This is a good Disney movie and a bad Black Mirror episode.

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Black Mirror is slowly loosing is touch. i still remember how scary the 1st 2 seasons were ( and that AWESOME 1ST special - not bandersnatch crappy one ) . that sense of dread when the episodes ended is almost gone from all episodes. it´s not bad, but its not the same.

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While the episode was entertaining, it clearly shows a change in writing that does not fit the Black Mirror style at all. It's as if Netflix doesn't understand what the show is about. Where are the questions? Where is the unease?

They could have gone with the same idea in a different order and it would have felt more like Black Mirror: start off with the hologram, then throw in the doll, and slowly uncover what's behind it all and how messed up it is. Same story, different order, classic Black Mirror feel.

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Best episode of the season, but easily the worst season so far. Unrestrained Ashley/Ashley Too was the only convincing part of the show.

Does this make me a Miley fan now?

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loved the ending.
fuck POP!

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That was too optimistic for a Black Mirror... but I enjoyed it a lot for some reason. It was fun

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Frankly, I liked this episode.

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While I fault many Black Mirror episodes for not properly looking at the implications of the technology presented this one probably takes the cake... Transferring the consciousness AND reading brainwaves just used in the entertainment field as mere plot-device for a Disney-story. Expectations subverted I guess?

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Season 4 was boring, this one started even worse, and now this crap? Black Mirror is dead, unfortunately.

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This episode of Hannah Montana looks great

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Here's my theory about this episode. Charlie Brooker originally wrote this episode with a huge dose of cynical irony. It was, I expect, an absolutely epic masterwork of brutal satire. Brooker's original intent was to ridicule all the saccharine-sweet Disney television shows, and brutally mock all the contradictory messaging in feel-good pop culture. Except, somewhere along the line, through script rewrites and network meddling and the involvement of Miley Cyrus, this episode was stripped of its cynicism and irony, and it totally became an episode of a Disney television show.

Not only is this the least 'Black Mirror' episode of 'Black Mirror', it's also the least Charlie Brooker thing to have his until-now-distinguished name attached to it. If you've ever seen a single episode of 'Charlie Brooker's Screen Wipe' you know he actually delights in savagely tearing apart bad, contrived television like this.¹ I choose to believe my above theory because it's nicer than believing that Charlie Brooker is a sellout.


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genuinely didn't know where the story was going, lots of unexpected turns. great way to start the season.

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It's not too much Black Mirror (the doll had bigger potential in that direction), and it played like a "It's hard to be rich and famous" story for a bit, but it turned into something surprisingly weird and fun. It's not the usual perfectly executed gut punch like the episode with the bees, but I found it quite enjoyable nonetheless.

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Such a good episode. Not a big fan of Miley Cyrus, but this must have felt cathartic. After two really lame first episodes in the 5th season, this is the Black Mirror, as I like it. Great concept. Great cast. Great execution. It doesn't have to be dark, it just needs to turn the technology/human equation on its head. I give this episode an 8 (great) out of 10.

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Well, that was fun. And it had an unconditional happy ending.
So it was nothing like a Black Mirror episode is supposed to feel like.

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Well, that's it huh? I thought that they had gotten that "Bandersnatch" incident out of their system and would have gotten back to the real thought provoking stuff. This episode, while entertaining (kinda) definitely didn't push any of the "what if" buttons. Time to go back and re-watch the early seasons and enjoy the mind stimulating creativity we had been accustomed to.

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I think we can place this season in the category "My first Black Mirror", the Black Mirror for people who haven't seen much.
The pacing in this episode is completely off. We spend half of the episode living through Miley Cyrus' life until something finally ends up that might be promising. Instead of going shock and awe we slowly drudge through an agonising "let's explain this for you" scene.
By this time I was bored out of my mind and it didn't get any better.

I'm sure you're doing a good job when you're yelling "MAKE IT STOP" in your head the whole time you're watching something.
I almost turned it off... but you don't leave church before the fat... corpulent... body-positive lady sings imo. I managed to get to the end... I'll by crying in the toilet for the next hour.

PS. Worst Nine Inch Nails cover EVER.
PPS As if Miley... sorry Ashley O didn't have a dick in her ass before... RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT... Sure.
PPPS And yeah, i'm sure the audience will be gawking at certain parts with their phones

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Apparently, critics are slamming this episode. Does it have a few problems? Is it "silly" at times? Yes. But it's not a trainwreck like some are saying. It has heart, something to say, and is a fun episode. Charlie Booker specifically said Season 5 would be lighter, so that explains why at least this episode in particular isn't as dark as episodes in the past.

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This was the best episode of the season, it even had a conclusion!

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Goofy, yet totally enjoyable. Miley Cyrus did a good job. I heard the main song she sings was made just for the episode. Which is a lie. It’s a Pop version of the Nine Inch Nails song Head Like a Hole.

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Some good casting -- adorkably sweet Rachel and evil Catherine, in particular -- makes up for some, but not all, of the wild inconsistencies in the quality of the narrative. The plot holes and moments of sheer stupidity are breathtaking at times and the end result is an impression that someone thought that Miley could carry this one on her own in spite of the bad writing. She did a solid job, though, and that exit song was particularly impressive.

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This is not a Black Mirror episode, this is just some Stupid Shit! This 5th season is a mistake I guess. Black Mirror used to have stories, realism, and sense. This episode is like just made for the sake of giving the audience something to watch in the name of Black Mirror.

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At least this wasn't completely horrible. To think that THIS would end up being the least shitty episode of this season is saying something.

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The only way I could finish this episode was while being on my tablet at the same time.

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Loved the episode. It's unfortunate how everyone seems to dislike it because it's not the old Black Mirror. I get it but doesn't turn this great episode of television into a bad one.

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this is not b.m. but just a teen movie

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RACHEL, JACK AND ASHLEY TOO
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Yes, the first half was a bit slow, but overall I enjoyed it.
I don't understand the bad Reviews for the Episode.
Miley Cyrus was great in the role.
Her struggle with Ashley O was believable and not just because of Hannah Montana.
We all wanted to see Ashley Fuckn O! XD

The technology for those concerts was cool, but without the Artist it isn't a Live concert!
Simple as that.
The Ending was Disney-esque, but Black Mirror is allowed to do that once in a while.
It does fit to the Story.
The Ashley Too with the A-Sticker and everything^^

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This one felt somewhat familiar though. #FreeBritney

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For having some sinister undertones at the beginning, this ends up being one of the least Black Mirror-esque episodes ever. Its messiness is part of the charm for me though, where it always threatens to go to some place darker, then only to swerve and go with something outrageous(ly fun) instead. Feels like there's some parody of a Disney-esque story Miley Cyrus (who's quite good and really fun) might do in her early career going on, but on the surface fun alone (the doll unfiltered, the over-the-top villain), I have a good time with this.

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Silly annoying teen-like episode. Maybe the worst episode in Black Mirror stuff.

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it was basically a boring cheesy overdone piece of media until about 40 minutes in when it suddenly decided do get descent, and i wil admit, there was some pretty solid scenes... it just wasn't enough to justify the overall unoriginality of the rest pf the episode. Furthermore, once it was finally really on, it still managed to fall flat once and again... i mean, a 4 is a pretty undeserved rating for the whole episode, but i'm giving props to the original material we still got.

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black mirror turned into a child/elderly on the nose show

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Loved this episode. Very weird themes that work well and the satisfying end was icing on the cake. Definitely my favorite of Season 5.

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