This last episode from the third season of BLACK MIRROR is one of my favorite episode. Maybe because I loved crime/mystery/detective genre. HATED IN THE NATION is thrilling, suspenseful, exciting, & entertaining. This episode proved that BLACK MIRROR still succeed to capture the ugly side of advanced technology. It's frightening 'cause it feels so close to our reality. I hope there would be another episode like this.
The finale of Black Mirror S3 is a super stylish feature length episode with one of the most ridiculous premises in the show's history, if you actually care to deconstruct it. "Who did it? Well… I mean, the robot bees, I guess? And Twitter, with hashtags. Something about hacking and online accountability, I dunno. Yeah, fuck it, we'll call the rapper Tusk. What do you mean? Of course Charlie Brooker is God, pfft!"
Like all of the best Black Mirrors, its urgency and terror stem from its dangerous proximity to reality. Recent news of the artificial pollinators developed by Japanese researchers was inevitably met with a collective apprehension. This is life imitating art imitating life.
Close to five stars for me. The story is great and unfolds in a unassuming manner without all the bells and whistles you normally get. The horror of the situation creeps up on you and when the end comes you´ll be hooked. The acting is very strong as is the direction. The production design is also very slick and gives us a near future you can buy into.
It seemed as if they were rehashing old ideas (the whole doing justice against bad people in a bad way we saw in "Shut Up and Dance"), but this one goes in a very different, broad and intrincate direction. Super thrilling, stylish and with a great concept. I'm excited to see what's there to come!
When an extended TV episode manages to be a better sci-fi/thriller experience than a lot of the films that make their way to cinemas! Even though the idea of high-tech killer bees is not new per se (I remember The X Files had a similar take) the way they're used in this episode is terrific. In the year that saw Trump elected president, the episodes of Black Mirror felt more possible and scarier than ever. #brilliant