The show is from the lead character’s perspective who happens to be a drug addict with mental health issues.
When I first watched the pilot of this show I held my breath, I was waiting for an absolute farce (it’s USA after all); I was surprised to see real tools being used, nothing “sexy” on the screens, no 3D virtual file system to fly though. But wait, other media has sorta got *SEC right, to a point.
Then I watched the second episode and I came to the realization this is not about tech at all. It is about much more. Rami Malek does an amazing job with the protagonist. I started looking at what others though about the show where it is going. Critics are starting to say very good things, the public is starting to get very confused and USA has placed a two season order. This should not be as good as it is, it’s already cliche.
But then episodes like I just watched (the 4th) take you down a rabbit hole that makes you second guess not just what you saw but everything you’ve learned about the characters so far.
I’m enjoying it quite a bit. It’s trippy and they do a good job of avoiding Computers Are Magic.
Totally worth a watch. They have to hand wave some of the hacking stuff but they clearly have a tech adviser.