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-->--[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke5AKVtvkdc Black Mirror Season 2 trailer]]

''Black Mirror'' is a highly didactic 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 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]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDFcTmdQqIc the Christmas Special]].

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

* ''[[Series/BlackMirrorSeriesOne Black Mirror: Series One]]''
* ''[[Series/BlackMirrorSeriesTwo Black Mirror: Series Two]]''

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.
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!!Recurring tropes throughout the series:
* AuthorFilibuster: Brooker might as well deliver half the lines himself for all their "subtle" recitations of his views.
* AuthorTract
* BritishBrevity: There is a grand total of ''six'' episodes over two series, both lasting three episodes each. Justified in that 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.
* CrapsackWorld
* CreativeClosingCredits: Combined with TheStinger, the credits often show the aftermath of the each story.
* FinaglesLaw
* 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- Carton Bloom's "agitation exhibit" is mentioned during a broadcast during the Waldo Moment.
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