A profound and moving meditation on grief, with an understated but gripping performance by 'Agent Carter's Hayley Atwell. The entire 'Black Mirror' series should be required viewing for anyone interested in the intersection of humanity and tech.
Loved this episode. The final scene should've been cut though.
If you liked BRB, do try to catch the movie Her which explores kinda the same plot but from a different angle. Here the main character (a woman) was already in love and hence the AI was competing in a way. In the movie, the main character (a guy) meets the new AI and gets reeled into a relationship (if we can call that) with her.
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Great Acting! Great Story!
After loosing someone you should think twice if you want him back THAT way!
I thought she would kill herself in the end... Luckily she didn't!
But it was not less horrifying! O.oJust to keep him for the daughter...Scary!
This was a fabulous episode. It was really thought provoking. Loved how they proved that no amount of technology will ever replace human interaction.
I am unable to say anything except that it is terribly sad... I am already depressed enough, and this show is making it worse than it is.
The most unbelievable thing from the show so far is when she asked him where he learned how to have sex and do it like that because she was really into it and him saying he learned it watching porn. Come on, men in porn have NO IDEA how to please a woman.
This is just plain sad.
Wow, wot a mind-fook!
I hated the ending, but the rest was good. I definitely don't wanna replace someone I love, it seems disrespectful to ever think that a machine could replace someone I love.
How can I play it?
The bathtub scene scared the shit out of me.
Interesting episode; reminded me of Bicentennial Man (1999) with Robin Williams and even the main actress in both look alike. Although I disagree on the technology portrayed in this near-futuristic setting. The handset she was using and the laptop are very dated if this was the case. By the time custom home AI, especially one this so far in advance, becomes available like this, we should already be using holographic screens/projectors; yet there's no representation of that in this setting. The point really is more in the story of how one handles a loss of a loved one using synthetic/technology to fill the void.
P.S. "How Deep Is Your Love" is also my favorite BeeGees song
Really enjoyed this episode. I do have an issue with the second half, I felt that it was just an issue of the tech service not being up to par instead of some deeper emotional problem. This takes away from other paths this scenario could've played out that would've been more dramatic. In the first half, the service seemed to be working well in that mode so was a bit confused why it couldn't transfer over to the second half of the episode.
Other sci-fi films that this episode reminded me of that are worth checking out: - Advantageous- her
It was exceptional till right after the middle. After that it started to going down. And the final scene is... from another episode?
What I really love about these sort of plots is that is not too detach from reality. Well the body was but the conversations and AI chats could be doable next years if not now, but then ethics play an important role... Meh. Good one though very good episode.
My favorite Black Mirror episode of the first two seasons, in part because it takes the complaint I consistently have with the show: the concept and its morality swallowing its human characters whole (and not in a metaphorically fitting way), and reverts that. The technology and the commentary on it are a natural, subtle extension of the story of how grief can stop us from moving forward. Not coincidentally, it also has the most fully fleshed out character, whose agency of choices in her own story make her more than pawns to the plot like most characters in other episodes (only "The National Anthem"'s scale benefits from that kind of inevitability, in my opinion). Of course, it helps that Hayley Atwell is phenomenal in the role, giving each choice of her character's heartbreaking arc full emotional weight. Also nice that even while having the humanism countering the show's nihilism more than usual, the episode still doesn't avoid some disturbing touches here and there, including its ending, which manages to be both beautiful but very chilling.
Cried hard. Hayley Atwell is amazing.
I'm still surprised happens as history and as developed
ثاني حلقه بهالمسلسل تدخل براسي افكار غريبه واتقبلها :(رغم حلاوة الفكرة بس لو كنت بمكانها مستحيل اسويها :(