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Black Mirror anyone?

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Flossie69 Sun 04-Dec-11 21:40:04

This is good, in a surreal kind of way....

Ingles2 Sun 04-Dec-11 21:42:19

I'm totally revolted by the idea of this, and I want to go to bed, but I can't tear myself away...

TheGoddessBlossom Sun 04-Dec-11 21:42:38

It's that grey haired woman stitching him up. Must be. Please tell me he is not going to fuck a pig on live tv.

zookeeper Sun 04-Dec-11 21:47:55

I've just come on to this -what were their demands?

scaevola Sun 04-Dec-11 21:48:22

Poor piggie.

PastGrace Sun 04-Dec-11 21:49:12

This is impossible to stop watching. I know it's been exaggerated for tv, but why would ANYONE want to become PM? Without the pig bit, it probably isn't an impossible situation

NonnoMum Sun 04-Dec-11 21:51:05

Makes me angry.
Ridiculous. Offensive.

zookeeper Sun 04-Dec-11 21:51:20

What were the demands??? Anyone?

highriggs Sun 04-Dec-11 21:55:50

The princess would die if he didn't shag a pig live on tv

Flossie69 Sun 04-Dec-11 21:56:34

Erm, I don't really get it - feel I have wasted a hour now.....

SierraMadre Sun 04-Dec-11 21:58:11

Well that was 50 minutes of my life I won't get back. Revolting, offensive to poor Kate Middleton, around whom the whole thing was clearly a pastiche and just plain ridiculous. It didn't even appear to be making a point at the end of it.

I am not a fan of Charlie Brooker - even less now.

Figgyrollsintoapudding Sun 04-Dec-11 21:59:24

It was just peculiar, and feel very grubby having watched it tbh.

unacceptablebehaviour Sun 04-Dec-11 21:59:29

How did anyone not think this was a great piece of TV? Illustrates so many points about what kind of people we have become.
The guy who did it had a point... I'm looking forward to next week's eisode which apparently revoles around an X Factor style show.

Figgyrollsintoapudding Sun 04-Dec-11 22:00:58

Its not that it was bad, its just the concept of it that was weird but did make a very good point about social networking etc, even if totally unrealistic grin

ButWhyIsTheGinGone Sun 04-Dec-11 22:01:58

Vile and foul. Did not "make me think."
The moronic writers got it totally got it wrong, IMO. Scummy and foul as some of our society can be, I hold a little candle of hope that people wouldn;t all gang up in pubs and at home to watch the PM fucking a pig.
It was really, really, moronic. Kiddy phsychology and shock factor at its worst. No twist, no thinking required - it all centred around SEX WITH A PIG.

EightiesChick Sun 04-Dec-11 22:04:11

Remarkable. I thought it was losing its way when they started saying 'the party says you have to do this...' (definitely the most unrealistic aspect, as no-one would ever deviate from the 'we do not negotiate' stance) but then the ending really pulled it back. Yes, bad taste, but that was the point. Plus it did keep you watching to see how it would ultimately unfold. Commentary on Blair, Brown and modern society! Impressive stuff.

JoyceDivision Sun 04-Dec-11 22:05:04

Charlie Brooker is such a knob, he desperatly tries to play this 'I'm above all this social media shallowness' character who is above everything shallow and trite yet he feckin tweets about the minute of his day 'Oh, buying a fridge now'

shock tactics for a crap program, it could have been written as an english gsce essay

ButWhyIsTheGinGone Sun 04-Dec-11 22:05:12

unacceptablebehaviour it was not great tv. It was amateurish. Next week's one looked a bit more promising, I think. I just feel dirty after watching this, as another poster mentioned. In real life woulod the PM EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER do that sick deed? No! So it's just pointless pretending he would. Even more offensive is suggesting that people think he should!

BroomBuBuBum Sun 04-Dec-11 22:07:52

I thought it actually managed to make a ridiculous and very disgusting concept fairly emotional and thought provoking.

ChippingInNeedsSleep Sun 04-Dec-11 22:08:22

I actually thought it was good. Thought provoking. I think it could have been done a lot better as a 2 hour programme - showing more debate with his wife, more quotes from the general public etc Most interesting thing that's been on TV for a while I thought.

ChippingInNeedsSleep Sun 04-Dec-11 22:09:55

ButWhy - I wouldn't be so sure that he would never never never never do it.

unacceptablebehaviour Sun 04-Dec-11 22:11:35

On deviating from a "we do not negotiate" stance. I thought that was one of the most interesting points made - that this has always been the case but that social media has given the public the power to control these things so much more than ever before.

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unacceptablebehaviour Sun 04-Dec-11 22:13:45

I think he'd do it. What other option would there be?
I also think the public would overwhelmingly agree that he should, once the drama started to build.

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