Best New Sci-Fi TV shows of 2016

2016 Best new sci fi tv showsWe have seen many  new TV shows in 2016. Some didn’t survive the first round and were cancelled. Others got lucky and went to the next round. I must say I am very grateful for Netflix, Amazon and Hulu who provided more opportunities for producers, editors and writers to air their shows on their streaming platforms.

For a fan it is really irritating to know that they cancel your favorite show. With this competition on the market many project went from traditional TV to Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. Most of my favorites got renewed so I got to watch them in 2016. Here are my top pics of new 2016 sci-fi TV shows:

Timeless

At first I was skeptical since I’m already hooked with the flash and legends of tomorrow(which falls into the  time travel category). What I find interesting is the dynamic of the team that has to go back in time during many missions to stop the villain of the story. What is interesting to see is that each time they go back and change something in the past when they come back they see their current timeline altered.

Westworld

I started watching this cyberpunk shows out of curiosity to know how to story unfolds.  Men used technology to create humanoids that live in a fantasy reality of the West. You can pay to enter that digital world and make your fantasies come true. There is no morality so if you’re fantasy is to kill you’ll be able to do it. It made me sit back and think. Could we go so far as society and accept something similar to this?

Do you agree? Which of the 2016 new sci-fi TV shows got you hooked to your screen? Feel free to leave your comments. I would love to hear from you.

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8 thoughts on “Best New Sci-Fi TV shows of 2016

  1. I am a huge fan of Westworld and like you, I was a skeptic at first. I went on a binge watching spree and finished the whole season in 3 days. I have not seen Timeless yet but I just added it to my list after reading your recommendation. I love all sci-fi shows so I was wondering if you have any other recent recommendations for us?

    1. Hi Patrick,

      Thanks for stopping by.
      Yes I do have some: Fringe, Supernatural, Stargate, Arrow and the Expanse. For more details on these shows go to my post.

  2. Thank you Dira for sharing these 2016 sci fi shows. I love the subject of time travel so this Timeless show is right up my alley. I will have to check it out.

    Do you know how many episodes there are in this series and whether it has been renewed?

    1. Hi Owain,

      Well, season 1 has 16 episodes. If we will see a season 2 that remains to be seen: the show awaits renewal decision By NBC. I just hope it doesn’t have the same fate as The show Time after Time (A show about time travel with a young H.G Wells and his friend Jack the Ripper: the show aired just 6 episodes in 2017 and was abruptly cancelled by ABC).

  3. I also loved the Flash but he just screws timeline a lot. I mean John Diggle in Arrow has baby girl but now he has a son. Is dosage of changing timeline a lot in Timeless? If it is not, I will probably watch it 🙂

    1. Hi Furkan,
      I’m afraid that’s not the case. Every time they go back in time and do something they are not suppose to do they change the future.

  4. I am actually glad that I came across this post as I am looking for a new show to watch and I had forgotten about Westworld. I am going to go queue that now.

    I do not watch a bunch of TV anymore just shows that I get off of Netflix or whatever. Timeless I have seen a little bit of and I am glad that you shared the trailer. I will check that out as well.

    I am usually for the grittier shows on HBo and the like, but Timeless still sounds interesting.

    thank you for this post.

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