Amazon's Mr. Robot Season 4 Review & Comments

Ste7en

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I LOVE Mr. Robot! I seem to be the only one at work banging on abut it though.

I haven't watched the first episode yet, I like to stack a few then binge. But I don't think I can resist much longer!

So much great TeeVee on at the moment! No wonder I have 1000s of unwatched BDs piled up around the house :)
 

steviedr

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Excellent - looking forward to it !!
 

Hampy1972

Well-known Member
Not for the average viewer this one (the one that puts the episode on then goes and makes a cuppa) then comes back and thinks *I knew that would happen*

Sad to this end but been quality from the off, it makes you think and that's what we desire.
Lot's of WTF moments and twists and turns and you don't know what's going to happen.
Had a feel of Gattaca to me when it started and it's turned into something far superior.

You just know the ending is going to be totally *WACKY*
 

steviedr

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Loved S1, but never made it through S2...
worth trying again, never mind the script & acting, but the camera work on some of the episodes is fantastic, 1 ep in particular S3ep5 ( eps3.4_runtime-err0r.r00) is astonishing.
 
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theprestige

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Yes! This is a show that will be remembered for generations sort of how The Wire didn't really get the respect it deserved until it ended.
 

MarkNorton1

Active Member
Thanks Cas, I still haven't managed to sit through season 3! This has given me some drive in starting that and catching up! Cheers
 

Casimir Harlow

Blu-ray Reviewer
Loved S1, but never made it through S2...
Yeah I'd agree with the other comments, give it another shot. I was all over the place about Season 2 until over halfway through when things started to become... clearer. And then it was back to genius territory to me.
 

nufcfan1

Active Member
Season one of this show was stellar, and the twist was very well done. As others have said the start of season 2 requires perseverance, but it is well worth sticking with. A superb show which will be missed when it finishes.
 

richp007

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Totally agree Cas, a 10/10 show for sure. Gonna echo the thoughts I put in the other thread here -

Watched the first new episode last night. It was as tremendous as always.

The reason why this has elevated itself to the top of my all time TV list is the absolutely brilliant way it acts as a social commentary for our time.

On occasion it's subtle, other times it's blatant. But it's always handled competently, and Elliott is a character for whom everyone can locate with on some level. I'm not just talking of course about his mental illness, but the way in which he sees the world, interacts with his surroundings, and of course looks at the bigger picture of where he lies within society.

The show does often resemble a tin foil hat - in it's portrayal of big business being the architects behind our societal structure's - but I'm sure all of us have pondered at some point the influence large corporations have on our daily lives. This show just focuses that point, and whereby Elliott is aware of the futility of his cause, he still believes that he can play a part in changing this influence.

However (without spoiling it for others yet to watch), throughout the first 3 season's we learned that who he sees as the enemy is well prepared for anyone that might oppose their progress.

I'm very much looking forward to seeing how Esmail brings an end to the series, I think there will be a few twists and turns to come before the conclusion. I wasn't expecting what happened in the first episode to take place, but I feel we know by now that not everything is as it appears to be.
 

BrightonChris

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I watched season one and found all of the characters incredibly smug and irritating. Supposedly that was the best season by quite a way so haven't bothered since. Amazed to see a 10 for this.
 

theprestige

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I've said it before and i'll say it again but season 2 is a masterpiece, I don't see the flaws in that season that everybody else does. I think it's clearly a step up from season 1 because the gloves are actually off and Esmail is able to go into some darker, riskier and, ultimately, more creative territory.

Season 2's Master Slave is tremendous as far as using old sitcoms aesthetic to show the internal turmoil of Elliot at that moment of time, as was the season's biggest twist which I did not see coming at all. I also think that the theme of control just really hit the nail on the head that time round. The idea that we are control of our lives is a big fat lie, as illustrated by everything that happens in that season. I also think that the action sequences are underrated too.

Character develop? Top notch, just look at what happens to Darlene, Angela and my MVP of that season, Joanna Wellick. She was actually more unnerving than Tyrell and creates a really uncomfortable atmosphere every time she's on screen. It's a very underrated performance by Stephanie Corneliussen.
 

Slinkywizard

Well-known Member
Loved S1, but never made it through S2...
Exactly this. Nearly got to the end of S2, but it was just meandering and going nowhere at that point and I'd become sick of it. Didn't watch season 3. Perhaps it's worth starting again from the beginning if it finally starts getting it's sheet together in the last season? I've forgotten far too much of it to just dive back in where I left off.
 

Diagnosticz

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I don't think Netflix's Dark was reviewd here as that is the only recent series i watched that i would give a 10.
I have never seen this but for it to get a 10 means it must be something special i will give this a go thanks for the Review Cas
 

rhino2k

Well-known Member
How have i missed the premier of this!?!

