Eureka S4 (2010-2011)
The show managed to stay fresh without changing the core concept, which it did through a displacement of the main cast into a subtly different timeline. The changes were kept to the personal level, which allowed the show writers to infuse more drama without doing stupid tricks like forcing annoying and pointless new characters into the show.
The second part of the season also introduced a planned mission to Titan, which was a great way to show that Eureka is more than a weekly show about zany pseudo-science going wrong and instead could actually be useful (though the FTL-drive looked more like a transporter to me and I wonder why they needed all the training and preparation for stepping through one).
Bureau of Alien Detectors (1996)
A one season animated kiddy-show that feels like it was heavily inspired by the X-Files. While the plots where enjoyable enough (often in a hilarious way, like aliens from Mars attack with a zombie army), the writing was just awful. While I give points for trying, at times I wished someone actually competent had worked on the dialog. You can only go so far with goodwill, and in the end I think the show deserved to die. Also, characterization was either absent or plain bad.
Lost Girl S1 (2010)
Urban fantasy TV-series that is obviously not written and done by Americans, as the series is devoid of any puritanical posturing that is all so-common in the genre, both prose fiction as well as TV-series. The modus operandi is normally that the mostly female main character of these series discovers sex at a slightly advanced age (for the rest of the world, this means later than 22), mostly with a vampire, werewolf or some such, and is both disgusted with having so much fun and yet can’t stop.
Here the main character is a succubus who literally needs sex to survive and solves supernatural crime on the sideline as well and isn’t bothered at all to have sex nilly-willy. It’s not yet up to feminism standards, but at least the main character doesn’t go into crisis mode every time she enjoys sex (something I found extremely annoying when watching the 6th season of Buffy).
It’s a fun show that slowly grows its mythology aspect and manages to make the main character not too annoying, though power-creep and protagonist-centered morality rises its head from time to time. Since it’s also spelled out in-universe that fate has big plans for Bo, further seasons might become more annoying if Bo becomes a walking cliche for the main character is always right, but at the moment it’s still bearable. Though I wish the dark and the light fey side would be given equal space and less strongly positioned on a moral axis.
Animated show about two robot friends in a robot world where everyone is trying to kill each other most of the time. None of the characters really minds this and everyone is just living his normal life, which looks like your typical American standard human life (whatever).
My first thought was: How you could have a simile to normal human life, when everyone is trying to kill each other, though maybe it’s not really permanent when done to robots. Still, the shows concept doesn’t make sense even in a wacky sense typical for cartoons. Apart from that, I only saw two episodes and they were so boring and painfully unfunny that I can understand why the show got canned.