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Post by McAgger Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:47 am

6 new episodes out just now on Netflix.

Show needs its own thread.
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Post by Glory Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:10 am

Don't call me James wrote:

Show needs its own thread.


lol I asked how good this show is on tv series thread. Guess I got the answer now. Will watch it. Thumbs up

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Post by El Gunner Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:42 am

Isn't there a thread for this already? hmm
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Post by McAgger Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:55 am

There isn't as far as the search engine tells me.

Anyways watched S3E1: Nosedive :bow: :bow: :bow:

This show is sooo good. Will discuss it more when other people watch it as well.



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Post by Vibe Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:56 am

I definitely discussed Black Mirror in it's own thread
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Post by McAgger Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:59 am

@Vibe wrote:I definitely discussed Black Mirror in it's own thread


Why don't you find it and bump it up.

And also start watching season 3.

Can't stop watching. Finished s3e2: Playtest :bow: Holy shit this season has started amazingly. Soo good. I can't decide which of the 2 I like more so far. Just by a hair I'll go with Playtest over Nosedive because it spooked the crap out of me at 4am Laughing
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Post by RealGunner Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:27 pm

Couldn't find a thread for black mirror so we probably discussed it in the tv thread.

Since it's a netflix show now, please spoiler tag every episode discussion.

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Post by McAgger Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:34 am

Finished the season. My ratings.

Playtest - 8.7
Nosedive - 8.6
San Junipero - 8.5
Shut Up and Dance - 8.4
Hated in the Nation - 8.2
Men against Fire - 8.1

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Playtest:
My favorite of the season. Properly spooked the crap out of me. Better than 99.9% of big budget horror movies. The main actor was great. I liked him in 22 Jump Street and Everybody Wants Some as well. The writing was great, the directing was great, the cinematography was great, everything was very strong. Maybe the ending could have been better but I enjoyed it.

Nosedive:
Loved it for the fact that it showed where our society and social media might be headed. Even if the idea itself of rating people might or might not come to fruition, the whole fakeness and social status based on popularity on social media all of it hits home in our current society.

Bryce Dallas Howard with a great performance. The directing and cinematograph was great. The ending could have been better with her speech because it was a bit of a meh rant imo. Also after 10 minutes it was very predictable where the episode was heading.

San Junipero:
3rd favorite of the season.

This one had a great concept. Mackenzie Davis :bow: I had no idea where it was going in the first act but once we realize the concept it kind of blew my mind.

However, major let down with the ending for me. The fact that they forced a happy ending on us after Kelly went off about her life and sacrifice with he husband, brought the episode down a little imo. Would have been second favorite for me this season if they didn't *bleep* up the ending.

Overall the score, directing, and cinematography was amazing this episode.

Shut Up and Dance:
Another good one. Bron :bow: I was wondering why the hell the kid would go through all that trouble if it was just a video of him beating off to porn but the revelation at the end makes sense. And it makes sense why the group chose two pedophiles fighting to the death and not the rest whose crimes weren't as bad as that.

Hated in the Nation:
Good episode but nothing great. Was very un-BlackMirrory imo.

First I just hated the main detective. Jesus, in real life she would never ever make it to be a main homicide detective. Her personality was soo weak. Her voice and fake accent annoyed the living crap out of me.

Second I'm just not too big on police procedural type episodes. And this episode was just way too long. Longer than the rest of the episodes with a meh concept.

And the ending with the blond girl just following the antagonist, was so meh. Should have ended the episode with the mass loss of population, it would have left us with chills.

Overall good episode. I didn't hate it. But below the other 4.

Men against Fire:
Similar to Hated by The Nation Good overall episode that just didn't do it for me.

Doug Stamper though :bow: Loved him as always.

And I have to say the scores in all episodes were amazing. I'll have to look up most of the music because I really really enjoyed them.
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Post by McAgger Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:56 am

In terms of all episodes. White Christmas is still my favorite at 9.2
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Post by Pedram Sun Oct 23, 2016 1:39 am

Finished first episode, my reaction was meh after it finished, i was like "that was all ?"

I don't know, maybe because Black Mirror has been so good that i keep expecting masterpiece from them in every episodes.
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Post by McLewis Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:51 am

Just finished White Christmas....hot damn that was good.

Will probably binge season 3 sometime tomorrow.
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Post by McAgger Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:39 am

1) White Christmas - 9.2 (Not even debatable that this was the best and by far my favorite)
2) Playtest - 8.7
3) White Bear - 8.7 (1st watch is amazing. Puts it only 2nd to WC. But not as rewatchable though once you know the twist. The second watch through, the whole first 30 minutes is very meh and the lead character with some very annoying acting).
4) Nosedive - 8.6
5) The Entire History of You - 8.5
6) San Junipero - 8.5 (Would have been higher up if not for the ending imo. Beautiful episode. Top 3 concept)
7) Shut Up and Dance - 8.4
8.) Hated in the Nation - 8.2
9) Fifteen Million Merits - 8.2
10) The National Anthem - 8.1
11) Men against Fire - 8.1
12) Be Right Back - 7.7
13) The Waldo Moment - 7.0
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Post by McLewis Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:46 pm

White Christmas was amazing.....geez. Easily the best one I watched as well.

