One of my activities during my blogcation was a viewing of all five seasons of Charlie Brooker's "Black Mirror" episodes. Mr. Google can offer you numerous lists ranking the episodes; here are my favorite ones (three of which are included in the Season 4 trailer above):
"Hated in the Nation" stars the incomparable Kelly McDonald. Clever plot - with a final twist or two."Crocodile" is unsettling and dark."White Bear" is a disturbing depiction of a dystopic future."Metalhead" is an extrapolation of standard sci-fi fare and frankly scary."U.S.S. Callister" presents Jesse Plemons portraying a sociopath.
I won't rank them all, but will mention that the interactive "Bandersnatch" was too cute by half and became tedious. I will echo the common refrain that most of the episodes in the series are designed to be disturbing, offering alternative outcomes of present-day scientific and social trends.
Readers are invited to share their views in the Comments section.
San Junipero first, then in no particular order: The National Anthem. Be Right Back. I didn't like watching Hated in the Nation, but the ending just kills, and it wouldn't so much if you hadn't been dragged through all that; also the music at the end. And Callister, which I didn't get beyond, so I can't judge the later ones.ReplyDelete
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Yep, San Junipero is the best story, maybe most hopeful of all the shows. Shut-up and Dance is a pretty intense ride. USS Callister was the first episode I saw, I thought it was a dark Star Trek show.ReplyDelete