Last week USA Network debuted a show called “Mr. Robot” that it says “follows a mysterious anarchist who recruits a young computer programmer who suffers from social anxiety disorder and forms connections through hacking them.” Which not only sounds like a fairly intriguing and topical premise for a show, but it also stars Rami Malek who played Snafu in “The Pacific,” so it piqued my interest.
Until this scene. Way to ruin a perfectly promising TV drama, USA. It’s one thing to establish the paranoia of a mysterious, computer programming anarchist with some good healthy disillusionment. But when you lump Tom Brady in with an admitted steroid addict who lied through his teeth for years while ruining people’s lives and an (alleged) serial rapist, you lose the intelligent, informed segment of your audience.
That crap might fly with Jets fans, but I promise you your ratings in the New England states will be 0.0. “Mr. Robot” will be off the air in two weeks, I promise you.
Play fantasy baseball every day at DraftKings — official daily fantasy partner of the Boston Red Sox — and win part of $300 million in prizes being paid out this baseball season! FOR FREE ENTRY TO THE $10,000 FANTASY BASEBALL CONTEST, CLICK HERE.