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Mr Robot episode 6 review: eps1.5_br4ve-trave1er.asf

Frances Roberts Review Jul 31, 2015

Failure is infinitely more interesting to watch than success, as this week’s tense, surprising episode of Mr Robot shows…

Mr Robot episode 5 review: eps1.4_3xpl0its.wmv

Frances Roberts Review Jul 24, 2015

What is your security flaw? That’s the question the stylish, gripping Mr Robot asks in this week’s crowded episode…

Mr Robot episode 4 review: eps1.3_da3m0ns.mp4

Frances Roberts Review Jul 16, 2015

Mr Robot demonstrates its versatility this week by morphing from heist thriller into an experimental trip…

Why Mr Robot is Fight Club’s spiritual successor

Frances Roberts Feature Jul 13, 2015

USA Network’s new series, Mr Robot, takes up Fight Club’s mantle, updating its anti-capitalist ire for the cyber age…

Mr Robot episode 3 review: eps1.2_d3bug.mkv

Frances Roberts Review Jul 9, 2015

Cyber-thriller Mr Robot continues to impress in episode three, but what is the real significance of its title?

Under The Dome season 3 episode 3 review: Redux

Frances Roberts Review Jul 3, 2015

You have to admire the latest reboot from Under The Dome, the show that goes through sci-fi ideas at a rate of knots…

Mr Robot episode 2 review: eps1.1_ones-and-zer0es.mpeg

Frances Roberts Review Jul 3, 2015

Stylishly shot, surprising cyber-thriller series Mr Robot may not be subtle, but continues to impress and surprise…

Under The Dome season 3 episodes 1 & 2 review: Move On & But I’m Not

Frances Roberts Review Jun 27, 2015

Under The Dome is back with a ponderous double-length season 3 opener, which is already squandering its sci-fi potential...

Mr Robot episode 1 review: eps1.0_hellofriend.mov

Frances Roberts Review Jun 26, 2015

Promising new USA Network cyber-hacking drama Mr Robot may be a throwback to the late-nineties, but that's no bad thing...

Mad Men season 7 episode 13 review: The Milk And Honey Route

Frances Roberts Review May 18, 2015

Mad Men’s penultimate episode changes the tables for one character, while others attempt to rewrite the past...

Elementary season 3 episode 24 review: A Controlled Descent

Frances Roberts Review May 15, 2015

Elementary’s season 3 finale leaves the show on a bleak note, with Sherlock continuing to battle his demons…

Mad Men season 7 episode 12 review: Lost Horizon

Frances Roberts Review May 10, 2015

Mad Men fans can’t complain they’re not getting closure as it continues its parade of bittersweet goodbyes…

Elementary season 3 episode 23 review: Absconded

Frances Roberts Review May 8, 2015

Elementary delivers another brilliantly bonkers case, but it looks as though season 3 will end with a whimper, not a bang…

Elementary season 3 episode 22 review: The Best Way Out Is Always Through

Frances Roberts Review May 1, 2015

Why hasn't Elementary kick-started its season 3 finale yet? With just two episodes to go, the clock is ticking...

Mad Men season 7 episode 11 review: Time & Life

Frances Roberts Review Apr 27, 2015

SCP faces yet more changes in the latest, excellent episode of Mad Men, Time & Life...

Mad Men season 7 episode 10 review: The Forecast

Frances Roberts Review Apr 20, 2015

Mad Men’s writing and direction continue to be first-class as its final season moves towards an endgame for Don Draper...

Elementary season 3 episode 20 review: A Stitch In Time

Frances Roberts Review Apr 17, 2015

Elementary always sides with the lunatics, which is just how we like it. Here's our review of this week's fun, varied episode...

Mad Men season 7 episode 9 review: New Business

Frances Roberts Review Apr 13, 2015

This week’s Mad Men may not be a classic, but it takes care of old business and starts clearing a path to the show’s finale…

Elementary season 3 episode 19 review: One Watson, One Holmes

Frances Roberts Review Apr 10, 2015

Hacker collective Everyone returns in this week’s entertaining and even touching episode of Elementary…

Mad Men season 7 episode 8 review: Severance

Frances Roberts Review Apr 8, 2015

The past comes back to haunt Don, Joan and Ken in Mad Men's latest episode, which shows that it's still more than capable of surprise...

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