Vulture Ranked the Best ‘Black Mirror’ Episodes #SciFiSunday
Check out this stellar list from Vulture. They really do always rank it right. Admittedly, I find Black Mirror hit or miss, largely because I’m not always ready to ride a bleak express train straight to dystopian despair. That’s why I appreciate a list like this, so I can have someone sort the best eps out for me.
Anthologies are all the rage these days, from Ryan Murphy’s ever-expanding empire of mini-series to Joe Swanberg’s collection of romance shorts. Yet no program has taken advantage of the elasticity of anthology storytelling quite like Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror, trading pet themes, genres, creative personnel, and tones from one episode to the next. A newfangled, potentially disastrous technology pops up in each installment, giving the series a healthy sense of cohesion, but the four seasons aired so far could not be more all over the map. Political satires and future dystopias, cop procedurals and war dramas, soulless nihilism and life-affirming humanism: If you dislike Black Mirror, perhaps you just haven’t found the right episode.
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