Darragh Murphy06 Jun 2019 AT 12:18 PM

Black Mirror Season 5 is available right now and it’s more divisive than ever

Check out our first thoughts on the three new episodes
Darragh Murphy06 Jun 2019 AT 12:18 PM
Black Mirror Season 5 is available right now and it’s more divisive than ever

The wait is over folks, season five of everyone’s favourite tech savvy (and somewhat depressing) show is now on Netflix, and even though there’s only three episodes, they’re still filled with all that dystopian goodness.

These three new episodes come off the back of the interactive mini-movie Bandersnatch - a brave dive into interactive storytelling. If you weren’t a fan of that, don’t worry, there’s no button-pressing in season five.

This season of Black Mirror sees creator Charlie Brooker and producer Annabel Jones bring the series to a more present time. Think only a year or two down the line, which only make each story that much more intriguing.

Striking Vipers features The Falcon and Mantis from Avengers, Anthony Mackie and Pom Klementieff, focusing on the world of gaming and virtual reality. More of a commentary on romance than the horrors of tech, it takes an interesting turn that will definitely leave you pondering. No spoilers.

Then there’s the lesser of the bunch – Smithereens. Starring a brilliant Andrew Scott as an Uber-esque driver who’s annoyed with what technology has done to his family, he stages a kidnapping to get the attention of a big tech company’s boss. This one’s a tad on the slow side, and doesn’t nail the point it tries to make. Still, Scott alone is worth it.

Finally, we get Miley Cyrus starring in Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too. It’s a spoof of the machinations of pop music, with some great subverted Nine Inch Nails songs, and a plot that involves AI and robots. In true Black Mirror fashion, this one gets dark, although not without a dash of humour.

You can watch all three episodes right now on Netflix.

Once you get through season five, why not start another binge-worthy show? Check out our top picks right here.

Go on, get watching.

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