5. The Lost Room
Unfortunately several Emmy nominations and some passionate critical praise wasn't enough to save the 2006 series The Lost Room, which aired on the Sci Fi Channel in the United States. Yet just because it didn't continue doesn't mean it wasn't incredible, a fascinating look at the awesome potential of sci-fi storytelling.
The show revolves around the mysterious room of the title, focusing on items within the room that possess strange and unusual powers. Peter Krause plays Joe Miller, a detective searching for these enigmatic items in an attempt to locate his daughter, who he believes vanished from within the room itself.
The series takes place over three episodes, though those are sometimes split into six depending on how or when they air. Unlike many of the programmes on this list, The Lost Room didn't receive significant mainstream attention, but it soon developed a passionate cult following. The great thing about it was how strange its plot was. Often sci-fi shows on television feel like they're watering down or simplifying their concepts, but The Lost Room never bowed to mainstream accessibility.