Black Mirror S03E03
An under 2000 character Review on Anthologies. Number 10, Black Mirror S03E03 – Shut Up and Dance – Directed By: James Watkins – Written By: William Bridges and Charlie Brooker – Release Date: 10/21/2016. Originally Posted on 6/19/2020.
Black Mirror is a UK retelling, of sorts, of the Twilight Zone. Most of the
episodes have to do with humanity or the dark sides of humanity in relation
to modern society, technological advancements and media/social media
sensationalism aka what I call “POOP Culture.”
AND finally, we get to the meat of it… The Seven Deadly Sins… Where
nothing you do in the technologically advanced present-day is safe, a
secret, just you and your thoughts? All your dark secrets can come to
A boy’s Internet sex session gets recorded on the laptop cam. A man who
lies, cheats, steals gets busted with a hooker. All from an anonymous
hacker who has them running around town doing tasks. Some seem unimportant
whereas others are downright illegal and later immoral.
Some of us that lived through the childhood of public INTERNET know that
people; posted, uploaded, downloaded, said, wrote, search for some: SHADY
ASS STUFF THAT NO ONE WANTS OUT TO SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY. It’s probably
there on some outdated server that just stores sheets and sheets of basic
text for other baby AI’s to search for keywords and/or phrases.
Nothing you did or do is secret or private… Scary shit… You feel for
the two main characters, at first. Then you find out what they are willing
to do to keep their secrets safe. I started to think there was something
wrong if people are willing to do things “way above” their usual behavior
patterns, just out of a threat.
By the end, you realize both these guys are serious pieces of shit. They
totally deserve this and it does get worse for them. It is all about the
build-up of the tension, which was pretty solid in this episode, its all
about that actually. If you are a shady person that does things in the
shadows and you get caught, take note.
The people that caught you, regardless of price, will NOT let you go or
out. You are their puppet, which is the best justice of all…