Black Mirror on Netflix - Anyone Watching?

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  1. Oct 23, 2016 #81 of 166
    robojerk

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    I haven't watched it yet, but as long as the episodes are good and stick to the anthology (or theme), why does it need to still be hard "British"? Oh no the accents are different? Show is not the same now.

    Then again I might agree with you after watching.
     
  2. Oct 23, 2016 #82 of 166
    Hank

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    I didn't say it had to be "hard british" or such, I said that the production quality of the original two seasons had a edgy feel to them, IMO adding a certain visceral quality to the storylines. S3 is now in typical, American, Hollywood fashion way over produced, too perfect, too clean, and that original lower-budget edginess is now completely gone. I think that really takes away from what I enjoyed about S1 and S2.

    So far we've watched S3E1 and E2, and the storylines hold up to S1 and S2, but the production is just too perfect, like everything else on crappy prime-time TV.
     
  3. Dec 22, 2016 #83 of 166
    getreal

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    Well, I just binged through all three seasons and loved it all! I was also nervous about the Americanization of the Bryce Howard episode (shot in South Africa, apparently), and relieved when the rest of S3 was consistent with S1 & S2. Great ideas and great SFX! Looks like we can expect 6 more episodes for a S4 in 2017!
     
  4. Jan 17, 2017 #84 of 166
    dwells

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    Just watched the "San Junipero" episode (S3E4)

    Wow, that was a great episode- highly recommended. Entertainment Weekly named it one of the 10 best TV episodes of 2016.
     
  5. Jan 17, 2017 #85 of 166
    DevdogAZ

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    Yes, that was a very good episode, very interesting concept and it was excellently executed.

    I just finally watched the last episode of S3 last week and really enjoyed all of them.
     
  6. Jan 17, 2017 #86 of 166
    danterner

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    I watched San Junipero a second time last week, with my daughter who watched it the first time. I highly recommend a second viewing if you liked it the first time. There are a lot of cool things that you'll probably only catch the second time you see it. For example:

    The music choices are very deliberate - "Girlfriend in a Coma", "Living in a Box," etc. Yorkie's reaction to seeing the car crash on the video game. Yorkie's reaction to being in the car crash with Kelly. The guy at the bar talking about his knee surgeries, as though he were an old man.
     
  7. Jan 17, 2017 #87 of 166
    dwells

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    Whoa- I absolutely did not catch that at all- will definitely go back and watch again
     
  8. Jan 17, 2017 #88 of 166
    Hcour

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    I thought the first two seasons of this series were overrated, though I did enjoy a few of the eps. However this third season it lived up to its rep. There wasn't a clunker in the bunch. And I thought the last ep was fantastic, could've been a movie.
     
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  9. Jan 18, 2017 #89 of 166
    trainman

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    Sherman...
    It practically was, at 89 minutes long.

    Just finished Season 3, and I kind of wish "San Junipero" had been the last episode, since that's the one that gave me the most hope for the future.

    Although I'm not entirely certain I'd want to spend eternity in a virtual-reality version of the past. But I guess it's better than a lot of alternatives.
     
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  10. Jan 19, 2017 #90 of 166
    dwells

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    So I went back and watched San Junipero again. If you have watched it only once I highly recommend watching it again. There are a ton of little things that you can't really catch the first time around. And I found the whole thing much more emotional watching the second time. The first time I think I was just trying so hard to wrap my head around what was going on- but watching again, already knowing the story- well, we had a much harder time keeping it together. Just incredible- one of the best hours of TV I've seen in a long, long time...
     
  11. Jan 20, 2017 #91 of 166
    dianebrat

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    100% agreed, I loved it the first time, I loved knowing something was coming but not yet knowing what it was and as expected I cried.
    2nd time around I loved it even more knowing what was coming and knowing where it was going, and yep, cried even more..

    Truly one of my top 5 hours of television ever, it hit almost every emotional button I have.
     
  12. Jan 20, 2017 #92 of 166
    Thunderclap

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    San Junipero was really good, one of their best episodes ever. The other one from this season was Shut Up and Dance. Without spoiling anything, it's because I had one emotion for the characters and then the rug is pulled out and my emotion flipped 180-degrees.
     
  13. Jan 20, 2017 #93 of 166
    gweempose

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    I thought Shut up and Dance was the best episode of the season. It was very well written and executed. The main kid did an excellent job acting, and it was also fun to see Bronn from Game of Thrones in such a different role.
     
  14. Aug 25, 2017 #94 of 166
    Malcontent

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    Season 4 teaser.

     
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  15. Aug 27, 2017 #95 of 166
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    If you like Jerome Flynn, he was fantastic in the Ripper Street series.
     
  16. Aug 27, 2017 #96 of 166
    TampaThunder

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    However, he's better known as "Bronn" in a little series called Game of Thrones. :D

    Really looking forward to this. Not your regular run of the mill stuff in this series.
     
  17. Aug 28, 2017 #97 of 166
    Jstkiddn

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    I feel like I'm going to need psychological help after viewing....but I'm in! Can't wait.
     
  18. Sep 9, 2017 #98 of 166
    photoshopgrl

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    I don't know how I wandered across this show or how it's been around so long and I've never heard of it, but I just watched the Pilot and wasn't sure what to think or if I should go on. I searched the forum and found this thread and read a bit of it to find the rest are different so I'm in. Big TZ fan so I hope it's a modern version of that.
     
  19. Sep 9, 2017 #99 of 166
    trainman

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    Sherman...
    That's it, basically.
     
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  20. dwells

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    It definitely has a TZ vibe for sure. Check out the 'San Junipero' episode. One of my favorite TV episodes of all time....
     

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