Black Mirror

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  1. steinmetzify

    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    Anyone watching this? It's a British anthology series about the darker side of tech, all fiction. Short series, 3 seasons and only 13 episodes on Netflix.

    This thing is a complete mind.....
     
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    endmysuffering I'm serious

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    Dude, this show gave crippling existential dread. I have been trying to cut off my time with all of my media devices then this show comes up and it makes want to do it even more.
     
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    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    :lol::lol::lol::lol:

    Agreed.....there's something really creepy about most of the ideas I've seen on it. My wife decided after about 5 episodes that she doesn't like it, for reasons she can't even really articulate other than "It completely mind....s me every damn episode and I don't like it".

    I dig the turns but am glad it's a short series. I couldn't watch something like this every week all season long.
     
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    endmysuffering I'm serious

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    The first episode alone was so intense, I wanted to vomit myself at the thought.
     
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    glassmoon0fo Some Say...

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    Favorite series on the planet right now. Dude, the White Christmas episode made me delete my facebook account for a week lol
     
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    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    3rd episode got me. Opened up a dialogue between my wife and I about whether we'd want to do it or not.

    The whole thing ended up so sad. What was the dude supposed to do? Ignore it when he knew something was wrong? Can't imagine how I'd feel...
     
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    The third one was the roaches episode right? That one and the fourth really hit me in the gut.
     
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    I wanted to try this show out, but Netflix seems to be missing the first season of it. Makes no sense.
     
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    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    1st two seasons were only 3 episodes and a special man. It's on there, I watched it last night.
     
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    TedEH Cromulent

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    ^ I'm looking at the Canadian version of Netflix. The first episode it shows available is "White Christmas", which I don't think is actually the first episode.

    Edit: Actually, it shows "Two seasons" but the first one only has that one episode. Only the third season looks like a full proper series.
     
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    Ah my bad man. Didn't realize you weren't in the States. Even so, it's worth a watch. It's WEIRD.
     
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    Everybody seems to be kvetching about the third season not being as good, but I love it just as much. I love that it plays like the Twilight Zone, but grounded in the entirely plausible (though admittedly terrifying in a dystopic way).

    I'm not much of a wired guy, have my home computer that I spend an average of I'd guess five hours a week on, don't have any of the other gadgets to keep me connected, so on the tech front I often feel like I'm on the outside looking in. This series often feels like it validates staying unplugged. Not that I'm actually that pessimistic about the future!!
     
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    I love this show. I haven't seen Season 3 yet, mostly because I've been bingeing on other stuff, but I've always been impressed with it.
     
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    Roach one was the 5th episode of the 3rd season.

    The one that got me was The Entire History of You, the one about the memory thing that you could rewind and catch people doing shifty .....

    Roach was brutal as well man, as was the one about the perfectionist's consciousness being taken out and copied to use to run her life to her satisfaction. Damn!

    Starting to notice a pattern here...all the tech gets introduced and it's cool until it turns on you.
     
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    I love it.
    Another similar British series that blew my mind is Utopia, but it's ended in 2014
     
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    Started it on Netflix on a total whim. Didn't get far but definitely seems like something I;d enjoy. That said, the first 15 minutes of the first episode, I kept going "Wait... this is happening?... And they're totally serious?'
     
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    Just watched the first 2 eps of season 1 and I think it's great.
     
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    Finished it last night. What a mind..... Awesome show.
     
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    Emperor Guillotine The Almighty Ruler

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    I originally watched the first two seasons back in 2013. (The first season is older than that though. I believe the first season came out in 2011.) When I got word last month of Netflix purchasing the series and bringing it back with a new season of six episodes, I was excited to check it out. No more trawling through various online sites to watch episodes of the British series.

    In short, I was thoroughly disappointed with the new season. It started out strong with the first episode, which genuinely scared me and annoyed me (because you could honestly see the events happening in our world). But by the end of the six episodes, I felt like the new season had fallen flat on its face. The new writers/creators took the focus off the darker social effects of technology and just began throwing in thin, poorly sketched plots and sci-fi clich├ęs at every turn. It is stuff that I felt like I had already seen before. You can pretty much guess what is going to happen in each scene/episode; whereas, if you compare Season 3 to the first two seasons, well, you couldn't really guess what was going to happen in the first two seasons.

    Season 1, Episode 2 was a hit in the feels. A lot of my buddies and I all agree that it is probably our favorite episode because of how the events played out. Even years later, it still sticks clearly in my mind.

    For anyone who is new to the series or wanting to check it out, let me save you some time. Here are the good episodes:
    S1:E2
    S1:E3
    S2:E1
    White Christmas special
    S3:E1
    S3:E4
     
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    Rachmaninoff Amateur porn actor

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    I'm watching this. Just watched 1st and 2nd seasons. Next is "White Christmas", then the new season.

    Great stuff.
     

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