Category Archives: Black Mirror

Black Mirror: “Black Museum” Season 4 Episode 6 Review

The benefit of a grab-bag episode like “Black Museum” is that if one story doesn’t work, there’s another right around the corner that might. The season finale’s very concept, as it’s initially

Black Mirror: “Metalhead” Season 4 Episode 5 Review

“Metalhead” is the rare episode of Black Mirror where Charlie Brooker’s writing takes a back seat in favor of a new director coming in to put their stamp on the series. This is a

Black Mirror: “Crocodile” Season 4 Episode 3 Review

Where “Arkangel”‘s drama was loud and fussy, “Crocodile” takes a much quieter approach, but the result is ultimately the same. This is another episode of Black Mirror where the protagonist can’t help themselves but

Black Mirror: “Arkangel” Season 4 Episode 2 Review

Since season one’s seminal “The Entire History of You,” Black Mirror has conditioned its audience to know how to watch an episode like “Arkangel,” where a new piece of technology deeply integrates itself into

Black Mirror: “USS Callister” Season 4 Episode 1 Review

Has Black Mirror achieved blockbuster status? “USS Callister” certainly feels like the show reaching for a wider audience than ever before. But don’t mistake the episode as a nostalgia-fueled half-parody-half-homage to Star Trek in the

Black Mirror: “Hated in the Nation” Season 3 Episode 6 (Season Finale) Review

Having Black Mirror‘s third season bookended by “Nosedive” and “Hated in the Nation” makes the most sense from an audience perspective. They’re the best and most richly satisfying episodes of the season, while

Black Mirror: “Men Against Fire” Season 3 Episode 5 Review

If you’ve seen every episode of Black Mirror before “Men Against Fire,” it probably felt relatively familiar to you. It follows the very root of the series, which is telling unsettling, complex stories

Black Mirror: “San Junipero” Season 3 Episode 4 Review

For much of “San Junipero” runtime, there’s barely any science fiction. We find ourselves in the titular fictional beach town in 1987, where awkward newcomer Yorkie (Mackenzie Davis) meets an electric weekly

Black Mirror: “Shut Up and Dance” Season 3 Episode 3 Review

“Shut Up and Dance” is the first episode of season three that could take place in the present and no one would bat an eye. There are no stretches in technological advancement

Black Mirror: “Playtest” Season 3 Episode 2 Review

For what ends up being a small chamber horror, it’s a natural move for Charlie Brooker to enlist 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg for “Playtest.” The camera leans slowly with our hero as