by system failure
I started watching Mr. Robot from the beginning of the first season and I must confess that it is one of the most interesting series I've seen the latest years. In fact, it is one of the very few that I still watch.
The plot appeared to be fascinating, no similarity with other modern series. I also enjoyed the acting of almost all the cast. The presence of the Chinese Dark Army brought some first suspicions about which direction the story would go, but I had to wait until the third season.
And while the directing of the series is even more impressive in the third season, the big disappointment came with the plot. The series was promising of giving something really revolutionary against the establishment, but it turns out to be another covert US propaganda against the new enemy: China.
Especially the last two episodes uncovered the purpose. The whole hacking team and even Mr. Robot himself appeared as if they were manipulated and being used by the bigger players to achieve their secret, sinister goals. Which is OK, it could happen. Until we realize that even the 'poor' CEO of E Corp., is being tricked too by the head of the Dark Army and China's Minister of State Security!
That was a big disappointment. All the story points to the fact that the US was attacked by China through another, more sophisticated 9/11. We have to admit that this is a more sophisticated propaganda too than, for example, the Rambo-type movies, or even Zero Dark Thirty.
While, according to Wikipedia, movies like The Matrix and Fight Club inspired the series, it appears that these movies were much more radical and revolutionary even though they were premiered almost twenty years ago.
Of course, I could be wrong. Yet, unless the plot changes spectacularly, everything shows that this is another well-directed series that is camouflaged to serve the establishment pro-US agenda. I will be still watching, hoping to see a dramatic shift that will really surprise me.