one of Best TV Shows From the twenty-first century should be a science fiction anthology black mirror. The series draws on ideas and technology from the real world and spins them into clever (and often terrifying) scenarios. In this regard, he is the real heir Twilight Zoneeven more so than the 2019 reboot.
Like a lot of the best science fiction movies, black mirror The near future is used to poke into the present. His best episodes explore the impact of today’s dominant technologies — smartphones, social media, virtual reality, and drones — but extrapolate to the logical end point. The result is one of the best horror shows ever written, and it does for computers and the internet jaws He did on the beach.
‘Playtest’ (S3, E2) – IMDb: 8.1/10
White Russell The stars in this episode As a man who gets paid to test an augmented reality video game that exploits a player’s worst fears. The game quickly turns more scary than intended, and the lines between reality and simulation blur. The episode is one of the best direct psychological horror pieces in black mirror Canon, remember us a David Cronenberg Movie.
As usual, the fact that technology isn’t far off is what lifts the loop. The Oculus Rift and HoloLens slot is already here, although it’s still in its infancy. “Playtest” raises interesting questions about the use of technology to escape reality and the effects it will have on our psyche.
‘Nosedive’ (S3, E1) – IMDb: 8.3/10
Charlie Brooker Skewers on social media and status games in this pastel-colored nightmare From an episode directed by Joe Wrightfilm director expiation And the worst case. It takes place in a world where people use an app to rate each other on a five-star scale. Your grade determines your status in society and how you will be treated. lacy (Bryce Dallas Howard) is a young woman who seeks to raise her grades, but circumstances beyond her control conspire to completely spoil her credit.
“Nosedive” is a great commentary on the toxic effects of social media, where people are constantly being judged in front of the group. It also refers to real-world systems such as China’s planned social credit system, which will assess all citizens and give them benefits or penalties based on their behavior. “Nosedive” is an entertaining television watch and cautionary tale about the dangers of garnering community approval.
‘USS Callister’ (S4, E1) – IMDb: 8.3/10
Robert Daly (Jesse Plemons) He is a bitter software developer who feels that his co-workers are not giving him the respect he deservesso their DNA is used to create the avatars inside a Star Trek-whisky Game. Robert controls these in-game digital copies of even one (Christine MiliotiAttempts to rebel against him.
“USS Callister” is one of the most purely entertaining games black mirror loops. The shows are great (especially Plemons’ impression of Captain Kirk), and the sci-fi show submissions are spot on. It also ends with surprising optimism, as the villain finally receives his punishment.
‘Shut Up and Dance’ (S3, E3) – IMDb: 8.4/10
This dismal episode is about the teenage Kenny (Alex Luther), Blackmailed by a hacker who obtained a video of him masturbating. The hacker directs Kenny to carry out a series of strange criminal acts. Kenny meets a middle-aged manJerome Flynn) who are also blackmailed, and the hacker orders them to commit a burglary.
‘Shut Up and Dance’ is probably the darkest and most brutal black mirror episode. It could have collapsed into a nihilistic chaos, but the ring is stuck together thanks to strong performances from Lawther and Flynn. They deserve to be commended for performing these challenging roles.
“The Complete History of You” (S1, E3) – IMDb: 8.5/10
Phones everywhere have made it easier for people to record more and more of their lives, and this episode takes this idea to its logical conclusion: A technology has been invented that can record everything a person sees and hears. Attorney Liam (Toby Kebbell(suspects his wife Fionn)Jodi Whitaker) was having an affair, so he fills in all his recorded memories for any signs of infidelity.
“The Entire History of You” was the first episode of the show that Brooker had not written. Instead, the script is Jesse Armstrongthe writer behind the scathing British comedy peep show and HBO’s Succession. As a result, it is smaller in its range than usual but no less severe in its observations. It is a clever exploration of memory and self-deception.
“Hate in the Nation” (S3, E6) – IMDb: 8.5/10
This revolves around police procedures following two detectives (Kelly MacDonald And the Faye Marsai) Investigate a series of murders. It turns out that all the victims were people who were abused online. What about the murder weapon? Swarms of tiny robotic bees have been created to pollinate flowers while swaying real bees are on the verge of extinction.
“Hated in the Nation” is a mixed bag, exploring ideas such as social media mobbing, environmental collapse, and nanotechnology. While it’s not the best-written episode on the show, it’s worth it because of its unique influence on the big fear of the internet age: online libel.
San Junipero (Season 3, E4) – IMDb: 8.6/10
San Junipero is a beach resort town within a simulated reality created for seniors, where users can live by younger avatars. The story follows the shy Yorkie (Mackenzie DavisMy open agentjojo mabtha rue), who meet in San Junipero and fall in love.
The performances and cinematography are excellent, as is Brooker’s dialogue. San Junipero is unique among black mirror Episodes because they feature a refined narrative and warm-hearted characters. It’s probably the most influential too.
“The Black Museum” (S4, E6) – IMDb: 8.6/10
This episode follows Nish (Letitia Wright), A woman visits the Black Museum and hears stories about some of the most interesting artifacts. However, Nisha secretly has an unfinished business with the curator.
The episode is supposed to include Easter eggs and references to each of them black mirror loop up to that point. Items on display at the museum include a robotic bee from the movie “Hated in the Nation,” a slate from “Arkangel,” and a bathtub from “Crocodile,” among other things.
‘Hang the DJ’ (S4, E4) – IMDb: 8.7/10
“hang up the DJ” It’s about a dating app that matches people together for a specific period of time. Frank (Joe Cool) and Amy (Georgina Campbell) are identical but undertake not to check the expiration date of the application for the relationship between them. Things escalate from here, with Amy believing they’re trapped inside a simulation the app evokes.
The episode is romantic comedy and ‘black mirror’Takes in online dating. It reminds us of Yorgos LanthimosMovie crayfish, which is also a science fiction about people being matched with partners, sometimes against their will. It’s not the most mind-blowing premise on the show, but it does work thanks to a moving performance from Cole and Campbell.
‘White Christmas’ (S2, E4) – IMDb: 9.1/10
white christmas he is black mirror2014 Christmas special, although it is 74 minutes long, it is almost an advantage. Who are the stars Jon Hamm And the Rav Spall It tells three interconnected stories. The main technologies in the episode are “cookies” – digital replicas of people stored inside an object and used as personal assistants – and “blocking”, where someone can block someone in real life so they can’t hear that person, only they can see them As a distorted gray silhouette.
Like most black mirror Episodes of “White Christmas” weave elements of horror, turning these intriguing innovations into sources of abuse and terror. For example, digital replicas inside “cookies” can be made to experience several months in a matter of seconds, an undeniably brutal form of torture. The concept of “blocking” is so well implemented and alarming, that Hamm’s character can’t communicate with his ex-wife or daughter. Basically, the episode is about human contact and the main characters’ frightening failure to find it.
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