There’s A Polish Version Of ‘Black Mirror’ To Keep You Busy Until Season Five
We'd be lying if we weren't gagging for more of Charlie Brooker's incredible, dystopian series Black Mirror.
But what if we were to tell you that there was actually a way you could watch a bunch of new episodes on the internet, for free, right now?
Incredibly, there's a Polish version of Black Mirror called Czarne Lusterko and there are a bunch of episodes that have been released on Netflix.
At the moment it looks like you have to be in Poland to be able to access them because they don't appear when you search the UK version of the streaming service.
But there is a way around the tiny little problem: the creators of each episode have kindly uploaded them onto YouTube for your perusal.
The difference between Charlie Brooker's version and this one is each instalment is much shorter. The English Black Mirror has chapters spanning anywhere between 40 minutes to an hour, whereas these ones range from 8 to 20 minutes.
Still, shorter Black Mirror is better than no Black Mirror at all.
They touch on whether the ideal partner actually exists, keeping track of your children and the idea of happiness.
While you might think you'll have to brush up on your Polish language skills, you're in luck. The YouTube videos have English subtitles so you can watch them until your heart's content.
Sure, it might not be Charlie Brooker putting pen to paper to dream up these episodes, but that doesn't mean that other filmmakers don't have that same twisted sense of extrapolation that Brooker employs for his show.
If Czarne Lusterko doesn't end up tickling your fancy, rest assured, there will be a season five of Black Mirror coming our way soon. Netflix hasn't confirmed an actual date or how many episodes would be included in this latest chapter, but they did allude to it being potentially different from the last four instalments.
Writing on Twitter, the show's account said: "The future will be brighter than ever."
Brighter usually means something nice, exciting and good, so season five could include more stories akin to Hang the DJ and San Junipero, which left audiences in a much-needed happy place. Then again, in Brooker's universe, brighter could also mean terribly fucked up.
Looks like we'll have to wait and find out.
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