Why is today a notable day? It has nothing to do with the election, at least as far as I know. I’m seriously considering a media blackout until Christmas. Anyway, back to my point, when you log onto your Netflix account, you will find six brand new episodes of Black Mirror. Those of you who already watch this gem of a show don’t need convincing, but if you’re not, get to it. If the trailer is any indicator of the quality of this upcoming season, then we are in for a ride.
After you read this ridiculously short blog post, check this show out. That is if you aren’t scared by near future humans making terrible choices while you squirm in your chair, a lot. I enjoy that sort of thing. It’s brilliant storytelling; production quality is great (not really surprising), and the acting is not noticeable. Trust me that is a good thing.
Notable episodes, in this girl’s opinion:
Episode 1- “The National Anthem” because what the fuck? Seriously intense. Also, divisive so don’t judge the whole season by this one episode, especially if you keep Kosher.
Episode 3 – “The Entire History of You” because it’s thought provoking storytelling about technology that doesn’t seem so far off. I’ve had several people tell me they had to take breaks during this one. I powered through because while it was uncomfortable, it was too good to put down.
Episode 1- “Be Right Back” because it walks that wonderful line of showing a character make decisions you know might not be the best choice, but you’re still rooting for them.
Episode 2- “White Bear” because, like the very first episode, I was on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen. It’s fast paced and wonderful at revealing just enough nice and slow. Yeah, I said fast paced and slow reveals. Brilliant!
Black Mirror reminds me of The Twilight Zone, mostly due to its cautionary tale feel. It focuses on the relationships and the characters that drive the story so forcefully. That doesn’t always happen in this genre, or I guess any for that matter. If you decide to watch this show I hope it provides as much entertainment for you as it did me.