BLACK MIRROR (2011 – ) SEASON 3

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Creator: Charlie Brooker

Cast: Chris Martin Hill, Hannah John-Kamen, Beatrice Robertson-Jones

The first two seasons of the great British series Black Mirror consist of a grand total of seven episodes (including the Christmas Special starring Jon Hamm). So far so good. The third season of the series has 6 episodes, nearly doubling the seasons one and two. Each season has their own stories.

NOSEDIVE: In a distant future where people rate each other through their daily social interactions, we follows a young woman (Bryce Dallas Howard) trying to move into an upper-class neighbourhood. she must secure a high-ranking and a friend’s wedding seems like the perfect occasion to up her social status. But unfortunately , not everything goes according to plan. It is like the network that we have now but friends has to like you in order to be popular. I thought they were going to go somewhere dark with it  but the episode turned  out to be funny.

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PLAYTEST: An adventurous backpacker (Wyatt Russell) signs up to test an experimental virtual reality game. While the technology starts off as fun, it eventually it goes into this horror trip from hell. Actually it is my favourite one.  Nightmarish imagery is employed to scare the viewer and a few moments. It was a bit predictable here but hey! what isn’t those days. I knew how it was going to end. Maybe it should end differently. well c’est la vie.

SHUT UP AND DANCE: Here is the coolest one of them all . Anteenager (Alex Lawther) is  blackmailed  after the hackers record him through his webcam. In order to keep an embarrassing video off the internet, the teenager goes through with their increasingly strange demands. Great performance by the actors here. What I like they think they are done and the hackers keeps demanding stranger demands.  The ending is just right there they nailed it. So cool.

SAN JUNIPERO: In 1987,  (Mackenzie Davis) meets an outgoing party girl (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) in a strange town. However, things aren’t exactly what they seem and a timeless romance soon blossoms between them. They keep meeting in different time and you think they are time travellers. They try to look for each other every time the switch world. I do love this on as well do to the fact this one is the romantic one and become a bit twisted.

MAN AGAINST FIRE: After his first battle a soldier with an elusive enemy A soldier becomes experiencing unfamiliar sensation and strange technical glitches. I do love this one where they will be a twist in there they even ended it just right. This soldier goes in battle to fight the enemy but he comes back he has some vision and glitches that will question him of what is going on here. When he does well he superior gives him an alternative and the end I did not expect here it is so good.

HATED IN THE NATION: A journalist (Elizabeth Berrington) is brutally murdered, two detectives (Kelly Macdonald, Faye Marsay) investigate a series of homicides that are linked to social media. Unfortunately, the case is complex and things are out of control. So far season 3 seems to deliver some great episodes. I can’t wait until season 4.

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WAYWARD PINES (2015 – )

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Creator: Chad Hodge

Cast: Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Toby Jones, Shannyn Sossamon, Matt Dillon

It’s a 10-episode thriller based on a series of novels by Blake Crouch it has an edge of Twin Peaks but is not as imaginative and the series works.

Ethan (Matt Dillon)  is on assignment in Idaho, investigating the disappearance of two other agents, when he has a car accident and awakens in a suspiciously empty and creepy hospital in Wayward Pines. The only person he sees there is Nurse Pam (Ms. Leo) and it feels like she is nurse Rachet fencing at that. When he makes it outside the town it is clear to him that something is going on. The phones are not in working order, everybody is strange and makes strange remarks, and the Sheriff Pope (Mr. Howard) well like ice cream that is all he eats plus he won’t give him too much information. Ethan tries to call his superior and his family but can’t get though. He gets to dig around a little more and find out…….

Ok it is a little bit predictable here and it seems that you already saw that but it is still entertaining and has some sense into it. As humans we are going to have arguments and we are going to turn against each other but the ending is just right. What I would you for the second season is getting the creativity going let’s make a 360. I hope they do otherwise well you know.

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THE EXPANSE (2015 – )

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Creator : Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby

Cast: Nick E. Tarabay, Thomas Jane, Steven Strait

A couple of hundred years into the future, humanity is spread out throughout the solar system and divided into 3 opposing forces who are on the brink of an all out war for political power and resources well like water and such which is harvested in the form of asteroid ice. The 3 fractions consist of the two superpowers Earth and Mars; the third-party are the “belters”, which is basically everyone unfortunate enough to be living on poor planet well they are the bottom of the barrel. Many belters are  represented by the “Outer Planets Alliance” which  is a radical group demanding more autonomy and fairer distribution of resources for the inhabitants of the asteroid belt, but are considered terrorist. The belters are miss treated and are given ration of water and food to survive.

