"San Junipero" is the fourth episode of the third series of the science
fiction anthology programme Black Mirror. Premiering on Netflix on 21
October 2016 with the rest of series three, the episode stars Gugu
Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis (pictured) as the outgoing Kelly and the
more introverted Yorkie. They meet at a 1980s nightclub in San Junipero,
a beach resort town. Written by series creator Charlie Brooker as an
optimistic love story, it is more positive in tone than previous
episodes. "San Junipero" was the first episode written following the
show's departure from Channel 4; it was inspired by nostalgia therapy
and originally featured a heterosexual couple. Some pieces of music,
such as "Heaven Is a Place on Earth" by Belinda Carlisle, hint at the
episode's plot twist. Filming took place in Cape Town, South Africa, and
London, England, with Owen Harris as director. The episode received
critical acclaim, winning two Primetime Emmy Awards and two British
Academy Television Craft Awards.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Junipero>
Today's selected anniversaries:
Honório Hermeto Carneiro Leão, Marquis of Paraná, became the
de facto first prime minister of the Empire of Brazil.
The Holocaust: Reinhard Heydrich and other senior Nazi
officials met at the Wannsee Conference in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee
to discuss implementation of the "Final Solution to the Jewish
Bengali student activist Amanullah Asaduzzaman was shot and
killed by East Pakistani police, one of the events that led to the
Bangladesh Liberation War.
In Washington, D.C., more than 1 million people attended the
inauguration of Barack Obama as the first African American president of
the United States.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (transitive) To declare or find innocent or not guilty.
2. (transitive) To discharge (for example, a claim or debt); to clear
off, to pay off; to fulfil.
3. (transitive) Followed by of (and formerly by from): to discharge,
release, or set free from a burden, duty, liability, or obligation, or
from an accusation or charge.
4. (reflexive) To bear or conduct oneself; to perform one's part.
5. (reflexive) To clear oneself.
6. (transitive, archaic) past participle of acquit.
7. (transitive, obsolete) To release, to rescue, to set free.
8. (transitive, obsolete, rare) To pay for; to atone for.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
I don't think about technique. The ideas dictate everything. You
have to be true to that or you're dead.
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