Black Mirror (2011– )
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White Christmas 

Three interconnected tales of technology run amok during the Christmas season are told by two men at a remote outpost in a frozen wilderness.


Carl Tibbetts


Charlie Brooker




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Hamm ... Matt
Rafe Spall ... Potter
Oona Chaplin ... Greta
Natalia Tena ... Jennifer
Janet Montgomery ... Beth
Rasmus Hardiker ... Harry
Dan Li ... Tim
Ken Drury ... Gordon
Zahra Ahmadi ... Gita
Verity Marshall ... Amy
Ian Attard ... Dawson (as Ian Keir Attard)
Grainne Keenan Grainne Keenan ... Claire (as Gráinne Keenan)
Robin Weaver Robin Weaver ... Holder
Simon Nock Simon Nock ... Fenn
Diveen Henry ... Fola


Joe Potter wakes up on the Christmas Day and finds his talkative co-worker Matt Trent preparing the Christmas dinner. They have been working together for five years in a remote outpost in the middle of nowhere in the snow. Joe does not like to talk, but Matt decides to tell his story. Matt was helping the shy Harry to seduce the beautiful Jennifer in a party using the "Z-Eye" implanted in his eyes in an illegal procedure. Harry succeeds and they go to Jennifer's apartment but things go awry and they die. Matt delete the evidences of his participation but his wife blocks him and they become invisible and inaudible to each other. Then Matt explains that he really worked with a chip called Cookie, capable to make a digital copy of the user. Then he forced the copy to serve the real user through torture manipulating time to break any resistance from the copy. Joe decides to tell why he came to the outpost and he explains that he lived with Beth. One night, they have dinner with their ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller


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Release Date:

16 December 2014 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The first guess Potter (Rafe Spall) makes about Matt's (Jon Hamm) occupation is a marketing person. This is a reference to Jon Hamm's character in Mad Men (2007), who works at an advertising agency. See more »


When Potter points out the bird clock while Matt stands at the stove, it's about 12:15, but when it immediately cuts to a close-up of the clock, it's 3:45. Much later, when Potter finishes telling his story, the clock is at 3:45. See more »


Matt: It wasn't really real, so it wasn't really barbaric.
[... ]
Matt: She's only made of code, she's not real. Fuck her!
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References Black Mirror: The Waldo Moment (2013) See more »


Lonely This Christmas
Written by Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn
Performed by Mud
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Thought-provoking with amazing visuals
8 January 2016 | by nicolechan916See all my reviews

In this episode, there are quite a few story-lines but which all connect together at some point. It feels a little like Inception, with all the different levels of consciousness, and I like it! I love films/shows with a psychological emphasis that are somewhat heavy and dark to understand (though not too dark that it verges on horror). The story is well crafted and the different timelines are juxtaposed nicely so that everything comes together in the end.

The acting is all great as well, with everyone doing their parts convincingly. The dialogue felt very natural and fluent which made the story really feel like a possible future. In addition, the visuals are on point and complements the show nicely. The effects- especially of the 'blocking' materializes the concept of the dark side of technology into something tangible and realizable. It was scary yet fascinating to watch (hopefully this doesn't turn out to be real).

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