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Look forward to watching this.

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OMG SEASON 2 LOOKS INSANE.



I can't wait!


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Rave review of season 2 from THR:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review ... -tv-909235

Season 2 premieres on Wednesday!!!


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I'm on episode 5 of this, watching on Amazon Prime. Pretty darn great.


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The season 2 premiere was incredible. So many chilling sequences. That whole Phil Collins sequence with the money burning was absolutely incredible and expertly staged. Also loved the 'smart house' scene and the last scene at the restaurant. Poor Gideon! I knew it was going to happen because he was in too deep but it was still sad.

Angela's character transformation is fascinating to me and I loved her scene in the office. Also can't wait to see what Darlene is up to now that she's the ringleader of sorts. I kept doubting to myself whether Elliot's interactions with Craig Robinson or Joey Bada$$'s characters were real. And I need to know what the fuck happened to Tyrell like yesterday.

Rami Malek better get an Emmy nomination this morning or I will rage.


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got that Genesis song in my head now :D


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This season bothers me so far. The craft (cinematography, music, sound editing) is as chic and impeccable as ever, and the acting continues to be very strong...but. Hm. These "supersized" episodes. So many scenes feel drawn-out, as if the series is high on its own critical praise and trying to dial every single moment to an eleven on the Fincher, Kubrick, and Mamet scales. Every gesture and theme is curlicued and manicured and stylized to the point of being encased in amber. As a result, I am finding it hard to re-invest in the plot.

And though I am an atheist, I found Elliot's anti-religion screed in the latest episode annoying. Too much of a tip-of-the-fedora/Reddit vibe. This is a vibe which has always haunted this series' "edgy" distrust of the man, but it felt particularly overbearing here.

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To be fair, that 'super-sized' episode bullshit is all USA's fault and not the show's. It is a bullshit marketing move employed by these cable networks to squeeze in more commercials (FX does it all the time and it's infuriating). It was a little longer, sure, but the commercial breaks were so awkward and totally ruined the momentum of every scene.

It's enough to make me want to watch every episode on my DVR the next day.


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Im on episode 9 after a binge watch.... holy fuuuuuuuuuuuck this show.

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Last week's episode was amazing and the best of the season so far. The whole opening sequence was super trippy and the whole Angela/Darlene caper scene was the most fun this show has ever been - I thought the last half hour was a total blast.


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This show deserves way more attention than its currently getting.


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I'm FOUR episodes behind. Don't worry, I'll catch up.

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I honestly don't believe there's been a second season slump.

Last night's episode was incredible and the reveal was great.


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Also Angela is THE BEST this season. I love her so much.


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I love this season now. As I said earlier in the thread, the first two or so episodes failed to completely reignite my interest, but everything from "eps2.2_init_1.asec" onward is terrific.

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S1 is better but S2 has done a very necessary job of giving the show longevity for multiple seasons after this.

Given that the show was originally designed to be one-season (and maybe two at most), I had fear that a lot of what made S1 work was that it wasn't meant to be this long-running show so used a lot of of its tricks up already. When you have a short-run series, you can make every episode have some big moment. In long-running shows, you have to plan these more meticulously.

S2 definitely took a while to get going but thats because as its been described, its basically the "post revolution hangover". It's meant to be slow and groggy and confusing with no real sense of direction. S1 is a better season of television but S2 is the kind of season that bridges this show to become something more than just a one-hit wonder. It's creating a real TV show that can last 4-5 seasons.

In many ways, I view this season similar to Breaking Bad S2, which was easily the "weakest" season of that show. But S2 was a necessary bridge between S1 and S3. BB couldn't have just jumped from S1 to the plot of S3. It needed a proper progression.

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I'm caught up and very happy.

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I'm catching up now and this season is fucking amazing. I honestly believe that the whole thing about this and "unREAL" having sophomore slumps in the media is total bullshit and clickbait from journalists.

This season has done a brilliant job of establishing the overall world of this series and I am totally invested in so many of the characters now. That episode with Darlene and Angela as the exclusive focus was AMAZING (Carly Chaikin for an Emmy nom please) and showed the series could stand on its own without Rami's performance.

Watching last week's episode now.


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[quote="thompsoncory"]I'm catching up now and this season is fucking amazing. I honestly believe that the whole thing about this and "unREAL" having sophomore slumps in the media is total bullshit and clickbait from journalists.

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Ratings-wise they are.

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Yeah, they're down a bit but ratings matter so little these days it's hard to care about that (Lifetime and USA are never going to cancel shows willingly that get them Emmy nominations, no way in hell) - they're in no danger of being pulled.

It's mostly critics and end-of-summer lists heaping all the praise on "Stranger Things" and singling these two out for having weaker seasons. And for the record, it's definitely not fair to at least judge this show already as it is a slow burn and so many pieces of the season early on are just now coming together in recent episodes.


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The penultimate episode of the second season is Mr. Robot's most..."difficult" ever. I half wonder if the series is on the verge of revealing a total science-fiction/alternate-dimensions element.

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Just watched episode 10 as I'm trying to catch up before the finale tomorrow. Everyone is fucked.


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Tyrell!

All caught up now, Pumped for the finale.


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I bought Season 2 on itune just so I can binge watch it commercial free. Can't wait for the final episode.

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I have zero fucking clue what's going to happen tonight.

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