Black Mirror had six new episodes released by Netflix recently. The earlier episodes feature scenarios that are dark and grim featuring a blackmail of a politician into having sexual relations with a pig. Screenwriter Rafael Jordan is a fan of the series and like many others have expectations for what the series will bring to viewers.
Jordan talks about Episode 227, claiming many feel it’s a drag, dark, and negative, with many of these elements not being what they are looking for. Jordan discussed this during the Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast. He agrees it is relevant on a social level and gives a good idea of where society is going on a scathing note. Jordan thinks it is the best show to watch on television.
Why you should watch Black Mirror
The show is appealing thanks to its edgy cynical nature, according to pop culture critic Natalie Zutter. She claims she is a fan of things on the dark side. She would rather have friends over that can connect to what they are watching that is more than emotion but really makes you think, besides just laughing.
One episode features an ending considered sappy and not just joyful. It is considered a welcomed change according to writer Anthony Ha. Yet, he feels it is a good place to be, but the change doesn’t have the newer episodes living up to the hype of previous shows in the series. Ha says it may not live up to the dark side many enjoy about the previous Black Mirror episodes, but says it may encourage the series to keep growing and expanding its possibilities through different tones and formats. Although some thoughts about previous episodes were reserved, he feels the changes are a good thing.
David Barr Kirtley, Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy host, agrees that having a positive ending every so often keeps viewers in suspense. The prospect of the show broadens, according to Kirtley. He says he wonders if the show would need to change its name to Gray Mirror if more happy endings are in store.