SF Daddy's Top 10 TV

by sfdada | created - 20 Nov 2010 | updated - 20 Nov 2010 | Public

We're counting down the top ten TV shows according to SF Daddy! As always, I'm gearing this list with the kiddos in mind. No it's not going to be a teletubbie list, they were way out there even for this freaky SF dad.

This was my entry at my blog for the "Top 10 in TV shows..." blogfest. Enjoy. Read the full list here: http://sfdaddy.blogspot.com/2010/09/top-10-in-tv-shows.html

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1. Torchwood (2006–2011)

TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.8
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The members of the Torchwood Institute, a secret organization founded by the British Crown, fight to protect the Earth from extraterrestrial and supernatural threats.

Stars: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Kai Owen, Gareth David-Lloyd

Votes: 35,144

a spin off of Dr. Who which also has some smart kick-butt female action stars, this one makes it to my list.

2. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008–2015)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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Yoda, Mace Windu, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and other Jedi Knights lead the Grand Army of the Republic against the droid army of the Separatists.

Stars: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter, James Arnold Taylor

Votes: 33,390

Star Wars is known for its leading ladies with attitude. The storyline in this animated venture is not short on them either. Joining Padme is Ahsoka, a Jedi sidekick for Anakin who is almost more hotheaded than he is. Season two introduced Arra Sing an awesome bounty hunter with a taste for collecting Jedi. We fanboys have been talking about Ms. Sing since her 2-second cameo in Episode I. Next season we're treated with more from her and another Jedi favorite who was spared at the last minute from death in Episode III in the edit room floor. Shak Ti joins the show this fall. Great thing about this series is that it's available online. http://starwars.com/theclonewars/guide/episode001.html

3. Pushing Daisies (2007–2009)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.4
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A pie-maker, with the power to bring dead people back to life, solves murder mysteries with his alive-again childhood sweetheart, a cynical private investigator, and a lovesick waitress.

Stars: Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Chi McBride, Jim Dale

Votes: 48,727

4. Legend of the Seeker (2008–2010)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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After the mysterious murder of his father, a son's search for answers begins a momentous fight against tyranny.

Stars: Craig Horner, Bridget Regan, Bruce Spence, Craig Parker

Votes: 30,527

The ladies in this house love this show mostly because of Kahlan Amnell – the Mother Confessor.

5. Firefly (2002–2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

9.1
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Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them.

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin

Votes: 208,130

That's right! Yee Ha! This is one of those shows you're going to hear a lot about until you actually sit down and rent it. You just have to give it a try. We attempted to watch during it's run but the networks messed us all up. So we eventually discovered this gem on DVD. Go ahead and put it in your Netflix cue now...

6. Georgia Outdoors (1992– )

26 min

7.3
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Stars: Michael Skinner, Steve Sutton, Jeff Free, Jeff Free

Votes: 6

Our Georgia PBS station presents topics about our state from gardening to paleontology. Take that Pokemon! Check out your PBS station to see what you can learn about your own backyard.

7. The Guild (2007–2013)

4 min | Comedy

8.3
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The show revolves around the lives of online guild, The Knights of Good, who play countless hours of an unnamed MMORPG video game. The story focuses on Codex, the guild's Priestess, who ... See full summary »

Stars: Felicia Day, Sandeep Parikh, Jeff Lewis, Robin Thorsen

Votes: 8,620

Sweet little nuggets of pure fun. Just geeky enough to try out a few online games and even more dairing to actually go out and meet some of the guild in real life when invited to a Pirate meet, I know this series a little too well. The DVDs are available from Netflix and they stream as one long 'movie' but if the short nuggets are more you speed, check them out on their native site: http://www.watchtheguild.com/

Sad, but here's a Flash video of the first episode. Sad because it won't show up on your iPad (yet?).

8. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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A young woman is forced to fulfill her destiny of fighting vampires and demons with the help of her friends all the while struggling to live a normal teenage life of heart break and drama.

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head

Votes: 110,224

9. Angel (1999–2004)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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The vampire Angel, cursed with a soul, moves to Los Angeles and aids people with supernatural-related problems while questing for his own redemption.

Stars: David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof, J. August Richards

Votes: 55,421

10. Dinosaur Train (2009–2017)

TV-Y | Animation, Family

6.8
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Friendly dinosaurs climb aboard a train to visit different times throughout the prehistoric age, learning about dinosaurs and having fun adventures.

Stars: Ian James Corlett, Erika-Shaye Gair, Claire Margaret Corlett, Ellen Kennedy

Votes: 402

And okay, this one's for the very little ones: Have you seen Dinosaur Train? Really? Another PBS offering. We don't graze through the channels like a lot of kids do, but one morning we had a flat tire and found ourselves at the local Firestone. While waiting for the tire to get fixed, we sat through an episode of Dinosaur Train. My 6 year old (Red2) fell in love. Sure it didn't hurt that there's a little Henson magic behind the scenes. Figures. They aren't just cute dinos, but they actually get the real names out in a catchy way.