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The Most Important Shows on TV: Week of May 25, 2015

Which TV series will your friends (and the entire internet) be talking about this week? Stay informed—or at least be able to fake it—with SideReel's weekly guide to The Most Important Shows on TV.   Texas Rising (Miniseries Premiere) Monday at 9:00pm on The History Channel Why: Well, for one thing, these History Channel Memorial Day miniseries always do STUPENDOUSLY WELL in the ratings, and given the geographical and political prominence of Texas in these here United States, this will probably be the highest rated History miniseries of all time. I know we're all proud of our home states (all hail the paradise of full-service gas stations aka New Jersey!), people from Texas kind of take the cake. That being said, the history of the Texas Republic is interesting, so maybe you'll learn something. Prepare to talk about: How people managed to live in Texas prior to air conditioning; why we have to remember the Alamo; just what kind of dirt the History Channel has on Bill Paxton that he's in so many of their miniseries (and by so many I mean, like, two).   Aquarius (Series Premiere) Thursday at 9:00pm on NBC Why: LOL this show. On the one hand it has David Duchovny (you love him!) as a cop in 1967 Los Angeles and it's about Charles Manson's cult. On the other, NBC has decided to make all of the episodes available online immediately for one month to build buzz for the show, so it can't have that much faith in it, which for a summer show is kind of an indication of immense crapitude. This "experiment" is the reason anyone is going to be talking about it, and talking about it they will! Prepare to talk about: DAT HAIR! Hippies: what did they have against showers? Whether NBC's binge-lite strategy is a good one; how excited you are for the X-Files reboot .   Silicon Valley Sunday at 10:00pm on HBO Why: Because this show is the meanest and funniest show on TV right now, and it's about #millennials. #Millennials, much like Texans, love nothing more than to see themselves #represented. Also, didn't you know, tech people really do think they create better living through apps, and you USE apps, right? So if you're not watching this show (home of the smartest dick joke in television history ), you're basically missing out on the defining critique of #millennialstartupculture. Prepare to talk about: How the crackling chemistry between Dinesh and Gilfoyle is the real reason you watch this show; how we all have a little Erlich in us; whether you'd actually work at Hooli (I mean, hell, I would); how you are #literallyjared.     Leah E. Friedman  is the editor of SideReel.com. You can follow her musings on  Twitter .