ByDhrupad Kumar Malakar, writer at
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Dhrupad Kumar Malakar

If you are of the fainthearted, or don't have the appetite for dark-themed satirical drama, this British anthology series isn't for you. This series, which is based on the implications of technology in the future, might even make you cringe at times. And no, it is not even remotely related to robots taking over the world.

Each episode is completely un-related to each other (well... almost) with notable appearances by Domhnall Gleeson with Hayley Atwell for one episode, and Mad Men star Jon Hamm in the Christmas special.

Domhnall Gleeson with Hayley Atwell in 'Black Mirror'
Domhnall Gleeson with Hayley Atwell in 'Black Mirror'
Charlie Brooker who created the show, describes the show as, "The 'black mirror' of the title is the one you'll find on every wall, on every desk, in the palm of every hand: the cold, shiny screen of a TV, a monitor, a smartphone."

Here I am including a spoiler detail of the first episode of the series:

Imagine being the Prime Minister of a country. Now, a young kid has been kidnapped and she won't be released till you DO IT with a pig (yes, you read that right) and have it broadcasted on National Television. What would you do?

The series, which to date has only aired 7 episodes, has been brilliantly executed by Brooker, with special acclamation to be reserved for the episodes "The Entire History of You" and "Special White Christmas". Seriously, whoever thought of these two stories deserve an award of some kind. If you have a habit of classifying shows into different genres, you would have difficulty in classifying Black Mirror, would it be sci-fi, or would it be thriller? Don't ask me, I have no idea.

Although Netflix has renewed the show for 12 more episodes, nobody knows when they will be out. All I know is that there is a growing population of people demanding for more dark-themed shows and movies, which now the various networks and Netflix seems to have realised.

I would like to end with the note that there is no other show on Earth which deals with the growing relationship between humans and technology, and its more twisted applications. Each episode will make you think a little bit more about Life as we perceive it, much like LOST used to in the times of yore.


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