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Monday, July 27, 2015

Mr. Robot

I've started watching a tv series - Mr. Robot ...

an American cyberpunk–thriller drama television series created by Sam Esmail .... The series follows Elliot Alderson, a young man living in New York City, who works at Allsafe, a cyber security firm as a programmer. Elliot has social anxiety disorder, but connects to people by hacking them and acts as a cyber vigilante. He is recruited by a mysterious social-anarchist known as "Mr. Robot", and joins his team of hackers, known as "fsociety". One of their missions is to take down one of the largest corporations in the world, E Corp (known as "Evil Corp" by Elliot), a company that Elliot is paid to protect.

I've only just started it but it reminds me of The Speed of Dark meets The Fifth Estate. And it kind of reminds me of me too in that Elliot and I are both lonely people.

Here are a couple of articles about the show ...

- Mr. Robot, Ms. Robot ... USA’s new hacker drama is a surprise hit that deserves attention for its subtle critiques of gender norms and masculinity.

- TV Preview Wealth disparity, hackers and cyber threats in 'Mr. Robot' ... Mr. Robot," a psychological thriller premiering June 24 on USA Network, hacks into some of today's biggest problems and fears: Cyber threats. Rising wealth disparity. Mental health and youthful rebellion.

And a promo ...

You can watch episodes free here


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