Black Mirror: Season 4 (2017)


Season 4
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Black Mirror proves with its fourth season that the series still has ample source material to terrify fans with technology that is now -- or soon could become -- an integral part of our lives.

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User Ratings: 1893

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Air date: Dec 29, 2017

A suspenseful series that taps into the collective unease about our modern world.

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Air date: Dec 29, 2017

Worried about her daughter's safety, single mom Marie signs up for a cutting-edge device that monitors the girl's whereabouts -- and much more.

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Mia, an architect, struggles in keeping a deep secret hidden, while insurance auditor Shazia gathers people's recollections of a nearby accident.

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Matched together by a dating project that gives all relationships an expiry date, Amy and Frank quickly start to doubt the system's reasoning.

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At a deserted warehouse, people seeking out supplies come across a cutthroat enemy and try to escape through barren desert.

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Along a dirty highway, a traveler discovers a museum featuring unique criminal relics---and a troubling main exhibit in the Season 4 finale.

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Black Mirror is an anthology series that taps into our collective unease with the modern world, with each stand-alone episode a sharp, suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia. Without questioning it, technology has transformed all aspects of our lives; in every home; on every desk; in every palm - a plasma screen; a monitor; a Smartphone -- a Black Mirror reflecting our 21st Century existence back at us. The series is created and written by Charlie Brooker, and executive produced by Brooker and Annabel Jones.

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Critic Reviews for Black Mirror Season 4

All Critics (96) | Top Critics (37)

Season four's batch of six episodes stand out because few fans can agree on which episodes are best.

Nov 25, 2019 | Full Review…

...another solid outing, and while nothing quite hits the giddy highs of last season...

Dec 11, 2017 | Full Review…

The result is a show that encompasses so much emotion, so much fear and hate and sadness and joy.

Dec 6, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Black Mirror's themes and delivery methods are still as poignant...

Dec 6, 2017 | Full Review…

While "USS Callister" is the most timely and vital of the new episodes, "Hang The DJ" (named after a line in a song by The Smiths) is the freshest and the most humane.

Dec 29, 2017 | Full Review…

Black Mirror has remained free to aim as high as it does. This year, its finest hours signaled their ambitions by daring to let some light into an often pitch-black drama.

Dec 29, 2017 | Full Review…

USS Callister is proof there's room for Black Mirror's concept to grow - boldly going where the show hasn't gone before with truly spectacular results.

Dec 29, 2017 | Full Review…

Black Mirror has markedly improved its inclusiveness since it first aired in 2011, but there is still room for improvement.

Aug 1, 2020 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

It's still good, and all marvellously constructed, but it's not like the first two seasons where every episode was must-see and profoundly disquieting.

Oct 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Black Mirror always makes me think. Another great season, can't wait for the next.

May 16, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Depending on the story a particular episode may be romantic, action-packed, or creepy, but one thing they all have in common is that they're all downright terrifying.

Nov 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Black Mirror is still one of the smartest shows around, giving us a prescient look at our inevitable future if we act before we think.

Aug 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Black Mirror: Season 4

  • 1d ago
    This season has my fav episode of the show (Hang the DJ) but nothing compares to the first one.
  • Feb 18, 2021
    Kind of a mixed bag. Since the show's move to Netflix, there's been way too much nonsensical thrills and chills meant for an American audience. Too many instances of "the car/spaceship just won't start" or "thankfully everything happened oh so perfectly for the manipulated outcome." And the show has lost a lot of real human reactions and behaviors. Best episodes were the first and last of the season, "USS Callister" and "Black Museum." USS is a very entertaining take on a Star Trek like show, with a tech geek controlling/dictating all elements. Although the show did go to a cliched ending, right down to the one crewman must sacrifice themself to save everybody, and opted for a happy ending instead of exploration of the consequences of bullying and taking talent for granted, it's still very entertaining, well-made, and a good lesson in science and outer space. "Black Museum" is the best episode of the season, with an incredible performance by Douglas Hodge and an anthology delivery reminiscent of an old Night Gallery episode. But "Crocodile" is the first episode I've hated of the series, completely unrealistic with nothing to say; I think she killed her ex by...hugging him to death??? And "Metalhead" is too unintentionally funny; if you thought the robot bees were scary, wait until you get a load of the robot dogs! Ultimately, this season is hit or miss, but still a lot better than most shows on TV.
  • Jan 31, 2021
    This season lacks consistency, but Black Mirror's terrifying, mind-bending edges are still intact.
  • Jan 21, 2021
    It's about half and half- half are great (Callister, Arkangerl, Black Museum and Metalhead somewhat) and half are so so. Even though some aren't very good they do provoke thoughts and are very original
  • Nov 18, 2020
    Lackluster. Callister is just ok, while Hang the DJ is absolutely brilliant and very endearing.
  • Aug 31, 2020
    Typical hollywood filth designed to corrupt the public's psyche and degenerate all the good of western civilization. Don't give it life by watching it. Turn away and read books from the western canon, read the bible, pray to our loving God.
  • Jul 15, 2020
    Netflix provides another batch of good episodes in season four of Black Mirror. USS Callister: 4/5 Arkangel: 3.5/5 Crocodile: 1.5/5 Hang The DJ: 3.5/5 Metalhead: 3/5 Black Museum: 4/5 Average: 3.5/5
  • Jul 15, 2020
    Black Mirror Season 4 | Detailed note: 8
  • May 28, 2020
    What a season it was again mind-blowing and dark it was literally a Masterpiece!all 6 episodes felt like same order or manner of themed like previous season as in the compared to 4th and 5th one like 4th one lite tone and 5th one was kind-of survival thing on both season it was awesome,the 1st episode was great as hell the parody kind-of thing of star trek with awesome references like Netflix and others it was adventurous and amazing, the 2nd episode was very sensible and another dark piece of art it was amazing,the mother daughter relations and the delicate thing doing unwanted things after growing up with total turn of events at last it was literally emotional and great,3rd episode was intense the cover up of past with cost of other lives,the hotel murder and the same incident investigation with other suspect it was like every base covered hyped case the moment of interaction it was awesomely nail-biting then the end it was extremely dark and literally horrible crime thing to do it was very hard episode,4th episode was masterpiece it was lite heart-ed and amazing another cookie kind-of tech with dating thing it was the best episode the relations and perfect match and that end it was awesome and lite heart-ed although the inner details still felt dark as the sacrifices of the clones and all but it was brilliant episode,5th episode was little incomplete kind-of episode but the tone and end it was literally epic,the metal heads were like terminator shit it was amazing the surviving and at last fight till last with the awesome end revealing the teddy bears it was very amazing although the episode has to be more specific in explanation and exploration of apocalypse thing,6th episode it literal masterpiece it was a great episode till date after the white Christmas,the references was lit AF.the sub stories of past experiments of doc it was brilliant and amazing,the pleasure of pain was brutally great,the 2 humans in one body it was mind-blowing thing the monkey thing it was amazing and dark,then the ending it was literally pure ground-breaking twist although the torture for just 1 crime that to questioned it was way too extreme and brutal and dark although perfect revenge and great end it was pure brilliant fantastic episode,overall whole season was literally brain-teasingly dark and great Masterpiece season!
  • Apr 28, 2020
    Only Hang the DJ for me for this season. Reddit scares me far far away from Black Museum. I was engaged with HDJ and it's my favourite episode out of all the episodes I've watched across the seasons (1-5). Update: Don't get why U.S.S. Callister ranks that high on tomatometer. I found it messy with its fraying loose ends (e.g. why would being trapped in his game world mean Daly doesn't wake up in real life?) Updated overall scores.

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