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4 hours ago, Nictarion said:

A nice feel good show for the holidays. :lol:

It almost makes up for the lack of Brooker's yearly wipe show. Although i guess it's clearer why he hasn't had time to prepare for it now. Hopefully he'll turn up on some panel show over xmas too.

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11 hours ago, red snow said:

It almost makes up for the lack of Brooker's yearly wipe show. Although i guess it's clearer why he hasn't had time to prepare for it now. Hopefully he'll turn up on some panel show over xmas too.

I just think that Brooker got a bit too depressed last year talking about Brexit and Trump, that he simply can't face doing one on the actual impact of those 2 things... or the Tory foot-shooting spree that was the general election.

They might as well just run the Anchorman fight scene (up to "that escalated quickly") on loop

Edited by Which Tyler

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3 hours ago, Which Tyler said:

I just think that Brooker got a bit too depressed last year talking about Brexit and Trump, that he simply can't face doing one on the actual impact of those 2 things... or the Tory foot-shooting spree that was the general election.

They might as well just run the Anchorman fight scene (up to "that escalated quickly") on loop

It's a bad sign when his black mirror stories are a pleasant break from reality.

He has written a Philomena cunk series but I find the character hit and miss. They may alter the format when not a 5 minute segment though

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I watched the 1st episode, USS Callister, and it was really good. A strong start to the season. Man, Plemons looks exactly like Matt Damon with glasses on. 

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USS Callister was so good.  Glad Black Mirror is back!

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There is something about these bio game data whatever that just completely freak me out and terrify me.  I can guess it will be a nightmare night.  San Junipero and White Christmas were terrifying episodes for me.  Being stuck in some sort of hardware just sounds like a horror show.  I was on the edge of my seat and my heart was pounding once the major reveal happened and we had to wait to see how the characters would work themselves out of the game.  

One thing I didn't get, if they were trying to die, then why not all go burn themselves up in the generator?  Or did they specifically need to get out of that particular game and into the regular game?  And how did they lock whatshisname in the game?  Which led to his death (and I assume that will turn out to be PR for the game and our protagnosists will die eventually?)

 

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9 hours ago, Ramsay B. said:

I watched the 1st episode, USS Callister, and it was really good. A strong start to the season. Man, Plemons looks exactly like Matt Damon with glasses on. 

A friend of mine calls him "Fat Damon."  That episode was incredible.  

i also watched Arkangel which was the quintessential Black Mirror episode in that it made me want to kill myself.

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1 hour ago, Triskele said:

A friend of mine calls him "Fat Damon."  That episode was incredible.  

i also watched Arkangel which was the quintessential Black Mirror episode in that it made me want to kill myself.

Just finished that episode.  Shoot me.

Started ep 3 but the first five minutes made it clear that I need to take a break.

Edited by Dr. Pepper

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Really liked USS Callister and Crocodile, kinda meh on Arkangel, loved Hang the DJ. Might be top 5-ish Black Mirror for me. Glad Tim Van Patten got a good one to direct. 

Two more to go...

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Done. Fantastic season, even better than the last. Even the weakest episode - IMO Black Museum - was still pretty good. But Brooker is really relying on the cookies now. I have it as:

 

  1. Archangel
  2. USS Callister
  3. Hang the DJ
  4. Crocodile
  5. Metalhead
  6. Black Museum

 

The first 4 are basically all as good as eachother and might change based on how im feeling that day. Also I thought the first story in Black Museum was as good as anything this show has ever done but was watered down by the other two stories which didn't really work for me.

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I’d probably have them:

Hang the DJ

USS Callister 

Black Museum 

Crocodile 

Metalhead

Arkangel

Edited by Nictarion

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16 hours ago, Dr. Pepper said:

One thing I didn't get, if they were trying to die, then why not all go burn themselves up in the generator?  Or did they specifically need to get out of that particular game and into the regular game?  And how did they lock whatshisname in the game?  Which led to his death (and I assume that will turn out to be PR for the game and our protagnosists will die eventually?)

 

They say what this is in the episode. He'll burn up, but he won't die - he'll just be a pile of ash for eternity until Daly decides to let him die. You can't kill yourself in the game normally without his permission. 

The only way to escape is to go through the update patch and be out of the game's system.

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