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'Black Mirror': Everything You Need To Know About The Show

Annabell Jones and Charlie Brooker pose with the Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media Within A Scripted Program Award for 'Bandersnatch (Black Mirror)' in the press room during the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on September 15, 2019 in Los Angeles, California
September 29, 2019 - 08:50 / Philip Faukland-Pollard

The series examines elements of modern society closely, especially unanticipated consequences of new technologies. Episodes are unrelated to each other, usually set in an alternative present reality or in the future, often with a dark underlying tone. 

Black Mirror episodes consistently give an alternate reality to highlight modern technology capabilities, artificial intelligence and the detrimental effects these can have on humanity. The show is streamed on Netflix and has featured very famous celebrities such as Miley Cyrus even. 

Writer Charlie Brooker with the cast and crew of 'Black Mirror:San Junipero' accept an award onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

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An example of an episode is San Junipero. The episode is set in a beach resort town named San Junipero, where the introverted "Yorkie" (Mackenzie Davis) meets the more outgoing "Kelly" (Gugu Mbatha-Raw). San Junipero is revealed to be a simulated reality where the deceased can live and the elderly can visit, all inhabiting their younger selves' bodies. It is essentially a place to escape to when one can no longer bear their own lives and one dreams of being youthful again. This episode is however the least graphic and disturbing episode of any of the series. In others, the plots usually follow someone being trapped in a situation they cannot get out of and experiencing a reality that is extremely distressing. All episodes are available to be viewed on Netflix.