Yes, I admit, I'm a big Joss Whedon fan. But how can anyone resist cowboys in space? Bonus: the follow-up movie, Serenity, is also available for streaming.
Freaks and Geeks
Nearly all of Judd Apatow's big hits have something in common: Paul Feig. Feig is really underappreciated in Hollywood. His work here is so smart and sensitive and funny. A lovely show featuring the early careers of Jason Segel, James Franco, Busy Phillips and Seth Rogan.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
This show is a great starting point if you are a Joss Whedon newbie. Plus, if you're looking for a series with a strong female character in the starring role — this is it.
A little over 6 months ago, I admitted to a friend that I had never seen a single episode of Doctor Who. Those days are gone and I'm so glad. If you consider the series premiere in 1963, this is possibly the longest running show in the history of television. It's British television at its very best.
When this show was still on the air, it was a "can't miss show" for fans every week. If you don't know how it ends, then consider it a blessing and start streaming now.
A good argument could be made that this show is the epitome of "cult" television. No television show has ever been so wonderfully executed and then promptly cancelled. But there's good news — it's coming back!
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