The multiple plot twists of Playtest, Episode 2 of Season 3 of Netflix’s Black Mirror, is the same as Perchance to Dream, from the first season of The Twilight Zone. In Playtest, we’re supposed to believe that everything Cooper is going through is really happening. He’s really playing whack-a-mole, he’s really talking to Katie and living his worst nightmares in the mansion, he’s really seeing his mother with Alzheimer’s, and he himself is suffering from Alzheimer’s. But of course, we see in the end that all of the plot twists and endings were fake, in reality, Cooper died less than a minute into the experiment due to his cell phone going off when his mom tried to call him. This is eerily similar to the episode of TTZ, Perchance to Dream. In this episode, a man is terrified to go to sleep because of his fatal heart condition. He keeps having nightmares that trigger his heart and cause him to suffer health wise. If he falls asleep he’ll die, and if he keeps staying awake he’ll die. There’s no way out for him. We see him talk to a psychologist about his problems, him contemplate suicide (a surprisingly common theme in the TTZ), him thinking that one of the character’s from his nightmare has come to life, and him actually committing suicide. Only for it to be revealed at the end that none of the things we’ve witnessed has happened, rather he died within five minutes after lying down on the psychologist’s couch. All of the things in both shows were just grand illusions. The rug was pulled out from under our feet in both occasions. There is no pay off, rather an anti-climax.
I’m not a specialist, so it is really hard for me to understand some forms of art. If I don’t understand, it is my fault for not understanding it. It applies more to acting than to painting, in my opinion. Why does it have to be so weird with naked people?
I really think feminism is important to fix our society. I hate how women are objectified and used as sexual symbols. But personally I don’t agree with everything in the feminist movement. One topic especially that I don’t agree with other feminists is about abortion. Feminists claim that getting an abortion should be a decision that only a woman can make. But the thing about legalizing abortion is that abortion itself it’s not the problem. The problem in question is unexpected pregnancy.
It's not a stretch to say that cigarettes were a huge thing only a few years ago. And in some parts of the world and even in parts of the US it's still pretty normal to have a smoke. Hence all the public money that goes into anti-smoking PSAs on MTV. But if you think a lot people smoke nowadays, you can’t even imagine how many people used to smoke up until the late 70s and even through the 90s. People smoked cigarettes because it was cool. Cool people smoked. My mom, a person who I never thought would be following the main stream just to be cool, once told me that she started to smoke just because her friends started, so she also wanted to be part of the social group.
Advertisements of any kind – TV, Billboards, and Magazines - were the main reason for the great popularity of cigarettes.
Being different in a society full of standards and stereotypes is not an easy task. A guy needs to be tan and muscular to fit in the Brazilian standards of male beauty. So, anything different than that may be used for bullying and shaming. Skin color and body shape are the most common sources for bullying. However, different from body shape, skin color is associated with race. The Brazilian beauty standard is to have dark tan skin. Thus, both white and black guys hear insults related to their skin color.
Civil Engineer and Technician in Civil Construction from Brazil. Loves learning more and more about Civil Engineering and dreams about giving his contribution to improve Civil Engineering. Favorite hobbies are travelling and solving puzzles that involve science. Believes that we should be the change that you wish to see in the world.