Buffy the Vampire Slayer
General idea: Kitty Pryde with a stake.
Interesting because: This show was a great Joss Whedon series. It had all of the Whedon classics: irreverent humor, incidental tiebacks to prior seasons (and other Whedon shows), snappy dialogue, and great character development. Our resident Penguatroll will argue that this isn’t sci-fi. I have a slightly broader definition of the term, so I’m going to include it here. And I get that I laid out two vampire shows in a row. Note that I hate vampire shows generally; it’s just that these were two outstanding shows.
Annoying because: Look, there are only so many ways that Buffy can destroy herself. They killed her three times, mentally tortured her for about 6 seasons, and dug that hole until they couldn’t go any deeper. Oh, and Dawn was pretty annoying.
Best season(s): 3-4
Worst season(s): 6