“If technology is a drug – and it does feel like a drug – then what, precisely, are the side-effects? This area – between delight and discomfort – is where Black Mirror, my new drama series, is set. The “black mirror” of the title is the one you’ll find on every wall, on every desk, in the palm of every hand: the cold, shiny screen of a TV, a monitor, a smartphone”
Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror is probably one of the best TV works of science fiction. All three episodes, set in near and distant futures, are about how we integrate new technologies into the most intimate parts of our lives, often with hideous results. What makes this series so powerful is its incredible psychological realism. If you’re looking for intelligent, disturbing science fiction you have to watch this series. It will smack you in the face and leave you smarting for weeks afterward as you ponder what kind of world we’re creating for ourselves.