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Re: TV shows
« Reply #1025 on: March 26, 2018, 05:51:17 pm »
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I guess I'll do a ranking since I watched the whole series relatively recently:

19. Hated in the Nation
18. The Entire History of You
17. Playtest
16. Men Against Fire
15. Metalhead
14. The National Anthem
13. Arkangel
12. Nosedive
11. Be Right Back
10. Crocodile
9. Black Museum
8. Hang the DJ
7. The Waldo Moment
6. Fifteen Million Merits
5. USS Callister
4. Shut Up and Dance
3. San Junipero
2. White Christmas
1. White Bear

Some notes on my list:

I'm surprised by how much everyone liked Hated in the Nation. I spent the whole episode feeling like the premise was so absurd that I couldn't suspend my disbelief at all. I get why the ending should have been powerful but it wasn't for me because I couldn't get into everything leading up to that point.

I have a hard time ranking the National Anthem because it is by far the most disturbing thing I've ever watched, and I still can't decide whether that's a good or bad thing.

Arkangel was a concept that had the potential to be amazing. They could have explored the consequences of overprotective parenting and if they had done that well it could have been my favorite episode, but then they went a different direction with it.

Nosedive portrayed a very fascinating and terrifying potential future, and I hope that there is some good for society that is done by them drawing our attention to the trace amounts of that culture that exist today; but I did not find it particularly enjoyable to actually watch, so that's why it's not higher.
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Re: TV shows
« Reply #1026 on: March 26, 2018, 06:12:11 pm »
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The only episode I've seen was Nosedive. It did not make me want to see more episodes.
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Re: TV shows
« Reply #1027 on: March 26, 2018, 06:13:04 pm »
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I have a hard time ranking the National Anthem because it is by far the most disturbing thing I've ever watched, and I still can't decide whether that's a good or bad thing.
I feel like I've seen at least a dozen more disturbing things, but that's probably based on what we find disturbing and not based on having seen more stuff. The duel with the mountain in GoT is one of them.

Your first is Robz second last and your last is my first. Nice.  :D There's some agreement on a couple of others, though.

Anyone else want to make a list?

The only episode I've seen was Nosedive. It did not make me want to see more episodes.

That's because it's the second worst!

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« Reply #1028 on: March 26, 2018, 06:20:42 pm »
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The only episode I've seen was Nosedive. It did not make me want to see more episodes.

I think my favorite think about Nosedive was President Allison Taylor's cameo.
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Re: TV shows
« Reply #1029 on: March 26, 2018, 07:42:39 pm »
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I have a hard time ranking the National Anthem because it is by far the most disturbing thing I've ever watched, and I still can't decide whether that's a good or bad thing.
I feel like I've seen at least a dozen more disturbing things, but that's probably based on what we find disturbing and not based on having seen more stuff.

Yeah, I think if you just described to me what happened in that episode I wouldn't find it that disturbing, but somehow actually watching it unfold and feeling immersed in that world temporarily amplified it by magnitudes for me.
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« Reply #1030 on: March 26, 2018, 11:02:09 pm »
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Your first is Robz second last and your last is my first. Nice.  :D There's some agreement on a couple of others, though.

Anyone else want to make a list?

It is interesting how people rank the various episodes. Some real divergence here, though some episodes clearly stand out as the best ones being so high on multiple lists.

I can't make a list like this because I can't just rank them. I can, however, classify them as episodes that were still enjoyable to watch but didn't make me go ga-ga, episodes that did make me go ga-ga, and episodes in between. This list would be:

Didnít Jingle My Holly
Playtest
Men Against Fire
Metalhead
Arkangel
Crocodile
The Waldo Moment

Neutral
Hated in the Nation
The Entire History of You
The National Anthem
Be Right Back
Black Museum
Fifteen Million Merits
Shut Up and Dance

Really Liked
Nosedive
Hang the DJ
USS Callister
San Junipero
White Christmas
White Bear

It's interesting that Men Against Fire placed so low on my list because the concept is really kickass. I actually had contemplated writing an RPG one-shot that features that very concept but with different execution. I don't know why the episode didn't trip my trigger like the others.

While I can't quantify all of my entries, I am most certainly happiest with San Junipero and USS Callister. That would likely place White Bear and Nosedive at #3 and #4, though which order depends on my mood.
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Re: TV shows
« Reply #1031 on: March 31, 2018, 06:45:53 pm »
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Jessica Jones season 2... isn't great.

Who wouldíve thought. First one was on edge, second I didnít even start

I liked it. It's no black mirror, but it was enjoyable. And I thought the second season was better than the first. The first went too far at times.

Also seen Dirk Gently. Pleasantly surprised, I thought the second season was really strong. Unfortunately, Wikipedia says it's canceled due to lower viewer numbers.

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« Reply #1032 on: March 31, 2018, 08:55:42 pm »
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« Reply #1033 on: April 11, 2018, 09:51:29 am »
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What's wrong with The National Anthem?

I just read the plot summary on Wikipedia, and the answer is everything. Everything is wrong with that.
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« Reply #1034 on: April 11, 2018, 10:25:54 am »
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What's wrong with The National Anthem?

I just read the plot summary on Wikipedia, and the answer is everything. Everything is wrong with that.

The story is icky, but what impressed me about that episode is the gravity they gave the situation. It's totally absurd, but they still handled the kidnapping as a very serious event. It was the reaction to the events that made the episode so good. Initial disbelief and then the oh shit moments.

And then there's the reaction from the hoi polloi. At first, they were razzing a political figure. But when it actually happened, it turned into a case of be careful what you wish for. The reality of it hit them, and it wasn't so risible anymore. I mean, as much as I hate Trump, if he were ever in that situation and televised, I'd be feeling sorry for him too.

Not my favorite episode, but it is a fascinating look at public figures and how people view them. Even if it is super gross.
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