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Reply #70 on: December 29, 2018, 08:47:10 PM

It's a choose-you-own-adventure movie.

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Reply #71 on: December 29, 2018, 09:34:15 PM

...I'm sorry, what? I knew they had a new thing out, but how does it have multiple endings?

You get like 2 choices every few minutes and it causes the story to branch. I've heard it has 5 main endings with each of them having some subtle variations.

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Reply #72 on: December 30, 2018, 07:26:54 AM

Some not very subtle.

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Reply #73 on: January 02, 2019, 06:36:31 PM

It isn't great.  Some decisions appear to have minor impacts revisted throughout in background music or quick flashes of something on screen, while other decisions are more meaningful, but intentionally pointless in the end.  There are easter egg "endings", but when the credits role is not so much a factor of where the story should stop as when you've seen enough junk.  It was a bit of  slog at the end and it failed to deliver a Black Mirror worthy message.  There are better things on TV worth your time.

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Reply #74 on: January 03, 2019, 12:28:43 AM

I think gamers are the worst audience for this episode, this isn't a game.

It uses the mechanic of a choose your own adventure to highlight the illusion of choice, of the different means at which you can be manipulated to think you have choice when you don't really.  It's still a normal episode, you aren't meant to 'win' or though the right choices get 'meaningful impact'.  You are meant to wonder if you really could change things and put yourself in the protagonists position and see that from both perspectives, your options where all scripted.

It's pretty good I think, but a lot of people are reviewing it as a game and well, it is not a good game.
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Reply #75 on: January 03, 2019, 09:14:45 AM

It was also kind of confusing.  My wife kept asking what was going on until she eventually checked out and was on her phone for the last 30-45 minutes.
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Reply #76 on: January 03, 2019, 11:06:33 AM

Was anyone watching this disappointed when the credits started to roll and you knew it was over?  It was a relief for me.  I didn't want to give up, but it was pretty much just my completionist nature that kept me going for the last several runes through the end game scenes...  I place this in my bottom 2 Black Mirror items.

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Reply #77 on: January 03, 2019, 01:43:17 PM

Was anyone watching this disappointed when the credits started to roll and you knew it was over?  It was a relief for me.  I didn't want to give up, but it was pretty much just my completionist nature that kept me going for the last several runes through the end game scenes...  I place this in my bottom 2 Black Mirror items.

Is it better than the pig fucking episode?
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Reply #78 on: January 04, 2019, 06:42:30 AM

Wait....the pig fucking episode was bad?

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Reply #79 on: January 04, 2019, 07:44:07 AM

8/10 pigs hated it.
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Reply #80 on: January 04, 2019, 11:00:08 AM

The pig fucking episode was good but feels very different to the rest of the show, and I often tell people to skip it on first viewing because it's a bad S01E01 to introduce people.

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Reply #81 on: January 04, 2019, 06:28:41 PM

I think it was the best black mirror episode I've seen, but I think most of the episodes aren't great, so...

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Reply #82 on: January 04, 2019, 06:52:29 PM

8/10 pigs hated it.
But the other two realllllllly like it.

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Reply #83 on: January 15, 2019, 07:29:30 AM

Wait....the pig fucking episode was bad?
That episode is easily in the top 3 Black Mirror episodes for me and was a perfect introduction. I spent at least half an hour thinking "He's going to fuck a pig and it's going to be hilarious." Then he fucked a pig and it scarred me. I felt terrible that I originally thought him fucking a pig would be funny. For me that's what Black Mirror does that no one else does, make me feel like a bad person. The only other show that has come close to making me feel like I was a bad person was Patriot on Amazon.
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Reply #84 on: January 15, 2019, 07:34:33 AM

Wait....the pig fucking episode was bad?
That episode is easily in the top 3 Black Mirror episodes for me and was a perfect introduction. I spent at least half an hour thinking "He's going to fuck a pig and it's going to be hilarious." Then he fucked a pig and it scarred me. I felt terrible that I originally thought him fucking a pig would be funny. For me that's what Black Mirror does that no one else does, make me feel like a bad person. The only other show that has come close to making me feel like I was a bad person was Patriot on Amazon.

Exactly.

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Reply #85 on: June 06, 2019, 01:10:10 PM

Black Mirror season 5 is out!  Watched the first episode so far and it was eh.  Still looking forward to the rest.

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Reply #86 on: June 09, 2019, 04:47:01 PM

Black Mirror season 5 is out!  Watched the first episode so far and it was eh.  Still looking forward to the rest.

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Reply #87 on: June 09, 2019, 06:45:44 PM

That was by far the weakest season of the show, none of the episodes were truly memorable like previous seasons.

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Reply #88 on: June 10, 2019, 03:38:51 PM

I found the third one very memorable, for the wrong reasons.

 
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Reply #89 on: June 17, 2019, 06:44:18 PM

I thought the third episode was the best of the season, personally, just because I actually found it entertaining.  In any other season it would have been the hands-down worst. 

Oh well.  It had a good run, and the great thing about self-contained stories is that new ones can't retroactively ruin the old ones.

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Reply #90 on: June 17, 2019, 06:56:06 PM

Haven't watched this season (or Bandersnatch) yet, but... is this it? Are they not making more?

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Reply #91 on: June 17, 2019, 06:59:02 PM

There were only three episodes for this last season, and if the quality is any indication they're out of juice, so I'd guess there won't be any more.

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Reply #92 on: June 24, 2019, 09:09:19 AM

I found episode 1 this season the first one I actually enjoyed.

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Reply #93 on: June 24, 2019, 11:32:13 AM

You're not meant to enjoy it, dammit.

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Reply #94 on: June 24, 2019, 11:49:08 AM

I enjoyed the giant fuck you to Disney that was the Miley episode, shrug.

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Reply #95 on: June 24, 2019, 08:26:36 PM

You're not meant to enjoy it, dammit.

Oh.

The other episodes (only watched three?) mostly bored me, enjoyed is a step up.

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Reply #96 on: June 26, 2019, 09:46:20 AM

What I liked about ep 3 was that most of her songs were direct rips from NiN.

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Reply #97 on: July 02, 2019, 09:36:38 PM

I feel as if the suits got involved this season.


I'm hoping there's more stories. I'm also hoping Brooker just starts writing short stories. Maybe S3 was the high water mark.
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