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The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
1/10
An insult to nerd culture
31 March 2020
This show laughs at nerds instead of giving nerds something to laugh at. Instead of jokes, this show has meaningless references to things that nerds like, which apparently guarantees success. Such a mediocre show that didn't deserve to begin let alone exist for over a decade.
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10/10
Somebody just had to ruin the 10/10
26 February 2020
This episode was a masterpiece and anyone who rated it less than 10/10 does not understand the concept of excellent television.
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1/10
one of the worst superhero movies ever
9 January 2020
Warning: Spoilers
Of course there are other contenders, like Steel and Fant4stic... but this movie had a high budget and a dedicated fanbase and it still was a failure by all definitions of the word. The writing was terrible and awkward, as if the actors were improvising every line without knowing what the plot was about, and for some strange reason characters say the same lines twice in a row which is very irritating. Harry Osborn just shows up without even being mentioned in the first film, and the audience is supposed to just go along with him and Peter being best friends since childhood... so there's that. Also we're thrown into some hackneyed, underdeveloped subplot about Harry trying to steal Spiderman's blood to cure himself of a genetic disease that his father kept secret from him until he was on his death bed because he hates him I guess? Apparently this disease makes green goo leak out of your hairline and gums, which I guess was one of those comic book plots that would be really difficult to adapt in a movie without it appearing ridiculous because it appears very, very ridiculous. Another really dumb subplot is Peter's father leaving him a big ol' scavenger hunt to solve in order to learn whatever. I forgot what is at the end of the scavenger hunt because the last "clue" is a coin that Peter puts in an abandoned subway terminal, causing a car that his dad mechanically rigged to come up out of a secret hole in the ground, and I think there was a working laboratory inside or something really stupid like that. Oh yeah and Electro is in this movie too, not the Electro from the comics but just some weird guy who has a random love/hate relationship with both Spiderman and attention, and gets free orthodontic work from some electric eels (I could make this stuff up if I suffered enough brain damage, but I assure you it all really happens in the movie). They even try to shoehorn in the Sinister Six as sequel-fuel, which made me laugh while watching this because nearly every scene in this movie was a nail in the coffin of Garfield's turn as Spiderman. The only decent part of this movie is when Peter is crying over Gwen's dead body, then it immediately reverts back to its true form: a terrible, clumsy, boring, awkward mess of a film.
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Mr. Robot: Hello, Elliot (2019)
Season 4, Episode 13
10/10
Goodbye, friend
23 December 2019
My heart feels very heavy after watching this finale. This show means so much to me and, as far as I'm concerned, no other show can connect with its audience like Mr. Robot did. As I sat watching this beautiful series come to a close with my cat Elliot, I realized this show accomplished its message spectacularly, and it did so while preserving its legacy. Well I guess it's time to get "mind awake, body asleep" tattooed on my ribs and complain on reddit about how underrated this show is. Farewell to an exceptional masterpiece of storytelling and character insight. I speak for those who appreciate television as an art form, and therefore love this show, when I say Mr. Robot is a one-of-a-kind phenomenon that we were lucky to witness. Thank you to everyone who worked on this show, every cast and crew member, and especially Sam Esmail. Truly, thank you all for this show. It has helped so, so many people in coping with mental illness, and that is something these people should be immensely proud of.
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Watchmen (2019)
9/10
Fans have been waiting for this.
19 December 2019
And by "fans", I mean the people who love and understand the source material, not the people who are rate-bombing this show because it talks about white supremacy. So I'm just gonna put some facts out there.

1.) This is a Watchmen series: Three of the four living Watchmen have huge roles in the show (I'm banking Nite Owl II is alive somewhere). Laurie Juspeczyk/Blake, Dr. Manhattan, and Adrian Veidt are portrayed incredibly, and I'm very thankful for that because I thought Malin Åkerman was bad in the movie and Matthew Goode was average. I like the movie, and I've seen it at least 10 times, but this show seems a little more focused on subtlety than getting those slow-motion snippets just right during the fight scenes. Don't get me wrong, the action in the movie was cool, but this show is so much closer to the book in tone, visuals, character portrayal, and multiple other aspects. Just because this is a continuation and not an adaptation doesn't mean it's not Watchmen. This show pays homage to the book and creatively builds onto its universe, and that's truly awesome because I'd take a sequel over a remake any day.

