Black Mirror: Season 3 (2014)

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Season 3
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Black Mirror answers the call for a larger season with a double batch of solid episodes that prove Charlie Brooker remains a masterful dystopian storyteller.

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Air date: Oct 21, 2016

Insecure office worker Lacie (Bryce Dallas Howard) lives in a happy, smiley, status-obsessed nightmare world. Her old friend Naomi (Alice Eve) is one of society's elites -- and Lacie may have found a way to join her ...

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Air date: Oct 21, 2016

Thrill-seeking globetrotter Cooper (Wyatt Russell) visits Britain, hooks up with Sonja (Hannah John-Kamen) and tests a video game so advanced, it's terrifying ...

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Air date: Oct 21, 2016

When withdrawn 19-year- old Kenny (Alex Lawther) stumbles headlong into an online trap, he is quickly forced into an uneasy alliance with shifty Hector (Jerome Flynn) - both of them at the mercy of persons unknown.

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Air date: Oct 21, 2016

California, 1987: San Junipero is a fun-loving beach town synonymous with sun, surf, and sex. And for recent arrivals Yorkie (Mackenzie Davis) and Kelly (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), it's going to be a life-changer ...

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Air date: Oct 21, 2016

Future soldiers Stripe (Malachi Kirby) and Raiman (Madeline Brewer) must protect frightened villagers from an infestation of vicious feral mutants. Technologically, they have the edge - but will that help them survive?

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Air date: Oct 21, 2016

In near-future London, police detective Karin Parke (Kelly Macdonald) and her tech-savvy sidekick Blue (Faye Marsay) investigate a string of mysterious deaths with a sinister link to social media.

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Black Mirror, the acclaimed anthology series that taps into our collective unease about the modern world, comes to Netflix for its long-awaited third season. Touted by Stephen King as "terrifying, funny, intelligent" and "like The Twilight Zone," each stand-alone episode blends themes of technology, anxiety and human relationships, leading to an unforgettable -- and sometimes unsettling -- conclusion.

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Critic Reviews for Black Mirror Season 3

All Critics (65) | Top Critics (21)

The defining quality of the new season is... a consuming interest in online humiliation and how the internet has enabled and accelerated public judgment and derision.

Oct 28, 2016 | Full Review…

Not all the episodes are created equal, but even the lesser installments give the series a sheen of impressive physical and mental athleticism.

Oct 21, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The very best aspect of Black Mirror, the thing that makes the show so compelling, is that Brooker and his collaborators have developed a real knack for taking these seemingly far-flung narratives and making them feel extremely relatable.

Oct 21, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

This season's batch of Black Mirror episodes are more consistently compelling than ever. It's tough to say exactly why, because so much of the shocking energy in each episode comes from plot twists it would be criminal to reveal in advance.

Oct 21, 2016 | Full Review…
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Even the episodes that miss the mark feel like they're striving for something we don't usually get from modern television.

Oct 21, 2016 | Full Review…

It may be the best binge-watching TV show around - I'll bet you can't watch just one... it's a cult TV offering that you may approach skeptically, but you'll leave having been fully entertained.

Oct 20, 2016 | Full Review…
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Overall, once more Black Mirror has failed to disappoint and made it worth the two-year wait for a new season.

Jan 2, 2020 | Full Review…

'Black Mirror' is special. It deserves our time. And it is not for science fiction fans, far from it. It is for anyone who wants stories with different and surprising approaches. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 20, 2019 | Full Review…

Not knowing what you're going to get is part of the thrill with Black Mirror - a show whose stories contain the loose connective tissue of how technology and society may be a toxic relationship.

Feb 7, 2019 | Rating: 8.6/10 | Full Review…

Overall, this new crop of Black Mirror - which all but doubles the show's total count before this - is better than ever.

Aug 28, 2018 | Full Review…

The series's third season ups the ante on the horrors that come with our addiction to technology, parceling out scares with social-media rankings, virtual-reality games, invasion of privacy, and online harassment.

Jan 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Black Mirror limits the margin of error by twisting the structure of the season itself, so that San Junípero... rises as the story that encompasses all the others. [Full review in Spanish]

Jan 16, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Black Mirror: Season 3

  • Aug 31, 2020
    Satanic filth best avoided. Read books written by white Christian men from the western canon to keep the beauty, truth and goodness of western civilization alive.
  • Jul 15, 2020
    With a double amount of episodes, Season three of Black Mirror is yet another effective and wondrous season. Nosedive: 3.5/5 Playtest: 3.5/5 Shut Up And Dance: 4.5/5 San Junipero: 3.5/5 Men Against Fire: 2/5 Hated In The Nation: 4.5/5 Average: 4/5
  • Jul 15, 2020
    Black Mirror Season 3 | Detailed note: 9.3
  • Jul 01, 2020
    Plot Twists, Thought Provoking, Entertaining everything you love about sci-fi and thrillers are in Black Mirror Season 3
  • May 27, 2020
    Another awesome Dark and mind-blowing season,1st episode was brilliant little cringe and great bashing of fake statuses,the rating system was amazing,it was well acted and awesome episode with satisfying end,2nd one was scary and mind-blowing the game thing and constant nightmares feeling real for person whereas in real time it was just matter of seconds it was awesomely great,3rd episode was little present type scenario it was intense and Dark and entertaining,the 4th episode was okay the core and Dark vibe of Black mirror felt missing it was fun episode although starting 30-mins or so it felt like a romantic lesbian movie it was little off,then the reveal and the situations kind-of revisit to past like aftermath,with the cloud thing it was amazing the last 20 mins were brilliant,5th episode was okay too just like last episode it felt little off the main theme which was experimentally great this episode was like zombie game it was predictable but entertaining,the last episode was literal masterpiece it was like detective thrilling episode the case was unique and mind-blowing the bee thing and villain with whole control with the hashtags to kill most hated person it was extreme and awesome it was 90 mins entertaining,intense and dark ride with amazing surprising things,Overall this season was again Brilliantly dark and Mind-blowing it was Masterpiece!
  • Apr 28, 2020
    San Junipero was the second episode of Black Mirror I watched based on reddit recommendations for the squeamish on r/blackmirror. Not my first as the thumbnail of 15 Million Merits caught my interest more. Beside SJ, I also watched Nosedive of this season. I didn't like San Junipero. I liked Nosedive well enough for its palatte.
  • Apr 04, 2020
    There's a few dead episodes on this season but then it has San Junipero which to me is the best episode of the whole show, and Hated in the Nation which is top 5
  • Mar 18, 2020
    Season three manages, even after its sh***y debut episode (yeah, seriously, WTF?), to closely crank out another six hours of solid content, even if the pump does feel a little worn now.
  • Jan 21, 2020
    Good storyline, but this is the cringeist acting and shit i've seen in a long time. That ending tho. I had to cringe in the corner. Sutff doesn't make sense why tf she go to prison for killing a doll.
  • Dec 23, 2019
    that u get when your good idea gets financed

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