Black Mirror (2011– )
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White Christmas 

Three interconnected tales of technology run amok during the Christmas season are told by two men at a remote outpost in a frozen wilderness.

Director:

Carl Tibbetts

Writer:

Charlie Brooker
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Hamm ... Matt
Rafe Spall ... Potter
Oona Chaplin ... Greta
Natalia Tena ... Jennifer
Janet Montgomery ... Beth
Rasmus Hardiker ... Harry
Dan Li ... Tim
Ken Drury Ken Drury ... Gordon
Zahra Ahmadi ... Gita
Verity Marshall ... Amy
Ian Attard ... Dawson (as Ian Keir Attard)
Grainne Keenan Grainne Keenan ... Claire (as Gráinne Keenan)
Robin Weaver Robin Weaver ... Holder
Simon Nock Simon Nock ... Fenn
Diveen Henry ... Fola
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Storyline

Joe Potter wakes up on the Christmas Day and finds his talkative co-worker Matt Trent preparing the Christmas dinner. They have been working together for five years in a remote outpost in the middle of nowhere in the snow. Joe does not like to talk, but Matt decides to tell his story. Matt was helping the shy Harry to seduce the beautiful Jennifer in a party using the "Z-Eye" implanted in his eyes in an illegal procedure. Harry succeeds and they go to Jennifer's apartment but things go awry and they die. Matt delete the evidences of his participation but his wife blocks him and they become invisible and inaudible to each other. Then Matt explains that he really worked with a chip called Cookie, capable to make a digital copy of the user. Then he forced the copy to serve the real user through torture manipulating time to break any resistance from the copy. Joe decides to tell why he came to the outpost and he explains that he lived with Beth. One night, they have dinner with their ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Certificate:

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Trivia

First episode with an American protagonist. See more »

Goofs

In the news broadcast about a train derailment, a map is displayed showing Kirkconnel roughly where Stirling is. The town of Kirkconnel is actually in Dumfries & Galloway. See more »

Quotes

Matt: It wasn't really real, so it wasn't really barbaric.
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Matt: She's only made of code, she's not real. Fuck her!
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Connections

References Mad Men (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Merry Xmas Everybody
Written by Noddy Holder and Jim Lea
Performed by Slade
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Slow at times and kind of obvious after a while, but still damn good!
12 March 2015 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

Funny enough, at the end of the show the voice of the TV announcer advertised the next show: the conviction of a pedophile. It was completely unintentional and really ironic.

John Hamm again perfectly plays the charismatic, but self serving ass. Him and another guy are isolated somewhere during Christmas so they begin telling their stories and how they arrived there. Slowly, but surely, the main thread of the Black Mirror show is revealed, showing us how technology can be misused by people who don't even comprehend the consequences. The finale is truly maddening, so to speak.

I loved the first season of Black Mirror, but I was kind of disappointed with the second. This Christmas special is top notch and is certainly worth a watch. It was slightly too long and some of the hints were really obvious, as well as some issues being over dramatized to the loss of consistency. However it did reach its point rather well.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

White Christmas See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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