In the best episode of the new season of “Black Mirror,” Miley Cyrus plays a highly controlled pop star who yearns to pursue her own creative projects. The casting of Cyrus, a rebellious alumna of the Disney Channel, enhances the themes. https://t.co/1PHfJ3BjrR— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) June 6, 2019
Troy Patterson of The New Yorker enjoyed it: "It is no insult to call the episode adolescent. Its makeover montage, in which Ashley Too coaches Rachel through rehearsals for a school talent show, is a key detail of its fond genre parody. “Black Mirror” is at its sharpest in its revisionist considerations of genre, as in “USS Callister,” about a programmer who used his colleagues’ DNA to lock their consciousnesses in a “Star Trek”–type role-playing game."
IndieWire critic Ben Travers missed the point lmao: "This overly cutesy entry feels like the biggest punt of them all. Somewhere buried within the 67-minute episode is a discussion about replacing pop stars with holograms and mining their memories for new marketable material, but the whole thing is so cartoonish it’s impossible to take any aspect seriously."
The episode starts off very 'Hannah Montana' before getting way, way darker. https://t.co/GHdjleraBv— VICE (@VICE) June 6, 2019
Vice's Nicole Clark feels that the episode doesn't quite hit the right marks: "For an episode that purports to focus on the nature and exploitations of pop stardom, it raises some interesting points about how celebrity image is a game of puppetry. But ultimately, like a concert that’s just a hologram, it can't quite capture the nature of pop stardom at all."
I JUST WATCHED THE MILEY BLACK MIRROR EPISODE AND IT WAS AMAZING WOW I LOVED IT. You killed it legend omg @MileyCyrus— Ricky Dillon (@RickyPDillon) June 6, 2019
The @MileyCyrus episode of #BlackMirror is like an antidote to self-flagellating-prestige-drama fatigue. It’s all the high production value of a streaming show without the stick up its ass and the overcooked film school indulgence. Charlie Brooker and Anne Sewitsky are brilliant.— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) June 6, 2019
isn’t the Miley Cyrus Black Mirror episode basically just telling her story of breaking away from Disney 💀— 𝙅𝙚𝙨𝙨 ¨̮ (@JessicaPalomar) June 5, 2019
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The performance of Miley Cyrus in Black Mirror has been highly acclaimed and has received good reviews from viewers. This part was very hard. Someone else broke down in tears?#BlackMirror #MileyOnBlackMirror pic.twitter.com/mNiN9cNPbN— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyOfficialy) June 5, 2019
Reviews: 1, 2, 3, 4
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Spoilers: 8, 9