Posted 11:46am on Tue 19 February 2013
Yes I know there is a film but thread but felt akward putting a TV show in there so I thought why not just mix them into one.
I watched Black Mirror last night, anyone else watch it?
Hasn't been as good as the last series so far and the episodes have dragged for what they are.
Don't get me wrong they are still good but for one of shows akin to The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits plus with a good budget for each episode I think it's starting to go stale and I think Charlie Brooker should bring in other writers like he did with the other series personally.
Posted 12:26pm on Tue 19 February 2013
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BOARDwalk Empire, like I said, which is awesomeness. I haven't seen any Black Mirror yet. Also watching the start up of The Walking Dead, season three part two (bloody americans!) which is kicking off quite nicely.
Maybe a good idea to have two totally separate threads, one for TV and one for films? My thoughts anyway, not drastically important.
Posted 12:27pm on Tue 19 February 2013
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I've enjoyed both episodes of this series, but last night's was the stronger of the two for me. I'm not sure this series is weaker, I think the first generated a lot of positivity and interest because it was new. This time round we know roughly what to expect and it strips some of the novelty and originality away. I'm glad Brooker has made something of his own though, it makes Screen Wipe more enjoyable because you know he can say he's done more than just poke fun at other things on TV.
Posted 1:05pm on Tue 19 February 2013
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Went to see Wreck-it-Ralph at our local showcase last week, brilliant film. really enjoyable. Even if Sarah Silverman pretty much owns the entire film and everyone else plays second fiddle >.>
Posted 3:21pm on Tue 19 February 2013
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Boardwalk Empire is amazing, good shout Mr. Rhino.
Watching The Following with Kevin Bacon on Sky Atlantic - really, really good. Quite reminiscent of Seven in some ways, very moody atmos and some great performances, especially James Purefoy as the antagonist. Otherwise cracking on with Season 2 of Game of Thrones, before the new season starts in April.
Also looking forward to the resumption of Grimm, Luther and Castle, all of which I love to bits.
Posted 5:30pm on Tue 19 February 2013
I don't know I'm use to the format as like Charlie Brooker, my fav TV show of all time is The Twilight Zone.
It might be because of that show I have a high watermark for this type of thing but I really did like the 90's reboot of The Outer Limits having said that.
I think Black Mirror is too focused on shocking people rather than build character like the other two shows did.
In all honesty I found the two episodes very predictible and his video game knowledge is well used in the show esspecially last night which was very Manhunt inspired mixed with reactions from via social networks from members of the public.
It's very exagerated but there is a very truthfull undertone in the show with todays society which I think is where it works with most people.
Posted 5:35pm on Wed 20 February 2013
Watched Catfish - Very good but quite clearly fake lol.
Posted 5:38pm on Wed 20 February 2013
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Breaking Bad. I watched all 4 and a half seasons in 2 weeks and it was brilliant.
Posted 6:03pm on Wed 20 February 2013
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Two words. Emmerdale.
Yes I know it's only one word, but I like that show so much I'm gonna say it twice. Emmerdale Emmerdale. (And no need to mock me, I get plenty of that by the old ladies at work already.)
Also been watching Fringe, The Walking Dead, and Matthew Perry's new show Go On - which I quite like btw.
Btw @rbevanx speaking of Catfish have you seen the movie/doco of that? Made by the same guys I believe.
Posted 6:09pm on Wed 20 February 2013
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Originally Posted by rbevanx
I really did like the 90's reboot of The Outer Limits having said that.
Ahhh some nice episodes in that. The one where this alien monster woman was having a relationship with a human, but masking his senses to make him think she was human was quote memorable. I also seem to recall an ep with Jason London and some sexy demonic woman?
But my fave would have to be the one with Natasha Henstridge as the AI hologram... not gonna spoil the ending for anyone, but I think that episode is probably why I'm not romanatically involved my imaginary friend (she says hello btw). Love that one.