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Weekend Open Forum: What are your favorite techy TV shows?

By midian182 ยท 22 replies
Feb 9, 2018
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  1. Now that we live in what’s considered to be a golden age of technology, TV shows that feature the subject have become a lot better. Today, there are a number of series that deal with real issues such as AI, shady corporations, hacking, privacy, and what the future might hold. For this Weekend Open Forum, we want to know what your favorites are.

    While it might be closer to sci-fi than tech, I’m a big fan of Netflix’s recent Altered Carbon series. But my personal favorites remain the excellent Mr. Robot and Silicon Valley, which, even though it’s a comedy, was once described as “basically a documentary” by Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel.

    The excellent Black Mirror is another brilliant show for tech fans, as is Halt and Catch Fire, which came to an end last year. Edging back into sci-fi territory are Westworld and The Expanse. And there’s also the excellent UK comedy show The IT Crowd.

    Whatever tech-related TV shows you love, whether they’re still on today or finished years ago, do let us know in the comments below.

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  2. Alpha Gamer

    Alpha Gamer TS Evangelist Posts: 357   +119

    Black Mirror
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,580   +5,139

    Shows currently being shown that I am keeping up with are:
    The 100
    DC's Legends of Tomorrow
    The Expanse
    The Last Ship
    Marvel's Agents of SHIELD
  4. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,686   +4,029

    Marvel's Agents of SHIELD .... oh yeah, and those all day Startrek showings on USTVNOW .... love cutting that cord!
  5. EClyde

    EClyde TS Evangelist Posts: 1,890   +707

    Green Acres....I just love it when Oliver climbs the pole to use the phone
    Father Knows Best...Ya know they have a ham radio
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,580   +5,139

  7. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,597   +3,203

    Game of Thrones. It is just as techy as Techspot these days.
    SalaSSin, theruck and noel24 like this.
  8. dob_1

    dob_1 TS Booster Posts: 67   +38

    The Expanse
    Star Trek Discovery
    Altered Carbon
    Orphan Black
    The 100
    The Last Ship
    Earlier: Stargate SG1, Battlestar Galactica, V., and of course the various Star Trek series.
    Indigo5 likes this.
  9. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,536   +1,341

    I just watched all through Altered Carbon, Damn, that's one brutal show!
    Indigo5 likes this.
  10. Indigo5

    Indigo5 TS Member

    Current TV shows: Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, Mr. Robot, The Gifted, and all DC shows on CWTV.
    Previous shows: Orphan Black and my all time favorite, Person of Interest.
  11. EClyde

    EClyde TS Evangelist Posts: 1,890   +707

    Just watched that episode and Oliver got his apples to market
  12. EClyde

    EClyde TS Evangelist Posts: 1,890   +707

    That's what people want. Fake violence. I say show them the real thing and there would be less
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  13. Peter Farkas

    Peter Farkas TS Evangelist Posts: 352   +167

    Mr. Robot
  14. Cal Jeffrey

    Cal Jeffrey TS Evangelist Posts: 1,847   +442

    Black Mirror is awesome, but Altered Carbon is good to, actually better than I thought it was going to be.
  15. plonk420

    plonk420 TS Enthusiast

    Black Mirror. I need to see Electric Sheep that a friend who likes Black Mirror suggested to me, tho

    oh, and Mr Robot started out okay, but eh...
  16. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,644   +611

    I keep trying to watch black mirror but every episode so far seems to be about social media or cell phone apps of the future... no thx

    Altered Carbon is watchable, it has some nice eye candy and I love the cyber punk theme.

    Another good show that is not really a tech show... is Happy.
  17. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,397   +303

    Many, many years ago I was still a subscriber to homecable Philippines, I watched bbc's click tv show. when I went back to my province, my satellite tv provide did not carry bbc so I was no longer aware if the show is still available nowadays.

    current 'techy show' that I like is Vikings... I never knew before that floki is the inventor of some 'techs' use by Ragnar and the other vikings. ;)

    on a serious note, I like star trek discovery. while there are lapses in the storyline, I love the new look of the bridge of both federation and klingon starships...
  18. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,842   +193

    Star Trek Discovery
    The Orville
    The Gifted
    Legends of tomorrow
    My Life is Techie Enough to make into a Tv Show LOL...
    I think I am missing a show or two well that's about it for now.. If I remember it I'll post it...
    I must note anything Time Travel in it is a bonus for me.
  19. I'm working through 'Altered Carbon'. I am well familiar with the story having listened to the audiobook several times. Brutal story, brutal world. I understand many parts of the show because I know the background from the book. Must be very different if you never heard/read the story.
    almost finished 'Babylon Berlin', it's set in Berlin in the 1920's, despite the reputation of Berlin in this period it's actually a detective/drama.
  20. I quite agree. I think the aftermath of violent crime, war, vehicle accidents should be shown in their entire bloody 4k mess complete with screaming, blood and body parts with charcoal corpses.
    EClyde likes this.
  21. EClyde

    EClyde TS Evangelist Posts: 1,890   +707

    Sounds radical but it is not. Imagine kids seeing real gore...It would alter their reality. Just like fights on TV...get slugged in the face 20 times and your lip bleeds when in reality you would have no face left
  22. there are a list of possible good outcomes. People drive more carefully, walk more carefully, people will ensure their governments don't get into useless wars. People might even demand action against crime when you see the bloody aftermath of crime scenes.
    EClyde likes this.
  23. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,108   +1,592

    Duck dynasty :grin:

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