I just want to enthusiastically flail a bit about a couple of the amazing stories currently available on the small screen. So many good series that my husband and I sometimes fall into choice paralysis about what to watch. (I'm lucky that our tastes overlap so much.)
We're currently rewatching The Expanse on Amazon Prime, getting ready for the fourth season which will be coming soon. IMO the best SF show on TV since Babylon 5 and Deep Space 9. In fact I'd say it's the best ever. Like B5 and DS9, lots of political intrigue set in space. Excellent adaptation of the books, done by the original authors -- and since they do change the plot it's basically an AU fanfic, better suited for TV than the original plot would have been. Wonderfully diverse cast
; initially I wasn't sure about Stephen Strait but he's grown on me. The attention to detail is amazing, both for scientific accuracy (mostly) and for background depth on characters and locations.
A series that I never hear about is Counterpart on Starz. I really don't know why it hasn't received more critical attention. It's a science fiction story set in Berlin, and an obvious Cold War analogy. The set up is that in 1987, scientists working in Berlin caused an event that created a split alternate world, initially an exact duplicate but as time goes on more and more different. There is one crossing point where inhabitants of one universe ("Alpha") can cross to the other ("Prime"). It's all kept extremely classified so most people don't know anything about it, so there's government bureaucracy to manage it all, exchange of diplomats between universes, and of course, spies on both sides. Beyond the Cold War political machinations, there's the question of what it would be like to know you have a double on the other side (if you were born before 1987). How different would you be? What if you could meet your double? What if your double could impersonate you on the other side? J. K. Simmons is an incredible actor -- you can tell which Howard you're looking at before he even says a word. Just the tiniest differences in expression and body language is enough. The plot is complicated enough that sometimes we have to pause the show and hash it out between us, and it feels like the writers have an overall story planned out that will not fall to pieces the way so many TV series do.
And we're also watching The Good Place, and The Magicians, and every so often an episode of Miss Fisher's Mysteries, and I'm watching Russian Doll! Great things happening on the small screen! We are so lucky.