If you haven’t seen Mr. Robot, then you really must. It is a relevant show and it is relevant to the times we live in. If you are concerned about freedom of speech, then this is definitely a show you must put on your viewing calendar. It is a show about computer hackers. Think Anonymous and then you have a pretty good idea as to what this show is about. I have just finished watching season two(Or in the old days of tv viewing the first half of season two), and I have found it to be very riveting. It takes a while for season two to get going, but if you stick with it, you will find some of the most spine tingling, riveting television you are ever to watch. Ramie Malik(The Pacific) plays Elliott the computer hacker whose sole purpose is to use his hacking skills to take down the biggest bank corporation called E-Corp. His challenges are many, first he’s not all there. He’s a bit schizophrenic as he sees his dead father(Brilliantly played by Christian Slater) tries to help him take down, the biggest one percent. Second he starts to get a conscience in season two as his plans have been taken over by another entity from China and he’s a little suspicious of their purpose. The second season is not only full of surprises, but it is much darker than the first, although there is one episode that decides to lighten it up, with the first half hour being played as a 1950’s sitcom. I found myself in hysterics, just by Malik’s reaction to some laugh tracks in the background. I truly enjoyed that. Rami Malik is phenomenal in this. He acts a lot more with his eyes than with his emotions and that makes him that much more magnetic to watch. There are other co-stars who are just as brilliant. Carly Chaikin plays his sister and fellow member of the hacker group F-Society, Portia Doubleday(caught into this web of intrigue, just because she grew up with Elliot), is equally intense to watch. This is my latest it show, because it’s about now and what’s going on in our turbulent world. I am pretty sure you can find this on USA Network, if not try Xfinity on Demand. The acting is intense, the storylines are well crafted, the dialogue crisp and sharp and it’s a gamer changer right now as far as television is concerned. If I were to give this show a five star rating, five big stars.
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Hi, my name is Peter Murray. I am a scriptwriter and I started this blog as a way of promoting my own writing, which is mostly plays, screenplays and television scripts. bMy background is unique. My father is a retired theater Professor and both my parents acted at The Barnstormers Summer Stock Theatre in Tamworth New Hampshire, which was founded by my Godfather, Francis G. Cleveland, who was the son of President Grover Cleveland. Having all that history within my family and a Godfather who started a theatre, it was natural that I became interested in theater. I attended Johnson State College in Vermont with the specific purpose of becoming an actor. However, scriptwriting took over. I have been writing plays since I was about twelve. I would see a Barnstormer production and say, I can do that. Yes I could do that, but in those early years, not so well. As time went on I became much more proficient with a good ear for dialogue, plot and character development. I have written a few plays. Two were produced in Vermont, a one act for First Night in Burlington called "KIng Stud," and another titled Crossing The Bridge. The latter was also taken to the Barnstormers and done at the professional level with my Dad directing. My other writing includes a few movie scripts. One is a trilogy I am working on called Derby Double. It's an action adventure sports series dealing with Soccer. Another script is called the Third Eye about a metaphysical detective(Currently trying to work that into a television series.) And currently I am working on a television series about my childhood, both here in New Hampshire and England, where I lived for five years. I call this series, "Letters from England." I have five episodes in the can and you can read them here. View all posts by petercmurray26