If you need a new show to binge, and you enjoy having your sanity torn to shreds and then having your heart ripped out and spit on, this is just for you!
The One Netflix Series I Will Never Get Over
(Odyssey Article 15)
A Review of ‘Black Mirror’, A Netflix Original
Let me tell you guys something…
However, nothing had me feeling some type of way like “Black Mirror.”
Netflix describes the series as: “The sleek world of tomorrow offers opportunities beyond our wildest dreams. At a price of our worst nightmares.”
(In a nutshell, the show takes the idea of technology advancement in the future, but it also adds in the aspect of everything possible to go wrong with that technology.)
Charlie Brooker’s “Netflix Original” anthology series is not only a sci-fi lover’s dream; it is also humanity’s greatest horror. Three seasons and five years in the making, Black Mirror is truly like nothing else on television.
If you also watch TWD, refer back to all the emotions you felt in the pit of your stomach during the Season 7 premiere episode, and that is how you feel watching each episode of Black Mirror. Out of 13 episodes, only one has a happy ending, so if you enjoy having your sanity torn to shreds and then having your heart ripped out, chunked on the ground, stepped, and spit on, this show is just for you!
Fair warning, Black Mirror is for adults only. Between the language, sexual content, gore, and disturbing ideas/images, it is very graphic. However, I do recommend the show for couples or best friends because it is an experience in itself, as well as a reliable conversation starter.
I can’t say much about the series specifically without spoilers, but it is an anthology series, so each episode is unrelated to the next. It’s a compilation of stories with minute references from one episode to another. Yet, that aspect is one of the best parts of the show because you never know what you get next.
All and all, Black Mirror is an emotional roller coaster with totally unforeseen twists, turns, drops, loops, barrel rolls, and complete 180s making you beg for it to stop while simultaneously wanting it to never end. It’s a televised train wreck – you don’t want to look, but you can’t look away.
Please binge watch the series, and let me know what you guys think! You won’t (and will) be sorry you did!
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