2014’s Best Sci-Fi TV: Brent’s Picks
I have a troubled relationship with AMC’s hit zombie drama The Walking Dead, but the show is as good as it’s ever been, and getting better all the time, and is finally coming close to the potential inherent in Robert Kirkman’s comics. Not strictly sci-fi, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. started to get good after Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and now, in the middle of season two, it’s become a legitimately important piece of the MCU, and recently introduced some elements from the Inhumans that are likely to play a big part moving forward. Cosmos is definitely more science than fiction, but I will listen to Neil DeGrasse Tyson talk about anything, and if he wants to take me on a guided tour of an abandoned strip mall, I’m there. NBC’s Believe, from J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron, had all the potential in the world, but while it felt like it was starting to find itself near the end—it was moderately compelling, but always almost good—no one tuned in and the network pulled the plug on yet another potentially promising young series.