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x meadowlander : 1/7/2019 9:54 am
BANDERSNATCH

OR

BANDERSNATCH

:D

Heard about this....  
Jints in Carolina : 1/7/2019 9:57 am : link
May need to check it out.
It's very cool...  
x meadowlander : 1/7/2019 10:00 am : link
...pretty well done, very groundbreaking. Was fun with my teenage sons, all yelling over the choices we made during the film.
RE: It's very cool...  
Jints in Carolina : 1/7/2019 10:05 am : link
In comment 14251848 x meadowlander said:
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...pretty well done, very groundbreaking. Was fun with my teenage sons, all yelling over the choices we made during the film.


LOL cool...I'll check it out this week.
Still need to get to it  
UConn4523 : 1/7/2019 10:10 am : link
finishing up the last of the BM episodes that I havenít watched first. Two of my friends that watched it didnít like it. Canít tell if itís just new content fatigue or what, but Iím skeptical.
RE: Still need to get to it  
x meadowlander : 1/7/2019 10:49 am : link
In comment 14251862 UConn4523 said:
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finishing up the last of the BM episodes that I havenít watched first. Two of my friends that watched it didnít like it. Canít tell if itís just new content fatigue or what, but Iím skeptical.
I imagine it's because of the hype - I was expecting more, to be honest. They did a good job with it, but given the quality of the Black Mirror writing, I was expecting a blown mind and a week of nightmares. It's very good, but not that.

FWIW, I feel the same about Bird Box - good, but not up to the hype.
As a devoted reader of Choose Your Own Adventures as a kid  
Greg from LI : 1/7/2019 11:05 am : link
I really had fun with it.
i've been through it  
cjac : 1/7/2019 11:05 am : link
a couple of times. I think i've seen everything there is to see.

Can you watch  
Joey in VA : 1/7/2019 11:06 am : link
It and make sense of it if you've never seen any of Black Mirror?
RE: It's very cool...  
cjac : 1/7/2019 11:06 am : link
In comment 14251848 x meadowlander said:
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...pretty well done, very groundbreaking. Was fun with my teenage sons, all yelling over the choices we made during the film.


chop him up, CHOP HIM UP!!!
Yes  
Greg from LI : 1/7/2019 11:07 am : link
Black Mirror is an anthology show. The episodes are independent of each other.
RE: Can you watch  
cjac : 1/7/2019 11:07 am : link
In comment 14251975 Joey in VA said:
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It and make sense of it if you've never seen any of Black Mirror?


there are some references to earlier episodes, but you can watch it as a stand alone. you wont miss out on anything
If you've never watched Black Mirror...  
x meadowlander : 1/7/2019 11:31 am : link
I HIGHLY recommend starting with the episode USS Callister - Season 4, Episode 1.

This was my intro to Black Mirror and I was pissed when I realized it wasn't a pilot episode - I'd have watched an entire series based JUST OFF THAT!

Black Mirror is already in my Top-5 all-time favorite TV shows. An old Twilight Zone fan, maybe I'm predisposed to twisted shit, but the writing, acting, production puts it head and shoulders above almost anything I've ever seen on a TeeVee screen.
i tried to watch  
lightemup : 1/7/2019 11:41 am : link
but couldn't finish it. I found it pretty annoying having to choose between 2 scenarios every 2 minutes.If you choose the wrong one, they just make you go back and pick the other scenario to keep the story gong the way they wanted it.

Some people might be entertained by it, just wasn't for me. I'd rather just sit back and see the story naturally play out
RE: i tried to watch  
antdog24 : 1/7/2019 12:45 pm : link
In comment 14252052 lightemup said:
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but couldn't finish it. I found it pretty annoying having to choose between 2 scenarios every 2 minutes.If you choose the wrong one, they just make you go back and pick the other scenario to keep the story gong the way they wanted it.

Some people might be entertained by it, just wasn't for me. I'd rather just sit back and see the story naturally play out

I had the same experience.... it felt like a wasted hour and a half. There really is no alternate ending just a redo if you choose wrong.
I really enjoyed it...  
Metnut : 1/7/2019 2:53 pm : link
not the best BM, but new BM episodes are held to an insanely high standard so people should take internet negativity with a grain of salt.

I will agree with the other two posters above, that the format might frustrate some people. Personally, I liked having to pick between two difference choices and found it fun and entertaining to have to go back after picking the "wrong" one to try and do it again. My wife didn't enjoy that interactivity as much and would've preferred a stand alone episode.
Hated Bandersnatch  
AcesUp : 1/7/2019 3:08 pm : link
I'm a big BM fan too. The story itself was okay but it started to feel too much like a video game. I typically watch Netflix when I don't want to interact with anything or anybody so that format wasn't for me. It's cool that they tried something new but I'm hoping it's a one-off type of deal.
Probably a stupid  
mattyblue : 1/7/2019 5:39 pm : link
question but I recently went to watch Black Mirror and I know every episode is different and all that, but when I started it I realized it was playing season 4 episode 1 to start. Then I realized it had the seasons upside down, are the first ones season 1 or season 4?
I am a huge fan  
Rick5 : 1/7/2019 6:54 pm : link
of the series, but I found this one to be disappointing. It's probably my least favorite episode out of all of them.
RE: Probably a stupid  
UConn4523 : 1/7/2019 7:32 pm : link
In comment 14252729 mattyblue said:
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question but I recently went to watch Black Mirror and I know every episode is different and all that, but when I started it I realized it was playing season 4 episode 1 to start. Then I realized it had the seasons upside down, are the first ones season 1 or season 4?


Season 1 is the first season. Probably Netflixís UI that put you in season 4, they do that on occasion which sucks because ive seen a screen shot of something that would ruin a non-anthology show. Itís happened a few times to me actually.

But you can watch BM in any order, so it doesnít really matter.
RE: Probably a stupid  
Hsilwek92 : 1/7/2019 7:35 pm : link
In comment 14252729 mattyblue said:
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question but I recently went to watch Black Mirror and I know every episode is different and all that, but when I started it I realized it was playing season 4 episode 1 to start. Then I realized it had the seasons upside down, are the first ones season 1 or season 4?


Season one is season one and so on. The seasons are chronological. While the episodes are not interconnected per say, there are easter eggs and homages/throwbacks to previous episodes thrown in.
This might be a silly question.  
compton : 1/7/2019 8:05 pm : link
But what is the connection between Bandersnatch and the Black Mirror universe? Other than the Metalhead poster I don't see a connection.
RE: This might be a silly question.  
Hsilwek92 : 1/7/2019 9:18 pm : link
In comment 14252890 compton said:
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But what is the connection between Bandersnatch and the Black Mirror universe? Other than the Metalhead poster I don't see a connection.


Thereís no real connection at all. Itís mostly a shout out to fans whoíve seen every episode up to now.

Bandersnacth is its own stand alone episode just like the rest.
RE: RE: This might be a silly question.  
compton : 1/7/2019 10:33 pm : link
In comment 14253106 Hsilwek92 said:
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In comment 14252890 compton said:


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But what is the connection between Bandersnatch and the Black Mirror universe? Other than the Metalhead poster I don't see a connection.



Thereís no real connection at all. Itís mostly a shout out to fans whoíve seen every episode up to now.

Bandersnacth is its own stand alone episode just like the rest.


Thanks. I thought that I was missing something.
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