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Used To Be You Could Trust In the Story: Mr. Robot & Genre

Yes, '90s sitcom is a genre.

Below I assume at least a passing familiarity with the series Mr. Robot, and engage in spoilers for ep 2.6 of the same. (Also contains spoilers for Supernatural ep 5.8)

Since Mr. Robot started airing on USA Network (to general critical acclaim), I’ve been asking myself as I watched, is this a “genre show” or not? It takes place in a reality that has at least plausibly recently diverged from our own, no one has superpowers, there are no supernatural elements running amok, and really the only “super-” element present is the skill of the hackers portrayed.

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