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post #1 of 380
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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.

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 380
This is pretty fantastic, seems edgy too for a USA network show.
post #3 of 380

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.

post #4 of 380

This is the most un-USA USA show possible.

post #5 of 380

Hmm so this isn't Burn Notice?

post #6 of 380
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Hmm so this isn't Burn Notice?

 

More like Royal Pains.

post #7 of 380

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.

post #8 of 380
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I like the fact that the show seems to be going for a more realistic view when it comes showing and talking about computer tech. Hopefully it won't dumb itself down as it progresses.

 

FWIW-

Are the hacks on Mr. Robot real?

post #9 of 380

Yeah, he was mostly doing what Kevin Mitnick called "social engineering" a lot of the time. And the lingo and methods were way better used than they usually are on TV.

post #10 of 380

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.

post #11 of 380
So far Christian Slater is a terrible Morpheus.
post #12 of 380

Yeah, I liked it.  I'm not frothing at the mouth for more episodes but I'm curious how it'll play out.

 

The office scenes gave me Dexter flashbacks though.  Particularly with the narration.

post #13 of 380
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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...?

post #14 of 380
He seems less "robot" and more "Vanilla Ice."
post #15 of 380
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He seems less "robot" and more "Vanilla Ice."


...by way of Lisbeth Salander.

post #16 of 380
The main character Elliot (and so the show) is very different from what I'd expected him to be. If they manage to properly marriage Fight Club with the legitimate criticisms of Fight Club, could be real good.

Besides reruns of Quantum Leap and Law & Order, I can't think of the last show I watched on USA.
post #17 of 380

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.

post #18 of 380
Gay marriage is legalised, Obamacare survives, and Christian Slater is in a decent show? Which might survive beyond the first 5 episodes? Wow.
post #19 of 380

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. 

post #20 of 380
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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.

post #21 of 380
this episode is all about options, and that makes this show great. We already know he doesn't have to be a 1 or a 0, there are other numbers.

Currently following his life he's got at least 3 options. Do nothing, continue working for Allsafe. Try to rejoin Mr. Robot, or work at Evil Corp like his DAD.

And since all three seem like bad options, it keeps you guessing which path he'll follow.
post #22 of 380
Holy ball gag was that freaky. I can't figure out (is his name Wellick?) I thought he was the head of E Corp now. Was what we were watching at the beginning a flashback? Slightly confusing but highly intriguing.

I keep thinking these characters will be connected some how but I think Wellick might later become an asset and not a villian. He is on his way to being a Dad. Who knows, but I love the mystery.
post #23 of 380

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.

post #24 of 380
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Gay marriage is legalised, Obamacare survives, and Christian Slater is in a decent show? Which might survive beyond the first 5 episodes? Wow.

 

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.

post #25 of 380
Second season was a go prior to the television premiere.
post #26 of 380

This Nerd HQ interview with Christian Slater and Rami Malek is pretty fantastic and spoiler free. 

 

post #27 of 380
Huh, watching that I realized Hard Harry grew up to become Mr. Robot.
post #28 of 380

Keith David had a cameo it was his voice .

I really enjoy how everything was done in this episode my favorite so far.


Edited by dilla7 - 7/15/15 at 11:29pm
post #29 of 380
Well they are hitting on every awesome 90's movie, so I definitely need another F'n hit. The Trainspotting nods were excellent and I don't mind they dissed on Hackers. The fact those dudes were even watching it, proves the love is still there.
post #30 of 380
We did get confirmation last night that Mr. Robot is real, right?
post #31 of 380

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.

post #32 of 380
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We did get confirmation last night that Mr. Robot is real, right?

 

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.

post #33 of 380

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.

post #34 of 380
"You're only a month old!"

I think I love this show.
post #35 of 380

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.

post #36 of 380
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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.

post #37 of 380

What If Elliot and others are computer programs that has independent thought it a theory. Reality is merely a illusion a very persistent one

post #38 of 380
The way Mr. robot and Elliot shift from foreground to background when interacting with people is starting to make me lean towards multiple personality disorder.
post #39 of 380
I hope Mr. Robot is real, seems that would be the bigger twist right now.
post #40 of 380
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I hope Mr. Robot is real, seems that would be the bigger twist right now.

Or how about just being a robot?

post #41 of 380
Na . . . if I'm being honest, it's because I'm Elliot's imaginary friend.
post #42 of 380

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. 

post #43 of 380

Took me until this episode to realize Darlene is Dalia from SubPurgatory. Talk about disappearing into a new character.

post #44 of 380

This show has cute episode names.

post #45 of 380

It does! But of course you would only notice that if you ever pirated using bittorrent which I of course never have. 

post #46 of 380
Thread Starter 

Well, that got dark....

post #47 of 380

Real dark.

post #48 of 380
I'm surprised they pulled that . . . I expected her to tearfully jump out of the trunk the second it opened.

Fernando Vera is much better at the whole philosophic gangster thing than Frank Semyon.
post #49 of 380

Very Intense I really enjoyed how it was done

 

http://collider.com/mr-robot-rami-malek-talks-season-2-trust-hoodies-more/


Edited by dilla7 - 7/30/15 at 1:09am
post #50 of 380

I liked her. I'm sad.

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