Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror Page 2

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  • mrpon 4 Dec 2011 21:17:31 30,585 posts
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    He has to shag a pig live on air
  • Deleted user 4 December 2011 21:21:13
    mrpon wrote:
    :D
    Sadly. I was being serious
  • DFawkes 4 Dec 2011 21:21:13 25,984 posts
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  • DFawkes 4 Dec 2011 21:21:18 25,984 posts
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    That sounds like it could be a joke, but some of the things I've heard since make a lot more sense now. Thanks mrpon!
  • mrpon 4 Dec 2011 21:23:54 30,585 posts
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    CrispyXUK wrote:
    mrpon wrote:
    :D
    Sadly. I was being serious
    Sorry Crisp, laughing at the TV.
  • Deleted user 4 December 2011 21:24:57
    Good stuff this :)
  • BillMurray 4 Dec 2011 21:44:59 8,280 posts
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    This is great :D
  • DFawkes 4 Dec 2011 21:56:49 25,984 posts
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    I really didn't think I'd enjoy that as much as I did, given I felt Dead Set was a bit disappointing, but that was a very well put together program. Next weeks looks great too!
  • freakybun 4 Dec 2011 21:59:42 613 posts
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    Thoroughly enjoyed that.. pretty dark at the end. Did they pay to advertise this on itv?  I saw an ad for it near the end of xfactor tonight. Considering next weeks EP, that's a smart move.
  • Deleted user 4 December 2011 22:02:08
    Looking forward to watching this after te pub
  • mal 4 Dec 2011 22:03:59 24,181 posts
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    Meh, it was pretty good, well acted and decently shot, but the story was a bit direct - the only real twist being at the end. Don't get me wrong - it's easily the best thing on tonight, but after all the build up (including on Radio 4 no less) I was kind of expecting a more twisted tale.

    Still looking forward to next week's. Lets hope it hits the mark better than Peter Kay's X-Factor piss take.

    Edit: Spoilered for those watching +1/OD

    Edited by mal at 22:11:16 04-12-2011
  • Dante_Cubit 4 Dec 2011 22:06:38 1,964 posts
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    That was really rather good. Very Tales of the Unexpected.
  • localnotail 4 Dec 2011 22:12:14 23,084 posts
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    mal wrote: I was kind of expecting a more twisted tail.
    Doesn't get much more twisted than a pigs ;)

    Would be a lot easier if that happened to Hameron tomorrow, he could just fuck himself.

    I'm hoping that's the weakest of the three, was good but felt a bit stretched to fit the time, like an extended Blue Jam sketch. The artist bit at the start was quite thrown away too.
  • Lukus 4 Dec 2011 22:14:59 19,702 posts
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    It was better than I thought it would be, but not as good as all the hype would suggest it should be. It reminded me of Saw.
  • chopsen 4 Dec 2011 22:15:34 17,212 posts
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    You want *more* twisted?

    /glad he lives outside mal's head.
  • chopsen 4 Dec 2011 22:22:33 17,212 posts
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    Yeah, really liked it. Pretty much made the same point as the artist was making. Sure, just another vehicle for Brooker's misanthropy, but hey, I see his point.
  • tombo 4 Dec 2011 22:25:42 2,108 posts
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    Thought it was pretty good. Well acted and good production values. The dialog was a bit clunky but then subtlety has never really been Brooker's thing.
  • Scurrminator 4 Dec 2011 22:33:35 8,585 posts
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    freakybun wrote:
    Thoroughly enjoyed that.. pretty dark at the end. Did they pay to advertise this on itv? I saw an ad for it near the end of xfactor tonight. Considering next weeks EP, that's a smart move.
    I think both are made by endemol?
  • Whizzo 4 Dec 2011 22:34:58 43,952 posts
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    Charlie Brooker is no Rod Serling that's for sure, it was alright but the payoff was weak and the first thing that should have been said but wasn't at all is "we don't negotiate with terrorists."

    Edited by Whizzo at 22:37:11 04-12-2011
  • Deleted user 4 December 2011 22:59:40
    Well that was genuinely disturbing.
  • AaronTurner 4 Dec 2011 23:27:13 8,129 posts
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    I thought it was fantastic.
  • mal 4 Dec 2011 23:29:04 24,181 posts
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    Hmm, just looked this up on wikipedia and it seems this is the only episode of the three officially entirely written by Brooker. The next ep is being supposedly cowritten by him and Konnie bloody Huq (although I suspect that's just the old tart namechecking his 'muse'). At least the final episode's written by Jesse Armstrong who cocreated Peep Show and was one of the writers on The Thick of It.
  • AccidentProne 4 Dec 2011 23:31:06 1,254 posts
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    Thought that was bloody great, best bit of telly I've watched in a while. Shame there's only three episodes though, assuming the next two are as good...
  • Deleted user 4 December 2011 23:33:05
    My only beef was the post credit sequence. I think it would've been more unsettling without it.
  • Deleted user 4 December 2011 23:57:27
    Awesome - very conflicting watch. Why was mal expecting a twist?

    Been a good year or two since I've seen anything on the box worth watching, more risks please
  • urban 5 Dec 2011 00:02:26 11,532 posts
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    That was good. I'm satisfied I've just watched a man doing that.

    Edited by urban at 00:03:30 05-12-2011
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