(CNN)Having silently attacked America through DirecTV and after that Netflix, “Black Mirror” appears predestined for a coming-out celebration with a brand-new batch of episodes premiering on the latter. The intriguing, technology-focused anthology returns with the majority of its beauties undamaged, an R-rated “The Twilight Zone” spun forward into the digital age.
The 6 brand-new installations getting here (among which runs a movie-length 90-minutes), representing half of Netflix’s order, include some modest upgrades, as well as a couple of casting coups a sign of the program’s prestige. That consists of Bryce Dallas Howard as a lady living in a status-obsessed, “Stepford Wives”-like society, where opportunities and gain access to depend upon one’s “ranking.”
Mostly, however, the program– produced by Charlie Brooker, who once again composes a lot of the episodes– exhibits a level of creepiness by taking advantage of a little fine-tuned variations of truth that use both commentary about where we are and cautions about where we may be heading.
In one regard, “Black Mirror” isn’t really the perfect Netflix program, considering that there’s absolutely nothing to be gotten by binging the stand-alone episodes. The production is so great, though, that audiences may discover themselves doing simply that– taking in the hours in one huge, greedy gulp, excited to see exactly what other dark nooks the program is going to check out next.
The threat with any anthology, naturally, is that you’re just as great as your last episode. The truth that “Black Mirror” so regularly provides on its property is a testimony to the reality that Brooker and business are really excellent.
“Black Mirror” premieres October 21 on Netflix.
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