Review: Mr Robot

If you want to avoid some awkward moments with your new flatmates, you might want to skip on recommending you all sit down to watch Mr Robot. At first sight, this can seem like a really good idea. It is a new, popular, Emmy-winning series, and everybody seems to be watching it. However, if you dig deeper, it becomes apparent that this show is not for everyone.

Firstly, Mr Robot is filled with hacking and computers. Although it is presented as understandable, and sometimes even relatable, it can still prove to be difficult for some. Even if your flatmates understand it, they might not be into the cyber-crime stuff the show is selling.

Going into season two, Mr Robot becomes harder to follow. Although the first season is quite viewer-friendly in a narrative sense, the second season goes into uncharted territory. The plot becomes much more convoluted and layered, and sometimes it can be hard to track the storylines, even for the more experienced viewer.

Not only this, but sometimes Mr Robot can just be really weird. Character Joanna Wellick is into some really perverted stuff, and things happening around the characters is sometimes weird, or cringe-inducing. It will definitely cause some awkward moments in the viewing room.

That said, Mr Robot is one of the best TV series out there, so you might want to give it a go,  when you’re more comfortable with your new buddies, or perhaps you could also try to watch it alone first.

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