Black Mirror is a British science fiction series available on Netflix Streaming. It’s important to know which episodes to watch first and which to avoid so we have created our list for you. We felt it was important to break it down this way for you, lest you get turned off by accidentally watching a hard to bear episode first. Each episode is standalone. If you recall Twilight Zone was as well.
Wikipedia describes the series as “centered around dark and satirical themes that examine modern society, particularly with regard to the unanticipated consequences of new technologies. … usually set in an alternative present or the near future.”
Black Mirror’s creator and co-showrunner is the British Charlie Brooker.
Robert Ziman reminds me that “Brooker is a genius”
Robert and I both love talking about aging and longevity on Clubhouse. I founded the Rethinking Aging Club there. Robert is co-founder of the Longevity Biotech Club and 4-15-21 he referred to the USS Callister to make a point.
Fifth Season of Black Mirror Has Dropped on Netflix
Netflix commissioned a third season of 12 episodes in September 2015. Later the commissioned episodes were divided into two seasons of six episodes. The third season was released on Netflix Streaming in October 2016. Filming of the fourth season began in June 2017. Black Mirror was first broadcast in 2011 on British Channel 4.
Black Mirror Netflix Streaming Episodes We Especially Recommend:
Season 1, episode 2: 15 Million Merits
Season 3, episode 1: NoseDive
Season 3, episode 4: San Janipero
Season 3, episode 5: Men Against Fire
Season 4, episode 6: USS Callister
Season 5, episode 1: Striking Vipers
Black Mirror Netflix Streaming Episodes Fine to Watch:
Season 1, episode 3: The Entire History of You
Season 2, episode 1: Be Right Back
– Caution: My friend Marsha announced she hated this episode during the Streaming Film segment of her podcast. But our friends Lee and Joe loved. I thought it deserved a place here in the fine to watch category.
Season 2, episode 4: White Christmas, stars John Hamm. AV Club opinon by @zhandlen
Season 3, episode 2: PlayTest
Season 3, episode 6: Hated in the Nation
Season 4, episode 3: Hang the DJ
Season 4, episode 5: Arkangel
Season 4, episode 4: Crocodile
Season 4, episode 2: Metalhead (but note this is dark)
Season 4, episode 1: Black Museum
Season 5, episode 3: Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too starring Miley Cyrus
Season 5, episode 2: Smithereens with Topher Grace playing the Marc Zuckerberg role
Black Mirror Netflix Streaming Episodes You Can Skip:
Season 1: E1 National Anthem (gross)
Season 2: E2 White Bear (VERY dark)
Season 2: E3 Waldo
Season 3: E3 Shut Up and Dance (VERY dark)
For more of what we like in the sci-fi genre, please see our sci-fi page.
Updated June 7, 2019