What You Said: Favorite Geek TV Show

By Jason Fitzpatrick on August 3rd, 2012

Earlier this week we asked you to share your favorite geek TV show and now we’re back to highlight some of the most popular nominations.

While we fully expected a few of the nominations, we were surprised by the range of shows that, deservedly so, scored your votes for best geeky TV shows. The following are three of the most popular nominations:

Mythbusters


When we posed the question, we were mostly chatting about sci-fi offerings. You guys surprised us with your extensive love for Mythbusters–and at the same time reminded us that “geeky” has a much broader range than just memorizing Star Trek trivia. Every week Adam and Jamie bring us new and interesting myths to test (and potentially bust). The show features explosions, implosions, cannons, simulated lightening strikes, and everything in between. For science!

Doctor Who


What can we say about Dr. Who in a scant paragraph? It’s a Sci-Fi tour de force that spans almost 5 decades, 784 episodes, radio shows, and a encompasses fans of all sorts in nations around the world. In a nutshell, it’s a series about a time-traveling alien known as The Doctor that buzzes around the universe in a sweet sentient and telepathic time machine that has been permanently stuck in the shape of a Police Call Box since the 1960s. Out of the nutshell, it might just be the greatest sci-fi show ever created and we can’t possibly do it justice here.

Big Bang Theory


If there was ever a sitcom for geeks, this is it. The show centers on the exploits of three physicists, their quirky actress neighbor, and an aerospace engineer. It’s like a bizzaro-world version of Friends rich with geek-culture in jokes and awkwardness–check out the video above for a condensed version of the first episode.

Have a show you want to add to the conversation? Sound off in the comments and give you favorite show some love.

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/3/12
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