Black Mirror (2011– )
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In near-future London, police detective Karin Parke, and her tech-savvy sidekick Blue, investigate a string of mysterious deaths with a sinister link to social media.


James Hawes


Charlie Brooker




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly Macdonald ... Karin Parke
Faye Marsay ... Blue Colson
Benedict Wong ... Shaun Li
Jonas Karlsson ... Rasmus Sjolberg
Joe Armstrong ... Nick Shelton
Elizabeth Berrington ... Jo Powers
Charles Babalola ... Tusk
Ben Miles ... Tom Pickering
Esther Hall ... Vanessa Dahl
Holli Dempsey ... Clara Meades
Vinette Robinson ... Liza Bahar
Georgina Rich ... Tess Wallender
Duncan Pow ... Garrett Scholes
Cecilia Noble Cecilia Noble ... Dame Patricia Lamarr
Katherine Kingsley ... Dana Costello


In near-future London, police detective Karin Parke, and her tech-savvy sidekick Blue, investigate a string of mysterious deaths with a sinister link to social media.

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When deciding the order in which the third season would air, Charlie Brooker was explicitly told by Netflix this episode could not be the season premiere, since its extended length would discourage viewers from watching the next installment right away. See more »


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Tess Wallander: It was like having a whole weather system turn against me. Just hate message after hate message, around the clock, all piling on. It's hard to describe what that does to your head. Suddenly there's a million invisible people, all talking about how they despise you. It's like a mental illness.
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Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)
Written by Nicky Ryan (uncredited), Roma Ryan (uncredited) and Enya (uncredited)
Performed by Enya
Produced by Nicky Ryan
Courtesy of WEA Records Ltd.
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A dark, engrossing mystery ends a shaky season on a strong note.
22 October 2016 | by TouchTheGarlicProductionSee all my reviews

In my opinion, the third season of Black Mirror has been very shaky. Each episode has had its own major attributes and its own major flaws. This one is the least flawed of the season. And while it may not quite achieve the moral intensity of "men against fire" or the interpersonal chemistry of "San Junipero", these elements were strong enough to be serviceable, and much better balanced with each other. As a result, this is the most polished and watchable episode of the season.

The plot focuses on the investigation of the mysterious death of a hated journalist. While this starts out as a commentary on the social media age, it gradually builds in more futuristic elements until it is full-on science fiction horror. I was pleasantly surprised by just how dark and terrifying it got by the end of the episode. This was the right episode to put at the end of the season, and it is probably the strongest overall.

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