Black Mirror fans say the new season is the best of the series by far
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The reviews are in for the new season of Black Mirror and many are claiming it's the best yet.
One fan took to social media to say: "It's so great to see Black Mirror come out with a new season finally! The first episode 'Joan Is Awful' is so meta and one of the best episodes yet. It's also scary that something like that is sort of in an infantile stage IRL. Looking forward to watching more! #BlackMirror."
That episode in question is the first and it follows Joan (played by Salma Hayek), who lives a fairly average existence and is shocked to discover that her everyday life has been crafted into a TV show.
Another fan: "Okay this is the best season Black Mirror made. WTF AM I WATCHING."
ok but can we talk about how this is the best Black Mirror episode we've had in ages. pic.twitter.com/y1xFCppHxl— M5gnolia (@m5gnolia) June 15, 2023
oKAYYYYYY, so, black mirror season 6— Julia (@NorskFemboy) June 16, 2023
It was honestly a great fucking season, I have been waiting YEARS for this, and it was certainly worth the wait. If you have a Netflix account, get on that RN
Overall, great season, one of the best, props to Charlie Brooker
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It's so great to see Black Mirror come out with a new season finally! 🙏 The first episode 'Joan Is Awful' is so meta and one of the best episodes yet. It's also scary that something like that is sort of in an infantile stage IRL. Looking forward to watching more! #BlackMirror pic.twitter.com/fM3jAJsqpG— CawfeeBear 🧸☕️ (@CawfeeBear) June 15, 2023
Okay this is the best season Black Mirror made. WTF AM I WATCHING— Mr. Rager (@wyadrew) June 15, 2023
"For the first time, Black Mirror is not merely holding the looking glass up to the damage wrought by technology, but to the self-inflicted wounds of society as well," he said.
"The resultant mishmash demonstrates that the best episodes of Black Mirror will always be dystopian, and experimenting with that winning formula is a fool's errand."
Black Mirror began airing on Channel 4 in 2011 before being bought by Netflix in 2016.
Each episode almost always follows an individual in a near-future dystopian world, with the show emphasising how technology affects contemporary social issues.
The series is critically acclaimed, with many calling it one of the best shows in decades.
It has scored a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie three times consecutively for 'San Junipero, 'USS Callister' and 'Bandersnatch'.
While speaking at the BFI and Radio Times Television festival at London’s BFI, Brooker revealed that the initial inspiration for the show bizarrely came from seeing an influx of Apple adverts.
“There were lots of adverts for Apple products [at the time] that were full of people having a really happy time and as soon as I see anything like that I get really fucking suspicious and scared. Apple adverts reminded me of that film, Soylent Green. I thought it was a good vein to mine, being spooked by the app store," he shared.
You can now watch season six of Black Mirror on Netflix.