After my friends raving about it for ages, I've finally started watching Black Mirror. Anybody else? Naturally I like some episodes more than others, but I think the quality is great for all of them. And they all leave me feeling either depressed or disturbed. The last one I watched was White Bear, where the woman wakes up with amnesia to find herself in a dystopian England with hunters trying to kill her. I got bored of post-apocalyptic/dystopian a long time ago so I didn't enjoy it too much, and I thought of the forum because I realised there's a trope I really hate: fleeing people run into a person who appears friendly and then turns out to be bad. Blurgh. My 'favourite' episode so far was probably the very first one, The National Anthem. It was so good I lost sight of just how ridiculous the premise was, not to mention the gaping plot holes. At the beginning I thought the concept was hilarious, and by the end I felt dirty. It was so cleverly written it made the viewer into one of the gawping spectators turning their TV on with glee to watch somebody forced into having sex. Very clever. I like the way the programme is making a point about technology without being preachy or patronising. At least I don't feel preached at or patronised - maybe this isn't universal? I'm excited to get to series 3 and see what they did with a bigger Netflix budget.