Black Mirror: Season 1 (2011)

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Season 1
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Black Mirror begins with a disquieting shudder in a canny first season that will instantly hook viewers into a brave new world of alienation.

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Critic Ratings: 16

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User Ratings: 2329
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A suspenseful three-part series that taps into the collective unease about our modern world.

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Critic Reviews for Black Mirror Season 1

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (5)

For all its metaphysical speculating, Black Mirror excels in suggesting that technology does not make us unrecognizable monsters; it simply amplifies the monstrous impulses already in us.

Aug 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Black Mirror is provocative, irreverent, daring ... and very British. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Stimulating, but more in its promise than in the achievement, the series gives to discuss, blessed glory in days of unanimity. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Gripping and hilarious satire of our media-obsessed age.

Jul 19, 2018 | Full Review…

This is not fun watching-it's mostly horrifying-but even if our brave new world is inescapable, the show represents a kind of protest that feels more necessary than ever.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

However you view it, this three-part series is thought-provoking and very well written, with its final episode, The Entire History Of You, a heart-breaking triumph.

Nov 1, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The stories set archetypal human dilemmas-death, identity, fidelity-within an entirely new context, which is exactly how we are living them.

Sep 11, 2017 | Full Review…

Ingeniously cast, with suspenseful and often complicated plots, the episodes vary in tone from horrific to comic, but most share certain themes.

Mar 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Brooker's stories are novel enough to draw us in, yet familiar enough to become a warped reflection of ourselves and our culture.

Mar 14, 2015 | Full Review…

For all the show's inventive storytelling, its true provocation is its righteous outrage, which shares something with Mike White's whistle-blower series Enlightened, although it's overlaid with a dark filter.

Jan 7, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Black Mirror: Season 1

  • Aug 09, 2019
    I think this show can go too far at times, e.g. The pig
  • Jul 13, 2019
    My Rating 10/10 !!!NO SPOILERS!!! *Its a masterpiece to get comprehensive info or ideas that how future tech will look alike e.g. VR, AR, AI etc developing and what will be the possible situations after 10-50 Years. *Basically its biased on that future technologies that how they can be use as super evil for humanity and kindly note that its not anti-tech Series so as a tech guy i didn't got offended. for example:its like telling people that Guns are good for safety but how are the possible methods or can be used for super evil purposes. *Its an science fiction anthology means each episode have different story but based on main idea Future Technologies. *It not like f**king boring story telling or sad f**king bullsh*t its Action, Drama, Sci-fi, trust me each episode have beautiful story and can be converted to f**king beautiufl 3 hours movie. I was confused that should I watch that i means spend time on that but after Watching first episode It made me watch all the seasons and I have watched all 5 seasons (10:00 PM 13 July 2019) *I loved the film and Its a Must Watch for Sci-fi Lovers
  • Jul 13, 2019
    National Anthem was for me a ridiculous concept that had a stand out plot hole (middle aged male finder) the finger was important in prompting the prime minister to have sex with a pig, despite male fingers looking very different to a females. I remember some survey that 80 or so percentage of the population would watch the televised bestiality, something that is just unrealistic and frankly stupid. If this was a Rick and Morty episode - at least it would be funny. Not the smarted direction to take for a first show in a series driving anyone with any class away from this show. I hear it gets better - but how can it possibly get worse.
  • Jul 05, 2019
    It's Goosebumps for adults, who likes weed!
  • Jun 28, 2019
    The first episode was shit , i loved the other 2 thought
  • Jun 21, 2019
    This was a fantastic first season. Episode 1, The National Anthem, was very well written and had a great story and the acting was excellent especially from Rory Kinnear but it is my least favorite episode of season 1. I give episode 1, The National Anthem, a 3 out of 5. Episode 2, Fifteen Million Merits, had a terrific story and twist ending that I did not expect and was even funny at times and the acting was outstanding especially from Daniel Kaluuya as well as Paul Popplewell and Jessica Brown Findlay also I loved the incorporation of the song Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand). I liked Fifteen Million Merits better than The National Anthem but it is still not my favorite episode of the season. I give episode 2, Fifteen Million Merits, a 3.5 out of 5. Episode 3, The Entire History of You, is my favorite episode of season 1, it had terrific writing, a terrific story, and was funny and heartbreaking. The acting in The Entire History of You was stupendous especially from Toby Kebbell as well as Jodie Whittaker and Tom Cullen, also the score was great. I give episode 3, The Entire History of You, a 4.5 out of 5.
  • Jun 19, 2019
    Fantastic dark humor, interesting stories, and terrifying future consequences
  • Jun 17, 2019
    The most grose and disgusting episodes that i have ever watched in my life. I understand its symbolism and similies to show how inhumane the society has become due to social media and technology. But these episodes are taking it so far that it has reached past disgusting and gruesome and what not.
  • Jun 02, 2019
    I enjoyed all of the episodes, but some more than others. This series is very hit-or-miss, but in general I can appreciate the ideas being laid out in each episode. The reason I like this show so much is the variety it gives you, and if you enjoy dark psychological themes it's hard to dump on the show as a whole, since you will most likely find a few episodes you adore, as I did. This is the modern Twilight Zone.
  • May 29, 2019
    De lo mejor cambia tu forma de pensar sobre la tecnologia

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