Black Mirror

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As Black Mirror turns 10, just how well did it predict the future?
From chips – lots of chips – in our brains, to VR sex and Uber-style social media ratings, we rank every episode of the sci-fi series, from dystopian hogwash to shockingly prescient plots

Stuart Heritage

26, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Squid Game feeds our hunger for the hurts and humiliations of reality TV
It’s taken the world by storm with its tale of bloody deaths used as entertainment. But the Korean hit is just the latest thriller to take inspiration from the games we voluntarily play

Yomi Adegoke

12, Oct, 2021 @2:45 PM

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Playing politics: Which fictional prime minister is closest to reality?
From that Black Mirror episode to Ali G Indahouse, depictions of the UK head of government have varied from trustworthy intellectual to desperate chancer

Edward Tew

16, Aug, 2021 @12:00 PM

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No Reese Witherspoon! Lots of Mandalorian! This year's Emmys snubs and surprises
Watchmen is on top with 26 nominations but there are some big stars and shows that didn’t impress the television academy

Stuart Heritage

28, Jul, 2020 @5:44 PM

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Charlie Brooker: 'I assumed I would end up stumbling through rubble eating rats. This confirms it'
The master of dystopian TV is returning for a coronavirus-themed Wipe. How has the current global catastrophe compared with those in his imagination?

David Smith in Washington

13, May, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Yes, I know we're living in a Black Mirror episode. I still want dystopian TV, though | Jessa Crispin
Our entertainment overlords think we can’t handle darkness right now. I beg to differ

Jessa Crispin

11, May, 2020 @10:32 AM

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Julia Roberts: No Met ball bubbly? There's always the bath
With New York’s glitziest fashion event in lockdown, people rose to the occasion on social media

Rebecca Nicholson

09, May, 2020 @3:00 PM

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The 100 best TV shows of the 21st century
Where’s Mad Men? How did The Sopranos do? Does The Crown triumph? Can anyone remember Lost? And will Downton Abbey even figure? Find out here – and have your say

Kate Abbott, Hannah J Davies, Gwilym Mumford, Phil Harrison and Jack Seale

16, Sep, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Erica and Telling Lies review – two takes on choose-your-own-adventure
Amid a renaissance of interactive live-action games, two new titles illustrate the format’s potential and pitfalls

Simon Parkin

01, Sep, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Charlie Brooker gets taste of dystopia after being called 'Alexa' by son
Black Mirror creator’s wife says Amazon’s virtual assistant was subsequently switched off

Georgina Hayes

04, Aug, 2019 @6:49 PM

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Ashley O: how Miley Cyrus’s Black Mirror alter ego became this year’s big gay icon
Preposterously perfect Ashley O has leapt off the TV screen into the hearts of LGBT partygoers everywhere

Dylan B Jones

08, Jul, 2019 @3:41 PM

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Queer fears: the problem with Black Mirror's 'no homo' episode
There’s a frustratingly regressive tone to an episode about two men exploring their sexuality that feels embarrassed and coy about its subject matter. Major spoilers ahead

Guy Lodge

10, Jun, 2019 @5:06 PM

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