Imagine a show that combines the anti-corporate craziness of Fight Club with the subversive hacker heroism of The Matrix. Add some great acting, and a fascinating conspiracy that’s unfolding in the hazy realm between our dystopian nightmares and hard reality. That’s Mr. Robot, which debuted last night on USA.
I didn’t think the first episode was particularly thrilling, except maybe for the part where they’re trying to keep the virus from reaching a server. (And I didn’t think it was particularly accurate.) The show is overtly political, wasn’t too hard to figure out that Evil Corp. was really Enron. Somebody from the MoveOn or Occupy Wall Street crowd must have written major parts of the script.
I really want to like this show, so I hope for better in the next episode…
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