Black Mirror was a game-changer when it arrived in America from Britain via Netflix in 2015. The show’s warped take on modern society and technology gripped audiences by their collars and refused to let go. At the end of 2018, the show continued to surprise its fans by releasing Bandersnatch, a feature-length “choose your own adventure” style film. Over the course of 19 episodes and one film, Black Mirror has been called many things, but simplistic television is not one of them. If you love getting lost in Black Mirror’s tangle of complexities, then you’ll want to know these facts about the most daring show on the internet.
The Name Comes Straight From Your Television
Fans have theorized for years what the name Black Mirror means. The show’s creator, Charlie Brooker, revealed the truth to Channel 4 in 2017. “Because any TV, any LCD, any iPhone, any iPad – something like that – if you just stare at it, it looks like a black mirror.”
Considering the show’s critiques of modern technology, the name makes perfect sense. For Brooker there really is no good alternative, “I mean I don’t know what else we would’ve called it – Spooky Technology Time?! It would’ve been rubbish.”