26 April 2017 | ekkotrakker
Not the Twilight Zone, but still good
This is a good show. Most of the negative reviews below clearly expected something different than what they got, and went in with those expectations rather than taking this show for what it is. The second you see the opening, you will have an indication of what you are about to get. The intro song is a sort of spoof of the Twilight Zone and Outer Limits openings, and that is exactly what you get when you watch the show. This isn't Black Mirror, or the Twilight Zone, or the Outer Limits. What it is is a much lighter, sort of goofy, almost satirical take on the genre that generated these shows. It is funny and not nearly as disturbing. If you never left the 90s and are still looking for that same dark, gritty episodic sci-fi that the Outer Limits did so well, then you are going to be disappointed. If you don't take yourself or your media quite so seriously and want something a little bit silly and fun that still feels strangely like the shows listed above, then this is for you. There are some downsides. Aspects of certain episodes seem dragged out. Montages and transitions often go on for far longer than they need to. The show was produced by a studio used to making 15 minute shorts and, at times, it shows. Overall, it is still a fun show to watch and the primary complaint, that it isn't enough like the source material that inspired it, seems to miss the point entirely. If you want to watch Black Mirror, go watch Black Mirror. Don't try to project your expectations for that show onto this one. But it you take Dimension 404 for what it is, you may just find that you enjoy it.