Review of Mr. Robot

Wednesdays, 10:00 PM ET on USA

60 minutes

Mr. Robot centers on a young programmer, Elliot (Rami Malek), who suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. He finds himself in the intersection between a cybersecurity firm he works for and the underworld organizations that are recruiting him to bring down corporate America. Slater plays Mr. Robot, a mysterious anarchist who recruits Elliot. Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin (“True Detective”) and Chad Hamilton (“Breakup at a Wedding”) also executive produce.
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Nov 17, 2015 9:28AM EST

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The show is very inspired, but I'm afraid it is not very original. The atmosphere without a doubt was inspired by fight-club atmosphere(and the show managed to execute that atmosphere well i might add!) including much of the plot twists. Yet In places the show is not "inspired by" something we have seen elsewhere it becomes mostly dull or simply cliche.
It is edgy, trying to push every situation and character to the very end of its stability for us to see, but I think its being credited for that too much. I'd rather see subtle complicated scenarios than edge scenario's. Other than that and most importantly - The acting is mostly great, and the camera work is amazing. Direction did a good job. I might want to see a second season, not very sure.


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