Two anime series:
. The show's story is developed a lot like Lost-- there are three main characters, and a majority of the episodes center around one of them and their pasts.
It's multi-dimensional and can be enjoyed on a bunch of different levels-- again, like Lost-- and there's great imagery and, I don't know, just a ton of great great stuff. Funny too. It's super funny at times.
It's mostly a sci-fi-action/adventure-type series, but there's a lot of attention payed to character developement.
And did I mention it's great?
Also, check out Neon Genesis Envangelion
Evangelion is what I'd call a dramtic series based in a sci-fi setting. It's super heavy. Kind of a bummer, really. But without the tiniest hint of melodrama.
There's some action in there too-- I mean, it does
have giant robots-- but mainly the focus mainly is, again, on character development.
And there's a ton of
biblical imagery and references to mull over. And the ending is one big WTF.
Evangelion is typically considered the greatest anime series of all time. And Bebop is definitely up there in the top five. Definitely worth a look, even if you've not really into anime.
I mean, I'm not really that
into anime, either. I just like good storytelling. And neither of these disappoint.