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Shows like Westworld: Most Addictive Fantasy and Sci Fi

These series cut across genres--superheroes, post-apocalyptic action, supernatural thrillers, and classic science fiction--but they should all come with a warning from the Surgeon General. Don't blame us when you mutter "one more episode" to yourself at 3 am.

Best TV Cinematography

These are recent shows that have been nominated for two or more Emmy Awards for outstanding cinematography, with a few additional standouts thrown in to boot.

Shows like For All Mankind: Hard Science Fiction

What makes science fiction "hard" is a respect for logic and adherence to the known laws of physics, versus "soft" science fiction which assumes we can innovate around any limitation (often including holes in a plot). Hardness is pretty subjective (just check out the debates on Reddit), but this list includes series that are generally seen to qualify.

Best Sci Fi TV

What with the rise of AI, self-driving cars, and super dope fidget spinners, sometimes it feels we're living in the future already; well, these shows remind us there are still SOME discoveries left to be made.

Shows like Mr Robot: Fighting Evil Megacorporations

Cyberdyne Systems, Pinehearst Company, Luthorcorp, E Corp, Stoneheart Investment Group, and Palmer Technologies may sound like a list of hot new IPOs, but in truth they are the evil corporations that the heroes of these shows must fight to save the world.

Best HBO Dramas

From The Sopranos and Rome to Deadwood and Game of Thrones, nobody does drama like HBO; the best of the best is collected here, and you don't need to scratch around for where to watch it.

Shows like the OA: The Mystery Box

In his 2007 TED Talk, JJ Abrams discussed the "mystery box": a box of magic tricks he bought as a kid that he has yet to open, because the mystery is more exciting than the knowledge of what is inside. These shows follow people trying to open the mystery box, usually in a world of missing persons, time travel, and alternate realities.

Shows like Mr Robot: Confronting Tech's Dark Side

Sure technology brought you the very screen you're reading this on, but it also brought cyber surveillance and drones programmed to kill. These shows explore the ethical dilemmas technology presents.

Shows Like Man in the High Castle: Dystopian Futures

Whether the ruling class are Nazis or aliens (no Nazi aliens, fortunately), the societies they enforce are pretty damn unappealing.

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