‘Black Mirror’ Season 5 Review: An Entertaining but Slight Season Loses Its Horrifying Edge

For almost ten years, Black Mirror has been the benchmark for tech-fuelled anxiety.

Series creator Charlie Brooker and longtime collaborator/Ep Annabel Jones filled audience imaginations with dreadful ideas of skewed reality, perverted consciousness, broken families, and brutalized bodies; all brought about by rapid technological advancements that often bring out the worst in humanity, leaving empathy and intimacy in their wake.

Like most great science fiction, Black Mirror proved devastatingly prophetic in the worst ways – ‘The Waldo Moment’, once considered among the show’s worst, now holds up as one of the most relevant (if still not among the …

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