the new USA show MR. ROBOT: the rise of Rami Malek and the inexplicable solidness of Christian Slater

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YOOOOOOO is anyone watching this show? this came out of nowhere, is on a network not exactly known for prestige and is pretty remarkable in its first 2 episodes. basically an anonymous type hacking group vs a diabolical megacorporation. it does so many things that shouldn't work - extreme voiceover, making its political views so blatant - but they do work.

http://www.ew.com/sites/default/files/i/2015/04/27/mr-robot-society.jpg

slothroprhymes, Thursday, 9 July 2015 03:39 (eight years ago) link

er rather

http://www.ew.com/sites/default/files/i/2015/04/27/mr-robot-society.jpg

slothroprhymes, Thursday, 9 July 2015 03:40 (eight years ago) link

ok lol I'm drunkish and can't post w/e this show rules. watch it.

slothroprhymes, Thursday, 9 July 2015 03:41 (eight years ago) link

this is so fuckin good

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 9 July 2015 05:02 (eight years ago) link

like some of the dialogue ("thats....when i decided to hack you") & a little of the fsociety stuff (dropping OWS clips into the agit-prop vid starring a guy in a sub-Fawkes mask lol) is too on-the-nose, but i could see this dropping some of the more overt signifiers & getting even better. the paranoia is so nicely screwed in.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 9 July 2015 05:06 (eight years ago) link

the voiceover actually is really what makes this work i think like

except for that second episode hiccup ("did he let me?") it almost seems to be operating at just the same speed as the viewer, which is impressive

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 9 July 2015 05:08 (eight years ago) link

this is basically just Dexter. pretty cool so far tho

Spottie, Thursday, 9 July 2015 07:03 (eight years ago) link

I watched the first 2 eps & it was okay, but im not gonna stick w it

hoos is prob the #1 target demo fwiw

johnny crunch, Thursday, 9 July 2015 13:49 (eight years ago) link

At first I didn't think I'd be able to handle that bug-eyed freak staring at me for an hour a week (not even getting into the Christian Slater factor), but this is actually not terrible. It has a better grasp of computers than CSI: Cyber, which is nice. As summer TV goes, we could all do a lot worse.

NB: The big discussion around the show is how much of it/how many major characters (Mr. Robot in particular) are actually the main dude's Tyler Durden-like hallucinations. I'm not sure yet whether the eventual reveal will make it more or less interesting.

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Thursday, 9 July 2015 14:52 (eight years ago) link

this is basically just Dexter. pretty cool so far tho

― Spottie, Thursday, July 9, 2015 7:03 AM (8 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

idg the comparison here

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 9 July 2015 15:16 (eight years ago) link

alienated from society, walks around with a voiceover describing how he doesn't fit in but he wears a mask and pretends to.

that seems pretty much the emotional appeal of both shows to me.

got bent (mild cheezed off vibes) (s.clover), Thursday, 9 July 2015 15:33 (eight years ago) link

I definitely get the Dexter comparison. Narration from the main character, a job that runs in parallel to criminal dealings, empathy for the dude even if he's doing some bad stuff

on the other hand, I really hope they keep going with the unreliable narration angle

Upright Mammal (mh), Thursday, 9 July 2015 15:47 (eight years ago) link

haven't watched the third one, but did anyone else get a vibe from the first couple that Christian Slater's character could possibly not exist?

Upright Mammal (mh), Thursday, 9 July 2015 15:48 (eight years ago) link

I really enjoyed the first episode, i really like the look of the show, can't believe its on USA tbh

was fun to see slater again! i forget how distinctive he is in his mannerisms and way he talks

where is the kid from? he's great

kurt kobaïan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 9 July 2015 15:50 (eight years ago) link

haven't watched the third one, but did anyone else get a vibe from the first couple that Christian Slater's character could possibly not exist?

― Upright Mammal (mh), Thursday, July 9, 2015 3:48 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

ya def, though imo he throws the whole fsociety squad into question too--we see them interact with him separately from elliot, don't we?

