A Love Letter to Mr. Robot

I rarely gush about television shows. I never gush about television shows centered around hacking and technology. Today? I’m going to gush about Mr. Robot.

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Rami Malek in Sam Esmail’s Mr. Robot — Image Courtesy www.sentryo.net

Dilution

I’m sure when real doctors watch Grey’s Anatomy or St. Elsewhere (I’m getting so damn old … sucks) they roll their eyes. When I was in the U.S. Navy assigned to a submarine — the last thing I could stomach was watching The Hunt for Red October.

Attention to Detail

In the old days, when television producers expected a viewer to see his work once or twice (maybe three times in a summer rerun) there was a legitimate excuse not to pay attention to detail. After all, how many people are going to realize that Jaime Sommer’s has a mustache when she uses her bionics to jump over a 20 foot wall? That’s a true story, by the way — get the DVD sets of The Bionic Woman and see for yourself (the 1976 Bionic Woman … not that terrible remake).

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Even the wires are hooked up right. Image courtesy of USA Network
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This is what a real C64 would look like. Thank you for not dumbing it down for us, Mr. Robot
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This is satire (thank you Kevin Smith) — But this is how I feel watching tech shows sometimes
This is just the “1990s intro” for the 1990s sitcom segment …

By Geeks For Geeks But With Other Stuff(tm)

I know I know .. if you want references you’re too young to understand or appreciate you could watch Family Guy, right?

Academy Award Winner Rami Malek (and the rest)

Whether you loved or hated the biopic Bohemian RhapsodyMr. Robot’s star Rami Malek took home the 2019 Oscar for Best Actor thanks to his incredible portrayal of rocker Freddie Mercury.

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Rami Malek is the next Bond villian — thanks to that little gold statue (courtesy The Guardian)

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