Erin Edwards
Staff Reporter
January 19, 2017


1. Black Museum – A woman enters the Black Museum, where the owner tells his stories relating to the artifacts. This episode included references to many of 
Screen Shot 2018-01-11 at 12.54.11 PMthe previous episodes plus three new stories, mimicking the style of White Christmas from season one with stories that were even more creative and innovative. The episode was able to provide action packed but also emotional scenes. The closing of the episode was quite shocking and seemed to wrap up the season nicely, incorporating features from each of the stories.

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2. USS Callister – A woman wakes up on Screen Shot 2018-01-11 at 12.47.53 PMa Star Trek-esque ship where the crew praise their all knowing and fearless captain. The inner-nerd in all audience members was embraced as engines were set at warp speed ahead. The episode was fast paced and kept the watcher on the edge of their seat as they watched cheesy acting and messy relationships unfold on screen.

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3. Arkangel – After nearly losing her Screen Shot 2018-01-11 at 12.47.09 PMdaughter, a mother invests in a new technology that allows her to keep track of the young girl. The episodes explore the boundaries of parental supervision over their teenagers as the teens learn independence and how to take care of themselves. The story is relatable to teens and parents as they learn how to co-exist without crossing boundaries. 

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4. Hang the DJ – Paired up by a dating Screen Shot 2018-01-11 at 12.52.57 PMprogram that puts an expiration date on all relationships, Frank and Amy soon begin to question the system’s logic. After watching the two meet in the beginning of the episode, it is terrible to witness their unrequited love as they cycle through short- and long-term partners. This is one of few episodes with a presumably happy ending. 

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5. Crocodile – After accidentally killing a young man, two friends work to cover their tracks. It works for fifteen years, until one of them must make amends and confess to their crime. From smiling one minuteScreen Shot 2018-01-11 at 12.50.08 PM to crying the next, the episode had an abundance of emotions while anxiously wondering what will happen next. The darkness and unrealistic nature of the episode saved the plot from flopping and turning into a cheesy murder mystery. 

 

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6. Metalhead – In the post-apocalyptic landscape of the Scottish Moors, a woman attempts to survive the land full of “dogs”. The director decided to strip the episode of color, variety in characters, and backstory to overemphasize the dystopia style of Black Mirror.  The lack of detail left the episode with no plot, and it felt like watching screen-shot-2018-01-11-at-12-51-26-pm-e1516385476969.pngwoman, the only character to be seen after the first ten minutes, run around a forest for an hour, an hour that one will never get back. The antagonist were robotic “dogs” that shot trackers into humans in order to find and kill them which seemed pointless and leaves the audience thinking, “What did I just watch?”

 

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