3 recent TV releases that tech lovers can totally geek out to

Over the last 12 months there have been dozens and dozens of new TV shows released by networks around the world, in every genre imaginable. There are lots more in production for the upcoming 2015/2016 seasons as well. But with all this new content, it can be hard to work out what’s worthwhile viewing.

Happily, for tech lovers there are a number of standouts that are well worth getting immersed in, if you haven’t already discovered them. From series that explore outer space and fictional planets, to those that look at neuroscience and government conspiracies, or cybercrimes and heroic hackers, there are plenty of new shows that have made a splash for the right reasons.

If you’re looking for something different for your viewing pleasure, it’s time to set up a streaming service and get comfortable on the coach. Read on for a list of cool tech-related shows you can have fun binge watching over the coming weeks.

Mr. Robot

If you like cyber-thrillers and lots of suspense, you’ll love Mr. Robot. The provocative (and timely) new series premiered in March 2015 and stars Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson, a young, anti-social computer engineer with an anxiety disorder and strong beliefs about the issues of modern America. While Elliot works in New York City as a computer programmer at a corporate security company by day, at night he spends his time hacking as a way of forming connections with people.

One day Elliot is approached by a mysterious man (played by Christian Slater) who calls himself only “Mr. Robot”. The man wants to bring down corporate America and, knowing about Elliot’s vigilante hacking ways, asks him to join a mysterious underground group called “fsociety” and use his skills to make it happen.

The anarchist recruits an intrigued Elliot who oscillates from wanting to have the chance to take down the multinational CEOs he sees as overwhelmed by corporate greed and ruining the world, to feeling morally obligated to fulfil his role in the computer security firm where he works — a company that’s paid to protect the corporation fsociety wants to bring down.


If you prefer your shows to be of the outer space variety, then check out “Killjoys”, a show that might just fill the void left by the cancellation of “Firefly” back in 2003. The first season of Killjoys wrapped not long ago, and the series has just recently been renewed for its second season, so you are guaranteed to keep on enjoying the show for a while yet.

Killjoys is a sci-fi action-drama show that’s set in the “Quad”, a planetary system that’s on the brink of an intergalactic class-based war. The story revolves around three clever, humorous and, of course, good looking bounty hunters who must try to remain impartial to their personal beliefs as they chase warrants around the galaxy.

The motley trio are Dutch, the strong female lead and head of the bounty hunter team (played by Hannah John-Kamen); John, the trio’s tech specialist (Aaron Ashmore); and D’avin, John’s brother and an ex-military fighter (Luke MacFarlane).

Tech lovers will love the cool gadgets and spaceships that form an integral part of the new series. In particular, the ship that the bounty hunters live in and work from, named Lucy, adds a fun element to the show and almost becomes an additional character. Lucy has a personality of her own, interacts with the crew, helps them get out of tricky situations, and regularly displays a bias towards tech-savvy John.


ABC Family’s first procedural drama, Stitchers, is another programme that has recently finished its first season run and been renewed for a second. The sci-fi series centers around a young woman named Kirsten Clark (played by Emma Ishta), a computer-science grad student who happens to suffer from a rare condition known as “temporal dysplasia” – something that causes her to have no real gauge on the passing of time.

Kirsten’s condition makes her the perfect recruit for a covert government agency who hack, or “stitch”, people into the minds of the recently deceased in order to solve their murders. She is hired by the leader of the group, Maggie Baptiste (Salli Richardson-Whitfield) and works closely with the “brains” of the stitching technique, Cameron Goodkin (Kyle Harris), a neuroscientist who has designed, and now runs, the all important tech.

The group is rounded out by a socially-awkward communications technician Linus (Ritesh Rajan), and Kirsten’s roommate Camille (Allison Scagliotti), another computer science grad student who knows her way around most gadgets.

The covert team works on solving mysteries that without the aid of the new technology would have been buried along with the victims of the crimes. However, as with any typical action-drama series, there are also plenty of behind-the-scenes secrets about Kirsten’s family, and government cover-ups and ulterior motives, to be discovered at time goes on.



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