Black Mirror : Getting predictable

Getting predictable

Let me first say that I am enjoying this show so far.
I've watched Nosedive, Shut up and Dance, White Christmas and most recently White Bear. All based on recommendations from this message board, they seem to be the most talked about episodes. Shut up and Dance was the best one thus far imo.

However....there seems to be a recurring theme with all these episodes. *SPOILER AHEAD*

The main character always ends up being the antagonist, the bad guy. When I watched white bear, as soon as I saw the little girl I knew right away that she was not the woman's daughter, even though she thought so. I was not at all surprised at the ending because seems like all the episodes I've seen so far turns to have some type of "twist" so naturally u automatically figure out things aren't the way they seem right off the bat.

Maybe it's just the episodes I've seen so far, or is it pretty much the same throughout the rest of the series?

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It's bad luck on your part. There are a few instances when that is the twist and you've managed to see all of them, probably because those episodes get a fair amount of debate.

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You're right, I saw Be Right Back last night and there was no twist haha

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I wouldn't call the main character in Nosedive an antagonist. In fact she becomes more likable and more human as the episode goes on.

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The main character in Nosedive was not an antagonist. She antagonised the wedding.. of the antagonists. The antagonists were about 95% of the characters in the episode.. everyone other than Bryce, her brother, the trucker, and the black dude with the smoothies basically. Then again really the antagonist was technology, the nature of mass consumerism and conformity in society, shallow, fickle cun- ts etc.

Bryce grew as a person. At the beginning she was a part of the problem, a part of the antagonist entity which was fundamentally the rating system.. the end was beautiful. And one of only two happy endings I can think of off the top of my head right now. I was just disappointed that this was not one of the episodes with a closing credits sequence, having expected and wanted to see her and the black dude (prison black dude not smoothie black dude) hook up and be happy together WITHOUT the rating system. The way they were saying all these ridiculous insults to each other and enjoying it and smiling was lovely I thought.

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Agreed 100%

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Ok the main character is the villain thing doesn't apply to

Hated In The Nation
San Junipero
National Anthem
The Waldo Moment
Be Right Back
15 Million Merits
The Entire History Of You
Playtest
Nosedive
Men Against Fire


That's 10 out of the 13 episodes.

What exactly do you think is repetitive?

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+1 for Atheism. ;)

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I'd add White Christmas to that list. Although Potter killed the old man and left the granddaughter to die, he was under extreme emotional strain from being blocked by his ex with no explanation and suddenly finding out that his five-year-old child isn't his. Despite what he did I felt sorry for him throughout the episode.

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He also stalked his ex and her family despite her wanting not to see him again. I don't have that much sympathy for him. Sure, she cheated on him but he wasn't entitled to anything. And by constantly pushing that boundary he lead to the deaths of two innocent people. I felt bad for the Cookies of course, but not necessarily for him.

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Did you even read my response before commenting? I wrote back saying I realized not every episode is the same after watching more.

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Ok, so you should watch the rest of the episodes, but I'm definitely see your point if I had watched just the episodes that you saw.
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