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That episode, in my eyes, as well as a bunch of other fans, is by far and away the worst one of the series. So watch more for sure. It only gets better (or worse? Betterly worse. Yes.)

The National Anthem and The Waldo Moment are the only two episodes I'd say are not very good. The rest are all worthwhile.
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That episode, in my eyes, as well as a bunch of other fans, is by far and away the worst one of the series. So watch more for sure. It only gets better (or worse? Betterly worse. Yes.)

The National Anthem and The Waldo Moment are the only two episodes I'd say are not very good. The rest are all worthwhile.

As the most UKcentic episodes I probably got more out of the National Anthem than most here - I really like it, same with Waldo - not a classic by any means, but I'd take it over half the episodes of the recent series.   
Arkangel is by far the weakest episode for me, actually thought that was total crap.

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While none of the episodes in Season 4 were horrible IMO it was by far the weakest season. I read a BS statement in an article a while back where basically they tried to play it off as they intentionally toned down the shock and awe aspect of the show because there was so much 'bad news' going around they didn't want to contribute anymore consternation to the political and social climate. What a load a crap  :lol  Just admit you took a step back and try to correct it next season.


For me, the third season is far and away the best season as every single episode is awesome. 
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Gonna agree that S3 is the best overall. Very consistently great, and San Junipero is possibly my favourite BM episode. I still thought S4 was consistently great, but overall it didn't feel like it had as much to say, and didn't make me think as much. Still loved it from start to finish though.
It's not really fair to compare seasons unless we lump 1&2 together imo, because they were so short (dumb UK seasons). If rated that way, I'd say that would be the weakest season for having the only two dud episodes, but the other episodes are as good as anything.

Kinda splitting hairs though. I love the whole show, and I'll take an average BM episode over the best of just about any other show.
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Season 1- the only episode I liked was The entire history of you. The american idol episode dragged IMO and the pig episode did nothing for me. Felt almost like a totally different show.

Season 2-  The waldo episode I found annoying more than anything. White bear was just ok for me. Be right back was pretty good, pretty fucked up to keep the dude in the attic. Just kill em or return him or do something. Don't just leave him in the attic forever, especially since you supposedly loved him. Good from a tragic story perspective though.

Season 3- Here's the first season I totally loved

Season 4- I've seen people not to into this season, but I think its my favorite. Behind white christmas, Arkangel and the star trek episode are my favorite episodes of the series. Just so damn good. Hang the dj was pretty good, but I LOVE Metal head. And crocodile is nice and twisted the way I like it. Black meuseam was pretty good as well. 

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I'm the opposite.  I prefer the dark and gritty (and yeah OK cheaper) look of the first two series.  I enjoy the Netflix version as well, but it's far more glossy - aside from 'Shut Up and Dance' which feels more like a return to tone to the first two series.

Perhaps the reason I love 'The Nation Anthem' is the reaction it got in the UK after it aired - that was THE talking point for the next week in the or so.  The premise of the episode is just brilliant, the first 10 minutes sets it up - then the next 30 minutes your waiting for the last minute get over clause to happen...........but that doesn't happen - Welcome to Black Mirror.   The final reveal of it being a performance artist is just the cherry on the top.

Anyone here seen 'Dead Set'?  It was Brookers pre Black Mirror thing - very Black Mirror in style. 
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Re: Black Mirror Discussionings - Dat Mirror So Black Doe; How It Get So Black?
« Reply #146 on: December 27, 2018, 06:50:06 AM »
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM0xWpBYlNM

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Re: Black Mirror Discussionings - Dat Mirror So Black Doe; How It Get So Black?
« Reply #147 on: December 27, 2018, 09:36:39 AM »
I'm very excited and curious about how it's going to play out. It's apparently a movie where you, yes YOU THE VIEWER, make choices and the movie takes a turn according to those choices.
They have shot some 5 extra hours of footage so the story goes along differently based on choices. Man can't wait to take the plunge, hopefully, I'm able to watch it tomorrow.
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Re: Black Mirror Discussionings - Dat Mirror So Black Doe; How It Get So Black?
« Reply #148 on: December 27, 2018, 09:47:08 AM »
I read about that earlier, really curious to see how it works if true.

