Critic Consensus: "Be Right Back" tones down Black Mirror's typically dark humor, but its examination of grief in the age of social media makes it an exceptionally powerful episode.
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Critic reviews for Be Right Back
One of the interesting things about this episode is that it shows us a character meeting a technology for the first time, rather than one who has been living with it for a while.
The latest episode of Black Mirror, Be Right Back, is both a haunting vision of the future, and of what our relationship with technology could become.
"Be Right Back" is a fable about letting go, about how the healing process can only be complete when you have moved on. But its great power is that genre twist...
"Be Right Back" combines all the best bits of a Black Mirror episode: a crushingly human storyline, seamlessly integrated technology and some masterful construction in a haunting soundtrack and brilliant pacing...
There was a lesson to be learned here about moving on and not hanging on to the past -- and what we share of ourselves online -- but it got buried under one far-fetched twist too many.
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