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James Johnson
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Now that many of us are affected one way or another by the COVID-19 virus, what better way is there to pass the time than with some good old fashioned  apocalyptic TV series.

What are your favorite (or worse) "End of the World" sci-fi television shows?



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Jozef Brandt
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The Stand (1994) Blu Ray released recently and it was pretty great.

If that doesn't count as a TV series (it was a mini series) I would say the show Jeremiah with Luke Perry and Malcolm Jamal Warner.
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I loved Jericho (2006). I wish it would have lasted a bit longer.
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12 MONKEYS (2015). It takes the premise of the movie and blows it up, in a good way. Emily Hampshire’s Jennifer Goines is always a delight.
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I'm not watching apocalypse movies during an apocalypse.
It's not like Christmas movies - I'm trying to avoid
reminders of this particular season!

I'm riding this one out with comedies. I'm thinking of an
SCTV marathon - I think there is a doc coming up on the
show, and it's been too long since I've revisited this
favorite. I also want to dive into two Ealing comedy box
sets I have - one with all Alec Guiness films, and the
other is a variety of artists. This was instigated by a
craving to see THE LAVENDER HILL MOB.



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The new Lost in Space has been a lot of fun. 

I was on-board with The Walking Dead until I realized that I wasn't. Rick's last episode was mine, & episodes stacked up unwatched on my DVR until I just deleted them and canceled future recordings. 

How about the reboot of Battlestar Galactica? That's one of my favorite shows ever. I think it qualifies. 
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The Strain was a great apocalyptic popcorn get away. So too the first couple of seasons of The Last Ship.
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I've stuck with The Walking Dead and there are occasional rewarding episodes but it is inconsistent (I guess that's inevitable with constantly changing writers). 

The old 'Day of the Triffids' series springs to mind as being a favourite, but I can also recall 'Survivors' which seems a little too close to home at the moment.
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Will Forte's The Last Man on Earth (on Fox and now Hulu) was  inconsistent but when it was good it was very good/funny. It did sometimes miss the mark. It's only a half hour (22 minutes without commercials), probably worth a look. 
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The BBC Day of the Triffids from the 1980s made a big impression on me as a child (particularly one brief shot of a blind man, desperate for food, trying to open a packet of detergent).

And I'd agree with Ryan that Battlestar Galactica should count -- and I also thought it was excellent for the most part.
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Definitely Day of the Triffids
The current War of the Worlds reminds me of that a lot.

Here’s a thought that struck me today.
On all these apocalyptic shows, everyone walks from place to place.
The first thing I’d be after would be a peddle bike, & yet in not one of
these things can I remember seeing someone do that.
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Tom Cullen and Nick Andros ride bikes from town to town in The Stand.
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