‘Tis the long dark summer of our science fiction discontent…
It’s been almost two weeks since the best show, SF or otherwise, on TV ended its season (LOST) and many more SF shows before it also ended, either for the season (Fringe and Dollhouse) or for good (Sarah Connor and Galactica). With the ending of LOST, the science fiction on TV has a long period of nothingness, or endless CSI re-runs which is basically the same thing, to look forward to over the summer. There is literally nothing promising on the network TV front until next fall. The only glimmer in the darkness is on the Sci Fi Channel (soon to by Sy Fy) as Eureka returns in July along with new series Warehouse 13 and possibly The Listener on NBC, though I’m not hot to watch that one.
Since I like Eureka I’ll definitely tune in for that and I’ll take a look-see at Warehouse 13 because there’s nothing else to watch. And even when the new season starts up again in the fall, there’s really not a lot of good SF returning then. Fringe is almost a must-see and I may catch up with Dollhouse over the summer. It’s not until next year that LOST returns and Flash Forward and Stargate Universe premiere.
Our question to you is: What will you be doing over the summer to quench your SF TV thirst?
There’s a lot of options for online viewing from catching up on older shows or watching some new web series. I’ll probably do some of both. I also have an enormous backlog of SF anime just screaming at me to watch. Some on Crunchyroll and some not. Netflix and other sources will also help out. Hopefully we’ll all be able to weather this SF interregnum without losing our sanity.