The eerie charm of Black Mirror has always been its unsettling and provocative realism. Set in a not-so-distant future and a not-so-different reality, each story hits disturbingly close to home.
It turns out the show's writer and creator, Charlie Brooker, revealed the meaning of the show's title way back in 2011.
The "black mirror" of the title is the one you'll find on every wall, on every desk, in the palm of every hand: the cold, shiny screen of a TV, a monitor, a smartphone.
This is honestly staggering information and I don’t know what to do now.— Nandini (@nandelabra) December 29, 2017
Just dawned on me that the title "Black Mirror" refers to any screen when it's turned off: monitors, smart phones, TVs, etc. Yes, I've watched all 3 seasons. Yes, I was just cleaning my work monitor when I figured it out. Shut up.— Cheryll Del Rosario (@cheryll) December 21, 2017
Oh my god i feel like such an idiot for never catching that meaning hahaha. That show just got infinitely better, as if the "pig" episode wasn't enough to sell me!— Tony The Leg (@tonytheleg) December 7, 2017
i just realized why black mirror is called black mirror i’m so dumb— Devon Hayes (@starlightvoid) January 7, 2018
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