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Ctrl+watch: Binge-worthy TV Series for Techies

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  • Here's a list of TV series you can binge-watch this weekend, instead of getting all worked up by that project. Time to get off the computer. Leave the bugs, and catch some fun.

Usually, techies are stuck to their computer screens, wearing blue light blocking glasses, and punching in some codes to build that main project or side project. But, it’s the weekend, and like the saying that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, all work and no rest makes a techie an exhausted techie. So, let’s live a little, and binge some series.

Deal? Great!

That leads to the next dilemma – “what should I watch?” 🤔

No worries, that’s what this article will be recommending.

As a techie, I think it’s good to watch something that might drive your passion and give you a bit of nudge to make you want to improve your art, and that is why I will be recommending a number of TV series that have plots related to tech. So, let’s get our popcorn, hibernate the computer, turn on the TV, and get started

This list of 10 TV series consist of genres from sci-fi thrillers to dark comedies, there’s something for everyone on this list. These series explore the fascinating world of technology, from the rise and fall of tech giants to the ethical implications of new technologies. They also offer a glimpse into the personal lives of entrepreneurs and the challenges they face. Whether you’re a tech professional, a newbie, or just an enthusiast, you’re sure to find something to enjoy on this list.

Upload – IMDB 8.1

Upload is a comedy-drama about a man named Nathan (Robbie Amell) who is uploaded to a digital afterlife after his death. Nathan wakes up in a luxurious afterlife community called Lakeview, where he can spend his days doing whatever he wants. However, Nathan soon learns that there is more to Lakeview than meets the eye, and he must find a way to survive in this new world.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video.

Severance – IMDB rating: 8.7

Severance is a sci-fi thriller about a company called Lumon Industries that uses a surgical procedure to divide its employees’ memories between their work and personal lives. Mark Scout (Adam Scott) is one of the employees who has undergone the procedure, and he has no memory of his life outside of work. However, when a mysterious coworker contacts Mark, he begins to question the reality of his life.

Where to watch: Apple TV.

Startup – IMDB 8.0

A Korean television series about a bright and ambitious young woman named Seo Dal-mi (Bae Suzy) who dreams of becoming Korea’s Steve Jobs. She meets Nam Do-san (Nam Joo-hyuk), the founder of a struggling startup company, and the two of them begin to work together to build a successful business. Along the way, they face many challenges, but they also learn to rely on each other and grow as individuals. Startup is a heartwarming and inspiring story about young people chasing their dreams.

Where to watch: Netflix

Black Mirror – IMDB rating: 8.8

Black Mirror is a critically acclaimed anthology series that explores the dark side of technology. Each episode tells a different story, but they are all connected by the theme of technology’s impact on society. Black Mirror is a thought-provoking and disturbing series that will stay with you long after you’ve finished watching it.

Where to watch: Netflix

Mythic Quest – IMDB rating: 8.3

Mythic Quest is a comedy about the dysfunctional team behind a popular online video game called Mythic Quest. Ian Grimm (Rob McElhenney) is the creative director of Mythic Quest, and he is a visionary leader with a knack for making bad decisions. Poppy Li (Charlotte Nicdao) is the game’s lead engineer, and she is constantly trying to keep Ian’s crazy ideas in check. The rest of the team is made up of a cast of quirky and lovable characters, all of whom are trying to do their best to make Mythic Quest the best game it can be.

Where to watch: Apple TV.

Made for Love – IMDB rating: 7.6

Made for Love is a dark comedy about a woman named Hazel Green (Cristin Milioti) who escapes from her controlling husband’s tech empire. Hazel’s husband, Byron Gogol (Billy Magnussen), has implanted a chip in her brain that allows him to track her every move and see her thoughts. However, Hazel is determined to escape Byron’s control and start a new life.

Where to watch: HBO Max.

WeCrashed – IMDB rating: 7.3

WeCrashed is a drama about the rise and fall of WeWork, a co-working space company. Adam Neumann (Jared Leto) is the CEO of WeWork, and he is a charismatic and visionary leader. However, Neumann’s ambition leads WeWork to overexpand and crash, resulting in billions of dollars in losses.

Where to watch: Apple TV.

Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber – IMDB rating: 7.4

Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber is a drama about the early days of Uber and the rivalry between its CEO, Travis Kalanick (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), and his former mentor, Bill Gurley (Kyle Chandler). The show explores the dark side of Silicon Valley culture and the rise and fall of one of the world’s most valuable companies.

Where to watch: Showtime.

The Dropout – IMDB rating: 7.5

The Dropout is a drama about the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes (Amanda Seyfried), the founder of Theranos. Theranos was a blood testing company that claimed to be able to run a wide range of tests on a single drop of blood. However, it was later revealed that Theranos’s technology was fraudulent, and the company was shut down. The Dropout is a fascinating look at the rise and fall of one of the biggest tech scams of all time.

Where to watch: Hulu.

Clickbait – IMDB rating: 7.0

Clickbait is a thriller about a man named Nick Brewer (Adrian Grenier) who is abducted and a video of him is posted online, threatening to kill him if the video reaches 5 million views. Nick’s wife, Sophie (Zoe Kazan), and his sister, Pia (Betty Gabriel), must race against time to find Nick before it’s too late. Clickbait is a suspenseful and addictive series that will keep you guessing until the very end.

Where to watch: Netflix.

Devs – IMDB rating: 7.9

Devs is a sci-fi thriller about a young software engineer named Lily Chan (Sonoya Mizuno) who investigates the mysterious death of her coworker at a tech company called Amaya. Lily soon discovers that Amaya is developing a new technology that has the potential to change the world forever. Devs is a thought-provoking and visually stunning series that will stay with you long after you’ve finished watching it.

Where to watch: Hulu

I hope you find this list of TV shows helpful! Remember you don’t have to finish all the series this weekend, you can always come back to them. Also, if you can, you can go outside and get some Vitamin D, your body will thank you for it.

Cheers!

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