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My Favourite Black Mirror Episode: San Junipero

San Junipero is a simulated reality. People can visit while they’re alive, and their consciousness can be uploaded to it permanently after their death. It is like a digital afterlife. Yorkie was paralyzed in a car wreck at 21 after her parents reacted negatively to her coming out as a lesbian. She hopes to get married so that her spouse can authorize her physician-assisted suicide, so she can move on to San Junipero. Kelly lost her daughter at a young age. She visits San Junipero but she doesn’t want to stay because her daughter died before she could go to San Junipero, and her husband chose to die without it as well. [spoiler alert] They fall in love, get married and live out their life in San Junipero.

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Film Review: Always Be My Maybe

Childhood friends Marcus Kim (Randall Park) and Sasha Tran (Ali Wong) meet again after 16 years. They were once best friends, but after their fallout following their first sex, they pursued entirely different lives. Sasha is now a successful celebrity chef and Marcus is a stoner and a local band frontman working for his dad’s air conditioning business.

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Trinkets Netflix Series Review

Three teenage kleptomaniacs meet at a Shoplifter’s Anonymous meeting. They don’t have much in common, except that they all have their own troubles. Elodie just moved to Portland after her mother’s death. Tabitha, a beautiful girl with wealthy parents, seems to have a perfect life but has an abusive boyfriend. Moe has a dad in jail.

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Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

When I first heard that Hasan Minhaj was leaving The Daily Show to have his own show, I wasn’t that interested. I liked him then, but not that much. Oh, how wrong I have been. Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj is my favourite thing on Netflix ever. He studied political science at university then became a comedian. The result? A show that is so informative but at the same time so very funny. I love each and every episode too much to pick a favourite, but the one I feel I’ve learned the most is the one on Saudi Arabia. I find Middle Eastern politics infatuating. Brutal, but fascinating. I knew that Yemen was going through a war right now, but I didn’t know the background, and Minhaj explained it in less than one minute. Another episode I found fascinating is Supreme. I was never one to care much about “hype”, so I didn’t think I was going to get much out of that episode. I was wrong, again. What I thought was just a overhyped fashion brand was deeply, deeply entangled with politics. Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj is a Netflix show, but they put episodes on Youtube. I…

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