Black Mirror, season 1 (2011) live action, TV – UK

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Drama, sci fi, thriller
Episodes 3
Duration 25min
Score 8
Creator Charlie Brooker
Directors Otto Bathurst, Euros Lyn, Brian Welsh
Writers Charlie Brooker, Kanak Huq, Jesse Armstrong
Cast Rory Kinnear, Lindsay Duncan, Donald Sumpter, Tom Goodman-Hill, Anna Wilson-Jones, Lydia Wilson, Daniel Kaluuya, Jessica Brown Findlay, Rupert Everett, Julia Davis, Ashley Thomas, Paul Popplewell, Toby Kebbell, Jodie Whittaker, Tom Cullen


An anthology series about the dark side of technology. Include a kidnapped princess with a ransom demanding the prime minister do something indecent live on the air, a future where people a forced to perform minial labour with the only way out being a reality TV show and an implant that records everything you see and hear.


It’s fun, funny and slightly creepy. The third episode was kind of annoying. You didn’t need an implant to see any of it unless you’re a complete moron. The first was hilarious, but you can’t help but feel bad for the poor pm. The second was interesting enough, but it doesn’t feel like anything new. Maybe the most realistic? But hell, if you got paid to ride a bike all day, why not? You also get to watch TV.  Now if you can read books as well (which I would hope so since you can play a violin, it would be awesome….


Anyway, not sure if I’d recommend it. I liked it but it strikes me as something only people with weird taste would be interested in…


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