There's no denying that technology has changed our world for the better. But not only are there some pretty major downsides to staring at your phone all day, there's also incredible potential for unintentional evil with all the amazing inventions and scientific developments we've achieved over the past few decades. That's why Black Mirror has struck such a chord in viewers, as the award-winning Netflix anthology series "taps into our collective unease with the modern world."
Yeah, it's science-fiction, but only because it's essentially warning us of what could happen if the growth of technology is left unchecked. How many times has your mind been blown by certain Black Mirror episodes hitting just a little too close to home?
With the recent release and excitement over Black Mirror: Bandersnatch completely changing the game of what TV can be with its "choose your own adventure" style of viewing, let's take a look at all the other Black Mirror episodes that "wowed" TV Time users. Did your favorite make the list? Keep scrolling to find out!
18. Season 4 Episode 5, "Metalhead"
The shortest Black Mirror episode yet, this one touched on all our extremely valid fears of Boston Dynamics' recent BigDog robots. Those things are terrifying for good reason!
17. Season 3 Episode 5, "Men Against Fire"
Inspired by a documentary about the Iraq War, this episode takes a hard look at modern, high-tech warfare and the consequences it could bring.
16. Season 3 Episode 4, "San Junipero"
This Emmy-winning episode is one of Black Mirror's most critically-beloved outings. The '80s set love story is one of the most beautiful episodes Black Mirror has ever done, and surprisingly uplifting in contrast to the usual thriller tone. Don't let the big twist get spoiled for you before watching!
15. Season 2 Episode 1, "Be Right Back"
Exploring the theme of grief, this episode was inspired by the question of whether to delete a dead friend's phone number from one's contacts and the idea that Twitter posts could be made by software mimicking dead people.
14. Season 1 Episode 2, "15 Million Merits"
In a decidedly dystopian story, this episode took a deep look at the psychology of reality TV game shows and hosts.
13. Season 3 Episode 6, "Hated in the Nation"
This critically-acclaimed episode is a murder mystery with a big focus on social media.
12. Season 1 Episode 3, "The Entire History of You"
The only episode of Black Mirror that wasn't written or co-written by creator Charlie Brooker, this episode wonders what marriage would look life if you could record and play back any memory of your relationship.
11. Season 3 Episode 1, "Nosedive"
This pastel-colored comedic episode was a bit of a departure from previous seasons and took a hard look at people's obsession with social media and ratings systems assigning societal stature.
10. Season 2 Episode 4, "White Christmas"
This Christmas special Black Mirror-izes the holidays!
9. Season 3 Episode 2, "Playtest"
This terrifying episode was all about video games, and the initial jump scares alone were enough to give us nightmares for weeks.
8. Season 3 Episode 3, "Shut Up and Dance"
Now this episode was extremely dark. With one of the best twists of the season, it didn't actually carry any hidden messages. The ending still stays with you long after the credits roll.
7. Season 2 Episode 2, "White Bear"
This dystopian episode focused on violence as entertainment and people's desensitization as a result, the media's coverage of murder, vigilantism and people's concept of reality.
6. Season 1 Episode 1, "The National Anthem"
The one that started it all!
5. Season 4 Episode 3, "Crocodile"
As a call out to the term "crocodile tears," this episode focused on a woman named Mia committing violent crimes while seeming to express sorrow. Was it real? Did she mean it? We may never know.
4. Season 4 Episode 2, "Arkangel"
What happens when helicopter parents go too far? This bone-chilling and tragic episode of Black Mirror.
3. Season 4 Episode 1, "USS Callister"
This highly-acclaimed episode is like if Star Trek and Twilight Zone had a hilarious baby.
2. Season 4 Episode 4, "Hang the DJ"
All your fears about dating apps are true! (At least in this episode ... )
1. Season 4 Episode 6, "Black Museum"
But the episode that wowed TV Time users the most is this episode told in three distinct narratives. That twist ending will give you chills every time!