A scene from Mr. Robot.

We bet you’re looking for a binge-worthy series after the news of Showmax being added to DStv Premium subscriptions at no extra cost.

We’ve got you covered, with the third season of Mr. Robot making its way to Showmax in October fresh from the US it’s the best time to jump into the first two seasons on Showmax. Either brush up on the happenings or enter the world of mystery and drama for the first time.

New to the world of Mr Robot? Here’s everything you need to know before starting your binge session!

The plot

Elliot Alderson (played by Rami Malek) lives in New York City where he works at a cyber security company Allsafe as a security engineer. Elliot’s thought processes differ from others as it’s fuelled by paranoia and delusion which are onset by his struggles with social anxiety disorder, dissociative identity disorder and clinical depression. His only way to connect with others is to hack – which isn’t the easiest manner to make connections might we add. As a result Elliot finds it difficult to determine what is real and what isn’t.

It’s not long until he’s contacted by a mysterious Mr. Robot who has a team of hacktivists known as fsociety. Elliot joins the team and embarks on a grand scheme to cancel all debt by hacking a large corporation E Corp.

The inspiration

Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail has always been fascinated by hacker culture – for about 15 years to be exact – and it was only a matter of time this drama series materialised. First intended to be a feature film, we’re glad it spawned two seasons with a third on the way soon!

The accuracy

Bloggers and companies alike including Avast, Panda Security, Avira, Kaspersky have all praised the accuracy displayed in the series. It’s not often technical details are executed perfectly but Mr. Robot does an excellent job of portraying cyber security in its truest form by consulting real cyber security analysts and the like. It’s become a bit of a common act for each episode to be dissected online – a treat for anyone who understands the technical side of the series.

The detail

Once you start your binge watch of the series, pay attention to the names of each episde which all end with file format extensions. Such as episode one’s title “eps1.0_hellofriend.mov” or “eps1.1_ones-and-zer0es.mpeg” for episode two.

The success

Mr. Robot is definitely a fan-favourite. With over 40 various nominations and many wins, the critics and fans can’t all be wrong. With a Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Drama; Rami Malek walking away with an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and a Writers Guild of America award for Best New Series among others, you best make time to dive into the intertwined web of deceit and drama.

Now you’re ready to jump into the world of Mr. Robot. Start your binge marathon with season 1 and 2 on Showmax. Don’t forget that season 3 will be making its way to Showmax fresh from the US in October.