Top TV shows about technology and science: Netflix, HBO Max
If you are interested in the world of technology and computer science (we assume you are since you are reading this) and are obsessed with TV shows, read this article! You'll find some of the best titles available on Netflix, HBO Max, and Amazon Prime Video.
Created by Charlie Brooker, 'Black Mirror' has already become an iconic series among genre lovers. The episodes tell unconnected stories, where technology acts as the only common thread in its most dystopian version. From the cloning of human beings to social networks as a mechanism of population control, through the possibility of erasing memories to live in a false world of happiness that can end up becoming a nightmare, the series explores the threats that lurk in technological advances. As is often the case with science fiction at this stage, many viewers will find that some of the stories told are already part of real life. You'll like it whether you're a bit of a technophobe or passionate about technology.
Starring Oscar winner Ramy Malek, the series tells the story of how a cybersecurity specialist, a genius suffering from depression and anxiety, is recruited to join a hacker group, Fsociety. This society, led by Mr. Robot (Christian Slater), aims to get hold of the data of the banking giant E Corp and thus cancel the credits contracted by the people. A fast-paced thriller about modern-day Robin Hoods, where the good and bad guys' intentions are never quite clear. You'll like it if you're into conspiracy and hacker stories.
The Big Bang Theory
This entertaining sitcom, which had great success throughout its 12 seasons, narrates the adventures of a group of nerds, specifically Seldom and Leonard, physicists by profession, and their neighbor Penny, a starting actress. Thanks to a style reminiscent of mythical comedy series such as 'Friends' or 'How I Met Your Mother,' 'The Big Bang Theory' managed at the same time to provoke laughter and popularize science and technology, thanks to a script that explained complicated theories in a simple and entertaining way. Recommended for geeks looking to learn and laugh.
As its name suggests, Silicon Valley is set in the San Francisco Bay Area, in California, United States, where hundreds of successful technology companies, such as Apple and Alphabet, Google's parent company, are located. It tells the story of Richard Hendricks, a programmer who creates an application with enormous potential and must face the dilemma of selling it to a large conglomerate or creating his own company. You will like it if you are interested in the stories of entrepreneurs and the incubator of technological talent, Silicon Valley.
This series, Netflix's first Brazilian original production, is set in a dystopian future where war, violence, and misery devastate the planet. Amid the chaos, people can take tests (The Process) to qualify to travel to a better world of progress and incredible technological and medical advances. However, only 3% will make it. The struggle to stand out will bring out the worst and darkest side of the candidates. And that's not all: if they pass the tests, they will give up their past life, their environment, their family and friends. We recommend it if you like action movies and survival tests like 'The Hunger Games.'
Halt and Catch Fire
'Halt and Catch Fire,' set in the 1980s, tells the story of the early development of personal computers (PCs) through four characters whose lives evolve in parallel to technological advances. The series continues with the advent of the Internet and the cutthroat, talent-filled world of Silicon Valley. The magnificent reviews of this production have not managed to get the public interested in it massively. However, it stands out not only for the quality of the script and direction but also for its great eighties and nineties aesthetics and its carefully chosen soundtrack. If you like retro-style series and are interested in the genesis of the computer revolution, you will love this series.
This series tells how in the future artificial intelligence has made it possible to create robots identical to human beings that think, feel, love, and suffer during the day, to be disconnected and forgotten at night. In 'Westworld', a theme park set in the Wild West, human visitors can interact with these androids and fulfill their dream of playing cowboys and Indians while giving free rein to their basest instincts: killing, raping, and stealing... Everything is allowed; those who suffer are just robots. However, one day the machines' circuits start to fail and these androids begin to remember and wonder what they are. And, of course, they try to escape, whatever it takes. We recommend it if you are passionate about science fiction and westerns.
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