Review: “Black Mirror”

“Black Mirror” is a dystopian science fiction TV series produced by Charlie Brooker. It looks at modern society, especially with regard to the unforeseen consequences of new technologies. Episodes are standalone, typically set in an alternative world or the near future, often with a dark theme, although some are more adventurous and lighter.

“Black Mirror” was influenced by “The Twilight Zone”, another show based on anthologies. In December 2011 and February 2013, the show debuted for two seasons on Channel 4. Netflix acquired the service in September 2015, after adding it to the catalog in December 2014. A series of 12 episodes were commissioned and later split into the third and fourth series, each consisting of six episodes

On December 28, 2018, a standalone interactive film called “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” was released. This movie had characteristics of the TV show episodes. It’s a special TV / movie based around a potentially mentally ill protagonist played by Fionn Whitehead. You can control the outcome of the movie, whether it be what cereal he has in the morning or what song he plays while he’s on the bus.

The series has gained positive reviews from critics, received numerous awards and nominations, and witnessed a rise in interest internationally, particularly in the United States, following its addition to Netflix. The series received eight Emmy Awards for “San Junipero,” “USS Callister” and “Bandersnatch” including three consecutive Outstanding Television Movie wins.

“Black Mirror” is a must watch. The series covers many different things such as romance, mystery, dystopias, etc.