Critic Consensus: Black Mirror answers the call for a larger season with a double batch of solid episodes that prove Charlie Brooker remains a masterful dystopian storyteller.
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Black Mirror, the acclaimed anthology series that taps into our collective unease about the modern world, comes to Netflix for its long-awaited third season. Touted by Stephen King as "terrifying, funny, intelligent" and "like The Twilight Zone," each stand-alone episode blends themes of technology, anxiety and human relationships, leading to an unforgettable -- and sometimes unsettling -- conclusion.
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The series's third season ups the ante on the horrors that come with our addiction to technology, parceling out scares with social-media rankings, virtual-reality games, invasion of privacy, and online harassment.
Black Mirror limits the margin of error by twisting the structure of the season itself, so that San Junípero... rises as the story that encompasses all the others. [Full review in Spanish]
But overall the clangers are forgivable - even the bad Black Mirror episodes are at least consistently stylish and fun.
I'm glad Black Mirror continues to exist, but I spent a lot of these new episodes feeling like the Cherry Jones character from "Nosedive," longing for the way things used to be.
Do Brooker and Annabel Jones concede that running into the woods to live off the grid might not be the only answer? For once, it sure seems that way.
Audience Reviews for Black Mirror: Season 3
This special episode, White Christmas, played differently from the structure of seasons past with mixed results. Though the stories are still superb, sarcastic and with plenty of food for thought, by making them all part of a single "story" made them feel a bit loose and disjointed at times, with some characters getting the short end of the stick, namely Oona Chaplin's character that I was quite enjoying but never had time to shine.
Still, it's great television for the most part. A shame that it doesn't happen more often.
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