Black Mirror (2011– )
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When withdrawn Kenny stumbles headlong into an online trap, he is quickly forced into an uneasy alliance with shifty Hector, both at the mercy of persons unknown.

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... Kenny
... Hector
Susannah Doyle ... Blackmailed Woman
Frankie Wilson ... Tom
Jimmy Roye-Dunne ... Red
... Melissa
Sarah Beck Mather ... Restaurant Mother
Beatrice Robertson-Jones ... Restaurant Daughter
Maya Gerber ... Lindsay
... Sandra
... Moped Man
Mariam Haque ... Petrol Station Attendant
... Karen
Nicola Sloane ... Bank Clerk
... The Man in the Woods
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When withdrawn Kenny stumbles headlong into an online trap, he is quickly forced into an uneasy alliance with shifty Hector, both at the mercy of persons unknown.

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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21 October 2016 (USA)  »

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Trivia

On Kenny's laptop appears a sticker of Waldo from season two, episode three. See more »

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In the opening scene, when the woman parks her Volvo wagon and leaves it, the car is neatly within the lines. When the two guys take it, the car is now parked over the line. See more »

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Karen: What did you do, Kenny?
Karen: That you've been looking at kids!
Karen: And Lindsey saw it.
Karen: There's a video of you.
Karen: All of her friends have got it!
Karen: Kids, Kenny! Tell me that's not true!
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References Black Mirror: White Christmas (2014) See more »

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Exit Music (for a Film)
Written by Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Colin Greenwood, Phil Selway
Performed by Radiohead
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Has some great tension, though it lacks a clear message.
22 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

I don't really get what the message of this episode is. I suppose that it serves as a sort of cautionary tale for the use of computers, but it lacks the biting satire and moral questions that previous seasons of Black Mirror have had. Also, the ending felt a little bit random to me. However, despite the fact that the story appears to have little point, it is a very well told story. It is tense, gripping, and will keep you guessing until the end. It may have been one of the most enjoyable episodes of the season for me, even if I find some aspects of it to be objectively weak.

The episode is about a teen who is hacked and then blackmailed into doing increasingly crazy things. It is not a particularly original story, but it is well told. The intensity builds nicely throughout.


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