2.) Political, but definitely not preachy: Watchmen and V for Vendetta are regarded as two of the most politically-charged graphic novels of all time, and they were both written by the same guy. It's heavily implied in the book that Nixon had the Comedian assassinate JFK, and after that he had Dr. Manhattan basically wipe out the Vietcong, so it doesn't surprise me that this show speaks politically, but I was pleasantly surprised by what it had to say. The Cold War isn't as relevant as it was in the 80's, so this show decided to shift the conflict to a more modern one. Go figure.

3.) This is not SJW snowflake propaganda: I consider this separate from the argument that Watchmen is too political because it implies the show is more concerned with being politically correct than it is with telling a powerful story, whereas being political just means it talks about politically-relevant topics. I wouldn't watch this show if it used political correctness as a plot device because that's lazy writing and it annoys me to my core- but this show doesn't do that. I had my doubts before I started the first episode, and prepared myself for the possibility of a mediocre sermon about police brutality against the black community that would be an insult to my favorite book, but I realized almost immediately after starting it that I had nothing to worry about. This show doesn't sacrifice its writing for the sake of political correctness, it doesn't demonize police, and it actually provides insightful commentary on our country's racial tension, which I believe is good for our society.

Don't take my word for it, just watch the show for yourself and form your own opinion.
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Mr. Robot (2015–2019)
10/10
a rare and indisputable masterpiece
17 December 2019
This show is absolutely genius, but it never quite gained the massive acclaim it deserves because it focuses on making every single scene meaningful and visually appealing, rather than coming up with as many quotable one-liners and high-budget special effects moments as possible. In other words, it's very different from other shows. This isn't a show about a villainous main character that people mistake as an antihero. This is a show about control: what people do to gain it, what it does to the world, and how it's really nothing more than a concept that we obsess over. Mr. Robot is the story of its time, and I'm not saying that because it's an incredibly made show. It's more relevant to the country we live in than anything else on television, and perhaps more than any show in history. Think of every critically acclaimed show from the U.S., and ask yourself: were they specifically relevant to what was happening in our country at the time? This show is... and it is terrifyingly accurate. Besides being commendable for its accuracy, Mr. Robot truly rewards its viewers for paying attention to detail, much like The Wire did. Subplots are hinted in one season and left alone until they come back with a vengeance in a later season, and if you remember the hint then you're even more excited by the payoff. There are incredible symbols and motifs throughout every episode, like Elliot's beta fish "Qwerty", the ominous knocking at his apartment door, Price's references to WWI, Elliot's use of computer language to explain his mental state and the crises he faces, and many more. The characters have their own unique motivations for the things they do, and they never make those obvious plot-device mistakes that characters make on so many other shows to get the conflict rolling. Ralphthemoviemaker does a great job explaining why the camerawork is so amazing on his youtube video about Mr. Robot, so I won't bother repeating him, but definitely check it out for yourself. My personal favorite aspect of this show is the villains... they are outstanding. Fernando, Ray, Irving, whiterose, and the rest of the people who try to manipulate the protagonists, they all have a unique perspective of the world and a unique past that warps their moral guidelines. I hope this show gains more praise and recognition for its originality, because right now it is one of the most underrated shows of all time, and those who appreciate excellent television will agree.
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Rick and Morty: Rattlestar Ricklactica (2019)
Season 4, Episode 5
10/10
They finally broke the time travel rule!
17 December 2019
Looks like the writers finally opened that box on the garage shelf labeled "time travel stuff", which was intended to be their subtle message to the viewers that they would avoid that topic in their episodes to avoid confusion/cliché. I'm glad they decided to take the leap in this episode, though, because I think they really pulled off a clever and original time travel plot. The episode had some really hilarious parts and the B story was a lot of fun to watch.
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Mr. Robot: eXit (2019)
Season 4, Episode 11
10/10
I think my brain is broken... anyone else?
