I can thank Netflix for my recent—but belated—introduction to Black Mirror. This science fiction drama is a dark side British psychological thriller which first aired in 2011 with three episodes. It returned in 2013 with another three episodes and in 2014 featured a Christmas Special staring Jon Hamm of Mad Men, the American TV period drama.
Sounds like The Twilight Zone in the 21st century to me. The series definitely invites the viewer to consider the impact technology plays in our lives…and on our fears that things could easily get out of hand…quickly.
I will admit that the first episode is a doozy. In fact, watch the first 5 minutes and if you hate it then skip to episode two, 15 million Merits.
Needless to say, the science fiction drama projects major promise. With a new season coming up shortly, and perhaps even a spin off movie from episode three, I predict that Black Mirror will be here for awhile.
(Side Note: Robert Downey, Jr. has optioned the BLACK MIRROR episode The Entire History of You with the possibility of making it into a movie.)
K. Sims and I would love to hear your opinion of Black Mirror.
blog post #81 by Science Fiction Author Clara Bush
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