As you know I recently wrote a review on the Netflix Originals show Narcos. Well it’s been a week since I finished that series and this weekend I decided to start another series. The one that caught my attention was Mr Robot, which seemed interesting. I was also considering to watch the second series of Fargo, which has extremely positive reviews, but right now I felt more in the mood for a conspiracy theory show.
The pilot was one that drew me into the show immediately. The story is centered around Elliot Alderson, who plays a consultant at a major cyber-security firm. He suffers from loneliness and depression, as well as social anxiety. It was refreshing to see a series about someone who is not your typical confident and alpha male protagonist.
The show is named ‘Mr Robot’, who you will find is actually a man that is part of a hacking group called fsociety. I don’t want to spoil anything, so I’ll leave it at that.
The first two episodes, however, have been more about Elliot’s personal life and smaller issues than focusing completely on fsociety.
What will perhaps be most intriguing to the viewer is the extent of the hacking that Elliot is able to do. As is with other cyber crime stories, you are left wondering whether if there is someone out there who wants to access your data, could they really do it like they do on TV? I’m not sure, but the show definitely made me think about the issue, and also the issue of the government’s rights to our information, which is a hotly debated issue right now in the UK.
Overall I would highly recommend the show based off what I’ve seen, but remember I’ve only seen two episodes so far so I’ll be writing a full review when I’ve gone through the whole season.