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Published on November 4th, 2016 | by Flipside

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Black Mirror A Welcome Distraction From Horrors of Reality

A week after its release, critics have praised the new series of Black Mirror, with its dark take on a technologically entrenched world, as a welcome escape from the dystopian future envisioned by the US Presidential Debates.

 

Series 3 of Charlie Brooker’s ‘techo-paranoia’ satirical drama has featured themes of war, horror, paedophilia, and the lack of genuine human relationships in the 21st century – an optimistic alternative to the impending ‘Trumpniverse’.

 

Viewers also anticipate that upcoming romantic comedy, Trainspotting 2, will bring hope and laughter to the otherwise desolate landscape of western civilisation.

 

(Edinburgh Flipside cautions viewers that the US Presidential Election contains scenes that some may find upsetting, distressing, and even existential. We recommend watching no more than twenty minutes of footage without a break, and never without the support of a loved one. If you feel like you could become a danger, either to yourself or others, after watching the presidential candidates –us too, man. Us too.)

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