want to want the idiots of reality TV (Jersey Shore, Kardashians, etc...) then there is nothing ever good on.  I used to be a huge Heroes fan but that sucked later on and then got cancelled. I like True Blood and The Walking Dead but that only fills up a bit of time.   
 
What do you guys/gals watch?  Is there some fantastic show that I'm missing, if so what station and what time is it on?   
 
MD.

#3 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

V.
 
I have no clue how and what about times and channel since its not aired in europe but its a great series, really love the characters and the wickedness of the visitors.

#4 Posted by owl_of_minerva (1455 posts) -
Star Trek: Original Series and TNG, X-Files, Babylon 5 (not sure if I like it or not yet).
#5 Posted by SuperfluousMoniker (2907 posts) -

All the Star Treks besides the original series and Enterprise are varying degrees of good. I'm currently watching Battlestar Galactica, which is great. When I'm through with that I'm gonna try either Farscape or Babylon 5. These are all older shows, of course (Galactica isn't that old, though). I don't have cable anymore and don't watch broadcast TV, so I'm really out of the loop as far as current shows go...

#6 Posted by Venatio (4482 posts) -

I love Sci-fi, right now I'm watching TNG, Voyager, DS9, Farscape and BSG  
 
And I used to watch Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis, SG-1 is my favorite tv show

#7 Posted by Scarlet_Rogue (497 posts) -
@drag said:
" farscape  "
Ditto.
#8 Posted by crusader8463 (14413 posts) -

I'm currently watching Farscape and the Star Wars cartoon, but that's about it. If you are just talking about shows I have already watched every episode of over the years, well then I would recommend: 
  

  • Stargate SG-1
  • Stargate Atlantis
  • Star Trek TNG
  • Star Trek DS9
  • Star Trek Voyager
  • Star Trek Enterprise
  • That Star Wars cartoon they did a few years back. The one that was 10-15 min episodes and made by the guy who did Samurai Jack.
  • Quantum Leap
  • Firefly
  • The Outer Limits
  • Sliders
  • Andromeda (It's rather bad, but it's a guilty pleasure. Plus I love me some Kevin Sorbo.)
  • Cowboy Bebop
  • seaQuest
 
To name a few.
#9 Posted by MegaMetaTurtle (414 posts) -

Are we counting Fringe? :S
 
Love this show :)

#10 Posted by Rockdalf (1274 posts) -

I just finished Eureka on Netflix.... Damn I'd really wanna see more of that show.

#11 Posted by melcene (3056 posts) -

FRINGE. 
 
Also:  Just got this recently after years of meaning to.

#12 Posted by Cheesebob (1231 posts) -

Fringe is awesome.

#13 Posted by TheHT (10880 posts) -

TNG when it's on during the afternoon and Doctor Who in the evening. There are a bunch of other shows that I saw and loved but when things started getting big and I missed an episode I stopped until I can get some time to catch up (i.e. Fringe).

#14 Posted by Vodun (2370 posts) -
@MDomier: Why not take that as a good reason to not watch so much TV?
#15 Posted by FreakAche (2949 posts) -

If we're talking about sci-fi shows that are currently on television, then pretty much just Fringe. I was watching a bit of Stargate Universe off and on, but that's getting cancelled now. Fringe is great though, and I would highly recommended it to anyone.

#16 Posted by Gahathat (161 posts) -

Firefly is excellent if you want a quick dose of sci-fi. 

#17 Posted by TheJohn (553 posts) -

fucking Fringe.
best show in a loooong time

#18 Edited by auspiciousqueue (1298 posts) -

Doctor Who.
 
EDIT: How could I forget... Torchwood.

#19 Posted by Thevamp25 (229 posts) -

Doctor Who, Firefly, and cowboy bebop 

#20 Posted by Mattxx (45 posts) -

Babylon 5

#21 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

fringe 
Doctor Who 
TNG 
BSG 
stargate Sg-1

#22 Posted by Hashbrowns (650 posts) -

I've been meaning to get the second season of Fringe.  Watching weekly television has become too tedius for my penchant for instant gratification.  I just wait for disc-based releases to watch at leisure. 
 
