Hated in the Nation ( Black Mirror )

” Hated in the Nation ” is the sixth and final episode of the third season of British science fiction anthology series Black Mirror . Written by series creator and showrunner Charlie Brooker and directed by James Hawes , it premiered on Netflix on 21 October 2016, along with the rest of series three. [1] It is the longest episode in the series at 89 minutes.

The episode is a murder mystery , and follows Detective Karin Parke ( Kelly Macdonald ) and her new partner Blue Coulson ( Faye Marsay ) who, together with the help of National Crime Agency officer Shaun Li ( Benedict Wong ), try to solve the inexplicable Deaths Of people who were all the target of social media .

The episode was critically acclaimed.

Plot

Detective Chief Inspector Karin Parke ( Kelly Macdonald ) has been summoned to a hearing to discuss her involvement in British national security. The szene Then flashes back to the previous year, When journalist Jo Powers ( Elizabeth Berrington ) is found dead at home with her throat cut: an apparent suicide, though Powers Was recently Subjected to online death threats after-she Publicly lambasted a disability activist ‘s Own recent suicide. While investigating Powers’ death, Parent meets her brilliant new junior partner, Trainee Detective Constable Blue Coulson ( Faye Marsay ). Parke initially believes Powers was murdered by her husband;

The following day, a rapper named Tusk ( Charles Babalola ), who had also become a target of internet hate for his callous treatment of a young fan, has a seizure, and is hospitalized and sedated. An MRI machine, used to determine the seizure’s cause, magnetically pulls a metal object from Tusk’s brain out through his eye, killing him instantly. Bizarrely, the object is revealed to be an Autonomous Drone Insect (ADI), a type of mechanical bee developed to counteract the acute collapse of the population ; Such artificial bees now freely throughout the United Kingdom, pollinating flowers. Jo Powers’ autopsy similarities reveals an ADI lodged in the breast center of her brain, suggesting that she committed suicide to end tremendous suffering caused by the bee. In addition, Blue realized that both Tusk and Powers were targeted with a Twitter hashtag , ‘#DeathTo’, applied to hated public figures. She soon links The Deaths to a new website Promoting a ‘Game of Consequence’ où Twitter users Each Day can vote to kill one hated public figure by Selecting the victim via the ‘#DeathTo’ hashtag. Blue and Parke visit Granular, the company that created the ADIs. The head of the company, Rasmus ( Jonas Karlsson ), realized that the ADIs have been locally hacked. The case of the National Crime Agency (NCA), Shaun Li ( Benedict Wong ), to become involved. Blue realises that both Tusk and Powers were targeted with a Twitter hashtag , ‘#DeathTo’, applied to hated public figures. She soon links The Deaths to a new website Promoting a ‘Game of Consequence’ où Twitter users Each Day can vote to kill one hated public figure by Selecting the victim via the ‘#DeathTo’ hashtag. Blue and Parke visit Granular, the company that created the ADIs. The head of the company, Rasmus ( Jonas Karlsson ), realized that the ADIs have been locally hacked. The case of the National Crime Agency (NCA), Shaun Li ( Benedict Wong ), to become involved. Blue realises that both Tusk and Powers were targeted with a Twitter hashtag , ‘#DeathTo’, applied to hated public figures. She soon links The Deaths to a new website Promoting a ‘Game of Consequence’ où Twitter users Each Day can vote to kill one hated public figure by Selecting the victim via the ‘#DeathTo’ hashtag. Blue and Parke visit Granular, the company that created the ADIs. The head of the company, Rasmus ( Jonas Karlsson ), realized that the ADIs have been locally hacked. The case of the National Crime Agency (NCA), Shaun Li ( Benedict Wong ), to become involved. She soon links The Deaths to a new website Promoting a ‘Game of Consequence’ où Twitter users Each Day can vote to kill one hated public figure by Selecting the victim via the ‘#DeathTo’ hashtag. Blue and Parke visit Granular, the company that created the ADIs. The head of the company, Rasmus ( Jonas Karlsson ), realized that the ADIs have been locally hacked. The case of the National Crime Agency (NCA), Shaun Li ( Benedict Wong ), to become involved. She soon links The Deaths to a new website Promoting a ‘Game of Consequence’ où Twitter users Each Day can vote to kill one hated public figure by Selecting the victim via the ‘#DeathTo’ hashtag. Blue and Parke visit Granular, the company that created the ADIs. The head of the company, Rasmus ( Jonas Karlsson ), realized that the ADIs have been locally hacked. The case of the National Crime Agency (NCA), Shaun Li ( Benedict Wong ), to become involved. The company that created the ADIs. The head of the company, Rasmus ( Jonas Karlsson ), realized that the ADIs have been locally hacked. The case of the National Crime Agency (NCA), Shaun Li ( Benedict Wong ), to become involved. The company that created the ADIs. The head of the company, Rasmus ( Jonas Karlsson ), realized that the ADIs have been locally hacked. The case of the National Crime Agency (NCA), Shaun Li ( Benedict Wong ), to become involved.

