Seemed mediocre, stupid in parts, even quasi-copied from episode 2 (the speech: badly) at first.
But then it got somewhat interesting. Hang in there, you just might like it, even though the buildup is a lot of tedium.
I like the brief moment of humanity displayed near the end.
I also appreciate the way the show avoids slipping into maudlin sentimentality, instead displaying its statement stubbornly as-is: a “reality” established in the plot outside the realm of right and wrong, what should or should not be.
Your initial guesses, whatever they may be, are probably wrong.
Following the plot I made my own guesses, including one as to the nature of the message. These were challenged by the plot twist, although there remains a certain connection between what I guessed (and what most people will guess) and what actually is happening.
The problem, to me, is that neither during part one (“The Episode”) nor during part two (“The Twist”) was I particularly impressed with the quality of the writing. To say nothing of part three, which is “The Epilogue” but to me could just as easily be labeled “The TV Time Filler”.
This isn’t BAD…don’t get me wrong. But it’s uninspired, at least as compared to the rest.
It is adequately executed competence, nothing more; ‘Black Mirror’s Contractual Obligation Episode’, at least to me.
In the not-too-distant future…
Another small-scale tale attempting to send a large-scale message.
But this one resonates much more than the last because the relationship, even though only briefly established, is completely believable.
And because it raises some really difficult questions – what constitutes reality, and to what extent should we allow ourselves to escape into things other than pure reality, no matter how pleasing or comforting it might be to do so? Especially when such escape sacrifices “real” life.
When does indulgent fantasy become a perversion of real moments…moments that are best remembered as the brief but pure things of beauty that they were, and will in memory always remain?
Better than episode 3, but episode 2 looks more and more like this show’s pinnacle.
In the future, people have immediate access to every memory they’ve ever had. So if the mind is indeed one snapshot after another, everyone now gets to see each and every one – none lost in the shuffle, for better or worse.
Choosing NOT to have such a total recall is considered odd (and rare).
Much more small-scale than the previous two. Also pretty predictable (if well done), which is a huge disappointment after episode 2.
But hey, at least it makes you think…a little.
THIS is ‘Twilight Zone’-ish, an episode with a twist.
Interesting futuristic (but not TOO far in the future) sci-fi setting/set-up.
Pokes fun at pop culture, mass marketing and zombie-like mass acceptance as opposed to diversity, creativity, and individuality.
Much better than the first, and gets better as it goes along. Great performance by the lead.
Inspirational Quote: “I’m an entertainer.”
A mini-mystery/thriller/character study/statement on the times.
Nothing at all like ‘The Twilight Zone’, as I was led to believe, but certainly interesting enough to watch (and to watch further episodes).
Not for the faint of heart, but more restrained than it could have been (translation: not in bad taste purely for sensationalist ratings purposes).
Tom Savini directs. So he gets to take a nice little idea about Werewolf/Human growing pains/territorial pissings and inject product placement and the obligatory NotLD moon shot.
It’s not as interesting as Pandora’s Box or the “Drink Me” bottle from ‘Dragon’s Lair’, but it’s a decent, solid episode.
This series can’t do scary, really, but occasionally they do ok with camp.
Creepy at the end. Though I fail to see the “message”…don’t eat food? Slightly overweight women MUST diet?
Root’n Toot’n! He WAS a midget!
Dark mild humor. Ehhhhh.
Somewhat interesting in a mildly creepy way.
Still nothing special, but a keeper as far as these are concerned.
The first tolerable one in a while. Barely.
How do you make a TftD episode tolerable?
Add bugs. They don’t know how to act badly.
They wear their sunglasses at night…
Decent episode. And it’s got an ACTUAL twist!
A poor woman struggles to escape from her unwanted Goodness.
I like it…not scary but kinda funny; pretty well-written.
Well…it’s watchable in a horribly cheezy way.
Whenever a little girl says goodbye to someone, they die shortly thereafter.
It’s cheezy and the acting is mediocre but the idea is fairly interesting so it may be worth a watch if the concept intrigues you.
Really cheezy story about a sleazy floating guy. Kind of amusing, though.
Four passengers on a weird train.
It’s not very good, but it’s tolerable; vaguely interesting at times and at least not completely stupid.
Oh well…someone’s gotta do it.
The choice between “perfect” fantasy and flawed (by definition) reality.
Not terribly exciting but not embarassing.
An aspiring writer meets an odd agent.
It’s macabre in a really casual, light, mildly funny way until the end, which is dark and predictable.
Best in a long time, because this show usually sucks.
I’ve been trying to review one of these, I REALLY have.
“A marvelous accomplishment!”
“A prodigious achievement!”
“You said it, it’s tolerable!”
It’s not scary, but tolerable kooky is the best in a while.
Some interesting life insurance. Decent.
First contact, envisioned and handled in an unconventional and fairly unique manner. I like it.
Reminded me of a Stephen King short story that I found out was called ‘Quitters, Inc.’. Not anywhere near as good of course.
Fixed previously misnumbered episodes also, that’s probably more of note.
Ancient Chinese Secret.
Starts out quite interesting…then it hits a big lull. Borderline.
Inspirational Quote: “Sayonara…that’s not even Chinese.”