Black Mirror

While I’m talking about good things to watch on Netflix, here’s another.

I’m late to the party on this, I realize, but Black Mirror is really, really good. I was initially put off watching it because of the title and the branding: I’d assumed it was some sort of horror series involving slashing and mirrors. But then Oliver revealed he’d been watching it, and watching a horror series is the last thing on earth he would do, so I dipped in.

Hard to do justice in words to what it is, but suffice to say: each episode is a completely self-contained story; each story concerns some aspect of the not-too-distance future and how technology might change how we live and work; the production values, especially the depictions of screens and devices, are very high.

The good thing about being late to the party is that there are three seasons waiting for me to stream.