Here it is series from Sci-fi that is kicking some ass for the Sci-fi fans it is from a book from by James S. A. Corey . There are here three different protagonists: a high-ranking U.N. official on Earth named Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo); a  belter police detective named Miller (Thomas Jane) whose story starts on Ceres; and a young executive officer named Holden (Steven Strait) working on an ice freighter in space.There is Three stories that are connected to each other . In terms of special effect it is perfect as far as I can tell it feels like a Neo-Noir Sci-fi here well worth the effort of watching it. It is well paced with some talented actors the fits in to this thrilling, mysterious tale of adventure and discovery.

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RESIDUE (2015 – )

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Cast: Natalia Tena, Iwan Rheon, Jamie Draven

The story is set in a nameless city, where photo-journalist Jennifer (Natalia Tena) is investigating a mysterious explosion that occurred one New Year’s Eve. We start in the night in question and go from there. There is a quarantine and two side the infected side and the clean side. Plus as one boy says to the reporter “you have seen it haven’t you? “ and yes there is more than meets the eyes here. What was that explosion? with a little investigation they realized that is something there underneath the surface but what is it. Terrific series here from Netflix I hope there is a second season. This one here is only 3 episodes of 45 minutes. It would kind of sucks if it would stop here it leaves so many unanswered questions and would be frustrating for the viewer.

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AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013 – )

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Creators: Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, Joss Whedon

Cast: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton

S.H.I.E.L.D. agents who travel around the world on a souped-up plane protecting the rest of the humans from super natural threats. The team is led by Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg). Yes, that Agent Coulson. Also on the team are Agents Grant Ward (Brett Dalton) and Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), two top-notch agents at fighting and tactics. Then there are Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), two super smart scientists. And then there’s Skye (Chloe Bennett), a hacker with an unknown past the team meets in the first episode who Coulson invites along and proves to provide a little help as well as cause some problems plus she is a little suspicious the rest of the team has a hard time trusting her.Well, there are the people found dead in the forest with nothing around them. There’s a bus that starts floating. Simmons contacts an alien virus well you get the point. At first I looked at it, it has its flaws but it stands out has I have kept watching. You see all the films from the comics books are connected so is the series. Well done here. Every weeks there are a super hero who finds out that he has power and does not know the full capacity of their powers. And the agents has to find them first before an other bad mama who has a serum who does wonder or not sort of speaks. Overall the series is entertaining and fun to watch.

IAIN DE CAESTECKER, MING-NA WEN, CHLOE BENNET, CLARK GREGG, BRETT DALTON

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THE INVADERS (1967 – 1968)

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Creator: Larry Cohen

Cast: Roy Thinnes, Kent Smith, Mark Russell

David Vincent, an architect returning home after a hard day parks his car in an old ghost town in order to rest for a while before continuing on home. But suddenly is a wake by a strange noise, he can not believe it when he sees a UFO landing. Now trying to tell that to the police and make them believe what he sees is an other story.

The Invaders, alien beings from a dying planet. Their destination: the Earth. Their purpose: to make it their world. Well they remade this one as in Falling skies. But this cool little series that did only two season kicked ass big time. It was never been done before a cool original idea.In a nutshell, The Invaders is basically a blending of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). The thing is instead of making it in the form of the fugitive the series, every week someone that Vincent trust in a city got runs out to be an alien it got old a little quickly. They make interesting but with not enough gusto. Do not get me wrong it is still watchable and I still like it.  Plus the special effect back then was so cool.

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3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN (1996 – 2001)

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Creators: Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner

Cast: John Lithgow, Jane Curtin, Kristen Johnston, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

A group of aliens are sent on earth to see how human lives and to learn their behavior. They are disguise as a human family. They report to their planet which is the 3rd rock from the sun.

You know you have to cast John Lithgow in this series they are no other way. He is perfect for it. He plays Dick a college professor.Sally (Kristen Johnson), Tommy (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Harry (French Stewart) is the rest of the clan who is suppose to study humans and report to their planet. Sally is hilarious especially when she is dressed in a mini shirt and discover what it does to the male species.Tommy is an old alien in a teenager’s body, Sally is a male in a female’s body and Dick acts like a radio and receive messages from home. In the mix there will be a romance between Dick and Dr. Mary Albright (Jane Curtin) . The cast is absolutely delicious here and well as the writers. John Lithgow is a delight to watch here is a wonderful actor at work. It is funny as hell sometimes silly as it can be but you will have a good time.

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