USA’s Mr. Robot waded its way through a swamp of Modern Family reruns to become the show of the summer. It was almost too good for this time of year, which is usually reserved for campy nonsense like True Blood. But the finale was “brilliant” and “chaotic” and, arguably, no show this year felt more of its time. That’s often a bad thing, but not here; Mr. Robot tapped into the fear and paranoia, and hanging out in Coney Island, that’s become a part of our everyday lives.
Mr. Robot, USA’s break-out hit drama starring Rami Malek, just finished out its first season, and each of its 10 episodes currently has a 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, making it the only show on the site right now to have a perfect rating for each episode. (Via Entertainment Weekly)
The season as a whole has a 98% Fresh rating (one critic out of 41 didn’t enjoy it), but each individual episode was at least five-for-five among recappers, who’ve been imploring people to start watching the show since day one. That’s a stark turnaround from last year, when all we had was a goofy title and ridiculous sounding premise. It just goes to show that you shouldn’t judge a robot by its cover, and that USA is probably already working on Mrs. Robot.