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Re: Black Mirror Discussionings - Dat Mirror So Black Doe; How It Get So Black?
« Reply #149 on: December 28, 2018, 03:37:24 PM »
Just watched Bandersnatch and it was wild and surreal.

My head is spinning and once again I must give respect to black mirror for pushing things in different directions. Boy does this thing go ALL over the place, lol. But I think that's the point. The choose your own adventure gimmick was interesting, but I can see how people are not gonna like it.

Regardless, I recommend checking it out.





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Re: Black Mirror Discussionings - Dat Mirror So Black Doe; How It Get So Black?
« Reply #150 on: December 28, 2018, 04:01:12 PM »
I plan on watching it tonight, can't wait to try it out.
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« Reply #151 on: December 28, 2018, 09:19:29 PM »
I think I spent 2 1/2 hours with it. Very cool, though at times I wanted to interact more with certain characters. I enjoyed it. Saw some great choices, fun thing to try and might try it again a few days from now.
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Re: Black Mirror Discussionings - Dat Mirror So Black Doe; How It Get So Black?
« Reply #152 on: December 29, 2018, 04:20:14 PM »
I started it last night with my lady and we had fun for the first few choices and had to call it early thanks to work. I'm suuuuuper excited! Such an awesome concept that basically amounts to a mini Black Mirror interactive-movie demo. I'm sure to do a multi-episode thing of this would take YEARS but it'd be so incredibly epic. It'd put to shame things like the TellTale games, I think (even though there's a few actual games out there that already do that).

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Re: Black Mirror Discussionings - Dat Mirror So Black Doe; How It Get So Black?
« Reply #153 on: December 29, 2018, 10:29:25 PM »
I'm having a lot of fun with it. It's like playing a video game. There's one sequence where I had to type in a phone number using flashbacks from previous parts of the movie. It was really cool.

Also, an Easter egg that happened after I finished it and went back and redid some choices. It involves Netflix and I was laughing my ass off
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Re: Black Mirror Discussionings - Dat Mirror So Black Doe; How It Get So Black?
« Reply #154 on: December 29, 2018, 11:30:09 PM »
Iím 3 hours in to this just having a blast! Such a cool idea. I know itís not Ďoriginalí as far as choose your own adventure but itís new for a show to do this. Every time I think Iíve exhausted possibilities Iím seeing new scenes.
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« Reply #155 on: December 30, 2018, 08:02:26 AM »
I too can't wait to go back and try other combinations, I made a note of all the previous choices. Will try to get to other endings as well. There are reportedly 5 endings and I think I have seen 3 of them.

Plus someone already made a chart of all choices so far. I'll take a look at it later after I've exhausted all my choices.
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Re: Black Mirror Discussionings - Dat Mirror So Black Doe; How It Get So Black?
« Reply #156 on: December 30, 2018, 05:00:28 PM »
Is there a happy ending? I know this is Black Mirror and all, but still, just had to ask

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« Reply #157 on: December 30, 2018, 05:02:36 PM »
Is there a happy ending? I know this is Black Mirror and all, but still, just had to ask


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Well, actually, yeah, kind of. I can't remember how I got to it, but I was laughing
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« Reply #158 on: December 30, 2018, 06:10:45 PM »
I too find this concept quite interesting as I go through previous choices and find the different paths and seeing the Easter eggs, but I just donít care about the characters of this story enough to be Ďobsessedí by the whole thing. Looking forward to the future of this type of interaction.             

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Re: Black Mirror Discussionings - Dat Mirror So Black Doe; How It Get So Black?
« Reply #159 on: December 31, 2018, 12:30:27 PM »
Judging from what I've read online about the possible endings and scenes.....I believe I've seen every incarnation/combination of scenes and possible endings.

although....there is the implication there is more to be discovered. I've tried a few times at altering/changing the choices and have found that I'm now just seeing the scenes I've already seen. So, maybe there's a combination out there I've yet to explore that triggers something new and fresh....but at this time I'm a solid 6 plus hours into navigating the show and feel I've experienced it all.

Really cool concept and had fun with it.
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