-esque anthology TV series about technological anxieties and possible futures, was released on Netflix on December 29th, 2017.

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) “Hang the DJ” opens with a date between Frank (Joe Cole) and Amy (Georgina Campbell), both new to The System, on a date at some nondescript restaurant.

Afterward, automated golf carts shuttle them to a small home in the middle of nowhere, where they must spend the night together.

And at least The System has done away with the universal fear of ending up alone.

“Hang The DJ” takes place in a world that looks like this one, but without any details that could give away its era or location.

Every date on The System is like this: dinner, followed by a ride to a house that looks like it’s been staged for prospective buyers.

It’s the version of romance sold by to have sex, but it’s assumed they will.

When The System disappoints “Hang the DJ”’s protagonists, they have nowhere in particular to direct their anger.

is most comfortable when it’s suspicious of technology, but it’s sharpest when it examines distinctly human anxieties.

Even if they had, the System is enforced by armed guards, so users can’t quietly back out of their customized quests for romance.

Eventually, the System begins to feel just as untrustworthy as its users’ hearts: is it pairing them with the right people? The System’s big claim is that each date will get users closer to their “ultimate compatible other” — the perfect soulmate that always seems to be waiting in fiction, in romance novels and romantic movies.

Frank and Amy have a good first date, with easy, witty conversation, but The System has determined their relationship will only last one night.