British techno-satire Black Mirror is now streaming on US Netflix, and everyone should watch Charlie Booker’s thoughtful, funny, taut, and terrifying anthology series if you haven’t already.
Black Mirror a smart update on The Twilight Zone‘s paranoid anxiety-dissection hour. What comes across as overly broad on paper (politician/pig sex, Rupert Everett, a plot that can more or less accurately be described as "What if our eyeballs had instant memory replay?") is sharp onscreen. Each of the six standalone episodes is executed as a relentlessly intelligent meditation on the myopia technology can induce.