Mr Robot – Hacking your TV

Mr Robot, the new show written, directed and produced by Sam Esmail has captured the critics and publics attention with his current view of the digital and real world.  The main character, Elliot Alderson, is the perfect vehicle for the introverted, unstable hacking genius using his ability in the first episode and demonstrate how little we see on the digital surface of our world.

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I have only got through 4 episodes, but each one scratches more on the surface of the plot, but the characters and you learn more about Elliot and the people around him.  His job working at cyber security firm “AllSafe” is a running joke within the show because of his after hours activities, and the presence of E Corp (otherwise known as Evil Corp) highlights the hold corporations have over global debt.

Elliot with the guidance from the mysterious Mr Robot (Christian Slater @ChristianSlater) work through the the dark web and to achieve the plan and release the world from Global Debt.  The methods at points make Elliot question the actions he is taking, will it put his friends in harms way, will it make a difference to the world etc.

Rami Malek @ItsRamiMalek plays the role of Elliot brilliantly and his monologues which are flat and emotionless provide you with a tinge of his emotions, and makes you realise how difficult it is for him to interact, trust and rely on others.  Rami puts forward the disconnect Elliot feels because he is smarter than the people and world around him, his emotional inability to connect makes him feel lost and yet all he wants is to be normal.

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Why this show has spiked the interest of the public is its inclusion of current references including Steve Jobs, FaceBook and other digital distractions that move us away from being sociable in person.

In the age when hacking and cyber crime shows such as Scorpion and CSI: Cyber exist, Mr Robot brings the topic back to the people it affects, the ones using our phones, laptops, iPads, like I am using to write this post.  The terminology within the show is easy to understand, Sam Esmail makes you feel like you can understand the technobabble instead of have to google it, so you enjoy the show instead of venturing off into social media.

With the show available on Amazon Video I have the joy of binge watching it all, but if it was on tv I would catch every episode, that’s how intrigued it has made me.  I would suggest you catch up with the show online and watch out for the subliminal messages that are scattered around each episode.

Mr Robot, the new show written, directed and produced by Sam Esmail @samthemovie has captured the critics and publics attention with his current view of the digital and real world.  The main character, Elliot Alderson, is the perfect vehicle for the introverted, unstable hacking genius using his ability in the first episode and demonstrate how little we see on the digital surface of our world.

I have only got through 4 episodes, but each one scratches more on the surface of the plot, but the characters and you learn more about Elliot and the people around him.  His job working at cyber security firm “AllSafe” is a running joke within the show because of his after hours activities, and the presence of E Corp (otherwise known as Evil Corp) highlights the hold corporations have over global debt.

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Elliot with the guidance from the mysterious Mr Robot (Christian Slater) work through the the dark web and to achieve the plan and release the world from Global Debt.  The methods at points make Elliot question the actions he is taking, will it put his friends in harms way, will it make a difference to the world etc.

Rami Malek plays the role of Elliot brilliantly and his monologues which are flat and emotionless provide you with a tinge of his emotions, and makes you realise how difficult it is for him to interact, trust and rely on others.  Rami puts forward the disconnect Elliot feels because he is smarter than the people and world around him, his emotional inability to connect makes him feel lost and yet all he wants is to be normal.

Why this show has spiked the interest of the public is its inclusion of current references including Steve Jobs, FaceBook and other digital distractions that move us away from being sociable in person.

In the age when hacking and cyber crime shows such as Scorpion and CSI: Cyber exist, Mr Robot brings the topic back to the people it affects, the ones using our phones, laptops, iPads, like I am using to write this post.  The terminology within the show is easy to understand, Sam Esmail makes you feel like you can understand the technobabble instead of have to google it, so you enjoy the show instead of venturing off into social media.

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With the show available on Amazon Video I have the joy of binge watching it all, but if it was on tv I would catch every episode, that’s how intrigued it has made me.  I would suggest you catch up with the show online and watch out for the subliminal messages that are scattered around each episode.

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