” Black and White ” is an episode of the British science fiction series Black Mirror . Charlie Brooker , while Joe Wright acted as director. Michael Schur and Rashida Jones wrote the teleplay for the episode, based on a series by series creator and showrunner . The first episode of the series to be made for Netflix , it premiered on 21 October 2016, together with the rest of the third series. [1]

Set in an alternate reality Where people can miss one Reviews another using Their phones, and Where your ratings can impact your Entire life, it tells the story of Lacie ( Bryce Dallas Howard ), a young woman overly obsessed with her ratings who, after-being white Chosen By her popular childhood friend ( Alice Eve ) as the maid of honor for her wedding, she sees the opportunity to improve her ratings and achieve her dreams. Cherry Jones and James Norton co-star as a driver and Lacie’s brother, respectively.

The episode was received positively. Howard’s performance earned her a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, a first for the series. [2] [3]


Lacie Pound ( Bryce Dallas Howard ) is a singer-songwriter and singer-songwriter. Lacie, who is obsessed with being well received, begins the episode with an approval rating around 4.2. She lives with her brother Ryan ( James Norton ), who has a lower approval rating and does not worry about it. Their lease is expiring, and Lacie is eager to move out to the “luxurious” Pelican Cove, against her brother’s advice. In order to live there, she must either pay an exorbitant rent or earn a discount by having a rating of 4.5 or above.

Naomi ( Alice Eve ), Lacie’s childhood friend, asks Lacie to be her maid of honor at her wedding. Naomi has a rating of 4.8 and many “upper class” friends and lives on a private island. Lacie believes if she delivers a perfect maid of honor, her rating will be pulled up to the 4.5 she needs. She goes to the wedding, but is dismayed to learn that her original flight has been canceled. The airport attendant informs you about the location of this hotel. Due to an earlier argument with Ryan over Pelican Cove and several unfortunate encounters with random strangers on her way to the airport, Lacie’s rating has dropped to 4.183, so she is refused the seat. In a combination of frustration and confusion, Lacie causes a scene by mouthing off the attendant and security gives her a 24-hour punishment that temporarily lowers her rating by one whole point to 3.1 and all downvotes she will incur a double multiply. After being asked to leave the airport, Lacie is forced to make the nine-hour drive to Naomi’s wedding.

Because of its low ranking, Lacie can only rent an old model with controls that are in Czech . After driving for some time, the car loses power and Lacie can not charge it. Lacie then attempts to hitchhike, but passing motorists are shocked at her low rating and refuse to stop, with some even downvoting her for no reason. Susan ( Cherry Jones ) , Susan ( Cherry Jones ), who was diagnosed with cancer, was diagnosed with a cancer.

Naomi calls Lacie and tells her she is no longer welcome to the wedding, as her rating has now dropped to 2.6. Enraged, Lacie gets drunk and decides to go anyway, breaking into the island and gatecrashing the wedding reception. Naomi’s new husband Paul ( Alan Ritchson ) by calling him a “jackhole”. She then rips into Naomi for sleeping with her boyfriend when they were younger, and all the guests subsequently rank her down until she got a ranking of 0, though she was unfazed by this. When Paul attempts to take away the microphone, Lacie suddenly threatens him with a knife. As Lacie continues to rant about Naomi, one of the guests deliberately trips her, allowing security to restrain her.

While in her cell, Lacie begins to exchange with another prisoner ( Sope Dirisu ), and their mutual anger turns to mutual delight as they realize they are free to speak to each other without fear of being ranked down.


The episode is based on an idea by series creator Charlie Brooker , who wrote a three-page outline, with Schur and Jones encouraged to write a script that was “comedic, darkly”. [4]

Critical reception

The episode received positive reviews from critics. Benjamin Lee of ” The Guardian “, “The Man Who Want to Create a Conscientious and aesthetically Impressive Mini-Universe Without the Need for Tiresome Exposure.” In addition , Adam Chitwood of Collider noted that the “lush world and bitingly hilarious script of ‘nosedive’ brings some much-welcomed levity to the Black Mirror universe.” [6] Matt Fowler of IGN described the episode as “both fun and frustrating [but] it works well when you consider that the next two episodes get a lot more grounded and grim.” [7] Sophie Lee of The Atlantic, the episode to the controversial mobile application , Peeple . [8] Other reviews it Compared to year Earlier episode of Community . [9] [10] [11]

For her performance in the episode, Bryce Dallas was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie . [2] [3]

See also

  • ” App Development and Condiments ” said 2014 episode of the sitcom Community , qui Had a similar concept Where people rated five out of Each Other, ALTHOUGH the tone is much lighter and more comedic.
  • Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom , 2003 a novel by Cory Doctorow where social reputation (called ” Whuffie “) replaces regular currency
  • Love Minus Eighty , a 2013 novel by Will McIntosh is one of the most popular movies in the world .
  • Ostracism , a political mechanism in Athenian democracy by which citizens could vote to exile unwanted politicians.
  • Peeple , a mobile application “Yelp for People.” It allows people to leave recommendations for other people based on professional, personal and romantic relationships.
  • Social Credit System
  • The Circle , a 2013 novel by Dave Eggers . The Circle of Social Networking in the United States: An Overview of the Canadian Economy: A Statistical Profile Their personal news feeds.
  • Super Sad True Love Story , a 2010 novel by Gary Shteyngart . The dystopian novel is set in near-future New York, where life is dominated by media and retail. Many parallels are found with GlobalTeens, theFacebook -like social media site that dominates communication, and portions of the book are presented through semi-literate messages, called teens .


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  2. ^ Jump up to:b “Sophia Bush and Common to Announce the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Nominations” . November 14, 2016 . Retrieved December 4, 2016 .
  3. ^ Jump up to:b Nolfi, Joey (December 14, 2016). “SAG Awards nominations 2017: See the full list” . Entertainment Weekly . Retrieved January 17, 2017 .
  4. Jump up^ “Black Mirror postmortem: Showrunner talks season 3 twists” . Entertainment Weekly . 21 October 2016 . Retrieved 24 October 2016 .
  5. Jump up^ “Black Mirror review – Charlie Brooker’s splashy new series is still a sinister marvel” . The Guardian. 16 September 2016 . Retrieved 19 September 2016 .
  6. Jump up^ “‘Black Mirror’ Season 3 Review:” San Junipero “and” Nosedive “Are a Sunny Start” . Collider . 15 September 2016 . Retrieved 19 September 2016 .
  7. Jump up^ Fowler, Matt (October 19, 2016). “BLACK MIRROR: SEASON 3 REVIEW” . IGN . Retrieved October 20, 2016 .
  8. Jump up^ Gilbert, Sophie (October 21, 2016). ‘ ‘ Black Mirror ‘Is Back:’ Nosedive ‘Is a Sharp Satire About Social Media ” . The Atlantic . Retrieved 22 October 2016 .
  9. Jump up^ Everything you need to know about Black Mirror Season 3
  10. Jump up^ Black Mirror season 3 episode ‘Apprentice’ is very similar to Community episode ‘App Development and Condiments’ | The Independent
  11. Jump up^ Did ‘Black Mirror’ Creator Charlie Brooker Know About That ‘Community’ Episode When He Made “Nosedive”? | Decider | Where To Stream Movies & Shows on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Ins …

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