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Black Mirror: Season 5 (2019)

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Critic Consensus: Though Black Mirror's abbreviated fifth season never quite reaches the heights (or surprises) of previous installments, it remains one of TVs strangest philosophical offerings -- for better or worse.

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Black Mirror is an anthology series that taps into our collective unease with the modern world, with each stand-alone episode a sharp, suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia. Without questioning it, technology has transformed all aspects of our lives; in every home; on every desk; in every palm - a plasma screen; a monitor; a Smartphone -- a Black Mirror reflecting our 21st Century existence back at us. The series is created and written by Charlie Brooker, and executive produced by Brooker and Annabel Jones.

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Watching Black Mirror's three brand-new installments on Netflix makes it clear that the series, in our current TV universe, claims and holds the fantasy anthology series crown.

June 5, 2019 | Full Review…
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The present day-with-a-twist anthology series works best when it avoids easy moralising and keeps us in a spin.

June 26, 2020 | Full Review…

'Black Mirror' has lost its spark as season five leans on findings of the past. [Full Review in Spanish]

June 5, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

In the best and worst exploitation tradition, "Striking Vipers" warns you not to treat others as a game. Then it goes ahead and does exactly that.

August 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Season 5 of Black Mirror is a more calm, focused look at the human stories of technological advancement and a thoughtful examination of our own complex relationships with each other.

July 29, 2019 | Full Review…

The concepts are simple, and yet showrunners Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones find evermore potent ways to drive down into humanity's darker instincts.

July 19, 2019 | Full Review…

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