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 Post subject: Re: Black Mirror on Channel 4
PostPosted: Sat February 25, 2017 9:57 pm 
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The Entire History of You is so fucking heartbreaking. I guess there's been a backlash against this show but I still think it's pretty great.


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Orpheus wrote:
The Entire History of You is so fucking heartbreaking. I guess there's been a backlash against this show but I still think it's pretty great.


Fuck the haters. This is great.

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theplatypus wrote:
It's bad


You're bad.

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theplatypus wrote:
ohhh yyeahhhhh


WHY DO YOU ALWAYS WIN AT EVERYTHING?

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I won't watch any of the trailers. But, I'm pysched this is returning in a few weeks.


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I won't watch any of the trailers. But, I'm pysched this is returning in a few weeks.


I don't know how that trailer can do anything but get you excited for the next season.

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EJ wrote:
I won't watch any of the trailers. But, I'm pysched this is returning in a few weeks.


I don't know how that trailer can do anything but get you excited for the next season.


Just in time to start the year feeling depressed.

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So this is back

Ring in 2018 with a cyberpunk dystopia we all deserve


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Mrs. Bam is really into this show. I have seen a few episodes with her and really enjoyed it. “Future Twilight Zone” is a perfect description.

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Mrs. Bam is really into this show. I have seen a few episodes with her and really enjoyed it. “Future Twilight Zone” is a perfect description.


There was a scene in the USS Callister episode where
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the main dude made a girl's face disappear
. It reminded me of a similar scene in the old Twilight Zone Movie that scared the shit out of me when I was a kid. Fucking hell!

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I've watched the first 4 eps of this season and really enjoying it so far. Definitely better than last season.


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I started watching this during midnight feedings last week, and 3:00AM with all the lights off is definitely a good atmosphere for it. I've only finished Season 2 so I haven't read all of the comments in this thread, but even perusing a few and reading some recaps I do tend to agree with the general consensus that the smaller episodes are the more successful. "The Entire History of You" and "Be Right Back" are high-water marks for me. Episodes tend to falter when they try to "go bigger" or to make more overt statements; it's just so obvious when the show is being more subtle. "The Waldo Moment" and "White Bear" come to mind as episodes that are half-baked but play like they're profound.

Overall, a fan. Will definitely finish out the other seasons over the next week or so.

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"Hey, you're from Game of Thrones" is a nice alternate title for this show.

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The Christmas episode was good. Had a Beckettian feel to it. Also, the stuff with the little girl near the end was heartbreaking.

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Simple Torture wrote:
"Hey, you're from Game of Thrones" is a nice alternate title for this show.


This reached its apex with Bronn.

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"USS Callister" - 2.5/5. Honestly, just way too much going on here.

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Is this a bullying revenge fantasy (A story about how our "callous" treatment of others may come back to haunt us)? A story about big tech's dark desire to control the world to overcome their 'beta' status? White fragility and allyship? I suppose the "twist" was that they escaped the abuser's world into an infinite universe full of abusers, thus their optimism is misplaced and they will suffer forever but trying to cover all this ground at once never gives a chance to develop any of the individual themes and the whole thing falls flat, particularly at the end, where he could have easily exited the game and shut them down rather than chasing. It felt like a betrayal of previous seasons where they always went to the darkest edge of the concept.

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