16 December 2019
Add up every mind**** you've ever experienced and multiply that by a thousand, and it will still be nowhere close to this episode. I was never lucky enough to start watching an incredible show from the beginning until I saw Mr. Robot the night it premiered, and I immediately knew I would be annoying my friends and family about it for the years to come. Thanks again, Sam Esmail, along with everyone else who takes part in this indisputable masterpiece.
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8/10
This is not a 1/10.
13 December 2019
Hey guys, just reminding everyone that The Big Bang Theory lasted a decade and is being replaced by an even worse spinoff. Stop treating television like the Louvre and appreciate this show's creative efforts, even if they're being slightly deterred by a lower-quality writing staff. Dan Harmon is still behind the scenes, and that's clear to me from watching this episode. If you think this show has a lot of potential, which it does, then stop whining so much and be thankful the person who created it is still the show-runner. Just because the writing feels a little forced doesn't make it the fourth season of Community, and it certainly doesn't justify all the negative reviews. Speaking of Community, TV is comfort, and it should be allowed to have a bad day... or phone in a day. Take those words to heart and either give the show a break or stop watching it.
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Mr. Robot: 409 Conflict (2019)
Season 4, Episode 9
10/10
Another masterpiece
10 December 2019
I'm scared of what's going to happen now, to the characters of this show and to the fabric of our reality; both are in danger after this groundbreaking streak of incredible episodes. This show's creativity and artistic style are stomping out everything else on television, and those of us who have loved Mr. Robot from the beginning are rewarded with (in my opinion) one of the greatest seasons of television history. And those who don't like the show are free to continue disliking it, but nobody with an appreciation or understanding of excellent television can deny that Mr. Robot, at its best, achieves a level of quality that most shows never approach.
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1/10
The show left with Hillenburg
19 November 2019
This was Stephen Hillenburg's show, and the network refused to end it after he left. The result is a mass of disturbing episodes that would be unrecognizable to any true Spongebob fan. What was once an intelligent and hilarious show became unwatchable garbage almost immediately after Hillenburg's departure. I hope the network puts this sickening abomination out of its misery and stops haunting fans of the original masterpiece with this disgusting, stupid, ANNOYING knockoff of a beloved character. This is a kid's show, for God's sake, and I saw an episode where a toenail was graphically ripped out of Squidward's foot. Why would anyone put something so violently disturbing on a kid's show? Because these writers don't know what the hell they're doing; they can't be funny or creative like Stephen Hillenburg could, so they resort to very unpleasant things that small children shouldn't be watching. May the original genius of Spongebob Squarepants rest in peace with its creator.
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10/10
Heartbreaking and powerful
18 November 2019
Even if you hate Elliot, for whatever reason, you'll feel for him after this. If you love him, there are parts of this episode that will be hard to watch. It's incredible, like every other episode of this masterpiece, but it can be difficult to digest. I'm really glad Sam Esmail continues to push the boundaries of this show with episodes that defy expectations, and this episode (and the previous one) pushes them particularly far. I'd like to think Vera scares me because he's intimidating, but it's really because he understands the world. The wild savagery of the world.
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10/10
The wait for Vera was worth it
18 November 2019
The villains of Mr. Robot are pure entertainment. Ray is my favorite, mainly because of his awesome speeches about prophets who hear voices and falling in the dark, but Vera might be the unanimous winner when the show's over.
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10/10
Harmon gets a well-deserved 4th season
12 November 2019
Great season premiere. It's clever, dark, weird, and fun. I hope NBC execs watch this season and cry, knowing they made the worst mistake by firing Dan Harmon for the fourth season of Community. Now his fans get to see what he can do as showrunner for the fourth season IN A ROW on his other masterpiece Rick and Morty. Thank you, adultswim, for not being a soulless corporation that punishes creativity.
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Mr. Robot: 406 Not Acceptable (2019)
Season 4, Episode 6
10/10
perfection as usual
11 November 2019
The gang's all here. What's left of them, at least. This show gives me certainty that truly excellent television will never die, because there will always be artists who refuse to change to please the network or a new demographic or whatever source of creative downfall. Esmail is that artist, telling the incredible story he created, and it's not over yet.
