Syfy's Best and Worst Shows Since 2009

Where were you on July 7, 2009? Probably somewhere throwing up in disgust, because that's the day SciFi Channel became Syfy, one of the most annoying rebrandings in television history. Sure, we're used to it now, but back then? We nearly rioted, because SciFi was trying to distance itself from being too nerdy

Since then, Syfy's direction has mostly been to wander aimlessly, from just wanting to be accepted by the mainstream by adding cooking and reality shows to getting back to its roots with deeper sci-fi series. It's been a whirlwind, and it's produced both bad and good results. 

To celebrate the six-year anniversary of the name change, I've put together a list of the 10 best and five worst shows on the network since that fateful day. It is very likely you will have a different opinion than me, and I'd like to hear it in the comments. That's right, BRING IT! 


10. (tie) Warehouse 13 and Helix
Warehouse 13: July 7, 2009 – May 19, 2004; Helix: January 10, 2014 – April 10, 2015


Wow, we just started the list and I'm already cheating with a tie? Yep, I simply couldn't bear the pain of leaving the black goo insanity and viewer trolling of Helix off the list despite the fact that Helix, a drama supposedly about viruses but obviously about some schizophrenic 5-year-old's nightmares, was usually an awful show. Just the anticipation of seeing what unholy hell the series would unleash was worth a permanently fond parking space in my memory.

But this spot rightfully belongs to the lovable Warehouse 13, which started off as a monster hit for Syfy (it was the network's third-highest premiere ever at the time) and ran an impressive five seasons. The combination of X-Files adventures and Indiana Jones artifact hunting made it easily accessible for genre fans, and for an added spark, the romance between Pete and Myka was enough to keep things smoldering when they weren't digging through dirt or snooping around someone's old attic for powerful items. Also: Saul Rubinek!!!


9. Total Blackout
April 25, 2012 – July 9, 2013


A product of the new initiatives to bring Syfy to a broader and dumber audience, Total Blackout was a game show hosted by Urkel (Jaleel White) and filmed in some corner bungalow in a shopping mall somewhere... and it miraculously worked for great mindless television. The show's gimmick—contestants were herded through a room in total darkness to guess items based on any of their four remaining senses—was psychological torture, and the casting directors did a fantastic job in picking out TV-friendly personalities to squeal and gag as we laughed at their expense. Plus, each time a team lost, they were dropped through a trap door to their death. Or maybe it was just a waiting room with a padded mattress. But let me ask you this: Have you ever met someone who lost Total Blackout? Mass murder conspiracy confirmed!


8. Dark Matter
June 12, 2015 – present


It's only four episodes into its first season, but so far Dark Matter has shown itself to be one of Syfy's better scripted shows since the rebrand in 2009. About a crew of a derelict spaceship who wake up with no memory of who they are or how they got there, Dark Matter explores identity, starting over, maybe cloning, Two's butt in tight pants, and uptight casino pit bosses. This could easily make its way off the list with one bad turn, but it can also make its way up the list if it does things right. So far, so good enough for eighth place! 


7. Caprica
January 22, 2010 – November 30, 2010

You know Battlestar Galactica would be number one on this list if it qualified and if you disagree then please run headfirst into oncoming traffic, but since it ended before the name change (and its loss might have been a big factor in the rebranding), we'll have to settle for its prequel Caprica. Though far from the quality of the first few seasons of BSGCaprica did a good job playing with the themes of artificial intelligence while incorporating grandiose family politics into the mix. Add in some great performances by Eric Stoltz, Esai Morales, Alessandra Torresani, and Paula Malcolmson, and it's a shame this overlooked drama only lasted a season. Not enough space battles, explosions, and Number Six, I guess.


6. Being Human
January 17, 2011 – April 7, 2014


American imports of British shows usually suck, but Supernatural's Jeremy Carver brought Toby Whithouse's joke set-up about a ghost, a vampire, and a werewolf living in the same house together and made it his own. It wasn't a perfect show by any stretch, but when it hit, it bruised your emotions and was much better than it had any right being. And that cast! Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington, and Kristen Hager were splendid together.


