Technology is an everyday part of our lives. From the moment we wake up, we interact with the latest tech throughout the day. It’s no wonder then that so many TV shows and movies have integrated technology into storylines over the years. As with any genre, there are some brilliant tv shows and some downright terrible ones. Today we are taking a look at the best technology-related TV shows available.
This show has been around since 2011, but it really only took off when Netflix took it on for seasons three and four. The show doesn’t follow a particular storyline; each episode is about new characters with a whole new premise. The only thing that is the same is that each story revolves around what could happen if technology goes too far. And the scary part is, it doesn’t even seem too far fetched. With each passing episode, viewers are left with deep and important questions about the wonderful world of technology that we live in.
Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams
Going strong on Amazon since 2017, Electric Dreams has had one season with ten episodes so far. Even though it is still in its infancy, the show has gathered quite the following because of its incredible relation to futuristic technology. In a world where humans have reached the peak of their knowledge, knowing everything about everything, what is left to explore? In this future, the ability to distinguish reality from the virtual world is dwindling, which might just be the only remaining part of what makes us human. While the show hasn’t been officially canceled, there’s no word yet on when or if we will see season two.
This HBO show is far from what it seems in the first few episodes. Viewers are seemingly taken back to the wild west of outlaws and saloons. But, persevere and it all changes. A world of high tech autonomy is what awaits at this side of the train tracks. The real twister in the show is how our own technology is more humane than humanity itself. The show will see season three being released in the first half of 2020, with a further two seasons scheduled for the near future.
If hacking, cyber espionage, and taking down the bad guys feels like a good show, then Mr. Robot on USA Network is the right place to be. Elliot (played by Rami Malek) is an anxiety suffering cyber-security engineer by day, and a bad-guy hacker by night. The story revolves around a cryptic anarchist, Mr. Robot, who hires Elliot to bring about a total revolution. The show’s four seasons are a maze of cyber brilliance and we never know who can be trusted.
Not only is this thrilling series one that has us gripping our seats, it’s also totally tech loaded. A world of shady genetic experimentation and cloning leaves its viewers in awe of the incredible acting from Tatiana Maslany, who plays several different characters per episode. Orphan Black has five seasons to enjoy. It originally aired on BBC America and can now be found on Netflix.
Lucky for us there’s no shortage of great tech shows to currently get into, but in all honesty, we cannot wait to see what spectacular tech shows are coming out next.