This is probably the best science fiction airing today. The story follows the last group of humans alive after a devastating surprise attack by the Cylons, a robot race created by humans but who rebelled against their masters. It is incredibly inventive, the episodes are thrilling, and the effects are great. Even if the story begins to sag a bit, there is no turning this show off.
When you should be hooked: The four-hour mini-series should do it. If not, give up and watch one of the other shows on this list. The mini-series is absolutely one of the best television presentations ever, period.
How long you should keep watching: There is really no point that lets up enough, as each of the show’s three seasons so far have ended with massive cliffhangers. You’re probably okay to skip the recent TV movie “Razor” and just wait with wicked excitement for the premiere of season four.
How you can get access to the show: The mini-series is included in the Season One DVD, and the seocnd season is split into two parts on DVD (season 2.0 and season 2.5). "Razor" is also out on DVD. The third season is coming to DVD in April, around the time that the show’s highly anticipated fourth and final season premieres on Sci-Fi (believe me, once you’ve caught up, you’ll be researching the date just as hard as I have).
Other shows you might like: Threshold, Star Trek