The best year-end gift came in the form of the fourth season of the hit anthology series, Black Mirror.

Now, for those who haven’t ever heard of this show, here’s what Wikipedia has to say about it:

It centers on dark and satirical themes that examine modern society, particularly with regard to the unanticipated consequences of new technologies.”

What sets Black Mirror apart from other tv-shows is not only its content but also the way it is structured. Every episode is different from the other and each of them deals with a different set of people, advanced (and fictional) technologies and the ramifications of their misuse. Often, the themes are dark, drawing inspiration from our real world. And that’s what makes it compelling.

Coming back to the latest season… it comprises of six episodes: each of them, mind-blowing.

I thought it fit to review the first episode: The USS Callister. It is not a review as much as it is a sneak peek. I do not wish to give anything away by writing in-depth about the episode.


The USS Callister revolves around a Robert Daly, CTO of an advanced-game making company, Infinity. The story arc is split between the real world and a fictional game universe inspired by ‘Space Fleet”’, a ‘Star Trek’-esque TV show. And this make-believe universe is where the majority of the events of the episode transpire.

The episode is fast-paced with heart-in-the-mouth moments which makes for a thrilling watch. I was on the edge of my seat for much of the episode… just the way I like it!

If there’s one show I am asked to recommend for the New Year weekend, Black Mirror would be the one. Undoubtedly. So, sit down… relax… &  Netflix and actually Chill.

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