The Best Television Episodes of 2015 - The Atlantic


The Atlantic's editors and writers pick their favorite 2015 moments from Game of Thrones, Mr. Robot, Broad City, Rick and Morty, Jessica Jones, and more. (Just to be clear, spoilers abound.)

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USA Network

USA Network

Mr. Robot added a burst of cyber-intrigue in the normally sleepy summer-TV scene. Its portrait of the hacker Elliot Alderson, played by Rami Malek, came to a head in the penultimate episode of the season when the show revealed its Fight Club-esque twist. While the unveiling of the identity of Mr. Robot wasn’t entirely a surprise, it turned the story into a different kind of battle: Elliot was fighting not only Evil Corp, but also his own mind. In a show that pit individuals against the entrenched structures of society, the intricacies of Elliot’s mind ended up being the most powerful—and most curious—antagonist of all.