The 25 Best TV Shows of 2015

BY SLANT MAGAZINE STAFF

  USA Network

USA Network

14. Mr. Robot

Sam Esmail's ferocious hacking drama hit like a revelation, with imagery and angles that came to symbolize the disjointed reality through which computer genius Elliot (Rami Malek) lives, increasingly unable to distinguish the roiling war for the freedom of information and intellect from the contentious personalities inside his own head. The fight against E Corp is a fight for one's own identity, to be one's self, but what's one to do when that freedom only reveals a far more personal conflict? Can Elliot be the world's savior when he seems terminally incapable of saving his own mind? Hacking proves the perfect symbol for the psychological subversion that Elliot, along with his friends, family, and even enemies, cannot help but indulge: a perfectly attuned, ultimately imaginary system infiltrated by sudden, substantial reminders that power isn't absolute or centralized, and no one has full control of illusion or reality. - Cabin

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