TIME Magazine's Top 10 TV Shows

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USA Network


5. Mr. Robot, USA

Mr. Robot may have been the most handsomely produced show of the year, but that’s where its loyalty to old-school values ends. The drama, about hackers seeking to bring down predatory corporate culture, expected a great deal of attention from its audience as it told a tale of the deep web far more sophisticated than had been seen on TV before. Delivering the best male performance of the year, star Rami Malek plays a super-hacker loyal to no one but his idea of himself; his disaffection mirrored the show’s. He already knows he lives in a post-apocalyptic world. We’re forced to catch up.