Originally Posted by philw1776
Why would it be tamped down? It's the hackneyed core of most Hollywood thriller/conspiracies.
I don't know if "hackneyed" is the right term. Usually it's one malevolent corporation or its sinister leader. You have to have a powerful bad guy for the good guys to triumph over. That's the core of television drama. You gots your drug dealers, your serial killers, and your heartless corporate masterminds to fill out the villain ranks.
But I get a sense this is a little different in terms of the evil corporate villain being an all-encompassing plutocracy that has enslaved the people. That's not unusual in the science fiction world. After all, good sci-fi holds a mirror up to society and you just have to look at where things are going - it's not a stretch to imagine such a dystopian future anymore.
What looks like it might be interesting here is that the terrorists who are trying to topple the plutocracy are bloodthirsty villains themselves. So whose side does our comely heroine eventually come down on? Right now, after two eps, she just looks like a bad-ass tool of her future corporate masters.