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Top 5 Black Mirror Episodes
« on: March 17, 2017, 03:50:16 PM »
I confess: this poll was created for purely selfish reasons. I have just started watching Black Mirror and would like to know which episodes I should prioritize. I cannot guarantee I will watch them all. My hope is that the series' fans will post entire rankings of the episodes they've seen.
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Re: Top 5 Black Mirror Episodes
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2017, 05:24:13 PM »
x-mas special

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Re: Top 5 Black Mirror Episodes
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 08:04:19 PM »
Most disagree with me about White Bear, so consider that with my Ranking.

White Bear
Hated in the Nation
San Junipero
Fifteen Million Merits

Shut Up and Dance
White Christmas
The Entire History of You
Be Right Back

Nosedive
The National Anthem
Playtest

Men Against Fire
The Waldo Moment



The Black Mirror thread is full of ranking because there's little agreement on the best ones. Here are how some major publications ranked the last 6 episodes.

According to USA Today:
6. 'Shut Up and Dance'
5. 'Men Against Fire'
4. 'Playtest'
3. 'Nosedive'
2. 'Hated in the Nation'
1. 'San Junipero'

According to The Independent:
6. 'Men Against Fire'
5. 'San Junipero'
4. 'Playtest'
3. 'Hated in the Nation'
2. 'Nosedive'
1.  'Shut Up and Dance'

According to Variety:
6. Hated in the Nation
5. Shut Up and Dance
4. Nosedive
3. San Junipero
2. Playtest
1. Men Against Fire


Anyway... back into the show!

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Re: Top 5 Black Mirror Episodes
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2017, 03:58:09 PM »
It's been a while since I've seen the first two seasons but as far as I can recall:

1. The Entire History of You
2. San Junipero
3. Nosedive
4. White Christmas
5. Be Right Back
6. Fifteen Million Merits
7. Hated in the Nation
8. The National Anthem
9. White Bear
10. Shut Up and Dance
11. Men Against Fire
12. The Waldo Moment

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Re: Top 5 Black Mirror Episodes
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2017, 06:52:06 AM »
White Bear
Hated in the Nation
San Junipero

I am mixed about Hated in the Nation because although it is the best watch, it is also less interesting in its sci-fi components than the other episodes. All its commentary value is contemporary instead of predictive. The technologies it invents have less to do with ethical questions than solving immediate social concerns and then integrating that into the plot. San Junipero on the other hand is less entertaining but raises the kind of questions I went into Black Mirror for.
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Re: Top 5 Black Mirror Episodes
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2017, 10:18:48 AM »
Men Against Fire

Did you not like the story or what it had to say?
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Re: Top 5 Black Mirror Episodes
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2017, 10:47:00 AM »
I found what it had to say blaringly obvious. I guess it inside of 5 minutes, then I discovered I was right. The story is thin beyond that metaphor, not even enough to sustain 50 minutes.

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Re: Top 5 Black Mirror Episodes
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2017, 10:48:22 AM »
Agreed.
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Re: Top 5 Black Mirror Episodes
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2017, 10:41:54 PM »
Season 4 complete

White Bear
Hated in the Nation
USS Callister
San Junipero
Fifteen Million Merits
Hang the DJ

Shut Up and Dance
White Christmas
The Entire History of You
Be Right Back

Nosedive
The National Anthem
Black Museum
Arkangel
Playtest
Crocodile

Men Against Fire
Metalhead
The Waldo Moment

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Re: Top 5 Black Mirror Episodes
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2017, 06:23:09 AM »
I haven't even started it yet.
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