The popular and intensely mind-boggling Netflix show 'Black Mirror' returns with its much-anticipated fifth season on June 5th, 2019, which is about less than a month away.
Although we can't wait to watch what unfolds this season, we still remember the episodes that played with the very fabric of our minds, making us believe the future is rather experimentative, dark and intensely bleak! Technology would have skipped a million beats in the next few years and it's all being projected through this incredible semi-fictional show.
'Black Mirror', for me has changed how I'd like to look at technology, the future, privacy and the world in a completely new way and as I look forward to the brand new season, I can't help but reminisce over some crazy episodes from the past seasons that actually made me go what the f***!!
So, I am going to lay out some of my favourite episodes from 'Black Mirror' and if you haven't seen them or have and don't remember, it's time to watch them again, obviously before June 5th.(1) White Bear
This episode literally blew my mind. It's literal because I couldn't really get over how unusual and twisted punishing someone for a crime can be, in the near future and, of course, while you're on that subject you can't help but think of implementing this form of punishment for all the rapists out there. Come on, I am sure you've had that debate after watching this episode! Or do you have no idea of what I am talking about? Watch the episode!
Watch the trailer here(2) The Waldo Moment
I believe politics is a farce to keep people busy from contemplating absolute anarchy, and this episode of 'Black Mirror' is an absolute juxtaposition of political trends from across the globe. The episode revolves around a bawdy cartoon bear, who's standing up for elections against a permanently enraged political candidate. Oh, the mighty satires this episode delves into. It's absolutely fantastic!
Watch the trailer here(3) Black Museum
This episode certainly made me cringe in all my elemental glory! I mean, it was gory, with a technological wonder attached to it. A young woman visits an isolated museum, which collects memorabilia from different techno-crimes in the past and happens to meet the proprietor who gets into unique details about the whys and hows of three intense crimes that took place in the past. Little does he know the girl has her own ulterior motives. This story definitely sent shivers down my spine.
Watch the trailer here(4) Hated In The Nation
This is the final episode of the third season and it should actually be re-named 'eventuality'. There are homicide robotic bees, an internet serial killer on the run, who is programming these bees to attack people and, of course, a detective who outruns him, towards the end. Why are the bees robotic? You gotta see it to know it.
Watch the trailer here(5) Nosedive
Nosedive is actually and basically the world we live in, but in the future. What I mean is, it's a story about how we see ourselves vs. how we'd do anything and everything for acceptance and validation. Everything depends on the ratings you get as a human being, which is actually picking up in some parts of the world currently, which means the future is almost here. I've put this episode in my top favourites because it's a hard-hitting reality which we will have to face sometime soon.
Watch the trailer here(6) The Nation Anthem
The absolute dark side to life and technology, the first ever episode of 'Black Mirror' depicted absolute gutsy feels, as Charlie Brooker put a daring proposition of the Prime Minister having sex with a pig to free a fictional princess in captivity. The alarming thing about this episode is people's rapidly changing opinion through social outfits aka technology used in social references and something unthinkable entering the realms of acceptance.
Watch the trailer here(7) White Christmas
This episode was a Christmas special for 2014 and it should've been titled 'Dark Christmas' rather! Two men find each other for company at a remote outpost and tell each other three intense tales, without letting out any secrets, until you figure there's a mega-twist towards the end. This one's a special one and you must watch it.
Watch the trailer here
While I have only put 7 of my favourite episodes, there are a few more worth a mention for sure. But I'll leave it up to you to decide what you feel should top the list. Subjectivity FTW! For now, I am banking on the 3 episodes in season 5 and can't wait to see what Charlie Brooker has in store for us next.