Black Mir­ror: 15 Mil­lion Mer­its

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

Mon­day, 9.30pm, SBS One The dystopian thriller is big at the mo­ment but at least there are no vam­pires in this aus­tere, darkly comic se­ries set in var­i­ous con­fronting ver­sions of the fu­ture. But the plasma screen, whether mon­i­tor or smart­phone, is in ev­ery home, on ev­ery desk or ta­ble or in ev­ery­one’s palm or pocket. It is the black mir­ror, its al­go­rithms giv­ing us ac­cess to all the in­for­ma­tion in the world. Cre­ated by Char­lie Brooker, this hy­brid of The Twi­light Zone and Tales of the Un­ex­pected taps our col­lec­tive un­ease. While last week’s episode was a po­lit­i­cal thriller, tonight’s is a par­ody on the ubiq­uity of en­ter­tain­ment shows and our

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