The best TV shows we watched in 2015 - The Week


Mr. Robot

No word better sums up Mr. Robot than "unexpected." The fact that an anti-corporation, dark-as-ink drama found a home on USA was unexpected. The fact that it found more tension in stillness than action was unexpected. The fact that it was about computer hacking but somehow not cheesy was unexpected.

But most unexpected of all was how avid TV watchers — including those who do it for a living — could never properly predict any episode's destination. Sam Esmail originally wrote Mr. Robot as a film, and doesn't seem the least bit interested in following familiar television tropes. Add in a stellar cast and some of the most interesting visuals on TV, and the resulting product is the best thing on television. –Travis Andrews,contributing writer