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Modern Science Fiction Television Hits: 10 Shows That Grab Highest Ratings

By    |   Monday, 29 Feb 2016 04:36 PM

Much of modern TV science fiction is simply a contemporary story with a technological cast. Though it doesn’t hit the classic definition of extrapolating science to examine the human condition, it still upholds the tradition being more about the time in which it’s written than the time it attempts to depict.

Here are the 10 modern science fiction TV programs that grabbed the highest ratings from users of the website TV.com.

1. "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." (2013)
After the Avengers battled to save New York, Agent Coulson and company spearhead the fight against the new supervillains that threaten the world.

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2. "The 100" (2014)
Juvenile delinquents are sent from the space stations housing what’s left of humanity to see if Earth is livable a century after a nuclear war destroyed civilization.

3. "Grimm" (2011)
A homicide detective thinks he’s seen some gruesome stuff in the course of his work, but after learning he’s inherited the ability to see creatures thought to exist only in fairy tales, he begins a career fighting supernatural crime with the Big Bad Wolf at his side.

4. "The Tomorrow People" (2013)
These people have evolved abilities far ahead of what ordinary humans can do. That makes them special. That makes them amazing. That makes them hunted.

5. "Salem" (2014)
Witches are real in the town that’s home to the infamous trials – but there’s much more going on than history lets on, and a witch’s biggest enemy might not be the townspeople.

6. "Resurrection" (2013)
The dearly departed return, and they aren’t necessarily happy with the way things have been going in Arcadia, Missouri, since they died.

7. "Falling Skies" (2011)
Human survivors of an alien invasion form guerilla bands to fight back, and maybe take back their little pieces of the Earth from the invaders.

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8. "Farscape" (1999)
An American astronaut finds himself far from home, allied with the misfit alien crew of a living starship in the midst of an interstellar struggle.

9. "Orphan Black" (2013)
Sarah thinks she’s got it made, assuming the identity of a woman who looks just like her who just killed herself. But she and the dead woman – and countless others – are more alike than she realizes, and they’re all targets of an assassin.

10. "Continuum" (2012)
A police officer from the not-too-distant future finds herself in modern-day Vancouver, tracking terrorists from her time before they can wreak havoc in the present day.

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