Orphan Black

The final seasons of the 2013–2017 television series Orphan Black attracted a lot of attention, with lead actress Tatiana Maslany winning a well-deserving Emmy for her numerous performances.

Black Mirror

Charlie Brooker created Black Mirror for Channel 4, where the first two seasons aired before it was transferred to Netflix. It should go without saying that Black Mirror should be on this list.


This article is about the 2013 British original series Utopia, not the 2020 US remake for Amazon.


The Humans star, Gemma Chan, is now well known, although she was a relatively unknown British actor when the show debuted in 2015, while being unquestionably very good.

The 100

The CW started airing The 100 in 2014, and the series wrapped up after seven seasons in 2020.

The Expanse

The Expanse is a similar television programme to Black Mirror that switched networks in the middle of its run. The programme debuted on Syfy in 2015 and is based on the James S. A. Corey book series.

Star Wars Rebel

Even some devoted film fans are unaware of the animated Star Wars television series, which is a real shame given the vastness of the franchise.

12 Monkey

12 Monkeys is a fantastic Syfy series that is loosely based on the well-known 1995 movie of the same name.


The first season of the Netflix Original series Sense8 debuted in 2015 and was created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski.


Legion, one of the most original science-fiction series available, is technically also a superhero show (though it's a stretch) as it centres on the Marvel character David Haller (Dan Stevens).