Black Mirror is a British made/produced series that started in 2011 and premiered here in the U.S. on Netflix. It is currently on it’s 3rd season and is available to stream right now.
You could label it ‘Science Fiction’, but for those of you old enough to remember the Twilight Zone or Outer Limits, it is kinda like that with more of a distinctly Orwellian/Dystopian feel about it.
Dystopian-esque Movies and Series are pretty popular right now both in the U.K and America mostly because I think people are more fearful of what the future holds than captivated by it, and while Black Mirror is heavy on the satirical, poking fun at the ridiculousness of what our society has and/or IS becoming because of technology, it also has a distinctly serious side to it in that it poses some legitimate questions to us as a society.
I won’t spoil the series for you, but just to give you an ideal of what kind of a show this is, the first episode entitled Nosedive is a satirical look at a not too distant future where social media has created basically a CASTE system where a person’s SOCIAL STATUS is everything and just like your FICA credit score, determines your place and position in society. Want that swanky new apartment? Well your better have a social status ranking of 4.5 or above to qualify. Want to be popular at work? You better not “like” the guy whose ranking just fell below a 2.4 because of a job demotion. The result is what I like to call a society of “plastic” shallow, politically correct people whose sole purpose in life is to be LIKED.
Check out Black Mirror Seasons 1 thru 3 on Netflix.
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