‘Mr. Robot’, created by Sam Esmail, is an American psychological drama/thriller series which centers on a young, albeit brilliant coder who suffers from social anxiety disorder and communicates with the outside world via hacking. One day, his everyday life turns upside down, as a mysterious figure known as Mr. Robot tries to recruit him, deconstructing his knowledge of the world and unraveling what is really happening behind the global playground.
Enjoyable psycho-romance, a little too self-regarding, but fun nonetheless.
- Mr. Robot review by PV
OK so I preferred the first series to the 2nd, and the reason is that it's all become very tricksy, lots of mind games happening, which I know is trendy in Hollywood movies but which can grate. I think more just needs to happen. There is a lot of padding here.
Having said that, I still enjoyed it and so give in 4 stars (just squeaked that instead of 3 stars, partly for great acting, partly for brilliant music selections, many of them British and from the 80s or even late 70s - lots of synth bands and new wave stuff).