Battlestar Galactica is by far one of my most favorite television shows of all time. I recently got into it at the recommendation of my wonderful little sister. It has everything you would ever want in a television show: drama, comedy, suspense, intrigue, romance and oh yeah space ships and robots.
The story, as shown before the first episode of Battlestar Galactica is:
"The Cylons were created by man. They were created to make life easier on the Twelve Colonies. And then the day came when The Cylons decided to kill their masters. After a long and bloody struggle, an armistice was declared. The Cylons left for another world to call their own. A remote space station was built......Where Cylon and Human could meet and maintain diplomatic relations. Every year the Colonials send an officer. The Cylons send no one. No one has seen or heard from the Cylons in over forty years."
I don't want to reveal too much, so watch this trailer. It does a good job of giving you an idea of what the show is about. I honestly believe it is one of the best shows of all time.