Review: Mr. Robot Season 3 Episode 7 “eps3.6_fredrick+tanya.chk”

As Whiterose’s master plan continues to be teased, a few slithers of delicious and extremely satisfying information are disposed here, which richly contribute to the show’s overall direction. It’s lucky, as otherwise this episode spends too long going over the past without much thematic link, and meandering about a point that is predictably resolved by … Continue reading Review: Mr. Robot Season 3 Episode 7 “eps3.6_fredrick+tanya.chk”

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Review: Mr. Robot Season 3 Episode 6 “eps3.5_kill-process.inc”

This is the pay-off episode. It has been a long time coming, and finally it is here. For the most part, Sam Esmail wildly succeeds, a purposefully fractious, thrilling directorial vision excellently conveyed with tense, compounding music and a rocking performance from Rami Malek. It also perfectly symbolises the show’s ideological standpoint and the characters’ … Continue reading Review: Mr. Robot Season 3 Episode 6 “eps3.5_kill-process.inc”

Review: Mr. Robot Season 3 Episode 5 “eps3.4_runtime-error.r00”

Sam Esmail’s directorial grip on this episode is undeniably its most evident purpose. In that sense, the episode both succeeds and fails. While the stunning one-shot creates a swirling effect reflecting Elliot’s mentality, his disjointed and lost memories and inability to focus, it also quickly becomes unnecessary and tedious. After the first third, Esmail draws … Continue reading Review: Mr. Robot Season 3 Episode 5 “eps3.4_runtime-error.r00”

Review: Mr. Robot Season 3 Episode 4 “eps3.3_metadata.par2”

Following this season’s premiere I felt a sense of optimism that ‘Mr. Robot’ would perfect its pacing issues with a fine balance between character and narrative. While this episode excellently attempts to zoom in on the consequences each character faces in the battle for or against the Dark Army and its plans, the constant build-up … Continue reading Review: Mr. Robot Season 3 Episode 4 “eps3.3_metadata.par2”

Review: Mr. Robot Season 3 Episode 3 “eps3.2_legacy.so”

The so-called legacy of Tyrell Wellick has been haunting Elliot for many episodes now, and the ramifications of ‘his actions’ upon society have been potently touched upon, leaving the audience patiently waiting for his role to be revealed. In that sense, this episode fails to muster up enough shock to justify his absence, instead placing … Continue reading Review: Mr. Robot Season 3 Episode 3 “eps3.2_legacy.so”

Review: Mr. Robot Season 3 Episode 2 “eps3.1_undo.gz”

Rami Malek delivers a powerhouse performance here, as Elliot dives into his new quest for global and personal stability. We have seen it before, but this is the first time such an approach to the character has felt correctly positioned within the narrative, with a suitable pace that sustains interest. Elliot opens himself to a … Continue reading Review: Mr. Robot Season 3 Episode 2 “eps3.1_undo.gz”

Review: Mr. Robot Season 3 Episode 1 “eps3.0_power-saver-mode.h”

The extremely layered world of ‘Mr. Robot’ continues to be its greatest asset as well as its most restrictive, often reducing emotional sentiment to pure code that feels lost and without purpose. When Sam Esmail takes a step back and doesn’t simply write the show as a sole rendition of Elliot’s experiences, but as a … Continue reading Review: Mr. Robot Season 3 Episode 1 “eps3.0_power-saver-mode.h”