BY ERIN QUALEY
If you’re reading this, you definitely have some level of interest in the USA Network show Mr. Robot. Maybe you saw the show rack up wins at the Golden Globes last night, or maybe you’ve been a fan since the very beginning. Either way, you definitely need the first season of Mr. Robot in your life.
Just a day after the twisty anti-establishment hacker series Mr. Robot walked away with statuettes for Best Supporting Actor on TV and Best TV Drama at the Golden Globes, Season 1 is being released on BluRay. The series was a cult hit this summer on USA Network and has been amassing a relatively large and devoted fan base ever since. You definitely want to be in on the conversation when the show returns next summer, so why not get a jump on the action before it runs away with all the Emmys in the fall?
Aside from those fancy Golden Globes, here are 5 other reasons to pick up the Mr. Robot Blu-Ray ASAP.
One – The show itself.
Mr. Robot is an absorbing and mesmerizing drama. The series focuses on the life of Elliot Alderson, a young and talented hacker in NYC. Honestly, if you haven’t seen it, the less you know about the show the better. However, in the interest of getting you to watch, let’s just say that it’s if Citizenfour met Heathers and was then punched in the face by Fight Club. Sound intriguing? Then Mr. Robot on Blu-Ray should be your very next purchase.
Two – It’s hacker-proof.
Even if the cloud collapses, you’ll still have your trusty two-disc set of Mr. Robot Season 1. You’re completely covered if your internet goes out in a snowstorm this winter. Just pop in a disc and fall right in to a snow day marathon of plot twists, intrigue, and WTF moments! Also, it’s the absolute perfect thing to buy for friends who are looking for their next amazing binge.
Three – The mildly perplexing menu screen.
The menu caught me a bit off guard in a fun way. The home screen opens on Elliot Alderson’s emotionless face and a slender column of familiar symbols. Instead of selecting a word, I was faced with a moment of confusion as I had to choose a option without being sure of the outcome. Living in a moment of puzzlement and strange wonder certainly helps when shifting into the Mr. Robot mindset.
Four – The Gag Reel
The Blu-Ray of Mr. Robot Season 1 not only has Mr. Robot Season 1 on it, it also has some fun extras. The first extra is an adorable gag reel.
In such a dark show, it’s heartening to see that the gang had some fun on set. Smiles everywhere here. Woah. Smiles are rare in the Mr Robot universe, and a break from the tension of the heavy and serious tone of the show is a welcome change of pace for a few minutes. Christian Slater is clearly the ham of the group, and after watching this reel I kind of want to hang out with him. Can F Society make that happen?
Five – The ‘Making Of’ Featurette
Learn how the financial crisis of 2008 and the Arab Spring contributed to the creation of the series. Take a deeper dive into the world of the show by watching this twelve-minute collection of interviews with creator Sam Esmail and members of the Mr Robot cast and crew. The featurette explores the central thesis of the show and catalogues the painstaking attention to detail that was paid to everything you see on screen.WARNING: This extra contains mild spoilers, so hold off on checking it out before you’re done with the season!
Mr Robot’ Season 1 was released on Blu-Ray today, Tuesday, January 12th.