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Offline kingkerouac

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Re: Charlie Brooker Black Mirror
« Reply #375 on: Sunday 9 June 2019, 11:08:12 AM »
Striking Vipers.
The idea is very similar to San Junipero, where two 'straight' women fall in love with each others avatar's in a virtual enviro, is it not?
Brooker should know that. A bit disappointed.

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« Reply #376 on: Sunday 9 June 2019, 11:36:20 AM »
Striking Vipers.
The idea is very similar to San Junipero, where two 'straight' women fall in love with each others avatar's in a virtual enviro, is it not?
Brooker should know that. A bit disappointed.

Charlie Brooker, the ral life Lee Sizemore.

Offline kingkerouac

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« Reply #377 on: Sunday 9 June 2019, 12:13:56 PM »
Striking Vipers.
The idea is very similar to San Junipero, where two 'straight' women fall in love with each others avatar's in a virtual enviro, is it not?
Brooker should know that. A bit disappointed.

Charlie Brooker, the ral life Lee Sizemore.

?

Offline Ian W

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Re: Charlie Brooker Black Mirror
« Reply #378 on: Sunday 9 June 2019, 04:21:01 PM »
f*** knows what Stan means 90% of the time.

I agree on Striking Vipers, just thought it was an old idea. Smithereens is much better.

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« Reply #379 on: Sunday 9 June 2019, 04:38:09 PM »
Striking Vipers had at entirely different themes to San Juniper, though. Smithereens was nowhere near as layered as the vast majority of episodes, SV included.

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Re: Charlie Brooker Black Mirror
« Reply #380 on: Sunday 9 June 2019, 05:07:51 PM »
I enjoyed all three episodes, especially striking vipers, while this season wasn't mind f***ing it was still entertaining.

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« Reply #381 on: Sunday 9 June 2019, 11:04:30 PM »
Watched the first 2 episodes of series 5 past couple of nights. First 2 episodes of black mirror ive ever seen. SV was good. Smithereen was excellent, though. As someone who works in that online content, attention industry, really poignant. We're no where near that level, but, you know...  Bang on as well, btw.
Should probably start series 1 at some point.
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And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make

Offline kingkerouac

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Re: Charlie Brooker Black Mirror
« Reply #382 on: Tuesday 11 June 2019, 08:10:17 AM »
f*** knows what Stan means 90% of the time.

I agree on Striking Vipers, just thought it was an old idea. Smithereens is much better.

I agree. Saw Smithereens last night. Very good.

Offline sadnesstan

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« Reply #383 on: Tuesday 11 June 2019, 08:30:07 AM »
Striking Vipers.
The idea is very similar to San Junipero, where two 'straight' women fall in love with each others avatar's in a virtual enviro, is it not?
Brooker should know that. A bit disappointed.

Charlie Brooker, the ral life Lee Sizemore.

?

He'll be gutted that nobody remembers him, after such a heroic death.

Offline Jill

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« Reply #384 on: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 03:57:20 PM »
Finally got round to watching this from the start. Some episodes better than others but on the whole it's quite clever.

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Re: Charlie Brooker Black Mirror
« Reply #385 on: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 05:06:02 PM »
First episode(Striking Vipers) was super weird. Didn't like it. Just felt long and uncomfortable to watch.

Second episode was okay. Long build up to that and then it was like "That's what happened?" Jeez, dude. That's your fault.

Offline LoveItIfWeBeatU

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« Reply #386 on: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 05:07:24 PM »
https://johnaugust.com/2019/the-one-with-charlie-brooker

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John talks with Charlie Brooker (creator, writer, and executive producer of Black Mirror) about his groundbreaking series and the opportunities and challenges of writing an anthology.

We also touch on the nature of reality, the difficulty of reflecting culture while you influence it, and experimental storytelling.
Thier is not a word. "Their" is the correct spelling.

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« Reply #387 on: Wednesday 19 June 2019, 09:40:46 AM »
Caught up with the new ones last night.  They were alright, Smithereens the best of the 3.  Hope the next series is back to 6 eps.

