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In this episode, it seems that nobody achieves what they want. Abi wants
to be famous by her singing. She does become a well-known star, but by
becoming an adult actress. Bin wants something real, so he wants Abi to
become famous. In Bin’s mind, Abi’s song is like the only innocent thing
in the world that is full of over-decorated programs. After Bin lost Abi
and her singing. Bin wants something new, which is to change the system.
He worked desperately hard for it, he eats other’s leftovers and take
other’s apples in order to save merits to buy an entry ticket. But he
fails again when the judges say “the most heartfelt thing I’ve ever
seen”. Bin’s all expression is just a thing to the judges. It does make
them impressed but by Bin’s emotion, not the speech itself, which means
that the judges don’t even care what Bin says, but pay more attention to
the kind of passion that they have never seen. I would refer the judges
to kind of dominators of the world in this episode, they don’t see
people as people, and rather, they just see people as things that can
entertain themselves. They control audience’s taste in order to rule
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something at NASA for the country is not because they wear skirt, it’s
because they wear glasses
Abi may not make the choice herself because she drinks the “Cuppliance”
which refers to a cup of compliance. We can say that Abi makes the
choice reluctantly. But Bin doesn’t drink that, so it’s obvious that Bin
makes his choice totally by himself with his clear mind. He wanted to
change the entire system once in a time, but he compromises with the
system and become an upper class in the system.
All through the plot I think Bin is a very sensible man. He knows what
he wants, he never watches the TV program he dislikes. He actually knows
that being a person on the screen isn’t what he wants but he just
becomes. At the end of the episode, we see Bin sitting in a bigger
black-mirror cell, looking at more real but fake scenery and drinking
orange juice and putting the glass piece which made him well-known into
a luxury box, and an industrial penguin take place of the one Abi made
by hand. I can’t feel any kind of happiness through all his actions but
see depression. It’s that he knows the disadvantage of the system and he
hates it, but he simply cannot change it and he is so clear about that
if he obey it he gets well with it. If Bin wants to change the whole
system, it’s impossible for him not paying anything but feel real
things. Maybe what Bin does is kind of clever because apparently a
revolution never success without blood.
Does Bin really forget what he wants? To think positively, maybe he
wants to get some power first because it’s hard for a man without weapon
to win the war. As the saying goes: you either die a hero, or live long
enough to see yourself become the villain.
It makes me drown in deep thought that what will happen in the future
highly-developed world. The director implies it in different ways.
Firstly, most people can’t express themselves freely. As we can easily
see, they wear the same clothes all the time. I suppose people like Bin
and Abi are like the middle class people in the society, they even wear
the grey suits when they sleep. What the star says is that she likes to
wear gold clothes, she thinks gold colour can express her perfectly.
Under this condition, most people don’t even chase for something, they
just live through days and nights unconsciously. It’s just like people
don’t have souls.
Secondly, this society is strictly divided by classes. The relatively
lower class people can’t get respect. I found that in the shooting game
Bin played, the targets were the cleaners who were fat in yellow. It can
be also seen from how the judges react to Abi and Bin, they just care
about the interests and show no respect to their performance such as
stopping them arbitrarily or say the performance is worthless.
Discrimination is everywhere.
Thirdly, our lives are exhaustively monitored. If Bin doesn’t pay, he
can’t simply choose to close his eyes to avoid watching the ads. The
machine will find that view obstructed and urging Bin to resume viewing.