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What to watch beyond MR. ROBOT

by Mark P. McDonald  |  October 7, 2019  |  Comments Off on What to watch beyond MR. ROBOT

The final season of MR. ROBOT started last night. It’s a complex show covering our relationships with ourselves, each other and technology.  Taken from near real-time events, the series provides the most technically sophisticated drama on television, perhaps ever.  If you have not watched it, then go back and start from the beginning.  If you are a fan, then welcome to the bittersweet experience of another season, knowing it’s the last one.

MR. ROBOT is a great television drama covering technology. Its not the only one. Here are a few other series that deserve your attention.

Silicon Valley, currently in its sixth season is Mike Judge’s look at the lunacy of the start-up digital world.  This is a full on parody or life in the “Valley” that seeks to be as true to reality as possible while still getting a laugh.  It is the current standard to measure technology based popular TV against.

Valley of the BOOM is a recently completed mini-series on the Internet Browser wars of the late 1990’s.  It concentrates on Netscape and its competition with Microsoft in a docu-drama kind of way.  It includes first person statements from major players at the time including Mark Cuban and Arianna Huffington. Its highly entertaining and informative six part series.

Halt and Catch Fire wrapped up in 2017, this four season long series covers the late 1980’s and the start of the PC era.  It is more drama than technology, although it does a good job of capturing the feeling of the first technology boom.  It is a little over the top at times and it can get soap opera like, but another program worth your consideration.

These are three additional shows offered for your consideration.

Welcome your show recommendations.

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Mark McDonald
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12 years at Gartner
33 years IT Industry

Mark McDonald, Ph.D., is a Vice President and Fellow Emeritus in Gartner for General Managers Program. Read Full Bio

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