BLACK MIRROR to be produced and shown on NETFLIX

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  1. yongjin02

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  3. yongjin02

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    no not really

    you already (should) know about the original black mirror from england--there is a thread here someplace on it

    this is (well is netflix any nationality?) a "american" version produced by many of the same tptb's from the original

    just have to wait and see
     
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    The soap of the dark side of life and tech.
     
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    a netflix produced season 3 is now up on NF

    Watched ep 1. it was pretty good, these writers have a knack for exploiting current real world trends and how they may one day rule our lives
     
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    Oh wow. I really like this series! I was off Netflix for over a year and now I have decided to go back, and the first thing I watched was Black Mirror. Never had seen it or read anything about it, and for some reason it started me at Season 3 "Nosedive". LOVED IT! After I was able to finally finish the episode and move again (the story was riveting), I went to Season 1 and watched two more episodes in random order. What a keeper! Totally up to date and considering of the current tech and tech trends and how it affects people and culture, it qualifies as true science fiction!

    Highly recommend this. :)

    Trailer from Season 4 (Nosedive) and a few more.

     
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    don't forget to watch STRANGER THINGS while you're at it!

    been watching NF a lot lately, between this show and the English crime shows (THE FALL, BROADCHURCH, PARANOID ,etc) been finding some good stuff
     
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    I just went back to it day before yesterday after having canceled my Netflix for more than a year in November of 2015. I notice the new prices for 2 screens and the "premium" offering HD and 4K, and the interface is less easy to use because they took away the genre selections. I don't want them to "suggest" stuff for me.
     
  9. Joelist

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    The Netflix "suggestion" interface drove me nuts. Loads of wasted screen space.
     
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    the new one or the old one (there is like 20 old interfaces by now!) the one just before this one i found very damned irritating. also getting the subtitles on was a pain--they would stay on for one episode of a show and then the very next ep of the same series they would be off

    this new one started maybe 2-3 wks ago

    its not great but it is better, imo
     
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    i get suggestions based on what i have watched

    it took a bit, but then i started actually rating the movie or episode and the suggestions got a bit more refined

    it was especially helpful in finding more of those british crime shows i seem to like (for some reason)-not only does it suggest by british tv but also by crime drama

    i think that is a bit of a scam

    i have given my kids my password and we all watch nf separate-sometimes at once, with no problem.

    my one daughter is in her own home, then we have 2 roku tv's and a PS4 all using my NF acct without an issue

    is that 2 screen deal for two passwords/two accts? sounds like a sucker deal
     
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    Couldn't they have added that feature AND kept the genre categories? I think yes. Same database.

    One account, two screens. And there is the "Premium" which allows more screens and HD or 4kHD.
     
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    oh...I suppose they could have-it seems like they are trying to cater more to the social media types and give you categories based on trends, "trending today", etc

    if you want sci fi shows you got to go to the search and do it manually-that sucks a bit--though, if they still did have a sci fi category, you would only get like the top 30 or so shows/movies that they want you to watch. would have still had to go to the search to find more manually

    another thing i don't like is that they took away (from what i can tell) the "more like this show" search. it would appear on a show/movies 'title card' menu just above the rating bar. it would give you more of the same genre or if it were say a BBC or a danish show, more selections from those countries

    <<don't get me started on amazon!! they just changed their set up and it is worse then ever!!>>

    i don't know man, just seems like it is a "it is necessary but we'll take your money if you give it to us" type of thing

    maybe it is becasue i have had my acct continuous for so long -like pre-streaming days with the red mailer time. maybe it is like a 'grandfather glitch' that allows such wide use of my acct

    just today- i was watching a show on my tv, my daughter was watching her show on her laptop and my son was watching clone wars on NF down on his ps4

    so that is 3 screens, one acct

    i am NOT GOING TO CALL AND ASK them or anything though! :)
     
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  14. Overmind One

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    YES
    YES, the grandfathered accounts have lost nothing they originally had. But a lapse of a year will purge your previous account, give you an additional free month startup and start over. That is the beauty of Netflix and cord cutting! The ability to buy how and when you want...or don't want. :)

    I am paying the $7.99 for one screen at a time, since I am the only one using it. So far, I see lots of new contect which will make it worth it, and Star Trek is coming too.
     
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    If you are looking for something hokey look to see if they have "The Murdoch Mysteries". That is, a turn of the century detective solving murders in old Toronto.
     
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    i recently watched PENNY DREADFUL on NF

    good show--but i am laying off the whole crime, murder, blood and gore thing for a bit

    but my next item in that arena will be S3 of DUSK TILL DAWN on NF

    I just finished watching S1 of THE OA (I started a thread for it) on NF. weird show, but pretty original with some familiar aspects but overall, really good and "new" like SENSE8
     
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    Wow!! now i am relieved! :)

    so happy i am not getting over on netflix in any way

    guess loyalty still does have some benies for some companies

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    ditched DIRECTV last month

    tried SLING TV but it was rather 'clunky' with a diff menu to go through

    went with PLAYSTATION VUE (which has a roku app, no PS needed) same price, more channels and HBO and showtime. sling only had one hbo channel. also PSVUE has some dvr (not true dvr as it saves the most recent season of most shows) on demand at no extra price for most channels plus the "catch up" feature

    same as my directv-minus the wife's korean channels-but for a little under half the price

    so between PS VUE, YOUTUBE, NF and AMAZON we all watch what we want to for a lot less
     
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  18. Gate_Boarder

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    Murdoch is more cerebral than anything else.

    Penny Dreadful is just downright different.

    I will try and watch OA, or maybe Sense8 next.

    I should add that Strange is not as insane as the "Dirk Gentley" show, but it does have some strange moments to it. Well worth wasting say 6 - 7- 8 hours of your time.
     
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  19. Overmind One

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    Black. Mirror. Is. Awesome.

    But I am confused...two of the three "seasons" are only 3 episodes! But "season" 3 is 6 episodes? I was disappointed to know there were only 12 episodes. :( But such GREAT writing! Such a firm grasp on technology and it's real world applications in society. The stories about social media, the dark side of it, the secret control of it. It is true science fiction by it's full original definition of that term.
     
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    I got to watch Black Mirror. It gets my interests going tackling the social issues!
     
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