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Charlie Brooker's "Black Mirror"
« on: January 26, 2012, 09:15:01 PM »
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Charlie Brooker, the writer of E4's Dead Set, returns with a suspenseful, satirical three-part mini-series. An Endemol press release describes the series as "a hybrid of The Twilight Zone and Tales of the Unexpected which taps into our contemporary unease about our modern world", with the stories having a "techno-paranoia" feel. Channel 4 describes the first episode as "a twisted parable for the Twitter age".

"Black Mirror" - Series Trailer
"Black Mirror" - IMDB


Episode 1 - "The National Anthem"

-Part 1
-Part 2
-Part 3


Episode 2 - "15 Million Merits"

-Part 1
-Part 2
-Part 3
-Part 4
-Part 5


Episode 3 - "The Entire History of You"

-Part 1
-Part 2
-Part 3
-Part 5

Warning: Episode synopses contain potential spoilers


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Re: Charlie Brooker's "Black Mirror"
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2013, 07:41:35 PM »
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Re: Charlie Brooker's "Black Mirror"
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2013, 12:54:39 PM »
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I just watched "15 Million Merits" for the first time last night.  These sort of reductio ad absurdum science fiction stories have a tendency to fall back on easy allegory ("In Time", "Gamer", "Idiocracy"), but this one manages to avoid that, it creates a world that feels more like a legitimate continuation of our own than simply a comment on it.  It's also the bleakest story I've seen since "Dancer in the Dark", which earns it a big thumbs up from me.
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Re: Charlie Brooker's "Black Mirror"
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2013, 11:46:49 AM »
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New episode aired last night. Now that The Thick of It's finished, this is my favourite show on now after Breaking Bad. Really tight writing and original sci-fi. Wish it had a bit more of a sense of humour to it, seeing as Charlie Brooker wrote it, though. All his original dramas are really dry.



I loved the first episode the best. The terrorism one. It felt like they'd taken one of Brooker's exaggerated surreal invective barbs from his Guardian columns and then tried to portray it in as hyper-realistic as possible to show how appalling it would really be. One of the greatest tv episodes of the last decade, easy.

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Re: Charlie Brooker's "Black Mirror"
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2013, 01:22:31 AM »
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I just watched the first episode of season 2 and it's absolutely terrifying, made me feel sick to my stomach.

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Re: Charlie Brooker's "Black Mirror"
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2013, 02:24:02 AM »
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Thank you so much for this, wilderesque! The twelve-year-old Twilight Zone freak in me just found his new favourite show.

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Re: Charlie Brooker's "Black Mirror"
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2013, 02:49:17 PM »
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just put on the first ep of black mirror based on Pubrick's non-recommendation. holy shit. it's like an inverted dr. strangelove. a seemingly hilarious premise delivered with total seriousness/honesty.. mindblowing

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Re: Charlie Brooker's "Black Mirror"
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2014, 09:23:56 PM »
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Black Mirror series 3: Charlie Brooker confirms at least two more episodes
9 January 2014
via Metro

Charlie Brooker has promised more Black Mirror, saying that two ‘helpings’ of the Channel 4 drama are on the way.

The Weekly Wipe host said he couldn’t be specific on details, but intimated that there would be another two dark and dystopian stories, though the show has previously come in threes.

‘There will be more – I don’t think I’m allowed to say quite when,’ Brooker told Lauren Laverne on her BBC Radio 6Music show).

‘There’s going to be some and then there’s going to be some more – you’ll get one helping and then there’ll be another helping.’

Robert Downey Jr purchased the rights to 2011 episode The Entire History of You last year, but Brooker said he remains in the dark over RDJ’s plans for it.

‘I’m not really involved in that – that was Jesse Armstrong’s episode,’ he added. ‘People always mention that, like I’m now best mates with Robert Downey Jr. I’ve never met him!’

Brooker said he was ‘not adverse’ to further film adaptations though, explaining: ‘We’ve had all sorts of conversations along those lines. ‘They’re high-concept ideas and that’s the sort of thing that lends itself to being remade as a film.’

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Re: Charlie Brooker's "Black Mirror"
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2014, 03:45:37 AM »
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Now on Netflix

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Re: Charlie Brooker's "Black Mirror"
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2014, 03:59:19 AM »
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Also there's a 90 minute Christmas special later this month. Starring Jon Hamm

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Re: Charlie Brooker's "Black Mirror"
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2014, 10:37:56 AM »
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And Charlie Brooker's review of the year will become available just before New Year (watch it, they're always great.)

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Re: Charlie Brooker's "Black Mirror"
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2014, 10:10:14 PM »
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Re: Charlie Brooker's "Black Mirror"
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2014, 08:20:12 PM »
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Xmas episode was great. Could become an annual tradition to rewatch it. Jon Hamm fits in the world perfectly and spoiler his character's fate is a great visual that's bound to be re-appropriated by someone else sooner or later.

There did seem to be a really blatant plothole that seems to undermine everything however...i chose to just ignore it.

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Re: Charlie Brooker's "Black Mirror"
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2014, 10:54:36 PM »
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Allow me please to echo the sentiments above. So so so good. Will be an annual tradition. My favourite TV thing I've seen this year.

Curious about this plot hole you speak of. Wondering if it's what I think it is. But yeah, doesn't matter.

Really hope they make a few more episodes. While we're waiting, should I check out Dead Set?

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Re: Charlie Brooker's "Black Mirror"
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2014, 03:12:05 AM »
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yeah please tell me the plot hole cause i feel stupid

 

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