If there’s one thing we love about Silicon Valley, it’s the show’s completely unabashed approach to social awkwardness and geekdom. Everyone can relate to feeling like an outsider at times, amirite? But now that season three is ending, we’ve got some time to kill until season four and a gaping Silicon Valley-sized hole in our TV hearts (which you can also fill with our shows and movies to watch over the weekend). So whether you tuned in as a fan of computers or of comedy, we’ve got some new TV show recs that should help you move on from your show — because there’s no app for that. Yet.
IF YOU LIKE SOCIAL PARIAHS IN TECH, TRY MR. ROBOT
The tech world, like any industry, has insiders and outsiders. This show centers around one very powerful outsider who is hired to join a group of “hacktivists.” It’s a fast-paced psychological tech drama that will make you think differently every time you log onto the Internet. You can watch it now on Amazon. (Photo via Amazon)
IF YOU LIKE TECHIES CHANGING THE GAME, TRY HALT AND CATCH FIRE
This drama is set in early 1980s Texas, just before the PC boom. It’s a much more dramatic, gritty and behind-the-scenes view of the tech world than Silicon Valley, but with the same spirit of innovation. There’s a new season coming back on AMC this summer, so catch up on the first two now on Netflix and Amazon. (Photo via AMC)
IF YOU LIKE MARTIN STARR, TRY PARTY DOWN
If Gilfoyle was the reason you tuned back into Silicon Valley every week, we’ve got good news for you: Martin Starr’s comedy chops are all over the place. We highly recommend checking out Party Down, a show about struggling actors and writers in Hollywood who make their living as caterers. The show also had an all-star cast incuding Adam Scott, Jane Lynch and Lizzy Caplan. Stream it now from Hulu and Amazon. (Photo via Starz)
IF YOU LIKE FUNNY TECH NERDS, TRY THE IT CROWD
The tech stereotype is just as fun across the pond. For a British take on the nerds, stream The IT Crowd, starring Chris O’Dowd of Bridesmaids fame. It’s available to stream from Hulu, Netflix and Amazon. (Photo via BBC)
IF YOU LIKE SILICON VALLEY HOPEFULS, TRY BETAS
Almost every aspiring app developer has dreams of taking Silicon Valley by storm. Rarely do things go as expected. Betas follows a group of four friends as they develop a dating app and look for investors. Sound familiar? It’s available to stream from Amazon. (Photo via Amazon)
What other shows are you dreading ending? Let us know @BritandCo!
(Featured photo via HBO)