twisted tales

Black Mirror

13 December 2011

And keeping up with the future Channel 4 just aired earlier this month their latest futuristic-realistic twisted tales by The Guardian columnist & savage humorist Charlie Brooker (oh and did we mention he’s also behind E4’s Dead Set).

Black Mirror is a  three-part mini-series that like Charlie puts it himself attempts to become some sort of  new Twilight Zone substitute (for us The Outer limits could easily fall in the same category): weird situations and a sarcastic approach to the future trying to “tap into collective unease about our modern world”.

“It’s quite alarming not knowing where things are going” says Mr Brooker, attempting to generate some debate & a personal reflexion on new technology adoptions and social behaviors about our present and future society.  The last episode will be airing next Sunday after a PM fucking a pig to save a kidnapped princess and a reality show being the only way out of our automated reality (and funnuly enough, on TV right after last week’s X-Factor final). Hopefully C4, Brooker, Lyn and the rest of directors and writers will make of Black Mirror a long-lasting sci-fi classic of the early 21st century.

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