Alex McLevy
Alex McLevy is a writer and editor at The A.V. Club, and would kindly appreciate additional videos of robots failing to accomplish basic tasks.
1:02 PM

TBF, folks may be quoting any of the apartment-dwellers that immediately followed Beale’s exhortation, as many of them ‘adjusted’ his sentiment into varied incarnations. Paddy penned those as well.

11:19 PM

LOVED this episode! Loved the score. Loved that they used The Motels and my favourite band, Concrete Blonde for the soundtrack. Loved the cinematography, which was gorgeous. Tod Campbell has been outdoing himself this year with a visually stunning season. And most of all, I absolutely loved that when Darlene is Read more

12:17 AM

I thought, seriously, that both Elliot and Mr. Robot would look into the camera at the end of the episode, indicating that we are his friend and other alter ego. :) If this would have happened, I would have freaked out. The voice of the snowman sounded a lot like the taxidermy woman.

12:01 AM

We all have been speculating about another personality all these years. People threw all these possibilities -Tyrell, Leon - but it never fit. But now we know. Finally, here’s the proof it exists. It also seems like the versions of Elliot mother and child self that we glimpsed last week when he was dying know about Read more

10:25 PM

I liked the bit early on with the woman trying to escape her crashed vehicle. I figured maybe something would come of that, and then she got bitten on the leg. Figured after that, maybe she’d still get loose and do something else. Nope! Just a good way to have Flashback Lydia freak out. But still, poor mystery lady. Read more

10:52 PM

Also, watching the Talking Dead - and this has been true for a couple of years - when Angela Kang talks, Melissa McBride rolls her eyes like she fuuuuuuccckkkking haaaaaates her.

2:15 PM

Okay this needs to be said. This game is based on a fascinating nautical urban legend. It probably never happened but the legend of the Ourang Medan is a great story and its very very underused in fiction. Sadly this game, while clearly having read the material adding in most of the legend, weird distress signal,

12:28 PM

This is a little bit all over the place, but basically it makes me think of what’s the best way of interacting with asymmetric gameplay? In the sense that stories can have unequal amounts of information, and how does an audience generally enjoy such a thing? A few games come to mind and (my) habits come to mind. I Read more

11:48 PM

Alex, I think your timeline is off. The Ambassadors was painted in 1533. The Dutch Masters (Vermeer, Rembrandt, etc) weren’t born yet.

12:51 AM

They referred to the Shadow King as an “Omega Level Mutant” tonight. I don’t have the best memory with shows, but is this the first time the series has used that term from the comics? They barely call them mutants as is. Still, I appreciated that little nod.

11:50 PM

Appreciate your reviews and thoughts all season, but for this viewer, this episode was an all-timer. 

11:15 PM

One massive lingering question that’ll probably never get answered (and hasn’t even been alluded to all season) is the notion of David’s adopted parents. Read more

10:19 PM

Sooo are they face punching and perhaps removing their shirts in this movie? Asking for a friend. Cause I don’t care much about the cars or Princess Margaret. But I mean Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham and WAIT A SECOND IS THAT IDRIS ELBA TOO? Slow clap - well played. This soccer mom might have to haul her cookies to Read more

3:38 PM

Paradise should fake the audience out by threatening to have Luke on, showing him on a helicopter talking about how excited he his to prove himself to America by explaining himself constantly (and incoherently) for the next several weeks, only to reveal that they’ve actually abandoned him on a genuine deserted island Read more

11:53 PM

“It’s the No. 2 show on TV. You don’t sneeze at it being No. 2 out of the three billion shows that are on TV.” Read more