Originally Posted by Rixus
My other favourite was Nosedive. I liked the ending.
I really liked the concept (and it starred Alice Eve, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Cherry Jones -- more great plusses), but it felt a little overworked. The very end was kind of amusing.
The thing is, we are not far from there already. Social approval is not tied to our financial credit rating right now, but a lot of the dynamics already exist as-is on social networks (which is what made it felt relevant). It was kind of unnerving to watch unfold.
Yeah, San Junipero
was probably one of the happiest endings in the whole series. That was a nice change; what I really
liked about it was the raw honesty, BOTH of them were right at different times in the narrative, and very raw and upfront about their life experiences towards the end. Yorkie had one valid life experience; Kelly had another. And they both needed to hash that out if they were to proceed. Kelly also showed a remarkable amount of courage in working through her various losses and making decisions about her future. It was so damned real.
Plus, I'm a long-time MMO'er / virtual platform person. I've had some virtual friendships before and have had to navigate waters like that. It's always fascinating how you can be whoever and whatever you want online, even if your real life identity might be very different; but that doesn't make the connection any less real in some ways... it's just that people don't necessarily know "all of you" even if they know you in the system and at some point there can be an expansion/conversion into a RL relationship of some kind.
[Plus... nostalgia. my teen years were spent in the 80's. Heh.]
.... so thematically storylines can be opened up for movies and shows based on ongoing tech, even as other avenues are kind of shut down. Plus you have this constant battle between corporate and artistic interests since the production companies and distributors control the movie release and want to recoup their investments... somehow you have to tailor the artistry to make money or you find opportunities with your connections to bankroll projects that are covered by more financially successful ventures.