63: Black Mirror – New Culture, New Fairy Tales

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Kyle Willoughby and Claire White have finally finished season four of the Netflix Original Series, Black Mirror, so it’s time to discuss television’s most provocative science fiction. Kyle begins by positing that at its heart, Black Mirror is not simply an anthology of cautionary tales, but rather a modern fairy tale that replaces magic with science. Claire discusses show runner, Charlie Brooker’s life and career before the show, and describes how his “addiction” to game shows eventually led him to create a modern day Twilight Zone. Our hosts conclude with their thoughts on the series, its emotional effect, and it’s surprising accessibility.