So you’ve watched all of BLACK MIRROR, and you loved it (if not, why are you here?). You’re looking for something to continue that marvellous feeling Black Mirror gave you. Well… no fear. I’m here to give you some TV suggestions to keep that feeling going.
Dead Set (first aired in 2008)
Dead Set (written by the same writer of Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker) was an “on the edge of your seat” short series for me.
If a five episode series about a Zombie Apocalypse breaking out in Great Britain, while no one in the Big Brother house is aware of it sounds exciting to you - Dead Set will not disappoint. The characters play their roles so well, being a generic noughties big brother contestant. The boring one, the weird one, the gay one, the overly obsessed with looks one, the play up to the cameras one, and so on.
They are actually a parody mix of past contestants. Pretty sure one of them is supposed to be Nikki Grahame. The show keeps the same “Black Mirror” vibe, with the ultra chilling ending.
I watch the last five minutes of Dead Set almost three times a month, it’s that good. I loved every episode of this series, and I couldn't recommend it enough. You wont watch Big Brother the same. Nominated for a BAFTA in 2009.
Cast includes Jamie Winstone, Andy Nyman, Riz Ahmed.
Humans (first aired in 2015)
Humans is a Channel 4 (and AMC) series about the current day world, but with robot workers.
Humans tackles the topic of computers taking the jobs of humans, explaining the name I suppose. Season 1 was great, Season 2 to me seems a bit slow and milks one little quest. It still was entertaining.
All the robots are programmed to do their job. They just get on with it. With the exception of a few (the main characters) who are actually fully aware. This leads down a whole load of problems and situations, which are exciting to go on. Having it set in current day, with a relatable typical British family, all worked.
I would not say its a “must watch” but I would still recommend taking a look.
Cast includes Gemma Chan, Katherine Parkinson, Lucy Carless
Electric Dreams (first aired in 2017)
This series was pretty awful. The stories were mediocre, and I got more bored and bored every episode. In fact, I recommend you not watch it.
Apart from one episode, which I loved - which was series 1 episode 3 called “The Commuter”. It’s only 45 minutes.
If you wish to give Electric Dreams ago, I wont stop you - but it's very mediocre, and not that exciting. It's sci-fi, so you may enjoy it.
Cast includes Gumuliauskas Vaclovas, Juke Hardy and Russ Panzarella
The End of the F***ing World (first aired in 2017)
This series has nothing to do with technology and is not sci-fi, but hear me out.
It is an 8 episode funny and thrilling adventure with two amazingly loveable characters (even though… never mind that would spoilt it).
Also featuring Alex Lawther who played Kenny in Shut up and Dance (Black Mirror Season 3 episode 3). It’s on Netflix, and I would defiantly recommend giving it a try. The episodes are so short, that it’s scarily addictive and inviting.
Cast includes Jessica Barden, Alex Lawther, Steve Oram
If you did watch any of these after reading my article, feel free to tweet me @iMrMcP
Hope I helped you find a show or movie you enjoyed. Thanks for reading.