5 Sci-Fi Shows to Watch in College
If you’re a sci-fi fan, then here is a list of shows you should be watching. Juggling work, school and family sometimes does not leave a lot of extra time to watch TV if any at all. But in the event you are taking a break from studying these five shows will not disappoint.
Based in an unknown future, "Westworld" is a theme park that is populated with androids, and allows people to experience the American Old West era. These androids are designed to fulfill the needs of guests, and help them fulfill any illicit fantasies they might have. If this sounds like your type of show, then you’d probably be interested to know that there are other shows out there like "Westworld" (you know, for when you finish all of the episodes and have to wait around for the next ones).
Here are four more sci-fi dramas with all-star casts and attention-grabbing storylines to binge on:
Back in 2009 and 2010, “Dollhouse” was a hit TV series with a similar plot to that of “Westworld.” In the show, the secret organization, Dollhouse, brings in volunteers who choose to work for them for five years in order to receive a large sum of cash and no memory of what they’ve done at the end of their experience. The volunteers have their personalities cleared so that they can take on new personas, and are hired for certain jobs, fantasies, and crimes. Eliza Dushku plays Echo, a former Doll who begins to remember aspects of her time with the Dollhouse, and the show follows her journey to self-awareness and uncovering the secrets of the organization. Episodes can be found for a small fee on YouTube, Amazon Video, and iTunes.
3) Black Mirror
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of or seen the show “Black Mirror.” The Netflix series premiered in 2016 and has continued to receive positive reviews. “Black Mirror” follows a “Twilight Zone” style, in the sense that the show does not follow one story - instead it is a compilation of multiple stories with connecting elements. “Black Mirror” focuses on the human dependency on technology and how it may affect us negatively in the future. Starring well-known actors such as Bryce Dallas Howard and Jon Hamm, the show also introduces new and rising talents, including Michaela Coel and Hannah John-Kamen.
Continuing with the theme of technology, “Humans” is set in a universe where technology is highly advanced and lifelike robots called Synths are a must-have for the typical household. The British drama focuses on how the creation of Synths changes the way humans live their lives, and how humans affect the Synths, eventually causing them to feel oppressed and revolt. Starring William Hurt and Gemma Chan, among others, “Humans” can be found on Amazon Video, Google Play, and YouTube.
5) Mr. Robot
If you like a show with a little bit of sci-fi, crime, and mystery, then “Mr. Robot” should be next on your must-watch list. Rami Malek stars as Elliot, a cybersecurity engineer by day and hacker by night who is recruited by the mysterious Mr. Robot to join the secret hacker group, “fsociety.” Elliot becomes caught at a crossroads when he discovers that the goal of the group is to destroy the corporation that he works for. The thriller has received positive reviews. “Mr. Robot” can be found on the USA channel, Amazon Video, and iTunes.