Anthology television shows have been quite popular over the years. With the TWILIGHT ZONE, ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS, and THE OUTER LIMITS, the genre has been around for years. HBO’s MASTERS OF HORROR was one that pushed the limits. An unlikely successor to these shows was BLACK MIRROR. It eventually was picked up by Netflix after British television ended its run. Now on Season 6, the show has picked up right where it left off.
Season 6 includes the episodes JOAN IS AWFUL, LOCH HENRY, BEYOND THE SEA, MAZEY DAY, and DEMON 79. Each is completely different than the prior and have a mix of comedy, horror, darkness, and sadness. One even if a throwback to grindhouse cinema from the 1970’s.
Actors include Salma Hayek, Annie Murphy, John Hannah, Aaron Paul, Josh Hartnett, and Kate Mara. Show creator and co-showrunner Charlie Brooker is the primary writer of the episodes. You co-hosts take a look at this five episode season of television and give their thoughts.