I've not been able to get properly into a TV show in ages. Been rewatching Generation Kill, and going to make a start on the Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes series soon, but I've still got about 1/4 of Sharpe to watch. Just haven't been able to sit down and marathon anything.
At 1/3/14 05:15 PM, Dean wrote:
I've been watching Babylon 5 for some time now, slowly making progress. I'm about half way through the final season. This has been a fantastic series for the most part. Seasons 2-4 definitely felt like the strongest to be, but that seems to be a pretty common opinion. Some of the recent one off type episodes were cool. Like the episode where it followed the two station handymen around and the episode I'm currently watching which is being shown from Bester's point of view.
The problem with season 5 is that they were told they'd been cancelled during season 4. They had plenty of time to wrap everything up, so pulled it all together and left the series basically finished. Then the network changed their mind and didn't cancel it after all, so season 5 ends up being basically an extended epilogue.
The season 5 finale was actually shot as the season 4 finale, then held back for a year after the renewal.
Speaking of the finale, save it until the end. I can't recommend doing so enough. It is the PERFECT ending to a TV series and you'll not want to watch any Babylon 5 stuff after it. Watch all but the very last episode, then watch Crusade and Legend of the Rangers and all the other spin-off stuff, then come back to Sleeping in Light. You'll not regret it.
As for Red Dwarf, I've seen the first 4 seasons. Loving this show a lot more than I thought I would. I expected the novelty of it to wear off but it has managed to remain funny. I'm told it eventually starts to go downhill a bit but I guess I expected that. Great show none the less.
Rob Grant (the "Grant" in "Grant Naylor") left after series 6 and the series written by Doug Naylor alone aren't quite as good. The revived series is also just Doug Naylor, but is way better. Back to Earth is sketchy, but series 10 is great.
Might even venture into some of the classic Who episodes.
Genesis of the Daleks is the one to go for. There's very little continuity in classic Who so watching out of order doesn't matter, and Genesis is a really good taster to see if the show works for you. Also, as a nice little link to the new series, it's generally accepted that it's the start of the Time War. Not been mentioned on screen but it has been mentioned in official BBC material.
I've also ordered 3 more TV series on DVD. These series all being related in the sense that they were created by the same person. British sci-fi TV series from the 60's. If anyone actually reads this post, see if you can work out what they are.
Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and Stingray, surely.