TV: Watching Mr.Robot

Mr. Robot is the kind of rightly acclaimed television we should be watching. It's a meditation on identity, alienation and storytelling dressed up as a thriller about hackers attacking capitalism. It's smart and beautiful and idiosyncratic in a way that mainstream culture rarely gets. So today, we'll (a) try and convince you -- spoiler-free -- to start watching; and/or (b) talk about the stuff roiling beneath the show's surface. Alex McCown-Levy writes Mr. Robot recaps for the A.V. Club, and is a former doctoral candidate in Political Science who brings a crazy-relevant take on the show's influences and philosophy.

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