5. Face Off
January 26, 2011 – present


Bold statement incoming: Face Off is one of television's best reality shows. It's true! The Project Runway-for-the-TV-and-film-makeup-crowd skirts the temptations of inter-contestant drama and housing politics for actual talent and some very cool movie-ready monsters. The series may be running out of things to make since a new season seems like it starts airing every other day, but it's still as fun a watch as ever. Plus: Glenn Hetrick's hair is rad.


4. Eureka
July 18, 2006 – July 16, 2012

One of Syfy/Sci-Fi's longest-running shows was unique for its time in that it was a lighthearted series on the network known mostly for headier and bleaker science fiction. That was probably a key to its success, as Eureka floated easily through its five seasons of drama/comedy hybridization about a small town inhabited by geniuses. I didn't watch nearly enough of this, but I liked what I saw.


3. Continuum
May 27, 2012 – present


Who'd a thunk a Canadian import about a time-traveling cop in a tight bodysuit would be as good as it is? Three seasons into its run, the series continues to bend minds and time with its look at freedom fighters, corporate overlords, and the mess that time travel makes of everything. We'll see if it can stick the landing when the fourth and final season airs later this year.


2. 12 Monkeys
January 16, 2015 – present


The idea of adapting Terry Gilliam's cult 1995 film into a television series was flat-out insane, but co-creators Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett focused on the elements that mattered to them and would work well on television. Specifically, logic-breaking time travel. And by expanding on the franchise's wretched future and its effects on the past, it made 12 Monkeys incredibly viable as television series. And if the geeky science didn't do it for you, the budding cross-time-space-continuum romance did.


1. Alphas
July 11, 2011 – October 22, 2012

What if Heroes wasn't stupid? It might look something like Alphas, the best series Syfy has produced since the name change in 2009. Alphas took the normal people with super abilities idea one step further and made them all team up for one of the most badass government-sanctioned crime-fighting groups ever assembled. What made Alphas work on a week-to-week basis was its knack for creating great personal stories and a season-long arc that unfolded into an ambitiously large mythology, and it rarely faltered. But none of that would have mattered if it weren't for the incredibly well-drawn characters and their uniquely individual relationships with each other (<3 Bill + Gary). Of course, we can't have nice things, and Alphas was canceled after two seasons. 



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Jul 13, 2017

Interesting list. I may have to watch Dark Matter and 12 Monkeys.

My five favorites at the moment are:

1. Haven

2. Eureka

3. Warehouse 13

4. Lost Girl

5. Killjoys

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Jan 09, 2016
I voted Alphas simply because it was the only Syfy show I could actually sit through.
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Jan 07, 2016
all of the above
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Dec 19, 2015
Z nation is the best show to come on syfy hands down
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Nov 04, 2015
The best ever was the original Stargate and Stargate Atlantis. Also liked Warehouse 13 and Eureka. Never like Stargate Universe.
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Aug 28, 2015
Continumm is not originally from SYFY, its from Showcase and Lost Girl also not from SYFY (Showcase). So they are miles better than anything SYFY originally made since 2009 but for me they are not from SYFY and shouldnt be here at all.

That said, my Top 5 is:

1. Stargate Universe (believe it or not, stargate is one of the best syfy tv shows of all time and spinoff or not it stills the best non comical Sci-Fi on this channel)
2. 12 Monkeys ( while not so awesome as i hoped it stills miles better than all the crap they air)
3. Haven (because because)
4. Dark Matter ( i hope it gets rennewed but im not so sure)
5. Warehouse 13 (Yes it had too much comedy stuff but it was refreshing )


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Aug 20, 2015
The top 5 are actually these and in this order:

