Black Mirror: 10 Unpopular Opinions (According To Reddit) Black Mirror, Netflix”s tech-dread and sci-fi acquisition from Channel 4, generated some divisive opinions over at Reddit.
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Netflix”s Black Mirror is one of those shows people can”t wait to talk to others about. Its very premise is created to intrigue and provoke thought and discussion, which is exactly what many fans have taken to after the fifth season”s finale.
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Some Redditors pass the time by remembering all the thought-provoking ideas the show”s given them. Naturally, there were a lot of unpopular ones among them, which include controversial and debatable opinions.
Beginning with u/sj2902″s unpopular opinion: “series 3 and 4 are just pale in comparison to the first two. After it got picked up, styles of writers, runners, and general themes changed a bit.”
There”s clearly some truth behind it. Since Netflix took over, the show tends to experiment with different and innovative approaches that kind of change the dark tone of the first two seasons. But, while it isn”t necessarily a bad thing for the majority of fans, some of them prefer Channel 4″s Black Mirror segments more.
Even though “Hang the DJ” and “Black Museum” are among the top three Black Mirror episodes by rating, apparently, their optimism wasn”t something fans expected or wanted. According to thanatos388, “happy endings in S4 are either just meaningless or incredibly contrived” which makes this segment “the weakest season by far”. Similar to this comment, Jack9 posted: “Season 4 has been a massive disappointment.” And, to make matters worse, even his girlfriend lost interest in watching — which is never a good thing.
It might sound like a fact, but a bunch of fans didn”t cherish the more cheerful approach of season 5. In contrast to the previous series, this one seems like a breath of fresh air that doesn”t inspire nightmares about the dark side of humanity or technology. To illustrate, Reddit user MakeupandFlipcup really liked it: “I laughed a few times and didn”t have to watch cartoons afterward lol! It still kept with the theme of what if technology goes a bit too far? without being super dark or cringy.”
7 Fifteen Million Merits Is Uninteresting
Firewall245 posted: “I hated 15 million merits. My dad and I watched it and it was probably the most boring thing we have sat through.” Furthermore, Sssara_i agreed with his uncommon opinion adding it was indeed really dull “except for the shard of glass part.”
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So maybe it”s not the most popular Black Mirror installment, but it did earn quite positive reviews — especially for Daniel Kaluuya”s and Jessica Brown-Findlay”s performances. After all, people can imagine why the story about the community that cycles all day long can sound uninteresting.
Although it ranks poorly among the series” other episodes, a few Reddit users adored “Men Against Fire” a lot. No doubt, hexensabbat explained it best: “It”s a simple but relevant, poignant story and the ending always hits me right in the gut.” And while the most common criticism on it is about being too cliché, it looks like the minority of fans consider its storyline highly affecting and one of the best of the third season.
5 Playtest Is Quite Bad
It seems that many Reddit users have problems with this season 3 installment. KillerCloud255 sums them all up: “Playtest isn”t very good. The twists are obvious, the character annoying, and the scares minimal at best.” But, even though this top-rated episode did receive negative comments on its plot, it was also nominated for a couple of prestigious awards. Besides that, Wyatt Russel”s performance as Cooper was positively received.
“Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too” is the lowest-rated Black Mirror episode on IMDb but, as it appears, some people really like it. For instance, u/davey_mann shared his thoughts on Reddit, claiming, “I loved Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too. Now one of my favorites of the series. Miley Cyrus was awesome playing multiple roles.”
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Regardless of the general judgment, along with vastly unfavorable criticism, it”s nice to know this thought-provoking segment has loyal fans who find it quite interesting and amusing.
3 The Waldo Moment Is Underrated
When compared with the rest of Black Mirror segments, “The Waldo Moment” is certainly one of the least favorite. Yet, several fans think the opposite about the story of an unsuccessful comedian who runs for office as a blue animated bear named Waldo. For example, u/Gravelsteak believes that it is “an incredible episode and highly underrated for no reason.” As it turns out, some other Reddit users agree with that point of view claiming it to be one of their best-loved episodes.
Despite the fact that “San Junipero” is one of the best-rated Black Mirror episodes (according to IMDb), there are so many unpopular opinions related to it. Most of them, like a Reddit user who has since deleted their account, claim that “San Junipero is extremely overrated.”
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In other words, while fans generally think its scenario about immortality and love is great, some of them see it as a boring story that doesn”t fit well in a gloomy Black Mirror universe.
1 Bandersnatch Is Boring
Imagine watching a movie that grants the viewer an interactive experience of making their own choices for the main character — in this case, it”s the programmer Stefan Butler (portrayed by Fionn Whitehead). Sounds fun, doesn”t it? However, few users mentioned in a Reddit thread that Bandersnatch was “boring” and “a huge waste of time.” Although this Black Mirror episode did receive mainly negative comments on it”s “barely interesting” characters, it still sounds like an overall surprising opinion of a Bandersnatch that won the 2019 Emmy Award for Outstanding TV Movie.
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