We don’t know how old they are, where they come from, what their interests are, or what they do for work — we just know that they’re supposed to meet each other, and the app (referred to as “Coach”) has only given them 12 hours together.Cole and Campbell’s performances anchor the story, conveying that Frank and Amy are both vulnerable, but they wear it differently.How much of yourself could you give someone if you knew they weren’t the one?
The beauty of is in how efficiently it makes us understand the mechanics and structure of any given episode’s central technology (okay, maybe not the strange mechanical drone bee one).
Often it does so by presenting an episode’s paranoid-future technology as an extreme extrapolation of something that’s already known and used in contemporary society.
Could you let yourself love someone if you knew you had to say goodbye in five years?
What kind of courtesy would you give a three-day stand?
Director Timothy Van Patten and series creator Charlie Brooker, who wrote the episode, not only give us one of ’s dystopian tales but invite us to apply the fantasy of that dating app to our own lives, our relationships, and our attitudes toward finding love.