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Saturday, January 16, 2016

MR. ROBOT

MR. ROBOT

If you haven’t yet caught this subversive series, it’s worthwhile seeking out.

Young, anti-social computer programmer Elliot works as a cybersecurity engineer during the day, but at night he is a vigilante hacker. He is recruited by the mysterious leader of an underground group of hackers to join their organization. Elliot's task? Help bring down corporate America, including the company he is paid to protect, which presents him with a moral dilemma. Although he works for a corporation, his personal beliefs make it hard to resist the urge to take down the heads of multinational companies that he believes are running—and ruining—the world...

What caught me in the pilot episode is the many parallels to the themes and approach of one of my favorite movies, Fight Club (no, I am not going to talk about it, but the pacing, tone, and narrative of the voiceovers in Mr. Robot are existential proof Tyler Durden and Elliot Anderson are twins separated at birth), but I was kept watching by Rami Malek's spot on performance...

USA Network has scheduled a couple of season one marathons in the last month and may do again. If not, Amazon would be happy to have you stream it for a nominal fee. And while you’re there check out another quirky show you probably missed—Eli Stone staring a pre-Sherlock Jonny Lee Miller...




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