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Old March 9 2013, 11:58 PM   #151
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Re: Charlie Brooker Black Mirror

15 Million Merits and White Bear are superlative and some of the best television from the past few years. Both Episode 3s are shit though.
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Old March 10 2013, 08:11 AM   #152
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White bear was painfully obvious though. see, we're as bad as she is, do you see, in fact we're worse! But it was still loads better than Waldo...waldo wouldn't have been out of place in the 1st season of Torchwood...although it would have dragged the general quality down.

Hopefully if there's a 3rd series Brooker won't write them all...
Waldo was apparently based on something they did back in Nathan Barley. I thought it was a fairly decent point though about how a good message can be hijacked by popularity then that popularity can be hijacked itself. And how voting for gimmicks and protest votes can do more harm than good (taken to stupid extremes of course) unless you're voting for someone who actually has decent policies.

White Bear left plenty of questions but that's the trouble with anthologies, you don't get to dig deeper in to the hows and whys.
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Old March 10 2013, 06:51 PM   #153
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Well I won't keep banging on about it, but the line about the system building these roads was the only bit of Waldo I liked. Maybe if Waldo had been subtler rather than just a really offensive cartoon character it might have worked.

White bear I had major problems with, oddly I think the first one was the one I liked best.
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Old February 5 2014, 09:29 PM   #154
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Looks like we might have 4 episodes coming up though only one of them this year.

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2014-...turn-this-year
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Old February 6 2014, 10:07 AM   #155
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Surprised at this given the drop off in quality between series 1 and 2, and even then it wasn’t like the first series blew me away. Frankly of six episodes only one was brilliant (notably the one Konnie Huq co-wrote) still I will probably watch it, just because it’s nice to have an anthology series like that out there. I just hope they tinker with the format for these four, and maybe not have Brooker writing all of them. Also it’d be nice if the odd one wasn’t utterly depressing and nihilistic. Yes Twilight Zone and the Outer Limits had downer endings, but they also had episodes that were about hope and beauty.
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