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post #201 of 382
Someone used the term: "indulgent."  Perfect way to describe this season.  
post #202 of 382

In your opinion maybe. I think it's been pretty stellar.

post #203 of 382
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In your opinion maybe. I think it's been pretty stellar.

 

Nay.  It is immutable truth, stronger than the foundations of the earth.  All shall know it and despair.*

 

*in my opinion 

post #204 of 382

My only memory of the Two Episodes Overlord And I Hate is Elliot rummaging through his puke for pills.

 

This second season  of Mr. Robot has been like progressive rock, talented people showcasing their talents and in the end there's no soul there, but don't worry, the talented people involved will provide you with examples of their talents constantly, and everything will be 15 minutes longer than it needs to be. If you love Yes, King Crimson, and Zeppelin's 45-minute version of "Dazed and Confused," you will love this show unabashedly.

 

This show has become more enamored with its skill than its story. By the way, this is probably my negativity post.

post #205 of 382

Great start. But they spent all the juice on it apparently, because the rest of the episode was pretty much dead.

post #206 of 382

Jesus, what a bunch of elitist, killjoy cunts.  How can the people some of you surround yourselves with find your presence bearable without slitting their wrists?

post #207 of 382
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Jesus, what a bunch of elitist, killjoy cunts.  How can the people some of you surround yourselves with find your presence bearable without slitting their wrists?




 


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Edited by Overlord - 8/13/16 at 7:42pm
post #208 of 382

Fleed, is that you?

post #209 of 382
I'll admit, Cisco speaking gangster Chinese was hella narmy.
post #210 of 382
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Jesus, what a bunch of elitist, killjoy cunts.  How can the people some of you surround yourselves with find your presence bearable without slitting their wrists?

The people I surround myself with don't make dumb points like "This show is like the new Breaking Bad AND the new Mad Men at the same time!!!!" so we get along just fine.

post #211 of 382

Why are you guys feeding it?

post #212 of 382

Forget Captain America and Iron Man, or the North and the South, this thread is the real Civil War.

post #213 of 382

Apologies for derailing the conversation.

post #214 of 382
This season isn't doing it for us. In between the the third and fourth eps we just stopped caring. First two eps threw a bunch of characters we even don't know or their context for existing. All the main actors are isolated on their own, we so lonely. it took a while to figure out finger banging Amazon Product Placement lady was the fbi. Instead we stuck to a routine that worked for us every day. yes, I'm talking to you. Christian Slater was tiresome, just like the manic shit Wynona was doing in stranger things. this dreariness was offputting, so instead, we asked Alexa to turn on netflix, and we burned through seasons 1-4 of Hart of Dixie. It was great. The love triangles and romance shit was better than the felicity shit in arrow. It wasn't too chick-centric, the dude characters seemed amiable in their own way. Third season started to try reaching for that Glee shit and we almost stopped. Then it was over. Now what will we watch. The cycle is broken. The routine no longer an option. Are you still listening to me? Is this direct 4th wall breaking lines of text showing off how cool I am as a poster? Should I forcefully knock-knock on my desk for emphasis. I don't think you care anymore. I lost you with my Jaime King obsession. I'm going now. Maybe I can force myself to sit through the unwatched eps of Orphan Black. Alexa, play Banshee season 2, I need to rub one out.
post #215 of 382
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I'll admit, Cisco speaking gangster Chinese was hella narmy.


Narmy? Really....wait....whats "narmy"? 

post #216 of 382
Oh snap.
post #217 of 382
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Narmy? Really....wait....whats "narmy"? 

TVTropes: Narm is a moment that is supposed to be serious, but due to either over-sappiness, poor execution, excessive Melodrama, or the sheer absurdity of the situation, the drama is lost to the point of surpassing "cheesy" and becoming unintentionally funny.
post #218 of 382
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TVTropes: Narm is a moment that is supposed to be serious, but due to either over-sappiness, poor execution, excessive Melodrama, or the sheer absurdity of the situation, the drama is lost to the point of surpassing "cheesy" and becoming unintentionally funny.

 

fuckin' hipster nerd speak....probably drinking their 'champagne of beers'

 

 

I'm still digging this season despite the haters....is that the term? Do they still use the term 'haters'? 

