Black Mirror: Season 5 Reviews

  • Jan 07, 2019

    After 4 seasons, I would say the series has been hit or miss. But for the most part entertaining. I like the premise of tech gone wrong being sometimes tragic and sometimes funny and often downright strange. I love anthology series' with a different cast of characters every week. I find it exciting to meet new characters, though I'm sure it is a challenge for the story to introduce new characters all the time AND tell a story. That's why this series is so appealing, they have done a good job. I am looking forward to Season 5.

    After 4 seasons, I would say the series has been hit or miss. But for the most part entertaining. I like the premise of tech gone wrong being sometimes tragic and sometimes funny and often downright strange. I love anthology series' with a different cast of characters every week. I find it exciting to meet new characters, though I'm sure it is a challenge for the story to introduce new characters all the time AND tell a story. That's why this series is so appealing, they have done a good job. I am looking forward to Season 5.

  • Dec 28, 2018

    i genuinely disliked this. I went in with an open mind, in fact I was excited to try a storytelling format that was pretty new to me, and I trusted that the Black Mirror crew would do it justice. I ended up just being bored most of the time. It felt way too obvious to me. Within the first twenty minutes or so I knew exactly what it was going for and where the plot would eventually lead me regardless of whatever choices I made. That isn't something I want or expect from a series like Black Mirror. If I wanted to play a video game with branching paths, there are plenty of options for me to do so. Those are some of my favorite types of videogames, even, but mixing that with a somewhat straightforward narrative didn't really work. Instead of being an interesting experiment in storytelling, it just comes off as a weird interactive video that I ultimately do not have that much control over. The fact that it stopped the story and made me go back several times was incredibly frustrating. I understand the point of it, but as a film that is supposed to have an engaging narrative this did not work for me in the slightest. I was constantly pulled out of my immersion by the often superficial choices I was faced with. I couldn't get invested in the characters or the path Stefan was going down, because often when it was just getting interesting it would divert me back to something I had already done, just to choose the option I avoided previously. At the end of the day I want to see a film with engaging characters that sweeps me away to a point where I get caught up in the story and the world it takes place in. With this, I just felt like I was biding my time until the next decision came up, hoping I picked the right one that wouldn't end in a total waste of time.

    i genuinely disliked this. I went in with an open mind, in fact I was excited to try a storytelling format that was pretty new to me, and I trusted that the Black Mirror crew would do it justice. I ended up just being bored most of the time. It felt way too obvious to me. Within the first twenty minutes or so I knew exactly what it was going for and where the plot would eventually lead me regardless of whatever choices I made. That isn't something I want or expect from a series like Black Mirror. If I wanted to play a video game with branching paths, there are plenty of options for me to do so. Those are some of my favorite types of videogames, even, but mixing that with a somewhat straightforward narrative didn't really work. Instead of being an interesting experiment in storytelling, it just comes off as a weird interactive video that I ultimately do not have that much control over. The fact that it stopped the story and made me go back several times was incredibly frustrating. I understand the point of it, but as a film that is supposed to have an engaging narrative this did not work for me in the slightest. I was constantly pulled out of my immersion by the often superficial choices I was faced with. I couldn't get invested in the characters or the path Stefan was going down, because often when it was just getting interesting it would divert me back to something I had already done, just to choose the option I avoided previously. At the end of the day I want to see a film with engaging characters that sweeps me away to a point where I get caught up in the story and the world it takes place in. With this, I just felt like I was biding my time until the next decision came up, hoping I picked the right one that wouldn't end in a total waste of time.

  • Dec 28, 2018

    Very disappointed with this. It felt like a waste of my time choosing trivial unnessary options like cereal. I wish they would have taken the same approach as previous seasons.

    Very disappointed with this. It felt like a waste of my time choosing trivial unnessary options like cereal. I wish they would have taken the same approach as previous seasons.

  • Dec 28, 2018

    Black Mirror has outdone itself with this interactive episode... It really messes with your mind with a very interesting and clever idea. It's just mindblowing! Decisions, fate, control... mysterious themes as ever!

    Black Mirror has outdone itself with this interactive episode... It really messes with your mind with a very interesting and clever idea. It's just mindblowing! Decisions, fate, control... mysterious themes as ever!

  • Dec 04, 2018

    Has there ever been a series this good for this long? The talent on both sides of the camera is astonishing. What sets it apart from it's (wannabe) peers is that it assumes a level of sophistication in the viewer. Instead of bogging itself down in contrived exposition, it just let's you get on with it. So in a nutshell, if you're a massive thickie give it a miss and watch Travelers or The Haunting of Hill House instesd. Bless yer.

    Has there ever been a series this good for this long? The talent on both sides of the camera is astonishing. What sets it apart from it's (wannabe) peers is that it assumes a level of sophistication in the viewer. Instead of bogging itself down in contrived exposition, it just let's you get on with it. So in a nutshell, if you're a massive thickie give it a miss and watch Travelers or The Haunting of Hill House instesd. Bless yer.