For S3, I think Hated in the Nation had the best message, San Junipero the best concept, and Nosedive the best performance (fun fact - Rashida Jones and Michael Shur, from The Office (US) and Parks & Recreation, wrote this episode).

Men against Fire was clearly the weakest, but still had a great message and Shut Up and Dance was a little too similar to The National Anthem, but still a great watch anyway.

Awesome group of episodes though.
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Post by McAgger Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:29 pm

Fun fact, Shut and Dance and The National Anthem are happening in the same timeline and universe and same place. The anonymous online people are most likely the same group. That's why they seem so similar.
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Post by Pedram Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:36 am

Episode 2 Playtest:

Ok this episode fcked me up, i was going to watch the third episode right after this but nope, i'm done for tonight.
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Post by McLewis Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:47 am

@Pedram wrote:
Episode 2 Playtest:

Ok this episode fcked me up, i was going to watch the third episode right after this but nope, i'm done for tonight.


Right there with you......and then Netflix's autoplay feature rolled on and I was too lazy/binge-induced to stop it.
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Post by McAgger Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:48 am

Yup also stopped after Playtest. Just shook me mentally so I had to stop. It was very late also but that feeling I got is the main reason why this episode is my favorite for this season.
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Post by Freeza Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:49 pm

Playtest was good. Nosedive was more my kind of episode though. But playtest was so well-directed. Dan Trachtenberg is really great. First 22 Cloverfield Lane and now this. Can't wait to see his next film, which hopefully is the Portal movie.
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Post by Pedram Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:46 am

Finished it. very thought provoking, if i could describe this show in two words, each episodes will leave you thinking for hours.

Nosedive:
Meh ending but the message is strong, i'm not big on social media so this episode didn't hit me very hard.

Playtest:
I'm a gamer so this episode was right up my alley, lots of easter eggs and references from the video game industry in this episode, i made the mistake of watching this episode in the midnight and it spooked the shit out of me but didn't like it much when it became inception-ey in the end.

Shut up and Dance:
This episode was the White Bear of this season with some blackmail elements, good acting by Bronn and nice twist in the end revealing why the kid was so scared of the video being leaked, during the whole episode i was asking myself why this kid is so afraid of a jerking off video.

San Junipero:
manly tears were shed on this episode, i cried like a bitch after watching this and i'm not even ashamed of it. this episode was just so beautiful, completely different from a normal Black Mirror episode. wasn't bothered much by the happy ending, it was a refreshing change of pace for a show that is usually bleak.

Men Against Fire:
This episode deals with the concept of dehumanization of the enemy, as a guy who lives in a country that is being constantly bombarded by propaganda, this episode really resonated with me.

Hated in the Nation:
The accent of the main actors were annoying AF and i didn't like the vague tech concept behind this episode, that artificial bee thing was just too far fetched imo so it was hard for me to suspend my disbelief about it, obviously doesn't help that i also don't like police procedural stuff.

Here's my ranking from best to worst:

1. San Junipero
2. Playtest
3. Men Against Fire
4. Nosedive
5. Shut up and Dance
6. Hated in the Nation

Overall:

1. White Christmas
2. San Junipero
3. Be Right Back
4. The Entire History of You
5. Playtest
6. Fifteen Million Merits
7. Men Against Fire
8. White Bear
9. Nosedive
10. The National Anthem
11. Shut up and Dance
12. Hated in the Nation
13. The Waldo Moment
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Post by M99 Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:45 pm

I watched the first 3 episodes of season 3 and just wow. Black Mirror solidified itself as one of the best TV shows out of all time. I hope the the popularity and publicity that comes with Netflix will get this series some Emmys.
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Post by El Gunner Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:48 pm

Shut Up and Dance :markhenry.gif:

Daaaaamn that was cruel, haunting and probably the most realistic of the first 3 episodes so far. The best so far I would say. About to tape my pc webcam. I actually never use it anyway Laughing

Shut Up and Dance - 9.4/10
Nosedive - 8.7/10
Playtest - 8.5/10

(I try to rate the episodes based on how closer to realistic they are, Playtest, even though chilling doesn't match with Nosedive's Facebook-like/tinder-esque techno world and Shut Up and Dance's Dark Net blackmailing.)
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Post by M99 Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:24 pm

Shut Up And Dance is my favorite as well. Incredible acting by young Alan Turing and Bronn.

I didn't hate the last two episodes like the others here did. Thought they were the weakest of the season but it was some damn good TV.
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Post by BarrileteCosmico Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:14 am

Didn't even recognize Bronn until I came to this thread :facepalm:

3 episodes in, all episodes so far have left me not really wanting to keep watching, they're good but they feel slightly masochistic (except for epi 1)
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Post by Vibe Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:29 pm

All the new episodes were great, but IMO the previous seasons were a bit better.
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Post by McAgger Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:39 pm

You are just remembering them too fondly.

I actually rewatched them just to compare this season's episodes better and rank them properly. This season actually stood out very well. Better than most of the previous 7 episodes.

My rankings are a few posts above.
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