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Black Mirror 

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An anthology series exploring a twisted, high-tech world where humanity's greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.

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Charlie Brooker
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Daniel Lapaine ...  Dawson / ... 2 episodes, 2011-2017
Hannah John-Kamen ...  Selma Telse / ... 2 episodes, 2011-2016
Michaela Coel ...  Airport Stewardess / ... 2 episodes, 2016-2017
Beatrice Robertson-Jones Beatrice Robertson-Jones ...  Older May Double / ... 2 episodes, 2014-2016
Charles Babalola ...  Tusk 2 episodes, 2016-2019
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Storyline

Set in a world only minutes from our own, "Black Mirror" unveils how modern technologies can backfire and be used against their makers, every episode set in a slightly different reality with different characters combating different types of technologies.

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Taglines:

>> The future is bright./ (season 3)

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official Netflix | See more »

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Mirror See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$320,000
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.90 : 1
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Trivia

William Bridges & Charlie Brooker won the 2018 Emmy Award in the Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Special category for Black Mirror: USS Callister (2017). See more »

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Kenny: [sobbing] They filmed me.
Hector: Filmed you...
Kenny: Through my computer camera.
Hector: What, like, filmed you?
Kenny: Yeah, like, you know, doing it.
Hector: Like sex?
Kenny: No. Like, you... you know.
Hector: Jerking off. Jerking off to porn or something? Well, everyone does that. The fucking pope probably does that.
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Utterly disturbing in the best possible way
9 December 2014 | by ian-j-hannahSee all my reviews

The double entendre that is Black Mirror's name summarizes the show perfectly. The first interpretation is that the show looks inwards, at the darker aspects of humanity and society. This is done through the theme of technology, hence the second meaning. The black mirror is the screen that rules our lives.

Each self-contained episode is brilliantly crafted and produced. The stories are compelling and the acting is phenomenal. This show is not for those looking exclusively for entertainment, as the episodes leave you with a distinctly empty feeling. Although this is obviously the intent, one cannot help but wonder at the creators' bleak outlook on the world. The presence of bestiality in the first episode could very well deter some viewers, but I would remind them that the show is Twilight Zone-esque in structure as well as theme. The episodes may be watched in any order, as they are all completely independent of one another. The second episode in particular is storytelling of the highest form.

Black Mirror is disturbing in the best possible way. It unflinchingly explores the issues of society through deeply intimate stories and characters and their interactions with technology. Let me be clear, it will not leave you feeling fulfilled. Watching it was an exhausting experience that shook me deeply. The thought provoking subject matter combine with powerful, desolate stories and excellent performances to create one of the most unique and brilliant shows that I have seen. It not only holds the viewer's attention while it plays, it enthralls your thoughts long after the credits roll.


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