History Series / BlackMirror

23rd Sep '17 5:10:02 PM viking1911
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* Shoutout: Much of the episode "Playtest" is a shoutout to the Resident Evil Series. It involves someone being placed in a spooky mansion. As if that weren't enough the protagonist's last name is Redfield
26th Aug '17 1:22:39 AM PeaceAndLove
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[[caption-width-right:350: HaHaHaNo.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: HaHaHaNo."The future is bright", indeed.]]
25th Aug '17 8:15:06 AM PeaceAndLove
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The first series consists of ''The National Anthem'', ''15 Million Merits'', and ''The Entire History of You'', whilst the second contains ''Be Right Back'', ''White Bear'', and ''The Waldo Moment'', and the third contains ''Nosedive'', ''Playtest'', ''Shut Up and Dance'', ''San Junipero'', ''Men Against Fire'', and ''Hated in the Nation''. ''Black Mirror: White Christmas'', the Christmas special, contained three intertwining narratives.

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The first series consists of ''The National Anthem'', ''15 Million Merits'', and ''The Entire History of You'', whilst You''; the second contains ''Be Right Back'', ''White Bear'', and ''The Waldo Moment'', and Moment''; the third contains ''Nosedive'', ''Playtest'', ''Shut Up and Dance'', ''San Junipero'', ''Men Against Fire'', and ''Hated in the Nation''.Nation''; the fourth contains ''Arkangel'', ''USS Callister'', ''Crocodile'', ''Hang the DJ'', ''Metalhead'', and ''Black Museum''. ''Black Mirror: White Christmas'', the Christmas special, contained three intertwining narratives.
25th Aug '17 7:59:43 AM PeaceAndLove
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Here are the trailers for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0TmXRrDpP8 Series 1]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke5AKVtvkdc Series 2]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3RHYNZplWg the Christmas Special]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDiYGjp5iFg Series 3]].

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Here are the trailers for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0TmXRrDpP8 Series 1]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke5AKVtvkdc Series 2]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3RHYNZplWg the Christmas Special]] and Special]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDiYGjp5iFg Series 3]].
3]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oH85obU350E Series 4]].




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* ''[[Series/BlackMirrorSeriesFour Series Four]]''
28th Jul '17 7:17:58 PM Blackie62
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* AnachronismStew: In ''San Junipero'' the titular 1987 city is named after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junipero_Serra a saint that was only canonized in 2015.]] [[spoiler:This is a hint at the episode's twist.]] Why no one can say [[AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle Junipero correctly]] is left unexplained.
20th Jul '17 6:40:02 PM Luigifan
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* NewMediaAreEvil: Very frequent... but is it more the technology or the people who use it, and/or ''how'' they're choosing to use it?

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* NewMediaAreEvil: Very frequent... but is it more the technology [[HumansAreFlawed or the people who use it, it]], and/or ''how'' they're choosing to use it?



-->''"I think most people are inherently good. When they throw themselves behind some ugly cause, it's usually out of fear or because they're not availed of all the facts. The show generally reflects that. [[HumansAreFlawed It's usually just people with a weakness who end up fucking up]]. We don't have many mustache-twirling villains. But I am a worrier and I do think things are going to go horribly wrong by accident."''
%%* SlidingScaleOfCynicismVersusIdealism: Falls on the side of cynicism

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-->''"I think most people are inherently good. When they throw themselves behind some ugly cause, it's usually out of fear or because they're not availed of all the facts. The show generally reflects that. [[HumansAreFlawed It's usually just people with a weakness who end up fucking up]]. up.]] We don't have many mustache-twirling villains. But I am a worrier and I do think things are going to go horribly wrong by accident."''
%%* SlidingScaleOfCynicismVersusIdealism: Falls on the side of cynicismcynicism.



* TakeThatCritics: A mild-mannered one - a journalist mocking the show's NewMediaAreEvil theme and its plots twittered "what if phones, but too much". Brooker read it, thought it was funny, and used it as a plot point to ''Playtest'', one of the episodes in the third season.
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Most episodes. "The National Anthem", "The Waldo Moment" and "Shut Up and Dance" are exceptions as, due to no visible tech advancement, they are presumably set around present day. Indeed, a FreezeFrameBonus shows they take place at about the same time- Carlton Bloom's "agitation exhibit" is mentioned during a broadcast during the Waldo Moment.
* VillainProtagonist: As a result of the series' YouBastard attitude toward humanity, several episodes feature this sort of a protagonist.

