The Entire History of You
Black Mirror Season 1

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Critic Ratings: 18
Critics Consensus

Examining how technology amplifies human characteristics, the emotional punch of "The Entire History of You" comes from positing that we don't need futuristic technology to ruin a relationship -- we can do it all by ourselves.

Episode Info

Last in the series of dark dramas. In the near future, everyone has access to a memory implant that records everything they do, see and hear - a sort of Sky Plus for the brain. You need never forget a face again... but is that always a good thing? Starring Toby Kebbell, Jodie Whittaker and Tom Cullen.

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Critic Reviews for The Entire History of You

If you've ever been in a relationship with anyone who's been in another relationship, this one will crush you.

Oct 2, 2018 | Full Review…
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It feels like a more human story than what we've seen so far, but this is only a means to draw you in close.

Aug 31, 2018 | Full Review…

One of Brooker's earlier offerings, "The Entire History of You" best displays what paranoid humans are capable of when technology is in their hands.

Oct 2, 2018 | Full Review…

"The Entire History of You" takes that tech-enabled scrutinizing of minute details and extends it to nightmarish extremes, driving one man to madness over a possibly imagined slight.

Oct 2, 2018 | Full Review…

I doubt Black Mirror would've become the cultural phenomenon it is without "The Entire History Of You."

Jun 10, 2019 | Full Review…

At its core, Black Mirror is about how technology has the power to shape - or wreck - human relationships. Which makes 'The Entire History of You' the purest example of the form, charting the complete disintegration of one man's life.

Oct 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Here is Black Mirror doing what only Black Mirror can do - it packages that emotional turmoil in genre concepts that ease you into the trap and only make the final gut punch all the more painful.

Dec 3, 2018 | Full Review…

"The Entire History of You" imagines a near future in which everyone wears implants that record everything they see, allowing them to replay events and share memories with others. Only this is Black Mirror, so of course it goes dark.

Oct 8, 2018 | Full Review…

The episode expertly keeps the focus of its story on a young couple as they struggle to coexist.

Oct 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Black Mirror has had plenty of horrifying images over the course of its four seasons, but the blank-eyed stares as the couple goes through deadeningly routine intimacy is one of the most upsetting and poignant.

Oct 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Somehow at once totally eerie and remarkably human, the episode's climax is certainly predictable, but it's handled with such visual aplomb...

Oct 2, 2018 | Full Review…

"The Entire History of You" weaves a compelling relationship drama around the tech, but this episode is really the first time Black Mirror delves into the problems of advances in science changing society's rules.

Oct 2, 2018 | Full Review…