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post #301 of 382

This show is absolutely wonderful. I'm so glad that Malek was rewarded for the wonderfully broken performance he's given throughout, but I also think Slater deserves a ton of credit for bringing humanity to what essentially boils down to a figment of someone's imagination. That said, my favorite scene was the showdown between Agent DiPierro and Darlene which ended in the former bursting out laughing. She's been my favorite addition to the series this season. 


Edited by MrSaxon - 9/22/16 at 1:49pm
post #302 of 382

I mainlined the first season when I was home sick on Monday, and my favorite game was playing "More Like Bruno Mars or More Like Kat Dennings?"  Because MAN does Carly Chaikin look like her in this.  All snark aside though, this was great.  I just wish USA wasn't making it such a pain in the ass to watch the new season online; I have a cable account but every episode plays for about ten seconds, then skips to the next one.  And if I try to use the app, it gives me a non-alphabetized list of cable providers that I just can't be arsed with.  It's like they want people to go to the pirate sites.

post #303 of 382
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That I just can't be arsed with.  It's like they want people to go to the pirate sites.

Sure, justify it.

 

Fantastic S2 finale.  Good times.

post #304 of 382
Holy crap, Joanna Wellick who i thought had weirdly softened from S1 turns out to be just as hard out sociopath as ever, just playing a very, very long game. I didn't get the bartender relationship at all, but now it makes complete sense. She's a genius.

Thought it was fantastic he had a Cocktail poster in his room.

Great finale.
post #305 of 382
The USA app works pretty great on roku.
post #306 of 382

What's up with...


 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

...Angela at the end there?  Obviously she's far more savvy and in-the-know that we were previously led to believe.  Wellick called her first after he shoots Elliot?

 

post #307 of 382
She got clued up by White Rose in the room with the C64 and dead fish.

She's possibly now the most cognizant character other than White Rose.
post #308 of 382
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post #309 of 382
I like that Bobby Cannavale appears to be playing the son of Sam Sylvia from GLOW.
post #310 of 382

Season 2 is the ultimate "Showrunner takes a rocketship up his own asshole" season of all time, and I say this as a person who likes David Lynch.


Edited by Mangy - 8/5/17 at 10:05am
post #311 of 382
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Season 3.0 starts tonight....

 

https://youtu.be/ZzEW5rWiJe0

post #312 of 382
Can't flippin wait.
post #313 of 382

Halfway into the first episode and it's better than 95 percent of season 2.

 

Bobby Cannavale is fucking unreal in a role David Johansen would have won an Emmy for in 1993. They finally found a Saul Goodman/Mike Ehrmentraut-type foil.

post #314 of 382

Incredible first episode that sets up a lot of interesting questions that will hopefully be answered by the end of the season.

post #315 of 382
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How are we all going to feel if this goes off into some gonzo sci-fi territory? I've long suspected it would end with some massive global economic crash related near extinction level event, possibly looking to be due to a nuclear exchange between the US and China . . . but what if delves into something weirder?

OK, it looks like we're gonna get something weirder. I giggled with glee over the long pull back to the title card.
post #316 of 382

Me too. I love that this show is going in that direction.

post #317 of 382

I have reservations about the show going in that direction.

 

Mostly because I think it's going to be dumb. And the biggest shark jumping moment of all time "Hey, that show everyone likes about hacktivism and mental illness and the societal dangers of mega corporations? Turns out it's actually about a chinese guy building a time machine."

post #318 of 382
Watched it tonight and I'll say I'm back on board. Also glad they quit bothering with bleeping the fucks.
post #319 of 382
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Watched it tonight and I'll say I'm back on board. Also glad they quit bothering with bleeping the fucks.

 

Yeah, I was bowled over by that. I'd noticed these things getting more lenient, with f-bombs getting dropped on Louie and The People v. O.J. Simpson without censor, but this first episode didn't give two fucks (no pun intended) about bleeping things out.

 

I can only hope other basic cable shows follow suit.

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Yeah, I was bowled over by that. I'd noticed these things getting more lenient, with f-bombs getting dropped on Louie and The People v. O.J. Simpson without censor, but this first episode didn't give two fucks (no pun intended) about bleeping things out.

 

I can only hope other basic cable shows follow suit.

If you buy these from Amazon I think they are completely uncensored. That's what happens with The Magicians.

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I have reservations about the show going in that direction.

Mostly because I think it's going to be dumb. And the biggest shark jumping moment of all time "Hey, that show everyone likes about hacktivism and mental illness and the societal dangers of mega corporations? Turns out it's actually about a chinese guy building a time machine."

I wonder if that is only how we will see it through Elliot's eyes . . . like it's all the next riff on his unreliable narration for this season.
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I wonder if that is only how we will see it through Elliot's eyes . . . like it's all the next riff on his unreliable narration for this season.

 

That's a viable idea, given the brilliant bit in the premiere where his narration manifests into the Philip K. Dick version of the "fuck you" monologue in 25th Hour.

 

Another thing worth pointing out: in the show's timeline, as far as I know from articles I've read, is still in 2015. We're not even in the Trump era, although I'm pretty sure the clip they showed of him was from this year.

 

The thing that got me on board with Mr. Robot was how it presented itself as sci-fi gazing 20 minutes into the future (which, yes, I'm aware Max Headroom also did). It distorts reality into dystopian fantasy, yet the reality defines it. The on-air suicide in the first season, and then having two (!) mass shootings in the second season, felt like documentary-style recreations.

