Mr. Robot is the best show on television

This insanely gripping hacker drama came out of nowhere to become TV's best and buzziest show — and established USA as a prime home for top-tier drama

A behind-the-scenes look at "Mr. Robot"
(Image credit: USA Network / Mr. Robot)

Ten weeks ago, no one would have guessed that the summer's best show would be an unsettlingly dark, anti-corporate journey seen through the eyes of a morphine-addicted, mentally ill computer hacker — let alone that it would air on USA Network.

No one, that is, except for Sam Esmail, the creator of Mr. Robot.

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