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* TakeThatCritics: A mild-mannered one - -- a journalist mocking the show's NewMediaAreEvil theme and its plots twittered "what if phones, but too much". Brooker read it, thought it was funny, and used it as a plot point to ''Playtest'', one of the episodes in the third season.
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Most episodes. "The National Anthem", "The Waldo Moment" Moment", and "Shut Up and Dance" are exceptions as, due to no visible tech advancement, they are presumably set around present day. Indeed, a FreezeFrameBonus shows they take place at about the same time- time -- Carlton Bloom's "agitation exhibit" is mentioned during a broadcast during the Waldo Moment.
* VillainProtagonist: As a result of the series' YouBastard attitude toward humanity, several episodes feature this sort of a protagonist.
8th Jul '17 4:32:14 PM Kadorhal
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The first series ended up winning the International Emmy for best TV movie or miniseries, and the second series started on 11th of Feb 2013. There has also been a ChristmasSpecial, released in the UK on December 16th 2014. Additionally, Brooker has confirmed the series will soon return with a third series in 2015. The same year it was revealed that Creator/{{Netflix}} had picked up the show. It has since been announced that Netflix will be the worldwide distributor of the show's third season as a Netflix Original, ''Creator/Channel4'' having been outbid for the broadcasting rights in the UK and Ireland.

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The first series ended up winning the International Emmy for best TV movie or miniseries, and the second series started on 11th of Feb 2013. There has also been a ChristmasSpecial, released in the UK on December 16th 2014. Additionally, Brooker has confirmed the series will soon return 2014, with a third series in 2015. The same year it was revealed that Creator/{{Netflix}} had series, picked up the show. It has since been announced that Netflix will be the worldwide distributor of the show's third season as a Netflix Original, ''Creator/Channel4'' having been outbid for the broadcasting rights in the UK and Ireland.
by Creator/{{Netflix}}, starting on October 21st, 2016.



* TakeThatCritics: A mild-mannered one - a journalist mocking the show's NewMediaAreEvil theme and its plots twittered "what if phones, but too much". Brooker read it, thought it was funny, and used it as a plotpoint to one of the episodes in the third season.

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* TakeThatCritics: A mild-mannered one - a journalist mocking the show's NewMediaAreEvil theme and its plots twittered "what if phones, but too much". Brooker read it, thought it was funny, and used it as a plotpoint plot point to ''Playtest'', one of the episodes in the third season.



* VillainProtagonist: As a result of ''Black Mirror'' 's YouBastard attitude toward humanity, several episodes feature this sort of a protagonist.

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* VillainProtagonist: As a result of ''Black Mirror'' 's the series' YouBastard attitude toward humanity, several episodes feature this sort of a protagonist.
30th Jun '17 3:59:47 PM johnnycade7
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* AssholeVictim: Occasionally played straight, but [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed more often than not,]] particularly in ''White Bear, Shut Up and Dance'', and ''Hated by the Nation''. The assholes often do things that make them seem unsympathetic such as being rude overall to [[spoiler: engaging in child murder or pornography,]] but the events they go through are so utterly horrific that any sense of schadenfreude is drained right out. Meanwhile, their tormentors, those that have designated them assholes, are very clearly little better than those they attack and humiliate, [[KnightTemplar often using pretensions of vigilante justice]] [[YouAreWhatYouHate to engage in being assholes themselves.]]

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* AssholeVictim: Occasionally played straight, but [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed more often than not,]] particularly in ''White Bear, Shut Bear'', ''Shut Up and Dance'', and ''Hated by the Nation''. The assholes often do things that make them seem unsympathetic such as being rude overall to [[spoiler: engaging in child murder or pornography,]] but the events they go through are so utterly horrific that any sense of schadenfreude is drained right out. Meanwhile, their tormentors, those that have designated them assholes, are very clearly little better than those they attack and humiliate, [[KnightTemplar often using pretensions of vigilante justice]] [[YouAreWhatYouHate to engage in being assholes themselves.]]



* BreatherEpisode: A few of the episodes have the endings be more bittersweet so that the viewer can't constantly assume the worst possible thing will happen every time. "San Junipero" [[spoiler:straight up ends on an unambiguously happy note, and also features an incredibly optimistic and sweet romance with virtually no hints of malice or cynicism]].

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* BreatherEpisode: A few of the episodes have the endings be more bittersweet so that the viewer can't constantly assume the worst possible thing will happen every time. "San Junipero" [[spoiler:straight up ends on an unambiguously happy note, and also features an incredibly optimistic and sweet romance with virtually no hints of malice or cynicism]]. "Nosedive" is also considerably less far-fetched, dire, and depressing than other episodes.
17th Jun '17 7:52:01 PM Eagal
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* TakeThat: ''Too many to list.''

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* TakeThat: ''Too many to list.''%%* TakeThat
17th Jun '17 7:51:49 PM Eagal
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* SlidingScaleOfCynicismVersusIdealism: Falls on the side of cynicism. Boy ''howdy'', does it ever.
** "San Junipero" falls surprisingly far on the idealist side.

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* %%* SlidingScaleOfCynicismVersusIdealism: Falls on the side of cynicism. Boy ''howdy'', does it ever.
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"San Junipero" falls surprisingly far on the idealist side.
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