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« Reply #325 on: Wednesday 2 January 2019, 10:34:22 am »
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« Reply #326 on: Wednesday 2 January 2019, 10:34:55 am »
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« Reply #327 on: Wednesday 2 January 2019, 10:39:51 am »
Not very enjoyable tbh.

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« Reply #328 on: Wednesday 2 January 2019, 11:29:38 am »
Not very enjoyable tbh.

Agreed didn’t think it seemed to have much substance at all was rather weak,

The choices annoyed me rather than made it fun
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« Reply #329 on: Wednesday 2 January 2019, 12:13:26 pm »
What lets the whole thing down is that you don't have to make a choice. Just let it go and it picks the first choice by itself. Which makes the whole thing look stupid when he's screaming "Who is making me do this?"

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« Reply #330 on: Wednesday 2 January 2019, 01:24:02 pm »
:lol: What an odd problem to have with it.

I thought it was a sub-standard episode, but I appreciate the difficulty in creating an episode of television like this and give them credit for trying to do it. I enjoyed the ride but doubt I'll watch it again.
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« Reply #331 on: Wednesday 2 January 2019, 01:35:26 pm »
:lol: What an odd problem to have with it.

I thought it was a sub-standard episode, but I appreciate the difficulty in creating an episode of television like this and give them credit for trying to do it. I enjoyed the ride but doubt I'll watch it again.

I initially thought it was a bit of genius, actually. The first time I didn't choose was 'bite nails' 'punch self in face' or whatever, and when it continued he went to bite his nails, but resisted (made me think of astro). I thought that was a direct reaction to my not interfering, and was impressed. But on the next question I noticed it just selected the first choice.


I'd like to think that a good way to watch it would be to watch it first, without intervention, but that doesn't seem to fit the narrative. But I can't be sure because I chose Frosties.

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« Reply #332 on: Wednesday 2 January 2019, 01:52:59 pm »
It's intended to be interacted with, no surprise it doesn't work as well if left. I would have been really impressed if they recorded an alternate version of every scene where he refuses to do something because you didn't click :lol:
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« Reply #335 on: Wednesday 2 January 2019, 02:27:32 pm »
It's intended to be interacted with, no surprise it doesn't work as well if left. I would have been really impressed if they recorded an alternate version of every scene where he refuses to do something because you didn't click :lol:

Well obviously. But the choices were presented in such a way as to not intrude upon the viewing experience, they were so discreet I almost missed some of them. I might have, for all I know.


I would imagine the question "what if the viewer doesn't choose?" was asked in pre-production, I don't think they found a very good answer. There should still be a story there, without the interaction.


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« Reply #336 on: Wednesday 2 January 2019, 02:29:23 pm »

 I chose Frosties.


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« Reply #337 on: Wednesday 2 January 2019, 03:47:49 pm »
I'd have preferred a full season but it was interesting anyway. It's not something I can see catching on though. Also did anyone choose Netflix?

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« Reply #338 on: Saturday 5 January 2019, 09:26:24 pm »
I liked the idea of it but wouldn't bother with a second watch. I just quickly got bored with all the dead ends and being taken back to my 'wrong' decision.

But, without wanting to go all meta and brain-twisted, I think the writers intended all this frustration. Like the bigger message delves into the fate vs free will debate, saying that choice is an illusion. Oh I don't know.

I appreciate the effort that went into it though.

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« Reply #339 on: Saturday 19 January 2019, 05:32:07 pm »
'Dead Set' has been added to UK Netflix. Charlie Brooker's 'Big Brother' mixed with a zombie apocalypse.
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« Reply #340 on: Sunday 3 March 2019, 04:01:30 pm »
Possible idea for an episode, murder by webcam. You know these webcam sites where lasses stick that plastic pink rat up their arses and squeal for money? Well, I reckon if somebody had the money, and the inclination, then a few well-timed million pound tips, and boom! She's a goner. Cause of death? Dehydration. The culprit is easily identified, but can they prove it is moider?

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« Reply #341 on: Sunday 3 March 2019, 05:39:47 pm »
Have an idea for one. Online dating agency that custom curates a person’s dating profile after meeting them and video taping them for a day or two. Guy reaches out to them. The profilers come and stage things to make him a really cool guy like having him play with a dog and surf or some cool s*** like that. During the filming the guy makes some off hand comments like he usually wanks in to a sock on his weekends and other lame things. He thinks the profilers will use the good footage for his profile but they actually use the bad footage and he ends up forever alone.

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« Reply #342 on: Sunday 3 March 2019, 06:51:38 pm »
Possible idea for an episode, murder by webcam. You know these webcam sites where lasses stick that plastic pink rat up their arses and squeal for money? Well, I reckon if somebody had the money, and the inclination, then a few well-timed million pound tips, and boom! She's a goner. Cause of death? Dehydration. The culprit is easily identified, but can they prove it is moider?

I've not seen it yet but 'Cam' on Netflix has elements of your plot idea: -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cam_(film)
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« Reply #343 on: Wednesday 15 May 2019, 12:20:05 pm »

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« Reply #344 on: Wednesday 15 May 2019, 12:25:16 pm »
Oo, Miley Cyrus.

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« Reply #345 on: Wednesday 15 May 2019, 12:48:58 pm »
Oh yes. 5th June too. Inject this into me, please.

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« Reply #346 on: Wednesday 15 May 2019, 01:31:39 pm »
Just the 3 episodes is a bit s***, mind :thdn:

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« Reply #347 on: Wednesday 15 May 2019, 01:58:14 pm »
Just the 3 episodes is a bit s***, mind :thdn:

Why? Normally 4 out of the six are just meh, anyway.

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« Reply #348 on: Saturday 18 May 2019, 01:29:51 pm »
Bandersnach was pretty meh mind.

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« Reply #349 on: Sunday 19 May 2019, 12:47:11 am »
Disagree on Bandersnatch, thought it was really good and an interesting experiment, just like Black Mirror should be.