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5 sci-fi/fantasy shows to binge-watch on Netflix

The weather outside is frightful, which means there’s nothing more delightful than binge-watching an entire series on Netflix. We’re giving you the best five sci-fi/fantasy shows you may not have given a chance, but definitely should.

The shows on this list (well, all but one) are currently off the air, so you don’t have to worry about power-watching two seasons in 10 days and then having to watch the show live on TV and wait for a new episode each week … because that’s pretty much torture.

  1. Being Human (U.S.): The Syfy channel created its own version of BBC’s Being Human, and we highly recommend you give the show’s four seasons a watch. It follows the lives of three roommates: vampire Aidan (Sam Witwer), werewolf Josh (Sam Huntington), and ghost Sally (Meaghan Rath). This character-driven show goes dark at times (especially where Aidan is concerned), but it’s also witty and comedic, almost poking fun at the supernatural situations they find themselves in. If you watch the show, you won’t be able to help falling in love with this group of friends. The show also stars Kristen Hager and Mark Pellegrino.

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  1. The X-Files: If you didn’t watch this show while it was on the air between 1993 and 2001, here’s your chance. Fox has said they are in the logistical stages of rebooting the show, and it seems that show leads Gillian Anderson (Scully) and David Duchovny (Mulder) are game. Whether or not a reboot of some sort ever comes to fruition, only time will tell, but the show is still worth the binge. Sure, it’s considered a cult classic, but there’s a new generation of sci-fi fans who may have never experienced the amazingness of The X-Files. The show features a pair of FBI agents—Scully and Mulder—who investigate unsolved paranormal crimes and explore government conspiracy theories and the existence of extraterrestrial life.

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  1. Witches of East End: This Lifetime show was tragically canceled after only two seasons, but we’re still not ready to accept it. The show follows the life of four female witches—sisters Freya (Jenna Dewan Tatum) and Ingrid (Rachel Boston), their mother, Joanna (Julia Ormond), and their aunt, Wendy (Madchen Amick). What we love so much about this show is that these leading ladies were fierce, they were powerful, they had impeccable hair, and they protected and supported each other. The show was a lot of fun, and the whole cast gave wonderful performances. We’d call it a guilty pleasure, but we don’t feel guilty about it at all.

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  1. Dollhouse: Two words: Joss Whedon. Yes, he created Dollhouse, and that alone should be a good enough reason to watch. The highly original series stars Eliza Dushku (who’s also a producer), and focuses on a corporation that runs an underground “dollhouse” full of people known as “dolls.” These dolls sign away years of their lives and have their memories wiped in return for money. The dolls are kept in a childish, blank state and used in secret missions at the request of wealthy clients. As Dushku’s character, Echo, becomes self-aware, she chooses to fight back against the corporation. Whedonites, Enver Gjokaj, Fran Kranz, Alexis Denisof, Alan Tudyk, Summer Glau, and Amy Acker also make appearances in the series.

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  1. Doctor Who: Believe the hype. This show is by far the most popular on the list, but with good reason. It’s also still on the air, but there are so many episodes available on Netflix that it doesn’t really matter. If you haven’t taken the plunge and given this BBC show a chance, you’re seriously missing out. Just beware: The show will suck you in and make you a die-hard fan whether you like it or not. Doctor Who has been on the air since 1963, but we suggest starting with the eight seasons contained in the reboot (which started in 2005) if you’re a first-time watcher. Here’s a quick rundown of what the show is about: Doctor Who follows the Doctor, a time-traveling alien who lives in his spaceship (the TARDIS) and has ever-changing companions who help him save the universe. He has the ability to regenerate himself into other bodies instead of dying. The Doctor has regenerated four times in the rebooted series, and has been portrayed by Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith, and Peter Capaldi.

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Honorable mentions:

Lost Girl




Take our advice and add these shows to your Netflix watch list right now. Let us know what lesser-known but equally binge-worthy sci-fi shows we missed!


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TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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