The advent of streaming services has redefined the entertainment industry. It has disrupted the television viewing experience for millions of viewers around the world. Now, you can watch your favorite movies and TV shows – anytime and anywhere. Add Spectrum plans to the mix and you’ll get blazing internet speeds for your streaming needs.
A great thing about streaming services is that it has titles for everyone. Whether you are a sports fanatic or a budding entrepreneur, you can watch TV shows that inspire your interest. Also, these TV shows provide excellent life lessons. Who knows watching Dragon’s Den may help you tackle tricky business questions in your later career!
That said, these are the best TV shows for entrepreneurs:
Dragon’s Den (2005 – Ongoing)
Where to Watch: BBC
Dragon’s Den is arguably the most popular business reality TV show in the world today. The series has been around since 2005 and has shown no signs of slowing down so far. Five multi-millionaires interact with budding entrepreneurs. All participants have three minutes to present their business ideas to the panelists, who then ask questions about the venture and offer them financial assistance if they’re interested.
The show has its origins in Japan. It aired in 2001. The Japanese version was called The Tigers of Money. The original series inspired countless versions but the most popular to emerge from them is Dragon’s Den. Theo Paphitis, Duncan Bannatyne, Peter Jones, and Deborah Meaden serve as the panelists on the show. You can watch different clips from the show on its official YouTube channel.
Shark Tank (2009 – Ongoing)
Where to Watch: ABC.com and Hulu
Shark Tank is the Americanized version of the hit reality TV series Dragon’s Den. The show follows the same format as that of its British counterpart. Aspiring businesspersons pitch their business ideas to the “Sharks,” who then vote in favor or against the pitch. Longtime cast members include Mark Cuban, Daymond John, and Barbara Corcoran.
Shark Tank is known for its interesting and bizarre pitches. It’s a great show for budding entrepreneurs to sharpen their pitching skills and learn the mindset of the investors. Pitches that resonate with the sharks trigger multiple offers. That doesn’t mean the show hasn’t seen bizarre pitches from participants.
Better Call Saul (2015 – 2022)
Where to Watch: Netflix
Fans of the iconic Breaking Bad franchise know how convincing Saul Goodman is in his arguments. Better Call Saul serves as a prequel to Breaking Bad. It depicts the life and crimes of Saul Goodman (played by Bob Odenkirk). The show predates the event of Breaking Bad by six years. It covers the transformation of Jimmy McGill into Saul Goodman.
McGill is a conman who also aspires to be a successful lawyer. He eventually becomes Saul Goodman, a shrewd lawyer with a knack for representing the city’s criminals. Bob Odenkirk nails the role of the titular character. Other cast members include Jonathan Banks, Giancarlo Esposito, and Rhea Seehorn. Better Call Saul is a treat for anyone interested in crime and law.
Silicon Valley (2014 – 2019)
Where to Watch: Amazon Prime and Hulu
The world of startups is filled with challenges. Just ask the six struggling entrepreneurs who plan to make it big in the super-competitive environment. Silicon Valley offers the perfect combination of hilarity, drama, challenges, and struggles. It shows why it is never easy to make a name for yourself in Silicon Valley. After all, it takes more than a unique product to make a name for yourself.
The TV show aired in 2014 on HBO. It lasted until 2019. The final episode premiered on December 8, 2019. Silicon Valley is no less than a gem for young and budding entrepreneurs. It perfectly encapsulates the struggles that come with working in the home of the startups. Cast members include Kumail Nanjiani (Eternals), T.J. Miller (Deadpool), and Thomas Middleditch (Replicas).
Billions (2016 – Ongoing)
Where to Watch: Hulu
Billions shows the crazy world of the financial market. It describes what happens when two power-hungry egomaniacs engage in a lengthy power struggle. Their goal: to dominate the New York high finances. Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti are brilliant in their roles as Bobby Axelrod and Chuck Rhoades.
The series provides the perfect dose of entertainment. You’ll find yourself immersed in the show due to its powerful performance, stellar quotes, and great entertainment value. Billions has already been renewed for a fifth season. You can binge the last four seasons on Hulu, but make sure you start binging on a weekend.