#1: 12 Monkeys (their best since Battlestar)
#2: Caprica (if you watch all 18 eps, it gets really freakin good!)
#3: Continuum (time travel + Rachel Nichols = good stuff)
#4: Alphas (i was never the biggest fan but at least it was quality)
#5: umm.. bout that.. yeah there is no #5 cause all the other shows on syfy since the name change have sucked! Remember the glory days of Farscape/Lexx/The Invisible Man + Battlestar? Ah good times. Least 12 Monkeys was excellent in its first season - even if the end of the season was a bit shaky...
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Aug 20, 2015
Ok if I HAD to put a #5 it would be Being Human.
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Aug 16, 2015
Dominion isn't a bad show not at all
on the other hand Olympus was an epic fail and helix was booooooooooooooooring
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Aug 16, 2015
I enjoyed Alphas, 12 monkeys was okay but sorta cliche television, Defiance is also a little average but I still enjoy it as the "alien" show, Helix season 1 was great but season 2 fell off quickly for me.
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Aug 29, 2015
If you guys aren't watch it yet, start watching Dark Matter and KillJoys. they're both decent spaceship-crew shows
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Aug 13, 2015
I do miss Almost Human, both in this list as well as on TV. To me, that show was believable, intelligent, true to an interesting and intriguing script. And gawdgawdgawddammn cancelled, caused mainly by bad broadcasting schemes and having to compete with the Olympics for Pete's sake! I miss Dorian and John, a couple that could have made a name for themselves.
Currently I'm enjoying Dark Matter and Killjoys. Favorite shows from the past were Alphas, Stargate SGC and Atlantis. Unfortunately, sincs July 1st the cable company in my home town decided in their eternal wisdom to stop SyFy (no matter how you call it). Grrrrrr...
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Aug 10, 2015
Battlestar Galactica is my all time favourite tv series, sopranos following. I haven't watched Caprica, but I find the whole idea intriguing, I should try it before summer ends
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Aug 20, 2015
Caprica is far, far better than most will lead you to believe - just don't go in expecting tons of action and cylons in every scene and you'll dig it.
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Nov 18, 2015
I am watching it, i pretty liked it actually, i like the bleak atmosphere , it is a nice series, i hope the final episode will be a good one
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Aug 21, 2015
I am planning to watch it next week.
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Aug 07, 2015
Warehouse 13, Alphas, Being Human, 12 Monkeys, Continuum, Face Off, Killjoys, Eureka, Caprica, Dark Matter

I'm highly anticipating The Expanse and won't be surprised if it ends up as #1 on my list. I've read the books and what I've heard and seen of the show only has me more excited.
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Jul 30, 2015
And how did you leave haven and lost girl out of the ten.

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Jul 30, 2015
by not including them. obviously
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Jul 30, 2015
Sinbad was a good watch ....i was upset it was canceled.

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Jul 29, 2015
Caught up on some Defiance episodes and found Defiance to be the most improved SciFi series around. It deserves a top 10 listing.
It still has very interesting characters after a slight purge and the story line is entertaining and actually makes sense.
Side comment - I have not seen the cancelled Alphas but find it hard to believe that anything is better than 12 Monkeys...
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Jul 28, 2015
Haven is SyFy's best show, by far.


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Jul 26, 2015
I can't believe that Eureka is beating out Stargate for top spot and Stargate is not the list of top 10. Never really watched Caprica.
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Aug 14, 2015
I miss Stargate, all of them, (except the last reboot in the spaceship with the Rumpelstiltskin actor from OUAT). I did not discover Stargate until 2013! I then spent about 6 months binge watching all the Stargates and Alantis series. I wish they would bring it back.
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Jul 26, 2015
this list is for shows since 2009 - Stargate ended before this year.
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Jul 30, 2015
yepe, back in 2007 (omg... i'm sooo old xD).. and the list of the worst shows have just 5 spots... and that's why SGU was not included on the listing... :P
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Jul 24, 2015
I think Eureka, Warehouse 13 and Alphas are some of the best series that has been on Syfy, while Haven and Sanctuary are entertaining but not nearly as good as the first three mentioned series. 12 Monkeys and Dark Matter are the two newest series that i am watching, but i feel they are only competing with Sanctuary, which is not that hard to do. But to make a list of best series would be diffecult since Eureka, Warehouse 13 and Alphas would have a shared first place.
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Aug 14, 2015
We miss Eureka. My son and I would watch that together each week and we loved it.
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Jul 23, 2015

