Black Mirror a modern-day version of the Twilight Zone but way more provoking
I find that many British programs can really push the envelope on the storytelling front (Orphan Black, Torchwood, Doctor Who to name a few). So when a coworker at my day job suggested I check out Black Mirror, I took a chance. Now I was expecting an edgy show but it’s way beyond that.
So what is Black Mirror? It’s an anthology of stories that offer up the dark side of society and its relationship to technology. It takes the worries and the paranoia we have today, amplify it by 10, and present it in hour-long episodes. While every one of them is different, the underlying feeling you get from watching it is the same — you have no idea what you’re in for and each story stays with you long after you watch it. As a TV watcher, it’s unlike anything you’ll find on TV today.