which is always fun and grotesquely wrong. Spoilers ahoy duh.
I haven’t criticized the media in way too long. This cannot be tolerated.
It’s too hipster for my taste. Too many tropes, too many clichés, rather insulting actually, to real hackers; I know I guessed the twists from the first episode and I’m no brain on these things, and the reviews going on and on about how “authentic” it is really give it away to me as Gen Y hipster fodder, they’re trying to make this our Fight Club, complete with grating hashtags at the bottom of the screen you’re supposed to respond to like Pavlov’s dog.
Which makes it fun to make fun of, cos projection. As TLP says, if you’re watching it, it’s for you.
It’s like a pastiche parody, a mishmash so hastily thrown together to please a demo. It’s selling you non-conformity. People are buying. People thinking they’re too smart to do that, who like the show and the message, and just mindlessly promoting it.
Even me with this review, I guess. I’m selling out guys. Buying a place in Miami.
SPOILERS AHOY IN THIS VIDEO;
You know he’s edgy bc he’s wearing a hoodie.
Really? Nah. It gets in the way of typing. When I see someone wearing a hoodie with the sleeves rolled up, however, my eyebrow hooks up at the rarity of the sight and I’m like
I wanna know that person. That person in particular.
Trust in the wisdom of the secret race of sleeve roll people.
As this sweet, sane Tumblrina (they exist) points out, the best thing about the show isn’t the main character (too whiny to carry it, the Millennial personified in self-loathing) but the Swedish Patrick Bateman. Yes. He needs a lot more screentime. I miss him when he’s offscreen. Of course, she doesn’t realize he’s a literary reference so most of his character doesn’t make sense to her.
To the rest of us who read books that aren’t in the YA section, he’s a joy to behold.
The guy deserves a spinoff. Watch it for him.