My top 10 TV Shows of all time:
- Doctor Who
Since 2006 I was hooked onto this show. It was haunting and mysterious; discovering just "who"
the doctor was and how he traveled through time in his tiny blue box, that is bigger on the inside! What drew me into the show was the wonderfully orchestrated music and imaginative set designs. Some episodes can be hit or miss depending on your tastes, but for the most part, the overall season arcs were interesting and kept my attention. Also, how could you not take notice with a show that keeps renewing itself with each new actor, playing the Doctor? Regeneration!
Star Trek: The Next Generation
When Gene Roddenberry stopped writing for the show and writers like Ronald D. Moore started writing and creating character exposition and weaknesses to help the characters grow; the show gathered weight and began to mean something more. For example: who couldn’t help but not feel for Data on his journey to become more human?
Star Trek: DS9
I really like the whole dynamic between Quark and Odo! Also, what I also like was how Sisko ultimately became an emissary for non-linear beings inside the wormhole. He had a very long
story arc lasting 7 seasons!
This show was just pure crazy! The Jim Henson company provided so much creative direction here with beautiful alien architecture and alien designs. Everything just felt organic! John Crichton’s interactions with a purely alien crew were just zany and chaotic, eventually became a dysfunctional family! Constantly moving throughout the galaxy, overcoming danger after danger, trying to keep his wormhole knowledge a secret.
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
This was just a fun lighthearted show for me. I enjoyed watching Kevin Sorbo go on his many adventures. It was a fun corny 90’s show that had a lot of charm!
This show just happened to grab my attention. It was an alternate retelling of the story of King Arthur. While not perfect, it felt fresh. It had that warm feeling that is missing from a lot of shows today. The dynamic between Merlin and King Arther as Merlin is constantly trying to hide the fact that he has magic, all the while using it to save his life, was endearing.
- Red Dwarf
This show is a ridiculous comedy in space. It’s hard to describe…You just have to watch it…I’ll say this: a vending machine repair man gets frozen in stasis for what seemed like millions of years. The descendants of his pet cat evolve into a more human form and his best friend is reactivated as a hologram…confused? When you watch it you’ll be laughing, I guarantee that!
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
This was a very imaginative show that aired in the 80’s. It had a run of 2 seasons. Although, it never had a concrete conclusion. It was full of adventure in season 1 but later in season 2 they went more towards exploration like Star Trek. It had a likable hero, a robot sidekick who made constant jokes, and many save the day moments in space.
What do you think of an assassin who can’t die, is being kept alive with proto blood, flies inside an organic ship which looks like a giant insect, with a girl who is part cluster lizard, with a talking robot head and a guy who is so pathetic I’ m surprised he doesn’t get the entire crew killed? This would be Lexx. Either you thought the show was the most original sci-fi show you had ever seen, or you were just grossed out by it’s (at times) crude, dark, humor! The show could be highly imaginative at times going back and forth between planets called Fire and Water. Although its last season hit a low mark taking place on earth, subsequently getting cancelled… I can’t help but admire everything that was done though, except the last season. A must watch for any serious sci-fi fan!
It was sort of like the wild west in space with Asian undertones. The show had a great cast of realistic and likable characters as well as intelligent episodes. Nothing felt contrived, out-of-place or forced. I guess it felt pretty organic ( I think I’m starting to use that word too much)!
2. Gene Roddenberrie’s Andromeda
3. Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes
Alternate list/Insert Anime for spots 1 and 2:
- Vision of Escaflowne
- Last Exile