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  • Noé
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    Black Mirror is the best anthology out there, a sci-fi piece created by Charlie Brooker among the finest television in recent years.

    News are that Netflix is producing its next 12 episodes! Starting production in the upcoming months.

    Anyone excited?
     

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    FrozenBarbie
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    Been meaning to get to this for a while now, but… well, you know how it is. So many shows, so little time. But last night, I watched the first and last episodes (just because)… and WOW. I love it. Can’t wait to watch the rest of it.  

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    Denis
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    It seems to have a huge talented cast, very interested, ima binge this.

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    I watched the very first episode and it was good but apparently even in one season they dont have a continuing story which makes this basically three one hour movies for a season. I dont think I will continue :/ 

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    It’s an anthology series, isn’t it? I like that they are all self-contained stories. Works for me. It’s sort of like The Twilight Zone.

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    I really love this series and personally am a big fan of the format. It definitely stands out as doing its own thing in a crowded landscape. I would say all of the episodes are uniformly pretty excellent with maybe one dud (the one about the guy in the vulgar cartoon suit or whatever was a bridge too far for me). The second episode of the first season with the bizarro American Idol and the White Bear episode from season two might be my favorites but its’ been a while since I watched. Also standout performances from Hailey Atwell and the newly in demand Domnhall Gleeson in the season two premiere.

    In terms of Emmys, if Netflix is producing new episodes I wonder if/how they’ll be positioned. They could go the Sherlock route and maybe submit the standout episode as a movie? Otherwise it’s doubtful it could break into drama given the format (assuming Netflix sticks with its standard drama episode count of 13 and it qualifies, that is). It is so unique that I am not sure it fits squarely anywhere.

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    Up until I started to watch it, I mistakenly assumed it was a serialized drama, a la Happy Valley or The Fall… but the format was actually a pleasant surprise. I watched National Anthem just to get a taste, as I heard it was pretty dark, and then skipped all the way to White Christmas, because the synopsis sounded interesting. Had no idea Jon Hamm was in it. It was pretty excellent, though I do have to agree with some people who say logic failed at the end, but it was still very effective. Can’t wait to dig in to the other installments.  White Christmas is listed as Season 3, ep 1…. does that mean more are coming? I hope so.

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    http://www.ew.com/article/2016/10/07/black-mirror-season-3-trailer

    The trailer has arrived!!! A couple of episodes were screened at the fall festivals and got some pretty great reactions. So excited for this!

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    YES!!!!! Can’t wait.

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    jacob121
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    Currently at a 93 on metacritic from five reviews.

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    cannot freaking wait for this.

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    Denis
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    21st October 2016: the date the first six episodes of Black Mirror series three are released on Netflix. And what can you expect from the incoming instalments of Charlie Brooker’s dystopian drama? The show’s creator has released intriguing new details of the dystopian thriller to EW – check out everything we know below.

    Episode 1: Nosedive

    Features Bryce Dallas Howard, Alice Eve and James Norton in an episode directed by Joe Wright
    “An insecure office worker (Bryce Dallas Howard, Jurassic World) lives in a world in which everyone obsessively ranks and rates every tiny social interaction. She thinks she finally may have found a way to rank alongside her friend (Alice Eve, Star Trek Into Darkness), who’s one of society’s elites.”
    It’s your classic Black Mirror episode, right? Tapping into a column of online architecture and building it up to tear-inducing drama? Perhaps not. Brooker said it’s one of the strangest episodes he’s done: “Each episode this season is a different genre; this one is a social satire. It’s got a creepy serenity to it and won’t be what people expect.”


    Episode 2: San Junipero

    Features Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis in an episode directed by Owen Harris.
    Bit of an odd one this: it breaks the Black Mirror format of telling a tale of brilliantly horrific circumstances in the near future by being set in a 1980s beach town “synonymous with sun, surf, and sex.” Starring Mackenzie Davis (The Martian) and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Doctor Who), “it’s kind of an ‘80s coming-of-age drama with a Black Mirror undertow,” Brooker says.
    “Also, when Netflix picked us up, people were going, ‘Oh that means [the show is] going to be Americanised.’ I thought it would be a funny to f**k with those people by literally writing an episode set in California.”

