Posts Tagged ‘Mr Robot’

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Mr. Robot 2×12 ‘eps2.9pyth0n-pt2.p7z’: Stage 2

Mr. Robot had a lot to live up to.  A lot.  This finale had to justify all of the waiting, all of the side tracks, all of the tediousness of some of its more long-winded episodes.  Because this season certainly wasn’t as good as the first one, if only because it got grander without producing […]

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Mr. Robot 2×11 ‘eps2.9pyth0n-pt1.p7z’: The impending apocalypse

If there’s one thing that has made this season more frustrating than the last, it’s the way that it seems to meander, how the characters are being taken through what really is some fascinating progression, but that it all is taking twice as long as it should to happen. What happened with Elliot in the […]

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Mr. Robot 2×10 ‘eps2.8h1dden-pr0cess.axx’: In over their heads

Mr. Robot really is at its best when it decides to become a thriller.  Part of me enjoys when the show digs into the existential crises associated with living in the world today, but Mr. Robot has never really nailed that.  Sometimes, it absolutely excels at it, such as when we see Darlene struggle to […]

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Mr Robot 2×09 ‘eps2.7init5.fve’: Conflicting personalities

I don’t usually assess an episode of television by my emotional response to it, but that response is an important part of how we look at art.  When I watch The Leftovers, I connect with it on a very personal level, as it reminds me of the loss that I’ve experienced and how difficult it […]

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Mr Robot 2×08 ‘eps2.6succ3ss0r.p12’: Circling the drain

There are a couple storylines that work well for Mr. Robot at this point.  The best one of these is the slow deterioration of fsociety after the FBI and the Dark Army continue to target them.  It’s the most realistic story the show can tell, as the 5/9 hack wasn’t going to save the world, […]

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Mr. Robot 2×07 ‘eps2.5h4ndshake.sme’: All an illusion

Oh, plot twists. Sometimes they’re a great way to inject some excitement into a storyline, to say something new and interesting about the thematic ideas at play. Other times they’re a sad attempt to keep the story interesting, a gimmick more than anything else. Good twists usually elicit some sort of “whoa” reaction; they go […]

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Mr. Robot 2×06 ‘eps2.4m4ster-s1ave.aes’: Necessary compromise

Mr. Robot had such a concise first season, not only because it just had ten average-sized episodes (minus an extended pilot), but because it had enough plot to fill all of those episodes. The more I watch this second season, which has now reached the halfway point, the more I’m realizing that it’s not just […]

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Mr. Robot 2×05 ‘eps2.3logic-b0mb.hc’: Ceding control

This has really been the first point this season that I’ve felt the jitters I had when I watched the first season of Mr. Robot. There was something particularly exciting about watching Elliot try to navigate some sort of high-tension situation, about watching him deal with a moral issue like those he dealt with in […]

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Mr. Robot 2×04 ‘eps2.2init1.asec’: Hopes of a dreamer

I really don’t want to spend the entire review griping about the runtime of this season’s episodes of Mr. Robot, but since last episode wasn’t an isolated incident (this episode was VERY long, clocking in at 65 minutes without commercials), I have to talk a little more about it. Television is a medium that thrives […]

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Mr. Robot 2×03 ‘eps2.1k3rnel-pan1c.ksd’: The fallacy of control

Do you guys remember Sons of Anarchy?  That biker show that was pretty good for a few seasons, but went insane when it hit Season 6 because Kurt Sutter’s scripts were so obnoxiously self-indulgent?  Well, this episode of Mr. Robot kind of reminded me of Sons of Anarchy, not because of any of the content, […]

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Mr. Robot 2×01 – 2×02 ‘eps2.0_unm4sk-pt1.tc / eps2.0_unm4sk-pt2.tc”: The impossibility of revolution

If there’s one concern I’ve always had about Mr. Robot, it’s that it sometimes keeps its head in the clouds without coming down for a reality check.  There’s something true about its criticism of the way that technology infects our lives.  We’re dependent on it to keep us deluded, we look at news that reinforces […]