100-Word Review: “Black Mirror – 15 Million Merits”

The first ep strayed into soapboxery, the second’s planted itself there. Granted, the story of a future where people spend their lives building points to enter reality competitions is going to be somewhat alien. But as protagonist Bing stood in front of the judges on “Hot Shot” and poured his venom at a society gone wrong (in revenge for his love’s descent from singer to pornstar) you could practically smell Charlie Brooker hovering over his laptop: “this’ll show those ITV fucks.” Beautifully directed and realised, but only okay satire at the cost of good – or emotionally connected – sci-fi.

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About alfla

Playwright, screenwriter, sometime improv enthusiast and full-time television lover. You know, in THAT way.
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