Jon Hamm is just as handsome playing a 60's (m)ad man as he is playing a tech guru in a dystopian future, what a surprise! Another cool episode, with a longer running time that the show uses to its advantage, exploring new concepts and technologies. I'm excited for season 3!
A good test on our beliefs. How far do we believe that AI will work? Can we feel compassionate for an artificial sentient entity? If we answered this, it's because we do believe one day there will be conscience, in machines, and we will have to consider their rights, their emotions, their pain. How far do we think AI can evolve, how far do we want them to? Do we use words like inevitable? Is it all just fantasy?
After WHITE BEAR, this episode is gonna be my favorite episode from BLACK MIRROR. WHITE CHRISTMAS has unique storytelling and innovative concept. I loved how Charlie Brooker presented his idea in this episode. WHITE CHRISTMAS is a social commentary about the ugly side of advanced technology. It isn't just that, this episode is also a psychological drama. Damn, I really loved that twist. One of the best episode...
With interesting nods to previous outputs by Black Mirror, this one takes a long road to a pretty mindblowing conclusion, but one that we could see coming for a bit longer than it should. It's not as satisfying as previous episodes, but it showcases pretty good acting by the leads. Jon Hamm's charisma is entrancing.
8 - "Black Mirror" is at its comically blackest, and scariest, in "White Christmas". Any niggles I have with its concepts (and some pangs of predictability nearing its conclusion) are drowned by its portrayal of a society where, ironically, the technology designed to bring us together mandates miscommunication, and the concept of thought crime has so evolved that it enables both thought confession and conviction.