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Old 01-01-2020, 02:31 PM   #1751
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hey guys about to get done with season1. I think its a super solid show, but did I come in with high expectations. reddit and a lot of you said its one of the all time greats. everyone on the internet seems to rave about it.

I think its good. but thats it, do I need to give it more time or what? im gonna watch it regardless but was expecting abit more oomph or something
I like the show a lot, but it's not an all-time great. 'One of the best shows on TV while it was on' is probably more accurate.

IMO S3 was the best, and S1/S4 are also quite good.
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Old 01-01-2020, 06:53 PM   #1752
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I’ve always known that I watch tv differently but for me Mr Robot is definitely one of the 20-25 best shows of all time. Very entertaining show.
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Old 01-01-2020, 07:01 PM   #1753
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I'm also rating it higher than some people itt. Some reasons why: a) its creative vision is as bold as anything I've ever seen on TV and it's one of the most ambitious shows ever to air on TV imo, b) phenomenal casting and acting all around with Rami Malek giving easily one of the best performances of the decade but also really amazing jobs done by the actors/actresses who play Darlene, Dom, and Whiterose, c) its LOOK is incredible and its aesthetic identity is really cool and original, d) the finale wrapped things up perfectly and the show never outlived its welcome, e) both the original music and the use of certain songs (FKA Twigs in s1, Phil Collins in s2, for example) are elite. In sum, it's a bold, very original show made even better by multiple aspects of technical genius and some superb performances and fascinating characters.
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Old 01-01-2020, 10:28 PM   #1754
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I'm also rating it higher than some people itt. Some reasons why: a) its creative vision is as bold as anything I've ever seen on TV and it's one of the most ambitious shows ever to air on TV imo, b) phenomenal casting and acting all around with Rami Malek giving easily one of the best performances of the decade but also really amazing jobs done by the actors/actresses who play Darlene, Dom, and Whiterose, c) its LOOK is incredible and its aesthetic identity is really cool and original, d) the finale wrapped things up perfectly and the show never outlived its welcome, e) both the original music and the use of certain songs (FKA Twigs in s1, Phil Collins in s2, for example) are elite. In sum, it's a bold, very original show made even better by multiple aspects of technical genius and some superb performances and fascinating characters.
This. For me it is a top 5 show all time and arguably #1, no exaggeration Love the story, tune, narration, but must of all the production with stuff like the episode 5 single camera long shot in season 3 :

https://www.indiewire.com/2017/11/mr...00-1201895559/

The soundtrack is equally GOAT as is Malek, of course
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Old 01-02-2020, 09:30 AM   #1755
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the cinematography in season 1 was widely considered groundbreaking, especially for a show on the USA network. esmail using the entire screen to frame his characters & backgrounds was unparalleled at that point of TV.

esmail considers season 1 episode 4's dream sequence to be one of his favorite scenes, because there is so much subtext going on, and it is shot beautifully.



also, cast your votes for mr. robot here for top 10 OOTV show of the decade:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...AhI/edit#gid=0
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Old 01-02-2020, 03:57 PM   #1756
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I also rate it very highly on my list of favorite shows of all time (probably top 10), outside of everything that has already been mentioned, I think the show also excelled in:

1/ The use of a mentally ill drug addicted unreliable main character / narrator that the viewer sympathized with and wanted to understand, despite his views and actions often being very extreme.

2/ Very unusual and original theme with hackers taking the spotlight while (according to everything I've read) remaining realistic to what's actually possible in reality most of the time.

3/ The show successfully remaining a mystery show through its entire run without ever feeling like reveals/answers remained hidden for too long, and the reveals/answers never feeling like they made no sense. It's also very rare that a show like this reaches a satisfying conclusion after a running time of 4 seasons, which Mr. Robot was successfully able to deliver (according to at least the majority of fans).

I also come up short with thinking of shows who had better cinematography than Mr. Robot, but maybe other people disagree with that.
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Old 01-02-2020, 06:11 PM   #1757
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Re: Mr. Robot

The mystery of white rose’s machine was strung along for three years. And got no resolution
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Old 01-02-2020, 06:44 PM   #1758
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The mystery of white rose’s machine was strung along for three years. And got no resolution
Disagree. Don't know if spoiler tags are necessary anymore but:

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Also, great to see all of the additional love posted in here. The show has earned it.
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Old 01-02-2020, 08:50 PM   #1759
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Re: Mr. Robot

Love the show but still wondering about some of it.

