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Holiday Blitz: White Christmas (Black Mirror)

By Bryan Lee

You’ve heard of the Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, and Amazing Stories, right? Well Black Mirror is the spiritual successor to those shows for a modern audience. From the great mind of Charlie Brooker comes a Christmas masterpiece with special episode of “White Christmas”. This has Christmas written all over its stories. The episode starts on “Christmas Day” with the two main characters Matt (Jon Hamm) and Joe (Rafe Spall) in a cabin in the middle of nowhere. For there four stories are interwoven from an a guy trying to score a date at a Christmas party, an affluent woman getting an operation for a digital assistant implant during Christmas time, to Joe and Matt’s stories which are huge spoilers. All throughout you’ll see both references to Christmas time or the color White everywhere. Just like all Black Mirror episodes there’s some moral choices examined mixed with the risks of technology. It’s worth a watch even if you’ve never seen a Black Mirror episode. 
Bryan Lee co-hosts the Sci Fi Watcher Podcast and they have a full White Christmas review posting on Christmas Day at http://sayitproductions.com/scifiwatcher