Based on the idea of Tinder, the episode follows two people as they use a new dating app that pairs people together for specific amounts of time.
It’s initially sold as a futuristic society where the messy business of relationships and dating around has been automated.
Maybe the best thing “San Junipero” did for the series was prove that not every episode has to.
Sometimes, it’s OK to have a straightforward sci-fi story and call it good.
There’s nothing fun about watching her descent into a spree killer, but it’s mesmerizing all the same.
It’s a horror movie where you follow the killer, and this episode makes it work.
In that way, it’s the perfect TV show to end a year like 2017.
As this season proved though, isn’t a show without mercy.
Past episodes that followed someone truly despicable at least gave us something that made us care about them. And so this episode is really just watching a bad person get worse, then get caught.Overall, this season had more episodes that were at least bittersweet if not outright optimistic.More than any season before it, this one had multiple episodes where the good people won out.No matter the setting nearly every episode of has the same conceit at its core: Technology will do amazing things, and humans will still be complete garbage.Even its most optimistic episodes still involve, at some point, human beings causing each other some amount of pain.