Stargate Universe – There are 40 episodes of SGU, which aired from 2009 to 2011 on Syfy. The series starred Carlyle as the conniving, secretive genius scientist Dr. Nicholas Rush. Although the role is not what you would even vaguely consider romantic (at least not in the “love story” meaning of romantic), we learn that Rush had been married, his wife Gloria dying of cancer, leaving him bereft and bitter. We also witness Rush begin to love again, forming a bond with another scientist, who, like Gloria, is tragically taken from him. So, if your tastes run sci-fi, I will suggest to you several Stargate Universe episodes that delve into Rush’s brittle heart.
I would, however, first watch the first couple of episodes to get a flavor for the series and its complex technology and rivalries. Then jump to “Human,” which examines the last days of Rush’s marriage to Gloria and “Sabotage,” that begins to explore Rush’s relationship with earthbound paraplegic scientist Amanda Perry. Then skip ahead to season two and “The Greater Good,” “Malice” and “Seizure” to get a more complete picture of the romantic side of Dr. Nicholas Rush. And then go back and watch the entire series run from the start!
So, there you have it. Lots to watch between now and next Sunday night’s Once Upon a Time. Let me know your favorites in the comments thread.