I’m not sure how I feel about Black Mirror and I’m not sure how I feel about Charlie Brooker. Sure, Brooker’s a famously brilliant wordsmith whose acid-tongued rhetoric is a joy to read, and his television shows are always worth watching, but like his dystopian trilogy, there’s a twist involved.
Brooker explained the series thus: “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.”