We live in the era of TV shows. You can find a TV show in almost every genre and niche. Whether you’re into history, investing, action, crime, drama, romance, or anything else, you’ll find a show as per your taste. A lot of computer television shows also exist, but they don’t get a lot of hype.
If you’re an IT professional or tech geek and want to binge on some shows that resonate with your intellect, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the best computer and tech TV shows you should watch right now.
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Mr. Robot: Computer Television Shows
Looking for a show that features an elite hacker? Mr. Robot has got you covered. Not many TV shows exist that walk you through the good and bad sides of being a hacker. Mr. Robot is a series that does that, and that too beautifully. The show has an 8.5/10 rating on IMDb and 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which is proof of its popularity.
The show features Eliott Alderson, a cybersecurity engineer and ethical hacker hired by Mr. Robot to ruin his company. The protagonist Elliot is a young, talented, and vigilante but anxious and unstable hacker. And before he realizes it, he becomes a key player in the global game of hacking and dominance.
Person of Interest
Person of Interest is another amazon TV series in which John Reese, an ex-CIA agent, programmer, and mysterious billionaire who prevents crimes using a machine that can forecast violent crimes before they occur. The plot is amazing, where a billionaire saves lives by giving mysterious intel to the authorities, helping them to prevent crime and catch the criminals.
Person of Interest has an 8.4/10 rating on IMDb, 92% on Rotten Tomatoes, and 66% on TV Guide. It was originally available on CBS TV Network, but you can watch it on Amazon Prime Video. The show has five seasons (2011-2016).
Westworld: Computer Television Shows
You can’t really talk about tech TV shows without talking about Westworld. The show delves into an amusement park called Westworld, having hundreds of human-like robots. Visitors can interact with these robots and indulge every human appetite without consequence.
However, things become complicated when the robots start malfunctioning and develop the intellect of their own. They wage war against the humans, and you get to see one of the greatest robots vs. humans wars in the history of TV. With AI and robotics becoming increasingly popular, Westworld shows what could go wrong if AI and robots take over the world.
The internet is full of the benefits of technology and how new technological discoveries pave the way for a better future. However, have you ever thought about the negative effects of these technologies? You won’t find much info on how technology adversely affects humankind, and that’s what Black Mirror shows.
It’s a sci-fi anthology series set in a dystopian future where you see the world’s greatest technological innovations colliding with the darkest instincts. The show has an 8.8/10 rating on IMDb and 84% on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s available on Netflix, and it has five seasons (2011-2019).
Silicon Valley: Computer Television Shows
The last few shows we discussed are a bit dark and tense. If you want something fun and lightweight, check out Silicon Valley, a tech comedy show originally released on HBO. The series shows Richard, a programmer, who creates a mobile app called Pied Piper and tries to raise funding.
At the same time, you see five other programmers struggling to make a mark in Silicon Valley. The show features great comedy and offers meaningful insights into how the real Silicon Valley works. Silicon Valley is available on Disney Hotstar, and it is rated 8.5/10 on IMDb and 94% on Rotten Tomatoes.
The Big Bang Theory
Another tech comedy show on the list, The Big Bang Theory, is one of the most popular shows in the history of TV. The show features four friends — Raj, Howard, Sheldon, and Leonard — whose lives take an interesting turn when they meet Penny. The Big Bang Theory takes you into the lives of brilliant but socially awkward physicists.
The show was originally available on CBS, but it’s now available on Netflix. It’s rated 8.1/10 on IMDb and 81% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Scorpion is a tech drama show that aired originally on CBS. The show features Cabe Gallo, who hires Walter O’Brien, a brilliant computer professional with 197 IQ. Walter, along with his team of brilliant individuals, solves major challenges worldwide. The series has four seasons.
You can watch Scorpion on Amazon Prime Video. The show has four seasons (2014-2018). It’s rated 7.1/10 on IMDb, 61% on Rotten Tomatoes, and 86% on JustWatch.
The IT Crowd
The IT Crowd is another amazon sitcom show that delves into the lives of two tech geeks who happen to work under a supervisor who turns out to be illiterate in technology. Together, the crew finds themselves in hilarious situations. If you’re looking for a show that features high-quality tech content perfectly balanced with healthy comedy, The IT Crowd is the right show for you.
The IT Crowd is available on Netflix. It’s rated 8.5/10 on IMDb and 85% on Rotten Tomatoes. The show has four seasons (2006-2010).
CSI Cyber is the fourth installment of the CSI franchise, and it has two independent seasons. The show delves into the life of special agent Avery Ryan, who works as a Cyberpsychologist for the FBI. It’s inspired by the real-life work by Mary Aiken, a real-life cyberpsychologist, and helped the authorities solve various illegal activities taking place online. The show has a 5.5/10 rating on IMDb and a 34% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Wrap Up: Computer Television Shows
If you are looking for a good TV series to watch and you’re interested in tech and computers, the shows mentioned above will help you get started. There are a lot of amazing tech TV shows in the world, but they don’t get the attention they deserve.
So, which show would you like to watch?