Black Mirror : Will anything be as good as White Christmas?

Will anything be as good as White Christmas?

I watched S1 and to be honest I didn't get all the hype and thought it to be pretty mediocre.
I was going to stop watching but thought I'd watch White Christmas first as it was high on everyone's top ten.
I really wish I'd have waited to watch this as it was TOO good!! Anyway my question is does anything on this show come close to how good this episode was or have I seen it all now? What episode would you recommend watching next? Thanks

Re: Will anything be as good as White Christmas?

It was excellent. I thought Fifteen Million Merits was the highlight of S1. Playtest and Shut Up and Dance are the other worthy mentions, from S3.

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Yeah I noticed quite a few people like FMM, for me it was the weakest one I have seen so far. I have just finished the St Jupiter (forgot the name) and it wasn't bad but nowherenear the level of W Christmas. Thanks for the reply, I will check out the ones you have mentioned next.

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I'm watching it right now. Only 15 minutes in, I'm a huge fan; and I'm excited to find out what everyone's on about. :)

-kat

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Did it live up to expectations? I wished I had watched it last as all episodes are inferior now!

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If they are lucky they will get another episode as good as white christmas, but I doubt it.

That was as near perfection as an episode can get. So many layers and stories that tied together beautifully in the end.

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I didn't love White Christmas the most, it was very very good, but it was also very predictable. It did have great elements to it, definitely among the top episodes.

S1 was not mediocre at all imo, all the eps are great but especially E3.

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It's like when a painter creates his masterpiece, he can do a lot of great work before and after but nothing is or will be that masterpiece again. Lol!

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That's not really true, especially with the old masters.

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Wow, you thought SJ was better than White Christmas?! I thought it was a bit boring if I'm honest, it was a slow burn which would have been okay if the ending was better.
I'm going to watch White Bear tonight as someone on here said it was like Triangle 2009, that was the best movie of the 00's IMO.
Have you seen Triangle, if so was the comparison justified?

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While White Christmas is obviously a good episode, I didn't love it like I love some of the S3 episodes. Trying to think back I think I found it a little too disjointed and poorly paced, as well as it seemed to me at least to be less clever than it thought it was and a little drawn out. Nothing major but I definitely prefer many episodes from season 3 over it.

Episodes I liked more from season 3:
Nosedive
Shut Up And Dance
San Junipero
Hated By The Nation

Re: Will anything be as good as White Christmas?

I LOVED Nosedive!

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Yeah! Probably my favourite BM episode, though there are other really good ones too.

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Just watched Nosedive, it was okay but I do think the ending could have been better. I did like how it didn't give us what we wanted or expected though. I'm sure I wasn't the only person that thought we'd get a Hollywood ending where she gives a bad speech about Nay and everyone gives her a high rating?! That would have been a real sellout and I'm glad they didn't go that route... I still think the ending could have been better though!

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I totally binge watched this show on Netflix. I was absolutely raving about it but now, after I have calmed down (hehe) I can see some shortcomings. At the end of the day, they are relatively minor as there are so many strengths I am prepared to overlook them. Overall, it's amazingly smart, funny and just so so good.

Having said that, there are some elements of 'disbelief' in White Christmas which I couldn't quite suspend.

The first minor thing was that with all the technology, wouldn't the little girl have 100 other options, other than walking out into the snow, to get help? I mean we are already so precious with children, I find it unbelievable that there wouldn't be some kind of emergency thing built in to kids so even the youngest babies could get help if they needed it.

But the big one for me was the blocking thing. It just didn't seem believable to me that this would be legal, let alone something people would use. I mean it's not even in the 'Blocker's' best interest given what we see when Beth blocks Joe initially. I would find a grey blob coming at me menacingly a lot more scarier! Maybe Brooker is making a comment on our disengagement with each other. Will we all regress so much (in terms of emotional intelligence) that we'll just block out anything/anyone we can't deal with? The world would go absolutely mental! So I guess, yes, now that I think of it...maybe it was a point being made. That it will be normal to be sadistic and cruel and those who are empathetic and feel real feelings are punished?

So maybe I have talked myself around and thinking of this episode a bit differently. It was certainly unsettling, that's for sure!

Re: Will anything be as good as White Christmas?

San junipero and hated in the nation are just as good imo

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i liked the episode very much and i PROMISE im not one to come on here and say i saw something coming. having said that i called 5 minutes in tht jon hamm was setting that dude up in some way and that the baby was not gunna be his once she was pregnant. it was good but some what predictable

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San Junipero.
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