Critic Consensus: An intriguing take on modern romance, "Striking Vipers" is certainly well-produced and thought-provoking, but by holding back its emotional punch it's not quite as impactful as similar installments.
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Critic reviews for Striking Vipers
...this concept is a veritable cornucopia of madness if you drill down into it.
"Striking Vipers" is one of the most ambitious and intriguingly enigmatic stories Black Mirror has ever told.
The very, very slow-burning plot intentionally withholds answers for most of the questions it poses about how sexuality on the internet is continuing to evolve. Still, I came to appreciate the episode's weird, uncomfortable intimacy.
"Striking Viper" is oddly narrow-minded in its scope, settling for a shrug and a head shake instead of trying to progress the narrative around bromance.
'Striking Vipers' still presents Black Mirror's usual mix of speculative technology and social science fiction, but the missed opportunities are too numerous to ignore.
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