Thursday, 9 February 2017

Mr Robot — Series 1 Episodes 5 and 6 — eps1.4_3xpl0its.wmv and eps1.5_br4ve-trave1er.asf

9th February, 2017.

It has to be said … 

Sometimes, there’s nothing like some music to help an evening go with … 

Well, if not a bang … then certainly a … 

A … 

Non-bang … 

If that make’s any sense?

At any rate, as I type?   I have some music on.

Brian Eno’s Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror, so you know.

OK, my listening habits?

Possibly aren’t something that’s going to grab you.

The fact is, I wanted to add a little local colour to what could have been an otherwise boring introduction.

That, at heart?

I’ve been watching the first series of Mr Robot, over the past few weeks.

And caught another two episodes, tonight.


Episode 5 — eps1.4_3xpl0its.wmv — sees Eliot (Rami Malek) acting as fsociety’s frontman in the attempt to hack Evil Corp’s secure backup site: called Steel Mountain for a reason.

They hope to wire-up a modified Raspberry Pi to one of the site’s thermostats, in order to melt the company’s back-up tapes.

Meanwhile?   Meanwhile, Angela (Portia Doubleday) has split up from her partner, Ollie: and moves in with her father … only to find him very supportive of her life.

Episode 6 — eps1.5_br4ve-trave1er.asf sees Eliot coerced into cracking Vera out of jail: as Vera has managed to kidnap Shayla.

Whilst Angela searches for more information about her mothers death: and Tyrell manoeuvres his way up another corporate rung.


Now … 

Good … ?

Do you mean the album — I’m now playing Ambient 1: Music for Airports — or the series?

Album first, quickly: yep: it’s good.

Interesting to both listen to and ignore at the same time.

Episodes five and six?

Superb: the story is rolling along: AND, in killing Shayla, showing us exactly the danger Eliot and the fsociety gang are in.


Next chance I get, I’ll be writing more about Mr Robot … !

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