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Best Black Mirror Episodes Ranked

One of Netlfix's Best Sci-fi Anthologies Ranked by Episode

Can't decide which episode to watch next? I've ranked the top 10 best of the series based on plot devices, richness of the story and overall emotional appeal of the story. 

10. Metalhead (Season 4 Episode 5)

This high-speed chase episode shows the seemingly post apocalyptic world where our nameless main character escapes death by robotic dogs. 

The question at hand: why is the Black Mirror universe in an apocalyptic state in the first place? Does technology have a role in this?

Still from Season 4, Episode 5: Metalhead

Didn't know I could handle a mostly black and white episode for so long yet be so entertained the entire time. 

9. USS Callister (Season 4 Episode 1)

This episode gives you a literal look into our main character—Robert Daly's ideal universe. 

Not only is the style of the episode an homage to Star Trek fans but shows us the power of feminism and teamwork. 

A+ on the set and costume design.

One would say this is the worst case scenario of giving someone a dirty look in the office. 

8. Hang the DJ (Season 4 Episode 4)

Frank and Amy meet on a date, where they are both first timers on this dating "program." Each person in this program gets a handheld device stating how long they are required to be with this person. 

The date goes successful but will they ever see each other again? Is this program corrupt? 

Made me really question if I should delete my Tinder account. 

7. Playtest (Season 3 Episode 2)

Truly a gamer's delight. 

Low on funds after traveling the world, Cooper tests out a new gaming technology that revolves around the fears of the player. 

6. San Junipero (Season 3 Episode 4)

Our main character, Yorkie, approaches a club that seemingly has an 80s vibe to it, looking for a good time. She comes across a woman who would change her future. A more heartfelt, nostalgic feel to this episode. 

Iconic Parts:

  • Realistic 80s Club 
  • Good music in the episode
  • Made me realize its never too late to fall in love
  • Not your average LGBTQ+ friendly couple. 

5. Be Right Back (Season 2 Episode 1)

Appealing more to the emotional side of the Black Mirror Universe, young couple Martha and Ash move into a new residence and Ash is killed the following day. Martha's life is changed dramatically. 

 Highlights the values of a relationship, being human, and sacrifices one must make in life. 

Okay, I definitely cried a little after watching this episode. 

4. Crocodile (Season 4 Episode 3)

A dramatic series of events begins with a drunken hit and run and the consequences that follow 15 years later. 

The writers really tested the limits of how far their characters will go to save themselves. 

"Is she really going to do that?" I said to myself at least a thousand times during this episode.

3. Entire History of You (Season 1 Episode 3)

This episode focuses on a young (and very handsome) lawyer, Liam, who questions his marriage and a very popular "grain" that that allows you to redo memories and even project them. 

Season 1 Episode 3: The Entire History of You

Imagine living in a world where you have evidence of everything you experience. I would probably spend a majority of my time over-analyzing everything. 

2. Black Museum (Season 4 Episode 6)

"Black Museum" is the embodiment of the moral misalignment that the "near future technology" could bring to us. 

Iconic parts:

  • The sadistic Dr. Peter Dawson. He should have gotten his own episode.
  • Futuristic classic cars.
  • Bad ass female protagonist (thanks to Letitia Wright)

It also brought a lot of technological developments together into one episode, so you get a full grasp of the Black Mirror universe. 

1. White Bear (Season 2 Episode 2)

Victoria wakes up in a confused, post-amnesia like state. Everyone around her won't respond to her and record her every moment. Not to mention being hunted down by various onlookers. 

To be honest, this episode literally had me on the edge of my seat and questioning my morals by the end when the truth is revealed. 

This episode emphasizes the "Black Mirror formula" of slowly letting you into the characters personal life then turning the tables when you least expect it. 

Not gonna lie, my dreams resemble this episode a lot. 

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