Angela seemed to think the machine would work for some reason. Also, What she experienced when being captured by White Rose with the little girl still seems really weird and never explained unless i missed something. Brainwashing?

Since Angela was a close childhood friend of Elliot she should know about Elliot's illness, but she didn't show that to the viewers. When Elliot became more Mastermind Elliot in S1 E4, neither Darlene nor Angela seemed to notice a change in the early episodes until S1 E8 when Elliot kisses Darlene. So Mastermind Elliot maybe acts similar to True Elliot. Critical S1 scene:

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Old 01-03-2020, 01:30 PM   #1760
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You basically have to believe that white rose drugged Angela or inflicted severe brain damage on her
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Old 01-04-2020, 11:12 AM   #1761
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Dark Army was just a cult formed around White Rose, a major part of the cult was that WR was building a time travel/alternate timeline/... machine. Doesn't matter what machine it was, it was a hoax.

Angela was just brainwashed into the cult. Why is that so hard to believe? Intelligent people get brainwashed into cults all the time.

I'll agree the final WR scene could've been a bit more clear, but I think the ending is fine?

The machine didn't work and was never going to work because in its current form it was nothing more than a hoax. Maybe WR could at some point throw enough money and intelligence at the machine to get it to work, but she wasn't close. With the Deus Group being doxed and a major part of its money being stolen, Dark Army was about to collapse. WR commits suicide since she has no other options left.

Only thing I'm not sure of is why WR decided to go to the power plant and whether her plan was to actually blow it up or not. But I'm fine with that being up for interpretation.
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Old 01-04-2020, 06:35 PM   #1762
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Watch the scenes of angela after she saw white rose. She wasnt a believer. She was mentally handicapped
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Old 01-04-2020, 06:37 PM   #1763
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White Rose is leveraging herself to the extreme just for a hoax?
If it’s just a hoax to her, she doesnt make all the sacrifices she does to maintain it and ultimately move it across continents
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Old 01-05-2020, 02:55 AM   #1764
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i think the machine worked. angela was a rational person. whiterose was the richest person in the world (of any gender).

so its either they were both fooled and were willing to die because of how dumb they were (+ all dark army who killed themselves without hesitation in 1 second)

or

elliot turned off the machine when he chose to stay with his friend in the computer game
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Old 01-05-2020, 04:32 PM   #1765
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I felt it was left intentionally unresolved whether it did work, was about to work, or didn't work
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Old 01-05-2020, 09:05 PM   #1766
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I felt it was left intentionally unresolved whether it did work, was about to work, or didn't work


This. I don’t think there is any support for the “hoax” take tbh.


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Old 01-06-2020, 02:12 AM   #1767
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OK, how about this: WR really thought his machine could work, if completed and moved to the Congo. DA people were really convinced the machine could work. It takes a true believer to unhesitatingly eat a bullet like they all do.

As played, WR was otherwise out of options, and knew was probably going to cause a meltdown and not work. It was either a hail mary, or an FU to everyone, but she left the fate of the reactor in Elliot's hands for some reason.
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Old 01-06-2020, 07:36 AM   #1768
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All told, i just think they could have put more thought and care into wrapping that part of the show up. I think there are logical avenues to follow and 13 episodes is a lot of screen time. The episode that started with White Rose’s back story probably should have been a WR episode. I can see why they might not want to spoonfeed the audience but we really deserved more from a mystery that had been building from S2
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Old 01-06-2020, 07:39 AM   #1769
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This is the annoying part. That we have to hypothesize at all. The “how abouts” are fun throughout the series but they should be resolved by the finale for a story point this large
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Old 02-16-2020, 04:46 PM   #1770
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I'm really liking this show so far...but if it turns out that Elliott and Slater are Fight Clubbing it, I'm going to be disappointed.
lol I just saw that I predicted what the show was doing from the beginning...still loved it
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