Black Mirror (2011– )
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San Junipero 

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.







Episode cast overview:
... Kelly Booth
... Yorkie
... Elder Kelly
... Greg
... Wes
Cheryl Anderson ... Laura
... Harvey
Annabel Davis ... Elder Yorkie
... Davis (as Billy Griffin Jr)
... Barman (as Paul Lawrence Kitson)
Jeff Mash ... Doctor


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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21 October 2016 (USA)  »

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2.20 : 1
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Although meant to represent a Californian beach town, San Junipero was actually shot in Cape Town, South Africa. As was another in Season 3, Nosedive. See more »


In 1987, when Yorkie goes to the Quagmire, the Pixies song Something Against You is playing. The song wasn't released until 1988. However, San Junipero was not primarily intended to be scrupulously free of anachronisms; as a place where the elderly and dying can go to relive fond memories of their youth, recreating the overall look, sound and feel of the era would be much more important than making sure everything was pinpoint accurate. See more »


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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References The Lost Boys (1987) See more »


Written by Alanis Morissette and Glen Ballard
Performed by Alanis Morissette
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28 October 2016 | by See 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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