Top SyFy TV Shows of all time with their IMDb Ratings

The Sci-Fi channel launched in the year 1992 with a dedication to two giants of science fiction, is a cable and satellite TV station owned by NBC Universal and is now rebranded as SyFy Channel. The channel in 2 decades has aired around 100 odd scripted series or miniseries, all in the science fiction genre. Science Fiction being a great combination of imaginative elements, space, futuristic tones, the concept of life on other planets, time travel, and advanced technology has become one of the most entertaining and successful genres. This article will list the best Syfy TV shows.

There are a number of best science fiction and fantasy series that not only involve us to our core but also reflect the plain old Earth that we live on today. To list down the top SyFy TV shows of all time, we have looked back at a quarter-century worth of SyFy original series and selected the top series, along with their IMDB & Rotten Tomatoes ratings, for you. These are the top SyFy TV shows that really captivated our imagination in the ways only great science fiction and fantasy can.

The Best Syfy TV shows to binge-watch

LEXX – Top SyFy TV Show

Lexx is story of a motley crew that misfits and who steal the most powerful weapon of destruction in the two universes: The Lexx is a genetically modified insect with space travel and planet-destroying capabilities. The crew travel through the universes without any real authority, having a variety of adventures.

Created byPaul Donovan, Lex Gigeroff, Jeffrey Hirschfield
StarsLex Gigeroff, Jeffrey Hirschfield
IMDb Rating7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating92%


The story revolves around the trio of bounty hunters, known as killjoys, who chase the deadly warrants through the Quad. All the three hunters have their own unique qualities which make the war a thorough killjoy. The story promises space action wrapped in a world that is on the verge of war.

Created byMichelle Lovretta
StarsHannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, Luke Macfarlane
IMDb Rating7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes95%

12 MONKEYS – Top SyFy TV Show

The story juggles with time-travel paradoxes, the post-apocalypse, and the nefarious organization. James who is scavenger in 2043 time travels back to 2015 to prevent the spread of a deadly plague. To achieve his mission, he has to destroy an army of 12 monkeys who release the virus.

Created by: Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett
Stars: Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull,
Kirk Acevedo, Noah Bean,
Todd Stashwick, Emily Hampshire,
Barbara Sukowa
IMDb Rating: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%


Ghost Hunters was one of the most successful shows of all time that introduced the audience to the paranormal investigation meta-drama. In each episode, the hunters travel to a haunted place and using the decades of field experience to help people who are struggling with supernatural phenomena. The interesting odd stories are justified by the team utilizing forensic experts, historical records, and advanced technology to follow the evidence and solve the unexplained hauntings.

Created byJason Hawes, Grant Wilson
StarsCraig Piligian, Tom Thayer, Alan David, Rob Katz
IMDb Rating6.2/10

WAREHOUSE 13 – Top SyFy TV Show

The story whirls around the two US agents   from Secret Service who are transferred to a classified supernatural warehouse, located in South Dakota, to investigate reports of psychic activities and to recoup lost paranormal artefacts.

Created byJane Espenson, D. Brent Mote
StarsEddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly,
Saul Rubinek, Genelle Williams,
Simon Reynolds, Allison Scagliotti,
Aaron Ashmore
Rotten Tomatoes82%


A group of humans aboard battleship and are forced to abandon their home planet after being attacked by the Cyclons.  The story shows Cyclon models as the perfect human replicas who have infiltrated the human fleet. The rising complexities between humans and Cyclons compels humans to evade the Cyclons while searching the mythical Earth as their true home.

Created byGlen A. Larson (original), Ronald D. Moore, David Eick
StarsEdward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell,
Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis,
Michael Hogan, Aaron Douglas, Tricia Heifer,
Grace Park, Tahmoh Penikett
IMDb Rating8.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes95%


The story depicts the time travel adventures of a Time Lord called the “Doctor”, an extraterrestrial being who appears to be human. The Doctor explores the universe in the TARDIS, a time travel spaceship, with a companion. The interesting part that keep the series fresh and vital is the Doctor’s ability to regenerate into a new body, taking on a new personality with each regeneration.

Created bySydney Newman, C. E. Webber, Donald Wilson
StarsChristopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith
Rotten Tomatoes92%


Stargate SG-1 is an adventure and military science fiction television series which is the story of Colonel Jack O’Neill who is summoned out of his retirement to send to a secret mission to Planet Abydos where he discovers a network of Stargates (an alien portal) that enables interstellar space travel.

Created byBrad Wright and Jonathan Glassner
StarsRichard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks,
Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge
IMDb Rating8.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes92%


This series depicts that Mars and Earth are two superpowers racing to gain technological upper hand resulting in rising tensions between the two planets which ultimately puts them on the brink of war. The story begins with hundreds of years in the future, when humans have colonized the solar system. While investigating the case of a missing young woman, a detective and a ship’s captain together expose the greatest conspiracy in the human history.

Created byMark Fergus and Hawk Ostby
StarsThomas Jane, Steven Strait,
Shohreh Aghdashloo, Paulo Costanzo
IMDb Rating8.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes94%


Have you ever thought of a superhero coming in the form of a peppy animated blue unicorn? Nick Sax is a corrupt, intoxicated, ex-policeman who turned into a hit man. He is drifted to the world of murders, soulless sex, and betrayal. The messy world of Nick, that went all wrong that one wrong hit, is changes forever by a blue-winged horse having a happy and positive attitude!

Created byGrant Morrison, Darick Robertson
StarsChristopher Meloni, Ritchie Coster,
Lili Mirojnick, Medina Senghore, Patrick Fischler
Rotten Tomatoes84%

We have enlisted the top 10 SyFy TV shows that you can binge-watch to stir your imaginations and align with your fantasies. The shows not being plain sci-fi but also whirling the story around madness and horror make the watch-time even more fun! You can now jump to your couch, dim the lights and enjoy the crazy experience of watching these series, meanwhile, I’ll look for more shows from the same and different genres to get them ready for you.

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