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  1. speedcouch

    speedcouch Geekneck

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    Anyone else watch this? It's done by Sam Esmail, the creater of Mr. Robot and stars Julia Roberts and Bobby Cannaval (from Mr. Robot and Boardwalk Empire). Also the guy who played Nucky's brother in BE). It's a little slow starting, but still pretty good. Just 30-minute episodes. Curious to hear what others thought of it?

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  2. VegasVic

    VegasVic Craps Player

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    Never heard of this but the cast is very good (BE fan). I'll check it out.
     
  3. Dirk Legume

    Dirk Legume Well-Known Member

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    We finished it yesterday. We liked it. It was interesting, but we had questions. Each episode does move fairly quickly. There were several where we got to the end credits and I was surprised a 1/2 hour had gone by.
     
  4. jr461

    jr461 Well-Known Member

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    I found the story slow moving and bailed after 5 episodes. The episodes went quickly because they’re so short. If these were 50-55 min episodes I wouldn’t have lasted that long.

    My wife OTOH liked it.
     
  5. Regina

    Regina I've got Jewbs!

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    Loved it-stayed up til 1am to binge the whole thing. Still a couple of unanswered questions-but overall so well done.

    I'm a big Sam Esmail/Mr. Robot fan so the style appealed to me right away.

    Loved the casting!
     
  6. Cainebj

    Cainebj Well-Known Member

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    I loved it also. I think I need to watch it again now that I know what was going on.
     
  7. alpacaboy

    alpacaboy Well-Known Member

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    I thought it was pretty good.
    At first, I was a little bothered by the composition/framing and I had to give the pilot a second chance to decide that it wasn't as bad as Mr. Robot(where I _hated_ the composition). Story was engaging, cast was good.
     
  8. ADG

    ADG Allan

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    Enjoyed the first few episodes, not so much the the rest. We thought the ending was a big letdown.
     
  9. Malcontent

    Malcontent Ancient Astronaut Theorist

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    Bump...

    Season 2 is now available.

     
  10. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    I thought the first season was just OK. I will probably skip this one for now. Might circle back to it at some point.
     
  11. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    Well, that was just weird.
     
  12. Fahtrim

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    So at the end of S2, I felt is a big gaping hole that they tried to get us to thing that took care of the issue. Umm, red tape? Emails? Documents? Contracts? The govt would have everything written down in a lot of places, they showed that when he went to get his records. They showed it in the lawsuit. That yanked me out of the story. He bought enough time to get all those plants removed? Not if he's doing it by hand himself as they showed us painfully. Decent for sure until that silly ending. It's so hard to wrap up a storyline, they did way better at the end of S1 leaving it with him having some memories still and fade to black. Sorry, rambling spoiler tagged stuff.
     
  13. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Just finished S2 last night. Interesting season, I liked the way it was structured and Janelle Monae's performance was great. But ultimately the end felt rushed and not very well thought out.
     
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  14. markymark_ctown

    markymark_ctown Well-Known Member

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    So I take it that S2 is a totally new storyline?

    I liked S1...good show but not great.
     
  15. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    Same evil company but a different spin
     
  16. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Kind of a continuation of S1, but with only one character really returning.
     

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