I'm a big fan of the show Mystery Science Theater 3000. I find it hilarious. And I have never been able to successfully recommend it to anyone that didn't already know about it. The premise is a hard one to take in cold. A dude on a cheezy space station set who is being forced to watch cheezy movies with his cheezy robot friends. The set-up scenes are admittedly terrible and whenever I've tried to show people an MST3K episode that first scene is where they are usually lost. But if you just wait until the actual movie starts it gets so good. It's like having a plant with the most beautiful flower that gives off a horrible stench 5 minutes before it blooms. It's tough to get people to hang around for the main show.