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Re: Black Mirror

Postby Grammatron » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:16 pm

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Re: Black Mirror

Postby ed » Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:14 pm

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Re: Black Mirror

Postby Bruce » Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:49 am

I lost interest in it. 60 minutes per episode is too much of my time. I wish someone would edit the dead time out of the episode and compress them down to about 15 minutes. :(
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Re: Black Mirror

Postby Rob Lister » Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:00 am

Still another imagines a post-peak-oil future, wherein people generate energy and currency by pedaling on stationary bikes, and the only escape from the drudgery is reality-show fame.


That is a very narrow, very naive interpretation. Simplistic. Dullard. It was about the corporate-capitalistic treadmill.

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Re: Black Mirror

Postby Grammatron » Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:07 am

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Still another imagines a post-peak-oil future, wherein people generate energy and currency by pedaling on stationary bikes, and the only escape from the drudgery is reality-show fame.


That is a very narrow, very naive interpretation. Simplistic. Dullard. It was about the corporate-capitalistic treadmill.

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Re: Black Mirror

Postby Anaxagoras » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:33 am

It's back.

The first one was decent.

This isn't really a big spoiler but just a general comment about the first episode.
I haven't seen the others yet.
Spoiler:
Black Mirror never does unambiguously happy endings, usually quite the opposite, but I guess this one wasn't quite as awful as it could be.
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Re: Black Mirror

Postby ed » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:53 am

I find unrelieved negativity to be a cheap ploy. Like Love Story again and again with nothing underneath it.

I watched a couple of episodes and didn't appreciate the manipulation as a series theme.
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Re: Black Mirror

Postby gnome » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:03 pm

I wouldn't say it was unrelieved, there are a few episodes and endings that change that tone. But the balance may still not be to your taste.
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Re: Black Mirror

Postby Anaxagoras » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:59 am

My own personal take on season 4:

So, of course there are 6 episodes in season 4 and each one is completely independent of the others.

If I were to roughly divide them into 2 categories, I'd say there are 3 I would recommend and 3 I wouldn't.

My favorite was the last one, episode 6, "Black Museum". It sort of reminds me of the Christmas Special, another personal favorite.

2nd, was episode 2, "Arkangel" (that's the correct spelling apparently)

3rd, episode 1, "USS Callister".

Those are the "watchers".

The ones you could take a pass on are:

4: "Metalhead" (episode 5 I think)
5: "Hang the DJ" (4(?))
6: "Crocodile" (3)

The only one I really hated was Crocodile.
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Re: Black Mirror

Postby Doctor X » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:08 am

Because of the lack of tentacles?

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