Here are the best geek TV shows we all love!
Firefly is a sci-fi western about a group of people who are trying to make a living in the far future. It’s one of the most popular shows on this list, but not so much because it’s an incredible show with great writing and direction—it actually isn’t! Firefly is instead a cult classic because it’s extremely cheesy, very bad at times, and hilarious.
The main character of the series is Malcolm Reynolds (Nathan Fillion), who captains his own spaceship called Serenity. He has two primary crew members: Zoe Washburne (Gina Torres) and Kaylee Frye (Jewel Staite).
This show was created by Joss Whedon who also created Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel.
Doctor Who is a British science fiction television series produced by the BBC. It features a time-travelling humanoid alien known as the Doctor who travels through time and space in his TARDIS, which appears from the exterior to be a British police box. Since its inception in 1963, the show has become one of the world’s longest-running science fiction television programmes. The success of Doctor Who led to numerous spin-offs that followed its format such as Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures and The Tenth Planet.
Community is a sitcom about a group of students at a community college. It’s funny and it’s good to watch with your friends. Community was cancelled in 2015, but there are still some fans out there who want to bring the show back.
Fringe is a science fiction television series created by J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci that aired on Fox from 2008 to 2013. It is based on the series of the same name, which ran for three seasons from 2008 to 2010 in Canada before being canceled by The Sci Fi Channel. The show follows an FBI special agent who investigates cases linked to fringe science, including biotechnology and parapsychology.
The story takes place between two universes: one similar to ours with small differences over time and space called “Prime Universe,” while the other universe is almost identical but with much larger differences called “Alt universe.” Most episodes center around events in both universes during their second season or later.
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is a cartoon show for kids. It’s a reboot of the My Little Pony franchise that dates back to the 80s, and it follows the adventures of colorful ponies like Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie. The show has a large adult fanbase as well—people who grew up with the original series are now watching this one with their own children (and some even without).
Power Rangers is an American superhero franchise and media franchise, based on the Super Sentai series produced by Toei Company. Produced initially by Saban Entertainment from 1993 to 2001, the intellectual property was purchased and adapted by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment for North American distribution starting in 2010. The television series has been adapted into a film, video games and other media formats.
The first Power Rangers show was produced under the name Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (commonly abbreviated as MMPR), which debuted on August 28, 1993. The original five members of this team were Jason Lee Scott (Austin St. John), Trini Kwan (Thuy Trang), Zack Taylor (Walter Jones), Kimberly Ann Hart (Amy Jo Johnson) and Billy Cranston(David Yost). Each of these characters had their own unique fighting style that they used in battle with Rita Repulsa’s minions: Goldar, Squatt & Baboo; Lord Zedd; Finster 5; Scorpina and Rito Revolto
If you’re a fan of science fiction, Eureka is a must-watch. It’s about a town full of geniuses who are living in secret and using their extraordinary gifts to help change the world. The main character is a sheriff who finds himself drawn into this community and gets caught up in all sorts of crazy shenanigans as he tries to keep everything under control. The show ran for five seasons (and also had two TV movies).
The IT Crowd
Next on the list is The IT Crowd, a British sitcom that aired from 2006 to 2013. It was created by Graham Linehan and stars Chris O’Dowd, Richard Ayoade and Katherine Parkinson as the IT team at Reynholm Industries. The series follows Roy, Moss and Jen as they try their best to be normal human beings despite being surrounded by geeky people who can’t stop talking about video games and Star Wars.
This show is considered an example of geeky tv shows because it centers around computer programmers—specifically in this case, two nerdy guys who are hilariously incompetent at their job—but I think it’s more than just that. The show makes fun of stereotypes within nerd culture while still celebrating those stereotypes on some level (and sometimes even making them worse). There’s usually one character in each episode who gets mocked for their lack of knowledge or understanding yet has enough self-awareness not to let any jokes get under his skin too much; he just rolls with it like all those other geeks do when they’re being made fun of by someone else’s ignorance or insensitivity towards them (or something else).
The Star Trek franchise is one of the greatest space operas of all time, and it’s been inspiring geeks for over 50 years. It’s also one of the most popular geeky TV shows on Netflix and Hulu—and with good reason! Star Trek is full of action, suspense, drama, and yes—even romance.
But what makes Star Trek so appealing? Is it because you can see yourself in these characters? Or maybe you’re simply just a fan of science fiction stories set in space? Whatever your reason for watching this show might be, we’ll give you some reasons why Star Trek deserves your attention:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy is a cult classic, and it’s easy to see why. The show follows Buffy Summers, a high school student who discovers she has been chosen by fate to become the slayer—a supernatural warrior tasked with protecting humans from vampires and other monsters. Buffy is one of the best examples of how television can be used for social commentary. It tackles issues like sexism and rape culture in ways that are still relevant today. As you might expect from a show about vampires and witches, there are plenty of campy moments as well—but these are balanced out by deep character development and an exploration of themes that have universal appeal.
These geeky tv shows are worth checking out.
- The Big Bang Theory
- The Flash
- Game of Thrones
- Stranger Things
- Star Trek: Discovery
So which of these shows is your favorite? Or do you have one we didn’t include on our list? Let us know in the comments below!