Review: Mr. Robot Season 3 Episode 9 “eps3.8_stage3.torrent”

There is a sense of awakening felt throughout this episode, as many differing strands of information, narratives and assertions are slowly uncovered by characters. The unfortunate aspect to this however, is that little has monumental impact. These are only slithers of set-up and with so many different tangents, the set-up does become tiresome and eventually … Continue reading Review: Mr. Robot Season 3 Episode 9 “eps3.8_stage3.torrent”

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Review: Mr. Robot Season 3 Episode 8 “eps3.7_dont-delete-me.ko”

With Season 3 'Mr. Robot' hit a reset-like button on its usually ambiguous, subtle and ideological storytelling, instead substituting it out for more mainstream, emotional and intense film-making. For the most part this decision has garnered great success, as Elliot has been able to take charge without the audience constantly questioning his direction. Unfortunately, this … Continue reading Review: Mr. Robot Season 3 Episode 8 “eps3.7_dont-delete-me.ko”

Review: The Punisher Season 1 Episode 12 “Home”

The ending is undoubtedly gratifying, an explosion of heartbreak, vengeance, desire and duty for Frank. However, while the emotional sentiment is there, much of it is betrayed by the fact that Rawlins was never a great villain. While his generic ‘dirty’ actions and responsibility for Castle’s family’s deaths did create some reason for the audience … Continue reading Review: The Punisher Season 1 Episode 12 “Home”

Review: The Punisher Season 1 Episode 10 “Virtue of the Vicious”

Due to the poor resolution to Lewis' story and a minimal amount of consequential character development, this episode feels like an unnecessary sidetrack to the larger narrative, utilising a time jumping structure for no apparent reason. Initially, the structure seemed to be highlighting a difference in perspective, centred around contrasting views of the role of … Continue reading Review: The Punisher Season 1 Episode 10 “Virtue of the Vicious”

Review: The Punisher Season 1 Episode 9 “Front Toward Enemy”

Effectively balancing a solemn, grief-struck tone with explosive intensity and brutal potency, ‘The Punisher’ delivers an episode which is impactful on the surface, playing to the viewers’ emotion, but doesn’t carry the same complexity in its depths. While Lewis’ overall intentions and motivations draw upon well developed strains and issues personally, the political stance still … Continue reading Review: The Punisher Season 1 Episode 9 “Front Toward Enemy”

Review: The Punisher Season 1 Episode 7 “Crosshairs”

With a mildly intriguing action sequence that is slightly convoluted in its framing, Frank Castle’s mission here starts off feeling like a sub-plot but ends on a high as the narrative does take a step forward. Much of it is still filler though, and the show’s pacing problems do again arise, but the episode is … Continue reading Review: The Punisher Season 1 Episode 7 “Crosshairs”

Review: The Punisher Season 1 Episode 3 “Kandahar”

The relationship between Frank Castle and Micro is excellently teased here, as the pair’s ideological differences are well presented in relation to their evident need for each other. This clash will certainly provide splendour for the writers, but unfortunately the background story and conspiracy that is meant to inspire their unity against the Government is … Continue reading Review: The Punisher Season 1 Episode 3 “Kandahar”