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Blorfenburger
10/10/18 5:46:54 PM
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Well a show can be good and have a bunch of bad episodes and vice versa. So far Ive seen one. Some weird vr game thing with a weird guy, I'd say it was alright. Got me curious to see how the rest of the show is.
Even if I end up loving the show I doubt I'll stop saying those dumb jokes.
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lihlih
10/10/18 5:55:22 PM
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I've been curious about the show as well.
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Archgoat
10/10/18 6:10:39 PM
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I think it is great, some episodes are better than others of course. Many are pretty depressing. The one you watched I think is one of the weaker ones, but I still liked it.
madadude
10/10/18 6:13:59 PM
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Yeah its definitely a mixed bag. I generally think of the episodes as individual entities instead of a show as a whole because there is definitely a lot of variation in the quality of episodes.

But some are definitely great.
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Blorfenburger
10/10/18 6:14:14 PM
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It was basically NotStarTrek. But hey if thats a weak one i want to see a good one.
It also reminds me of twilight zone since it looks like each episode is a short movie
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Lobomoon
10/10/18 6:29:36 PM
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Twilight Zone for teens with ADD.
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BADoglick
10/10/18 6:46:47 PM
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I saw the first episode and a dude banged a pig. Not in a rush to continue
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Mead
10/10/18 6:48:46 PM
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Ive enjoyed most of the episodes so far
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Lobomoon
10/10/18 6:53:44 PM
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BADoglick posted...
I saw the first episode and a dude banged a pig. Not in a rush to continue


As in a fat chick?
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Blorfenburger
10/10/18 6:56:45 PM
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Lobomoon posted...
Twilight Zone for teens with ADD.

Hey anything can be done well

BADoglick posted...
I saw the first episode and a dude banged a pig. Not in a rush to continue

I look forward to it
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Lobomoon
10/10/18 6:58:21 PM
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Blorfenburger posted...
Lobomoon posted...
Twilight Zone for teens with ADD.

Hey anything can be done well

BADoglick posted...
I saw the first episode and a dude banged a pig. Not in a rush to continue

I look forward to it


The episode, you mean?
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Blorfenburger
10/10/18 7:01:54 PM
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Yeah probably. I dont have netflix myself so i gotta go to a friends house
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Lobomoon
10/10/18 7:06:33 PM
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Joel made some mini episodes:

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Zeus
10/10/18 7:10:44 PM
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It's either goodly bad or badly good. >_> tbh, I've watched two episodes so far, one was pretty good except for a hokey ending ("Black Museum") while the other had a cool premise and some neat ideas but was somewhat mediocre (the Star Trek parody)

So far it's been a pretty fucking dark show, although both endings were goofy in their own way
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wolfy42
10/10/18 7:10:54 PM
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The first episode is the worst in my opinion and turns many people off on the series.

Really should skip it. The second episode is much better, but I almost didn't see it. Many other good episodes in the series. Not all are good, but a few are great and it's totally worth watching.

I liked half of the episodes in the last season for instance, so it's a bit hit or miss.
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Zeus
10/10/18 7:44:01 PM
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wolfy42 posted...
The first episode is the worst in my opinion and turns many people off on the series.


I've never got why anthology shows begin with one of their weakest episodes. It's just stupid.
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Blighboy
10/10/18 7:50:16 PM
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I didn't really like it, I watched the first season.

They come up with a premise and try and make everything go as badly as possible regardless of whether it makes a lot of sense or not, or is consistent in theme with other episodes. So it's like Final Destination with Facebook instead of brutal death.

I can see why some people might like it but I didnt find it that engaging, at least not consistently. The Star Trek episode I watched first was what got me interested, and that one was really fun.
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Blighboy
10/10/18 7:51:47 PM
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The second episode of the first season was definitely the one that actually felt the most intelligent to me, and was the best of the first season episodes. I enjoyed the Star Trek episode I watched more though.
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ernieforss
10/11/18 3:16:55 PM
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if you like shows about sex and have a twist. yep it's good.
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Pus_N_Pecans
10/11/18 3:29:53 PM
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It seems somewhere in the middle based on what little Ive seen. Id probably say its decent overall.

Also, I dont get the hate for the first episode. I think its easily the best of what Ive seen. (And White Bear isnt that great)
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Mead
10/11/18 3:32:32 PM
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White bear fucked me up

I avoided watching any more episodes for a good six months or so after that one
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OrangeDawn
10/11/18 4:21:42 PM
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Only watched the first episode of the first Netflix season (3?), Nosedive. It was pretty good. Just really haven't got around to watching any other ones.
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DirtBasedSoap
10/11/18 4:22:59 PM
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the John ham Christmas episode will fuck you up. One of the best episodes of television ive ever seen.
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supergamer19
10/11/18 4:30:25 PM
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I've been a fan since 2011 or 2012 when it first started. It had a bit of a cult following then. It was so good that I was initially scared when Netflix got a hold of it. The new episodes that I watched were very worthy of its mantle, however. Haven't seen them all.

I thought the VR episode was good but not the best out of the new ones.

The pig episode is the least Black Mirror episode ever, don't know why the show started with it.
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supergamer19
10/11/18 4:34:04 PM
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Anyone watch the short movie they made well after the John Hamm Christmas episode? The one about the Twitter hashtags and the bees?

No one talks about it, but it was amazing.
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Mead
10/11/18 5:07:06 PM
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supergamer19 posted...
Anyone watch the short movie they made well after the John Hamm Christmas episode? The one about the Twitter hashtags and the bees?

No one talks about it, but it was amazing.


Hated in the Nation

Loved the episode but I feel like they didnt really have a good end to it
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GreenKnight127
10/11/18 5:31:40 PM
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It isn't good or bad.

