[[caption-width-right:350:The Future Is Broken.]]

->Learn More. Make More. Play More. Make More. Connect More. MORE. MORE. M-- MORE. More. More. BeYourself. No More.
-->--[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke5AKVtvkdc Black Mirror Season 2 trailer]]

''Black Mirror'' is a UK television drama [[GenreAnthology anthology]] series produced (and mostly written) by ''Series/DeadSet'' creator CharlieBrooker. [[ThematicSeries The episodes follow different characters and settings yet retain similar]] BlackComedy themes of techno-paranoia and general unease with the world. The series is heavily inspired by ''Series/TheTwilightZone''.[[MeaningfulName The series' name stems]] from the reflection visible in a blackened digital screen. Since each ''episode'' is set in its own universe, specific examples can be found in the appropriate series page (linked below), whilst recurring tropes can be found on this page.

The first series ended up winning the International Emmy for "Best TV movie/Mini-Series", and the second series started on 11th of Feb 2013. There has also been a ChristmasSpecial, released in the UK on December 16th 2014. Additionally, Brooker has confirmed the series will soon return with a third Series in 2015. The same year it was revealed that Creator/{{Netflix}} had picked up the show. It has since been announced that Netflix will be the worldwide distributor of the show's third season as a Netflix Original, ''Creator/Channel4'' having been outbid for the broadcasting rights in the UK and Ireland.

The series became a smash hit in China, leading Chinese bloggers to dub surreal tech-related events "Black Mirror Moments."

Here are the trailers for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0TmXRrDpP8 Series 1]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke5AKVtvkdc Series 2]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDFcTmdQqIc the Christmas Special]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDiYGjp5iFg Series 3]].

Pages for specific episode examples can be found on the series page:

* ''[[Series/BlackMirrorSeriesOne Black Mirror: Series One]]''
* ''[[Series/BlackMirrorSeriesTwo Black Mirror: Series Two]]''
* ''[[Series/BlackMirrorChristmasSpecial Black Mirror: Christmas Special]]''
* ''[[Series/BlackMirrorSeriesThree Black Mirror: Series Three]]''

The first series consists of "The National Anthem", "15 Million Merits", and "The Entire History Of You", whilst the second contains "Be Right Back", "White Bear", and "The Waldo Moment". The Christmas Special, Black Mirror: White Christmas, was a feature-length special containing three intertwining narratives.
!!Recurring tropes throughout the series:
* AlphabetNewsNetwork: UKN, the fictional news channel which reports on stories throughout the series. In 'The National Anthem' it is said to exist alongside the BBC, ITV and Sky in the Black Mirror universe.
* AuthorTract: The entire point of the series, when you get down to it. Charlie Brooker was never a subtle man.
* BritishBrevity: There is a grand total of ''seven'' episodes: two series lasting three episodes each, and a Christmas Special. The first season was only meant to be a mini-series, but it proved to be so successful that the show was commissioned for another one.
** Might be averted with the Netflix run, as it's commissioned for 2 more seasons with 6 episodes each.
* CreativeClosingCredits: Combined with TheStinger, the credits often show the aftermath of the each story.
* DownerEnding: Most of the endings of the episodes.
* HumansAreBastards: Ooh boy.
* NeverTrustATrailer: The series adverts, which are a cocktail of [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Guns]] and {{Red Herring}}s. It's worth watching them again post-series to see what was and wasn't {{foreshadow|ing}}ed for the plots.
* NewMediaAreEvil: Very frequent.
* {{Pastiche}}: Towards ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' and ''Series/TalesOfTheUnexpected,'' among others.
* SlidingScaleOfCynicismVersusIdealism: Falls on the side of cynicism. Boy ''howdy'', does it ever.
* TakeThat: ''Too many to list.''
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Most episodes. "The National Anthem" and "The Waldo Moment" are exceptions as, due to no visible tech advancement, they are presumably set around present day. Indeed, a FreezeFrameBonus shows they take place at about the same time- Carlton Bloom's "agitation exhibit" is mentioned during a broadcast during the Waldo Moment.
* VillainProtagonist: As a result of ''Black Mirror'' 's YouBastard attitude toward humanity, several episodes feature this sort of a protagonist.
* YouBastard: As observed in numerous reviews of the series, Black Mirror's stories take ''many'' digs at the selfishness and pettiness of contemporary humans as amplified by technology.