Mr. Robot is good. It is smart. It is written by people who know how computers work in real life. It has Christian Slater doing the best acting I have seen him do since Pump up the Volume.
For those reasons and more, that’s why it probably won’t last.
I did a write up on this episode a couple months ago talking about how amazing this show is, and it is.. But I honestly don’t know if the world is ready to take a trip down hacker lane with sociopath boy.
I AM. I will watch this show into the ground. =) It depicts realistic computer usage and hacking. It shows us Linux, an OS that 90% of the nation probably doesn’t know exists. It depicts a person who loves his friend (singular) and protects people (no matter if they are strangers or not), but hates society and everything it represents.
The main character, Elliot, (played by Rami Malek) has white knight syndrome to rival gods. He takes down the corrupt, quite handily mind you. He steps in to protect his friend, even when she didn’t want it. He even saves his shrink, though she probably wouldn’t see it that way. Elliot’s weapon of choice? A keyboard. This is why Mr. Robot (Christian Slater) recruits him to help bring equality to the world.
If this show finishes the first season I will be mildly surprised. If it makes it to a second season while still being on USA? I will be REALLY surprised. [Editor’s Note: Mr. Robot was renewed for a second season just before the pilot aired] A show this smart should be on a virtual tv network, like Netflix. Because you can’t talk about how corporations are evil when the show is ultimately owned by Comcast (Comcast owns NBC Universal, which in turn owns USA).
So my review of the episode? Watch it yourself. If you like it, join me each week for those reviews. =) I give this episode a 10½ out of 10.
So what do you think? Is the show worth it? Am I gushing too much or is it amazing? Let us know down below!