It’s all over before it even really began. This week marked the final episode from the second series of Black Mirror. Entitled The Waldo Moment, it was a political satire that poked fun at the public’s apathy towards the electoral process via a big blue CGI bear.
If some viewers found last week a little too sappy for their liking then fear not, White Bear is a world away from Be Right Back and is anything but romantic. This was a return to the Black Mirror that most people are familiar with. It was dark and edgy with that surreal Charlie Brooker twist.
Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror has returned to us with three more twisted tales with a technological slant. Despite marrying a former Blue Peter presenter and waxing lyrical about his offspring in his Guardian columns, there is nothing remotely sweet about any of these stories. Actually, that’s a lie.
For those of you still looking for a last minute Christmas present for the Doctor Who fan in your life then look no further than Behind the Sofa: Celebrity memories of Doctor Who by Steve Berry.
It seems we can’t get enough of murder. Whether it’s Waking the Dead, The Killing, Murder She Wrote, Luther, Midsomer Murders, Miss Marple, Lewis – even Sherlock we’re a nation obsessed with murder. Our screens are flooded with detective shows and they are piling up much like the bodies.
The last segment of this satirical trio of fables played with the notion of hindsight and questioned whether it really is a wonderful thing.
Imagine a future powered by people on exercise bikes, where rooms are made up of walls of screens and the only chance to escape is by going on a reality television show. Welcome to the world of black mirrors.
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