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 9 July 2015 17:06 (eight years ago) link

xp he's most notably burned into my brain due to a particularly horrific scene in THE PACIFIC, in which he is great and kind of terrifying

also in one of the twilight movies, the master, short term 12, the oldboy remake, a bunch of TV besides the pacific including 24

slothroprhymes, Thursday, 9 July 2015 17:49 (eight years ago) link

really hope that slater isn't a tyler durden character, that would be lame

i've also only watched 2 eps but i am definitely into it, this + unreal = a shockingly good tv summer

Bouncy Castlevania (Will M.), Thursday, 9 July 2015 19:21 (eight years ago) link

I would try UnReal if it was on Hulu.

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Thursday, 9 July 2015 19:35 (eight years ago) link

due to a particularly horrific scene in THE PACIFIC

omg i forgot about this and i wish it had stayed forgotten

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 9 July 2015 19:38 (eight years ago) link

I'm sorry man :/ I legit have never forgotten it

slothroprhymes, Friday, 10 July 2015 01:47 (eight years ago) link

two weeks pass...

this show is 5 eps in and despite being an absurd high-wire act that seems like it could fall apart at any second it has remained fucking great

the drug trip episode was amazing, the heist too

extremely lag∞n postings voice (slothroprhymes), Friday, 24 July 2015 01:49 (eight years ago) link

I like that it's been breaking out of Eliot's perspective in the last couple eps, it's helped open up the world and make the whole thing feel a little less adolescent

the naive cockney chorus (Simon H.), Friday, 24 July 2015 01:51 (eight years ago) link

exactly! like as much as I admire its commitment to Elliot's viewpoint overall because it's reflected in such a strong voice the supporting characters have their own - albeit occasionally nebulous - voice and agency, especially angela and the drug dealer (I can't remember anyone's name atm I'm a tad tipsy)

extremely lag∞n postings voice (slothroprhymes), Friday, 24 July 2015 01:56 (eight years ago) link

the corporate swede and even the now locked up dope connect as well provide really strong impressions in their POV scenes

extremely lag∞n postings voice (slothroprhymes), Friday, 24 July 2015 01:58 (eight years ago) link

Can't watch it anymore - it's become one of those shows that's only accessible on Hulu if you have cable. Of course, if I had cable, I wouldn't be watching shows on fucking Hulu.

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Friday, 24 July 2015 02:10 (eight years ago) link

just use one of the questionably legal sites man it's worth it!

extremely lag∞n postings voice (slothroprhymes), Friday, 24 July 2015 02:32 (eight years ago) link

(or borrow a cable password from somebody)

extremely lag∞n postings voice (slothroprhymes), Friday, 24 July 2015 02:33 (eight years ago) link

Totally enjoying this. The plotting is fine, but it's mostly the production -- so well made, very Fincher-y but with its own subdued weirdness -- and the cast. Rami Malek especially, but most of the leads are good, especially the women. Christian Slater is basically doing his Pump Up the Volume character 25 years on, which is ok but I'm glad he's not the focus of the show.

getting Jim McKay to direct a bunch of it was a good call

the naive cockney chorus (Simon H.), Friday, 24 July 2015 03:42 (eight years ago) link

haven't watched the third one, but did anyone else get a vibe from the first couple that Christian Slater's character could possibly not exist?

― Upright Mammal (mh), Thursday, July 9, 2015 11:48 AM (2 weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this seems altogether possible considering that the point of the show is to carry out Tyler Durden's dream?

mystified that people are excited about this boring show, death to voiceover.

teenage good-ass kinja turtles (some dude), Friday, 24 July 2015 03:46 (eight years ago) link

al do you even like fun

extremely lag∞n postings voice (slothroprhymes), Friday, 24 July 2015 03:59 (eight years ago) link

afaict no

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 24 July 2015 05:06 (eight years ago) link

i mean when christian slater is the most fun thing about your show, i question how fun your show is

teenage good-ass kinja turtles (some dude), Friday, 24 July 2015 05:13 (eight years ago) link

entertaining prob a better word than fun, and unpredictable

voiceover is good here if only bc it's so thoroughly subjective to elliot, it doesn't exist (for the most part) to fill in storytelling gaps, it puts you in this damaged mind in a way that another method couldn't.

and sure I suppoze it can be compared to having the "anti-corporate 4 life skate or die mannnnn" viewpoint of fight club or w/e but I think it's manifested with greater complexity by far here, there is nuance that's not present in fight club - like the hackers question what their revolution would actually accomplish at times instead of being true believers all the way

extremely lag∞n postings voice (slothroprhymes), Friday, 24 July 2015 11:49 (eight years ago) link

also, while the anti-corporate viewpoint (that admittedly sometimes resembles that of someone who just read no logo or something) might seem like nothin new to a lot of us in a place like ILX, I'm still somewhat surprised that it's being paid for by nbc/universal.

