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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Some Thoughts on Mr. Robot

Sylvia and I binge-watched Mr. Robot over the course of the last month or so, and we both found it rewarding. It's very difficult to describe the show without spoiling it, so I will only list a few of the highlights:

  • A compelling, timely narrative with a well-earned, satisfying conclusion
  • Rich, nuanced characters
  • Excellent performances
  • Innovative editing and direction
  • Heartbreaking pathos
  • Superb music that complements each scene perfectly (I bought all seven volumes of the soundtrack)
I can say this much without spoiling things: The show is about a troubled young man who, for reasons to be revealed over the course of the show, decides to hack capitalism itself in an effort to, as he puts it, "save the world." Does he succeed? And if so, at what cost? Watch and find out; I don't think you'll regret it. 

1 comment:

Totty said...

Pete & I really enjoyed it too. Excellent show, and their tech is rock solid, which is a bonus for us.