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The 10 Best Sci Fi Shows You Should Watch Right Now

Sci-fi shows you need to be watching.
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Dystopian nightmares, schizophrenic superheroes, and time travel with inspiring raison d’etre. Here’s our list of the 10 Best Sci Fi Shows You Should Watch Right Now.

10. Legion

This Marvel Comic-based series is a refreshing, contemporary take on the superhero TV show – some critics even say it’s the best superhero TV show yet.

Non-linear, beautiful, and slightly dizzying, Legion is a gripping tale of a young man diagnosed with schizophrenia.

FOX Network

9. Sense8

Eight people start as strangers, but quickly become connected through telepathy.  Sense8 features a diverse cast who bring touching depictions of sexuality and gender identity exploration to life. Humanizing, heartbreaking, and surprisingly hopeful.

Check out Buzzfeed’s collection of powerful quotes from the show here.

Netflix

8. 3%

Another dystopian series makes the list. This time, it’s a Brazilian thriller that is totally worth the effort of reading through the subtitles.

For a non-American sci-fi, look no further than 3%.

Netflix

7. Travelers

A team of operatives from the future is set back in time to prevent the total collapse of society – and you thought your job was tough!

Easy to binge-watch, delectable storylines, Travelers isn’t your typical time travel tale.

Netflix, Showcase

6. The OA

A missing blind woman returns home after 7 years – with the sudden ability to see. Captivating storytelling is at the forefront the OA, where elements of the supernatural, science fiction and fantasy blend seamlessly.

Come along for the fantastic, albeit voyeuristic, ride as the protagonist shares her chilling story with a group of 5 locals.

Netflix

5. The Flash

Long-time fans of DC Comics and novice watchers alike have found plenty of reasons to fall in love with this superhero-themed TV series. Wormholes, action-packed fight scenes and captivating villains – what’s not to love?

Season 4 debuts October 10, 2017.

CW

4. Stranger Things

Nightmarish messages found in glittering Christmas lights, the bizarre disappearance of a young boy, and a seriously dedicated performance from Winona Ryder.

Get your popcorn and get weird with Stranger Things.

Netfllix

3. Black Mirror

Exploring the dark consequences of living in the Twittersphere, Black Mirror is satire at its smartest and bleakest.

A timely, critical and pleasurable examination of our selfie-snapping, modern society.

BBC/Netflix

2. The Handmaid’s Tale

Based on Canadian author Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name, The Handmaid’s Tale takes place in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society where fertile women bear babies under sexual servitude.

Whether you’re a fan of the original literary tale, a feminist, or a dystopian sci-fi lover, this adaptation is sure to possess you.

Hulu

1. The 100

Part Lord of the Flies, part Lost, all awesome, 100 juvenile delinquents are returned to post-apocalyptic Earth. Don’t be fooled by the show’s fresh-faced characters, this sci-fi drama series can get pretty dark.

With four binge-worthy seasons, and a fifth on the way, the collapse of civilization has never been more thrilling.

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Kailyn McLeod
Kailyn is a recent Brock University grad and writer who wants to believe. 👽