Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Black Mirror

Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,652
Poor Kenny
This was sort of a repeat of White Bear, to me. That show us the horrible, inhumane treatment someone gets at the hands of mob justice, get us to basically shout at the tv "That should never happen to anyone!" Then they show us the protagonist was worse than we ever imagined and dare us to change our minds.

Comments

  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,570
    edited February 2017
    Yeah, I agree, it was a repeat of the White Bear episode. Except that it felt a lot more real and credible. By the way, my mind doesn't change. I find the people who are doing that more disgusting than the criminals they are punishing.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,570
    Probably because I don't think that punishment is the same thing as justice.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,570
    edited February 2017
    About the third season... Loved the first one, the third (Kenny's episode) was pretty good, albeit kind of a repeat. I thought the second one was the weakest of all the Black Mirror episodes I've seen so far. I haven't seen the other ones yet.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,652
    San Junipero (the 4th ep) is the best one this season, probably because it breaks the mold of what Black Mirror is/can be.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,570
    edited February 2017
    I think that both the White Bear episode and the Kenny episode are Brooker's way of both protesting and satirizing the mass-panic involving pedophilia that periodically makes a large proportion of the UK go bananas.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,652
    I think in case of White Bear, at least, that one was more about shaming/mob justice.

    I can maybe see that with Shut Up and Dance though. Especially since they kind of foreshadowed he was a pedophile.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,570
    I remember that, back in the early naughts, british tabloids were naming "known pedophiles".

    Ok, I checked it:
    The Rupert Murdoch-owned News of the World, Britain's biggest-selling newspaper, launched a campaign two weeks ago to "name and shame" known pedophiles after the murder in July of 8-year-old Sarah Payne in West Sussex. The murder attracted national attention.

    The Sunday newspaper published the names and addresses--and in some cases the photographs--of 83 people, two of whom turned out to be dead and two still in prison.

    It suspended its campaign July 30 after several men were wrongly targeted by vigilantes and a mob of 150 people staged a near-riot outside the Portsmouth home of convicted pedophile Victor Burnett, 53, a former taxi driver accused of abusing 140 children.
    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2000-08-08/news/0008080339_1_pedophile-probation-officers-murder-last-year
Sign In or Register to comment.