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Christmas Gift Guide

'Preacher'

'BrainDead'

'Killjoys'

'Crazyhead'

'Cleverman'

'The Exorcist'

'Son of Zorn'

'Good Girls Revolt'

'Incorporated'

'3%'

'White Rabbit Project'

'The Aliens'

'The Tick'

'StartUp'

'Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency'

'Outcast'

An adaptation of the gleefully blasphemous comic book by Garth Ennis and the late Steve Dillon was a long time coming. Although fans were a little unsure about the way it rewound the story, AMC's "Preacher" was worth the wait.

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Alien bugs take over the brains of America's politicians (that explains a lot) in the satirical comedy-drama "BrainDead" starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Tony Shalhoub. Sadly, it was short lived.


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A trio of bounty hunters kick ass across the galaxy in the slick and sexy Syfy sci-fi series "Killjoys".

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"Misfits" creator Howard Overman is the force behind British broadcaster Channel 4's story of two young women facing their demons (and actual demons). Look for it on Netflix.

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Aboriginal myths get remixed in "Cleverman", a clever series that's part sci-fi, part horror and part superhero story -- and a lot more.

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Geena Davis starred in this shocking take on the classic movie of the same name. The series "The Exorcist" is about supernatural possession.

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Jason Sudeikis voiced the He-Man-style animated hero stuck in the real world in the comedy "Son of Zorn".

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Netflix may get all the headlines with shows like "Stranger Things", but Amazon has been quietly producing a bunch of high-quality original shows too. One of those unsung gems is 1960s-set "Good Girls Revolt", which entertainingly depicts the flip side of "Mad Men".

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It's a bad day at the office for the stars of Syfy's tense drama "Incorporated", set in a future where corporations have unlimited power. The executive producers include Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.

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Netflix goes to Brazil for the dystopian "3%", in which the have-nots fight to escape a post-apocalyptic future and join the privileged haves. Netflix has approved a second season.

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Former Mythbusters Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci and Kari Byron returned in their own show on Netflix, armed with a bunch of crazy gadgets and superpower technology.

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Fans of Channel 4's "Misfits" enjoyed "The Aliens", in which extraterrestrial visitors settle on Earth with mixed results.

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There's a full series of "The Tick" coming next year, but you can check out the pilot episode of the superhero satire on Amazon now.

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Another online production -- this time on Sony's Crackle streaming service -- "StartUp" is the gritty and steamy story of disparate Miami criminals backing a Bitcoin-like cryptocurrency for their own nefarious ends. Martin Freeman stars.

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An absurd and enormously entertaining take on the Douglas Adams novels about defective detective Dirk Gently, starring Elijah Wood. Expect lots of kittens, coincidences and the far rarer, sexier coinkydinks. A second series is in the works from BBC America.

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"The Walking Dead" writer Robert Kirkman is also behind the creepy "Outcast", a visceral story of demonic possession.


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