“There’s no cure for the Internet”

TV Show: Black Mirror
Episode Title: Shut Up and Dance
Original Air Date: October 21, 2016
Episode Number: 3×03

Episode Description

When withdrawn 19-year-old Kenny stumbles headlong into an online trap, he is quickly forced into an uneasy alliance with shifty Hector – both of them at the mercy of persons unknown.

My Review

I swear to God, this show just keeps on getting more and more disturbing as the seasons go on and this one is no exception. To think that Kenny was just masturbating, something that everyone does, I thought that he didn’t deserve this absurd version of cyber bullying. Then we find out he was looking at child pornography in the end? People are fucking sick. Not really feeling sorry for him in the end there.

Maybe he and those other pedophiles deserved what they got after all. I’m assuming the guy Kenny killed and the black guy were also pedophiles. The female CEO was racist while Hector was cheating on his wife. Although both of them are not good people, their acts are hardly criminal so I’m left to wonder what the bullies’ criteria are when it comes to meting out punishments and who exactly are they that they are left to being judge, jury, and executioner?

In any case, this episode confirmed for me that we should all cover our laptop cameras because someone is always watching. You can never be too safe in this day and age.

Random tidbits:

– I was excited to hear Stereophonics’ Have A Nice Day playing at the gas station store. Love those boys.

– It cracked me up that Hector was played by the same guy who plays Bronn on Game of Thrones and his speech to Kenny in the car was very reminiscent of Bronn’s rousing speeches to Tyrion.

– That smiling meme pic that was sent to all of the victims was the perfect way to end the bullies fucking with their preys.


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