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


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

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

Dystopian British series Black Mirror returns to twist the knife

Last year, writer and satirist Charlie Brooker awed us and basically ripped our guts out with the first season of Black Mirror, a three-episode series of short stories set in troubling, media-saturated futures. Now he's back with season two, whose first episode, "Be Right Back," aired last night on Channel 4. It was… »2/12/13 7:59pm2/12/13 7:59pm

Can you tell the difference between this Black Mirror trailer and a Microsoft ad?

The intense creepiness of this trailer for season two of Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror is only amped up by the fact that it resembles any number of ads for consumer electronics and internet whizbangery. By the time you get to the slogan — "The future is broken" — you're already feeling the horrible dystopian vibe.… »1/28/13 2:20pm1/28/13 2:20pm