 

It fell off for me last year, if only because the first season promised something that could be the cultural voice of Peak TV in one of our most chaotic points in history, but that first episode felt like they were keeping promises.

 

One thing that I also can hope Sam Esmail will never stop: his utter disregard of the 180-degree rule and conventional filmmaking techniques.

post #323 of 382
Only just remembered after your post that the 'pull back to title card' ended at Elliot's eyeball.

Quantum computer? That's what this time machine/atom smasher/thingy is? White Rose built a boss-ass fast computer. The super sci-fi comes from this particular computer operating using some (halfassed) 'black box in/of parallel universes' to crunch impossible amounts of data (decrypt Darlene's key)? Elliot's dad's contributions being what led to the box. Did Elliot's dad tell him . . . if not what he's doing (did), at least provide an important understanding of/sharing his obsession with his interpretation of the theoretical implications of his work? Then they watch BTTF2? Then his first break with reality?


Trump's appearance is during Elliot's in-head rant. Still cool.
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post #324 of 382

"Elliot, I got your passion, but I got tickets to the Goo Goo Dolls reunion concert, so wrap this up, okay?"

 

This Edgar Wright-esque montage. The emoji people. Maybe the best use of INXS in anything ever.

 

And the title hasn't even appeared yet.

post #325 of 382

Ah man i didnt know the season started up again.

post #326 of 382
“Don’t mistake my generosity for generosity.”

I do kinda hope they kill off more major characters than GoT.
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“Don’t mistake my generosity for generosity.”

I do kinda hope they kill off more major characters than GoT.

 

I loved that line.

post #328 of 382

I never disliked the second season, as some did, but the current season is definitely on fire. Loved the first meeting between Mr. Robot and Krista. 

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“Don’t mistake my generosity for generosity.”

I do kinda hope they kill off more major characters than GoT.

 

Agreed, although, I have to say, well, the Joker already said it.

 

post #330 of 382
My god. That was intense. Mr Robot is literally killing it and all I have in my head is.. “Watching X files with no lights on”
post #331 of 382

That opening last episode with INXS's New Sensation might be my favorite scene of this show.  Sensational!

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That opening last episode with INXS's New Sensation might be my favorite scene of this show.  Sensational!

 

Agreed.

 

This week is getting insane. The Tyrell stuff is great. Irving is wonderful. Whiterose pinpointing Trump as a puppet candidate is the best satire they've pulled yet.

 

Also love how they've gone kinda Lynchian meets Split with how Robot manifests himself.

post #333 of 382

This season has been killer so far and that bit with Trump got a hearty laugh from me. This show is really something else.

post #334 of 382

Between this and Broad City, Trump took a nice beating tonight.

post #335 of 382

As he should. Until the end of time.

post #336 of 382
With a spiked bat.
post #337 of 382

I guess I'm the only one who met that Trump reference with eye-rolling. The rest was surprisingly top-notch, for an episode which featured so little of the main characters.

 

Bobby Cannavale is really underrated as an actor. I'd previously only seen him play the thuggish, menacing Gyp in Boardwalk Empire. This role is almost a complete 360 from that.

post #338 of 382
Cannavale is great. Irving is the show’s Saul Goodman.
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Cannavale is great. Irving is the show’s Saul Goodman.

 

And boy, did it need one.  It's interesting how he is giving the goofiest performance and is somehow still the most grounded character in the show.  His scene at the jail was the highlight for me.  I hope they keep bringing Leon back.  

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I guess I'm the only one who met that Trump reference with eye-rolling. The rest was surprisingly top-notch, for an episode which featured so little of the main characters.

 

Bobby Cannavale is really underrated as an actor. I'd previously only seen him play the thuggish, menacing Gyp in Boardwalk Empire. This role is almost a complete 360 from that.

Check out The Station Agent, he's great in that.

 

Am I going to have to start watching this show again? I gave up towards the end of season 2.

post #341 of 382
Yeah, so far the show has come out swinging.
post #342 of 382
They scored a turkey on these three episodes.
post #343 of 382
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Cannavale is great. Irving is the show’s Saul Goodman.


What's great is that he's Mike in Saul's skin. All folksy con man on the surface, but able to fix any situation that goes south, and will straight ice a dude without a second thought if he thinks it's necessary.

post #344 of 382
Would I watch a whole ep of Tyrell Wellick walking in the woods to Cypress Hill? You know it!
post #345 of 382

I'm also at a point where I will watch and enjoy anything with Bobby Cannavale.

 

INXS highlights one episode, then Cypris Hill.  Not to mention or forget the Gordon Lightfoot tune.

 

Love the music dude, Mac Quayle.

post #346 of 382

.... and i'm back to being lost, what the hell happened? What did i watch and miss between last weeks jail episode and this one.

post #347 of 382

This week was essentially "episode three" in that last week backtracked to explain Tyrell's disappearance.

 

Reportedly, next week's episode is a slobberknocker. USA is airing commercial-free. I'm guessing we're in for Stage 2.

post #348 of 382

JFC this episode.

 

 

Ever wondered what a Purge movie would look like if it was filmed like Birdman? Get on this shit now!

post #349 of 382
Lots of long takes. The whole episode seems like it was done in one take but I’m guessing it was about 4 it 5
post #350 of 382
I'm wondering if Elliot was more like his Mr. Robot persona before falling out that window. Betting we get a 'Primal Fear' type reveal when we learn it.
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