extremely lag∞n postings voice (slothroprhymes), Friday, 24 July 2015 11:52 (eight years ago) link

then again the counterargument as voiced in that one black mirror episode is that that's part of the plan so, shit.

this show rules

extremely lag∞n postings voice (slothroprhymes), Friday, 24 July 2015 11:54 (eight years ago) link

the show is definitely getting increasingly fun. I've come to really like the trio of women, esp Shayla, who got the best line of this last episode ("...Obamacare.")

the naive cockney chorus (Simon H.), Friday, 24 July 2015 11:59 (eight years ago) link

the voiceover is interesting because half the time he addresses "you" and it's obviously something else in his head that he's talking to

or he's talking to christian slater

Upright Mammal (mh), Friday, 24 July 2015 13:30 (eight years ago) link

imo the ideal would be that by the end of the season we find out, in a casual way, that Eliot's been hallucinating Slater, but only some of the time.

the naive cockney chorus (Simon H.), Friday, 24 July 2015 14:08 (eight years ago) link

enough ppl have been addressing slater directly that i'm beginning to think he might be a real person, but that wouldn't stop elliot from hallucinating him in certain situations necessarily given how often he hallucinates in general, so that could make sense

extremely lag∞n postings voice (slothroprhymes), Friday, 24 July 2015 14:42 (eight years ago) link

I think (hope) the show's too smart to steal the Tyler Durden riff wholecloth. It's Durden-esque enough without having him actually be imaginary. I feel like it teased that idea early on, when he goes back to the boardwalk and they're all gone, but then resolved that they are actually real.

i dunno if people have been addressing slater directly - it always seems a bit ambiguous to me whether they're speaking to him or elliott.

bizarro gazzara, Friday, 24 July 2015 14:47 (eight years ago) link

i can't help thinking of this show as 'mr rowboat' for some reason btw

bizarro gazzara, Friday, 24 July 2015 14:47 (eight years ago) link

pleeeease don't fight club

tender is the late-night daypart (schlump), Sunday, 26 July 2015 11:09 (eight years ago) link

so yeah i guess they did just kinda flirt with this & then back away from it

i wish to take a long drive to the sounds of this show's synth score

tender is the late-night daypart (schlump), Sunday, 26 July 2015 14:36 (eight years ago) link

although slater does speak to other characters in the last episode, Elliot isn't involved in the conversation and is almost invisible in his black clothes against a black arcade machine. when slater storms off after arguing with darlene Elliot steps in and starts talking - they never interact with the other characters at the same time. there's definitely a case to be made that elliot and Mr rowboat are alternate personalities, as much as I hope they're just fucking with us.

bizarro gazzara, Sunday, 26 July 2015 16:37 (eight years ago) link

yeah i was eagle eyeing that and actually enjoyed the degree to which it felt like they were fucking with us by having robot's voice literally in elliot's head during the steel mountain sequence

also lol @ 'steel mountain,' are we all aware of irl offsite data storage facility 'iron mountain'

http://beforeitsnews.com/contributor/upload/291278/images/iron-mountain.png

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, 26 July 2015 19:58 (eight years ago) link

iron mountain was one of my company's clients :/

extremely lag∞n postings voice (slothroprhymes), Sunday, 26 July 2015 20:02 (eight years ago) link

my last job used iron mountain for everything!

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, 26 July 2015 20:21 (eight years ago) link

oh god, I did watch the bit with the spoiler. there were rumors that there was some sort of behind the scenes drama behind that

stylish but illegal (Simon H.), Saturday, 16 January 2021 18:29 (three years ago) link

I thought S4/E4 was one of the best in a while: Elliot and Mr. Robot and Tyrell wandering in the woods (like "Pine Barrens" in The Sopranos, or Saul and Mike stranded in the desert in Better Call Saul), DiPierro's dream, plus a couple of memorable character bits, Tobias the Santa and the cashier at the gas station. I have no idea where any of this going, and I haven't checked ahead, but I have a prediction: Tyrell is another part of Elliot. There was a hint a couple of episodes ago that there was a third part to Elliot's id--the part that Darlene was talking to about Vera's return--and then that was dropped. Elliot and Tyrell being one and the same doesn't make sense a thousand different ways, but then Tyrell never made a whole lot of sense either.

