So yesterday I stumbled upon an officially released pilot of a new USA Network show that was not to premier until July called Mr. Robot. I had honestly never seen a lick of media on it, but its a USA show, so I figured I’d check it out. Then I hit play, saw it was almost exactly an hour (no room for commercials) and relented. I backed up and checked out a preview first. I fell in love immediately and had no further qualms about how to spend the next hour. This may be my favorite USA show ever. Better than White Collar, better than Suits, better than Burn Notice.
Here’s the breakdown: Elliot, played by Rami Malek from the Night at the Museum film series, is a vigilante hacker. He hates society, but protects people. Idiots aren’t worth his time and he does not talk if he can avoid it. Touching another individual freaks him out.
Oh, and he’s possibly (probably) absolutely freakin’ nuts! The entire show might be completely in his head.. Though probably not.
Some of his delusions include men in black following him along with a homeless dude who does not seem to be working with them and.. well.. watch the episode and see. =)
This is not a lighthearted show. There are no jokes told, even to lighten the mood. This is a serious drama aimed at the highly intelligent who have either experienced, or have just seen in others, extreme social anxiety.
So enough talk, watch the episode here!
Oh, I didn’t mention Christian Slater? Yeah, in a serious role and he kills it! Mr. Robot will premiere on USA for its ten-episode season on June 24, 2015.
What did you think of the pilot? Will you be watching the rest of the season? Let us know in the comments!