Watch Mr. Robot

Discovered it on Friday, then mainlined the 10-episode series over the weekend.

The premise:

A techno thriller that follows Elliot (Rami Malek, ‘The Pacific’), a young programmer, who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and as a vigilante hacker by night. Elliot finds himself at a crossroad when the mysterious leader of an underground hacker group (Christian Slater, ‘The Adderall Diaries’) recruits him to destroy the firm he is paid to protect. Compelled by his personal beliefs, Elliot struggles to resist the chance to take down the multinational CEOs he believes are running (and ruining) the world. –

It’s the stuff I’ve been blogging for years – social engineering, phishing, ransomware, my Security section really.  And maybe I don’t seem so weird anymore… how I kept my last name offline for 5 years, the frequency and content I post, not having geolocation turned on…

When have you ever heard me talk about a TV show? Never. It’s that good.

Why? Clever twists, how it incorporates real-life websites, the accuracy of the tech (Kali went by?!) and the cliffhanger ending. Just the premise alone – one of the best depictions of how the world really works, 1% of 1%.

It’s from the USA Network, but we Canadians can watch it on Showcase.