Thanks for these! I'll check them outBlondini wrote:^Episode one good - shocking, not for everyone. Political satire.
Episode Two - also divisive but i much preferred it. Reality TV satire.
Episode Three - more understated, romantic, written by Peep Show's Jesse Armstrong. Probably the most approachable one, hence Downey Jr's interest.
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Is Lenora Crichlow ever going to play a part where she isn't dressed entirely in grey jersey? #blackmirror
Well, i lost that feeling after episode three last series as it was more sedate. The upcoming episode now is said to be more relaxed and subtle than the previous two, so - i just think that's the way Brooker works - two shocks and a sizzler. It's just marketing.AndiIversen wrote:I like the show in general, specially the use of the certain tech-y elements.
what I don't like is that once I felt that the show's main reason d'être is to create shock value, then i always feel at the beginning of an epi like: well, lets see what's the twist and what's the shocking element(s) that will keep people talking.
I feel more jaded than i already am.
I agree, I loved this episode but hated it also. I love Lenora as an actress and hated that she was the 'victim' of constant torture. Even though she had taken part in that heinous crime, the repetition of her torture and the celebrity status of her torturers was disgusting.Ferris wrote:^ Agreed Thriller.
I think in White Bear the mob's concern was perhaps less concentrated on her actual punishment (after all she was unaware of what was going on for the most part although you can draw parallels with the murdered girl as Blondini already mentioned), hence the doubt placed by the news report on whether she was a willing participant or not in the crime, which seemed very deliberate. It was more about how they could satisfy their own bloodlust (albeit in the form of mentally torturing her). The actual killer had already cheated them by hanging himself, so his accomplice was the next best thing for them. This was just a validated way for them to satisfy their own urges.
Was also interesting to note that little children were participants in the set-up and voyeurism but not surprising given the increasing desensitization to violence.