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Tech TV shows that show the life of programmers or marketers?

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  1. macdonjo3

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    HBO's Silicon Valley is a cool show, and as a programmer, I find it realistic compared to other Hollywood shows like CSI where they make up illogical programming terminology, etc.

    Any other shows (or movies) like Silicon Valley that show the life of tech or anything IM related?
     
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    I think it is hard for TV tech shows to get the right balance.
    They generally have to dumb down and simplify things to keep the interest of the average audience and they end up having to over explain simple procedures or just verge on fantasy.
    I used to ruin CSI for the Wife, telling her that "that doesn't really happen" or "you can't do that in real life" or "they got the report immediately, that's bullshit"
    But even when shows try to be true they usually slip up and get called out.

    Haven't watched Silicon Valley, didn't realise that it was a comedy. Will give it a go.
     
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    What kind of life are you looking to see portrayed? People in tech and IM have varying likes and come from various nations and cultures.
     
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    Silicon Valley is the only show I know of that fits the bill. I love that show!

    Oh, and this one's an old movie (2009 lol), but it opened my eyes a bit into the world of Internet Marketing: Middle Men. It's about the Porn Industry basically, but you will learn a lot from it!
     
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    Thanks, I will check that movie out!

    Yeah, Silicon Valley is one of a kind. As a computer science major, I can still find what they're doing interesting and fascinating.
     
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    You must watch it! It easily became one of my favorite TV series of all-time; I guess I can just relate a lot since I work for a tech startup. Catch up soon Wilson, season 3 is coming out in Q1 of 2016.
     
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    I'm going to start Silicon Valley. Thanks for putting it out there. And also "The Middle Men" (y)
    I used to watch "The IT Crowd" when I was in high school. But it might not be that good for you. As it's not much about technical stuff but I found it funny.
     
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    Aw, I always thought what I see on TV is true specially those geeky or high tech stuff! :p

    What can I say, I find those shows entertaining! :D
     
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    all of them look interested... I definitely check them out later.