Number 1: The Hacking isn’t People Slamming the Keyboard
Now you may be asking what this means. In films like Hackers, or the Matrix, or Swordfish, when people want to hack any regards, all you see is a flurry of hand movements, cheesy lines like “Aaaaaaaaand we’re in”, and lines and lines of code that doesn’t mean anything.
I’m not pretentious enough to say I understand the hacking to begin with, but I am a person who appreciates realism in all forms, and it’s nice to know that a show treats it’s audiences with some level of intelligence.
Number 2: The Direction is Actually Interesting
Directing isn’t easy to notice a lot of the time. We all know good directing, like the last few episodes of Game of Thrones, or in epics like a Nolan flick, or even attention to minute detail that Kubrick was famed for.
The directing in Mr. Robot really comes through, as there is interesting use of camera angles, the breaking of the 4th wall, the treatment of characters. It’s a show in where you can point to any scene and just appreciate how it was set up. Hell you don’t even have to be a film buff to notice it looks like there was effort put into the direction.
Number 3: The Realism is Scary
What I mean by this point, is that in Mr. Robot, we a presented a world run by one giant corporation, and a world so embedded in ‘the system’ that you start to wonder how comparable it is to the real world.
Sure there are scenes you can point to in which there is obvious comparisons, but it’s the little things, the subtle similarities that are scary. When you realize 90% of all media available in America comes from 5 companies, it gets pretty realistic.
Number 4: Rami Malek Comes out of Nowhere
For those who don’t know, Rami Malek is the star of Mr. Robot, playing lead character Elliot. Malek is actually absurdly good at playing the equally introverted and paranoid character that is Elliot, especially when you compare him to the sheer friendliness he gives in his real world interviews.
If you haven’t heard of Malek before I wouldn’t be surprised. His biggest claim to fame is as the Pharaoh in Night at the Museum, or for you gamers out there, you might recognize him as ‘Josh’ from the PS4 game ‘Until Dawn’. Regardless of his past roles, Maleks performance is truly outstanding.
Number 5: Joey Bada$$ lives up to his name.
Joey only arrives on the scene in season 2, so you just have to go through one season of amazing programming to get to one of the funniest and surprising characters in the show. For those who don’t know Joey, do yourselves a favour and listen to 1999 and B4.DA.$$, two great albums.
Now that you’re acquainted with Joey, you’ll appreciate his character even more. Whether it’s his rants on popular television shows, being there for a friend, or having one of the best scenes in the whole show, you just gotta love Joey.
So Why Should You Watch Mr. Robot? Because of the reasons above, you read them, right?