I didn't know till I looked her up that Grace Gummer is Meryl Streep's daughter. How could I? It's not like she looks and sounds exactly like the Meryl Streep of The Deer Hunter and Kramer vs. Kramer or anything.

clemenza, Tuesday, 19 January 2021 00:39 (three years ago) link

As much as I liked E4, that's how drawn-out I found E5. The near-wordlessness of it was somewhat audacious, but that meant 1) a lengthy heist montage; not a fan of heist montages, least of all one that mostly takes place on computers (I was lost), and 2) a lengthy chase scene; whether in cars or on foot (Elliot's sudden transformation into Usain Bolt was impressive), ditto.

I'm baffled as to how Vera ultimately figures into this. Unless it all ends with a Tarantino shootout in an abandoned warehouse, and they just need an extra body on hand.

clemenza, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 00:22 (three years ago) link

E6 (Part One, Part Two...) was bizarre. I thought, towards the end, that the big revelation about Elliot was a ruse improvised by him and Krista (earlier, Elliot had told her "He's looking for a show"). Dramatically, the revelation does seem a little pat.

The guy who plays Vera is so over-the-top, I actually enjoy the character on a Dr. Strangelove level. Sometimes he's a little scary, but mostly it's just laughs. His references to Frost/Nixon and Fox & Friends...yeah, sure. Black Army psycho Janice, though, she's really scary.

clemenza, Thursday, 21 January 2021 02:51 (three years ago) link

Oh yeah I didn't like that part. Vera was a ludicrous creation.

DJI, Thursday, 21 January 2021 04:49 (three years ago) link

Many beautiful images in E10.

https://phildellio.tripod.com/darlene.jpg

clemenza, Thursday, 21 January 2021 18:48 (three years ago) link

God, there was a lot of grandiloquent speechifying in those last two or three episodes. I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks everything should have ended with the E10 scene of Darlene and Dom in the park, just after Darlene finishes up with the bank accounts. That was great. Ending there would have left a lot unexplained, but now that I've seen the explanations, that would have been a lot more coherent.

My prediction above about Tyrell was wrong. I still don't understand what was going on with that character.

clemenza, Friday, 22 January 2021 06:40 (three years ago) link

He made sense early on as Patrick Bateman. The last couple of seasons, not at all.

clemenza, Friday, 22 January 2021 06:44 (three years ago) link

Remember when I was watching it I thought that was a pretty great ending and then being surprised when I found out there were a few more episodes to go xp

groovypanda, Friday, 22 January 2021 09:15 (three years ago) link

I did really like that 20 minutes or so of Elliot's shadow life, the one where he's engaged to Angela. That could have worked as an ending too; it would have been baffling, but I would have been okay with that. Very reminiscent of the Sopranos episode where Tony fantasizes some other life as a businessman (when he was on his deathbed, I think), and Six Feet Under tried that briefly too (Nate and David in the van, headed out to the beach). It's not the same thing, but The Leftovers episode that flashed back to the day leading up to the departure had the same feeling.

clemenza, Saturday, 23 January 2021 19:20 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

I finally came back to this show after watching S1 when it aired - so many negative opinions about S2 that I figured I wouldn't like it. I ended up really liking S2 with reservations, and S3-4 were even better. the directing, performances, and score carry a lot of the weight on this show through some wheel-spinning, but I liked pretty much every weird additional mystery and twist. it felt much more planned out than, say, LOST. The one thing I consistently found weak was the dialogue, though I liked a lot of the 4th-wall-breaking voiceover stuff and I usually don't like voiceover. it's just so well-integrated here. finale was pretty drawn-out and I would have preferred a trimmer, less explain-y ending, but overall a satisfying end to the show

Vinnie, Monday, 19 April 2021 06:25 (three years ago) link

still need to watch the 2-part finale lol

voodoo chili, Monday, 19 April 2021 14:57 (three years ago) link

four months pass...

Just watched s1.

The Swedish guy rmeinded me of Jeremy / Sebastian from Naked which made it amusing, until it was less amusing. Kept thinking of Aranovksy's PI as well, both in tone and also specifics like the paranoid voiceover, the neighbour girl, electronica soundtrack etc.

