Discussion in 'Media Central' started by Federal Farmer, May 19, 2019.
Only three episodes.
I just watched the first episode, it was pretty gay.
I've watched three episodes from Season 1-4 now and loved them all. I'm going to get through the rest ASAP. Brilliantly fucked up.
Season 5 is only three episodes.
First episode tried to tackle the issue of internet porn addiction, but did not do it in the least engaging or effective manner. So far I'm unimpressed.
I think the ep was more about changing views of human relationships and sexuality given the two guys were otherwise straight but found that, in the virtual world, they hit it off so well that neither could give it up. I get where the "porn addiction" thing is coming from as it was an online experience, but they were still banging each other. More of a comment on the online relationships you might get in Second Life, really.
Agreed. That's probably a better take on the "message" of the episode.
Doesn't change the fact that it still wasn't very good.
My two faves are San Junipero and Hang the DJ. I guess I'm a softie.
"I fucked a polar bear"
I just realized @We Are Borg has to have me off ignore to view this thread.
San Junipero and the Star Trek one.
So, I'm like five months late to this, but, I'm still going to say stuff. Because of that, I'm not spoiler tagging shit. So, post contains spoilers if you're even later to the party than I am, so stop here if you don't want to be spoilered.
The first episode was... okay. It explores a relationship that isn't easily explained using words like "gay," "straight," or "bisexual," which is always good. I mean, sometimes you just want to fuck a virtual polar bear, and that's a gray area. Also the ending presents non-monogamy as an option for getting needs/wants met. The most basic, essentially monogamy with an extra step type of non-monogamy possible, but it's still better than a marriage dissolving just because dude wants to virtually fuck his homey and wife wants to occasionally pick up random dudes. But, yeah, it probably could have been done better. for one thing, if that VR technology existed, there would be porn for it. People wouldn't have to resort to going off-script in Street Fighter 3 2 X Mega Turbo Elite.
Second episode... terrible. Probably the worst one of all of Black Mirror so far. "I killed my fiancee because I just HAD to check my push notifications and I wanna talk to Zuckerberg about it personally!" Yeah, we all know how social media works. Dude could have at least been like: "You're going to listen to me or I'm killing you intern. Also, I want you to fuck a pig on live television.
Third episode... holy fucking shit that was a good episode! I don't know it it would have been as good if they just had a regular actress as the pop singer instead of Miley Cyrus, but maybe. It might have worked without the "Miley's pretty much playing herself" angle. There was only one thing about the episode I didn't like: It was pretty obvious the song they kept playing was "Head Like a Hole" with different lyrics, Miley didn't need to actually perform Head Like a Hole at the end. It would have worked better as a more subtle reference to the Nine Inch Nails song. Or, if they absolutely had to, just play Head Like a Hole over different end scenes.
Overall... If you're going to do a three-episode season, you can't have two fucking filler episodes.
Yeah, it was pretty disappointing. Bandersnach was better, IMO. I think this show has probably run it's course.
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