 

<rolleyes>

 

now get the hell off my lawn.

post #219 of 382
No! No! I love this show! It . . . it . . . it's my avatar fer gawd sakes! I . . . I . . . I can't stand Budweiser! My face has no beard . . . at all! I can't even juggle and I hate tattoos! I think 'hip' and I remember to take an ibuprofen! I'm only on your lawn because I've forgotten where I am!
post #220 of 382

Ugh.  Figured it was probably going this route but was really, really hoping it wouldn't.  I think that's about it for me taking this show seriously.

post #221 of 382
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Ugh.  Figured it was probably going this route but was really, really hoping it wouldn't.  I think that's about it for me taking this show seriously.

Boy apparently everyone guessed this but me.

post #222 of 382

Whah? I haven't watched this episode, yet! Downloading now......

 

 

Oh no. Now, I'm worried....and I've been liking this season so far. 

post #223 of 382

I didn't anticipate the twist and so I feel a bit silly if everyone else already guessed it. I'm a tad confused about the Ray storyline now but I guess that will be cleared up in the next episode. Good episode, though!

post #224 of 382
I was genuinely surprised by the twist at the end. Excellent episode all around.
post #225 of 382
It still doesn't rectify the whole 'Elliott has been apart from the main cast for waaaaay to long' problem but damn, the more I think of it, the more I like it as a great bit of characterwork.
post #226 of 382
Thread Starter 

I really loved the visuals of the 'reveal' during last night's episode...

 

post #227 of 382

Is it possible to think this was the best ep of the season while also thinking they may have broken the show?

post #228 of 382

Angela's cold, "No" to Price was perfect delivery. 

post #229 of 382
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Is it possible to think this was the best ep of the season while also thinking they may have broken the show?

 

No.

post #230 of 382
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Angela's cold, "No" to Price was perfect delivery. 

 

That was terrific, loved that she didn't make any attempt to soften the blow.  But I would kind of like to have some idea of what her actual goals at ECorp are. 

 

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Is it possible to think this was the best ep of the season while also thinking they may have broken the show?

 

Quite.  The twist was cleverly staged, but this show really didn't need another big twist at this point.  It still needed re-grounding from the last one.

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No.

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post #232 of 382
To me I think this twist solidified the TGIF sequence from last week. Totally dug it plus it made Joey Badass indeed a solid badass.
post #233 of 382

I love this latest episode. I love the twist. I didn't see it coming, at all and felt it completely worked. This is definitely one of the best episodes of the show. 

post #234 of 382

So Ray was

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the warden? The visit to R.T.'s house had to have been a real world thing, right? And they showed us his morning ritual of talking to his dead wife in his house.
post #235 of 382
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Quite.  The twist was cleverly staged, but this show really didn't need another big twist at this point.  It still needed re-grounding from the last one.

 

I'm going to build up the courage to disagree with you (even though I know you'll have a wonderfully articulate response that convinces me to plead guilty, pay the fines and admit I was in the wrong).

 

The first season of Mr Robot continually flirted with the idea that the things happening around Elliot may not have been as presented; to the point that most of the speculation and excitement about the show came from the fact Mr Robot himself may not have been a real person. It was this speculation which actually got me into the show, as I was a former uber-Lost fan and the way in which viewers (both here and on other sites) were asking questions and trying to solve the show's mysteries reminded me of how we engaged with that show.

 

I've been wondering how they were going to replicate that this season. Once you've had your "Bruce Willis was dead all along!" moment, where do you go next? I spent most of the episodes this season assuming that Leon was this season's Mr Robot (which didn't seem very satisfying to me) and I know I've not been alone in chasing another twist. The fact that this week's revelation blindsided me is a credit to the writers (or my own stupidity). I was so busy looking for who, I didn't think of questioning where. The show has shown it still has plenty of surprises in store, and that makes me love it even more.     

 

Furthermore, this twist has turned the entire season on its head, helped to distinguish it from the first, and given us fresh questions to ponder as we move forward. It's reinvigorated Mr Robot, and I'm really looking forward to what happens next.


