The television is called the ‘idiot box’ and a lot of film watchers have a tendency to look down on television show watchers because they feel that television show content is sometimes inferior and not up to the mark. It truly was hard to counter this claim earlier because the kind of television shows available were generic entertainment programs. However, for quite sometime television shows have been kicking it up a notch and there are plenty of shows that can boast of intellectual stimulation and top-notch direction. So without much ado, we bring to you our list of TV shows for smart people to enjoy. You can watch many of these intelligence shows on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
16. The Simpsons
The longest-running American television show and it hardly gets better than this. An animated show, the plot follows the life of the Simpsons – a working-class American family. The writers have depicted the working class condition, satirized religions, politicians and authority figures. The show has also had valuable commentary on education systems, environmental concerns, and they do all this while packing a laugh. It has gained notoriety too for uncannily predicting several events like Donald Trump’s presidency, Disney’s purchase of Fox and even smartwatches. A show that includes various celebrity figures and points out the societal flaws, this show is a truly great work of art and it would take a really smart mind to appreciate the brilliance of The Simpsons.
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15. Rick And Morty
An animated adult science fiction show, the tale revolves around a mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his grandson Morty Smith. They go on various interdimensional adventures with Morty’s grounded nature serving as a foil to Rick’s Machiavellian ego. The show is tailored for smart people because of the philosophy it portrays so brilliantly – a nihilistic outlook towards the entirety of human existence and the insignificance of it all in the scheme of the vastness of the universe. The show expertly combines both Lovecraftian and Nietzsche’s philosophies and delivers a humorous content with some serious philosophical material serving as the base.