Posted to Deadline, maybe Burke will catch it who knows. Burke is the head of Universal. Maybe if he gets to this thread he will get to see the big picture and bring back Eureka...hopefully. http://deadline.com/2015/07/nbcuniversal-steve-burke-nbc-upfront-sales-theme-parks-1201483860/#comment-list-wrapper
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Jul 23, 2015
They need to take off 12 monkeys and put up Farscape, it is way too soon to call it for that tv show.
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Aug 20, 2015
I do loveeee me some Farscape. Really hoping that movie/backdoor pilot for the continuation of Farscape by Justin Monjo gets made - and soon!
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Jul 22, 2015
best in no particular order Haven WhareHouse 13 Eureka Lost Girl KillJoys Continuum Caprica Defiance Alpha's 12 Monkeys
Worst Being Human Dark Matter Z Nation Almighty Johnson's Helix
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Jul 22, 2015
No HAVEN!!??
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Jul 21, 2015
I'm seeing no Lost Girl love on here. It's a fun, sexy, not to be taken too seriously, enjoyable show.
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Jul 21, 2015
They need to bring back Eureka.
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Jul 21, 2015
No they already ran out of ideas the first go around.
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Jul 22, 2015
No, the second phase/ theme of Eureka was to focus on creating technologies that could be incorporated throughout the globe to help people in everyday life and to make those technologies readily available to communities in the real world, and to depart from the DOD mandate of creating technologies geared towards war. But they never got to focus fully on that concept.
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Jul 20, 2015
bring back eureka!
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Jul 19, 2015
12 Monkeys might be the most thrilling show that I've seen on Syfy in a very long time.
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Aug 20, 2015
Agreed.
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Aug 14, 2015
Agree. I think 12 Monkeys is a very clever show and I am throughly enjoying it.
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Jul 18, 2015
I am still mad about ALPHAS being cancelled. What a stupid, stupid, decision, particularly given how superheroes as a genre blew up just after it was cancelled. The show was slickly produced, well cast and performed, and increasingly rivetting, ambitious, and novel. What the hell happened!?!

EUREKA was a real surprise to me. I avoided it during it's original run because the promo's I saw made it look cheezy, but it was delightfully charming, smart, and well performed. I also found it interesting that the shows theme of weakly problem-solving could be seen at work in the writers room as they deftly rolled with sudden departures in cast members and other series disrupting problems, working them into the story in smart ways and keeping things loose and enjoyable. EUREKA also had one of the most ambitious and novel Christmas episodes I've seen in a long time, utilizing multiple styles of animation in a reality bending, hilariously novel, holiday episode that still managed to have high stakes. It also had one of the best series finales I can imagine, putting a beautiful little bow on the series and bringing everything full circle to give all it's characters meaningful resolution and satisfying closure to their various arcs.
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Aug 14, 2015
Me too. I really liked Alphas and it felt like they had tons more stories to tell. It felt very abrupt in the way it went out.
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Aug 12, 2015
Eureka has my vote as well. It was quite interessting to see how they learned what to change from the pilot to the actual show (cast, soundtrack, intro etc.) and I just loved how it never got old although playing with the same setup by reinventing itself over and over. I would love to see it come back but I have to admit and agree with DTHalliday1980 that the ending was one of the best series ending ever. A very good closing if there ever can be one to beloved series.
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Jul 26, 2015
I was addicted to Eureka. I watched the tv show, walked the Eureka interactive set on scifi, and listened to the podcast. It was a fun, moving, immersive TVshow. I never did that with any other TV show, and haven't since.
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Jul 17, 2015
You lose all credibility putting Helix anywhere near the Best list.

I think what doomed Eureka was the huge character change-up that was the result of time travel and the coming & going of major characters. Should've had more crazy technology stuff and less unseen but influential political stuff.

