"Sometimes, dead is better" gets the whole new meaning with this one. It doesn't require a living dead to leave its message of why sobbing after the great loss is a natural way of living another day. If that gets disrupt, one can find themselves stuck between living a life and waiting for one. Although it's not intriguing as some other deeply personal episodes, the ending is satisfying without much pandering.
Un'altra scelta difficile, una storia che mi ha commosso e spaventato allo stesso tempo. C'è dell'inquietante nell'avere una copia della persona che ami dentro casa, per quanto possa essere grande il desiderio di riaverla accanto dopo una tragedia. Sarei stata curiosa di sapere cos'ha raccontato esattamente alla figlia, di quest'uomo chiuso in soffitta.
2.5 stars. "It's Him FOR Her". i.e. Diet Zero calorie Her. Far from the best written episode in the series but arguably has some of the best acting thus far (From the female lead here). Solidly shot and directed but overall a shallow and lower tier Black Mirror episode. (I'm working my way through B.M. in order whenever I have free time)
The digital era brings us these things and these things are the television series that generically guaranteed an immeasurable increase in televisions' audiences and "modernized" / formatted / generalized languages, invading the cinema. So i insist on bringing them here, though little stimulated by these fictions without writing. And the story continues ...
For all those damning by comparison, it is worth noting that 'Be Right Back' pre-dates 'Her' (admittedly by months), 'Humans' and 'Majorie Prime' - 'Black Mirror' does tend to ride the waves first, even while it does not always reach the highest crests. This is a very quiet episode, teasing out the ethical and psychological implications of the technology without much drama. It has a pleasingly melancholy tone.