Also, whoever wrote this list should be banned from watching BM.  Slags off a lot of the best eps and is generally clueless:

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/jun/06/every-episode-of-black-mirror-ranked-charlie-brooker

No idea why "wrong" lists still get me so angry :lol:

Offline kingkerouac

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« Reply #388 on: Wednesday 19 June 2019, 09:51:32 AM »
Caught up with the new ones last night.  They were alright, Smithereens the best of the 3.  Hope the next series is back to 6 eps.

Also, whoever wrote this list should be banned from watching BM.  Slags off a lot of the best eps and is generally clueless:

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/jun/06/every-episode-of-black-mirror-ranked-charlie-brooker

No idea why "wrong" lists still get me so angry :lol:

The Guardian seems to be repositioning itself as a 'centrist' newspaper, rather than what is has always traditionally been a left of centre/liberal investigative newspaper.
Sad times...

Offline tgarve

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Re: Charlie Brooker Black Mirror
« Reply #389 on: Thursday 20 June 2019, 11:06:11 AM »
Caught up with the new ones last night.  They were alright, Smithereens the best of the 3.  Hope the next series is back to 6 eps.

Also, whoever wrote this list should be banned from watching BM.  Slags off a lot of the best eps and is generally clueless:

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/jun/06/every-episode-of-black-mirror-ranked-charlie-brooker

No idea why "wrong" lists still get me so angry :lol:

Be right back is decent but definitely not better than san Junipero or hang the dj

White Christmas is one of the best

Bandersnatch is pretty crap

Worst list I’ve ever seen
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« Reply #390 on: Thursday 20 June 2019, 11:30:20 AM »
Caught up with the new ones last night.  They were alright, Smithereens the best of the 3.  Hope the next series is back to 6 eps.

Also, whoever wrote this list should be banned from watching BM.  Slags off a lot of the best eps and is generally clueless:

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/jun/06/every-episode-of-black-mirror-ranked-charlie-brooker

No idea why "wrong" lists still get me so angry :lol:

I don’t think I’ve seen anyone rank BM episodes so poorly. Rates some of the best ones as worst and has Nosedive in the top two.

Offline Yorkie

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Re: Charlie Brooker Black Mirror
« Reply #391 on: Thursday 20 June 2019, 06:50:18 PM »
What is folks' favorite, for that matter? Callister for me.

Offline Darth Crooks

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« Reply #392 on: Thursday 20 June 2019, 07:35:32 PM »
Hang the dj is just joyous tbh. Quite like the sinister happy ones and the grounded ones like the couple and the photographic memories

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« Reply #393 on: Thursday 20 June 2019, 07:36:26 PM »
Metalhead wasn’t really black mirror but it’s f***ing great

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« Reply #394 on: Thursday 20 June 2019, 07:45:12 PM »
15 Million Merritts for me. Nofap = dancing  :aww:

Forgot how good White Bear was. What a glorious twist that was.

Entire History of you is my third favorite. Loved the eye technology and the story around it was really well done.

Offline Darth Crooks

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« Reply #395 on: Thursday 20 June 2019, 07:50:12 PM »
I agree on stuff like black museum. It’s best when the tech is the ever present  but lesser element in light of the characters and their motivations.

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« Reply #396 on: Thursday 20 June 2019, 10:32:25 PM »
All of the ones centring around a relationship - particularly Hang The DJ, for me - are brilliant. I absolutely loved everything about Striking Vipers too, tbh.

Offline Sima

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« Reply #397 on: Friday 21 June 2019, 06:57:27 AM »
I see Ashley O got up to number 8 on the global iTunes chart.  Probably wouldn’t have happened if it was some random actress dafty but still quite funny.

Offline Ketsbaia

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« Reply #398 on: Saturday 22 June 2019, 01:58:38 AM »
The one where he's being spied through the laptop and it has Jerome Flynn.

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« Reply #399 on: Saturday 22 June 2019, 03:22:06 PM »
Realised the other day that the O in Ashley O clearly stands for "Out" and Brooker's a massive Toon fan :aww: