“Mr. Robot” is one of the rare shows to make it to mainstream cable television with a voice that might worry corporate sponsors of cable television. It incorporates some of the more subversive elements of films such as Fight Club and The Matrix in it’s narrative centering on a network security programmer who moonlights as an anarchist vigilante hacker. Series such as this are all too rare but much needed for their ability to introduce and/or spread important information through the collective imagination. It’s also one of the first television shows to truly speak to and reflect growing but often ignored segments of internet culture.
Give the nature of its format, an episodic series produced for a basic cable network (though it is the same network that aired Night Flight), it is vulnerable to censorship and manipulation. But as it stands now it’s surprisingly awesome so enjoy it while you can.
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Pilot episode can also be viewed here.