40 Best Science Fiction TV Shows of All Time

From superhero shows and space operas to creepy anthology series, the greatest small-screen sci-fi of all time

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32. 'Misfits' (2009-2013)

Though it's about a bunch of felonious kids with uncanny abilities, it would be a misnomer to call Misfits a superhero show. These ne'er-do-well teens aren’t out to save the day so much as make it through the drudgery of their daily lives without accidentally killing anyone. Darkly funny and tinged with a punk sensibility, this cult favorite explores what happens when the disenfranchised find themselves literally empowered — sometimes in terrifying ways. Though the cast turned over several times in the course of the series' five seasons, it never lost its sense of twisted fun. JS

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