I liked Ghost Hunters in the early days before GH: International and Academy. I do believe in ghosts so it's probably not the best idea to have such a show on the Science Fiction channel.

Never saw Face/Off but a competition show about movie & TV prosthetics and makeup might be more suited on A&E&
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Jul 21, 2015
I enjoy helix.. Now if you want to talk about a crap scifi show it's called Lexx.
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Jul 20, 2015
What doomed Eureka was they ran out of re-vamps.Each season seemed to be another change from the previous one.
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Jul 26, 2015
I liked the changes. More now than before in TV Binge mode. Reminds me of Dexter in the way each season is produced with a different Theme and new characters.

Wish Eureka and Alhpa will get picked up again for at least 10 episodes per season, like HBO does now with most of their series. I think Eureka ultimately suffered from the writers strike and the fact that Jeff Zucker took a 40million dollar pay out to leave NBC at the time. And since Steve Burke was not going to take a pay-cut and Eureka and Alphas had such a diverse cast, they were the first in line. It is like that for many "Too Urban" shows on a lot of networks. Only today networks are scrambling to cast diverse characters in shows. Any shows before 2013 that had diverse cast members were considered groundbreaking.

But the issues surrounding Eureka's and Alphas demise don't exist today. Zucker's been gone a while now. Universal is killing it at the Box office so Burke doesn't have to take a cut. People are scrambling to produce more ethnic programming. In fact forget Universal, if another network was willing to imitate Eureka like WB stole Psych from USA network to produce The Mentalist, I'd watch it.
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Jul 26, 2015
On another note, Syfy is more hip now because of its Bmovie status like Sharknado, so I don't think they need to unplug the cord on science fiction just yet. There are a lot of people like me that will tune out of shows that don't have much science in the fiction. I stayed away from Haven and a number of shows because all I wanted to watch was science, and the syfy channel suddenly didn't have that anymore. Same reason why I tuned out of Tech TV when it became G4TV. Just seemed like no need to watch it much anymore. And I'm not much into the gore scene or horror movie scene. My attraction to Eureka was much the same as my attraction to The Big Bang Theory, and Eureka is like that. Light hearted fun and comedy mixed with science. Mixed of course with romance. And instead of a half hour show like The Big Bang Theory it was 1 hr long. It has the same elements and appeal as The Big Bang Theory, and it aired before The Big Bang Theory became a hit. Eureka might just make it on Broadcast networks. When you really think about it in that perspective and dig deeper into analyzing and comparing the two shows and what makes them both so popular, Universal really let go of something special.
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Jul 26, 2015
One more thing to add. Eureka, for a heavily special effects show was not expensive to produce because it got a lot of corporate endorsements. From Subaru and Degree Deodorant, but I suspect that new boss Burke did not condone that and choose to cut that out. Which therefore made it really expensive to produce and maintain its authenticity and so the show was cancelled.

Funny when you think about that and the Amount of in your face obvious endorsements you see happening on heavily authentic science fiction shows like The Flash, showing off Amazon Fire Phone and Samsung cell phone and laptops. But then again that is a different network. When you think about it Eureka really changed the playing field for heavily scripted science fiction shows to be produced. Another thing that doomed it too, was the no blood and guns theory of the writing. It followed the formatting of science fiction writing trailblazers like Gene Roddenberry. Not much violence, tip toeing around profanity, ethnic casting (all science fiction shows call for diversity in casting), love for humanity, romantic twists, and mind blowing special effects.

These days networks feel they need to show a lot of blood and gore to attract the masses, which boggle the mind. There are two separate sets of audiences out there people...don't reshape your shows to go mainstream or you'll learn the hard way like WB is learning after their disastrous DC52 roll out fiasco.

People read the DC comics because they weren't like Marvel comics. Then WB made DC change their comics to match and compete with Marvel. Surprise, sales have plummeted and even with the new Multiverse line, it will take them years to recover the loss. I wonder if Syfy ever really recoup its losses from transitioning from scifi to syfy yet, with its ridiculous, non-science fiction shows?

