Mr. Robot takes us for a ride in the end

In hopes you haven’t been living under a rock, the new USA series Mr Robot came to a close last night. A show that was renewed only hours after the episode aired, has gained a huge following online thanks to its engaging and sometimes confusing story line.

Mr. Robot deals with what is known as hacktivism, and takes viewers into the world of Elliot Alderson a Robin Hood of sorts. But there is more to Elliot who seems to be working under the mysterious Mr. Robot in FSociety trying to take down E Corp or Evil Corp as he refers to it.

Though through all this Elliot our narrator constantly breaks the fourth wall, and we like him don’t know what’s real or fake. While we take the ride with Elliot, Evil Corp is seemingly controlling and taking down everything he loves.

With the finale yesterday, and learning everything from previous episodes we feel even more confused than Elliot does. So where are we going in season 2?

Without spoiling anything, it seems that Elliot has unraveled and we’re suddenly in a tail spin. So what’s going to happen in season? With how they have left us, it seems Evil Corp has more secrets than anything we thought and Elliot has a long uphill battle figuring out what happened in the three days leading up to the finale.

So why does this show work? I think it appeals to the grassroots society we live in, how many of us would want to erase all of our debt? How many of us would love to see an end of being controlled by corporations?

This show appeals to generation Y and taking down our society, and we live in a time where Anonymous has gone across our screens and their takedowns using their form of hacktivism for last 10 years.

Elliot who is an underdog of sorts, who shows what can happen when things go south becomes an anti-hero. Rami Malek (Night at the Museum Need for Speed) plays Elliot, and his command of the character takes you into his dark and twisted world. Elliot represents the frustration many of us have in our own worlds, but are too afraid to even think of doing that.

Though the thing Malek brings to the character is his portrayal of mental illness, Elliot seems to have something wrong with him and as the episodes progress we find him unraveling. Malek commands the performance beautifully, and keeps you wanting more from him.

The rest of the cast specifically Mr Robot who is played by Christian Slater balances Malek’s own madness. Where Malek is almost emotionless in the character, Slater is an explosion of emotion and uncontrollable, but he provides the voice of reason for Malek throughout the season.

While I won’t reveal much else, and would suggest watching the series Mr. Robot  returns in 2016 on USA. While episodes can be streamed through cable service providers and USA should be playing reruns of the episodes.

AMC Gives us More Zombies and Spin-offs

While we’re still a few months away before the Rick-Tatorship can take over our lives again, AMC is riding high on zombies and bringing viewers Fear the Walking Dead.”

Much like their critically acclaimed Better Call Saul which tells the story of Saul Goodman before he gets wrapped up in the whirlwind that is Walter White and his blue meth.

Fear the Walking Dead takes viewers to a month before the outbreak and Atlanta. Unlike The Walking Dead which throws us into confusion with Rick Grimes waking up in the hospital in Atlanta, Fear the Walking Dead shows the whole downfall of society and the events that lead up to the world we know and fear in The Walking Dead. 

Set in Los Angeles, this show brings the audience a blended family that seems to have their own issues. When we first meet Nick, much like Rick (Ok Kirkman I see what you did there) wakes up in a state of confusion.

L to R Kim Dickens as Madison Clark, Cliff Curtis as Travis Manawa, Alycia Debnam Carey as Alicia Clark and Frank Dillane as Nick Clark

As Nick moves around in what looks like an abandoned church he see’s his first walker. Though unlike Rick who is faced with the harsh reality that he is alone and everyone he loves is probably dead, Nick gets hit with a car.

Without spoiling too much, the first episode is a slow burn. The viewers get a peek into the lives of these characters and get themselves established. Unlike the first episode of The Walking Dead where we meet more walkers, Fear the Walking Dead gives us three confirmed walkers on screen.

Travis, Kim and Nick find out killing zombies is not as easy as they think.

What I like about this show as opposed to the first season of The Walking Dead is that we’re seeing the world as it falls apart, we’re seeing the initial attack of the virus and how people are dealing with it. The episode as I mentioned is a slow burn, but looking at the previews it’s obvious that all hell will be breaking loose before things get better.

Now it is important to note that if you are a fan of the The Walking Dead the episode will seem slow and stupid, why slow? Well no walkers are losing their heads. Why stupid? Well considering one main character heads back to where Nick wakes up, at night and starts calling out, many of us were more than likely screaming at the television because we know that A) don’t make noise B) it’s dark so you don’t know what’s in there C) you still don’t know how to kill them.

Fear the Walking Dead  on it’s first night according to Variety set the all-time cable record premiere, Nielsen figured that about 10.1 million viewers in the 18-49 tuned in the premiere on Sunday night. The record for the premiere was previously held by Better Call Saul on the same network.

While watching the show it is interesting to think what the original show characters are doing, like Glenn was probably delivering pizzas, Maggie and Beth were helping Hershel, Carl was probably not staying in the house.

Fear the Walking Dead airs on Sundays on AMC at 9pm EST.