What my life needs, apparently, is a tv show that is on once a week that I can sit down to and get completely sucked in during the opening credits. A program that I know I'm going to get good story from, that will cut out all extraneous life and suspend all disbelief.
The first tv show to do this for me was Star Trek TNG. And I had a crush on Wil Wheaton. Now you all know. (I probably still have a crush on Wil Wheaton, but I totally switch off during the poker entries.) Then there was Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.
Firefly would have easily filled all the criteria, especially with that prize-worthy song, but I don't have the discipline to watch DVDs one episode at a time. Lost fails because it doesn't even have opening music, just one big title and it's all done. Sheesh.
But now there is the new series of Doctor Who. I'm suprised at how much I'm enjoying it. I never really watched it much as a kid, although I liked Tom Baker, the Daleks and K9. In fact, I probably watched it more for the opening sequence than anything. I even used it as part of a scratch video I made about eight years ago on virtual reality.
(Mental Note - That was cool, I wonder if I can get it online somehow...)
I am a colossal geek. Just in case there was any doubt.