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Old 12-14-14, 03:36 PM
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Small nit-pick about "National Anthem".

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Wouldn't they have checked the fingerprints first thing and known it wasn't the Princess's finger
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Old 12-14-14, 04:47 PM
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I liked the first four episodes, but didn't care much for the last two (White Bear, Waldo).

Definitely in for the Christmas episode.
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Old 12-16-14, 01:09 AM
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Really digging this show. I was trying to place the actress in the fourth episode when I realized - it's Haley Atwell from Agent Carter.
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Old 12-16-14, 09:05 PM
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Watched a live stream of White Christmas from Channel 4, really good stuff, like a Christmas themed Treehouse of Horrors episode. If it were 20 minutes longer, i could see it being a fairly successful movie release stateside. (ran just shy of 80 minutes)
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Watched the first two episode and they were great. Ep 1 you have a crazy demand but it isn't played for laughs. The ending is really sad. Ep 2 is dealing with a crazy future powered by people on bikes. Then they add on a game show aspect that is just nuts. Great acting in this crazy episode.
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Old 12-17-14, 02:43 PM
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The ending of s1ep1 was very sad.
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Old 12-18-14, 12:42 AM
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Just watched ep 3. Man this show is draining. I can only watch one a day. The most surprising thing about the memory episode was that it ended like I thought it would.

The basic premise of the show I could see happening with things like google glass in the wind.
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Old 12-18-14, 12:53 AM
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I just watched the first episode. I... don't know what to think of this show. I like it, a lot... But I'm not entirely sure if it's supposed to be tragic or really dark humor.
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Old 12-18-14, 01:13 AM
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I liked the first episode a lot, but I actually think it's sort of an anomaly. The rest of the series is very different.
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Old 12-18-14, 05:51 AM
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I'm 5 in now. My favorite so far has been S1E3 with the memory recall implants.
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Old 12-18-14, 09:03 AM
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I've watched all the episodes a couple times now and honestly the only near miss has been The Waldo Moment. The rest are pretty consistent and very high in their quality.

I can see why there's so few episodes though, even at a scant 6 - 7 episodes, the show already started repeating a few themes, but I really would love a regular Technology Twilight Zone series.

Also, if you guys haven't seen Brooker's previous series, Dead Set, I recommend that as well. It's your basic Zombie storyline, but from the perspective of the cast of Big Brother (since they're isolated on a sound stage). Can't believe that guy used to be a game critic.

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Old 12-18-14, 04:24 PM
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Also, if you guys haven't seen Brooker's previous series, Dead Set, I recommend that as well. It's your basic Zombie storyline, but from the perspective of the cast of Big Brother (since they're isolated on a sound stage). Can't believe that guy used to be a game critic.
That sounds sooo familiar. I'm trying to remember if I've seen it.
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Old 12-18-14, 06:34 PM
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Gonna watch the Xmas episode tonight as there is a Channel 4 app in the UK and ive downloaded it.
Charlie Brooker writes these shows and does other things aswell. He used to write games reviews. He has a few books out and they are highly recommended.

You want more episodes but I like the pace they come out at. Really looking forward to the Xmas episode.
I hear that RDJ bought one of the episodes to turn into a feature. I think its the one about the implants.
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Old 12-18-14, 06:36 PM
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Yeah, he optioned "The Entire History of You" to turn into a movie, very timely subject matter.

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That sounds sooo familiar. I'm trying to remember if I've seen it.
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Old 12-18-14, 06:46 PM
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I just have this fear that RDJ will ruin it.


Dead Set is great.
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Old 12-18-14, 06:52 PM
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He only optioned it, and The Judge didn't do well enough to immediately jump into producing a new picture so it may stay nothing more than an option.
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Old 12-19-14, 02:57 PM
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S02E01

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For half the show I couldn't place what movie this reminded me of. Then it hit me, Her. Really dug this episode but thought the ending was odd. Since the guy is in the attic why is the girl limited to seeing him just on the weekends. Also have a doll of your ex will probably hurt your chances on a real new relationship. I would have liked to see other people's reaction to the doll.

Very interesting that the show the unhealthy side of keeping a doll but yet end the show with her still with it years later. Oh man I just caught the analogy they were making with the dead guy's mother putting all the pictures of dead brother and father in the attic. The doll is now the pictures.
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Old 12-20-14, 06:36 PM
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S02E02 I always feel like somebody's watching me

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The weakest episode so far for me but I still liked it. I think my problem with it was it was the hardest episode to believe. This torment game show seemed to be specific to the runner. I think it would have went better if there were other prisoners running through their own mazes. I guess I can see why they didn't do that. If it was a normal thing she would have guess what was happening.

Also as odd as it is since her memory is erased each time her punishment doesn't seem that bad. Whenever she dies it will be like she only had one really bad day.
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Old 12-21-14, 01:21 AM
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S02E03 Where's Waldo

This was like watching youtube comments. And the ending went to a odd place.
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Old 12-21-14, 12:31 PM
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Just caught the Christmas episode, and more of the same, high quality really thought provoking.

Jon Hamm was solid.

Wish they would make more of these!!!!
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The xmas episode was pretty good. The world they presented would lead to a lot questions.
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Old 12-22-14, 10:13 AM
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So these things are real: https://sen.se/store/mother/

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Old 12-24-14, 10:22 AM
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Just watch S1 EP 1 last night... that was a tad bit warped

One thing I kept thinking about was that

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is maybe the Prime Minister set it up to gain an approval rating?
Probably not but that would have been a another twist in an already f-d up episode...
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This is so the 21st Century Twilight Zone. The stories are just so different than you'd expect and make you think about things. There aren't many shows that can do that.
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Old 12-29-14, 03:41 PM
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Just caught the Christmas episode, and more of the same, high quality really thought provoking.

Jon Hamm was solid.

Wish they would make more of these!!!!
Agreed. The ending was very interesting.
I had a little giggle when the other guy was trying to guess his job and said "marketing man?".
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