Charlie Brooker’s masterful show Black Mirror has always featured top talent. Then, in its most recent episode, it went a bit Hollywood by casting Mad Men’s Jon Hamm. Now, with the show returning to Netflix, even more massive talent is along for the ride, both in front of and behind the camera.
Last week, Netflix revealed that Black Mirror, the dystopic British anthology series that takes a dark look at the future of technology, was coming to the streaming service with a whole new batch of episodes. We’re huge fans of the series already—but if you’re not, here’s just a few reasons why you should be.
The rumors are true, Charlie Brooker’s tech-fi thriller Black Mirror is returning as a new Netflix original series. And it’ll likely be just as thought-provoking and chilling as the original.
The news of new Black Mirror episodes coming to Netflix was ultra exciting for fans of the show, but now Netflix officially announced they’re doing 12 new episodes total. At the moment, only seven episodes of Charlie Brooker’s cynical yet realistic vision of technology and the future exist.
Black Mirror, the genius U.K. series about the dangers of media and technology, is coming back. And it’s coming back via the outlet many U.S. viewers first discovered the show: Netflix.
Black Mirror is one of the most important new science fiction TV shows of the past few years, helping to transform our ideas about the kinds of stories that SF can tell on television. And now, a group of artists has put together a Black Mirror-inspired show for Aperture in New York.
This is old, but it has resurfaced today and it is so good that it is worth a re-post. Heck, we should be posting it every week. Watch genius Charlie Brooker—creator of the must-watch Black Mirror—slamming today's generic TV news reporting style by delivering a hilarious news report on news reports.
Now that the science fiction anthology series Black Mirror is available on Netflix, Americans are discovering what people in the UK have known for years. This show is so dark, intense, and smart that it will rewire your expectations about what television can be.
The media critic and creator of Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker, does his own version of Ian Dury and the Blockheads' "Reasons to be Cheerful" called "Reasons to be Fearful" — it's a pretty good rundown of why everything sucked in 2014. Plus a few reasons to hope for 2015.
Sometimes, it takes decades or longer for something to be recognized as a timeless, vitally important artwork. Great art stands the test of time after all. But sometimes, you see something and just know immediately that it's a great life-changing artwork. Which science fiction or fantasy story did you recognize as…
Last night marked the final episode in the second series of Black Mirror, the ultra-dark UK show that explores the future of media. This series, like the first, was a set of three short stories (we reviewed the first episode here), each set in the near future. Though this second series was more uneven than the first…
Last year, writer and satirist Charlie Brooker awed us and basically ripped our guts out with the first season of Black Mirror, a three-episode series of short stories set in troubling, media-saturated futures. Now he's back with season two, whose first episode, "Be Right Back," aired last night on Channel 4. It was…
The intense creepiness of this trailer for season two of Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror is only amped up by the fact that it resembles any number of ads for consumer electronics and internet whizbangery. By the time you get to the slogan — "The future is broken" — you're already feeling the horrible dystopian vibe.…
The first three episodes of Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror were among the coolest television I've ever watched, and images and ideas from those three one-hour playlets often pop into my head at inopportune moments. So there's no way to overstate my excitement for the second batch of three episodes, coming sometime…
Black Mirror was one of the most ambitious, haunting pieces of television we've seen in years — so it's excellent news that we're apparently getting three more hours of it.
Aired late last year in the UK, the short anthology series Black Mirror is one of the best works of science fiction I've seen on television in a long time. All three episodes, set in near and distant futures, are about how we integrate new technologies into the most intimate parts of our lives, often with hideous…
Is the iPad's best medical application really as a stretcher carrying injured babies during a hospital fire? That's what British broadcaster Charlie Brooker says about its potential to change medicine during his very funny take on Apple's tablet. [YouTube]
Every day I see tweets from people who're sick of Google Instant. I don't mind it personally, but after reading Charlie Brooker's hilarious column in today's Guardian about it, perhaps it's time word got out about the kill-switch. [Preferences]