Watch Mr. Robot now! A TV Series about hackers
Mr. Robot is a psychological/cyber-thriller television series by Sam Esmail that started airing in USA Network on June 28. It originally premiered through multiple online services last May 27. Before you proceed reading this post, I will give you a nice good ‘ol “spoiler alert” since I’ll be talking about the first episode.
Mr. Robot is about a young cyber-security engineer, Elliot (Rami Malek), that was purposely recruited by a hacker group led by “Mr. Robot” (Christian Slater). I have seen movies about hackers and this is the first time I see it in a TV series. The show starts with Elliot talking to someone. His “friend”, a delusional entity he created in his head. Throughout the show he shows off signs of being anti-social and apathetic personality. He gives off a stoic vibe to the people around him. Yet as he talks with his “friend”, we can see that he has an odd way of showing these people that he “care”.
He also have the tendency of being paranoid that there are people following around him which is more expatiated when he makes eye contact with these “stalkers”. Being a hacker, his skills were tested when one of his boss’s clients were DDos’ed. It turns out that it was a test given to him by “Mr. Robot” and he was asked to start a revolution against “the one in control”. At the end of the show, it is revealed that Elliot’s friend is the viewer. Way to go on breaking the third wall Sam Esmail 😀
I don’t have any idea where do their creative writers get these ideas but the show’s approach in depicting a hacker is in a not-exact-but-good way,from Elliot’s paranoid and anti-social personality to the way the “hacking” scenes were showed; I personally liked the scene where Elliot was reprimanded about his uniform. Many people may not relate with these these things but the show certainly appeals to those people with the same “way of thinking”.
I can say that Mr. Robot is the first in its own kind. It will definitely have a good road ahead of it. No wonder it was renewed to second season just after airing the first episode. Watch the Mr. Robot sneak peek below and get hooked.