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15Black Mirror

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Black Mirror is often described as the modern day Twilight Zone, but that description isn’t entirely accurate. The Twilight Zone occasionally dealt with some troubling subject matter or was outright scary, but most episodes were designed to be entertaining adventures that you ultimately have fun watching. Black Mirror...well, Black

Mirror’s pilot episode features a government official violating a farm animal on national television. So no, it’s not exactly like The Twilight Zone.

In fact, it’s odd that Netflix picked up Black Mirror, considering that it’s one of the least bingeable shows of the modern era. The average Black Mirror episode is designed to deeply disturb you. That’s not the kind of content that you are meant to gorge on. Furthermore, certain episodes like the brilliant "San Junipero" lose some of their effectiveness when you treat them as part of a marathon rather than as the mature mini movie it actually is.

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