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the second one was amazing
Correction, I've just watched "TWD" S7 EP 1.
Watched the first three - each being better than the last. "Shut up and dance" was truly excellent T.V. Brilliant performance from the guy playing the main kid too.
bah I left the last 2 in the season for halloween, but it turned out they were my 2 least favourite. 2-4 are all great, 1 is pretty good, 5 was lame, 6 was just ok... they should have made it an hour long, it was a bit tortuous.
Would still rather have this programme made than 99% of stuff though.
They were all good. He really benefits from a bigger budget. The previous series weren't quite there, but this one hits the mark almost every time. For me anyway, I know others didn't like some episodes.
Finished season 3 last night and thought it was mostly great, far more consistent than the previous run where I thought about half of the episodes were poor. Maybe it's the increase in budget, but these worked better as dramas than just as ideas for me. The one about 80s nostalgia, San Junipero was brilliant. Next to Be Right Back from season 2 by far the best thing Black Mirror has done (they do love stories rather well!). I also really liked Nosedive with it's pastel nightmare of a social media dystopia. Bryce Dallas Howard's psychotically perky performance is what really made the episode. The last one was good too, I'd only seen the sequences I'd worked on, but it may have been better at regular episode length rather than at feature film length.
Only just seen the first one. Was dissapointed initially as seemed like same-old commentary on social media on a bigger budget set in US. But the end hook was amazing. Genuinely felt like they had tapped into human needs that we are losing with social media.
Shut Up Dance a thing in echoed real life:
'Sextortion' suspects deny involvement in Daniel Perry case - BBC News
Every Episode of Black Mirror
I preferred this one
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I thought the third one was the absolute stand out one.
Hated by The Nation: Look at her screen at 06:03...
Finally got around to watching the third series.
It was better than I expected. Loved San Junipero - such a sweet love story.
They can be a bit trite, but they are generally well directed and very well directed.
I thought that the American back packer in the deadly horror video game one was great and he reminded me of a young Kurt Russell - looked him up and Wyatt Russell is indeed his son!
New CB side project in Syria?
A sarcastic response to Syria's militants - BBC News
Here we go again. S4 up on the 29th.
Nice to spot Meth Damon
why does the thread title need to have 'charlie Brooker' tagged on? we dont have doctor who 'steven moffat' or game of thrones 'g r r r r martin' thread titles
USS Callister was the business I loved the castings, Plemons is as expected (brilliant, but I expected him from the trailer) Michaela Cole returns (she was the perfectly irritating airline service desk attendant in Nosedive) and we also get another Fargo refugee, Cristin Milioti.
I found myself thinking "I fucking love all these actors who played characters in my favourite shows all coming together here, but why doesn't
No, fuck you. You'll just have to watch it
ever get cast in anything else? Did he die?"
Then near the end this stereotypical obnoxious gamer comes on over the intercom and I lost it.
well finally got round to watching this show. finished the first episode of season 4. this was my first intro into the world of black mirror and i'm left thinking, is that it?
this is the shit people are raving about? this all supposed to tie in about modern technology shit?
Just watched s4 e1.... what a great start to the series!
genuine suspense throughout too - given how evil so many episodes of BM have been you genuinely didn’t know if they were gonna make it out
Watched ep1 of season 4 yesterday , really enjoyed it , wasn't what I was expecting , now to watch episode 2
My favourite of this season has been Hang the DJ.
The pay-off at the end is wonderfully done
Liked series 4, but for me it lacked a highlight like "Shut Up and Dance" from S3.
Crocodile was looking good until that ending. Wasn't it already established that the subject had to be 'induced' into 'seeing' the memory?
Yeah, I'm fine with believing whatever they come up with, but it has to be consistent. And given that they already talked about the personal bias that all memories have, is a GP's memory even admissible in court?
It was okay. The weakest series imo but still stuck with all four.
2 down 4 to go
Callister was weak as hell. Plot so full of holes it destroyed the tension. "Why don't they/he/she just XYZ?" every 5 minutes. "But that's physically impossible" every 10 (probably because the "how" of the technology played an important part in the story)
Arkangel was superb. Really well acted, and the story got its fingers in you from multiple directions. (The "how" is completely unexplained, but its effect is crystal clear, which is all the story needs. It could be a magic spell and work just as well.)
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