Television Show Review: Mr. Robot: Season 3

Mr Robot Season 3

Mr. Robot: Season 3 created by Sam Esmail (USA, Universal Cable Productions, Anonymous Content) Starring Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Martin Wallström, Carly Chaikin, Michael Cristofer, Grace Gummer, Stephanie Corneliussen, BD Wong, Sunita Mani, Azhar Khan, and Omar Metwally. *Spoiler Alert for Previous Seasons* In the End You’re Just Fighting Yourself During a critical hour in a rehabilitated Season 3 of Mr. Robot, a weary protagonist runs down a hallway attempting to thwart a terrorist attack. In pursuit, the antagonist attempts to wrestle our hero to the ground in time for the attacks to commence. In any normal show, this scene unravels with standard tropes, dialogue, and fight-scene choreography. But given the psychological drama of Mr. Robot, protagonist and… Read More →

Television Show Review: Homeland: Season 2

Homeland Season 2

Homeland: Season 2 developed by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa (Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet Broadcasting) Starring Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin, Jackson Pace, Morgan Saylor, Mandy Patinkin, David Harewood, Diego Klattenhoff, Rupert Friend. *Spoiler Alert for Season 1 in effect* The Writers’ Conundrum I don’t envy television writers. In a serialized format, and hopefully over the course of many years, writers must pen consistent characters while simultaneously breaking barriers to keep the viewer interested. Just as the public grew weary of Creed’s act after 3 identical albums, so too will shows lose eyeballs if there isn’t a continual push for shocking developments in overarching narratives. Often times, this phenomenon carries the label, “jumping the shark.” But… Read More →