Black Mirror: Season 5 Reviews

July 19, 2019
The concepts are simple, and yet showrunners Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones find evermore potent ways to drive down into humanity's darker instincts.
June 7, 2019
Anything that's tech and dystopian is now "a bit Black Mirror", but the latest three episodes remind you how it's the human moments that set the series apart from mere tech horrors.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 5, 2019
Season five is a mess, and nothing about it suggests that Black Mirror retains its original, unnerving insight into the ever-blurring borders between the digital and the human.
June 5, 2019
The new trio of stories still pack a punch, with Brooker putting social media giants and the music industry in his satirical crosshairs.
June 5, 2019
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
Such dissonance underscores the impression, supported by the occasional but conspicuous Britishisms that issue from the mouths of American characters in the Netflix seasons, that Brooker isn't getting enough feedback on his scripts.
June 5, 2019
Any anthology is going to yield somewhat uneven results, but Brooker's hitting percentage has been pretty envious. By that measure, a homerun, a single and a pop up isn't bad, but "Striking Vipers" is the one that really draws blood.
June 5, 2019
The three instalments vary in mood, genre and just about everything else (as anthologies are designed to do) but they share a new air of calm authority.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5