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Trekking into Blackness

Posted on Thursday, June 15th, 2023

Dave!Today was an important day for my television addiction, as two shows made a return that I've been very much looking forward to.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
We are not worthy of just how good this series is. And now the second season has begun and I am loving it all over again. AND THAT NEW ENGINEER SURPRISE THOUGH!!! HOLY SHIT! HOW? HOW DID THEY GET HER?

=sigh= This is easily my favorite Trek since the original, and it gives me hope that the future of the franchise won't be the utter shit that "Discovery" turned into...

And then, as I mentioned yesterday, Black Mirror is back...

A year or so ago I read a joke somebody made about how they really took Black Mirror in Season 06 to the next level by making us live it. This was a commentary about how the horror of our daily existence is more absurd than anything that could get dreamt up for the show.

And now the actual Season 06 is upon us.

Now, I'm just going to jump right in and say that the first "Salma Hayek" episode has a moment which made me laugh harder than I have in a minute. The fact that she A) Was willing to do this, and B) ACTUALLY DID THIS, makes me an even bigger fan of her than I thought possible. And the beauty of it all is that show creator Charlie Brooker thought to bite the hand that feeds him by brilliantly parodying Netflix itself (named "Streamberry") in the process.

From there the show bounces around a bit... hitting a high with the third episode before fading out. Though not fading towards disaster, thankfully. All the episodes have something to say and something to think about. The show is always at its best when it's doing that... using fiction to shine commentary on the themes that define our times.

So, yeah, Black Mirror's best days may be behind it, but it's far from done. Season 06 is as entertaining as ever, and worth your valuable time.

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  1. The casting for SNW is just so good. There’s really something to be said about the monster of the week episode format instead of season long arc. They made a couple interesting decisions in this episode as a season opener. Bold in fact. And you’re right the new addition to the case is sublime.

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