Not read this thread past that point so nae spoilers if possible.

Noel Emits, Sunday, 12 September 2021 12:40 (two years ago) link

An unreasonable ask, I realise.

Noel Emits, Sunday, 12 September 2021 14:36 (two years ago) link

This, like Legion, was a show I was obsessively into and then just suddenly stopped watching in S2. I might pick it back up some time.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 13 September 2021 04:00 (two years ago) link

I do that with quite a few shows cos I generally pick up DVD sets here and there and have to be invested or intrigued enough to continue. I guess I was partly fishing for opinions on whether it's worth going all in to the end (end?).

Noel Emits, Monday, 13 September 2021 10:28 (two years ago) link

Yeah, I would guess that it's a show that works better as a binge than as something with extended gaps between episodes. There are certain conceits that felt very grueling when dragged out over the course of weeks that I can imagine being much cooler if viewed over the course of hours. And since you are apparently avoiding spoilers upthread, I will tell you that the general consensus of those who stuck it out is that the show did a kind of remarkable job of landing on its feet in the end. Given how completely insane it gets at times, I'm still a little surprised.

Marty J. Bilge (Old Lunch), Monday, 13 September 2021 12:30 (two years ago) link

S2 can be a struggle but after that the show finds a groove that's consistently watchable and sometimes great

in a bar, under the (seandalai), Monday, 13 September 2021 12:50 (two years ago) link

This, like Legion, was a show I was obsessively into and then just suddenly stopped watching in S2. I might pick it back up some time.

― Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, September 13, 2021 12:00 AM (ten hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

I was exactly the same with both of these shows. Loved S1, bailed like 2 episodes into S2.

Piven After Midnight (The Yellow Kid), Monday, 13 September 2021 14:05 (two years ago) link

Legion was great but also kind of emotionally exhausting too

Jaime Pressly and America (f. hazel), Monday, 13 September 2021 14:15 (two years ago) link

i keep forgetting that i have two episodes left in this show

grove street (party) direction (voodoo chili), Monday, 13 September 2021 14:41 (two years ago) link

i posted almost the exact same thing five months ago, go figure

grove street (party) direction (voodoo chili), Monday, 13 September 2021 14:42 (two years ago) link

I kinda mentioned above but S3 and S4 are excellent. I enjoyed S2 but it was the weakest of the seasons

Vinnie, Monday, 13 September 2021 15:07 (two years ago) link

I really enjoyed the first season and bailed on the stodgy 2nd, went back a few yes later and watched it to finish, great show, Rami's casting was perfect as his performance is astonishing, at times, completely sold the nerdy ego vrs the complex vulnerability of his character

Swanswans, Monday, 13 September 2021 15:46 (two years ago) link

I want to watch Comet again but I don’t know if I’ll be able to replicate the exact way the edible hit me 30 minutes into my first viewing.

papal hotwife (milo z), Monday, 13 September 2021 18:02 (two years ago) link

seeing ramy on james bond posters now is kinda weird

think “Gypsy-Pixie” and misspelled. (We are a white family.) (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 15 September 2021 20:44 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

Was thinking of starting Esmail's Leave the World Behind this weekend--anyone seen it?

clemenza, Friday, 8 December 2023 22:25 (five months ago) link

Watched it last night. Mostly pretty decent but it falls apart in the last 15 minutes by over-explaining and being so on the nose. Hitchcock didn’t tell us why the birds were rebelling against Man…

papal hotwife (milo z), Sunday, 10 December 2023 15:51 (five months ago) link

I'm halfway through and it's really starting to feel like M. Night Shyamalan.

clemenza, Sunday, 10 December 2023 16:34 (five months ago) link

that was definitely a movie by Sam Esmail

ɥɯ ︵ (°□°) (mh), Monday, 18 December 2023 03:32 (five months ago) link

I liked the book, will watch the movie eventually.

jaymc, Monday, 18 December 2023 04:27 (five months ago) link

By the end, I liked about half of it: the sinister massed deer, the Tesla pile-up, clunky dancing to "Too Close." In terms of sounding an alarm, I didn't think it was all that convincing.

