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Every 'Black Mirror' Episode, Ranked

Updated June 10, 2020 13.1k votes 1.8k voters 24.9k views22 items

List RulesVote up the Black Mirror episodes that you'll never forget.

Thanks to Netflix, fans of Black Mirror, the BBC shows Netflix brought stateside, have been gifted many more episodes since its premiere back in 2011. Black Mirror often examines the darker side of technology and asks: are we all doomed? There are other shows like Black Mirror that do the same, but something about this series is special.

Many Black Mirror episodes leave viewers feeling exhausted, having witnessed the worst of the marriage between humanity and technology. But every Black Mirror episode has its own merits and many fans hotly debate which Black Mirror episodes are the best in the series. Weigh in on the debate below by voting up the episodes of Black Mirror that left you saying, "holy sh*t, what did I just watch?"

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    In a mysterious and remote snowy outpost, Matt and Potter share an interesting Christmas meal together, swapping creepy tales of their earlier lives in the outside world...



    International Emmy Award Nomination: Best Performance by an Actor (Rafe Spell) 2015
     

    • Original Airing: Dec 16, 2014
    • Season: 2
    • Episode Number: Christmas Special
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    Shut Up and Dance

    A woman (Susannah Doyle) parks a car into a driving lot, nervously leaving the keys in one of the wheel arches, before being texted and leaving.

    Kenny (Alex Lawther), a teenager, needs to install a malware remover on his laptop after having it stolen by his sister. Using the first search link, a website called "Shrive", he manages to clean up the virus...

    • Original Airing: Oct 21, 2016
    • Season: 3
    • Episode Number: 3
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    Nosedive

    Lacie Pound (Bryce Dallas Howard) lives in a world where anyone can rate your popularity out of five stars from both friends and strangers due to technology inside phones and standard smart lenses that display everyone's name and current rating. Obsessed with being received well, she currently has an approval rating around 4.2...



    Screen Actors Guild Award Nomination: Best Actress in a TV Movie or Miniseries (Bryce Dallace Howard) 2017

    • Original Airing: Oct 21, 2016
    • Season: 3
    • Episode Number: 1
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    Robert Daly is a sad sack CTO at a virtual reality company who's created a fantasy world for himself aboard the fictional USS Callister, a ship modeled after Space Fleet - a Star Trek stand in. In his real life Daly may be a put upon dork, but while captaining the Callister he's a tyrannical throwback to '60s sci-fi male chauvinism. His imaginary world runs smoothly until his creation starts to fight back against him. 



    BAFTA Award Nomination: Best Supporting Actor (Jimmi Simpson) 2018
    Black Reel Award Nominations - Best Supporting Actress in a TV Movie or Limited Series (Michaela Coel) 2018
    Emmy Award Nominations: Best TV Movie - WON, Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (Jesse Plemons), Best Writing - WON, Best Cinematography, Best Music Composition, Best Single-Camera Picture Editing - WON, Best Sound Editing - WON
    Saturn Award Nomination: Best Guest Performance in a TV Series (Jesse Plemons)
    Costume Designer Guild Award Nomination - Excellence in Fantasy TV Series
    MTV Movie & TV Awards Nomination - Most Frightened Performance (Cristin Milioti)

    • Original Airing: December 29, 2017
    • Season: 4
    • Episode Number: 1
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