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Old 07-27-16, 05:21 PM
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Can't wait, I love this show!
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Old 07-28-16, 06:54 AM
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Really enjoyed 10 Cloverfield Lane so looking forward to see what Dan Trachtenberg can do with Black Mirror.
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Old 10-25-16, 05:01 PM
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So after reading some of the praise on this series, I decided to watch the 1st episode of season 1 a couple nights ago on Netflix.

Wow, holy crap this show is demented. I mean Jesus, you open your series with an episode that features beastiality. Not sure how I feel about it, but it was a very uncomfortable episode to watch.
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Old 10-25-16, 05:34 PM
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Not so crazy when it was written before this happened: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piggate
Watch at least up to Episode 3. That one is so incredible.

Just started Season 3. Great start.
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After hearing so much about this show, I finally started watching ...

Season 1

The National Anthem -- I liked the concept. It was a well-told story but I found a few of the contrivances took away from it (not checking the finger, the overall ending). I was convinced his advisors were in on it.

15 Million Merits -- I appreciate the commentary on reality TV and "stardom" but I just did not get this one at all. No emotional "in" for me.

The Entire History of You -- A bit predictable, but I really liked this one! The whole notion of playing back memories during a fight with a loved one is just fucking creepy.

Season 2

Be Right Back -- Another successful play on my emotions. Haley Atwell was fantastic!

That's all the further I've made it so far.
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Old 11-27-17, 11:09 AM
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I'm a bit behind the times, and only just started the show, making it three episodes. Having read nothing but "awesome show" and how topical it is regarding technology, I was not expecting what the first episode gave me. My wife and I immediately watched the second episode with the bicycling, and realized this wasn't a show we were going to binge. Too heavy and somewhat depressing.

Good stuff. It's nice to have a thought-provoking show that we have to take our time working through. I'm glad Netflix picked it up and is having more episodes created.
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Late to the party. Just started watching. S1E2 was fantastic.
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I am only in season 2, but man, is this show fucking with my head.
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Watched the the very first episode about the Prime Minister last night. All kinds of fucked up. With all the comparisons to the Twilight Zone, I was expecting a twist though. Also, being where we are now politically (even though I know this is a few years old) I was kind of expecting a "fake news" twist, where the kidnap was all fabricated to try and bring this guy down. Or setup by a rival candidate or something. The ending was kinda lacking for the emotional ride the previous 45 minutes gave the viewer. Still very different.

I can tell this wont be a show to marathon. I had to put on lighter fare to clear the head before bed.
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The first episode doesn’t fit with the rest of the series, in terms of content or tone. I can’t imagine how many people stopped watching there.
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Old 01-09-18, 08:24 AM
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Yeah, the first episode is very low tech compared to the rest of the series. But also the most current day.
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It is one of the most relevant and topical, though.
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I just have to say this ó the one where the guy fucked a pig is one of the most compelling hours of tekevision Iíve ever seen.
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Whenever I recommend this to people, I always urge them to skip that episode. It does not leave a good first impression.
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It’s a great impression. In fact it’s almost too good. The show is pretty damn good, but it never tops that first episode.
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Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
Whenever I recommend this to people, I always urge them to skip that episode. It does not leave a good first impression.
I do the same but they NEVER LISTEN TO ME.
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When I started watching my friend also recommended to skip the first episode. It just made me want to watch it more
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re: Black Mirror -- British anthology series -- Seasons 1 & 2 -- Channel 4 / Netflix

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
I just have to say this ó the one where the guy fucked a pig is one of the most compelling hours of tekevision Iíve ever seen.
I feel the same way. I had no idea what the series was, didn't realize it was not serialized so I jumped to the second episode and was waiting for mention of the PM or the pig.
I did catch the first episode of season 2 when it was released, the one with the social media ran world, and I could not finish it until I started the season from the beginning about 3 months later.
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Old 10-02-18, 09:38 AM
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I did catch the first episode of season 2 when it was released, the one with the social media ran world, and I could not finish it until I started the season from the beginning about 3 months later.
That sounds more like the season 3 opener, "Nosedive". Seasons 1 & 2 only had 3 episodes each, and were released on Netflix together, so they may have seemed like a single season if one wasn't paying close attention to the numbering. There was also the Christmas Special between seasons 2 & 3 with Jon Hamm.
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Old 10-02-18, 04:23 PM
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That sounds more like the season 3 opener, "Nosedive". Seasons 1 & 2 only had 3 episodes each, and were released on Netflix together, so they may have seemed like a single season if one wasn't paying close attention to the numbering. There was also the Christmas Special between seasons 2 & 3 with Jon Hamm.
You are correct. I just recall the new season popping up when I logged on, I could not make it more than 10 minutes. It was much better when I knew it was an anthology series.
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