Black Mirror (Channel 4, Netflix) TV Show • Page 49

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Joe, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. Hallenson

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    What do you think they could have done better with Striking Vipers to make it better? I agree, the potential for greatness was definitely there.
     
  2. EASheartsVinyl

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    A greater focus on the dynamics of sexuality and gender within the VR world and how they do or do not overlap with physical identity, bringing the wife into that role playing aspect to see if she was into it like she was at the bar and if they could reclaim their passion in that world, maybe some quick story about the game company having to patch the sexual aspects of the game due to any number of issues. There are tons of possibilities.
    Also I know it’s really not what the episode is about, but a fighting game where you feel pain sounds like an absolute nightmare.
     
  3. riotspray

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    Sorry, but this season sucked.

    In fact, this show has kind of been a shell of it's former self since it "came to America"
     
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  4. EASheartsVinyl

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    I liked Bandsersnatch a lot. I totally bought into the meta elements and the responsibility of consumers theme. I don’t think they’re guaranteed to totally be beyond the point of relevance since they just put that out, but I do think this season was a big letdown compared to previous highs and the fun of messing with the format so recently.

    It took me forever to catch up, and I’m not sure if next time they come out I’ll watch it all the day it drops or just wait it out.
     
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  5. ramomcferno

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    I liked all of the episodes this season but didn't love them like I have in the past. I felt like Smithereens was my favorite.
     
  6. imthesheriff

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    Only watched striking vipers and just thought it was okay. Easily could have been 30 minutes I feel like.
     
  7. kbeef2

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    I think maybe Charlie Brooker doesn’t have as many good ideas as we thought he did
     
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  8. EASheartsVinyl

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    Or the same length but cut down the start by quite a bit and actually show them processing what happened instead of a bunch of time skips.
     
  9. slimfenix182

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    Watched these last night. Not too sure how I feel about any of them. Vipers was definitely the best executed. Smithereens feels too easy for this series. The Miley one I like the concept I guess.
     
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  10. EASheartsVinyl

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    I feel so bad that the poor protagonist got totally sidelined even in her own story. Girl just can’t catch a break.
     
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  12. slimfenix182

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  13. y2jayjk

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    The Miley ep lol
     
  14. Sean Murphy

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    Just watched the miley ep. maybe the worst one theyve done but it was worth a few chuckles.
     
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  15. kbeef2

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    The cool thing about Smithereens is you can figure out where it’s going ten minutes in but it goes on for another hour anyways
     
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  16. aoftbsten

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    I liked Striking Vipers. With the initial concept, I was expecting it to turn into some standard mid-life crisis let's start a fight club storyline. Did not at all expect it to dive into questions of sexuality and gender. Didn't quite reach the level of greatness I had hoped, but I thought it was well executed and interesting overall.
     
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  17. teebs41

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    I enjoyed the episodes but it didn’t blow my mind like the early seasons. I’d say this is the weakest season so far.
     
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  18. EASheartsVinyl

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    Every other season has had at least one all-timer, and this is lacking that to make up for everything else being mediocre.

    I actually kind of want a future episode that is totally kid friendly now.
     
  19. jjnunn118

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    Liked all three.

    Striking Vipers: this was probably my favorite. Wish it went deeper into their relationship and whether they’ve always had feelings for each other that they felt they couldn’t express due to the heteronormative expectations placed by society, especially onto young black males. They briefely touched on it with the kiss before their fight, and Anthony Mackie really sold the moment where he hesitates before denying any feelings, but I wish it was more of a focus.

    Smithereens: probably one of the low key scarier examples of technology in the series, with the social media site being able to get all the guys information before the police could, and how the FBI just immediately trusts them. Predictable storyline but holy shit the acting was phenomenal.

    Rachel, Jack, and Ashley Too: gotta echo the DCOM comment earlier, but I loved DCOMs growing up so I appreciated this. The whole sequence where the girls sneak into the house posing as exterminators was way too sitcom-y, but Miley was great and the end credits where she’s performing Head Like A Hole made me grin. Worst of the 3
     
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  20. Jacob

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    It would have made sense if it was clearly imitating a DCOM - which I think they were trying for - but it wasn't enough to make it seem overtly intentional, so it was just kinda in the uncanny valley realm. Like they did a good job with that kind of thing with the cheesy sci-fi theme in the star trek episode.
     
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  21. EASheartsVinyl

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    That opening for Callister was so good.
     
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  22. RyanPm40

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    ...is DCOM a widely used term? I just had to do some serious googling to figure out what y'all were talking about lol
     
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  23. EASheartsVinyl

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    It’s widely used among super cool people who are hip and with it.
     
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  24. RyanPm40

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    Lmao that makes sense, I am none of those things ;)

    Must be a newer term? My 25 year old and 22 year old little sisters watched Disney movies all the time when we were kids like HS Musical and Camp Rock and definitely never threw that term around heh.
     
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  25. EASheartsVinyl

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    If anything it’s an older term, lol. Or not even a term, just the only fitting acronym. I stopped watching them in like 2002 and I’ve only ever called them that. I was a huge nerd for them though so I’m sure I’ve discussed them more online than most people...
     
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