Black Mirror has has gone from a small independent Channel 4 production to a huge Netflix award winning show. Season four is a portal into the unknown, a glimpse at the horrors that our everyday tech could bring.
Episode 1, USS Callister, is by far my personal favourite. It is driven by a hard-hitting plot and deals with disturbing themes from the first minute. Charlie Brooker’s ideas are seamless, and the idea of a world where something as little as what we hold in our hands and our pockets has more power than we first believe is a scary concept for sure.
Every episode has a moment when you simply cannot believe what you are watching, a shower of darkness. The concept of the show is such a flawlessly intelligent one, with the idea that when you turn off your phone, tablet or laptop, the screen goes dark and you see your reflection staring back at you, you are looking into your own little black mirror.
The show is not for the faint hearted but it’s an astonishing study of an alternate universe, or maybe even the future.
Black Mirror season 1-4 is available on Netflix. Here's the trailer for season 4:
Words by Beth Ward