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Zulily Zoetrope
Jun 1, 2011



Muldoon

Just finished Series 4. It had its moments and a couple of standout episodes, but it definitely seems like they're running out of ideas.

USS Callister: Good poo poo, loved the setting and direction. As a goon, I am very concerned with this episode's portrayal of socially awkward nerds.
Arkangel: Episode was solid, ending was a bit poo poo. Would have been better if they'd stuck with one of the two obvious conclusions instead of kinda going down the middle.
Crocodile: I thought it was the weakest episode, but I loved the 90 pound lady being some kind of super ninja with a penchant for stealth kills and killing guys three times her size with her bare hands.
Hang the DJ: I liked the leads well enough, but the framework was weak as hell. Coach is my favorite series villain, though.
Metalhead: Definitely the most different episode. I liked the contrast between the artsy noir direction and the adorable dog terminator. It could have done with even less dialogue.
Black Museum: What if White Christmas, but instead of being bright and cheerful, the atmosphere is dark and oppressive? It wasn't bad or anything, but it really didn't need to hit all the same plot beats as a previous episode in a less creative way. Bonus shout out to Jack for being the dumbest fucker on the planet.

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Zulily Zoetrope
Jun 1, 2011



Muldoon

USS Callister does have kind of a "and then what?" ending. The AI clones get to truck along happily in cyberspace, sure, but what happened to the real life Your Mother? She's never gonna get any closure on her cloud hacker, and the apartment she was blackmailed into breaking in to ended up with a guy dead from frybrains. She is gonna think she murdered a dude who, to her knowledge, never wronged her, and probably there will be forensic evidence in his apartment that tells the same story.

Zulily Zoetrope
Jun 1, 2011



Muldoon

I dunno if bad is the right word, but it certainly felt a lot less original than the previous series. Metalhead and USS Callister were the only episodes that felt experimental, and Black Museum and Hang the DJ were basically rehashes of previous episodes.

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