TV Shows

3 Best TV shows for IT professionals and tech geeks

 

1. Mr. Robot

If you’re disenchanted with the current political, economic, and social structures and wish you could bring it all tumbling down, Mr. Robot is the show for you. Main character Elliot Alderson is a cybersecurity engineer by day and a vigilante hacker by night who joins a “hacktivist” group called fsociety that wants to bring down corporate America by destroying all debt and financial records of the largest conglomerate in the world. But with Elliot suffering from extreme mental illnesses, not all is as it seems. The third season of the critically-acclaimed thriller is currently underway, so put on your tinfoil hat and join the revolution.

2. Silicon Valley

This HBO comedy series follows the life of computer programmer Richard and his friends/coworkers/housemates as they develop a compression program that could revolutionize the world. Loosely based on co-creator Mike Judge’s experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the 1980’s high tech gold rush, the show just completed its fourth season in June 2017 and will likely return in April 2018. The surprisingly realistic half-hour comedy gives an insightful look into the startup tech world, fickle venture capitalists and investment companies, plus the Silicon Valley bubble and the odd characters that live there. Beware of a lot of swearing and drugs, though.

3. Black Mirror

If you’re at all nervous about how all the cool new innovations happening right now could potentially destroy lives, and even the planet itself, this dark series will likely confirm all your fears. The British science fiction anthology series examines modern society and the unanticipated consequences of new technologies. Each episode is a standalone work that features completely new actors, settings and realities, and since being added to Netflix in 2015, it’s seen a dramatic rise in viewers. The third season was released in October 2016 and the new season is expected to drop any time now. Warning: it will make you uncomfortable.