Black Mirror (2011– )
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In a seaside town in 1987, a shy young woman and an outgoing party girl strike up a powerful bond that seems to defy the laws of space and time.

Director:

Owen Harris

Writer:

Charlie Brooker
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Gugu Mbatha-Raw ... Kelly Booth
Mackenzie Davis ... Yorkie
Denise Burse ... Elder Kelly
Raymond McAnally ... Greg
Gavin Stenhouse ... Wes
Cheryl Anderson Cheryl Anderson ... Laura
Jackson Bews ... Harvey
Annabel Davis Annabel Davis ... Elder Yorkie
Billy Griffin Jr. ... Davis (as Billy Griffin Jr)
Paul Kitson ... Barman (as Paul Lawrence Kitson)
Jeff Mash Jeff Mash ... Doctor
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Storyline

In a seaside town in 1987, a shy young woman and an outgoing party girl strike up a powerful bond that seems to defy the laws of space and time.

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

House Of Tomorrow See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Trivia

Very early on in the episode we see Mackenzie Davis playing coin-op video games in the eighties which the she is also seen doing in the beginning of series Halt and Catch Fire (2014) See more »

Goofs

Near the end, when Yorkie is driving the convertible while "Heaven Is A Place On Earth" is playing, she is driving from the left hand side of the car in all close ups, but is clearly on the right hand side of the vehicle during the aerial long shot driving down the highway. See more »

Quotes

Greg: We got a pastor coming tomorrow a.m., and then she's scheduled to pass tomorrow afternoon.
Elder Kelly: "Scheduled to pass." Let's just call it dying.
Greg: If you can call it dying.
Elder Kelly: Uploaded to the cloud, sounds like heaven.
Greg: I guess.
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Connections

References The Bourne Identity (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Need You Tonight
Written by Andrew Farriss and Michael Hutchence
Performed by INXS
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Wow..
28 October 2016 | by StroudwesSee all my reviews

I usually prefer to watch movies over shows usually due to the time commitment which is why I probably have enjoyed Black Mirror so much recently. The first two seasons definitely had its high points however some episodes for me were just bland. However now that Netflix got a hold of it for Season 3 it seems that the production quality jumped along with having more fully realized ideas in the episodes. This particular episode stood out to me in a mostly perfect season.

Everything about this episode was well thought out from the casting to the pacing and plot. If you just watched the first 10 minutes of this episode it very well seems like it comes out of the 80's. The music, clothes, and neon of the era is perfectly captured. However there is so many subtle things being planted for the viewer that what may start to feel like a slow burn is actually just them just adding many layers.

I really appreciated the way this episode was shot the cinematography deserves an award alone. I would be remiss not to mention the LBGT relationship that is the centerpiece of this episode. What at first felt kinda cliché' became something very elegant. If you're showing someone Black Mirror for the first time, an they happen not to be homophobic, I would show them this episode.. Bar none.


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