Best Thing I Watched Last Week: Mr. Robot
USA finally premiered its highly anticipated new series, Mr. Robot last week, and I must say it was really damn good.
The show presented a good mix of great acting, and a fascinating story, complete with a conspiracy that will unfold throughout the season.
The show focuses on a hacker named Elliot, who works a tech job during the day at a Cyber Security company, and when he's off, he does things like hunt down pedophiles online.
In the pilot episode, Mr. Robot, a mysterious hacker who leads a group called FSociety, which is trying to bring down the world’s entire financial system one data center at a time, asks Elliot to steal some data from his company.
Elliot finally decides to do it, partly because the company fires his friend Angela. Using the data, FSociety is able to bring down one of the executives at Elliot’s company, framing him for a hack that FSociety itself initiated.
The show gets major points for trying to imagine what would happen if anonymous really could challenge the financial system.
If you’re looking for a new show to follow this summer, check out Mr. Robot. It’s going to be an interesting ride.