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We Spoke to Charlie Brooker About ‘Black Mirror,’ Fear, and the Future of Satire

27 Oct

It’s a Sisyphean task, reflecting on something as fleeting as the “present.” Yet it’s striking how different the planet is compared to 2011—just five years ago—when Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror first aired on British TV. Comprised of three one-off stories—each posing menacing what-if scenarios sprung from the interplay between technology and society—the series painted a near-future that was both darkly entertaining and disconcertingly plausible.Yet now, in the strange, lurid nightmare that is 2016, it’s hard to tell if Black Mirror is more necessary than ever, or has been rendered completely redundant. Why bother scripting the nightmare when reality is just as bad?

Source: We Spoke to Charlie Brooker About ‘Black Mirror,’ Fear, and the Future of Satire | VICE | United States

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