In the world of Netflix, Amazon Video, HBO etc, choosing 5 TV shows that I love above all others was a challenge. There are some shows that are critically acclaimed that aren’t here because, well, I didn’t like them. The ones that you’re expecting are The Wire, Breaking Bad and possibly The West Wing. All great shows I’m sure, but I wasn’t that into them so they don’t make my list. Feel free to lambaste me in the comments, on Twitter and Facebook and tell me why I’m wrong. So, here we go….

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Now, hold on, come back, put down the pitch forks and torches and hear me out. I have been a Star Trek fan for as long as I can remember. I fell in love with TNG, found the original series on re-runs and waited with baited breath for every series since. I have love for all incarnations of Star Trek, albeit, various levels. Even some of the movies that were seen as duds, I still love most of (see Nemesis, The Motion Picture).

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The promotion of a movie is almost as important as the actual film itself. The dream of all production companies is to have blockbuster hit after blockbuster hit, but to do this they firstly need to have a good product that audiences are going to want to see. Sure, you can be attracted to a film by the premise or the stars appearing in the flick, but traditionally the key to getting the masses to see your film is to be drawn in by the other key element, the magical movie poster. These days the bulk of movie posters are photo shopped, air brushed pictures of the glamorous stars of the film looking moody in staged poses. Prior to around the mid 90’s however, movie posters were illustrated works of genius, depicting the main characters of the movie in perilous situations or showcasing vital scenes from the movie in question.

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OK, cards on the table here. I am a relative newcomer to The Walking Dead. I binged watched the entire thing in about 3 Months which was an achievement for me considering I also have a life that requires me to put on clothes and leave the house occasionally. I’ve also never read the graphic novels on which it’s based.

I never got into it from the start because “zombies aren’t my thing.” After some light intimidation/bullying from the bearded one (Keith) I decided to give it a go.

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We are lucky nowadays to have instant access to some fantastic television, all fighting for our time. It can be difficult to decide what to watch with Netflix and Amazon Prime stocking hundreds of episodes of some brilliant TV shows.

I’ve taken the liberty of pickingĀ out five shows (not all of them sci-fi) that I think you should be tracking down and watching, so turn off sodding Ex on the Beach and get on it.

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