I caught this yesterday...and I found myself intrigued by it.
Where it goes past the first episode....??...but it piqued my curiosity enough to want to watch the next episode.
The viewer being his imaginary friend was a nice gimmick, the lead did a fantastic job with not an easy part. I did think it was funny that F Society's entire plan seems to be based on having watched Fight Club.
from what I've read USA Network is under going a rebranding, I'm sure they are trying to capitalize on being a cable network like FX and AMC and utilize edgier content. Mr. ROBOT is a fine way to start. A few curse words here, some drug references and an ass shot definitely got my attention. It helps that I've been jonsing for Hacker content since it's been 20 years since HACKERS was released.
I doubt they will be hacking Gibsons but I like the idea of an EVIL corp takedown.
Not a bad pilot, though I enjoyed its acting and technical aspects to a lot more than the writing, which struck me as a bit juvenile at times, though maybe that's by design. Hopefully the writing gets stronger as the season progresses, because with all the other talent involved this could be great.
I could be mistaken but I think the USA Network just threw in a "fuck".
I'm really liking this show...although I saw the plan of the guy selling his cd on the street coming from a mile away...whether it's part of the bigger story or just a red herring...?
Honestly after 2 episodes they've earned enough goodwill from me I'm in for the season barring the wheels falling off this thing in amazing fashion. I love the gimmick that we're his imaginary friend and I love it even more that they don't beat us over the head with it. Between the drug abuse and the possible schizophrenia that Elliot is dealing with there's a whole lot of directions this can go and the only bad one seems to be that Elliot is Tyler Durden Mr. Robot.
Haven't watched this but I'm impressed by the fact that the lead character is played by an actor of Arab Egyptian descent rather than some blonde-haired blue-eyed Caucasian.
Well, that's kind of balanced out by a joke in Episode 2.
Overall enjoying this so far. Episode 2 was a step down, but it happens with TV, still watchable. Despite Waaaaalt's joke above, the show is basically turning into a hipper version of Burn Notice (which, let us not forget, was fast and funny like nothing else on TV when it premiered). Episode split between "asshole of the week who must be served hacker justice" and "stumbling block to overall season arc solved in last scene." But the actors are making the formula entertaining, and it is edgy by basic cable standards.
He's the interim CTO after the guy F Society framed got arrested, and he's trying to get himself made permanent CTO, but apparently the chances of that happening are less than he thought they were when he made Elliot the job offer in the second episode.
The other F Society hackers are real enough, but Mr. Robot is definitely a hallucination. Willing to bet that by the end of the season we're going to see a picture of Elliot's dad and it'll be Christian Slater.
I could have sworn this was given a second season order after the first episode premiered.
I am enjoying this, but the Fight Club parallels are pretty blatant. The introduction of American Psycho's influence was alright, however I'm not sold on that quite yet. It's definitely on the nose in an unabashed way, but the "realistic" tech talk balances that out a bit. I'm in for the season. Nice to see a lead that's outside of the norm.
I don't think so. The only time Mr. Robot said anything to anyone was when Elliott was in the midst of his withdrawal hallucinations. If the line between Mr. Robot and Elliott was already starting to blur, the look that Muslim Girl gave when he said "are you sure you don't just want to blow it up" could've been because Elliott said that under his breath.
My wife decided to watch this and after rewatching the first 2 episodes it feels more obvious that he's not. In the hacker hideout Mr. Robot happens to walk right in front of Elliott when people are talking so it appears they're talking to him and Elliott can stand quietly behind. I hate that the show is going that direction but it's the only thing I hate so far.
Absolutely love that they almost refuse to frame Elliott properly in his shots. It's consistently disconcerting which feels like a good thing.
as they start to spread out storylines among the cast, I'd love for them to do one specifically for Mr. Robot/Christian Slater. Whether he is real or not, it would be cool if they could pull that off somehow.
At this point it feels like Mr. Robot actually being real would be a twist. Still not liking the writing all that much. It feels like it's being written by an angry 15 year old. Editing, music and acting are fucking fantastic though.
I really, REALLY loved the cinematography on tonight's episode.
It's so nice to see someone approaching a TV show with a artistic eye for a change.
I'd put it up there with Hannibal when it comes to the 'look' of a show.
Okay. Officially on board with this show. iTunes is doing this thing where premiere episodes are free (be it season or series premieres) and I had downloaded this one. Took two viewings of that premiere ep to really get into it and once I did, I had a marathon with the rest and here I am.
That interim CTO is one creepy fuck. And so is his wife. After this latest ep, I'm thinking Mr. Robot is real.
ETA: I've been watching this via Hulu. Until now, the fifth episode. Because they're now pulling this: "This show is available through a participating TV provider. Connect to Your TV Provider" Goddammit, Hulu.
Very Intense I really enjoyed how it was done