Mr. Robot: eps3.1_undo.gz (SPOILERS)
My favourite character in Mr. Robot is of course… Mr. Robot. And it’s not just because he’s played by Christian Slater, trust me. Christian wasn’t really featured a whole lot in this episode. Which is good, because part of me wants to try and me more involved with the side of the show that isn’t just Christian Slater cuz the other characters have so much to bring to the table. The first half-an-hour was epic. It had my full attention the ENTIRE time and didn’t make me miss a beat even for a second. The scene with Whiterose and “generosity” just sent chills down my arms it was so good. I was so satisfied with the episode cuz I was appreciating the show without Mr. Robot in it and I was so blown away by all the other characters. I’d completely forgotten about Mr. Robot, and was really okay with having had an entire episode without him.
But then he showed up.
And I automatically remembered how engrossed I am with the character, and Christian’s phenomenal portrayal of him. He’s like a grenade. He just blows up and completely catches my attention, practically grabbing me by the shirt collar. How Christian plays him out is just sensational. The way he shouted and screamed at Darlene, the immediate chills down the back of your neck as soon as you feel his presence is so haunting and powerful. The way he slowly bent forward and slid his hands across the arm chair, not breaking eye contact for even a second. Every physical detail is put into play with Mr. Robot, and I just can’t help but continue to be blown away by Christian Slater. It’s fucking terrifying. He totally scares the shit out of me every single second he’s on screen. He’s not essential to my enjoyment of the show, but he is a big reason of why I have fallen so deeply in love with it.
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