"I loved the way the story was written because it was the perfect picture of that first date," Campbell, who plays hopeful single Amy, tells )." When viewers first meet Amy (Campbell), she is, in fact, on an awkward first date with her first "match" Frank (Cole).
Though it seems that an app has paired them together, it gradually becomes clear that Amy and Frank live in some sort of world that is governed by this dating system.
After their first date, the story begins to shift more to Amy's perspective, though it follows both Amy and Frank as they continue to work the system and bounce from one sub-par relationship to another.
"The idea of option paralysis and having too many options at your fingertips almost jolts your thinking about how online dating can be quite harmful," Campbell says of the darker side of the story.
launched Friday, the dystopian anthology series had only delivered one happy ending.
Until the Emmy-winning "San Junipero" episode of season three, the cardinal rule of Charlie Brooker's Netflix series had been to expect a bleak moral of the story, one that is always accompanied by a shock twist.
Only given 12 hours until their relationship will expire, Amy and Frank enjoy a date that is, by all accounts, a nice night together.
Everyone around them, Amy begins to realize, seems to be in on the end game.
Now, several season-four stories have the potential to do the same.
When plotting the stories in the new season, which is now streaming in full on Netflix, Brooker had said the success of "San Junipero" might influence his creative thinking, hinting at more happy endings potentially to come in the new batch of six episodes.
Coined by the dating app Hinge, it's essentially defined as presenting yourself on a dating app in an unrealistically positive way.
This could be as simple as using profile photos that are outrageously outdated or heavily edited.