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Old 01-03-2013, 12:01
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Just nipping back to White Bear again, I thought it was mainly designed to portray a version of hell. I think the incomplete memory wipe was deliberate, otherwise there would have been no point in working the white bear into the rather over-elaborate fabrication about that power plant. It seemed to be put there to cause flashbacks.
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Old 01-03-2013, 17:13
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I think Black Mirror is great.

I hated the Waldo episode, but I think the 5 other episodes have been excellent.

I suppose it's inevitable that you won't enjoy some episodes as much as others - especially when they have to be totally
different stories each week, with different actors etc..

I think I was in shock on Monday, because I thought Waldo was so awful - which was completely unexpected, because I really admire Charile Brooker.
But if you can do 6 different stories, and 5 of them be excellent, then that's a great average.
Also National Anthem is my favourite episode, and I know some people can't stand that one.
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Old 01-03-2013, 18:56
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I would have thought that fact that it took him an hour was an indication that he wasnt enjoying it and "struggled"..would have been concerned if it was over with in 3 minutes
I thought they gave him Viagra to 'help' so assumed he had no problem getting erm .. you know what And by what the viewers were saying gave me that impression ....So he could have stopped at any time surly.

I'm not watching it again to check it tho
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Old 01-03-2013, 20:12
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I thought they gave him Viagra to 'help' so assumed he had no problem getting erm .. you know what And by what the viewers were saying gave me that impression ....So he could have stopped at any time surly.

I'm not watching it again to check it tho
Getting hard and getting off are two different things. He might have been erect the whole time because of the pills they gave him but he had to complete the act which I can imagine may have been a bit more challenging.

I think the fact The Waldo Moment was apparently a rehashed idea from years ago that didn't even make the cut for Nathan Barley suggests it wasn't so great then either.

I am really curious what was so controversial about the script for Inbound that it wasn't used for this series while the weak Waldo Moment script was. I know Brooker said it had something to do with an active terrorist cell trying to organise multiple attacks at once so perhaps they didn't want to provide any ideas for possible options on a national TV channel.
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Old 05-03-2013, 00:07
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That last episode was probably my favourite of Series 2. There wasn't really a message, so much as several conflicting messages.

We know party politics is corrupt and not very good at representing public opinion; on the other hand we're reminded that public opinion is usually apathetic, uninformed and/or reactionary; then the ending, and the storyline of the main character (not Waldo), was to show how 'revolutionary' movements opposed to party politics and started by well-intentioned people/groups are almost always easily co-opted by people with more sinister agendas.

If there was a message, I'd say it was a warning to everyone that they should be more politically aware.

One minor thing that irked me was the vote count, I can't see Tory voters voting for Waldo, which meant most of those votes would have otherwise gone to Labour. That would have been enough to give her the seat, yet it was portrayed as 'unwinnable'.
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Old 05-03-2013, 00:11
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Getting hard and getting off are two different things. He might have been erect the whole time because of the pills they gave him but he had to complete the act which I can imagine may have been a bit more challenging.

I think the fact The Waldo Moment was apparently a rehashed idea from years ago that didn't even make the cut for Nathan Barley suggests it wasn't so great then either.

I am really curious what was so controversial about the script for Inbound that it wasn't used for this series while the weak Waldo Moment script was. I know Brooker said it had something to do with an active terrorist cell trying to organise multiple attacks at once so perhaps they didn't want to provide any ideas for possible options on a national TV channel.
BIB... just suggests that we are not going to get the treat of a second Nathan Barley season
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Old 05-03-2013, 00:28
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Apparently The Complete History Of You is being adapted into a movie set to star Robert Downey Jr. It joins State Of Play and House Of Cards as yet another UK TV drama to adapted for the USA as a high budget, A list starring remake.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:39
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I think the idea of The Entire History of You is great, they just took it on a small domestic scale, but you could go anywhere with the story, so should be interesting.
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Old 13-12-2014, 17:04
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Thought I'd resurrect this thread because Black Mirror returns on Tuesday night with a terrific Christmas special, White Christmas, starring John Hamm and Raph Spall.

I'm going to shamelessly link to a blog post I wrote about it after going to a preview the other night - http://wp.me/pEAxD-1fq

It's very, very good and has quite a few funny moments to start with but by the end (which is still seared into my brain) it gets incredibly bleak. Even by Black Mirror standards. Fantastic TV, though and definitely worth watching.
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Old 13-12-2014, 18:04
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It's very, very good and has quite a few funny moments to start with but by the end (which is still seared into my brain) it gets incredibly bleak. Even by Black Mirror standards.
As long as there`s no pig ****ing in it!
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Old 13-12-2014, 18:39
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I cannot wait to see White Christmas.
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Old 16-12-2014, 19:04
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Quick reminder that this is on tonight at 9.
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Old 16-12-2014, 20:47
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Looking forward to it, I've only watched the 2 series resently and enjoyed them
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Old 16-12-2014, 20:53
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I cannot wait to see White Christmas.
Makes two of us. Just a shame we're only getting one episode this year, but considering Brooker's now being courted by Hollywood since Black Mirror went on Netflix, I think this may be the most we get from now on.

Still wondering what Inbound could have been...

I am looking forward to see Hamm as the sympathetic villain here, apparently he puts in a credibly chilling performance in this that he relished delivering since it so different to his typecast expectations.
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Old 16-12-2014, 21:01
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Stupid gimmick of a voiceover person with tourette's already runing the mood.
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Old 16-12-2014, 21:13
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Stupid gimmick of a voiceover person with tourette's already runing the mood.
Literally a minute in and you've already found fault?

How about waiting the next 80 before you make any conclusions after the show has.. you know... concluded in its presentation?
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Old 16-12-2014, 21:20
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Is the girl in black the actress who plays Nymphadora Tonks from Harry Potter?
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Old 16-12-2014, 21:31
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Is the girl in black the actress who plays Nymphadora Tonks from Harry Potter?
Yes, she's also in Game Of Thrones.
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Old 16-12-2014, 21:35
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Yes, she's also in Game Of Thrones.
Oh I didn't recognise her from GoT. What role does she play on it?
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Old 16-12-2014, 21:39
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Three ad breaks in 37 minutes. Thanks C4! You`re spoiling us....
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Old 16-12-2014, 21:42
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Three ad breaks in 37 minutes. Thanks C4! You`re spoiling us....
The ads do seem really bad for a 90 min show! Normally the first lot of ads aren't until 9.20!
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Old 16-12-2014, 21:42
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I'm beginning to think I'm the only person left on earth who hasn't been on GoT.
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Old 16-12-2014, 21:51
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Really liking this so far. But then again, its Black Mirror for god sake.
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Old 16-12-2014, 21:54
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Three ad breaks in 37 minutes. Thanks C4! You`re spoiling us....
I need another one soon to go get my snack.
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Old 16-12-2014, 21:55
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Oh I didn't recognise her from GoT. What role does she play on it?
She's the wildling Osha that went North with the Stark and Reed children.
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