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Top 5 TV shows to binge-watch this monsoon

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Monsoon is the ideal time to binge-watch your favourite TV-shows. As the downpour fills the air with gloom, all anyone wants to do is crawl back into bed and forget about the world. The best way to do this is to flip open your laptop and stream one episode after another, transporting yourself into the thrilling storylines. All you technophiles who are looking for TV shows that will fuel your passion: look no further! Here are 5 TV shows that definitely belong on your watchlist.

1] Orphan Black

The TV series is a Canadian science fiction thriller starring Tatiana Maslany as the lead, playing several characters who are identical clones. The story focuses on Sarah Manning, who on witnessing the suicide of here clone Elizabeth Childs, adopts her identity, thus finding herself at the centre of a dangerous controversy. The show tackles issues of personal identity and forces the viewers to contemplate upon the moral and ethical implications of human cloning. The show has garnered positive reviews and has received a rating of 8.4/10 on IMDb, and 92% on Rotten Tomatoes. The show has a compelling story line and thus hooks viewers from the very first second.

2] Mr Robot

The TV series is an American techno-thriller drama that sees Rami Malek portray Elliot Alderson, a young cyber security engineer and hacker with severe social anxiety. The story follows Alderson who is recruited to be part of an underground hacktivist group called fsociety, by its mysterious leader, known to the world as “Mr Robot”. The group aims to destroy the multinational corporation E-corp with the aim of erasing all debts. The show has been well very received with a rating of 8.6/10 on IMDb and 96% on Rotten Tomatoes. The show received a Golden Globe for best television Drama series in 2015, and 6 Emmy Nominations in 2016 of which Rami Malek won the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

3] Silicon Valley

The TV series is an American comedy that follows 6 programmers who founded a Silicon Valley startup called Pied Piper. The show focuses on how the group cope with success, money, and competition- basically their new life in Silicon Valley. The show gives a slightly more accurate insight into the lives of geeks than what has otherwise been portrayed on television. The show’s creator Mike Judge has managed to keep the comedy entertaining and original. The show has received multiple Emmy nominations and has received critical acclaim, earning a rating of 8.6/10 on IMDb, and 98% on Rotten Tomatoes. The show is one of the best comedies currently on the air and it never fails to impress.

4] Person of Interest

The TV series is an American science fiction crime drama that stars Michael Emerson in the lead, who plays a billionaire computer programmer named Harold Finch. Finch developed a computer system referred to as “the machine” that can predict crimes before they occur. He along with ex-CIA agent John Reese (Jim Caviezel) investigate upon the information provided by the machine. However, the machines intelligence increases drastically with time, causing Finch to ponder upon the moral and ethical concerns surrounding artificial intelligence. The show has received critical acclaim and has a rating of 8.5/10 on IMDb and 92% on Rotten Tomatoes. The show gives the crime genre a new face, one that is deeper and not frivolous.

5] Westworld

The TV series is an American science fiction drama that takes place in a futuristic world, that is highly advanced and has seen the remarkable rise of artificial intelligence. The story is set in a Wild West theme park called Westworld that is inhabited by hosts who are androids that almost perfectly resemble humans. Guests in the park can live out all their deepest fantasies and indulge in any kind of behaviour, without the fear of reprisal. The show tackles issues related to artificial intelligence such as the arrival of consciousness. It also raises questions on morality and ethics, forcing the viewers to think about humanity and its inherent nature. The show has had received a lot of praise and critical acclaim for its story, the visuals and the acting. Westworld has got a very high rating of 9/10 on IMDb and of 89% on Rotten Tomatoes. The show is perfect for those who appreciate thought provoking television.

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