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Fridge / Black Mirror: Hang the DJ

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Series Four
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  • Fridge Brilliance: When Frank and Amy finally leave the simulation, it's revealed that of 1,000 simulations, there had been 998 escape attempts. Meaning 99.8% of the time, they rebelled against the system in order to be together. The system claims to have a 99.8% success rate - success is achieved when participants rebel against it because they truly want to be together. In other words, the system does work.
  • Fridge Brilliance: When Amy asks Coach to count to 4, this happens in episode 4 of season 4, 44 minutes and 44 seconds into the episode.
  • Fridge Horror: The "real" society has set up but is deliberately critical of the System society, which can suggest that even though they disagree with the Stepford society, they're not so different (by how they have set it up with their own "this is wrong" morals, how they believe in the app as much as the sims are supposed to believe in the System, how they will easily exploit kind-of sentient digital copies, etc.). The System society is real inside of the app, with the "real" Frank and Amy on the outside judging. Just like how the worlds of all the episodes are real inside the episode, and we're outside judging them. Enjoy your crisis.
  • Fridge Horror: The sims seem to think they are having a happy ending, but the reality is that that are just all being executed now that their purpose has been fulfilled. They've been in miserable relationships their entire lives, and now that they have one moment of freedom and happiness, they are erased. In truth, they are being enslaved and used and used up in a manner that is even colder than the USS Callister group.