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The Best Black Mirror Episodes  

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List Rules Vote 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?

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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Shut Up and Dance is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Mirror Episodes
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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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USS Callister is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Mirror Episodes
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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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Black Museum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Mirror Episodes
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Black Museum

With some time to kill while charging her car in the desert, Nish decides to check out the Black Museum. Inside she meets Rolo Haynes, the owner of the establishment. Haynes walks Nish through three tales of technological woe, before the episode's grim sci-fi twist takes hold. It turns out that the kindly/creepy museum owner owes a debt of retribution to Nish, and she's going to get her revenge by any means necessary. 


Black Reel Award Nominations - Best Supporting Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series (Babs Olusanmokun) 2018, Best Supporting Actress (Letitia Wright)
Emmy Award Nomination - Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (Letitia Wright)

Original Airing: Dec 29, 2017

Season: 4

Episode Number: 6

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White Bear is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Mirror Episodes
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Victoria wakes up and cannot remember anything about her life. Everyone she encounters refuses to communicate with her and enjoys filming her discomfort on their phones. Victoria meets Jem, who explains that a signal is being transmitted that has turned most of the population into dumb voyeurs. This apathy has allowed the unaffected, the 'hunters', to do what they want and they are out to get people like her and Victoria...

Original Airing: Feb 18, 2013

Season: 2

Episode Number: 2

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