    Episode 3: Shut Up And Dance

    Features Jerome Flynn and Alex Lawther in an episode directed by James Watkins
    The “most grounded” tale, says Brooker, this episode is set in the present day without any sci-fi elements (think The National Anthem, the prime minister pig-off story).
    The plot: a withdrawn 19-year-old (Alex Lawther, The Imitation Game) stumbles headlong into an online trap and is quickly forced into an uneasy alliance with a shifty man (Jerome Flynn, Game of Thrones’ Bronn) who are both at the mercy of persons unknown. “A kitchen sink nightmarish thriller,” Brooker says.

    Episode 4: Men Against Fire

    Features Michael Kelly, Malachi Kirby and Madeline Brewer in an episode directed by Jakob Verbruggen
    And we’re back to real sci-fi stuff: this episode, a military story set in a post-war future, sees a rookie soldier (Malachi Kirby, Doctor Who) posted overseas, protecting frightened villagers from an infestation of vicious feral mutants alongside fellow soldier Raiman (Madeline Brewer, Orange is the new black). And they’re searching for a new technological advantage will save them.
    “It stemmed slightly from thinking about drone attacks and how technology is alternating the face of warfare, but it’s not about drones,” Brooker says. “It’s a horror thriller, almost like The Walking Dead.”

    Episode 5: Hated In The Nation

    Features Kelly MacDonald in an episode directed by James Hawes
    This episode’s a crime drama inspired by Scandi-Noir thrillers like The Killing and – and it’s a full 90 minutes long. A police detective (Kelly Macdonald) and her geeky young sidekick investigate a string of grisly murders with a sinister link to social media.
    “It deals with online rage,” teases Brooker.“It starts out like a stylish standard police procedural, then takes a bizarre turn.” Who knew?

    Episode 6: Playtest

    Features Wyatt Russell and Hannah John-Kamen, an episode directed by Dan Trachtenberg
    Brooker at his roots: video games (he wrote for PC Zone magazine in the mid-1990s). This episode sees a thrill-seeking globetrotter (Wyatt Russell, 22 Jump Street) visiting Britain, hooking up with a woman (Hannah John-Kamen, Dutch in Killjoys) and testing the latest in video game technology – “a device as mind-bendingly sophisticated as it is terrifying.”
    Directed by Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane), Brooker notes, “Dan is fantastic at creating suspenseful and tense mood; this is our Evil Dead 2.”

    Source: http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2016-10-14/charlie-brooker-teases-details-for-new-black-mirror-series-on-netflix

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    In terms of Emmys, if Netflix is producing new episodes I wonder if/how they’ll be positioned. They could go the Sherlock route and maybe submit the standout episode as a movie? Otherwise it’s doubtful it could break into drama given the format (assuming Netflix sticks with its standard drama episode count of 13 and it qualifies, that is). It is so unique that I am not sure it fits squarely anywhere.

    Wouldn’t it be eligible for Variety Sketch series? It follows the same format of something like Documentary Now (new story every episode)

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    jacob121
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    In terms of Emmys, if Netflix is producing new episodes I wonder if/how they’ll be positioned. They could go the Sherlock route and maybe submit the standout episode as a movie? Otherwise it’s doubtful it could break into drama given the format (assuming Netflix sticks with its standard drama episode count of 13 and it qualifies, that is). It is so unique that I am not sure it fits squarely anywhere.

    Wouldn’t it be eligible for Variety Sketch series? It follows the same format of something like Documentary Now (new story every episode)

    That would be bizarre. “Sketch” to me, implies short comedy segments, not longform dramatic episodes. I truly think the best strategy would be to follow Sherlock’s footsteps and submit their strongest segment as a movie. IF the loophole exists, may as well take advantage of it until the Emmys feel that they need to modify the rules. Otherwise I don’t see it being able to compete anywhere outside of drama series where I do not think it would be able to gain enough support.

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    Just watched the episode “Nosedive” and it was amazing. If the first episode is like this I can’t imagine the episode “San Junipero” which was singled out by the critics as the best episode of the show. By the way Bryce Dallas Howard was amazing. If they choose to submit episodes  as tv movies she may really has a chance at lead actress race.

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