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Updated on Aug 21, 2020. Posted on Dec 11, 2014

The Ultimate "Black Mirror" Would You Rather

Lean close to your screen and tell us everything. SPOILERS ABOUND.

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Season 1, Episode 1: "The National Anthem"

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Someone has kidnapped the princess! And, by the way, the only way to save her is for the prime minister to have sex with a pig on live TV.

  1. WOULD YOU RATHER have sex with a pig on TV to save a princess? Or let her die?

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    I would save the princess by any means necessary.
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    I don't negotiate with bestiality-obsessed terrorists.
  1. WOULD YOU RATHER chop off your own finger in the name of art? Or be trapped at Miami Art Basel forever?

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WOULD YOU RATHER chop off your own finger in the name of art? Or be trapped at Miami Art Basel forever?
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    I don't need all my fingers anyway.
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    I would rather lose my damn mind in Miami.

Season 1, Episode 2: "15 Million Merits"

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You live in a dystopian, bike-powered nightmare where your only chance at freedom is to cash in merits to gain a spot on a reality talent competition. Freedom could mean a life of wealth and luxury. Or a life in hardcore porn.

  1. WOULD YOU RATHER give up your merits to buy your crush a "golden ticket"? Or use them for yourself?

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WOULD YOU RATHER give up your merits to buy your crush a "golden ticket"? Or use them for yourself?
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    I would give up my merits. Love and kindness are worth that sacrifice.
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    Look, in a dystopian virtual nightmare advertisement world, you've got to look out for yourself and yourself only.
  1. WOULD YOU RATHER return to the bikes? Or become a Wraith Babe?

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    The bikes. At least I'd have my dignity.
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    I'd be a Wraith Babe. The drugs would numb any concerns I'd have, anyway.

Season 1, Episode: "The Entire History of You"

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You have been implanted with Grain technology, which allows you and those around you to replay and project memories, often in public.

  1. WOULD YOU RATHER have the ability to play and project past moments accurately? Or have faulty but *private* memories?

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WOULD YOU RATHER have the ability to play and project past moments accurately? Or have faulty but *private* memories?
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    I'd rather we all see our lives exactly as they happened. That way, no one could ever lie.
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    My privacy is SACRED.
  1. WOULD YOU RATHER force the love of your life to confirm a affair? Or suspect, but never ask or know the truth?

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WOULD YOU RATHER force the love of your life to confirm a affair? Or suspect, but never ask or know the truth?
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    I need to know. I need to know what happened with this douchenozzle.
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    I'd rather live in blissful ignorance. What I don't know about that TRIFLING RANDO cannot hurt me.

Season 2, Episode 1: "Be Right Back"

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If we had the technology to bring back the dead via simulations based on their online history... would you use it?

  1. WOULD YOU RATHER hear your lost love's voice again, even if isn't real? Or never, ever hear their voice again?

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WOULD YOU RATHER hear your lost love's voice again, even if isn't real? Or never, ever hear their voice again?
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    I just need to hear him or her one more time.
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    That's too creepy and painful. I would just confront my loss.
  1. WOULD YOU RATHER murder a living simulation of someone you love? Or live the rest of your days with a deeply unsettling simulation who has your former love's face?

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WOULD YOU RATHER murder a living simulation of someone you love? Or live the rest of your days with a deeply unsettling simulation who has your former love's face?
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    Control + alt + delete that ish.
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    I'd learn to live with it. As it watches me, always. Never aging. Never changing. Just watching. Always.

Season 2, Episode 2: "White Bear"

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The most popular reality show follows the daily, unceasing torment of a child murderer... who has no memory of what she's done.

  1. You wake up in a strange place with no memory. WOULD YOU RATHER remain hiding out, trying to piece things together? Or venture out for help, even though it could be dangerous?

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You wake up in a strange place with no memory. WOULD YOU RATHER remain hiding out, trying to piece things together? Or venture out for help, even though it could be dangerous?
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    As long as there are snacks in this mystery house, I'm staying put.
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    I need to know who I am and why I'm here. To hell with the dangers!
  1. WOULD YOU RATHER appear on a show that torments a ruthless killer with no memory of her crime? Or protest it, because she can't possibly understand why she's being punished?

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WOULD YOU RATHER appear on a show that torments a ruthless killer with no memory of her crime? Or protest it, because she can't possibly understand why she's being punished?
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    She did what she did, even if she doesn't remember it. She deserves to suffer.
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    I can't support this. That's not how justice works.

Season 2, Episode 3: "The Waldo Moment"

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It's Election Day. You must choose between two out-of-touch political candidates, or one who tells it like it is. And who happens to be a cartoon bear.

  1. WOULD YOU RATHER vote for a flawed, but human, candidate? Or the perfect, but animated, candidate?

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    Ima vote for the fellow fleshbag.
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    ROBOTIC CARTOON TEDDY BEAR FOR LIFE.
  1. WOULD YOU RATHER reap the benefits of wealth and fame while your soul dies a little every day? Or leave it all behind, jobless and alone?

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WOULD YOU RATHER reap the benefits of wealth and fame while your soul dies a little every day? Or leave it all behind, jobless and alone?
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    Why are you doing this to me.
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    Oh my god, there's no winning. WE'RE ALL COGS IN A TERRIBLE MACHINE.
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