The Netflix series, Black Mirror, has been described a lot of different ways. Some think it is reminiscent of the Twilight Zone. Others think it’s genuinely original. One thing everyone can agree on is that it is one of the creepiest. Also binge-worthy shows today.
Moreover, the idea behind the series is to imagine what dangers technology could cause. Not like throwing a toaster in a tub, kind of danger. It’s more like what would happen if a live-action CGI bear were elected president. This kind of danger. And some of the episodes are still keeping us awake at night.
Here are the Black Mirror episodes that are still giving us nightmares:-
‘Be Right Back’ (Season 2, Episode 1)
For many people, the loss of a loved one is more than they can bear. In this episode, the creative team explores this pain. In Be Right Back, a widow is upset from the recent loss of her husband. She decides to upload all of his social media and internet information into a clone. What could possibly go wrong?
Well, it turns out, a lot could go wrong. At the core of this episode, is the deep-rooted human fear of death and being alone. It is also scary to think about a glitchy clone. The one that happens to have all of your deceased spouse’s interests and information.
‘White Bear’ (Season 2, Episode 2)
This episode is enough to give anyone nightmares. Not only does it start out with a confused girl. She is trying to find answers, but people are watching her the whole time. White Bear plays on voyeurism, and the need to see someone be punished for their past behavior.
You might start to relate to her or even feel sorry for this woman. That is, until you have all the pieces of the puzzle. Then you will understand why she is in this impossible situation.
‘Arkangel’ (Season 4, Episode 2)
This episode strikes a cord because it plays on our fear. The one that something bad might happen to our children. In Arkangel, a mom almost loses her child. As a result of fear, she decides to implant the child with a sort of safety net.
She can decide what her child sees and hears. She can track her daughter’s vitals, and see through her eyes.