The Why Watch That Talk: October TV: Part II
Mr. Robot (s3, USA)
Young, anti-social computer programmer Elliot works as a cybersecurity engineer during the day, but at night he is a vigilante hacker. He is recruited by the mysterious leader of an underground group of hackers to join their organization. Elliot’s task? Help bring down corporate America, including the company he is paid to protect, which presents him with a moral dilemma. Although he works for a corporation, his personal beliefs make it hard to resist the urge to take down the heads of multinational companies that he believes are running — and ruining — the world.
Mindhunter (s1, Netflix)
Mindhunter is an American crime drama web television series created by Joe Penhall, based on the true crime book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit written by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker.
Good Behavior (s2, TNT)
Based on the Letty Dobesh books by Blake Crouch, the seductive thriller “Good Behavior” centers on con artist Letty Raines and her inability — despite good intentions — to consistently live a clean life. Fresh out of prison, Letty attempts to reunite with her 10-year-old son and keep in regular contact with her parole officer, whose motives for helping her are questionable. But after she overhears a hit man being hired to kill a man’s wife, Letty sets out to derail the job and finds herself on a collision course with the killer, entangling herself in a dangerous and seductive relationship.
White Famous (s1, Showtime)
Talented young comic Floyd Mooney is on the rise in the industry, which forces him to navigate the treacherous waters of maintaining his credibility while crossing over into becoming “white famous.” His frustrated agent, Malcolm, wants Floyd to do whatever it takes to succeed as Floyd’s roommate, Ron, remains the voice of reason amidst the chaos of differing opinions. Giving her opinion in all of this is Sadie, Floyd’s ex-girlfriend and the mother of his son. The comedy is based on the personal experiences of Oscar winner Jamie Foxx, who serves as an executive producer on the series.
Red Oaks (s3, last season, Amazon Prime)
Red Oaks is a comedy web television series by Amazon Studios. The pilot was directed by David Gordon Green, who also executive produces with writer and creators Joe Gangemi and Gregory Jacobs
The Walking Dead (s8, AMC)
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman, this gritty drama portrays life in the weeks and months following a zombie apocalypse. Led by police officer Rick Grimes, his family and a group of other survivors find themselves constantly on the move in search of a safe and secure home. But the pressure each day to stay alive sends many in the group to the deepest depths of human cruelty, and Rick discovers that the overwhelming fear of the survivors can be more deadly than the zombies walking among them.