If you were/are a fan of the Twilight Zone, then Black Mirror may be a great show for you. Black Mirror is a British science fiction Netflix series where each show is a new twisted tale. The series focuses on futuristic and scientific innovation but in a weird way. You find yourself thinking about the storyline long after the episode has ended. Sometimes you may wonder, will technology one day go too far?
Episodes cover a wide variety of controversial topics. One episode was about people competing in society for the highest personal ratings. It’s crazy to see what people would go through for social acceptance. Everyone rates everyone else based on their day to day interactions. The higher your rating, the more valuable you are and the more credit worthy you beome.
Another episode featured a woman continuing to talk to her dead boyfriend long after he died in a car accident. Their conversations begin online, graduate to video chat and end up with her purchasing a lifelike version of him.
Creator Charlie Booker explained the series as, “The ‘black mirror’ of the title is the one you’ll find on every way, on every desk, in the palm of every hand: the cold, shiny screen of a TV, a monitor, a smartphone. Each show features a different group of actors and is set in a different location. The show started on television in Britain and was picked up and expanded on by Netflix.
The show has three complete seasons. It has mostly received positive feedback and has been renewed for a fourth season. The first season was composed of three episodes, the second season had four episodes, and the third season has 6 episodes. Although the show is binge watch worthy, each episode is separate from the next so you can also easily watch the various episodes at different times and not have to worry about catching up on anything that you’ve forgotten.
You can catch all episodes of Black Mirror on Netflix now. (You get the first month at no charge so you can watch a ton of shows for free!)