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Old 08-20-2015, 10:42 PM   #451
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Re: New Show- Mr. Robot

If you exclude the HBO shows(Deadwood, The Wire, Sopranos)...

BB did start slow, but several other shows started fast. The Shield, Mad Men, Battlestar Galactica(seriously!).

They need to do something more than just ape Fight Club here. There needs to be one more kick to put this into that top tier.
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Old 08-21-2015, 12:53 AM   #452
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Could this be the best first season of any tv show? Only other show that comes to mind is true detective. /end of hyperbole

edit: if the finale is as good as the last few episodes
house of cards?
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Old 08-21-2015, 01:02 AM   #453
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game of thrones ainec
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Old 08-21-2015, 01:26 AM   #454
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Yeah there's definitely a few up there. Recency bias is always strong
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Old 08-21-2015, 02:15 AM   #455
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Lost S1 was pretty epic
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Old 08-21-2015, 02:43 AM   #456
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I think that Elliot created the Mr. Robot alter ego to hold on to his memory of his dad (who actually did die of cancer from E Corp, I think) by keeping him as a mental presence and not letting go of his dad, even when others have already moved on from him (Elliot was closer to this dad than the others were, and he felt guilty about betraying his trust, so he created this burden on himself to punish himself for hurting his dad).
I think these are just facts.
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Old 08-21-2015, 06:23 AM   #457
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Thinking about it shouldn't this have been the final episode on the season?? Not sure what is up for next episode but it seems like a good stopping point since we are now moving down a new path.
The attack on E corp tho.

Really hope that they will pull the trigger and execute the plan successfully instead of the usual cat and mouse for extended seasons.
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Old 08-21-2015, 06:50 AM   #458
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Re: New Show- Mr. Robot

Heroes also had quite strong season 1 although I think GoT and Prison Break are the best.
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Old 08-21-2015, 06:58 AM   #459
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Re: New Show- Mr. Robot

Don't forget Hanging With Mr. Cooper.
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Old 08-21-2015, 07:07 AM   #460
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No chance they bring down Evil Corp yet.
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Old 08-21-2015, 07:26 AM   #461
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Nah, but some major damage would be good enough
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Old 08-21-2015, 07:37 AM   #462
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No chance they bring down Evil Corp yet.
Tyrell always seems to have some thug types around him when he is not at the office. Are these E Corp dudes or some other association such as White Rose?

Lets not forget the gun in the popcorn machine at FSociety!

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Old 08-21-2015, 09:29 AM   #463
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Not sure why the Gideon hate. He's a guy that is trying to do what's right and seemed to be suspicious of Elliot which has turned out to be spot on. His company is about to be ruined because of Elliot's revenge plot. Not exactly something the guy deserves.
I love the Gideon character. In a show that's all about 2 groups of people fighting over what's right, he's completely outside of the conflict and yet the truest moral backbone of the show. Despite that we've had to watch his company collapse around him and Elliot, who he was desperately trying to reach out to and protect, turn on him. Gedion coming to the realization that Elliot was actively working against him/AllSafe was a great scene.

I also really liked how the breakfast scene with Gideon and Harry was shot and think it's a good example of a lot of what the show is doing with camera work.

Gideon is shot from above in almost total darkness while talking about how the AllSafe issues are going to destroy him. Then the camera flips around to Harry who is telling Gideon how much he loves him and that everything will be okay and it's shot at face level with lots of warm light. Almost in a too-blissful Pollyanna kind of way, if you want to read it like that.

Really drives home the juxtaposition in the characters' mindsets.
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Old 08-21-2015, 09:33 AM   #464
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Re: New Show- Mr. Robot

It may have been shot well, but it was cringe worthy dialog. Couples don't talk that way.
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Old 08-21-2015, 10:48 AM   #465
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It may have been shot well, but it was cringe worthy dialog. Couples don't talk that way.
You're relationship sucks if you or your partner don't offer those sort of comforting words when going through that sort of crisis.

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Old 08-21-2015, 11:59 AM   #466
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Like I have relationships

It wasn't the comforting words, it's how they were said. These guys are married. They've presumably known each other and been living together for years. Long term couples talk in shorthand. They don't do lengthy exposition while delivering breakfast in bed.
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Old 08-21-2015, 12:02 PM   #467
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It's a gay thing
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Old 08-21-2015, 12:29 PM   #468
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Could this be the best first season of any tv show? Only other show that comes to mind is true detective. /end of hyperbole

edit: if the finale is as good as the last few episodes
I don't think anyone could make a case for anything else than TD here.
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Old 08-21-2015, 12:55 PM   #469
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Like I have relationships

It wasn't the comforting words, it's how they were said. These guys are married. They've presumably known each other and been living together for years. Long term couples talk in shorthand. They don't do lengthy exposition while delivering breakfast in bed.
You are right about the short hand, but (and I'm only talking about my relationship), big things aren't done in shorthand.
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Old 08-21-2015, 05:03 PM   #470
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Re: New Show- Mr. Robot

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Could this be the best first season of any tv show? Only other show that comes to mind is true detective. /end of hyperbole

edit: if the finale is as good as the last few episodes
You obviously haven't watched perfect strangers. Get out of the city!
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Old 08-21-2015, 06:18 PM   #471
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Re: New Show- Mr. Robot

Never have I been so intrigued/immersed in a show like I am with this one. All hail Mr. Robot! 5 stars! 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 👍 👏 👊
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Old 08-21-2015, 06:28 PM   #472
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Don't forget Hanging With Mr. Cooper.
lol, it's right up there.
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Old 08-21-2015, 06:35 PM   #473
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Damn sounds like I need to start watching this tonight while the gf is out of town for a few days.
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Old 08-21-2015, 10:18 PM   #474
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Re: New Show- Mr. Robot

For me, it's:

1. Mr robot
2. Lost (people forget how amazing the first two seasons were, because the lasting memory is how it all went to ****)
3. BSG

I don't think GOT got amazing until season 2

Every other show had dead episodes imo, I can't remember another show that was this amazing every single week

Can throw a firefly bone in there too.
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Old 08-21-2015, 10:52 PM   #475
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For me, it's:

1. Mr robot
2. Lost (people forget how amazing the first two seasons were, because the lasting memory is how it all went to ****)
3. BSG

I don't think GOT got amazing until season 2

Every other show had dead episodes imo, I can't remember another show that was this amazing every single week

Can throw a firefly bone in there too.
I guess I really need to give battlestar a second try because i agree with pretty much everything else in this post. We have really similar tastes in shows
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