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What television series would you recommend to someone to start from scratch?

For instance, I’ve never watched Lost but I don’t think I could handle 7+ years or whatever it was of shows mainly because I heard the show ended up like X-Files where the creators were kind of winging it.

Any suggestions?

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on Apr 29, 2012

Firefly for sure.


Babylon 5 (have to watch the first 5-6 episodes before it starts to get better. A lot is building for the 5 season series and it really is worth it.


Fringe is a good show as described above.


Jericho (another show that was canceled after a year or so that was good).


Cowboy Bebop is excellent (1 season)


Farscape is very excellent (4 seasons)


All sorts of neat stuff out there!!!

on Apr 29, 2012

I would rate Doctor Who highly.  If you wanted you could start with Series 1 of the new series if you can still get it.  I think all the new series are pretty good, the production values are high and there aren't too many obviously bad episodes and a lot of really great ones.

When it comes to sci-fi/fantasy and a real humanistic, life-affirming outlook (even though there are lots of aliens and a few deaths ) there's not a lot better than the new Doctor Who series 1-6 (and after).  And you said you had a bit of time...

PS: Oh no, my avatar is an alien!  I assure you that I am quite human.

on Apr 29, 2012

Cajun cookin' with Justin Wilson! Ooohwee!

on Apr 29, 2012


As many have said, Firefly. Fox were some of the stupidest people in history for canceling it after only one season. It ended up spawning its own film sequel, Serenity.


ohh...and Grimm looks cool. I think i have to watch this.

on Apr 29, 2012

Fallen Skies


on Apr 29, 2012


Dexter (! plain awesome on every level)

House (for the cleverness)

Breaking Bad (goes truly insane after a while)

Chuck  (makes me laugh or smile a lot)



Firefly (just good as you have 1 season only...)

Lost (incredible, but that ending...)

Fringe (both truly great AND truly bad episodes)


on Apr 29, 2012

If you want to laugh 

The Big Bang theory

on Apr 29, 2012

Here's 3 that should be on your must watch list....

Boardwalk Empire


Game of Thrones

Also, the best way to watch one of these series is "HBO GO". They have every episode available, on demand.

on Apr 29, 2012

That's two Big Bang Theories.

on Apr 29, 2012

+2 for Fringe and MI-5 (Spooks to Jafo, though yes, people tend to die)


on Apr 29, 2012

-1 for people who suggested TBBT, that show has stop being about geeks using science in their everyday lifes, but rather back to where every comedy is right now.

If you are a follower of modern culture, you might want to watch Community.

However, Fringe is a great series to watch. I watch the pilot episode of The Wire and got really bored.

on Apr 29, 2012

Oh, and "Missing" .... current thriller series

"Once Upon a Time"... a fairy tale with a modern twist

+ 1 for "Game of Thrones".... also, "Legend of the Seeker" but less blood

.... and "Roar"  a Medieval-type fantasy... has Heath Ledger before the Batman crap

on Apr 29, 2012

Community is easily the best comedy, but you got to watch it from the start to get the feel.

Fringe is a great sci fi, recommend it to every sci fi junkie.

on Apr 29, 2012


Babylon 5 (have to watch the first 5-6 episodes before it starts to get better. A lot is building for the 5 season series and it really is worth it.


I think Draginol already 've seen it.

Vorlons - Arnor

Shadows - Dread Lords

on Apr 29, 2012

I've heard excellent things of Downtown Abby.

We just finished watching "Doc Martin". Excellent blend of drama, comedy, mystery, romance, and character study.