5 Great Sci-Fi Shows You Need To Watch

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Science fiction has had a surge since 2000, but notably in the last 10 years, with a great number of projects being created and published every year. Since it lets us fully use our imaginations and submerge ourselves in parallel realities where everything is conceivable, science fiction is so alluring.


AMC's science fiction drama Humans is based on the Real Humans television series from Sweden. Synths, highly developed robotic slaves that uncannily mimic actual servants, are the newest must-have item for every busy household in the parallel present where the program is set. An impoverished suburban family bought an old Synth in the hopes that it might alter their way of life, but they quickly discover that it has horrifying, far-reaching implications.

Although the sci-fi show's premise may not be entirely original, Humans offers a more realistic glimpse of what life may be like if A.I. were to coexist alongside humans. In addition, rather of digging fully into the science fiction part, the show emphasizes the human side of the Synths and makes references to individuals.


The sci-fi thriller TV series Counterpart centers on Howard Silk (J. K. Simmons), a low-level employee of a United Nations secret agency with operations in Berlin. When Howard finds out that his company holds the information of a gateway leading to a parallel realm, he is compelled to enter a murky world of intrigue, peril, and double-crossing. Howard's virtually identical counterpart from this parallel reality is the one person he can trust.

Although the idea of the program is not very novel, it is intriguing since Counterpart analyzes what makes each person distinct. Moreover, Simmons' beautiful and accomplished performance takes the act to a new level of intricacy and intensity.

Tales from the Loop

Nathaniel Halpern's gorgeous sci-fi drama TV series Tales from the Loop is based on the same-titled graphic book by Swedish artist Simon Stlenhag. According to the program, a scientific research facility called The Loop, which is situated underneath the town, causes the population to end up residing in an alternate universe in which things that are unattainable become feasible.

The idea of Tales from the Loop may be familiar to viewers of the Netflix series Stranger Things, but the tone of this show is more mature and serious. The sci-fi mystery is expertly conveyed in this program, and it includes gorgeous landscape compositions from directors like Jodie Foster and Andrew Stanton. This makes it a great choice for viewers who are intrigued and seeking the answers.

Resident Alien

The science fiction comedy-drama television series Resident Alien is based on the same-named comic book by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse. The program centers on Dr. Harry Vanderspeigel (Alan Tudyk), whose identity is taken by an extraterrestrial on a mission to exterminate humans who has crash-landed on earth. When asked to do an autopsy on the town's doctor, who passed away inexplicably, he wrestles with the moral quandary of his undercover assignment.

The program is a fantastic option for sci-fi aficionados who are willing to overlook the lack of reality in favor of a good time and an interesting narrative. The showrunners also practice their trade with awe-inspiring expertise and devotion. They employ outmoded clichés without being sarcastic or winking at the audience all the time in hopes of getting a nice laugh.

Alice in Borderland

A group of pals are exiled to a strange realm where they must engage in lethal activities to survive in the Netflix series Alice in Borderland. Each player is granted a "visa" that accrues points; if they run out, they are immediately eliminated and killed. Things are more nasty than they initially think, they soon discover.

With its gripping storyline, compelling performers, intricate world-building, and consideration of issues like friendship, survival, and power, it's difficult not to binge-watch it. The athletes' reality is extensively explored in the second season of the show, which leaves viewers with more questions than answers (in the best way possible).

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