clemenza, Monday, 18 December 2023 04:28 (five months ago) link

imo the entire apocalyptic background and happenings were window dressing for the actual plot mechanic: the lack of trust and basic human connection necessary for survival when every person has their own preconceived notions and agendas that are ultimately irrelevant

having the one seemingly paranoid character be not that much into conspiracy theories (he was just reacting to the factual information he had) was a choice

ɥɯ ︵ (°□°) (mh), Monday, 18 December 2023 16:31 (five months ago) link

i still enjoy esmail's visual style but this was all a bit of silliness. good performances, but didn't really have anything to say.

kissinger on my list (voodoo chili), Monday, 18 December 2023 16:35 (five months ago) link

This was a really good movie, sort of frustrated by the massive online chorus of "Why did it not end with rescue and hugzzzzz"

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 18 December 2023 16:36 (five months ago) link

it falls apart in the last 15 minutes by over-explaining and being so on the nose.

only if you think of the "explanation" presented by the character as having anything to do with what's actually happening

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 18 December 2023 16:37 (five months ago) link

i will concede that the Julia Roberts / Ruth dialogue in the shed near the end is too on the nose

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 18 December 2023 16:37 (five months ago) link

The very ending--what the strange daughter did--was one of my favourite parts. Kind of obvious, I know, but in a good way: felt like it had to end that way.

clemenza, Monday, 18 December 2023 16:37 (five months ago) link

ps the involvement of Barack and Michelle in this movie has created an entire online ecosystem of people who think it's a leak of plans for the impending satanic NWO takeover

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 18 December 2023 16:42 (five months ago) link

it’s funny that a bunch of people online think the 13 year old was weird when she just wants to finish the one thing that was interrupted. maybe the wide-eyed stare at all the weird shit was part of it?

i’m sure each character maps on to some psychological archetype in some way

ɥɯ ︵ (°□°) (mh), Monday, 18 December 2023 16:47 (five months ago) link

xp I can see where the Obamas as producers (they just have a Netflix production deal, who cares) is hatching some conspiracy theories but I doubt they’re that hands-on

conversely, I was aware of the production credit and when Ali and Hawke’s characters are negotiating with Bacon’s, I thought “both of these guys are different parts of Obama’s internal dialogue”

ɥɯ ︵ (°□°) (mh), Monday, 18 December 2023 16:50 (five months ago) link

I actually love that there's just that one shot kind of hauntingly establishing there's a woman inside Danny's house, wife, daughter, doesn't matter

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 18 December 2023 16:53 (five months ago) link

only if you think of the "explanation" presented by the character as having anything to do with what's actually happening

I don't think his speech has to be the 'real story' - it was an retelling of things we'd already seen (cars going haywire, transport isolating everyone, communication down, etc.) turned into a narrative. The viewers all got to make that narrative up as we watched, having the prepper lay it out at the very end was unnecessary. (If that conversation came halfway or two thirds in, maybe, but it acted as a summation.)

papal hotwife (milo z), Monday, 18 December 2023 16:55 (five months ago) link

it was F Society, obviously

anyone else spot the E Corp logo on the meal kit buckets in the back of the pickup at the beginning?

ɥɯ ︵ (°□°) (mh), Monday, 18 December 2023 16:59 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

this was super entertaining. great cinema? probably not but a thoroughly enjoyable 2+ hours. I loved the ending. Also it's an interesting choice to put Hawke and Bacon in the same movie as they are morphing into the same guy as they age.

I? not I! He! He! HIM! (akm), Sunday, 7 January 2024 16:44 (four months ago) link

four months pass...

I think this is my third go-around with Mr. Robot--just starting S3--and honest to god, Tyrell and Joanna Wellick are the two most puzzling characters I've ever encountered in a TV show.

clemenza, Monday, 13 May 2024 02:47 (two weeks ago) link

Perplexing, not puzzling--meant to use a stronger word.

clemenza, Monday, 13 May 2024 02:48 (two weeks ago) link

they just have strong bdsm vibes, that's all

ɥɯ ︵ (°□°) (mh), Monday, 13 May 2024 14:25 (two weeks ago) link

That might be the only thing I understand about them. I was thinking more in terms of their relationship to fSociety and Elliot and everything that transpires. I spent the first season wondering which side Tyler was on and the second season wondering if he was Elliot himself. And she's even more confounding to me.

clemenza, Monday, 13 May 2024 14:43 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi71x5hoaN8

clemenza, Monday, 13 May 2024 16:08 (two weeks ago) link


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