Hey everyone, When we aren’t busy launching new products, creating add-ons, interacting with our amazing community of IT pros (like right now), having foosball tournaments, or trying to blow each other to bits playing Anki, the team here at Devolutions loves watching geeky TV shows. And of course, we mean geeky in the proper, respectful way – because geeks rule, right? So, for March poll, we thought it would be fun to ask you to share your favourite geeky TV show (or shows). What do you watch to unwind after a long day? What do you consider “must see TV” or “appointment viewing”? What show or shows are you willing to passionately -- perhaps even violently -- defend from ignorant criticism? Please share your list with us by commenting below, or connecting with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or email. As usual, next month we’ll post some of the responses, and select participants at random who’ll win a $25 Amazon gift card. To help give you some ideas, here are some of our favourites -- feel free to use these in your responses if you wish!
Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory revolves around physicists Sheldon Cooper and Leonard Hofstadter, whose geeky, introverted lives changed forever when Penny, an attractive and aspiring actress, moves into the apartment across from theirs. Penny quickly becomes a part of Sheldon and Leonard's social group, which includes the equally geeky engineer Howard Wolowitz and astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali.
Adam and Jamie are special effects experts who put movie magic, rumors, myths and urban legends to the test – and have a blast doing it (sometimes literally).
Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros, and deal with some serious politics, intrigue and fighting along the way. And of course, there’s plenty of sex and there’s a good chance that every few minutes you’ll see someone lose a body part (heads, hands, arms…you get the idea). It all started when Robert Baratheon, King of Westeros, asked his old friend Eddard (“Ned”), Lord Stark, to serve as Hand of the King – the Kingdom’s highest official. However, Ned was secretly warned that the previous Hand was assassinated, and decides to investigate further (this did not turn out to be a great career move). And while this was taking place, the Queen's utterly dysfunctional family “the Lannisters” hatched their own plots to seize power. And let’s not forget across the sea, the last members of the previous and deposed ruling family, the Targaryens, are also scheming to regain the throne. And they have DRAGONS now.
Ah yes, we must salute the classics! Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are FBI agents investigating cases involving the paranormal. Along with dark, often-scary episodes about specific creatures or unexplained events, the show revolves around a mythology of government conspiracies and cover-ups related to extraterrestrials. Mulder is deeply suspicious of the government, and believes fervently in the existence of extraterrestrials – which makes sense, since he recalls his sister being abducted by aliens when he was a child. Meanwhile, Scully, a trained medical doctor, starts out as a skeptic assigned to the X-Files to debunk Mulder's unpopular theories, but she eventually comes to believe in the paranormal…and then some.
Revolution is about a world in which a government conspiracy leads to a world without power, and as you can imagine, post-apocalyptic hijinx soon follow as a group of revolutionaries confront the authoritarian regime that has taken over since the “Blackout” 15 years ago. If you’re a fan of a world in chaos, Revolution is for you.
Under the Dome
Under the Dome is based on Stephen King novel about an invisible and mysterious force field that descends upon a small fictional town in the United States, trapping residents inside and cutting them off from the rest of civilization (no, it’s not Springfield and Homer Simpson is nowhere to be found). The trapped townsfolk must discover the secrets and purpose of the "dome" and its origins, while coming to learn more than they ever knew about each other.
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