The Black Mirror TV series is available on Netflix for your viewing pleasure, or maybe I mean for your viewing discomfort. Let me explain. Black Mirror is described as a science fiction anthology programme. Each episode is a stand-alone work that takes the viewer into a different world or time in the future and makes the viewer consider both the impact and the consequences of technology on humanity.(wiki.com)
The first episode involves the kidnapping of a British Princess and the stomach-churning ransom demand that the British Prime Minister must have intercourse with a pig on live television. Yup, you read that right. Things just get more complicated from there. But talk about a hook. I found myself on the edge of my seat wondering what the heck will happen next. Yet, I could not help but sympathize with all involved and wonder if this will be a new type of terrorism in the not too distant future.
There are three series worth of Black Mirror on Netflix currently with a fourth series coming out December 29, 2017. So get watching if you haven’t had the discomfort of doing so already.
- Directors – many different people have taken a turn at directing an episode of Black Mirror, and in the fourth season, you can see the direction of Jodie Foster, David Slade and John Hillcoat.
- Created by – Charlie Brooker
- Show Runners – Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones
- Released – December 2011 by Channel 4 in Britain. In September 2015 Netflix bought the programme and it’s popularity grew in North America
- Starring- with every episode being a stand-alone project there have been numerous actors that have appeared in Black Mirror. Some of them are :
- Daniel Kaluuya, Jerome Flynn, Kelly Macdonald, Rory Kinnear, Rafe Spall, Jon Hamm, Rupert Everett, and Bryce Dallas Howard
There is a much more complete list of actors at imdb.com.
I know that I am going to set aside some time to binge on series 4 of Black Mirror when it arrives on Netflix. As Brad Miska who wrote the article, One Episode of Netflix’s “Black Mirror” is a Complete Horror Anthology for bloody-disgusting.com says the episode entitled “Black Museum is [in-depth and well rounded enough] to be a complete horror movie within an episode of an anthology series!” The episode was directed by Colm McCarthy and “feels right out of the Tales From the Crypt universe, focusing on a crime museum showcasing high-tech misdeeds.” (Dec. 7,2017. Miska)
I know that I will treat Black Museum with the same amount of attention that I would give to any well written and well-acted movie. Popcorn will not be consumed because I want to catch every subtle detail and bit of dialogue.
Let us know what you think of Black Mirror and happy binge watching.
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