One of the best TV shows ever made, The filming is really something else at adding to the suspense.
Dare I say Hitchcock would be impressed with this work?
Thanks for the review Cas, Will be straight onto this once I have watched the last few episodes of Titans (which is also bloody brilliant as you said!)
 

v1c

Active Member
What a great start to the final season...... the soundtrack was also great.... i haven't got an atmos set up but i swear that ticking clock sound at the apartment was directly above the middle of my head between my ears :cool:
 

nenito2k

Active Member
i am an open minded guy and watch many styles...BUT after an OK/interesting S1...S2 was "crap WTF"..i dropped it...why does everyone love this bizarre thing ? dunno
yes it is interesting and different...but VERY SLOW and well bizarre various times...with long dialogues...
 

DarkEntity

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I tried to watch it but it was a hard watch and I gave up half way through season 1. Everyone I know that watched season 1 chucked it as well...I just dont get the hype about it at all!
 

Diagnosticz

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I watched the pilot episode last night I was impressed it keeps you interested throughout
 

moraghan

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I don't think Netflix's Dark was reviewd here as that is the only recent series i watched that i would give a 10.
I have never seen this but for it to get a 10 means it must be something special i will give this a go thanks for the Review Cas
I loved Dark but Mr Robot is at least as good. Dark S1 was brilliant but did not get the acclaim it deserved due to the fact that it has subtitles.
 

Hampy1972

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I loved Dark but Mr Robot is at least as good. Dark S1 was brilliant but did not get the acclaim it deserved due to the fact that it has subtitles.
Dark is very unrated, hope they make season 3.
 
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Hampy1972

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First episode of the final season ..... WOW! Very impressive! Body count is rising.
 

Diagnosticz

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I loved Dark but Mr Robot is at least as good. Dark S1 was brilliant but did not get the acclaim it deserved due to the fact that it has subtitles.
You can always watch Dark dubbed i would not recommend that but it is an option. From the story to the casting and everything in between it is almost perfection , I would recommend it over Stranger Things, Dark takes it to the next level. I am very surprised it has not had a review here
 
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Hampy1972

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You can always watch Dark dubbed i would not recommend that but it is an option. From the story to the casting and everything in between it is almost perfection , I would recommend it over Stranger Things, Dark takes it to the next level. I am very surprised it has not had a review here
Dubbed doesn't work for me, like the original soundtrack.
Dark is amazing and I can sort off relate why it isn't for everyone and it's not the German language or the subtitles. It is actually a complex story set over various timelines and how they interact with one another. It is very clever and credit to the writers for making it work in such an amazing way. Characters meeting themselves in the future and how they have determined their own destiny and the destiny of others. One really must pay attention in what is actually going on and not look at their mobile devices every 5 seconds or you will miss it.
If was an American show everyone would be raving but some great stuff is on the continent and the starter of all this was The Killing then Bron Broen, Fortitude and recently Pagan Peek and a quick mention to one of my personal fav's *Spiral* which is returning to BBC this month.
Add in Braquo, Witnesses, The Returned, Gomorrah, Suburra and 1992/3...
Try HBO's *Our Boys* which recently as finished..... Superb! On par with *Fauda* :)
 

Diagnosticz

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Dubbed doesn't work for me, like the original soundtrack.
Dark is amazing and I can sort off relate why it isn't for everyone and it's not the German language or the subtitles. It is actually a complex story set over various timelines and how they interact with one another. It is very clever and credit to the writers for making it work in such an amazing way. Characters meeting themselves in the future and how they have determined their own destiny and the destiny of others. One really must pay attention in what is actually going on and not look at their mobile devices every 5 seconds or you will miss it.
If was an American show everyone would be raving but some great stuff is on the continent and the starter of all this was The Killing then Bron Broen, Fortitude and recently Pagan Peek and a quick mention to one of my personal fav's *Spiral* which is returning to BBC this month.
Add in Braquo, Witnesses, The Returned, Gomorrah, Suburra and 1992/3...
Try HBO's *Our Boys* which recently as finished..... Superb! On par with *Fauda* :)
After a while the subtitles or language does not take anything away you just get drawn into the story By the way Lots of spoilers for those who might want to watch it :D
 

Hampy1972

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After a while the subtitles or language does not take anything away you just get drawn into the story By the way Lots of spoilers for those who might want to watch it :D
Spoilers? One can watch all the trailers 5 million times over and will not the jist of whats going on. I know folks that have watched it, even one that speaks German and found it very confusing in the least. Time travel, They speak German, One disfigured dude, various timelines.. sounds very normal today :)

I tried to explain *DARK* to someone recently, I gave up :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
 

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