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 Post subject: Mr. Robot
PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:31 pm 
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Started this this weekend. I get it on demand because I'm still a cable sucker/subscriber. Pretty amazed that a show of this quality is on the barren wasteland of the USA network. It plays like a BBC/AMC drama. The platitudes of the main character are pretty juvenile but it's presented like a Kubrick film.

Anyone else on this?

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 Post subject: Re: Mr. Robot
PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:49 pm 

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Yeah, I dug it. I saw the twist coming from the beginning, which I don't always, but it didn't prevent me from being sucked in.


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 Post subject: Re: Mr. Robot
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:59 am 
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Josh wrote:
I saw the twist coming from the beginning.


Me too. It didn't help with the inevitable Fight Club comparisons that kept creeping in my head but I think this show is better than Fight Club (for many reasons that I don't want to spoil). I did like that they didn't spell it out for you once the twist was revealed (like in Fight Club).

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 Post subject: Re: Mr. Robot
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:18 pm 
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This show (first season) got a lot of accolades, so I tried, but quit about five or six episodes in. Just kind of rambled and seemed like typical cable TV fodder.

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 Post subject: Re: Mr. Robot
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:32 pm 

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What seemed typical to you? Where did it ramble? I thought it was really solid, especially for basic cable.

I don't think the creator of the show expected to get more than one season, so I felt each episode was written strongly and there was a complete, well-planned story arc for the whole season. Season 2 is where things could go to shit, but I hope not.


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 Post subject: Re: Mr. Robot
PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:30 am 

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I've heard a lot of good things about this show and my one brother keeps telling me to check it out. Going to be a rainy weekend so my plan is start watching this.

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 Post subject: Re: Mr. Robot
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:35 pm 
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Mr Red wrote:
This show (first season) got a lot of accolades, so I tried, but quit about five or six episodes in. Just kind of rambled and seemed like typical cable TV fodder.


Same here. It also seemed like the edginess of the main character was so fake and manufactured. A bunch of characters I just didn't give a fuck about and although I quit after 4 episodes it seemed like the overall plot was just gonna be an even more convoluted mess every week ala Lost.


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