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Well wasn't that multilayered and every way coherent with current events. Brilliant! Eps 2 and 3 tomorrow. First I thought it was gonna be one of those "would you kill someone if that would save the lives of 2 people" simple dilemmas, but they really managed to portray the event at every angle possible. And somehow you can relate every angle to some current events and the way they were handled. Kinda like a nightmareish version of Newsroom but with more points of view. The actual act wasn't as shocking, mainly because I remember my co-worker mentioning this show and the said act when this was originally aired. He said that this was basically a weird comedy he didn't understand and didn't recommend to watch it.

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Heh, reactions to this show are kind of a Rorschach Test. Reveals much about the viewers sensibilities and taste for the odd.

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Holy hell was episode 2 magical!

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Black Mirror s02e01 is showing in my stuff-to-watch-today list, but i can't seem to find it anywhere.

Are we sure it aired?

I can't wait for the show to get started again :-).

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It did not air, some dipshit reposted that date from imdb.

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sad. Are the real airdates known? Cause epguides.com doesn't have a date filled in. Only that it's gonna air in 2013.

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http://www.denofgeek.com/tv/black-mirro … quite-soon

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12.02.13
http://www.denofgeek.com/tv/black-mirro … -confirmed

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As much as i love 'Black mirror' I still love his one on one's with a camera blabbing about whatever as in Newswipe or Gameswipe.
Tomorrow night he starts a new series of 'wipes'

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ENTERTAINMENT: Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe
On: BBC 2 North West (102)   
Date: Thursday 31st January 2013 (starting tomorrow evening)
Time: 22:00 to 22:30 (30 minutes long)

The programme that wrings a little laughter from a hilariously troubled world. Charlie Brooker and guests cast their collective eyes over all that the telly, cinema, news and computer games have to offer and squeeze half an hour of fun out for this topical weekly show. It's good, so you really should watch it.

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mclame wrote:

Holy hell was episode 2 magical!

I watched it today and I must say it was brilliant. smile I liked it waaay better than episode 1.

As for episode 3, I liked the premise very much and the story was more than ok, maybe except for the final (bathroom) scene. The episode IMO would've been even better without it.

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The latest Trailer for Season 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ld9m8Xrpko0

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2x01 is how 1x03 should've been.

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Yeah... the whole

+ show spoiler

replicant

thing kinda ruined the episode for me, because it wasn't taking place like 50+ years in the future. Would've been better if they stayed with the phone conversations (or some kind of video chats) idea.

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I thought it was pretty obvious that it's the future. Georgian rebels using computer viruses, syntetic muscles, phones like paper, thumbprints as a signature, ultrasound with a hand (?), kinectic use of a laptop, all is there. This is the 20th century flaw, 30-40 years in the future and we have flying cars and shit, well helloooo Back To The Future. This was actually a very plausibly realistic view, technology change, but we stll drive cars, not fly them.

As of the episode, I thought it was mesmerising. While 1x01 and 1x02 kicked you in the head, (I try to forget about 1x03), took a slower tempo and made you anwsering questions long after the viewing. It talks about the hole after losing a loved one AND how technology can't possibly make that whole, as it only copies, never creates. Hayley Atwell outdid herself with her performance here, which was easy AND hard with the material provided.

As of now, my list of episodes is: 1x02, 2x01, 1x01, 1x03.

And btw, Iron Man Jr. bought the rights for 1x03 and Hollywood will probably produce a dumbed down version of it, or maybe they'll use the concept and create something new based on that.

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No, it wasn't that obvious since they were using only modern cars (they should've at least modified their looks like they do in Hollywood wink), the fashion hasn't changed (look how people dressed in the 70s or the 80s) etc. And I don't think that Black Mirror can't "predict" the more distant future properly, because episode 1x02 was believable and had no flaws in this case. smile

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I considered 1x02 as a overblown distopia which was created to fulfill a message on the current state of the world. As of the 'no change', with every decade we see less change. Yes, there was a 90's style, that still qualifies, but was there a 2000-2010 style (besides hipsters and other such garbage)? Not really, we are aiming in design to be as cold, colorless and unimaginative as it can be. If you put two people beside each other, one from let's say 2001 and from 2013 now, you couldn't probably see a difference. As of the cars, I don't really care about them, but even now they all look the same to me, so in the future it will be probably even worse, if it's possible.

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Hmmm...  I wasn't that impressed with 2x01.  I left every episode of series 1 thinking, "Hmmm... That was interesting" but 2x01 didn't.

I hope it improves.  Come on Charlie -  must try harder!

That's the second biggest X I've ever seen.

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I enjoyed it thoroughly.

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........ o_O

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I wondered where it was going at one point, the end made it all worth while smile

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2x01 - The last five minutes kind of fell apart. It was interesting up to that point, but it just seem the writers either ran out of time or had no idea how to get to the ending better.

2x02 - It was an interesting idea, but the chick was so damn annoying that it ruined the episode for me. I don't like characters who are whiny and that's all she was.

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the writers

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2x03 - Decent idea, kind of a poor execution

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Rwings wrote:

2x01 - The last five minutes kind of fell apart.

2x02 - It was an interesting idea

agreed and agreed.

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Not a fan of this season... episode 2x01 was only decent (see my earlier complaints wink) and I didn't like episodes 2x02 and 2x03 at all.

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