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Tech-related tv-shows to binge-watch your way through quarantine
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Tech-related tv-shows to binge watch your way through quarantine

Written by Pieter Mijnendonckx on 17 March 2020 for Tech Graduates

You did it. You’ve studied everything you needed to study, you cleaned your apartment more than once this week and you’ve read every blogpost Exellys has ever published. You did your absolute best to postpone this for as long as possible, but you can’t take it anymore. It’s time to binge-watch your way through this covid-19 quarantine.

Well, don’t worry because with some help of our Instagram followers we curated a list of tech related tv-shows and movies that will keep you entertained between the four walls of your living room.

Silicon Valley

This HBO classic follows the struggle of Richard Hendricks, a Silicon Valley engineer trying to build his own company called Pied Piper. If you’ve been following us for a while, you’ll definitely recognize some of the GIFs we regularly use in our blogposts.

Black Mirror

For the minority of our audience that hasn’t seen this already, Black Mirror explores a twisted, high-tech multiverse where humanity’s greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.

The IT Crowd

Deep in the sub-basement of the ambiguous company of Reynholm Industries, are not one, but two socially awkward IT guys and their boss who doesn’t know the difference between hardware and software.

Loaded

Four friends who become multi-millionaires when they sell their video game company for a clean £246 million. Here’s what happens next…

Mr. Robot

Elliot, a brilliant young cyber-security engineer and vigilante hacker, becomes a key figure in a complex game of global dominance when he tries to take down the corrupt corporation he works for.

The Great Hack

Even if you’re very familiar with data tracking, it’s hard to find Netflix’s new documentary The Great Hack anything short of terrifying. Like a horror story for the digital age, the documentary features the twin villains of Cambridge Analytica and Facebook and shows how they used people’s own data to weave a dystopian web of deceit and distrust.

The Office

A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium. We even drew some inspiration from this legendary show for our list of office pranks. Although we can’t be sure on when you’ll be able to return to your office, it’s never too early to start planning.

Halt and Catch Fire

Set in the 1980s, this series dramatizes the personal computing boom through the eyes of a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy whose innovations directly confront the corporate behemoths of the time.

Citizenfour

In January 2013, an American documentary film director/producer receives an encrypted e-mail from a stranger who calls himself, “Citizenfour.” In it, he offers her inside information about illegal wiretapping practices of the NSA and other intelligence agencies. In June 2013, she travels to Hong Kong with her camera for the first meeting with “Citizenfour”, who reveals himself as Edward Snowden.

I’ve finished everything, now what?!

You somehow managed to plough through our entire list of recommendations, what’s next? Maybe you can learn how to ace a job interview through Skype or how to work from home more efficiently. Or maybe you just want to learn more about Exellys and what we can do for you? With all job events being cancelled because of covid-19, we got creative and made sure you can still get to know us on a personal level. So click here to book a 15 minute video call with one of our Tech Talent Scouts (it literally takes two clicks!).

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Written by Pieter Mijnendonckx Digital Growth Marketeer