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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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  • Brando on The Winds of Winter
    Hard to argue with you on all this! I actually completely agree with your sentiment that Walder and Roose had unsatisfying deaths (and post Red Wedding arcs). Dany and Essos has always been (by ...
    26 September 2016
  • Brando on Summer 2016
    Interesting thoughts, and glad to see you're still going to record some opinions every now and again. I think Mr. Robot is beautifully composed and filmed, but I do think some of it's twisty/gotcha...
    26 September 2016
  • Faheem Mitha on Once More With Feeling
    Hi Robin, you wrote "not that it's hear". This should be "now that it's here".
    14 September 2016
  • Faheem Mitha on The Dumpling Paradox
    Hi Robin, I don't know if you check these comments any longer, but "insentive" should be "incentive".
    14 September 2016

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