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Black Mirror (modern take on Twilight Zone)

Postby cwilkins88 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:49 am

Alright, sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo:

In my opinion, the episode ranking goes as follows. 4, 1,6,5,2,3 - With 4 and 1 being overwhelmingly better than the rest.

Episode 1:
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Episode 2:
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Episode 3:
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Episode 4:
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Episode 5:
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Episode 6:
Before the spoilers, my favorite part about this episode was the very first story with the mesh hat. You'll see. Also, pay attention because the house of criminal artifacts contains a lot of the stuff from Ep 1-5 and also makes LOTS of references to St. Juniper from season 3.

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Postby Tyler » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:56 am

I'm going to watch this season just because you took the time to type all of this
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Postby Tyler » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:49 pm

cwilkins88 wrote:Source of the post

Episode 1:
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I'm a man of my word so I watched one of these after my VR date night of Bright fell apart

I thought this episode was great! The dude's name is Jesse Plemons (or Meth Damon from Breaking Bad) and I am always happy to see him show up in stuff. He was amazing in Fargo and he was amazing in this. I can't believe McPoyle from Sunny is making a serious career for himself, like you said with West World and now this.

I guess I didn't see it as his conscious getting sucked in, but that makes more sense since he didn't have to do hand controls or anything to move. I think there would be far more fail-safes to keep someone from getting trapped in the "VR", but other than that I thought the episode was a fun ride.

I really liked how he slowly turned into a crazy many. You start off feeling bad for him with the way everyone was treating him, but as soon as he put on the rubber gloves to take out the lid you knew he was insane. Do you think he viewed the people in the game as "real" or NPCs? Like, I don't feel bad about killing a nameless goon in a video game, but he obviously knew it was more real than that when he brought the kid into the game as a form of torture. That was pretty dark even though it was just a digital clone. Did the marketing monster get stuck in the game or did they erase it all by driving through the wormhole?

The ending with him stuck in the game was very Black Mirror, but of course someone is going to check on him before he dies? I guess they did set it up as Christmas so maybe he has no family and he could be stuck there for a week before someone at work missed him, but with his role I am sure people would be trying to contact him with information on the update. Assuming he does live, it is going to be nothing for him to get the DNA from the employees and do it all over again.

I liked Aaron Paul/ Todd from BoJack being the video gamer voice at the end. Was fun since him and Meth Damon were on Breaking Bad together.
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Postby Tyler » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:07 pm

cwilkins88 wrote:Source of the post

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This seemed like a continuation of the episode from s01, except now a specific person can access your memories. I think you're right Chris, if a parent could actually do this they would constantly be watching their kid and the kid would grow up with a lot of trust issues. This episode wasn't nearly as good as the first one, but it held my attention.
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Postby cwilkins88 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:15 pm

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cwilkins88 wrote:Source of the post

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This seemed like a continuation of the episode from s01, except now a specific person can access your memories. I think you're right Chris, if a parent could actually do this they would constantly be watching their kid and the kid would grow up with a lot of trust issues. This episode wasn't nearly as good as the first one, but it held my attention.



The entire season is basically about manipulating or transferring consciousness on some level or another. Except for 5...that just...had literally nothing to do with anything. Episode 6 is the coup de grâce that finally seals everything and...semi ties it together.
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Postby Tyler » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:01 am

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I agree this has been the weakest of the 3 so far and I wasn't that impressed with #2 either.
Black Mirror usually has a moral at the end of the story about how technology could be bad some day. What is the moral here? If you kill 3 people and a child a guinea pig's memories will be reviewed and you will go to jail? The kid being blind was silly and only used so the guinea pig would be the big twist, which doesn't even make sense! How will you communicate with the rodent what memory to review and do they even have good enough eyesight for that? So many flaws with the ending.

It was basically the episode of Futurama where Lola had to keep killing to cover up her previous killings.

The plus of this episode was the filming location and cinematography. Iceland? is pretty.
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Postby cwilkins88 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:12 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post
cwilkins88 wrote:Source of the post
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I agree this has been the weakest of the 3 so far and I wasn't that impressed with #2 either.
Black Mirror usually has a moral at the end of the story about how technology could be bad some day. What is the moral here? If you kill 3 people and a child a guinea pig's memories will be reviewed and you will go to jail? The kid being blind was silly and only used so the guinea pig would be the big twist, which doesn't even make sense! How will you communicate with the rodent what memory to review and do they even have good enough eyesight for that? So many flaws with the ending.

It was basically the episode of Futurama where Lola had to keep killing to cover up her previous killings.

The plus of this episode was the filming location and cinematography. Iceland? is pretty.


The setting reminded me of the beginning scene of Blade Runner 2049 to be honest. Especially her house. This episode didn't make sense to me at all. The guinea pig extraction could never been done
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Postby Tyler » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:55 am

What would that even look like? Just the digital characters traveling space now that they are free? So just any space show ever? How do you keep it tied to real life without them trying to "escape" every episode?
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Postby cwilkins88 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:20 am

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What would that even look like? Just the digital characters traveling space now that they are free? So just any space show ever? How do you keep it tied to real life without them trying to "escape" every episode?


This would be weird. The concept sounds cool, but they'd literally just be trying to escape. Even if they did escape, it's not like they could go back to their lives. Ya know, because they are still there? This would just be a story of them being bumbling idiots and getting called vaguely racist things all day by other players in the lobby and then getting blown up anyway for fun.

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