Here's where my Anglophilia shows a bit; I'm not sure why so much
Britain tends to end up in these lists.
Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, and just about everything else
he's written as well.
In podiobooks I've greatly enjoyed the works of Nathan Lowell,
starting with "Quarter Share"-- an engaging collection of science
fiction in which 'nothing happens' and all of the plot is focused
on internal character journeys rather than external contrived
Another character driven podiobook I love is: "Predestination and
other games of chance," although that one has a lot more of the
meta-drama going on. And I think the title has been unfortunately
shortened to just "Predestination" because most people don't get it
well enough to appreciate the joke.
I tend to prefer to use my Netflix to consume past television shows
that I missed enjoying during their original runs.
I spent last summer gorging on Farscape (Where, in space, everyone
is Australian), Dr. Who (Where, in space, everyone is British) and
Babylon 5 (Where, in space, everyone is Jewish, pagan, or some
combination of the two)
I also enjoyed:
Invader Zim, Coupling, The I.T. crowd, and The Big Bang
Guess I'm a bit more of a stereotypical physics nerd than I
thought. That's encouraging :)