Creepy and mysterious, building up to a thrilling and fun conclusion. Seeing Wesley back is divisive for many as it does seem that people generally hate his character, but I find him to be a welcome return. Wil Wheaton was definitely better in the role from season 3 onward, and the older he got the better he seemed to fit.
The story is pure silly entertainment, but it's seeing the characters I know acting so differently to usual which creates a sort of fascination as I watch. And it's a really subtle thing, as they just carry on as if nothing is wrong... although of course it's always going to be uncomfortable when the actors are essentially pretending to have orgasms throughout the episode. It's also unforgivable that the game itself looks so laughably bad, even for 1991 standards.
Ashley Judd is rather charming, a shame she never comes back again, and I like the fact that the geeks work together to save the day. The Lefler Laws are pretty dumb, though. It would have been interesting to see what effect the game would have had on Guinan who is usually wise to things, but she's conveniently absent for this one.
Another Wesley-Crusher-to-the-rescue episode. yawn They tried to cover that fact a bit by adding Lefler. But even beside that the whole plot is to obvious. Stupid episode.
One of my favorite episodes of Black MIrror.