4 thoughts on “Hey, this Black Mirror series on Netflix.”

  1. I hope it would be better than this blurb:

    “Created and written by Brooker, Black Mirror taps into our collective unease with the modern world and each stand-alone episode is a sharp, suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia. Without questioning it, technology has transformed all aspects of our lives; in every home; on every desk; in every palm – a plasma screen; a monitor; a Smartphone – a Black Mirror reflecting our 21st Century existence back at us.”

    Techno-paranoia? Like killer robots?

  2. Only one way to find out.
    If it’s good, let us know. I might actually have a bunch of free time in a month or so.
    Of course, I should spend it writing. Assuming it actually materializes.

  3. I saw the original Black Mirror episodes (it was 2 seasons of 3 episodes each) and I thought each were interesting. Style is very British (which you would expect given the source) and done in a way that will provoke either a love it or hate it reaction. I thought they were great because you won’t find anything like it on American TV. My vote is to add this to your watch list (and let us know how you like them).

  4. I watched the first episode of the first season, and I will not watch another one, nor listen to the next few recommendations from the person who recommended it to me.
    The setup: The prime minister of Great Britain is woken in the early morning by some of his staff, who have some bad news and some worse news. The bad news is that some unknown person has kidnapped the most popular member of the Royal Family, a twenty-something princess (possibly the granddaughter of the queen). The worse news is that the unknown person has announced he will kill the princess, unless the Prime Minister goes on live television late that afternoon and does something unspeakable to a pig.
    Watched it the whole way through. Found the Prime Minister to be an utterly contemptible character for not just immediately ruling out meeting the demand, and found the eventual conclusion to the tale…let’s just say, credulity-straining in the extreme. (Actually, I could say the same for some of the actions taken by the characters in the story, and the Prime Minister’s reactions to them. At least one member of his staff should have been unceremoniously canned for a particular liberty that she took.) I hear that the rest of the series is much closer to flat-out Twilight Zone paranoia with technology twists, but I’ll never give it another chance to see whether I would like the rest of it better. Fool me once, etc.

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