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USA Network has announced they will not be airing the season finale of Mr. Robot Wednesday evening as previously scheduled following a shooting in Virginia which left two WDBJ7 journalists dead.

“The previously filmed season finale of Mr. Robot contains a graphic scene similar in nature to today’s tragic events in Virginia,” the network said in a statement. “Out of respect to the victims, their families and colleagues, and our viewers, we are postponing tonight’s episode. Our thoughts go out to all those affected during this difficult time.”

Mr. Robot’s first season finale will now air Sept. 2 at 10 p.m. ET, and USA will rerun the season’s penultimate episode in the finale’s place this Wednesday.

Twenty-four-year-old reporter Alison Parker and 27-year-old photographer Adam Ward were shot to death during a live broadcast on Wednesday morning in Moneta, Virginia. The shooter was identified as Vester Lee Flanagan, a man who worked for WDBJ under the name Bryce Williams and was fired two years ago. Sheriff Bill Overton confirmed during a press conference on Wednesday afternoon that Flanagan died of “a self-inflicted gunshot wound.”


http://www.ew.com/article/2015/08/26/mr ... 7-shooting


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I'm pissed because I was excited for the finale all week, but everyone who's seen it has said this was the right move on USA's part so it's hard to criticize them for their decision.


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Excellent.

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A nice article on this series' striking aesthetic: http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/201 ... raphy.html

Including the unconventional framing:

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The framing is my favorite part.

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Finally catching up on this (just finished episode 2). Damn, it's good. Still shocked it's a USA show.


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Finally catching up on this (just finished episode 2). Damn, it's good. Still shocked it's a USA show.


This sounds like it was written by someone who only watches basic cable.

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I wasn't really liking this show, but I got to episode 4 and the Elliot dream sequence was fantastic.

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My love of this series slightly lowered once we learn Mr. Robot/Slater is a Tyler Durden. Not to a huge degree, but ever so slightly. Perhaps because I prefer when the focus is Elliot versus the world (interacting with his boss, interacting with Tyrell, exploring other people's lives via their online activity) versus Elliot inside his own head.

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Alright, I just finished episode 6. That ending with Shayla was such a gut punch and so sad. Mr. Robot might be the first show since Breaking Bad ended to give me the same "horror in the pit of my stomach" feeling continuously.


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Just watched episode 8.

WHAT. THE. F.

I just got double whammy blindsided by Darlene being Elliot's sister and then Mr. Robot being his father. I mean, I knew something was up when Darlene greeted Angela at ballet class like they were very close friends when we've never seen them interact before but...

WHAT IS HAPPENING. omg i'm freaking out. lmao.


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Finally finished binging. What an incredible first season. Rami Malek deserves an Emmy.


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I'll probably meet Rami Malek and Christian Slater soon...any ideas on questions for them? I will only be able to see the pilot episode beforehand, so...

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For Slater: did prior knowledge of the nature of your character impact your performance in earlier episodes? If so, how?

For Rami Malek: did you feel pressure to soften or warm your character? (Or another question related to how distant, flawed, and idiosyncratic the role is, particularly for a protagonist.)

Maybe a general question for both regarding their thoughts on the series' hyper-unique aesthetic and how conscious they were of it during production.

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They were both pretty cool.

Malek said that he did not peceive his character as particularly cold or distant, but, for all his flaws, very human and relatable.

Slater said that he knew the nature of his character from the very beginning and that it did help him to establish a relationship with Malek's character, knowing that he was his father, he tried to imbue it with some warmth.

I also asked the showrunner, whether he is working towards a specific endgame and he says that he does. He wrote Mr. Robot as a movie first, before turing it into the TV series and he said that the ending he envisioned for the movie is still the same he will use for the series, but obviously the way there will be different.

He also mentioned Blackhat's lack of success, saying something like: "Hackers don't look like Chris Hemsworth, seriously, what the hell ws that?" Lol

Oh and personally I thought the pilot was great.

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Jesus, this show is really good stuff.

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The corporations man. The 1% of the 1% man. Evil corp man.

The first episode was solid despite this, but gosh I don't know how much more of that I can take. Elliot's super deep and important reflections on society are fuckin obnoxious.

If they stick with the sci-fi stuff and keep having interesting things happen, we will be cool.


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Just wait. Shit gets crazy.


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Yeah cory its already getting better. Episode 3 was the first one that was good front to back. Tyrell psyching himsef up and the awkward dinner party were my favorite parts thus far.

Maybe it's because of how inspired by Fight Club the entire show is, but I'm not fully convinced that Christian Slater is a real person.


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it sort of stuck its landing at the end so its definitely up there with the all time great debut seasons.

but i have little confidence in it going forward. i think this was supposed to be a small, short and contained series that has now blown up way too big for its own good maybe. this shouldn't become a long running series but it likely will and will probably suffer the issues 99.9% of shows suffer and just become another "show with some great moments but 80% of the time is mostly whatever".

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Was anyone surprised at the Christian Slater twist? I know this show places little value on subtlety, but that was more obvious than Dexter season 6.

The show is still OK though. I'm interested to see how it all comes together, so I'll do that right now.


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I must have missed something, what was the point of therapist and asshole boyfriend coming back at the beginning?

Finale didn't really change my opinion of the show. I'm interested to see what happens next which is what the hook of the show has always been. But man oh man scenes like Christian Slater making a huge anti-establishment speech in front of the masked crowd really make it seem like the show is written by 16 years olds who just watched V For Vendetta and are ever so upset they can't vote for Bernie Sanders.

The biggest reason to keep watching is the music. Really fit what they were trying to accomplish. Although it sometimes overpowered the dialogue, so they better get a better sound mixing guy. Tyrell started off as my favorite character but killing the woman was a boner move for the character and writers. "How disappointing" is right, he never had a plan after all. I do like the new evil corp guy though, and his chemistry with Angela will be another hook to draw me back in. We'll see. I'd give season 1 a B- and am 50/50 on coming back.


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This is getting all the early year critic awards. Season 2 premiere is going to be big. The shows base will grow a lot.

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