Mr. Robot | Psychological thriller. Thursdays on Amazon UK.

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PostMr. Robot | Psychological thriller. Thursdays on Amazon UK.
by Monkey Man » Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:03 pm

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Wednesdays in the US. Renewed for a 2nd season which started 13th July (US) & 14th July (Amazon Prime UK). 1st season is on Amazon Prime in the UK & started 21st July on Universal Channel. Renewed for a 3rd season which starts 11th October 2017.

MR. ROBOT follows Elliot (Rami Malek, “The Pacific”), a young programmer who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and as a vigilante hacker by night. Elliot finds himself at a crossroads when the mysterious leader (Christian Slater, “The Adderall Diaries”) of an underground hacker group recruits him to destroy the firm he is paid to protect. Compelled by his personal beliefs, Elliot struggles to resist the chance to take down the multinational CEOs he believes are running (and ruining) the world. The series also stars Portia Doubleday (“Her”), Carly Chaikin (“Suburgatory”) and Martin Wallström (“Simple Simon”).

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Cast - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4158110/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek)

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Mr Robot (Christian Slater)

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Angela Moss (Portia Doubleday)

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Darlene (Carly Chaikin)

Tyrell Wellick (Martin Wallström)
Krista Gordon (Gloria Reuben)
Gideon Goddard (Michel Gill)
Ollie Parker (Ben Rappaport)

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Reviews - 84% on metacritic - http://www.metacritic.com/tv/mr-robot



Grumpy David
Everyone should watch Mr Robot. Really strawberry floating good. Definitely adding to the regular viewing list.


HSH28
Yeah Mr Robot looks like its going to be quality.


Zartan
Blimey Mr Robot was rather good


Entertainment Weekly - A
Mr. Robot echoes Fight Club in its interest in how we live within ourselves—and live with ourselves—as people of conscience, and negotiate our relationship to society’s flawed, corrupt operating systems. The show may not click with everyone, but it left me electrified.

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/06/18/mr-robot-ew-review

RogerEbert.com - 90%
USA’s “Mr. Robot” might be the best show in the history of the network. (Sorry to fans of “Psych,” “Burn Notice,” “Suits” and “Monk”). It has that kind of potential. There’s a reason they took the premiere episode, which plays like a film, to the SXSW and Tribeca Film Festivals. It definitely has the best series premiere for the network that has struggled a bit to find a critical breakthrough in recent years. The first episode is riveting, driven by cinema-caliber direction from Niels Arden Oplev (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”), a razor-sharp script from Sam Esmail (“Comet”) and a fantastic performance from Rami Malek (“The Master”).

http://www.rogerebert.com/demanders/sum ... bot-humans

USAToday 88% -
You haven't quite seen a performance like Malek's, who drags us deeply into Elliot's wide-eyed psychosis and crushing loneliness, or a hero like Elliot--an unexpectedly sympathetic morphine addict with a history of delusions and psychotic breaks.... Who knows: Eventually he might even explain that title. Until then, enjoy a show that just might end up being named one of the summer's best.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/c ... /29106217/

Hitflix B+ -
"Mr. Robot" is compulsively watchable and interesting. It's a reminder that even the most well-worn cliches can still work with the right execution.

http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watchi ... rami-malek

Forbes
The Best Show Of The Summer And On Track To Be A Modern Classic

http://www.forbes.com/sites/merrillbarr ... sa-review/

Enjoyed the 1st episode a lot, as did quite a few people here so thought I'd chuck a thread together.


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PostRe: Mr. Robot - Psychological thriller debuts tonight in the US
by VeryNiceGuy » Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:33 pm

'Vigilante hacker by night'

Why the night? :lol:

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PostRe: Mr. Robot - Psychological thriller debuts tonight in the US
by Grumpy David » Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:58 pm

I enjoy being quoted in this way.

It really is a great pilot episode and I can't wait to see how the story progresses.

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PostRe: Mr. Robot - Psychological thriller debuts tonight in the US
by Meep » Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:22 pm

This will be interesting purely on seeing how the manage to make hacking look 'exciting', which is damn near impossible if you also go for realism.

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PostRe: Mr. Robot - Psychological thriller debuts tonight in the US
by HSH28 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:27 pm

VeryNiceGuy wrote:'Vigilante hacker by night'

Why the night? :lol:


Umm...he works during the day.

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PostRe: Mr. Robot - Psychological thriller debuts tonight in the US
by Zartan » Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:35 pm

Meep wrote:This will be interesting purely on seeing how the manage to make hacking look 'exciting', which is damn near impossible if you also go for realism.

By not using the act as the focus, the pilot was really, really good, bar the actual scene where they did actually where we see him messing with computers which just looked odd, but I guess they had to show him at work at some point.

