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    Black Mirror


    A television anthology series that shows the dark side of life and technology.
    Source: Black Mirror (TV Series 2011– ) - IMDb

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    • Genre: Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller
    • Created by: Charlie Brooker
    • No. of seasons: 4 (season 4 coming on 2017)
    • No. of episodes: 19


    This one's been running since 2011, but I hadn't heard about it until now.
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    I'm halfway through the new season, and I fear there's been a quality dip. The first three episodes seem to rehash the plots of previous ones, just with different characters.
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    it contains only 4 black mirror type of episodes :

    1) Hang the DJ
    2) Arkangel
    3) Black Museum
    4) USS Callister

    but none compared with Nosedive - San Junipero ,White Christmas, or The Entire History of You
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    Okay, I finished the fourth season and here are my thoughts.

    • USS Callister: recycled the idea from White Christmas with a few changes.
    • Arkangel: recycled the ideas from The Entire History of You and Men Against Fire with a few changes.
    • Crocodile: recycled The Entire History of You (again), but became sort of interesting after the bodies started piling up!
    • Hang the DJ: sort of like Playtest, but definitely different enough to be good.
    • Metalhead: would have been good if they'd given it a little more exposition and backstory; we don't know who the characters are, why no one else seems to be alive, who made those robotic dogs and why they're hellbent on seeking and destroying their targets...
    • Black Museum: had elements from White Bear and White Christmas, but was different enough to be engaging; could be considered to be three episodes in one due to the three stories shown.

    Oh, and there's a little something in Metalhead for those who just have to press the pause button every time they see text scroll by (like me).

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    what;s happening with the latest season - it was released ? delayed? because from what i quess it should be already released until now
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkSaibot v.1.3.10 View Post
    what;s happening with the latest season - it was released ? delayed? because from what i quess it should be already released until now
    The fifth season is going to be released this year, but that's all the information we've got at the moment.

    The Bandersnatch interactive movie was released last year in lieu of a new season, although I passed on it because it has a ton of branches and multiple endings and I don't think film as a medium is good enough for that like visual novels and "choose your own adventure" books are.
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    yeah i saw Bandersnatch also - but from torrents not netflix - so it had only one ending for me - the ideea was good - or innovative - but implementing cuted the movie atmosphere - i see that ideea better applied in porn or erotic movies but with a wider are of selection

    The fifth season is going to be released this year, but that's all the information we've got at the moment.
    that made me confused also- no actual release date
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    3 episodes in season 5 - only 1 worth watching (last eP)
    it felt like they had to release a new season without taking any pleasure to make it
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkSaibot v.1.3.10 View Post
    3 episodes in season 5 - only 1 worth watching (last eP)
    it felt like they had to release a new season without taking any pleasure to make it
    Pretty much the same as season four, then.

    Anyway, I didn't know the fifth one was already out, will grab and see...
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    at least season 4 had 6 episodes - is closer with season 1 wich had 3 episodes also - just that this time it dosen't feel so "high-tech about" episodes
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    i watched the first one of season 5 and it was very lame. the first 30min are completely wasted and the rest was not exactly gripping either. i had the impression they tried to create some kind of mix of what comparable shows have done but failed.
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    Alright, I finished season 5 yesterday.

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    Striking Vipers

    Fairly interesting episode. It's like San Junipero but with a much smaller focus and somewhat heavy on filler; it raises the question of whether something like this would be cheating when it's not "real". However, did the creators of this VR game system not anticipate that people would use it for cybersex? Because in that case they obviously haven't watched Virtuacall or Sword Art Online ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Or learned from past experiences - they're the same company that runs the San Junipero datacenter. Also, why does Danny wonder how sex feels for a woman, when he could just choose a female character in the game? Sort of bittersweet ending where the wife accepts the whole situation, but only if it happens once a year and she gets to do the same in 3D.

    Smithereens

    Good drama with plenty of tension throughout. Noteworthy how the people in charge of Smithereen knew more details about Chris than the police, simply because he had shared on the addicting social network, and also could listen to him through the app in his phone (does this remind you of anything?). In the end, the sniper is heavily implied to have killed both Chris and possibly Jaden, but this all becomes a notification that people see, read and move on. Which is the same that would happen in the real world.

    Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too

    This one is about the costs and expectations that come with fame and the dark side of the music industry. Two of the three technologies that keep "Ashley" touring while she's in a coma (the hologram projection and voice synthethizer) already exist in the real world. The concept of copying your consciousness into a mini self had already been explored previously; fairly negligent of the toy's manufacturers to record a complete copy of Ashley's mind on the dolls and then just program a limiter, which is apparently trivial to remove. Apparently, her songs were written by Trent Reznor; the one that plays at the end and over the credits definitely had that NIN vibe.

    If the previous season was a 7, this one's an 8 for me, perhaps rounded up. Not in par with the first three, but still good. Also, plenty of surprises for those willing to hit the pause button at the right time (as a general rule, this should be done whenever a computer or phone screen is visible).
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