No wonder sales of science fiction books are way up, you hardly get any truly science fiction programmes on TV anymore. That explains the spike on Amazon in that genre and books like The Martian becoming popular. And also Gravity with Sandra Bullock. Not so long ago that would never happen. There aren't any really science fiction shows on Syfy anymore really. Just horror and gore based shows like Haven and Sharknado.
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Jul 15, 2015
Continuum is the best.

No Bitten love?

Caprica simply didn't make sense. Essentially, it looked nice and James Marsters is in it, but a 'mob' that's so powerful it can off CEOs and threaten high-ranking government officials? Some technology that seems more advanced than what is seen in Battlestar Galatica? The wealthiest person in the world living somewhat less well than Gaius Baltar was living? Some people using super crappy TVs as if using better stuff is somehow a cultural thing?
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Jul 26, 2015
lol the mafia is really powerful in some countries (yes, more powerful than the government) even on this planet.
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Aug 08, 2015
But "some countries" doesn't equal the most powerful planet of the 12 Colonies and some of the most important and powerful corporations in the 12 Colonies.
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Aug 08, 2015
but you can't be sure that their "alien" organized crime is not stronger than anything we can imagine.
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Aug 10, 2015
The 12 Colonies have a MASSIVE military. If anything, the military and police forces seem even stronger than they are in the United States.

The level of power of the mafia in Caprica doesn't make sense.

Anyway, we should probably agree to disagree.
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Jul 21, 2015
Much of the BSG reboot took place on the Galactica, which in the mini-series explicitly said purposely had downgraded technology so the Cylons couldn't take control of it remotely. Hence the old phones and stuff.

Other than the Presidential ship, which was just a regular diplomatic ship, all of the other ships were pretty much trashed by the time we saw them so we don't know what they looked like in their prime. And the presidential ship was pretty bare-bones inside. Likely they dropped the whole simulated-reality-helmets for the same reason... and because they were linked to the Cylons' creation (though I realize the writers probably never had those in mind when they made BSG -- I'm just talking lore retconning here).

The wealthiest person in the world (in Caprica) had a larger estate than Baltar.
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Jul 23, 2015
* First off, I wasn't referring to the Battlestars. I was referring to the technology and such that is shown on the worlds versus the technology that is available decades later.

* The red-headed guy was clearly the wealthiest person in the world and he lived in essentially a beach house right next to other beach houses.

Gaius Baltar had a relatively better house and he didn't have neighbors.

* It seems you agree the mob thing was silly?
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Jul 27, 2015
I'm not defending the tech: it was likely a retcon. But still, comparing show 1's tech to show 2 was not comparable.

I was saying that most of BSG's scenes took place in either an old battlestar where they explicitly turned down the tech to prevent hacking... or the interiors of space ships that were trashed and made into makeshift habitats.

The only "clean" starship interior we ever saw was the government shuttle that became "Colonial One" and that wasn't particularly fancy. Almost all of the planet-side stuff was either outside in a market-place or in a residential room for maybe 20 seconds.

So there's not much comparison to give in terms of technology. That's like saying "One home video took place in a cabin by the woods, but the older video took place at Silicone Valley." Of course the Silicone Valley one is going to look newer.

As for the mob stuff... that was weird. It was like Scarface-era gangsters (including clothes) in the future. But I was alright with it.
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Aug 08, 2015
Again, we can compare the red-headed man's house's technology with the technology in Gaius Baltar's house. One clearly had a lot more technology and it wasn't Gaius's house.

Anyway, it seems we mostly agree. The ret-con is simply one of the things that makes Caprica a relatively bad series because it simply doesn't connect to BSG.
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Jul 21, 2015
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Jul 15, 2015
Why doesn’t the WORST OF list have any of those "tricks" programs: Cruel Tricks, Mean Tricks, whatever...

