Category: Black Mirror
Netflix’s Black Mirror: ‘Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too’ Review
Sorry, but I kinda loved this one.
Netflix’s Black Mirror: ‘Smithereens’ Review
Smithereens is overlong, tiresome, and I’d say meandering but like its hero it reaches a destination within half an hour and just sits in place waiting for something dramatic to happen. And then it does and it’s not worth the wait at all.
Netflix’s Black Mirror: ‘Striking Vipers’ Review
It’s easier sharing a body when the one you’re offering isn’t really yours. I’ve known this ever since I was a fourteen, pretending to be an adult woman to have cybersex on anonymous websites. Back when the internet was slow and those spaces still felt illicit folks were less picky about confirmation. I think they…
A Glass Darkly: Black Mirror, Season 3 Episode 2. Playtest
Until now episodes of Black Mirror have felt like they have had something to say about us. It ain’t always been profound, and its arguments haven’t always been well constructed, but it’s always tried. It’s like playtest doesn’t even try, it’s too much in love with itself to create a working story. Too much in…
A Glass Darkly: Black Mirror, Season 3 Episode 1. Nosedive
In these reviews I’m relaxing my usual position on spoilers. It is strongly recommended you watch before reading. An evening several months ago I sat on a bridge out of town watching the sunset. A man walking down the footpath struck a conversation, he was a teacher, a birdwatcher, he seemed dissatisfied with his…