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Excellent - got it to watch tonight.
Loved the first series.
Nice. Downloading now, thanks for the heads up
Last nights was about a women having a genuine relationship with her phone, very reflective of modern society..
If anyone hasn't seen the first series - watch it. Superb.
Maybe Brooker was having a go at the way women generally get attached to their mobile devices and that they probably fantasize about they boyfriend's pampering to all their needs. Women are weird!!
Started watching it but it was in the background as I was doing some work late. Might try to catch it online.
Should I watch the 1st series beforehand?
^ but watch the 1st series.
So it's out,
I guess I'm not working tonight
It was a massive topic to try and do justice to in an hour - it would have been hard to make a workable character/plot arc even within a 2 or 3 hour movie - so much has to happen with and to characters to engage an audience enough to care about them, that trying to even scratch the surface of the implications of the technological topic was always going to be hard. Sci-fi like this is always about 90% run and 10% jump and shudder to think how much editing went on both during his script write and in the edit proper. The performances were good enough and the dialog was pretty authentic, an excellent job considering Brooker's real talent lies in invective, insight and acid critique at which he is unsurpassed.
I'd like to see him try his hand over a series, 10 hours or so - his insight into human nature and the particularities of English people is well developed, but I think he's stifled by the 1 hour format. An excellent start, the 1st series and what I saw of this 2nd - I hope he's given a bigger format for S03.
I thought it started really well but took too much of a leap with the "2nd phase". Way too much to pack into an hour and resulted in some pretty big plot-holes. I thought the very-near-future tech in the first half was well done, though.
And, as miko suggested, the girl in the lead role is very, er, watchable.
I know it was experimental/beta stage, but a company basically creates AI and simulacra life, and that's what they use it for?
I am really looking forward to tonights episode..
Fuck that pig !