So the two I'm eagerly anticipating new releases of are Fringe and Doctor Who.  I would have included LOST if it hadn't been a long-con of stylish and entertaining stalling maneuvers before the embarassing finish.
#23 Posted by StarvingGamer (7995 posts) -

syfy?

#24 Posted by EndlessObsidian (473 posts) -

FRINGE. I really like this show a lot. Although, I'm worried that it is going to get cancelled especially since it moved to the dreaded Friday night time slot.

#25 Posted by Gamer_152 (14051 posts) -

Futurama, Doctor Who, Torchwood and Firefly.

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#26 Posted by PhatSeeJay (3322 posts) -

Not much sci-fi out there anymore. Watching the new V and what's going to be left of Stargate Universe. Fringe sure and then there's Eureka.

Think I'm going to go through DS9 now after having finished Enterprise. Maybe watch SeaQuest back to back along with Thunderbirds, MB Alpha and Stingray. Maybe even Space Precinct! Space cops... Surprisingly cheesy fun. (big Gerry Anderson fan if that wan't blatantly obvious)

#27 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6087 posts) -
@Rockdalf said:
"I just finished Eureka on Netflix.... Damn I'd really wanna see more of that show. "

Same here.  Can't wait for the fourth season to hit Netflix. 
 
OP, I'd recommend Battlestar Galactica, Fringe, and Lost.  Also, The Prisoner is fun, if a little brief.
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#28 Posted by BombKareshi (996 posts) -

I'm getting into Fringe now because my girlfriend likes it. Three episodes into the first season and it's looking very interesting so far.

#29 Edited by PenguinDust (12450 posts) -

There aren't too many shows I watch regularly these days but thanks to a marathon over on BBC America, I am now hooked on the original British version of Being Human.  I'd seen a handful of episodes prior to watching the marathon but I had no idea that the show was so serial.  Each episode's plot line carries over to the next over the course of each season.  It's dark, bloody, disturbing but also very quirky and often funny.  I've seen a few of the American version, but I don't get the same sense of horror that's in the British original.  Also, the SyFy Channel version isn't as funny.  It's not bad and if you like that "MTV made my TV show" manner of editing then you'll like it, but I'd recommend the original over the US adaption.  Oh, and the 3rd season has recently started on BBC America.  Netflix has the first two seasons available for rental but they aren't up for streaming yet, although if you google around, who can say what you'll find.
 
Older sci-fi is the usual suspects (X-Files, Farscape, various Treks, B5, SG1) plus a few older shows (UFO, Space 1999, The Prisoner).   

#30 Posted by the_gallo (141 posts) -

I don't really have a place to watch it but if the Twilight Zone is on I'll watch that

#31 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

Currently? Nothing. Not really any good scifi shows going on right now. Im basically waiting around to see what Whedon does next and maybe what Ronald Moore does next (even though Caprica was shit). And Im praying that Rockne O'bannon has been working on some new muppet based scifi show in secret for the last 5 years.

#32 Edited by floodiastus (1262 posts) -
@TaliciaDragonsong said:

" V.  I have no clue how and what about times and channel since its not aired in europe but its a great series, really love the characters and the wickedness of the visitors. "  

I watch this show too, but it is not very good. The visitors act more human than humans, they never speak in their native tongue with each other, the series is way too predictable and the characters are really flat. 
  
Compared to the original, you never get sucked into the universe in this one and I think it mostly is because of the bad acting and the retarded script, they dont seem to be able to get into character very well infront of all the greenscreens. 
 
Also alot of things make no sense in this series,  like why would they die if you remove their Human skin?  They try to squeeze in current political topics into the series that just does not work, like terrorism.
 
and I dont know either when it airs, europe here too...
#33 Posted by Chris2KLee (2328 posts) -

Since BSG and Stargate went off the air, my sci-fi viewing has decreased dramatically. Chuck might be the closest thing to Sci-Fi I actually watch now.

#34 Posted by GetEveryone (4455 posts) -
@MDomier: Okay, I know I'm stepping out from your very narrow genre request, but there is so much terrific television to have aired in the last few years, that you're missing out. 
 
