Saturday, July 16, 2016

TV Premiere: Mr. Robot

The fight between fsociety and Evil Corp continues as the second season of Mr. Robot kicks off. Elliot (Rami Malek) has locked himself into a controlled routine. He keeps off his computer and only talks to his mother, his therapist, and his friend Leon (Joey Bada$$). Despite his efforts, he struggles to keep away from Mr. Robot (Christian Slater) . The hacker within begs to break out as the new continues to look dire after the actions of the first season.

Darlene (Carly Chalkin) leads fsociety. The group has grown cocky after their initial success, but Darlene knows more than the others and knows they will have to keep working to take down Evil Corp, the bank that is as resilient and disgusting as cockroaches. Angela Moss (Portia Doubleday) now works for ECorp as a press manager trying to manage the situation for the company she once hated. She's given up on her lawsuit and buying into her new position despite scorn from her coworkers.

Taking the fall for the giant hack of the first season, Tyrell Wellick  (Martin Wallström) has gone into hiding leaving her wife to be dominated by random men she doesn't much respect. Gideon Goddard (Michel Gill) can't live with what he knows and tries to reach out to the FBI.

There are some new characters introduces in the premiere of the second season with some exciting actors that will add a new dimension to the show. Craig Robinson shows up as Ray talking to Elliot even though the protagonist is standoffish. Grace Gummer appears as a FBI agent on the fsociety case.

Hailed as the best show on television and a multiple award winner, Mr. Robot has some incredible storytelling from creator Sam Esmail. I was curious how they would proceed with the knowledge the viewers now have but I think it has developed a new dynamic that will make the second season just as exciting if not more. I am looking forward to seeing how this show plays out over many seasons to come. 

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