When you invoke the name of show that still maintains it's status as one of the most original things ever shown on the silver screen then you are already setting yourself up for failure.
The New show is a slow burn with each episode clocking in an hour AND YET they actually fail to get to the main point, properly introduced the characters, create atmosphere until the half way point.
If you still care about the episode by then, good for you...
The messages are relevant, "the comedian" which is the pilot deals with over sharing. How much of your life should be public. In a world ruled by social media this should be a universal story.... instead there is a complete disconnect between you and the protagonist because for all he shares you really know nothing about him as a viewer. You also get the sense that they want to distance themselves from black mirror so refuse to go the social media route which just seems like tying your hand behind your back.
The ideas here might be sound but the execution is terrible. Go watch black mirror.
On a personal note :- The Twilight Zone aired over 60 years ago in the late 50s... how does it have the better opening? They attempted to replicate it and it looks so bad, Even parodies attempt some originality! You're the twilight zone, how can you NOT attempt something original?!
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