I wanted to like this show. I really did. No kidding. After all, they use Kali Linux. But Mr Robot sucks.
What’s not to love?
Well, there’s this: here we have a software genius who is… let’s count the cliches:
1) socially awkward.
3) outside society
4) fucking nuts
That enough? It’s like fat shaming. Just stop it already. This guy is so crazy HE DOESN’T RECOGNIZE HIS OWN FUCKING SISTER! Am I emphatic enough? HE’S SO FUCKING CRAZY HE THINKS HIS DEAD DAD IS TALKING TO HIM. Got it? No? He is in prison and thinks he’s watching a ball game from the stands. You’d be hard-pressed to find someone in an insane asylum this psychotic. And that person, I’d bet, is not a software developer.
Software developers might be slightly nerdish, although that stereotype is getting thin, but they are not insane. They are not psychotic. They know when they see their sisters. They don’t think their dead fathers are talking to them — those whose fathers are dead, which is likely the minority.
I am so tired of the cliches. Doesn’t society get tired of the cliches?
So here’s a big FU to the writers. Mr Robot sucks. Go away. Get jobs digging ditches. Do anything but promulgate these tired, BS stereotypes.
Oh yeah, 27 barf bags:
I watched the trailer.
I saw a fat girl tortured, as fat kids can be, by body-shaming jerks.
So far, no encouraging body shaming here.
I saw a fat girl punched in the face and get her jaw wired shut over the summer holidays.
I saw this same girl return to high school after the summer, but now thin and socially gorgeous.
Then I see what I think is this newly-thin girl getting back at the people who tortured her, using her new social acceptance as a tool to get them. I see her pour alcohol on a boy in a bed, then lighting a match. The next scene she appears to be hauled away by security.
I have 1 minute and 41 seconds of evidence. My conclusion?
Who can say if this series involves fat shaming. Does it appear derivative, predictable, and boring? Absolutely. Should it be censored because it promotes fat shaming? Who the hell knows?
What is going on in her mind? What will her voiceover be during the episodes?
People! Can we at least wait for it to be released before coming to a conclusion? I like to consider myself so liberal I make most liberals uncomfortable, but I also believe in fact-based, evidence-based decision making. To censor something, even a droll bit of popular culture like this will probably turn out to be, is a serious act. It should not be undertaken taken lightly. Censoring something you have not seen goes beyond the pale into the idiotic.
If “Insatiable” turns out to support the body shaming of high-school girls, I’ll be the first in line to sign petitions calling on Netflix to cancel it. But I’ll wait until I can actually see it.