Dark sci-fi fantasy comedy dramas about our collective unease about the modern world. Created by Charlie Brooker
- Comedy Drama
- 2011 - 2014
- Channel 4, Netflix
- 7 (2 series)
- Charlie Brooker, Jesse Armstrong and Konnie Huq
- Otto Bathurst, Euros Lyn and Brian Welsh
- Barney Reisz, Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones
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. Each stand-alone drama is a sharp, suspenseful, satirical tale with a techno-paranoia bent. Some comic, some shocking.
This show moved to Netflix in 2016. We only have a partial Guide to the seven episodes made for Channel 4 on this site as the programme slowly morphed from delivering episodes with a satirical comedy edge to being primarily dark sci-fi dramas.