Author Topic: Charlie Brooker Black Mirror  (Read 16138 times)

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Offline Cajun

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Re: Charlie Brooker Black Mirror
« Reply #25 on: Monday 11 February 2013, 11:18:14 pm »
I probably shouldn't have watched it with my netbook open tbf.

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« Reply #26 on: Tuesday 12 February 2013, 12:03:01 am »
Had to be a widow, didn't it? The guy would be be over the moon with his, before ordering another one.

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« Reply #27 on: Tuesday 12 February 2013, 08:00:26 am »
not that impressed, given i've only watched last nights, but it just seems like an update on tales of the unexpected and the twilight zone. i'll give it another couple of goes, may well be down to the strength of the story and last nights may not have been that good.
Bullshitters misrepresent themselves to their audience not as liars do, that is, by deliberately making false claims about what is true. In fact, bullshit need not be untrue at all.

Rather, bullshitters seek to convey a certain impression of themselves without being concerned about whether anything at all is true. They quietly change the rules governing their end of the conversation so that claims about truth and falsity are irrelevant.

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« Reply #28 on: Monday 18 February 2013, 10:36:25 pm »
This is good so far, very interesting imo. More of a headfuck than last weeks

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« Reply #29 on: Monday 18 February 2013, 10:44:18 pm »
Yeah, definitely more of a headfuck. Interested to see how it ends though.
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« Reply #30 on: Monday 18 February 2013, 10:58:33 pm »
Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan, didn't see it ending like that!

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« Reply #31 on: Monday 18 February 2013, 10:59:34 pm »
:lol: Charlie's got some dark stuff in his head.
:) As you were.

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« Reply #32 on: Monday 18 February 2013, 11:00:24 pm »
To be honest, I wasn't too impressed with that about halfway through, thought it was dragging along not going anywhere in particular. But yeah that was a hell of an ending IMO.
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« Reply #33 on: Monday 18 February 2013, 11:02:14 pm »
Somebody tell me in spoiler tags what happened at the end, I don't think I was watching properly. :lol:

Offline SiLvOR

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« Reply #34 on: Monday 18 February 2013, 11:02:40 pm »
Could have done with some more of Hayley Atwell getting railed.

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« Reply #35 on: Monday 18 February 2013, 11:03:24 pm »
Could have done with some more of Hayley Atwell getting railed.

Yeah, expectations were high after last week, a definite lack of her this week, that's for sure. 2/10 would not re-watch.
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« Reply #36 on: Monday 18 February 2013, 11:03:38 pm »
Somebody tell me in spoiler tags what happened at the end, I don't think I was watching properly. :lol:

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« Reply #37 on: Monday 18 February 2013, 11:04:19 pm »
Somebody tell me in spoiler tags what happened at the end, I don't think I was watching properly. :lol:

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Ohhhhhhhhhhhh. :lol:

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« Reply #38 on: Monday 18 February 2013, 11:05:50 pm »
:lol: I've had to take a time out to put my moral compass back where it should be ffs.
:) As you were.

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« Reply #39 on: Monday 18 February 2013, 11:07:47 pm »
The other lass reminded me of Serge Pizzorno, for some reason. Must have been her hair and how pale she was :lol:

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« Reply #40 on: Monday 18 February 2013, 11:09:30 pm »
Could have done with some more of Hayley Atwell getting railed.

Yeah, expectations were high after last week, a definite lack of her this week, that's for sure. 2/10 would not re-watch.

:lol: yeah mock my celebrity crush, whatever.

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« Reply #41 on: Monday 18 February 2013, 11:11:26 pm »
Could have done with some more of Hayley Atwell getting railed.

Yeah, expectations were high after last week, a definite lack of her this week, that's for sure. 2/10 would not re-watch.

:lol: yeah mock my celebrity crush, whatever.

She's class. :lol: Just the randomness of somehow incorporating that bit of last week into this week's episode amused me.
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Offline SiLvOR

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« Reply #42 on: Monday 18 February 2013, 11:16:10 pm »
:lol: look I know what I like and I like what I know, that's all it is.

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« Reply #43 on: Monday 18 February 2013, 11:45:16 pm »
Brutal was that one. Was grimacing at the tele for the last ten minutes.

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« Reply #44 on: Tuesday 19 February 2013, 09:02:53 am »
So, what was it? Some kind of new prison sentence? What's the point, if she doesn't remember the previous days?

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« Reply #45 on: Tuesday 19 February 2013, 11:11:03 am »
So, what was it? Some kind of new prison sentence? What's the point, if she doesn't remember the previous days?

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« Reply #46 on: Tuesday 19 February 2013, 11:18:04 am »
Hmm. Yeah, sounds about right that. I usually like this stuff, but, I don't know, this episode just didn't do it for me. Good ideas, like. Perhaps I'm just becoming desensitised to this kind of 'shocking' TV. That, and the main lass got on my wick.

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« Reply #47 on: Tuesday 19 February 2013, 12:37:00 pm »
I absolutely loved the whole idea, personally - it's my favourite episode of Black Mirror yet. The lass was absolutely tortured by the experience, so much so that she begged to die by the end of it. To have to replay that every single day for the rest of her life is a pretty gruesome idea. There were a lot of nods to Texas Chainsaw in there; humiliation torture n all of that.

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« Reply #48 on: Tuesday 19 February 2013, 08:00:19 pm »
Thought last week's was okay, but this one was just a bit s*** really. A reasonably interesting point to make about our increasingly vindictive society and the growing appetite for revenge rather than justice, but as a TV programme that was seriously weak. It seemed like it was only about 15 minutes long and felt like the kind of amateur short you see at local film nights, the acting was poor and it just looked cheap and thrown together. Also, the narrative wasn't good enough to make the concept seem believable. I was just left thinking "Why?"

Why would that be allowed?
Why would they have that whole huge area for one prisoner?
What's the point?
Etc.

Hope the next one is a lot better, because that was rubbish. Channel 4 have made a lot of good drama recently, Secret State, The Fear, Utopia, and so-on, this wasn't even in the same league as that stuff, nowhere near.

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« Reply #49 on: Wednesday 20 February 2013, 09:51:28 pm »
This episode was the first one I didn't like, although the ending was compelling.

Quite a haunting episode, really. Brooker's mind is dark as f***!