Strange, strange is a broad term, encompassing many different aspects that don't commonly pass through the brains of humanity, thus making one restless, perplexed, or even intimidated. Strange is a word that perfectly describes the recently surfaced show, Black Mirror. The dark, disturbing, interesting, and strange plot of this show has brought recently aired seasons one through four to the top of the Netflix food chain. Each episode forces the audience into a new twisted reality, with new characters, settings, and plotlines. Black Mirror has episodes that feature a dating program that gives an expiration date to each new partner, to a horror game simulation that takes a sharp turn, becoming all too powerful and real. Black Mirror excels in dark creativity. The creation of this show has spiked interest in many Netflix watchers because of its unique nature. Many shows today tend to mimic certain situations that happen in everyday society, grabbing the attention of people because of the easy relativity of the basic plots. Black Mirror, however, takes a risk, and branches out from the safe zone that other shows guarantee to viewers. Unless your brain has a security system that allows your parents to see what you see via a computer pad, sensor certain inappropriate things and make your vision blurry, or even check on your chemical balances at any given point (yes, that is an episode), relating to Black Mirror may be difficult. Entertaining the strangest situations, and diving into the formally untouched parts of the human brain, Black Mirror has managed to create quite possibly the most peculiar, yet unique show to ever surface on Netflix, as an original Netflix series. Next time you're scrolling through the black and red screen questioning what to watch, dare to click on Black Mirror, and introduce your brain to an alternate reality.
Story by Hannah Bancroft and Maci Cameron