Never watched him on telly. Only thing I’ve seen him in was a fairy low rent Irish comedy film called The Stag. Which he was quite funny in. He’s a friend of a friend, though, who I’ve met a few times. So I’m going all in on Team Scott for this one.I absolutely fecking hated his Moriarty. But Fleabag has gone some way to repairing the damage.
Well that might just tell you about the quality of the other two...I did enjoy the first one but I agree with others that there was no real point in the end, I mean, it all worked out pretty well for them. I also thought the fights themselves were pretty cool with the CGI attached.
Funny to see it slated on here when it's probably been the best reviewed one so far, guess that's Black Mirror for you.
It's utterly abysmal. I haven't watched the first two but if that is your hope for redemption, err I dunno.Well that might just tell you about the quality of the other two...
Smithereen is definitely pretty average too. It's almost pulled off by an excellent performance from Andrew Scott, but its message whilst undoubtedly true felt too flimsy to carry an hour long episode.
Here's hoping Ashley Too can redeem the season.
I'd be interested in your opinion once you've seen the others. I enjoyed it, not up to the standards of BM at its best, but a decent enough episode.It's utterly abysmal. I haven't watched the first two but if that is your hope for redemption, err I dunno.
This.Alright season overall, not their best but always watchable at the very worst.
Episode 1: Thought there was some interesting stuff conceptually insofar as how entering your character in a VR game like that could potentially impact sexuality - i.e. that it's perhaps possible to emotionally love someone but not be physically attracted to them...unless they then become a woman. And how the guys mate seemed to not view himself as gay in spite of what he was doing. But it felt like they were fitting the concept around the characters as opposed to the other way round, which is never generally a good idea...the only character I thought worked was the wife, but then that was because her conflict felt more universal and almost disconnected from the VR game, even if that was what was driving it.
Episode 2: Really liked this one - not necessarily doing anything new but told an interesting story that managed to mesh together satire and dramatic tension well. Andrew Scott was terrific. Some of the police characters felt like something out of The Bill but the sheer volume of police/social media characters being thrown at us made me think that was almost intentional in how shallow and predictable they were in such a scenario.
Episode 3: Fine as an idea but they had no idea what tone they were going for. Veers from an interesting look at a lonely girl connecting to something that's fundamentally false and marketed towards her sadness, to a weird sort of heist comedy that still had undertones of horror at the same time. For as much as Brooker's capable of great comedy the jokes here fell really flat. And the ending was patently ridiculous. But Miley Cyrus did an alright job.