After The Middleman, what should we watch next?
November 6, 2010 7:21 PM   Subscribe

After watching The Middleman: The Complete Series, my girlfriend and I are despondent that we're done--there's no second season. What TV series should we watch next? (We learned about The Middleman from this question that I asked previously.)
posted by zeek321 to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Doctor Who. Start with the first new season, or the most recent (the fifth). It's all pretty great stuff.
posted by graventy at 7:41 PM on November 6, 2010 [7 favorites]

Best answer: Have you watched The Tick? It's available streaming on Netflix, and the feeling is very much like The Middleman. (Also, have you gotten the comic of the unfilmed finale? There's also a table read of the script from Comic-Con from a couple years back.)
posted by SugarAndSass at 8:14 PM on November 6, 2010

Best answer: I too loved that show, and I've found Pushing Daisies has the same quick-wittedness and similar sense of a world mostly like this but also different in a fun way.
posted by dame at 8:33 PM on November 6, 2010

Firefly - Joss Whedon - Netflix!
posted by zagyzebra at 8:33 PM on November 6, 2010 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Better Off Ted - half hour sitcom with science lab hijinks but will break your heart since it was cancelled after 2 seasons and only season 1 is on DVD. My husband says it has a Dilbert surrealness like quality. ("Like Old Dilbert.")

Fringe - hour drama that's like the X-Files but it's got its funny moments, your weird science, and has some kickass women.

Community - half hour sitcom that's funny, has heart and pop culture references/homages galore.
posted by zix at 9:09 PM on November 6, 2010

Best answer: Eureka and Warehouse 13 might work for you-- science-gadget/ mad-science shows.

But, definitely, The Tick.
posted by fairytale of los angeles at 1:21 AM on November 7, 2010

Seconding Pushing Daisies, Firefly, Fringe, Eureka and Doctor Who.

I'd also like to add Ultraviolet (really cool British miniseries involving vampires), Primeval, Demons and Torchwood.
posted by Kitteh at 4:19 AM on November 7, 2010

I'd also recommend Being Human, an interesting BBC sitcom/drama about a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost sharing an apartment. It's less zany than the description lets on, but it's very well done; there are some really good story arcs that elevate the series above the normal level of writing.
posted by PontifexPrimus at 9:39 AM on November 7, 2010

Slight derail: There exists a Middle Man graphic novel that wraps up the series.
posted by The Whelk at 6:16 PM on November 7, 2010

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