"Arkangel" isn't a great episode of "Black Mirror" - the ending is completely daft, for one thing, and aspects of the tech feel like a rehash of "White Christmas" - but I have to forgive it some of these faults if only because, out of the entire series, it feels like the one scenario that I could easily imagine becoming a reality in just a few years' time. Helicopter parenting taken to the extreme.
Not getting the reason for all the shady comments towards this episode... seemed like classical "Black Mirror" to me. I thought it successfully explored the dangers of overbearing parental control, a very contemporary subject matter. I particularly liked the UI/UX design interface, the show always takes special attention to these little graphic details.
Another strong episode. The subject matter is worth pondering and since I am a parent myself I can sympathize with the mom eventhough she is clearly overstepping boundaries. However, the loose and sketchy implications that the overbearing protectiveness might have enhanced or triggered the daughters violent/destructive tendencies felt very unresolved. Interesting think piece for parents!
With any complied device, most moms would have done the same creepy attempt. Even my mom, with-her-limited-skills-and-devices, is still trying to (creepily) intervene my life and often unconsciously considered me as her projection. Never walk in moms' shoes, so no judgments.
ARKANGEL is a satire especially for protective mother. This episode actually has a good moral value. Jodie Foster succeed to deliver its important message. At some point, after I watched this episode I was like: "Whoa, that's all?". I think ARKANGEL lacks of something. I kept repeating some scenes. Then, I felt some sort of emptiness. But not in a good way. Then I decided this episode lacks of deeper characterization