I've repressed the names, but there's been more than one, and they were at least as bad as other examples.
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Jul 15, 2015
I know someone at the network bought some expensive night-vision cameras, so they just had to make something to justify/pay off the investment, but the minute I see a program shot with one on Siffy, I mean SYFY, I look for something to watch on other channels.
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Jul 14, 2015
NO haven? And Alphas is on the wrong list. Tim you ass, Kudos though to your flamebait.
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Jul 13, 2015
From my point of view, Worst Show on Siffy, I mean SYFY, is a three way tie between All of Ghost Hunting shows, The Night Vision shows, and Opposite Worlds.
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Jul 13, 2015
OK, let me start by saying that I don't want to be a hater, especially as I have lived on both sides of the 'pond' and love BOTH countries' TV, HOWEVER why oh why does US TV insist on re-making a good English TV show instead of showing the original??
We speak the same language and we laugh at the same things (more or less) we understand eachother easily enough so what is the issue?
Having watched both "Being Human's" I have to say the original was much better. The same is true for most shows brought over from Britain to US.
If you love TV like I do find the original version and watch it for yourself and see what you think.
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Jul 14, 2015
Life on Mars is another example you are missing ;)
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Jul 20, 2015
I really enjoyed the US version of Life on Mars, and was eager to try and see the UK version, but I could never get it easily anywhere. Same goes for George Gently. To this day I haven't been able to find the episode of George Gently that takes place after Bacchus gets shot. Perhaps that's why we remake the shows, it's too hard to get the originals!

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Jul 21, 2015
The US version of Life on Mars was probably my favorite UK-&US; remake of all time since the focus on 70's New York hits a lot closer to (my) home than 70's UK. The remake was one of my favorite shows...

Up until the last 5 minutes. I really didn't like the "explanation" they were choosing (assuming that it was true / real). I imagine had the show continued he'd still have reality-bending issues (which life is real?). But even then... boo. Way too literal.

Still, 99.999% of the show was still epic good.
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Jul 21, 2015
Amazon shows seven seasons of george gently, were there more? Amazon also has the UK version of life on mars.
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Jul 11, 2015
I had a hard time choosing between 12 Monkeys and Eureka, but the monkeys have it. After those two, it's Being Human, Haven, Dominion and the 1st season of Helix. And now Killjoys is beginning to come up from behind, but it has a long way to go, and still has to pass Lost Girl to get into the running.
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Jul 11, 2015
I absolutely loved Eureka, It was consistently funny and had a great group of characters. It also did a great time travel arc and stuck with all of the consequences..Good stuff and worth checking out and it still holds up. I miss it dearly.
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Aug 14, 2015
We miss it dearly in my house too. It was truly a feel good show.
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Jul 11, 2015
I agree with you on Alphas, 12 Monkeys (to me they are almost a tie), and Being Human. I would have placed Dark Matter higher and had Haven on there instead of Blackout. The worst thing that SyFy did was have reality shows on there, but at least Face Off is about creating sci-fi creatures, so that gets a pass.
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Jul 10, 2015
I was into Eureka & Being Human but my two favorites were Caprica & SG Universe. There's nothing on the channel now (or generally overall I consider worth watchin') I do like Continuum, but I watch the Canadian airings when it's in season. Siffy as a network just doesn't deserve my veiwership
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Jul 10, 2015
3 days after the article was posted, and Eureka still not moved up to nr 1?
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Jul 10, 2015
Apparently Warehouse 13 aired for minus five years... :P
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Jul 10, 2015
Just comparing Warehouse 13 & Helix is like comparing a roller skater to a car. Even though I only enjoyed the 1st season of W13 (the rest were too silly & I only watched because of Rubinek) Helix was absolute trash!


