Why You Should Be Incredibly Excited To Get More Black Mirror

Last week, Netflix revealed that Black Mirror, the dystopic British anthology series that takes a dark look at the future of technology, was coming to the streaming service with a whole new batch of episodes. We’re huge fans of the series already—but if you’re not, here’s just a few reasons why you should be. »10/01/15 2:25pm10/01/15 2:25pm


15 TV Shows That Reinvented Science Fiction In The Past Decade

The conventional wisdom says that the past 10 years have been a bad time for science fiction on television. Fantasy has been on the upswing. Space opera all but disappeared. Science fiction shows get canceled all the time. But a ton of great science fiction has been created since 2005. Here are 15 shows that changed… »6/29/15 1:30pm6/29/15 1:30pm

Two And A Half Men Was Really A Black Mirror Episode In The End

Last night was the series finale of Two and a Half Men. And what started off as a "So long, farewell" episode slowly unspooled into a terrifying horror show. And I think I've cracked it: Two and a Half Men is actually a brilliant mashup of Black Mirror and Stay Tuned. And last night the actors finally tried to escape. »2/20/15 8:00pm2/20/15 8:00pm

The Real Reason Why US Adaptations Of British TV Shows Rarely Succeed

When it comes to TV, us Brits get very defensive when America tries to adapt one of our shows - just look at the reaction to the announcement that Black Mirror is getting a US remake. There's a good reason for the concern though: Most of the time these adaptations don't really work... and that's actually a good thing. »1/30/15 3:17pm1/30/15 3:17pm

This Week's TV: Two Specials That Will Make Christmas Extra Creepy

Christmas means that there's not a whole lot of new TV this week, but there's still plenty to watch other than endless replays of A Christmas Story. For one thing, there's a spooky new Doctor Who special and the latest from the dystopian Black Mirror. Plus, marathons for those who prefer TV over yule logs. »12/22/14 12:00pm12/22/14 12:00pm

Black Mirror's Christmas Special: A Yuletide Nightmare You Have To See

The idea of Black Mirror, the twisted British dystopian series, having a Christmas special might seem odd. But while White Christmas does give us a dark near future that's not all tinsel and lights, its trio of tales is really all about a truly Christmassy message of compassion and empathy. Spoilers ahead... »12/17/14 3:51pm12/17/14 3:51pm

What Story Did You Recognize As An Important Work Of Art Right Away?

Sometimes, it takes decades or longer for something to be recognized as a timeless, vitally important artwork. Great art stands the test of time after all. But sometimes, you see something and just know immediately that it's a great life-changing artwork. Which science fiction or fantasy story did you recognize as… »10/21/14 4:15pm10/21/14 4:15pm

Tons of News From Avengers 2, Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Wars!

Rumors add not one, but two women to Star Wars Episode VII's cast. There are posters for Arnold Schwarzenegger's King Conan and the Despicable Me spinoff about the Minons. Doctor Who gets another guest star. Arrow promotes someone to series regular. And, most importantly, the Hulk gets stretchy pants. Spoilers now! »5/19/14 9:00am5/19/14 9:00am

This Week's TV: William Hurt plays legendary physicist Richard Feynman

This week, Karl Urban teams up with an android to fight crime in Almost Human, while his Star Trek crewmate John Cho returns to Sleepy Hollow. Possibly the best TV show of the past few years comes to our screens. And a legendary physicist is played by an Academy Award-winner! Check out clips and details for all this… »11/11/13 12:00pm11/11/13 12:00pm

The final episode of Black Mirror gives you Big Brother for the social media age

Last night marked the final episode in the second series of Black Mirror, the ultra-dark UK show that explores the future of media. This series, like the first, was a set of three short stories (we reviewed the first episode here), each set in the near future. Though this second series was more uneven than the first… »2/27/13 2:34am2/27/13 2:34am