These days, fascinating stories rich with dragons, intergalactic dramas, and superheroic adventures are lighting up the television screen. Yes indeed, it’s a beautiful time to be a nerd. Or a geek. Or whatever you call someone who loves all things fantasy or sci-fi. (We call them awesome).
But with so many geek TV shows on the screen, it can be hard to know where to start your binge or rewatch.
This quick guide will give you an overview of the best geek culture tv series out there. So pop that corn and get into some comfy clothes for a relaxing day in a world with spaceships, capes, or crowns!
In no particular order, here are 5 top shows for your viewing pleasure.
#1 The Mandalorian
A stoic bounty hunter with a code of honor as unbreakable as his suit of armor is given his toughest job yet—protect an adorable fledgling Jedi against the nefarious forces of The Empire. This show is a contestant for one of the best sci-fi shows.
A recent entry to the Star Wars TV universe, The Mandalorian is a must-see for both hardcore fans and newbies. The story was created by Jon Favreau, set after the fall of the Empire but before the First Order appears.
Through a combination of episodic adventures and an overarching quest, we journey with the Mandalorian to the far edges of the galaxy like an old western gunman traveling the frontier (while also babysitting a super powerful baby Yoda-creature).
Cue epic the theme song and prepare to be sucked into the adventure of The Mandalorian.
Here’s what else you need to know about this epic sci-fi adventure:
- Genre: Science fiction: space western
- Length: Two seasons, with more to come
- Rating: 91% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes
- Streaming Platform: Exclusively on Disney+
Some kids’ dads teach them how to play catch, change a tire, or even grill a steak. But Sam and Dean Winchester? Their dad taught them the family business of demon-killing.
Supernatural centers around two brothers who travel the country hunting down all things that go bump in the night. The show is a dark fantasy drama, primarily episodic but with recurring themes, character development, and an apocalyptic vision that appears as the series develops. Think Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, but with a lot more vampires and hilarious brotherly bickering.
Here’s what else you need to know to jump into this scary, sarcastic, and super-addicting show:
- Genre: Fantasy: current-day America
- Length: 15 seasons
- Rating: 93% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes
- Streaming Platform: Netflix
#3 Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir
A little bit of bad guy butt-kicking, a little bit of teenage drama, and a whole lot of fabulous dialogue makes Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir a sensational geek TV show.
Miraculous is an award-winning animated show about two teen heroes who unite to save Paris from a host of villains. Although it has roots in anime style and is inspired by Sailor Moon, it was created by a French animator and has gained a wide following in multiple countries.
Each season follows Marinette and Adrien who are teenagers that each have a superhero persona, but don’t know each other’s true identities. There is some star-crossed crushing, with Adrien pining for Ladybug (not Marinette), and Marinette in love with Adrien (not Cat Noir).
What’s wonderful about this show is terrific action scenes, charm galore, and heroes who use brainpower to overcome obstacles. This is a wholesome series for the entire family and is gaining fans of all ages.
Here’s everything you else you want to know about Miraculous:
- Genre: Superhero: animated
- Length: 4 seasons, with more to come
- Rating: 83% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes
- Streaming Platform: Netflix
#4 My Hero Academia
In a world full of super-powered people, wannabe-superheroes go to school to hone their abilities. But what if you’ve got the heart of a hero but no special gifts? Can you still change the world
Izuku Midoriya, powerless teenager and a nerd himself, is determined to find out.
This award-winning nerd series is one of the most lauded animes of the 2010s.It centers around a boy with no powers who is determined to get into a superhero academy, and discovers that becoming a hero is a lot more complicated than he thought.
My Hero Academia is known for excellent fight choreography, phenomenal voice acting, and its numerous, well-developed characters.
Grab your cape and your tissue box (yup, there are some serious feels in this show) and get started on My Hero Academia.
- Genre: Superhero: anime
- Rating: 100% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes
- Length: 5 seasons
- Streaming Platform: Hulu
#5 Game of Thrones
“When you play the game of thrones, you win, or you die.”
“You know nothing, John Snow.”
“All men must die, but we are not men.”
“Winter is coming.”
Arguably the most quoted television show of the late 2010’s, Game of Thrones set the nerd world on fire with its book-to-TV adaptation.
True to the original books, the geo-political world of Westeros is fast-changing, violent, and intricately complicated. With a hefty dose of kingdoms, dragons, and clans, the intrigue in GoT can be complex to follow, but each episode is a delight to the senses. This series is an epic HBO production, with big-budget sets , and exceptional acting to see it through.
From the emergence of dragons to the machinations of zombie armies, GoT characters navigate every type of danger, including human greed and vengeance each season.
Grab your goblets, swords, and crowns and prepare to be sucked into this adventure that redefined TV fantasy with an amazing fandom:
- Genre: Medieval fantasy
- Length: 8 seasons
- Rating: 85% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes
- Streaming Platform: HBO
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Star Wars Fandom. The Mandalorian. https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/The_Mandalorian
IMDb. Supernatural. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460681/
Metaverse. Why You Should Watch My Hero Academia. https://www.findthemetaverse.com/anime/why-you-should-watch-my-hero-academia