There has been some...odd tele on lately. And I love it. Nerdy TV is in, and it's all I've wanted. Some of these are older, or have been out a season or two, so if you haven't seen them, you need to watch!
Halt and Catch Fire
Rotten Tomatoes 89%
As a former IBM employee rounds up the best of the best in programming and building computers, he starts the take over of a small electronics company in order to start a digital revolution. Lies, emotional manipulation, and feminism all come in to play in one of the best tv shows about tech I've seen in a while.
*I swear to god, this show has some of the greatest one liners I've ever heard. Cameron is the best thing to walk out of eighties nostalgia for a while.
Rotten Tomatoes 72%
Sightless Prairie Johnson has been missing for seven years, but after her parents see a video of her attempted suicide off a random bridge several states away, they arrive to her hospital room hoping for a happy reunion. Except when they get there she can see-and she has no idea who they are.
With more than one scene that will give you chill bumps, this story is one to hold out for, even with an ending that may dissapoint some.
*Think of this as a new age fairy tale... with a bad dance scene.
Rotten Tomatoes 72%
Todd has a rough life, but when things start to come crashing down after he loses his job, a random stranger comes climbing through his window insisting Todd is his new asssistant.
*I really enjoyed this show. Think an odd blend of Guy Ritchie ensembles, Douglas Adams humor, and JJ Abrams scifi craziness, and you have Dirk Gently. Along with a cat that has an amazing ability and a dog with a great personality.
Rotten Tomatoes 95%
I'm sure if you haven't heard of this show you've been living under a rock, but that's okay. Watch it before people start thinking you're crazy.
In a twist on Stephen King horror and Goonies adventure, three kids embark on a journey to find out what happened to their missing best friend, but come across more trouble in the form of an odd girl named Eleven. Things spiral as the search grows more desperate, but they may have the answers they've been looking for all along.
*This is a Stephen King book, if all of the characters had the best intentions.
Rotten Tomatoes 96%
An anthology of Twilight Zone style episodes, this show focuses on our current technologies, and the horror of what can be done with them, and what we can do to destroy ourselves.
This show swings from the mediocre to the abolute best. Before watching I would really do some research on what people think are the best episodes, because one episode can definitely turn you off the whole series for good (I've heard this said multiple times).
My Personal Faves:
-The Entire History of You
Rotten Tomatoes 75%
Missing socialite Julie Moa sets off a chain of events that scatter from Earth to Mars, and through The Belt, affecting the entire system in an unknown arms and political race.
*I can't say enough good things about this show. It's a +100 to Battlestar Galactica.
Rotten Tomatoes 92%
Two Brothers hunt demons. And "things".
*If you haven't watched this show (It's been renewed for a thirteenth season), I really don't know what to say. I used to be one of you. All it takes is binge watching this sucker on Netflix for a couple of days to catch the fever. It usually veers into the humor side just as equally as the horror, so don't be scared to give it a go.
Rotten Tomatoes 70%
Quentin has dreamed of a world inside of his favorite books for years, a world of magic and adventure. But when the time to start college comes, reality hits hard. That is until he's invited to an elite magic school full of people that have real magical abilities, himself included.
*I really hated the book. This was primarily because the characters were so self absorbed (which was sort of the point). This actually works really well in the show, since they cast such great actors for thier respective characters.
Rotten Tomatoes 98%
A bunch of grade A programmers, with B grade personalities, struggle with life and attempted success in Silicon Valley.
*There are...so many things. So many. This show is the pick me up I need if I have a bad day. It's one of those shows I look at and think "Not right now", but then I put it on and I remember why I've watched it. There is a particular scene with whiteboards and a discussion of conference room floor ratios that I won't talk about.