Edited by MrSaxon - 8/20/16 at 3:23am
post #236 of 382
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It's reinvigurated Mr Robot,

 

It's "reinvinegarated", bro. Sorry.

post #237 of 382
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Furthermore, this twist has turned the entire season on its head, helped to distinguish it from the first, and given us fresh questions to ponder as we move forward. It's reinvigurated Mr Robot, and I'm really looking forward to what happens next.

 

 

That. Yes. This last episode has made me excited again about this show. I've liked this season, but felt it was getting too repetitious and comfortable. 

post #238 of 382
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It's "reinvinegarated", bro. Sorry.

 

You're imagining it, bro.

 

*Puts hands over the stupid editing message that CHUD uses to shame me, so that nobody can see it*

 

ETA: God, I feel like such a fool now.


Edited by MrSaxon - 8/20/16 at 3:25am
post #239 of 382
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So Ray was

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
the warden? The visit to R.T.'s house had to have been a real world thing, right? And they showed us his morning ritual of talking to his dead wife in his house.

 

I'm thinking more a CO/Inmate Counselor (think Healy from OITNB), hence why he's patrolling the yard with a dog, and seeing Elliot, and presumably other inmates in his office.  So when he got busted, Elliot was just another inmate leaving a counseling session.

post #240 of 382
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I'm going to build up the courage to disagree with you (even though I know you'll have a wonderfully articulate response that convinces me to plead guilty, pay the fines and admit I was in the wrong).

 

The first season of Mr Robot continually flirted with the idea that the things happening around Elliot may not have been as presented; to the point that most of the speculation and excitement about the show came from the fact Mr Robot himself may not have been a real person. It was this speculation which actually got me into the show, as I was a former uber-Lost fan and the way in which viewers (both here and on other sites) were asking questions and trying to solve the show's mysteries reminded me of how we engaged with that show.

 

I've been wondering how they were going to replicate that this season. Once you've had your "Bruce Willis was dead all along!" moment, where do you go next? I spent most of the episodes this season assuming that Leon was this season's Mr Robot (which didn't seem very satisfying to me) and I know I've not been alone in chasing another twist. The fact that this week's revelation blindsided me is a credit to the writers (or my own stupidity). I was so busy looking for who, I didn't think of questioning where. The show has shown it still has plenty of surprises in store, and that makes me love it even more.     

 

Furthermore, this twist has turned the entire season on its head, helped to distinguish it from the first, and given us fresh questions to ponder as we move forward. It's reinvinegarated Mr Robot, and I'm really looking forward to what happens next.

 

I don't have any elaborate justification, but I watch the show entirely differently.  Mr. Robot himself and Elliot's hallucinations are about the least interesting aspects to me.  I'm much more interested in what Darlene and fsociety are up to than watching her brother play with his imaginary friends. 

 

Elaborate, longform hallucinations are my least favorite type of twist.  There's a fine line between artful misdirection and just yelling "psych!"

post #241 of 382
I'm just rewatching the second season to see how it hangs together post-twist. The first episode intro lays clear that the "sacred trust" wasn't anything to do with Eliott telling his Mum about his Dad's illness. It was about Elliot being the sufferer of abuse. He grassed his old man up. Seems pretty obvious now, not sure how I missed it.
post #242 of 382
I'm not sure what you mean by 'grassed up'?

(It's not some hipster thing, is it?)
post #243 of 382
No mate, uk term for dobbing someone in.
post #244 of 382

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post #245 of 382

Snitched.

post #246 of 382

*Read's above Rep comment by Kyle and quickly re-edits everything*

 

KYLE REESE, I WILL HACK INTO YOUR ACCOUNT AND PERMANENTLY MAKE YOU JAI COURTNEY YOU SON-OF-A-BITCH

post #247 of 382

This show thinks it's smarter than it actually is. And it does so in a completely obnoxious way. I'm out.

 

Pity.

post #248 of 382

When things go bad, things go bad.  Watching F Society without Eliot was like watching Very Bad Things.. which did indeed star Christian Slater.

post #249 of 382
I imagine most people will be irritated at a whole episode away from Elliot immediately after the big reveal, but I loved it. fsociety doesn't have time to play with their imaginary friends. They're out in it, dropping bodies and ducking raids and making moves.
Edited by Schwartz - 8/25/16 at 1:50pm
post #250 of 382

Totally dug this episode. I like the time away from being Elliot centric.  Helps these other characters are so interesting. 

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