I miss Caprica: it was so rad! And Alphas cancellation still hurts!
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Jul 11, 2015
Especially when Alphas ended on a cliffhanger!!
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Jul 10, 2015
Forgot to say that Eureka's ending at least was satisfying...
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Jul 14, 2015
Not really.
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Jul 15, 2015
Well, best ending ever of a series (that I've watched, of course) is Roswell.
After that everything is satisfying or not.. :-P
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Jul 21, 2015
Jezuz! Who is trolling whom?
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Jul 21, 2015
What Roswell's ending was lame.. Oh hell no you will not troll me like that.
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Jul 09, 2015
Speaking of W13, what about the romance between Myka and Helena? Pete and Myka were more friends through the life of the show before they shoved it down our throats in the last season.
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Jul 20, 2015
Pete and Myka were the best romance on the show. Myka and Helena had no chemistry other than they were two gorgeous women cuddling.
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Jul 16, 2015
I know, right. I hate forced romance tropes. That was a total shocker and seemed tacked on out of the blue to me as well.
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Jul 09, 2015
I don't know about the other shows on the Channel and all....

But Haven is the best show right now, while the others suck and keep on getting cancelled... And Haven is the second best show after Fringe being the first best show... And no other show will even came close top Haven or Fringe, they both have wonderful remarkable magical storyline, great chemistry and great magical wonderful love story...

I don't really care what the show runners do or plan change direction course of the series... I have seen whole a lot worst bad directions done within drama tv series for the past 10 years or so and ended up being cancelled... And both Haven and Fringe doesn't even came close being that bad of a direction, like most drama shows out there on change of direction course...

And i can watch both Haven & Fringe over again repeatedly, from the start to end more than another drama tv shows series out there... And Which for an example, I probably won't watch Falling Skies over again from the start to end when it ends their course this year...

Because it is the lowest favorite on my list, and I can see were people are coming from their change of direction with Season 4 is one worst thing even done to the series... And Falling Skies make Haven's First Half of Season 5 and Fringe's Season 4 a master piece better then them...
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Jul 09, 2015
No, the problem with your comment post.... Is that it doesn't matter, what can channel it's from cable or network based on playing...

Because it's not the channel itself basing the products project programming... It's the writers behind of the project series having similar common sense told based events telling a tv series...

It's still by the matter of fact, Fringe & Haven are similar use by theme business products programming based... Even so Fringe is Fox network channel and Haven is SyFy Cable Channel... And there were tons of episodes and events into Haven matches to Fringe based setting theme programming...

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- Both Beginnings of Haven & Fringe's Seasons 1-3 based told events programming... They both had tons similar crossing solving mysteries cases on missions and locations...


And even on top of that both leading couples had fall out during Season 3, and then repair back together later into Season 3.... While the leading characters from Fringe and Haven, they both clam their love for each other at the end of Season 2....

- Both Haven & Fringe's Season 4 based told events programming... They both have Audrey and Peter return back into the game at the end of Episode 4, and continue discovery and repair their lives by the next episode being Episode 5...

- Both Haven & Fringe's Season 5 based told events programming... They both are about the War invasion setting there the Town or City...
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Jul 09, 2015
GO WATCH MORE EUREKA. Go now. I'll wait.
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Jul 09, 2015
Helix, Total Blackout and Alphas but no Haven? Pssssh.
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Jul 09, 2015
I know it's a miniseries, but I really liked Alice. Sure, it wasn't perfect, but it was a good and entertaining effort at injecting some new ideas into a material that has been adapted waaay too many times for its own good (looking at you, Tim Burton. Also you, OUaT). I wish Syfy had more initiatives like this.
That was before 2009, but I also thought Tin Man was pretty cool.
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Jul 09, 2015
The Dresden Files was a good show that was cancelled too early by SciFi. To date, it still has a better imdb rating than Dark Matter.
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Jul 08, 2015
I agree with Warehouse 13, but Haven should be on the list before either Helix or Total Blackout. Heck, I'd even put it ahead of Caprica. And where on Earth is Definance?
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Jul 08, 2015
Best show Sanctuary.

Worst show Stargate Universe.
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Jul 14, 2015
Indeed, at least the first season of Sanctuary was good.
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Jul 08, 2015
Was surprised nobody had mentioned Flash Gordon as one of the worst. Then realized that was 2008 before the switch.
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