Last August, Netflix released The Social Dilemma and took on social networking addiction in the real world. The series includes many tech analysts and former staff from the world’s most popular social media, including Facebook, Twitter, etc.
What about the show?
The Social Dilemma’s idea sounds appealing. Jeff Orlowski-directed show promises to be the wake-up call on the harmful human effects of social networking.
Several Silicon Valley insiders meet to discuss your screen’s real risk. Love it or loathe it, the social habits are continuously being tracked. The device built to bind us has become a control mechanism.
They say, “If you’re not paying for a product, you’re the product.” If you like The Social Dilemma, check out these five other mind-boggling series.
Black Mirror is a futuristic series about the effects of emerging developments in post-industrial culture. What makes Black Mirror so unique is how connected things can be, even if it’s set in the distant future.
Like the Social Dilemma, Black Mirror is also humorous. Throughout the series, the grim atmosphere will leave you curious if these incidents could happen in the actual world.
Where to watch? Netflix.
Directed by one and only Spike Jonze, Her adds a fresh outlook in a fuse of romantic, sci-fi humor. It revolves around Theodore, a lonely man in LA’s busy country. He later establishes romantic love for Samantha, a robotic AI assistant.
Joaquin Phoenix, known as the anti-villain Joker, plays Theodore. Scarlett Johansson, who plays Samantha’s voice, shares the floor.
Where to look? Amazon Prime
Unlike most of these shows, Unfriended is something like a mystical game. It tracks the story of six high-schoolers cyberbullying their peers before they took their own lives. Later, a ‘stalker’ that attacked their existence haunts them.
What makes Unfriended so unique, like The Social Dilemma, is how it is bundled in video-meeting footage. It’s certainly not the first, but also offers the genre some new air.
Its producers launched Unfriended: Dark Web in 2018. Dark Web follows a man’s tale, finding a laptop, learning the dark reality behind his owners.
Where to look? Netflix, Amazon Prime
Don’t F*ck With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer.
Have you ever asked how remote investigators solve a murder case?
Don’t F*ck With Cats is a real-life documentary film. It tracks Luka Rocco Magnotta, a criminally unhinged foreign serial murderer who attacked an undergraduate Jun Lin. Much worst, Magnotta submitted hands & feet to a democratic party headquarters & primary school!
Luka Magnotta’s international manhunt continued until June 2012. Authorities found Magnotta in Berlin, reading reports about him.
That said, Don’t F*ck With Cats is a must-watch just like how you watched The Social Dilemma!
Where to look? Netflix.
Finally, Mr. Robot is definitely a tech-thriller at an absolute peak. Elliot, a daytime software expert & night hacker, is in a bind when a shadowy organization employs him to kill the very business he’s paid to defend.
Mr. Robot is a real-life hacker, too. So the hacking scenes’ precision in this sequence is unprecedented. Mr. Robot has loads of relatable characters not to skip.
Where to look? USA Network.