“Inspirations Blog” #3: Mr. Robot

Hello Friend!

It’s been a couple of weeks since the last episode of Mr. Robot – created by Sam Esmail – aired and we saw the epic conclusion to this phenomenal, stimulating, thought-provoking, and thoroughly entertaining TV show – and arguably one of the best TV shows of the last 10 years and perhaps all of television history thus far, because of the intricate story, told from multiple perspectives and on multiple levels, that often left its audience watching and afterwards asking: WHAT? – however, for good and surprising reasons… at least that was how I interpreted such moments over the show – I’m mostly referring to Season 2, which many people felt was not as good as the first season and the weakest of the 4 seasons that were produced; however, I and many others liked Season 2 and we were among the few that did not give up on this incredible show after we watched Season 2.

A lot of people need explicit and undeniable answers to questions, especially in regards to their favourite TV shows, and when people get further and further into a show and they become even more invested and subconsciously obsessed with a particular show, then the more questions that are posed the more that the need for definitive answers grows – and when it is announced that a particular TV show is coming to the end of its run its audience becomes even more enamored to know all there is to know about every aspect of every lingering storyline and what the end will look like for the cast of characters, and will the final episode be a satisfying one.

In my opinion, Mr. Robot was a show that excelled in holding its loyal audience’s attention and gifted them with answers to questions that they had not even thought to ask, and after every rewatch of every episode it consistently delivers at drawing you in and making you care for people, characters, actions and motivations that you should not be championing – however, there is always something unmistakably powerful about watching a character who might be described as an “anti-hero” and watching what they would do to change the status quo, a character like Elliot Alderson who wishes to take back control from “the top 1% of the top 1%” and give it back to the people.

Mr. Robot is amazing, friend! You should definitely check it out, if you havent already done so.

Check out the opening scene of the show below – this scene is incredibly important in understanding the ultimate narrative of the show as well the motivations of the main character; however, you will have to watch until the very last season to fully understand this scene’s significance in the overriding story and the multiple depths of Elliot Alderson:

Goodbye, friend! 😊

-Mark