Personally, and no, it isn't sci-fi, I think everyone should watch Breaking Bad. At this point, I'm willing to call it my favourite television show ever, and the series isn't even wrapped yet.
#35 Posted by batVomit (40 posts) -

Fringe is like a X-files for the 2000s (AND it has Pacey!!!!) and TNG is always classic (pre-beard Riker episodes = hilarious,  post-beard = better quality sci-fi)

#36 Posted by Bwast (1342 posts) -

I don't watch TV myself but there a ton of great sci-fi shows that you can get. Aside from the obvious ones that have been recommended already, I would say get Twilight Zone, Tales From the Crypt(I don't care if it's not entirely sci-fi, it's great), Land of the Giants, Flash Gordon(I've only seen the '50s one, can't say anything about the more recent one), Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, and Red Dwarf. Pretty sure you can get most of those on DVD. Highly recommend Twilight Zone and Red Dwarf. Great stuff.

#37 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -

Stargate all the fucking way.

#38 Posted by NoCookiesForYou (756 posts) -

There aren't really that many good new scifi shows. You might want to check out V, wasn't really my cup of tea, but someone else might like it.

#39 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -
@floodiastus said:
" @TaliciaDragonsong said:

" V.  I have no clue how and what about times and channel since its not aired in europe but its a great series, really love the characters and the wickedness of the visitors. "  

I watch this show too, but it is not very good. The visitors act more human than humans, they never speak in their native tongue with each other, the series is way too predictable and the characters are really flat.   Compared to the original, you never get sucked into the universe in this one and I think it mostly is because of the bad acting and the retarded script, they dont seem to be able to get into character very well infront of all the greenscreens.  Also alot of things make no sense in this series,  like why would they die if you remove their Human skin?  They try to squeeze in current political topics into the series that just does not work, like terrorism. and I dont know either when it airs, europe here too... "
The humans really are the hokiest onthenose actors this side of The Walking Dead. The aliens were fine. Its a case where it pays to be a wooden actor, with the aliens. But the human dialog and general acting is just eye rolling. A show can get away with corny plotlines if there's a lead character keeping everything grounded. Farscape and SG1 worked because when silly bullshit happened, there was someone around to say "this is some silly bullshit". V doesn't have that.
#40 Posted by atomic_dumpling (2458 posts) -

I watch V, mainly because there is no other sci-fi out there. It's pure cheese and barely watchable, but has its moments.

#41 Posted by xyzygy (9892 posts) -

For fans of Lost who like Fringe, is Fringe a similar type of show? I'm looking for a new series to watch after just finishing Twin Peaks.

#42 Posted by KillyDarko (1888 posts) -
@MegaMetaTurtle said:
" Are we counting Fringe? :S  Love this show :) "
#43 Posted by FreakAche (2949 posts) -
@atomic_dumpling said:
" ...there is no other sci-fi out there... "
Fringe says hi.
#44 Posted by atomic_dumpling (2458 posts) -
@FreakAche said:
" @atomic_dumpling said:
" ...there is no other sci-fi out there... "
Fringe says hi. "
From the description in the wikipedia it sounds not bad, maybe I'll check it out.
#45 Posted by BBQBram (2202 posts) -

I recently started watching ST:TNG which is great, and I'd also recommend;
 
Firefly
Firefly
Firefly
Cowboy Bebop
Firefly

#46 Posted by bartok (2421 posts) -

The only one still on the air I watch is Fringe though it feels like its days are numbered.  

#47 Edited by oysteinBrenne (284 posts) -

so does anime series count? 
 if not
stargate universe is the only  sci-fi tv show i have seen in about a year now 

#48 Posted by ViciousReiven (818 posts) -

Pretty much in love with Fringe.

#49 Posted by Commisar123 (1790 posts) -

Battle star Galactica and Firefly 
#50 Edited by Parabole (216 posts) -

Firefly, X-Files, Sliders, Dr. Who, Red Dwarf, Quantum Leap, Lost, Sym-Bionic Titan