It's great.

One of the most powerful and relevant shows in recent memory.

Sure, some episodes are better than others, but the ones that are good, tap into something no other show ever has. Definitely worth a watch.
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Doctor Foxx
10/11/18 7:12:58 PM
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I've enjoyed most episodes quite a bit for their own merits

The pig episode is by far the worst

Looking forward to a rewatch of season 4 soon
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Blorfenburger
10/11/18 8:01:39 PM
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Im not really one to get disturbed by stuff. The only time I shove it in anyones face is with one of my friends thats real squeamish. We were watching the Fly remake while eating curry and when Jeff Goldbutts face was melting I would say MAN I love eating this warm, mushy food, chunky too. Okay that time I'll admit I went too far but I still think it was funny
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Blorfenburger
10/11/18 8:02:47 PM
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The only thing that'll keep me from watching the show is bad writing. I would say effects but damn that space episode looked pretty good. I think it was a later season but still.
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Zeus
10/11/18 8:08:12 PM
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Blorfenburger posted...
Im not really one to get disturbed by stuff.


idk, that teddy story in "Black Museum" was pretty fucked up... unless you just mean gore. The episodes I watched were kinda light on gore, almost surprisingly so in the case of "Black Museum"
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CrestedTax
10/11/18 9:53:27 PM
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It's a mixed bag. There are some good episodes. The first one is the worst one in my opinion, so take that into consideration.
Metalsonic66
10/11/18 9:58:38 PM
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I saw two episodes. One was the one where everyone pedaled on exercise bikes to earn money to spend on Miis. The other was the one where everyone had chips in their brains to record what they see and hear.

Both were kinda interesting and/or depressing, but slow as fuck. I might watch more eventually.

I think the "Twilight Zone" comparison is accurate, though I don't really agree with the ADD part. I feel most people with ADD or ADHD (like myself) would be bored with a lot of the slower bits.
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Justin2Krelian
10/11/18 10:12:27 PM
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BADoglick posted...
I saw the first episode and a dude banged a pig. Not in a rush to continue


Pretty much every other episode was better than the first imo. Didn't care for it at all. The second episode might be my favorite in the series.
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green dragon
10/11/18 11:24:25 PM
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I loved that pig sex episode. Kinda surprised to see it so hated here
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Zeus
10/11/18 11:31:44 PM
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Metalsonic66 posted...
I think the "Twilight Zone" comparison is accurate, though I don't really agree with the ADD part. I feel most people with ADD or ADHD (like myself) would be bored with a lot of the slower bits.


Half-rate Outer Limits reboot might be a better description. afaik, Black Mirror is pretty much strictly scifi (generally the same for Outer Limits) and Outer Limits was a slower-paced show.
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Zacek
10/11/18 11:35:43 PM
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Overall, pretty good. Just don't expect happy endings.
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Blorfenburger
10/12/18 12:21:35 AM
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Zeus posted...
Blorfenburger posted...
Im not really one to get disturbed by stuff.


idk, that teddy story in "Black Museum" was pretty fucked up... unless you just mean gore. The episodes I watched were kinda light on gore, almost surprisingly so in the case of "Black Museum"

Its pretty much anything. I wanna know what the hell this pig fucking is.
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wolfy42
10/12/18 12:32:07 AM
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green dragon posted...
I loved that pig sex episode. Kinda surprised to see it so hated here


Ahh, but did you know he was having sex with the pigs but????!!!
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juicebox4
10/12/18 1:09:06 AM
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lottttttta ppl with bad taste ITT

8.9 overall on imdb, that's a very high rating when it comes to TV.

The National Anthem is admittedly a weird episode for a series premiere but the episodes that follow are almost unanimously incredible. theres only one weak one "The Waldo Moment"

my personal favs:

Shut Up & Dance
White Bear
White Christmas
Hang the DJ

a ton of people's favourite is San Junipero. it's really good, but it's a little bit of a... different vibe than every other episode.
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Zeus
10/12/18 1:30:16 AM
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juicebox4 posted...
lottttttta ppl with bad taste ITT

8.9 overall on imdb, that's a very high rating when it comes to TV.


The Simpsons Movie once had a 9 on IMDB. The fan ratings are pretty much meaningless.
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spooky96
10/12/18 2:09:46 AM
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Saw the first episode and 15 Million merits and both were so bad that I just don't see myself even trying to watch another episode. All my friends love the show though.
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juicebox4
10/12/18 3:43:58 AM
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Zeus posted...
juicebox4 posted...
lottttttta ppl with bad taste ITT

8.9 overall on imdb, that's a very high rating when it comes to TV.


The Simpsons Movie once had a 9 on IMDB. The fan ratings are pretty much meaningless.

probably minutes after the votes began. for TV on imdb, anything with, I'd say 8.7+ is a safe choice for extremely quality television.
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Mead
10/12/18 5:06:47 AM
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Zeus posted...
juicebox4 posted...
lottttttta ppl with bad taste ITT

8.9 overall on imdb, that's a very high rating when it comes to TV.


The Simpsons Movie once had a 9 on IMDB. The fan ratings are pretty much meaningless.


The Simpsons Movie is really good though

spooky96 posted...
Saw the first episode and 15 Million merits and both were so bad that I just don't see myself even trying to watch another episode. All my friends love the show though.


The quality of the show really improves starting with White Christmas. Once Netflix bought the show they really upped the production value
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supergamer19
10/12/18 9:39:07 AM
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green dragon posted...
I loved that pig sex episode. Kinda surprised to see it so hated here


I actually really like it. Its just the least Black Mirror episode of the bunch.

I don't really love 15 million merits myself, but others I've spoken too seem to really enjoy it.
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