Wednesday, June 17, 2015

#DolfApproved TV Alert / Mr. Robot Premiere Gets an "A"

To say that I'm excited about Mr. Robot is an understatement. After taking in the first episode, I came away feeling like I did after I saw The Matrix.... totally and unexpectedly blown away.

Mr. Robot feels original but has some obvious influences. There are strands of Fight ClubBlack Mirror, and The Matrix in its DNA. People working in technology will especially like this show, although its appeal goes well beyond tech nerds.

There is a neverending stream of clever references to tech, business, movies, sports, and music. Targets include Steve Jobs, Maroon 5, Facebook, Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen, Blackberry, George W Bush, Lance Armstrong, Bill Cosby, Tom Brady, Josh Groban, child pornography, and Gnome Linux!

The acting is top notch and serves the writing well. Rami Malek has created a quirky, funny, and darkly disturbed character. I can't wait to see where he takes "Elliot" this season. Christian Slater swoops in, stirs up trouble, and pushes Malek's character to become part of "the project." The supporting cast is also strong, with the Maroon 5-loving "Ollie" providing many of the funniest scenes.

Mr. Robot is custom-made for Tivo. Be sure to freeze-frame whenever you see something interesting on screen. Case in point, check out the eHarmony dating profiles of Krista and "Michael" as interpreted by Elliot's mind.

If the rest of the season is as good as the debut, we have a classic in the making.

Mr. Robot's premiere episode "eps1.0_hellofriend" gets a solid "A" and is 100% #DolfApproved.

Dolf's Theory of Entertainment Relativity in action...

You can watch Mr Robot right now on USA:

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