‘Black Mirror’ uses the medium of television to stage ideas that are unraveled but never concluded. As a result you are left feeling generally satisfied with the window of the particular worlds that are presented but always hungry for more. Now that the second series draws to close, it seems to the perfect time to discuss and draw out general themes from the wholes series.
The yearning for the 1990’s has gone so far we even have to repackage this crap decade to make ourselves feel better.
Biology and physics come together beautifully in a new factual series fronted by Brian Cox. With long crisp landscapes and a simple use of graphics, Cox explains the complex nature of life not just from a biological point of view but from a atomic one. It’s easy to forget that at the heart of it all, life is just a series of chemicals that have managed to move and replicate, and Cox is here to break it down for us. From how we make energy to what DNA is made of.
But this series is another in a long line of reasons why everyone should love him. What are they? Well, here they are.
Channel Four’s best broadcaster, Blue Peter presenter impregnator and paedophile Morpheus walrus Charlie Brooker has condensed last years media news into one bite sized hour long chunk, making sure we can all appear more intelligent than we actually are. This episode features Nine Inch Nails and Barry Shitpeas, keepin’ it foolish.