1) Doctor Who 1963-Present
In 2013 the show celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. This family friendly British show was a hit in the decades it ran, but Americans often found the episodes to be a bit much, and many considered the early show to be low budget and hard to swallow. You generally either Loved it or Hated it. Then when the series restarted in 2005 it received an American and European following alike. With a bigger budget, better writers, yet still keeping a loyalty to the original concept it was a hit. During the fiftieth anniversary show, which was broadcast simultaneously in nearly 100 countries, a total 12.8 million viewers enjoyed the episode titled fittingly The Day of the Doctor.
The premise is a 900+ year old “Time Lord” who calls himself The Doctor. Doctor Who? You may ask but you will not receive an answer. The Doctor travels around in his TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space) and saves humanity and other life forms from bad stuff. There are actually several references to the show in Star Trek, apparently the writers were fans of The Doctor, but the love is returned by the Doctor Who writers with several Star Trek references thrown in through the years. If you Star Trek fans tried the show in the past, and did not like it then give it a chance again starting with Doctor number 9. You will not be sorry, addicted yes, but not sorry.