Black Mirror recaps start next Sunday, 1/18



Glyph is worse than some and better than others. He believes that life is just one damned thing after another, that only pop music can save us now, and that mercy is the mark of a great man (but he's just all right). Nothing he writes here should be taken as an indication that he knows anything about anything.

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  1. Avatar Tod Kelly says:

    If you do’t have Netflix, Youtube has them for free.

    You can watch episode one here, episode two here, and episode three here.Report

  2. Avatar zic says:

    One per week. So does that mean I can take my time doing episode 3?

    I’d like to see how Tod does one so that I have an inkling of how much to reveal, how much to seal from virgin eyes.Report

    • Avatar Glyph in reply to zic says:

      Yeah, I figured we’d spread them out. We’re going the Peter Jackson route. Milk it baby! (Plus it gives busy people more time to catch the eps).Report

      • Avatar zic in reply to Glyph says:

        ha. Reformed reporter that I am, I have a question I’m going to pose to the writers of the show, see if I can get them to answer for my post. Let ’em know we’re doing a watch-a-long, and we’re going to discuss it.

        Thanks, @glyphReport

    • Avatar Glyph in reply to zic says:

      Yeah, I want to see the Xmas Special bad enough that I have considered illegal means to do so, so no thanks on spoilers. I am NOT watching that.

      He previously did a series called Dead Set. It’s a zombie series, another satire, this time set inside a Big Brother-type reality series, where the contestants are stuck in the house when the ZA happens (surmised spoilers: I bet the people turn out to be the real monsters). I got all excited because Amazon supposedly had the series streaming for about 8 bucks which seemed reasonable, but when you click on it, it tells you it is not available here in the US. WELL THEN WHY DID YOU SAY IT WAS AND GET ME ALL EXCITED AMAZONReport

      • Avatar zic in reply to Glyph says:

        That, my friend, is one of the prices we pay for the sorry state of American copyright law. A lot of music and TV aren’t ever available here.

        It’s okay to watch, I don’t think there’s any spoilers in it. But a good explanation of how the show worries, and some pondering that sometimes by the time it comes out, it’s already reality; it’s already happened.Report

      • Avatar Glyph in reply to Glyph says:

        I watched it, it does have a slight spoiler for ep 1, but otherwise it’s clear of spoilers and interesting. Thanks.Report

    • Avatar Glyph in reply to zic says:

      This is worth a watch: like a combo of Dave Barry’s “Year In Review” pieces, crossed with The Daily Show (with, obviously, a heavy Brit focus; so more John Oliver, than Jon Stewart):


  3. Avatar Vikram Bath says:

    For what it’s worth, I think Season 1, Episode 1 should come with a trigger warning for all viewers. I’ve only seen two other things in my life that were more disturbing, and they were both movies. Don’t feel like you just have to see episode 1. They are all self-contained, so it wouldn’t interfere with your ability to watch the rest of this great show.Report

  4. Avatar Roger says:


    Now I see what you loved about the song/performance in Episode 2. Absolutely spell binding.Report