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Mr. Robot: 405 Method Not Allowed (2019)
Season 4, Episode 5
10/10
This show is consistently perfect
4 November 2019
Elliot and Darlene are officially the most entertaining brother-sister duo on television, and the fact that it's basically them against the world at this point just makes their dynamic even cooler. Keep em comin', Esmail, you beautiful genius-person.
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Mr. Robot (2015–2019)
10/10
The first of its kind
1 November 2019
The everything is incredible. By that I mean the acting, directing, editing, writing, EVERYTHING is incredible. I watched the pilot episode of Mr. Robot the night it aired because I thought from the promos that the show was created by my favorite film director, David Fincher. I found out right away it was actually created by Sam Esmail, whom I had never heard of. Even though I couldn't find Fincher's name anywhere in the first few opening credits, I gave up looking almost immediately because the first scene was so perfect. It was dark -both literally and figuratively- subtle, intense, and everything else I could ask for in a television drama; I've considered every episode since then to be a masterpiece. Every season has a unique and incredible arc, cutting certain scenes at crucial moments and finishing them later on, keeping the audience only partially informed about the bigger picture to give them a sense of the blackouts Elliot experiences. All of the main characters are complex, and the villains are some of the greatest on television (Ray was probably my favorite because he gave some of the most badass speeches of the show, like the one about prophets who heard voices). Every new twist feels like it took effort to plan and connect to previous events, unlike the twists that are just meant to throw audiences off. I've religiously followed this show since the beginning, and I'm going to miss it so much, but all works of art have to be complete at some point.
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Mr. Robot: 404 Not Found (2019)
Season 4, Episode 4
10/10
The bottle episode we deserve
28 October 2019
Comedic relief is like a secret weapon this show keeps in its back pocket to be used for unique episodes like this, and the main characters' deadpan reactions to the strange and obnoxious people around them never fail to make me laugh. Even though this is a drama, so were Breaking Bad and The Sopranos, both of which had some hilarious moments. Apart from the humor, this is the bottle episode I've been waiting for. I don't think there's been an episode this bizarre in Mr. Robot since Elliot's morphine withdrawal episode in season 1, and both of them stand out to me as bottle episodes because their plots focus on very specific problems for the characters. Whereas before it was Elliot's addiction, now it's a hunt for a Dark Army spy, with some juicy plot and character development for Dom, Darlene, and Tyrell sprinkled in. Abed from Community described bottle episodes as "wall-to-wall facial expressions and emotional nuance", which has somewhat of a lazy connotation, but this show chooses to tell a gripping story even in its bottle episodes. That's why it's not just a tv show, it's a masterpiece.
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Mr. Robot: 403 Forbidden (2019)
Season 4, Episode 3
10/10
Juices are currently flowing
26 October 2019
VERA!! Had to get my excitement out of the way. As always, this episode explores the depth of the characters, most notably whiterose. We begin to see deeper into her character and gain somewhat of an explanation for her immoral decisions. Elliot finally gets a win, but by now we know those come with a price in this show. Either way, his path in this episode was awesome and a little sad (especially considering Angela), and it showed a side of Elliot the audience had never really seen before.
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Mr. Robot: 402 Payment Required (2019)
Season 4, Episode 2
10/10
Masterpiece #34 out of 45
14 October 2019
Another awesome episode that carries the despairing tone, but combines emotional and awesome scenes to possibly hint at a somewhat happy ending for the protagonists. Darlene and Elliot spend a lot of time together, which I was glad to see because I love their sibling dynamic, and they have some pretty cool moments in this episode that reminded me why I like them so much as sister and brother. Also the beginning and end kinda blew my mind. I'll deeply miss this show.
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Mr. Robot: 401 Unauthorized (2019)
Season 4, Episode 1
10/10
Another masterpiece
7 October 2019
This episode is another brilliant addition to the show, which itself is a massive achievement in directing, writing, editing, acting, cinematography, etc. This episode stands out to me because it plays the tone of horror and despair to convey the situation these characters are in. Another reason this one stands out is because nearly every actor had their shining moment, and it never felt corny or forced like all the emmy-bait shows. I'm really sad and excited at the same time, and I really cannot wait to see what comes next. I want the Dark Army to feel some of that retribution Angela was talking about.
