The Weekend Watchlist
Futurama (1999-2013) - My all-time favorite animated show (although Bob's Burgers might eventually edge it out for the top space), which I somehow didn't realize until just yesterday is now streaming on Hulu. Like, every single episode (even the post-reboot seasons and the movies). Although I have mixed feelings about the ratio of great:good:crap episodes in the newer seasons, I still love the show overall and think the series finale is the best send-off I could possibly have asked for.
Streaming on Hulu.
The Prisoner (1967-1968) - Another of my favorite tv shows, the British spy drama The Prisoner only ran for two seasons in the late 60's, but has had an outsize impact on science fiction tv thanks to its weird premise, slow burning mystery elements, and cool visual design. I don't think shows like Lost or Breaking Bad would exist without earlier shows like The Prisoner laying the groundwork for them.
Streaming on AMCtv.com.
Lost in Space (2018-) - Although I haven't had a chance to watch the new Lost in Space yet, I've heard lots of good things about Netflix original adaptation of the 1965 show of the same name. The production values look really solid for a science fiction television series, and I'm pretty much down for any sci-fi adventure tv shows regardless, so I look forward to bingeing this in the near future.
Streaming on Netflix.
Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams (2017-) - In the interest of full disclosure, I will watch basically ANY science fiction or horror anthology show. Having a pretty short attention span, I appreciate getting a full story - start to finish - in an hour or less. That being said, Electric Dreams looks genuinely good. Even if I wasn't already a fan of SF anthologies, I'd still be down for this based on actors alone. Steve Buscemi, Bryan Cranston, Anna Paquin, and the android queen herself Janelle Monae all make appearances. I'm very much looking forward to catching up on this series over the summer.
Streaming on Amazon Prime.
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