Mr. Robot (S01E01) "Pilot" - Preview of new Summer series on USA

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  1. May 28, 2015 #1 of 198
    dswallow

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    USA has the full pilot episode online, and it's available via various VOD and digital sources. It actually premieres on the channel on Wednesday, June 24, 2015.

    Forbes has a pretty good article on the pilot: http://www.forbes.com/sites/merrillbarr/2015/05/27/mr-robot-usa-review/

    If you can tell by the title, they liked it...

    'Mr. Robot' Review: The Best Show Of The Summer And On Track To Be A Modern Classic

    And after watching it I really have to agree; it was engaging right from the beginning. And it was just refreshing for some reason -- a good approach to telling a good story.

    And it was amazing to listen to a drama that has computer hacking and cyber security as a major component that didn't resort to spewing out a bunch of so-obviously-meaningless gibberish and pretending it was technical speak. Even the various things shown on computer monitors wasn't a stretch and had some reasonable basis in real life.
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    I mostly liked it...aside from the cognitive dissonance of a prolonged rant against consumer culture appearing on commercial television, the beating heart of consumer culture. :D
     
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    Enrique

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    Loved this first episode. Loved how they used the side E for Evil corp(Also used by Enron). Can't wait for it to air and hope it has a long run.

    I also love their website. http://www.whoismrrobot.com/
     
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    I heard good things about this show a while back. I already had it penciled in as one of the new summer series to record. I just hope it fares better than every other Christian Slater show that has come before this. He doesn't have a good track record for longevity in a TV series, except perhaps for Archer.
     
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  6. May 28, 2015 #6 of 198
    caslu

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    I liked this SO much more than expected, hope it sticks around.
     
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    DLiquid

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    I was intrigued by the commercials for this a while back. Looking forward to it.
     
  8. May 29, 2015 #8 of 198
    markp99

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    Liked the pilot, though a bit dark.

    My wife asked, "Are they really saying 'Evil Corp'?" I replied it must just be a nickname, from the the big "E" logo. Then I saw the poster with the name "Evil Corp" spelled out. How odd they made the decision to be so direct. Maybe the CEO's name is Mr. Greedy Badman?
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    The poster was a hallucination (at one point, I think we saw one morph from E-Corp to Evil Corp)...

    Remember, our narrator/viewpoint character is insane, so we can't entirely trust what we are seeing...
     
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    Ahh, you may be right! The hallucinations/voices are an interesting aspect of the show. Hopefully they meter its usage.
     
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    That was one of the best produced most polished pilots I've ever seen.
     
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    wprager

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    I'm not at all a spoilerphobe, but shouldn't "spoilers" be included in the title (or use spoiler tags)?
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    Not required for an episode thread, which this is clearly labeled as...
     
  14. May 29, 2015 #14 of 198
    MikeCC

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    I watched the DirecTV On Demand pilot.

    I hated it. Intensely. Liked quite a few of the supporting characters, but I loathe the lead, both the actor and the role. The tone is way too dark and mind-numbingly depressing, and the "income distribution" idea from Christian Slater's character is simplistic and incredibly unfair.

    I had already set up a season pass, but I quickly cancelled it. Not wasting my time on this steaming pile.
     
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    zalusky

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    It seems to be the cool thing these days to have all the characters smoke to emphasize their anti-establishment position. I thought we were past all that.
     
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    I don't normally comment on TV shows, but I watched the Pilot last night on OnDemand and absolutely loved it. Loved how dark it was, reminded me of the original Matrix movie, which is one of my all time favorites.

    I can't wait to see where this goes.

    The silent self discussions is what really drew me in.
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    [to us] "Tell me you're seeing this too..."
     
  18. May 30, 2015 #18 of 198
    domat

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    Seems fairly obvious that it is "Fight Club" With slater and him.
     
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    DLiquid

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    I thought this was fantastic. It reminded me a little of Donnie Darko, but strangely, what it reminded me most of was Risky Business, due to that synth-driven soundtrack and narration. Great soundtrack, great atmosphere. A lot happened, but it was a bit slow moving. Still, I'm interested in the story, and the guy playing the lead seems perfect for the part.

    I'm pretty sure I haven't liked Christian Slater in anything since Heathers, and I was worried he was going to ruin this for me, but he didn't really bug me.
     
  20. May 31, 2015 #20 of 198
    mr.unnatural

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    Ellicott...
    So you support the idea of double-digit interest rates on credit cards in a depressed economy? It basically amounts to legalized theft. Financial institutions that get bailouts from the government using taxpayer's money was just an insult to America. Every CEO from those banks should be behind bars. The fact that they get away with screwing the public on a daily basis is what's really depressing.

    Mr Robot, go for it.;)

    Absolutely love this show. The only downside is that it doesn't premiere until June 24th.
     

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