Black Mirror. Image credit: Zeppotron.

Black Mirror

Dark sci-fi fantasy comedy dramas about our collective unease about the modern world. Created by Charlie Brooker

AKA:
Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror
Genre:
Comedy Drama
Broadcast:
2011 - 2014  (Channel 4)
Episodes:
7 (2 series)
Starring:
Rory Kinnear, Hayley Atwell, Domhnall Gleeson, Tom Goodman-Hill, Anna Wilson Jones, Lindsay Duncan, Donald Sumpter, Daniel Kaluuya, Jessica Brown Findlay, Rupert Everett, Julia Davis
Writers:
Charlie Brooker, Jesse Armstrong, Konnie Huq
Production:
Zeppotron

Over the last ten years, technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives before we've had time to stop and question it. In every home; on every desk; in every palm - a plasma screen; a monitor; a smartphone - a black mirror of our 21st Century existence.

Our grip on reality is shifting. We worship at the altars of Google and Apple. Facebook algorithims know us more intimately than our own parents. We have access to all the information in the world, but no brainspace left to absorb anything longer than a 140-character tweet.

Black Mirror is a hybrid of The Twilight Zone and Tales of the Unexpected which taps into the collective unease about our modern world. The three stand-alone dramas are sharp, suspenseful, satirical tales with a techno-paranoia bent. Some comic, some shocking.

Note: not all of these episodes are comedies, but we have included them all here to allow for it to be a complete guide to the show.