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Postby TheCatt » Sat May 04, 2019 9:06 am

Leisher wrote:Source of the post S4 E4 - Hang the DJ

The highest rated episode on IMDB. It's a good one, but E1 is still my favorite.

I was entertained. The concept was a bit derivative of the Callister one, but taken in nice direction.

From the title, I was waiting for the Smith's reference, which was a little underwhelming, but I do love that song (Panic)
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Postby TheCatt » Wed May 08, 2019 5:01 pm

Leisher wrote:Source of the post S4 E5 - Metalhead

Apparently, this is the most polarizing episode. If you need backstory and explanation, you're going to hate this episode.

I have no idea what was meant to be accomplished, but it was a cool ride. Of course, I dig "end of the world" scenarios as a backdrop to entertainment.

I do get the criticism though as a traditional story is not told. You're basically only watching a second act.

It's a slice of life piece. I get that some people need more narrative, but I enjoyed it as well.
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Postby TheCatt » Wed May 08, 2019 5:02 pm

Leisher wrote:Source of the post S4 E6 - Black Museum

Black as in crime, so no worries about a "crackers" are bad message.

This is a really good episode made up of three stories. One is by Penn Jilette.

A very good season, imho. Only Crocodile was shit.

More disturbing.

Also brings back the idea of cookies from the ßw Xmas episode

And a callback to the combox

Solid ending to the season.
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Postby TheCatt » Fri May 17, 2019 8:51 am

Season 5, three new stories...trailer.... Arrives June 5th

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Postby Leisher » Fri May 17, 2019 4:16 pm

Looks good.
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Postby TheCatt » Fri May 17, 2019 5:13 pm

I like that they kept it short. Hopefully that means they kept it good
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Postby TheCatt » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:23 pm

S05E01 - This is why I don't game with Gordon + Cake.
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Me: Cake! Gordon! Leisher + Troy coming around the side, get them!
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Me: Cake? Gordon?
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Postby TheCatt » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:13 am

S5e3 - Miley Cyrus do w a fine job as a teen idol who wants a change.

Felt like a mid 80s Disney romp with curse words... once you get past the deliberately paced part.

I heard it was the worst episode of the season, so my expectations were low, but it was decent. I think they could have structured it differently for better effect.
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Postby Leisher » Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:06 am

TheCatt wrote:Source of the post S05E01 - This is why I don't game with Gordon + Cake.
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Me: Cake! Gordon! Leisher + Troy coming around the side, get them!
(silence)
Me: Cake? Gordon?
(I run over to their position)
Me: GOD FUCKING DAMMIT, GUYS.


HA!

This was interesting. Anthony Mackie's wife was pretty hot. I liked the personality they gave her.

The ending was only temporary though. That shit never works out.
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Postby TheCatt » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:02 am

Leisher wrote:Source of the post The ending was only temporary though. That shit never works out.

The frequency they picked seems, possible.
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Postby Leisher » Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:03 pm

Was that episode more of a pro-marriage or anti-marriage theme?
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Postby TheCatt » Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:15 pm

Leisher wrote:Source of the post Was that episode more of a pro-marriage or anti-marriage theme?

I felt it as pro, but with the understanding that flexibility may be required to make things work.
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Postby Leisher » Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:38 pm

S5E2 was decent.

Not really groundbreaking with the technology, just how today's tech can be harmful.

Very well acted.

There was a message there in how ill informed the police were, and how their role changed without them even knowing. Not to mention how the corporation was the ones with all the cards and info.
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Postby Leisher » Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:34 pm

TheCatt wrote:Source of the post S5e3 - Miley Cyrus do w a fine job as a teen idol who wants a change.

Felt like a mid 80s Disney romp with curse words... once you get past the deliberately paced part.

I heard it was the worst episode of the season, so my expectations were low, but it was decent. I think they could have structured it differently for better effect.


Totally agree. I thought it was a fun little episode. It was like they said, "Let's make an episode parents can watch with their teens." The Disney romp comparison is spot on.

If this was the worst of the season, it's a damn good season.

I like how they're continuing the stories into the credits now too. My only criticism there is Netflix needs to make sure the autoplay feature doesn't cut scenes off.
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Postby Leisher » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:28 pm

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Postby TheCatt » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:17 pm

Leisher wrote:Source of the post Not really groundbreaking with the technology, just how today's tech can be harmful.

Yes. I thought the most consequential was how far behind the police were vs the resources of the tech company.
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Postby Leisher » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:47 pm

Was discussing this episode at lunch today. I think it's easily in my top ten of all Black Mirror episodes.
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