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Old 6th June 2016, 07:39 PM
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I looked and couldn't find an existing thread about this show -- please forgive me if I missed it! Just blame it on being a newbie, and I didn't know any better.

I know a lot of you folks are from the UK, and this is a show from your side of the pond, so I thought you might be familiar with it. I'm so in love with it, and can't until more episodes are produced. It's like a modern-day TWILIGHT ZONE, a satire about the dark side of technology. Even the weakest episodes are better than 90% of anything else on episodic TV (not sure where it originally aired, because over here in the States I caught it on Netflix).

Recently watched it again. Loved it just as much the second time around.

BLACK MIRROR: So damn good.
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Old 6th June 2016, 07:41 PM
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I've never even heard of this. What channel does it air on?
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Old 6th June 2016, 07:43 PM
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I agree, one of my favourite recent shows, also love Charlie Brookers Screen wipe series, don't know if you got that in America, it's a news/tv etc review show. Quite British in it's humour.
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It's Charlie Brooker, Dem - I've not seen it but apparently the plot or plot point from the first series closely (ahem) mirrors the David Cameron/dead pig head fiasco.
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It's a channel 4 show so think it's available on 4OD.
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Old 6th June 2016, 07:58 PM
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It's Charlie Brooker, Dem - I've not seen it but apparently the plot or plot point from the first series closely (ahem) mirrors the David Cameron/dead pig head fiasco.
Most folks cite that particular episode as their least fave. But it's one of my favorites. Because it's not about the act at all -- it's about public perception of said act and how it can turn on a dime. I thought it was absolutely brilliant satire, the best thing I've seen in a long time.
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I need to see it, mate.
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Old 6th June 2016, 08:00 PM
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It's Charlie Brooker, Dem - I've not seen it but apparently the plot or plot point from the first series closely (ahem) mirrors the David Cameron/dead pig head fiasco.
Thanks Paul.

I'll look into it. Can't say i'm familiar with Charlie Brooker either.
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Thanks Paul.

I'll look into it. Can't say i'm familiar with Charlie Brooker either.
He co-wrote the infamous Brass Eye episode on paedophilia. That's pretty much all I know him from. Oh, and Nathan Barley but I found that to be insufferable shite.

Black Mirror sounds intriguing though.
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Old 6th June 2016, 09:34 PM
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Charlie Brooker is awesome, so acerbic. Season three of Black Mirror has been picked up by Netflix.

I picked up seasons one and two, along with the Christmas special, from HMV months back. Less than 15.
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