Black Mirror Review – TPToA Podcast 08

There’s never been a better time to catch up on Charlie Brooker’s anthology series, Black Mirror. It’s near-future sci-fi, one of the trickiest genres to depict convincingly, but this well-written dystopian satire shows us that our greatest enemy isn’t some alien invasion or cosmic catastrophe… it’s ourselves.

What’s a “black mirror”? Brooker explains: “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”.

Join Dion and Quinny and their special guest, comedian Jazz Twemlow, as they ask: if technology is a drug, then what the hell are the side effects?

Reader Rating0 Votes
Superb writing and withering examples of humanity and technology
A bleak warning sign on the side of the dystopian highway
Once it grabs hold it can speak to you on a primal level
Some of the ideas presented fall short of the impact they hope to have
The wait between seasons is just long enough
It's all a little TOO real.