Parke and the investigation team find the next probable victim by locating the most detested person of the day on Twitter. They discovered a young woman ( Holli Dempsey ) who took a picture of a monument, thus attracting public outrage. The team drives the targeted woman to a safe house, but a huge swarm of ADIs blast through the windows and air ducts. The young woman dies in Parke and Blue’s arms as one of the robotic bees climbs up her nose and burrows into her brain. Interestingly, the ADIs ignore everyone else on the premises. Noticing how accurate the ADIs are at finding their target, Blue deduces what they use. Li reluctantly admits that this is true: The government is covertly using ADIs for mass public monitoring, which was the government’s incentive to financially back the eco-project. Meanwhile, use of #DeathTo grows quickly after the public learns the ‘game’ really does kill the most hated person in the country. The situation becomes critical as the Chancellor of the Exchequer ( Ben Miles ) climbs to the top of the most hated list and becomes the next top target.

Parke interviews a form Granular employee who attempted suicide after receiving his own self and whose flatmate, Garrett Scholes ( Duncan Pow ), also ex-Granular employee, saved her after the suicide attempt. Parke is immediately suspicious of Scholes, with his remarkably strong connection to online hate experiences. Simultaneously, the ADI from inside Jo Powers’ brain is discovered to contain a digital manifesto written by Scholes, which states that he wants to force people to face consequences without hiding behind online anonymity. Scholes is out of the country, but the manifesto includes a selfie taken on his phone, allowing Blue to trace his location six months ago. A raid on this form hideout commences, and Blue unearths a disk drive, Which contains a system for controlling the ADIs as well as a promising ‘deactivate’ function. When connected to the ADI system, the drive has a list of everyone who has ever used the #DeathTo hashtag. The list contains the participants’ names, faces, and phone identities . Parke works out that Scholes had merely used the publicly hated figures as bait; His ultimate plan is now to use the ADIs to kill the thousands of ordinary people participating in the “game”, as punishment for their own hatred. Parke works out that Scholes had merely used the publicly hated figures as bait; His ultimate plan is now to use the ADIs to kill the thousands of ordinary people participating in the “game”, as punishment for their own hatred. Parke works out that Scholes had merely used the publicly hated figures as bait; His ultimate plan is now to use the ADIs to kill the thousands of ordinary people participating in the “game”, as punishment for their own hatred.

Li triggers the ‘deactivate’ function to shut down the ADIs for good, though Parke suspects it is a trap and unsuccessfully warns that it may actually be a final order for the bees to kill their targets. It appears that the ADI system does not have the ability to control the ADI system. Returning to the present day, the scene shifts to Parke, now a public hate figure, explaining to the hearing that Blue went missing and is presumed to have committed suicide, holding herself responsible for the catastrophic loss of life. However, Garrett Scholes in a foreign, Spanish-speaking country. Blue ‘ S message to Parke reads “Got him”; As Parke smiles, Blue starts following Scholes in the street, likely to take revenge.

