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4 hours ago, Which Tyler said:

Bandersnatch?

Is this the autobiography of Benedict Cumberbatch?

Since it's some kind of interactive I figure it gets into Crash Bandicoot.  

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It's... interesting. But you could've guessed that.

I'm not sure how well it all comes together, but it was a smart and challenging bit of TV, if maybe not quite as challenging as I think the writers wanted it to be.

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It gets really weird when you chose for Netflix :wacko: Hello, I am controlling you

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IT was...different. An attempt to do something new. Tbh I’m not sure I actually enjoyed it or that it was a small clever as it thought it was. But it was unique. 

 

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I thought it was really well executed and sufficiently meta. I think i'd have preferred not choosing as an option (although maybe that is an option) eg when faced with "trolley paradoxes" i opted for not choosing. I thought there'd be more jump scares but only encountered one.

Then again I've maybe only seen a fraction of what was filmed so it's hard to be too critical of events/scenes that may actually be there. I'm sure there will be some in depth guides in a few weeks that will reward a rewatch/play.

I love the irony that a guide will be a spoiler in the sense you can't watch a secret ending without knowing what it is beforehand. Although i guess they can say 1-5 star reviews to minimise spoilers. The

phone number code scene is bound to have tons of codes

I thought it was a really good example of how interactive movies could work and hope it encourages others to try.

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I didn’t read anything about it on purpose and tried to watch on a tv but they told me to stop. So I watched on my Ipad... and thought it was fun and respect the effort. It was a little simple but I think I might go back and pick the opposite choices just to see what would be different. Although they do show you a lot of what could’ve been so I wonder if I’ll see anything different.

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I very much like the concept and credit where credit is due, they certainly deserve it. Not sure how much I liked the actual story though. I thought it felt more like a generic psychological thriller/horror theme rather than anything based around any futuristic technology that Black Mirror usually revolves around. There was at least one instance where I could have ended the show and gone to the credits, but kept going back to choose other options and to see where it would take me.

Ok a few questions here. 1. Did anyone click to see what would happen if Stefan jumped instead? Did anyone find out anything more about the PACS program his Dad, Mom and therapist were in on? The option I picked ended with his Dad getting killed (well i think they all ended like that, at least for me) and I didn't learn more about the mind control (?) program. I'd like to know more about that as well. 3. Does he ever get his rabbit back?

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5 hours ago, Ghjhero said:

I very much like the concept and credit where credit is due, they certainly deserve it. Not sure how much I liked the actual story though. I thought it felt more like a generic psychological thriller/horror theme rather than anything based around any futuristic technology that Black Mirror usually revolves around. There was at least one instance where I could have ended the show and gone to the credits, but kept going back to choose other options and to see where it would take me.

 

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Ok a few questions here. 1. Did anyone click to see what would happen if Stefan jumped instead? Did anyone find out anything more about the PACS program his Dad, Mom and therapist were in on? The option I picked ended with his Dad getting killed (well i think they all ended like that, at least for me) and I didn't learn more about the mind control (?) program. I'd like to know more about that as well. 3. Does he ever get his rabbit back?

 

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If Stefan jumps the Christmas review comes out saying the original creator died in a tragic accident, someone else stepped up and the result was a creepy awful mess. Then you basically get a reset and go to the therapists office where you get to fight her.

 

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1 hour ago, DaveSumm said:

So can I watch this on a Smart TV? Or does it have to be a device?

You should be able to, I believe. Doesn't work with AppleTVs, though.

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12 minutes ago, mormont said:

You should be able to, I believe. Doesn't work with AppleTVs, though.

Not sure actually. I watched on iPad but my mam tried to watch on our LG tv and Netflix kept giving her an error message when she tried to watch

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49 minutes ago, HelenaExMachina said:

Not sure actually. I watched on iPad but my mam tried to watch on our LG tv and Netflix kept giving her an error message when she tried to watch

It worked fine on my nowtv device and on my brother's smart TV.

 

7 hours ago, Ghjhero said:

I very much like the concept and credit where credit is due, they certainly deserve it. Not sure how much I liked the actual story though. I thought it felt more like a generic psychological thriller/horror theme rather than anything based around any futuristic technology that Black Mirror usually revolves around. There was at least one instance where I could have ended the show and gone to the credits, but kept going back to choose other options and to see where it would take me.

 

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Ok a few questions here. 1. Did anyone click to see what would happen if Stefan jumped instead? Did anyone find out anything more about the PACS program his Dad, Mom and therapist were in on? The option I picked ended with his Dad getting killed (well i think they all ended like that, at least for me) and I didn't learn more about the mind control (?) program. I'd like to know more about that as well. 3. Does he ever get his rabbit back?

 

You are probably best off playing around with it for a while tbh as it sounds like you got through the show without having to redo a lot. A key thing about approaching it is that if you "go back" you may think there's only one option. However picking the same thing twice can actually lead to very different outcomes. Similarly when you reach the end, i'd encourage you to choose the non credits option. 

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I also think it fits within the black mirror remit as i got the impression we are all just part of a higher kevel simulation - a common theme in many of their shows.

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One thing that jumped out to me just one time through is that it seemed like it kind of forced the viewer to go back and take the 2nd choice previously not taken earlier.  Makes me wonder how many different paths really exist.  

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12 hours ago, DaveSumm said:

So can I watch this on a Smart TV? Or does it have to be a device?

I watched this on my Roku TV stick and it worked perfectly!

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I thought this worked only as proof of concept. The story itself was rather bland and I felt no connection. Maybe this will ultimately provoke Netflix into investing in a more robust "choose your own adventure" type project in the future.

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17 hours ago, Triskele said:

One thing that jumped out to me just one time through is that it seemed like it kind of forced the viewer to go back and take the 2nd choice previously not taken earlier.  Makes me wonder how many different paths really exist.  

It doesn't though. There was at least one occasion i made the Same choice twice and got different results or when it returned a third time to the divergence point there was a different option eg A and C instead of A and B

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