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# 177396 1-Aug-2015 00:54
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Any fans of the show?
Seems on the surface like a compelling and _semi_-realistic (dramatised) portrayal of hacking. Although I am sure some here might have objections to that description, I thought it might make good conversation.

At minimum it characterizes some interesting qualities, a dystopian view of reality, introversion etc. 




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  # 1356416 1-Aug-2015 00:54
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have been enjoying it

good chewing gum for my eyes



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  # 1356419 1-Aug-2015 01:00
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The soundtrack is particularly creepy, I reckon.




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  # 1356429 1-Aug-2015 02:00
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I am really enjoying it, I am also watching a series called Humans very good also.

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  # 1356436 1-Aug-2015 02:27
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Dreal: Any fans of the show?
Seems on the surface like a compelling and _semi_-realistic (dramatised) portrayal of hacking. Although I am sure some here might have objections to that description, I thought it might make good conversation.

At minimum it characterizes some interesting qualities, a dystopian view of reality, introversion etc. 


I am a fan.

The hacking doesn't have to be totally realistic - nor should it - obvious.

I am not sure about a 'dystopian view' of real life.

OK The hacking is a little far-fetched.

But, the surveillance is real.

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  # 1356460 1-Aug-2015 06:59
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Yes I like it. I think the head guy of the hacking crew isn't real- a fight club sort of thing. Poor Elliott did that girl no favours.



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  # 1356572 1-Aug-2015 12:03
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lNomNoml: I am really enjoying it, I am also watching a series called Humans very good also.


Oh yeah, I am watching that too. Also pretty good. Not as dramatic, but interesting concepts.




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  # 1356579 1-Aug-2015 12:18
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JayADee: Yes I like it. I think the head guy of the hacking crew isn't real- a fight club sort of thing. Poor Elliott did that girl no favours.


I had that thought too briefly. That would be interesting. He is schizophrenic, and that can involve hallucinations. Evil corp for example is e corp, but we always hear it as evil. 




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  # 1356640 1-Aug-2015 15:04

Dreal:
JayADee: Yes I like it. I think the head guy of the hacking crew isn't real- a fight club sort of thing. Poor Elliott did that girl no favours.


I had that thought too briefly. That would be interesting. He is schizophrenic, and that can involve hallucinations. Evil corp for example is e corp, but we always hear it as evil. 


Mr Robot knew a little bit too much when he met Elliot on the stairs in the last episode too.

I wonder if he is Elliot's father.

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Enjoyed the first episode a lot and have several more episodes queued up to watch when I have time.
I particularly like the names of the episodes :)

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Ooh yes Humans is fantastic too. Good quality series.



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  # 1356644 1-Aug-2015 15:12
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josephhinvest: Enjoyed the first episode a lot and have several more episodes queued up to watch when I have time.
I particularly like the names of the episodes :)

Cheers,
Joseph

Ooh yes Humans is fantastic too. Good quality series.


I normally watch comedy or sci-fi, and I thought the premise sounded potentially good for Mr robot, but wasn't too sure. How wrong was I, it's honestly pretty amazing.

I didn't realise the episodes were named like files etc. Very cool. 

Seems likely there will be a twist, responding to earlier suggestions, just not super sure on what it is.

And isn't that e corp exec a psycho? wow. 




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  # 1356681 1-Aug-2015 16:33
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Dreal:
josephhinvest: Enjoyed the first episode a lot and have several more episodes queued up to watch when I have time.
I particularly like the names of the episodes :)

Cheers,
Joseph

Ooh yes Humans is fantastic too. Good quality series.


I normally watch comedy or sci-fi, and I thought the premise sounded potentially good for Mr robot, but wasn't too sure. How wrong was I, it's honestly pretty amazing.

I didn't realise the episodes were named like files etc. Very cool. 

Seems likely there will be a twist, responding to earlier suggestions, just not super sure on what it is.

And isn't that e corp exec a psycho? wow. 


eps1.0_hellofriend.mov
eps1.1_ones-and-zer0es.mpeg
eps1.2_d3bug.mkv    
eps1.3_da3m0ns.mp4    
eps1.4_3xpl0its.wmv    
eps1.5_br4ve-trave1er.asf    
eps1.6_v1ew-s0urce.flv    
eps1.7_wh1ter0se.m4v    
eps1.8_m1rr0r1ng.qt    
eps1.9_zer0-day.avi   


Pretty funny episode titles - especially since the 'file-type' is part of the name. Numbering starts at zero too - of course!


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  # 1358270 3-Aug-2015 23:46
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I like Humans too. My favourite is still Halt and Catch Fire. I wish the season wasn't over!!



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  # 1358276 4-Aug-2015 00:03
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yeah humans ended pretty darn well though. But was a short season :/ 




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  # 1358592 4-Aug-2015 12:12
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Have a few episodes of both Humans and Mr Robot to catch up on.


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  # 1358605 4-Aug-2015 12:26
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Mr Robot is great, I do agree with others that it 'could' be a like Fight Club esq in that Christian Slater character is potentially not real, they have played that well so far in the story line.  The thought processes are well done too.  Last ep was certainly a stop and watch rather than on in the background doing something else.




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