But really watch it, the only problem I have seen is they have barraged twitch with adverts for it, which seems like an odd demographic for this, as it is a thriller

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PostRe: Mr. Robot - Psychological thriller debuts tonight in the US
by Monkey Man » Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:00 pm

Renewed for at least 10 eps in 2016 - http://tvline.com/2015/06/24/mr-robot-r ... a-network/

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PostRe: Mr. Robot - Psychological thriller debuts tonight in the US, Renewed!
by Irene Demova » Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:48 pm

I wasn't as hot on the pilot, the voiceover monologue was grating and the whole disability/disorder as a semi-superpower didn't sit too well. The whole thing was presented like a very straight faced look at schizophrenia except all of the protagonist's delusions were confirmed.

The coffee shop scene was especially bad He had really fast internet, it was too good to be true, I knew he must be doing something wrong

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PostRe: Mr. Robot - Psychological thriller debuts tonight in the US, Renewed!
by chalkitdown » Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:16 am

I was wary of watching this given that it's on USA and they excel at turning interesting concepts into procedural shows where the plot only advances in the first and last episodes of the season, but then I read that the creator plans for it to be 100% serialized. :mrgreen: Awesome.

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PostRe: Mr. Robot - Psychological thriller debuts tonight in the US, Renewed!
by Irene Demova » Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:41 am

chalkitdown wrote:I was wary of watching this given that it's on USA and they excel at turning interesting concepts into procedural shows where the plot only advances in the first and last episodes of the season, but then I read that the creator plans for it to be 100% serialized. :mrgreen: Awesome.

USA do seem to be trying to move away from that, Graceland for example is rubbish but it does have a main plot that is always being built up instead of story of the week.

I hope they do because more stations commissioning shows that at least look interesting can only be good

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PostRe: Mr. Robot - Psychological thriller debuts tonight in the US
by VeryNiceGuy » Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:32 am

HSH28 wrote:
VeryNiceGuy wrote:'Vigilante hacker by night'

Why the night? :lol:


Umm...he works during the day.


Shut up.

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PostRe: Mr. Robot - Psychological thriller debuts in the US, Renewed!
by Ironhide » Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:05 pm

Really enjoyed the 1st episode and will definitely be watching the 2nd, hope it doesn't turn into a 'case of the week' show.

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PostRe: Mr. Robot - Psychological thriller, Wednesdays in the US, Renewed!
by chalkitdown » Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:02 am

Well that was a damn fine first episode! The best I've seen since the Walking Dead pilot. I watched the online version from a while back, I presume the profanity won't make it to the broadcast version? I can see his being one of the best shows of the year if they can keep the quality up. I'm glad it got renewed for season 2 already but at the same time I really hope they don't run it into the ground. It seems like a concept that could only last a few years at most.

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PostRe: Mr. Robot - Psychological thriller, Wednesdays in the US, Renewed!
by Monkey Man » Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:55 pm

Good 2nd episode, going off a pier is not the best start to his withdrawal. Good they're building up the other characters especially the ladies more.

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PostRe: Mr. Robot - Psychological thriller, Wednesdays in the US, Renewed!
by Ironhide » Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:13 pm

2nd episode was great.

Just how stupid is Elliots co-worker/friend's bf for sticking that CD in his laptop without doing a virus/malware scan?

Mr Robot reminds me of Hank Scorpio with his eccentric manner.

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PostRe: Mr. Robot - Psychological thriller, Wednesdays in the US, Renewed!
by chalkitdown » Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:39 pm

That was a decent second ep. Not really feeling the EvilCorp boss, though. He seems a little OTT for a show otherwise grounded in reality. Although maybe that's the point, I'm not even sure if he's real or not. :lol:

How far was that drop at the end?

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PostRe: Mr. Robot - Psychological thriller, Wednesdays in the US, Renewed!
by Ironhide » Sat Jul 04, 2015 5:11 pm

About 8-10 feet, onto wet sand and assorted litter, probably a nasty fall but nothing too bad for someone with average fitness/strength.

I reckon he's broken his arm, he mentioned breaking it before so i guess that was a bit of foreshadowing

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PostRe: Mr. Robot - Psychological thriller, Wednesdays in the US, Renewed!
by chalkitdown » Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:49 pm

A little too on the nose with the Fight Club reference at the beginning of this week's episode. :lol: Got some great American Psycho vibes from this episode, too. :datass: Angela' boyfriend is such a douchecunt. :fp: Can't stand him.

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PostRe: Mr. Robot - Psychological thriller, Wednesdays in the US, Renewed!
by Tineash » Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:21 pm

Is this "good" like Arrow, or actually good, like Good Wife (for example)?

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PostRe: Mr. Robot - Psychological thriller, Wednesdays in the US, Renewed!
by chalkitdown » Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:41 pm

It's nothing like Arrow. It's a proper drama. Probably belongs on the likes of HBO more so than USA.


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