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Postby wags83 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:11 am

Watched Bandersnatch last night with some buddies. It's fun enough for the gimmick but it's not that interesting. It ends up being long because at the end it takes you through to re-do all the options you didn't pick so you can see the different outcomes.
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Postby Tyler » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:43 am

wags83 wrote:Watched Bandersnatch last night with some buddies. It's fun enough for the gimmick but it's not that interesting. It ends up being long because at the end it takes you through to re-do all the options you didn't pick so you can see the different outcomes.
I assume you watched all 9 hours.
I wonder if there are only like 4 endings and the stuff in the middle gets you there regardless.
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Postby wags83 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:22 pm

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wags83 wrote:Watched Bandersnatch last night with some buddies. It's fun enough for the gimmick but it's not that interesting. It ends up being long because at the end it takes you through to re-do all the options you didn't pick so you can see the different outcomes.
I assume you watched all 9 hours.
I wonder if there are only like 4 endings and the stuff in the middle gets you there regardless.

Haha, not quite 9 hours. We didn't go through every option but it seems like some things were inconsequential to the overall story.
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Postby Tyler » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:07 am

s03e05 - Men Against Fire (2nd to last episode in the first Netflix season)
Future soldiers Stripe and Raiman must protect frightened villagers from an infestation of vicious feral mutants.

Overall I thought this was a weaker episode. I called early on that the "roaches" would be at worst 3rd class citizens. I was surprised at first to see they were actual monsters but realized quickly that the military was making them look like that. Disturbing that the people in the country who don't have the implant still see Roaches as monsters

Not even the main plot, but I thought the mind games of the military with the dreams was more interesting than the monsters/not monsters. It seemed like the military rewarded the soldiers by giving them s3x dreams. They wanted to link killing to the same release you get during that. When the main character woke up and saw everyone enjoying their dream they were all pulling the trigger of imaginary guns in bed.
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Postby Tyler » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:21 pm

That's lame. Netflix already had kid shows using the UI and technology. Im obviously not reading the article to see if the issue is the matter of choice base media or if Netflix used a trademark term like "choose your own adventure"
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Postby cwilkins88 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:06 pm

Tyler wrote:
That's lame. Netflix already had kid shows using the UI and technology. Im obviously not reading the article to see if the issue is the matter of choice base media or if Netflix used a trademark term like "choose your own adventure"
The last part is exactly right. They reference the company exactly.

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Postby Tyler » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:16 am

I think I've seen all episodes now, aside from Bandersnatch.

s03e06 - Hated in the Nation. AKA.
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It was a decent episode, but I'm not sure it had to be 90 minutes. The mob mentality of the internet was a good topic though. I really like the twist of everyone who participated would end up being the victim. However, how dumb was that cop for using the hashtag...while at work...on his personal account...

As dark as it would be, I wanted to see more of the purge. It was mentioned that it took a week. Some people must have been wearing masks and slipped up.

From Reddit:
Has really nobody noticed that the case that made Blue leave the force was the Iain Rannoch one? THE WHITE BEAR ONE?
EDIT: Proof http://imgur.com/CaSWW5G Sorry for the accidental Spanish.

Fun fact. Blue is played by the same actress as Waif on GoT, the one that Ayra trained with and killed at the house of no faces. She looks very purdy in this
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Postby Blue Jackets » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:07 am

Season 5 is out now
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Postby cwilkins88 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:48 am

Blue Jackets wrote:Source of the post Season 5 is out now


Is it only 3 episodes?
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Postby Tyler » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:14 pm

Yes. Not sure if they will release a part B season later or not. I just know 3 so far according to wiki
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Postby Tyler » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:29 pm

‘Black Mirror’ Season 5 Nosedives With Critics, Miley Cyrus Episode Ranked One of the Worst



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Postby cwilkins88 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:09 am

This season is so weird.

Episode 1: Typical VR scenario where a bunch of old friends
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Episode 2: This one didn't really fit the Black Mirror mode. Technology didn't really have a whole lot to do with it in my opinion. They had tech, but it didn't really impact the story

Episode 3: Miley recreates old songs as a pop star. First half of this was okay. Manipulated singer unhappy with her manager. Then it goes off the deep end with a Furby.
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Postby Tyler » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:02 am

If You Loved "Black Mirror," Here Are 17 Other Things To Watch On Netflix That Are Equally Freaky

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Postby Tyler » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:00 am

s05e01 - Striking Vipers

This episode really spoke to me. It's how I view a lot of you guys when we play online games together.

In all seriousness, why would the game creators have developed sex organs on the fighting characters? They knew exactly what people wanted to do in this game.

Why would Mackie's character NOT try playing as a girl? His bro just told him it feels way better, you have to try it!

Did anyone else think they would start making out IRL in the rain while fighting? That is what kicked it off in game, so I thought for sure it would in real life too.

Him and his wife, is that a fair trade? Once a year he gets to have cybersex with his friend whereas his wife is out going and shagging real people?

Fun fact. There were 2 MCU characters. Mackie of course as Falcon. But the female fighter was Mantis from GotG. Also, the other lead is Black Manta from Aquaman.

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