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  • I'm still watching TV of course but nothing has blown me away recently. *Mr Robot *had a great pilot which promised a psychological thriller. But I don't think that's what its going to become. By the end of Season One it already felt like Elliot's mental state had become a plot device. His voice overs descending into Mohinder territory at times. I'm not writing the show off. I very much like the topic it's tackling. Very few shows present an alternate-present narrative where governments and businesses have to react to their plots.
    10 August 2016 - 2 comments
  • *A new book featuring some material from thetvcritic. org is now available.
    18 September 2015

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  • Aaronic on Tabula Rasa
    I enjoyed this episode quite a bit. It was faster paced than I remembered and the presence of the Marshall gave the On-Island plot something to work around. This plot works much better than some used ...
    8 November 2016
  • Aaronic on Pilot (2)
    This kept up the pace wonderfully and was an excellent part 2. I agree that it works better when watched together with part 1 though and doesn't hold up quite as well as a stand alone episode. However...
    5 November 2016
  • Aaronic on Pilot (1)
    Well this website was a good find. While I'm a little sad to see that it's not very active, I will definitely enjoy reading your reviews and posting my thoughts here. Watching Lost for the third time,...
    1 November 2016
  • MÃ¥rten on Breaking and Entering
    why didn't (since the copy thing looked like a phone) Sara just ask if she might have dropped her phone into her bag? The maid would've probably just handed it over.
    30 October 2016

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