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I'm about to sit down and watch the season 3 premiere of Mr. Robot.  Does anyone else watch it here?

I saw a 7 minute spoiler last night on YouTube and got worried, especially after Sam Esmail's interview saying he wanted to add "levity" to this wonderfully dark techno-psycho thriller, which a good friend turned me onto a while back.  Hopefully, it won't disappoint...

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BEER-----> Watched it - good start. Is the end near? hehe

BELCH

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EARTH-----> I think I need to watch the last season again because I lost interest, and not sure why.  Like the first season, but for some reason season 2 just lost me.  Know why?

It's fun following a beerbelch post; our resident Hitman.

NUT  (aka Resident Dingbat)

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Sigh of relief  here.  Good premier.  Earthnut, it's a commitment.  Beer, I would've thought the end was near sooner! 

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On 10/13/2017 at 11:02 PM, Gotham Gal said:

Sigh of relief  here.  Good premier.  Earthnut, it's a commitment.  Beer, I would've thought the end was near sooner! 

What do you mean it's a committment, to the show or the character, or something else?  :wtf:

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Earthnut--

I think overall, the storylines on Mr. Robot require more attention to detail than most other shows.  (Both from a writing and viewing standpoint.)

The characters' motives are also hard to discern, which is part of the story to be sure, but which nonetheless makes them less relatable.  

While it's not necessary to like our characters, we must minimally care about what happens to them.  That can be a challenge when we can't quite tell what, in fact, is happening to them, which is frequently the case in Mr. Robot.

There's also the necessity to suspend disbelief. Or append belief, if you're in the parallel universe camp (i'm not.)  Along with that, there's a trust issue, both with the storyteller (Esmail) and the main character, Elliot, an unreliable narrator, and who also happens to break the fourth wall regularly. 

I think this sub-sub-genre is particularly challenging, and so far at least, I admire Esmail's exploration of it.

JMHO, of course :)

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13 hours ago, Gotham Gal said:

Earthnut--

I think overall, the storylines on Mr. Robot require more attention to detail than most other shows.  (Both from a writing and viewing standpoint.)

The characters' motives are also hard to discern, which is part of the story to be sure, but which nonetheless makes them less relatable.  

While it's not necessary to like our characters, we must minimally care about what happens to them.  That can be a challenge when we can't quite tell what, in fact, is happening to them, which is frequently the case in Mr. Robot.

There's also the necessity to suspend disbelief. Or append belief, if you're in the parallel universe camp (i'm not.)  Along with that, there's a trust issue, both with the storyteller (Esmail) and the main character, Elliot, an unreliable narrator, and who also happens to break the fourth wall regularly. 

I think this sub-sub-genre is particularly challenging, and so far at least, I admire Esmail's exploration of it.

JMHO, of course :)

Thank you G G for taking the time to reply to my question.  I really do appreciate it.  :hug: I will watch it again, and when I do it will be with a different perspective.   Have a few other things to watch first, but will do my best to get back to you eventually.  :ouroborous:

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BEER----> The last episode was easy to understand. Maybe this is Phase 2.

BELCH

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Beer, Wednesday night's episode' runtime error 'was fantastic--phase 2.  That's Sam Esmail competing for a director's award.

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BEER------> Yup, listened to him (Sam) after the show. Pretty interesting guy. This season is going good.

BELCH

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