The show is in part a refuge for Christian Slater, who has abandoned his former leading-man status in an attempt to find a TV series that doesn't get cancelled after the sixth or seventh episode. This is his fourth attempt, I believe. Mr. Robot has attracted an enthusiastic critical response, which I don't understand, but Suits is beating it in the ratings, which I do understand. Mr. Robot is obviously made with care, but I'm having trouble buying into it.