Production

This is the longest episode of Black Mirror , at 89 minutes. [2] In an interview in October 2016, Brooker revealed that there were characters in the episode who could recur in the series in the future. [3]

According to Brooker, the episode was inspired by ” Scandi-Black thrillers like the TV series The Killing and Borgen “. [4] The episode est Partly inspired by Jon Ronson ‘s book So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed (2015), about online shaming and Its historical antecedents, [5] and by a public backlash after-Brooker wrote ” Lee Harvey Oswald , John Hinckley Jr – Where are you now that we need you? ” In a satirical 2004 article about George W. Bush , in The Guardian . [6]

Critical reception

The episode was acclaimed by critics, who praised its writing, use of Twitter , themes, acting, and final twist.

Suchandrika Chakrabarti of the Daily Mirror acclaimed the episode, giving it a perfect 5 rating and calling it “a great achievement”, stating “it’s an illuminating, compelling watch, as Black Mirror does what it does best: Technology we wish for, but do not deserve “. [7] Digital Spy also gave a very enthusiastic review, considering the episode “a great example of how the show at its best can merge its heady high-concepts with more traditional storytelling to effectively hold that black mirror up to our own society.” They featured the episode “a feature length story that ‘

Adam Chitwood of Collider was the first to write a book on the subject of ” [2] The Telegraph called the episode “an inspired, frost-fringed procedural font” and gave it a rating of four out of five. Zack Handlen of The AV Clubgives the episode a B +, stating ” Black Mirror ends its season with a solid but unremarkable thriller”. He criticized the length of the episode, despite recognizing that “at least the stuff has enough complications that never felt empty.” [9]

In real life

On 11 February 2017, the website Science Alert published an article about researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology working on remote-controlled pollinators using miniature drones. [10]

See also

  • Unmanned aerial vehicle
  • Prey (novel) (2002), a book by Michael Crichton with a similar premise
  • So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed (2015) Jon Ronson ‘s book about online shaming and Its historical antecedents, qui Partly inspired the episode.

References

  1. Jump up^ “Black Mirror Series 3 Will Premiere Sooner Than We’d Thought” . Gizmodo . 27 July 2016.
  2. ^ Jump up to:b ” ‘Black Mirror’ Season 3 Review: The Future Is Slightly sunnier Netflix is” . Collider . 4 October 2016 . Retrieved 4 October 2016 .
  3. Jump up^ “Black Mirror’s Charlie Brooker interview: ‘I’m loathe to say this is the worst year ever because the next is coming ‘ ” . The Independent . 21 October 2016 . Retrieved 21 October 2016 .
  4. Jump up^ “Black Mirror creator breaks silence on series 3 episodes” . Entertainmnet Weekly. 9 September 2016 . Retrieved 4 October 2016 .
  5. Jump up^ “Black Mirror postmortem: Showrunner talks series 3 twists” . Entertainment Weekly . 21 October 2016 . Retrieved 24 October 2016 .
  6. Jump up^ “Black Mirror: Backlash against writer inspired episode” . BBC News . 21 October 2016 . Retrieved 21 October 2016 .
  7. Jump up^ “Hated in the Nation review: Black Mirror’s final creates a future London where everything’s the same, but feels eerily different” . Daily Mirror . 26 October 2016 . Retrieved 19 February 2017 .
  8. Jump up^ “Black Mirror season 3” Hated in the Nation ‘a blockbuster with a sting in its tail’ . Digital Spy . 23 October 2016 . Retrieved 19 February 2017 .
  9. Jump up^ “Black Mirror ict ends season with a solid goal unremarkable thriller” . The AV Club . 26 October 2016 . Retrieved 19 February 2017 .
  10. Jump up^ “The World’s First Pollinating Drone Could Help Us Survive the Bee-Pocalypse” . Science Alert . 11 February 2017 . Retrieved 11 February 2017 .

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