In the previous text, I explored how the Arab Spring influenced the TV show creator Sam Esmail on setting up a story about the youth angst he found during that revolution, and how there would be a change of perspective from his side on those events. Mr. Robot is a TV show which suggested that anger may be a positive backbone towards societal equality, but at the same time wondered if that anger could had made things worse.
Critically, I would argue that part of the message is somewhat lost or blurred by Mr. Robot’s problems with pacing and mystery delivery, especially during season 2. A review from Matt Zoller (2016) provided a very interesting point of view: he argued that the TV show is at the same time brilliant in some moments while failing in its basic storytelling. Indeed, one of the perceived problems of Mr. Robot, especially striking in the second season, is how less tight it feels. For all the quite exciting TV show techniques, like setting up a 90’s sitcom excerpt with its own advertisements, the constant play between Elliot and the viewer, a season 2 premiere release before its official date under the pretense of a hacking attack, all the introduction segments for each episode becoming part of the narrative; there were also a lot of unresolved plots being established throughout the second season.