Black Mirror: Season 3 (2014)


Season 3
Black Mirror

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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.



Critic Ratings: 62


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Air date: Oct 21, 2016
Air date: Oct 21, 2016
Air date: Oct 21, 2016
Air date: Oct 21, 2016
Air date: Oct 21, 2016
Air date: Oct 21, 2016

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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 (62) | Top Critics (19)

It's probably the scariest series you'll ever watch but not in the serial killer, bloods, guts and gore vein.

Dec 14, 2016 | Full Review…
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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…

This antiseptic, pastel-coloured Stepford-cum-Brave New World is superbly and thought-provokingly drawn, a ring of hell barely distinguishable from good old 2016.

Oct 21, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | 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…
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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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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

  • 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
  • Jun 19, 2019
    Playtest and San Junipero are the only two of this season that are remotely worth watching, with Junipero being the stronger of the two. The rest establish a running theme throughout the rest of the series of being entirely incapable of producing a satisfying ending to any of the episodes, as well as being boring and predictable.
  • Jun 15, 2019
    There is no point watching this season, stories felt weird and boring. Cheap story tricks like unexpected events happening that are counter intuitive are far worse than the tricks used GOT s8. Sucks!!!
  • May 30, 2019
    Black Mirror is Twilight Zone Goes Sci-Fi. The perfect show for me. San Junipero is this season is simply magnificent.
  • Apr 10, 2019
    Internet and technology are transitory. Both "objects" always produce hope for us as human being and society. If there are no them, we will be empty every day. We prefer to be on the internet rather than eat and Brooker represents it in this episode. There is no quality, only quantity. The moral seems to be entertainment, paranoia increasingly digressing. What are we really laughing at? Fiction? Reality? Both of them? This season is a representation of a pessimism grows up as analog. It wants to be brought to the next generation. All the acting in this season is really fantastic. The direction in this episode is one of the best. Brooker's ideas in delivering it through satire seem to work.
  • Mar 18, 2019
    salvo por SAN JUNIPERO lo de mas es de maravilla
  • Jan 20, 2019
    Nosedive > Playtest > Men Against Fire > Hated in the Nation > San Junipero > Shut Up and Dance
  • Jan 18, 2019
    Takes interesting concepts pairs it with amazing acting and then just attempts to manipulate an audience to believe that all technology and humanity is just inherintly bad with a single trace of good.
  • Dec 29, 2018
    This is the best season so far for this dystopian Netflix juggernaut with thought-provoking themes and terrifying conclusions about technology addiction among the chilling plot twists.
  • Dec 05, 2018
    The review I will be doing is on the Black Mirror. It is a Netflix series and the episode is on Season 3 Episode One, the name of this episode is Nosedive. it was very interesting at the beginning when she gets coffee and rates the guy who gave the coffee to her. Right there you know this is going to be about social media and popularity. Throughout the show it tends to be doing things so this girl can get her rating as high as possible. She talked to her friend who’s very popular and even gets invited to her wedding. She then gets to the airport and things all go downhill from there. She slowly starts making everyone around her dislike her and rate her lower. She freaks out it in the airport because the flight is full and her grade goes from 4.2 all the way to a 2.6. At this point she has lost most of her things and still believes that if she makes it to the wedding she’ll amaze them with her speech so they rate her well. She starts hitch hiking after her rental car runs out of gas and find a girl in a truck. She offers to give her a ride but the truck drivers rating is very low. It’s suspenseful at first because you feel like she actually could go do something to fix it but it was almost too predictable. She ends up somehow getting to her friends wedding and sneaks in by going through the woods on a four wheeler which is crashed and got all dirty. She goes in and everyone is shocked and just wants her out. Her friend who is getting married just looked at her all weirdly like she didn’t even know her. As everyone stares at her, she steals the mic and starts her speech. She can’t get anyone’s attention because they all want her out and are confused why she’s even there. She grabs a knife and aims it at the security guards so that they would let her talk but eventually gets taken down. The cops bring her to jail where there's another man sitting right across from her. They start talking and then start screaming at each other until it comes to a sudden ending of the episode. Now for my review, I honestly didn’t think it was too bad of an episode besides it being a little predictable, the main girl with red hair just started doing everything wrong and it was almost suspenseful because of it. You never knew what was going to happen and just expected something to work out for her. But at the same time, it’s almost like you could tell something bad was going to happen. The moment she got in the truck with the lady truck driver, I feel like you knew that she was going to end like the truck driver because it all just tied together too well. A lot of things that happened were also very unrealistic, like her renting the car and it not being able to get gas. No car dealership is going to rent a car that doesn’t have a plug in for gas. It was weird how they did that but overall the episode was very intriguing and caught my attention throughout. Enjoyable and not boring but somewhat predictable is the best thing I can say about the show.

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