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Thorpesaurous 12-16-2014 08:27 AM

Black Mirror
 
Black Mirror is a really interesting British TV Show that just started streaming on Netflix. I watched it about a year ago after getting a kid at work I know to pull it from a torrent site and put it on a flash drive for me.

It's two three episode seasons, with the only connection between the episodes a loose thematic bond about the continued pushing forward of technology / media, and the way, sometimes unexpected way, it is tied to our lives.

Some are funny. Some are super weird. Some are more grounded in the current world, and some are really extra sci-fi-ish. All of them are designed to be thought provoking, although some are more than others.

I highly recommend it, especially now that it's streaming on Netflix and it's that readily available to most people.

Thorpesaurous 12-16-2014 09:09 AM

Re: Black Mirror
 
Here's a trailer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jROLrhQkK78

Dresta 12-16-2014 09:22 AM

Re: Black Mirror
 
I haven't watched it, but the writer and creator of the show (Charlie Brooker) is a smart and funny guy, his screenwipe/newswipe series was interesting and often hilarious:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2gtntIQTks

Thorpesaurous 12-16-2014 10:12 AM

Re: Black Mirror
 
I have a cousin who lives in London and she's the one who turned me onto this, and she said the same thing about Charlie Brooker. Smart, Funny, Subversive, and clearly has a thing about media and or social media.

Nanners 12-16-2014 05:51 PM

Re: Black Mirror
 
I love this show. Its kind of like a modern version of the twilight zone.

kNIOKAS 12-25-2014 09:09 AM

Re: Black Mirror
 
I've watched some episodes already, as it was mentioned on another forum (I think).
It's ok, reminds of all those short Robert Sheckley stories. I particularly liked the very first episode, others were ok.

longhornfan1234 12-25-2014 08:34 PM

Re: Black Mirror
 
***************** SPOILERS*********************** Entire History of You.
































They did a good job making me sympathize with whore wife. Liam can only blame himself for his marriage failures. Her cheating was the result of his extreme paranoia and scary drunken outbursts.

Thorpesaurous 12-25-2014 10:41 PM

Re: Black Mirror
 
The Entire History of You is my favorite episode, and I read somewhere that Robert Downey bought the rights to it with the intention of turning it into a full length film, which I'm not sure I'm fond of.

Any Brits see the special.

alenleomessi 12-25-2014 10:45 PM

Re: Black Mirror
 
another new quality british show
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3877200/

pezt 12-25-2014 11:00 PM

Re: Black Mirror
 
One of my favourite shows, especially the christmas special was just amazing television.


I also fell in love with Hayley Atwell after watching the episode "Be Right Back"

pezt 12-25-2014 11:02 PM

Re: Black Mirror
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by alenleomessi
another new quality british show
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3877200/



Yep, really good show too.






SPOILERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR







Do you think that was really his son at the end?

longhornfan1234 12-26-2014 01:57 AM

Re: Black Mirror
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Thorpesaurous
The Entire History of You is my favorite episode, and I read somewhere that Robert Downey bought the rights to it with the intention of turning it into a full length film, which I'm not sure I'm fond of.

Any Brits see the special.


Why not? The episode seemed rushed. They can show complexity of their failed marriage and their personalities.

Nanners 12-26-2014 03:25 AM

Re: Black Mirror
 
my favorite episode is fifteen million merits. the entire episode, especially the ending, are depressing in such a good way. that american idol shit is so well done.

longhornfan1234 12-26-2014 01:36 PM

Re: Black Mirror
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Nanners
my favorite episode is fifteen million merits. the entire episode, especially the ending, are depressing in such a good way. that american idol shit is so well done.



Every episode leaves me with hopeless feeling. Can we get a happy ending?

alenleomessi 12-26-2014 02:01 PM

Re: Black Mirror
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pezt
Yep, really good show too.






SPOILERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR







Do you think that was really his son at the end?

i havent watched the last two episodes yet.. can you hit me up with a torrent for the last episode (episode 8)?


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