Winter Storm Jonas pretty much has the East Coast stuck inside this weekend, which means that you’re probably sitting in front of your television scrolling through Netflix. Allow us to help.

Here’s some of our absolute favorite science fiction shows that we can watch over and over again (and the storm is just the perfect excuse we need).


Awake was an underrated show that never seemed to attract the audience it deserved. Despite that, it was a brilliant show, following a detective who keeps waking up in two universes: one in which his son survived a car accident, the other in which his wife survived.

Where you can find it: Netflix

Battlestar Galactica

One of the greatest science fiction shows out there, Battlestar Galactica defined what it meant for modern speculative fiction to absolutely rock. Dark, thoughtful and slightly bonkers at points, it’s one of the shows that blew us away.

Where you can watch it: Hulu


The first of Marvel’s Netflix shows, Daredevil blew us away with its darker take on the MCU. This is an intense show, with some fantastic acting and quite a bit of great action. Plus, once you’re done, you should check out Jessica Jones.

Where you can find it: Netflix

Dark Matter

One of the two space opera shows that SyFy debuted this summer, Dark Matter was one that I had a lot of fun watching. It’s firmly in the camp of shows like Andromeda, Firefly and Farscape, about a starship’s crew and their random adventures after they all lose their memories.

Where you can find it: Netflix


Joss Whedon’s other cancelled Fox TV show. Dollhouse actually made it to a second season, and we loved it. Starring an excellent cast that included the likes of Eliza Dushku, Fran Kranz, Tahmoh Penikett, Enver Gjokaj, Dichen Lachman, Reed Diamond, and Amy Acker, this story about a facility that can reprogram people was one of our favorites.

Where you can find it: Amazon Streaming, Netflix

Europa Report

This found footage film about a mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa is a tense thriller that got everything right. If you haven’t checked it out yet, it’s time.

Where you can find it: Netflix

The Expanse

The Expanse is the show that we’ve been waiting to see since Battlestar Galactica went off the air. It’s deeply political, exciting and tense, and it’s easily the best science fiction show on the airwaves now. The show is currently airing, but this is a good time to get caught up and to see what everyone is talking about.

Where you can find it: Hulu, SyFy.


This gem of a show is one that was just amazing. Original, wacky and just plain fun to watch, the adventures of hapless astronaut John Crichton lost in space is a classic show, and it’s one that we hope that we’ll see again someday.

Where you can find it: Netflix


You can’t talk about binge watching a science fiction show without mentioning Firefly somewhere. It lasted for a mere 14 episodes, but it’s become one of those cult shows that’s become an outright classic ever since it went off the air.

Where you can find it: Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu

Galaxy Quest

Alan Rickman died earlier this week. You should watch this to honor him.

Where you can find it: Netflix


Along with the aforementioned Dark Matter, Killjoys was SyFy’s return to form this year with space opera. It’s fun, with an interesting story and some entertaining characters that reminded us a bit of the classic space-based shows that we grew up with.

Where you can find it: Hulu, SyFy

Life On Mars (UK)

This is probably my most favored show of all time. A cop is hit by a car and wakes up in 1973, where he’s trying to figure out if he’s actually travelled in time, or if he’s just in a coma. Brilliant acting, stories and an ending that blew everyone away. Don’t bother watching the US version. Plus, there’s a cool Bowie connection.

Where you can find it: Hulu

Man In The High Castle

This adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s famous novel is fantastic. It’s a dark, outstanding drama of a world in which the United States and its allies lost the Second World War. It’s got an excellent story, phenomenal production values, and we can’t wait for Season 2.

Where you can find it: Amazon Streaming

Orphan Black

We love this show, from Tatiana Maslany’s fantastic acting to the strange and excellent story that has come together over the last couple of seasons. This is definitely a show to get hooked on.

Where you can find it: Amazon Streaming

Person of Interest

This is probably the show that we love the most. It’s brilliant, explores some amazing ideas, and it’s just flat out awesome. Seriously, if you have’t watched this yet, you really should.

Where you can find it: Netflix

Rick and Morty

I got hooked on this show a while back, and I can’t remember seeing a animated science fiction show that I had as much fun watching as Futurama. The adventures of mad scientist Rick and his meek grandson Morty are enormously addicting. Not all of the episodes are free to watch on Adult Swim’s website, but there’s a good chunk that are well worth checking out.

Where you can watch it: Adult Swim

And because we can’t have a binge list without snow-themed movies, here’s thee that are definitely worth checking out if you’re snowed in:


This was an utterly crazy, brilliant movie that we loved watching. Earth has frozen over, and a circumglobal train holds the last remains of humanity in a heavily segregated society. It’s a helluva a lot of fun.

Where you can find it: Netflix

The Colony

Not the TV show, but the 2013 B-movie, but it’s a ridiculous amount of fun. Earth has frozen over, and when one colony gets a distress call, Laurence Fishburne sets out to find out what happened to them. It’s just one of those films that’s perfect for a snow day.

Where you can find it: Netflix

Troll Hunter

This film flat out rocked. It might look like it’s a cheesy, found footage horror film, and there’s certainly elements of that, but it’s an utterly brilliant and another entertaining movie for a snow day.

Where you can find it: Netflix

What shows are you watching while you’re stuck inside?