A man working as a cybersecurity officer in the morning and a vigilante hacker by night, Mr. Robot sets its unique premise right from the very start. The anxiety of being watched, the blanched metaphors, want to take down a powerful corporate, the need for power, the need to be identified. These are only a few things of the million others that make the premise of Mr. Robot just amazingly unique.
CINEMATOGRAPHY THAT DENIES RULES
Forget the Golden rule or the rule of thirds, Mr. Robot just made its mannerism when it came to cinematography by placing the objects on one corner of the screen. They made good use of the zoom and dolly shots. Moreover, the best parts of Mr. Robot would undeniably be the establishing shots and the dark low light shots without the ardent need to shift focus.
Mr. Robot is one of those shows who have tried unique things with intros. Once they tried the Hitchcockian style of rolling introductions, it came with a bang on the screen or was well coordinated with the background score. My favorite would be that instead of writing anything on the screen, they showed us the board of the shop with the name Mr. Robot on it.
YOU FEEL A PART OF THE SHOW
Each time Elliot talks to the camera and says, “Hello friend,” you feel like you should listen to him. Each time you see him feeling pain, sorrow, remorse, regret, betrayal…you feel like you should give him a shoulder. It seems as if Elliot wants you to be a part of his life, and slowly and undeniably, you become a part of his life too.
After this show, I cannot visualize Rami Malek as anybody other than Elliot Alderson. Other than him, Carly Chaikin, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Martin Wallström, Grace Gummer, BD Wong, and Michael Cristofer do such a fantastic job. Also, props to Elliot Villar for his amazing acting in Season 4.
THE BG SCORE GETS BETTER
The show starts with Intro by M83 and ends with Outro by M83. Mean, props to Sam Esmail for such thoughtful writing that he knew what music to start and end the show with. Also, Mac Quayle kills it with the original background score. It fills you with suspense, anger, and the feeling of loss; each time, the character must be fine.