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 Posted: Mon Jan 9th, 2017 07:57 pm
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Started watching that this weekend.  Wow, what an amazing show.  It's not a big time commitment to catch up either as there's only 13 episodes over 3 seasons.  It originally aired on Channel 4 in the UK and now has been picked up for streaming on by Netflix. 

Every episode is a stand-alone sci-fi thriller with the theme of technology and their unintended consequences.  Some have a tint of humor, most are pretty dark.  Every episode is extraordinarily well-written and as a movie would be better than 95% of the junk released. 

It's been referred to a modern-day "Twilight Zone".  A few episodes have "twists" but not contrived M. Night shit, much more fluid and subtle.  I would give this series my highest possible recommendation, on par with "Breaking Bad".



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 Posted: Mon Jan 9th, 2017 09:22 pm
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Black Mirror is the work of Charlie Brooker, who also does Screen Wipe. The 2016 Review gives you an idea of his style.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XanyPq5BcoA



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Would you say it would rate ****** stars?



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WongLee wrote: Would you say it would rate ****** stars?
If ***** is the max then of course not. I'm not retarded. And besides, the show only comes from England. If it was Japanese anime involving tentacle sex, then maybe. 



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Last night I watched the Christmas special with Jon Hamm, who must've filmed it around the same time as the last season of "Mad Men".  These shows just keep getting better and better.  This was a home run with a great twist.



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srossi wrote: Started watching that this weekend.  Wow, what an amazing show.  It's not a big time commitment to catch up either as there's only 13 episodes over 3 seasons.  It originally aired on Channel 4 in the UK and now has been picked up for streaming on by Netflix. 

Every episode is a stand-alone sci-fi thriller with the theme of technology and their unintended consequences.  Some have a tint of humor, most are pretty dark.  Every episode is extraordinarily well-written and as a movie would be better than 95% of the junk released. 

It's been referred to a modern-day "Twilight Zone".  A few episodes have "twists" but not contrived M. Night shit, much more fluid and subtle.  I would give this series my highest possible recommendation, on par with "Breaking Bad".

Just watched the first episode, pretty well done.  The best part is, in light of these Trump/Golden Shower rumors, it almost comes off like a documentary. 



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Finished the series last night. Just amazing stuff.  Every episode was as good as, or better than, the one before.  Hard to pick a favorite.  The only exception being "Men Against Fire", the next-to-last episode.  That was pretty hackneyed B-movie stuff.  But one stinker out of 13 is pretty damn good.  I don't know what the future plans are for this series but I want to see the next batch already. 



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