Why Everyone Should Watch "Black Mirror"
Start writing a post
Entertainment

Why Everyone Should Watch "Black Mirror"

Because not many shows leave me staring into space pondering the meaning of life.

53
Why Everyone Should Watch "Black Mirror"
https://typeset-beta.imgix.net

If it hasn't been obvious already, I am a big fan of film and television. In fact, my dream job is to be a screenwriter. I tend to veer more towards movies when I have free time, but recently a certain show became an exception to the rule.

"Black Mirror" is a show that was added to Netflix a few months ago. It was originally aired on British television for two seasons, and when Netflix bought it out, those two seasons arrived on their website in addition to a new third season that aired in late October. It is called a modern day Twilight Zone by many, and I find that to be incredibly accurate. Each episode is a completely different narrative with new characters that delves into the potential dangers of the technological advancements in our society.

I am ashamed but also at the same time not ashamed to admit that I watched all thirteen episodes in 24 hours. Like I mentioned before, I usually go for movies when I decide to watch Netflix, but this show completely took over my life and hypnotized me in a sense. Each episode is so different from one another, but they all take a shot at some aspect of technology today and the dark paths that they could potentially lead us down. Charlie Brooker, the creater and writer of the series went as far to describe the show as "the way we might be living in ten minutes' time if we're clumsy."

The show displays to us with each episode a dystopian culture with technology being the root cause of each. Every single episode is so intense that sometimes my mom would walk into the room and see me staring off into the distance, trying to process what on earth I had just watched on my television.

While each episode incorporates futuristic technology, they will also spark deep emotion within the viewers. Some episodes are absolutely terrifying, while others are absolutely heartbreaking. There are so many twists and turns in every episode, and it is fair to say that each of them end in the most unexpected and horrific way. I know I'm making it seem rather dark-- because, well, it is, but the show is an overall work of genius that I plan on rewatching many times.

My plan was to give my opinion on my top pick of my favorite episode of the thirteen, but I found it to be actually impossible to choose just one. Every episode is just so different and has so much depth and emotion in it that it was way harder than I expected it to be. Therefore, I will give you all high recommendations for a few.

"Nosedive", the first episode of the third season, was the episode that seemed the most relatable. It explores the idea that we have become so engrossed in our image on social media and how it's essentially taking over our lives.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F01%2F03%2F636190831694503369-1611647743_tenor.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=854&h=b457d7e406aa3a623737fdb7d2e26e07ca4a28cfd11ee6d2ba66769e44849a2f&size=980x&c=2885898100 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F01%252F03%252F636190831694503369-1611647743_tenor.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D854%26h%3Db457d7e406aa3a623737fdb7d2e26e07ca4a28cfd11ee6d2ba66769e44849a2f%26size%3D980x%26c%3D2885898100%22%7D" expand=1]

"The Entire History Of You", the last episode of the first season, is one that leaves you sitting in silence pondering what on earth we are setting this world up for. It introduces a society where a small implant can document and record every waking moment of their lives, with the ability to go back and play back any of them at any time. It may seem convenient at the beginning, but oh, how we are proven wrong.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F01%2F03%2F636190832728454894-1563282658_giphy.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=944&h=0d8914da15b54d1ec124ddd6967976c301c2c5272b05812618bb4b2f87233bc9&size=980x&c=3842769705 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F01%252F03%252F636190832728454894-1563282658_giphy.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D944%26h%3D0d8914da15b54d1ec124ddd6967976c301c2c5272b05812618bb4b2f87233bc9%26size%3D980x%26c%3D3842769705%22%7D" expand=1]

Lastly, "White Christmas", a Christmas special from the second season, is one that was rather confusing for me, but at the end left me speechless. There are three interconnected stories within the episode. It gives "blocking" someone a whole new meaning.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F01%2F03%2F636190833981800421172741051_tumblr_ngpgra9yCH1qdn10zo1_400.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=256&h=a90c3daac6d642638af67a88fca7a26ff53ea77d223fa341c7285a13cb736abc&size=980x&c=3204094147 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F01%252F03%252F636190833981800421172741051_tumblr_ngpgra9yCH1qdn10zo1_400.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D256%26h%3Da90c3daac6d642638af67a88fca7a26ff53ea77d223fa341c7285a13cb736abc%26size%3D980x%26c%3D3204094147%22%7D" expand=1]

There are also ten more episodes that are so well written and well worth watching. I could not give this series a higher recommendation.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Featured

Pride Doesn't End With June

Here's seven ways you can be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community after pride month ends.

3530
Pride Doesn't End With June
Photo by Sara Rampazzo on Unsplash

As July begins, the month we call 'Pride Month' is technically over. However, just because pride month is over doesn't mean we can't still show pride and support for our LGBT brothers and sisters. This article here will tell you seven ways to be a supportive ally to the LGBTQ+ all year round.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

My 4th Of July Look

MISS SWISS - Glamour On The Go

3743
My 4th Of July Look

Whether I can get to the beach this weekend or I'm just at a friend's pool, I know I'll be picture ready. Fourth of July weekend following so close behind Pennsylvania lifting the state mask mandate has me anticipating many smiling faces, eager to capture the moment.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Eat and Drink Your Way Through Los Angeles With Me

When i die spread my ashes at the Bubba Gump at Citywalk

3085
Eat and Drink Your Way Through Los Angeles With Me
Hailey Hastings via Canva

First and foremost, I am a foodie. In any city that I am in, the first thing I want to know is where the best places to eat and drink are, and I imagine a lot of you are the same. Los Angeles happens to be one of the greatest food cities in the United States, so it's only right that I present you guys with this list. These are the best places (that I have tried) in Los Angeles to eat or drink.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Your Guide to Dryness-Preventing Nutrition

You might be surprised to learn that nearly half of women over the age of 50 struggle with uncomfortable symptoms due to vaginal dryness. This is an extremely common issue for those entering menopause, but it can also affect those of a younger age as well.

3673
Dryness-Preventing Nutrition

You might be surprised to learn that nearly half of women over the age of 50 struggle with uncomfortable symptoms due to vaginal dryness. This is an extremely common issue for those entering menopause, but it can also affect those of a younger age as well. Common issues like UTI’s, yeast infections and medications can cause vaginal dryness but one of the big culprits for both cause and prevention is diet. Supplementing your diet with nutrients and vitamins to encourage your body to produce the hormones it needs are one of the many home remedies for dryness. There are many factors that can cause dryness and the uncomfortable symptoms that come along with it, and diet is one of the big culprits on the list. Keep reading to learn about adopting nutrition habits that both alleviate and prevent dryness!

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Artificial Intelligence: the Upward Downfall

We are walking a dangerous road with AI

4842

“Alexa, I want the truth.”

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments