Black Mirror: Season 3 (2014)


Season 3
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Critics Consensus

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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Critic Ratings: 65

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Episodes

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When withdrawn 19-year- old Kenny (Alex Lawther) stumbles headlong into an online trap, he is quickly forced into an uneasy alliance with shifty Hector (Jerome Flynn) - both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 (29)

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…

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…

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…

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

  • 3d ago
    honestly best season in my taste
  • 5d ago
    Great stories. And we even get a happy ending this time with "San Junipero".
  • Feb 07, 2021
    First season on Netflix, played for American audiences, and you can see the differences. It's still a great show, but has lost a lot of its bite. Too much melodrama, nonsensical frights, silly action sequences and pseudo-suspense, not nearly enough black humor, satire, or a message. And way too long, especially Episode 6. Only outstanding episode is "Nosedive," a great episode about rating each other as product reviews, and the social status climbing and privileges with that that has always existed in society. Now, the show is being watered down, broken down, so its only a semblance of what it used to be, which is interestingly what was said could happen in Season 1 Ep 2
  • Jan 31, 2021
    Charlie Brooker clearly knows what he's doing.
  • Nov 18, 2020
    The very best season. Skipping Playtest and Men of Fire, the 4 episodes of this season are spectacular and perhaps the most emotionally satisfying.
  • Nov 11, 2020
    San janipero by far the best
  • Sep 28, 2020
    Nosedive was just brilliant. Pure class.
  • 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

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