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Preacher: End of the World (2019)
Season 4, Episode 10
10/10
I'm thankful for this weird and fun show
2 October 2019
It's been so much fun following this show's journey since the pilot, and I'm really glad I decided to leave amc on that night because I was hooked from the first scene. This show's style of humor is so crazy that it stands out as original flare. I did notice somewhat of a shift in tone from darkly ridiculous humor to just ridiculous humor after the first season (which is such an incredible season), but I didn't really care that much because the stories were entertaining and the show still made me laugh. This finale was pretty great, and the end was so beautifully macabre that it struck the memory of watching the pilot the night it aired, when I immediately knew I would follow this bat-s**t crazy show to the end. I never read the comic, but I know I will someday to better understand the characters and plot-lines, even though I hear the show is significantly different. I just want to go back and experience the goosebumps of seeing this show for the first time. It's as different from every other comedy as Twin Peaks is from every other crime drama, and I'm really sad to see it go but thankful it had a full run and a really touching finale. I'm gonna miss Cassidy the most. Bye Preacher.
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Community: Basic RV Repair and Palmistry (2015)
Season 6, Episode 10
10/10
Extra thick straps!
25 September 2019
Warning: Spoilers
I'm glad Dan Harmon got to speak his mind in Community about the "three weeks earlier" gimmick in tv shows. He already touched on it in Rick and Morty when Morty says he thinks stories should start when they begin and not when they get interesting. Elroy was funny but didn't really interact much with the rest of the group, which may have just been a reference to him joining the cast in the final season. He and Frankie were pretty solid additions to the cast and helped the sixth season achieve nearly the same level of awesome as seasons 1-3 and season 5. I love every scene where Abed tries to flashback three weeks earlier, and the things he says/does in the flashbacks get more hilarious as the episode goes on. The space elder versions of Frankie, Abed, and Britta were pretty hilarious as well. Plus it ended with one of the most depressingly funny credit scenes of any episode, so that was definitely refreshing for anyone who loves the darker side of this show as much as I do. An underrated episode from the most underrated season of one of the most underrated comedy shows of all time.
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A.P. Bio (2018– )
6/10
Too many kids
5 August 2019
Glenn howerton is obviously a talented comedic actor, having portrayed a narcissistic lunatic impeccably for 13 years. So it's no surprise he's really funny in this show. I saw that coming, and so did everyone who watches "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia". The problem is the kids, who greatly outnumber Howerton and make it difficult to laugh when the punchlines come. Finding kids who can act is rare enough, but finding kids who can act FUNNY and can genuinely make an adult laugh without resorting to cute gags is almost impossible. I understand this is far more family friendly than "Always Sunny", but the humor depends almost entirely on Howerton, Oswalt, and Pell, all of whom are adult actors with experience in comedy. I wish this show would start to focus less on the students and more on the adults.
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Mr. Robot: eps1.5_br4ve-trave1er.asf (2015)
Season 1, Episode 6
10/10
My personal favorite
10 April 2019
Watch this episode. Mr. Robot has some pretty incredible storytelling, considering it was created by a guy who once said he doesn't care about plot. This episode shows how complex of a character Elliot is. Besides the suspense, what I liked most about this episode is that it can be viewed as its own story. This is just Elliot under the gun to save someone he cares about from a psychopathic drug dealer (an unusually likable one). I love every second of this show, but this episode is one of the greatest, in my opinion. The best story arcs take time to build and resolve, and Mr. Robot accomplishes this in a pretty brilliant way: by literally taking more time to build and resolve them. Not just a season, not just two. This episode was in the first season and the story arc won't be reintroduced until the fourth season. I haven't really seen a show take risks in storytelling like that. Almost all of them have a central issue that gets resolved by the end of the season, as well as subplots that get resolved by the end of the episodes. This show presents only pieces of its best stories at a time, which is far closer to reality than the assembly line of conflict resolution that we are accustomed to. Can't wait to see how it pans out.
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