Why ‘Black Mirror’ Is Called ‘Black Mirror’ Leaves Some Fans Astounded
By Yoon Sann Wong, 04 Jan 2018
Some fans of Netflix’s popular series Black Mirror are only just realizing why the title of the show is as such.
If you don’t already know, ‘Black Mirror’ refers to “the one you’ll find on every wall, on every desk, in the palm of every hand: the cold, shiny screen of a TV, a monitor, a smartphone,” explained creator Charlie Brooker in a 2011 interview with The Guardian.
Some were clearly overwhelmed with surprise and amazement, as per the amusing tweets that surfaced recently, shown below.
Black Mirror season four is now streaming on Netflix. The drama recently wished viewers ‘Happy New Year’ via an eerie trailer where art mimics reality.
am i the only one who didnt know black mirror was called black mirror because when you look at your phone or computer screen after it's turned off you see your reflection on the black screen...it's a black mirror.. pic.twitter.com/ApBxUC3RdU— 🍷 (@bleuvaIentine) December 29, 2017
Episode of Black Mirror: *ends*— Mitch (@mitchwis) December 30, 2017
Me: *shook, looking at my computer screen which is now a literal black mirror*
Whoever came up with that title: pic.twitter.com/abWntakzWE
When you realize why it’s called “Black Mirror”. pic.twitter.com/bJhVQ0PuZv— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) December 6, 2017
Now it all makes sense, the show is all about the possible effects technology could have on us, I'm shook pic.twitter.com/dPO1qSbBel— Sam (@srodriguezdot11) December 29, 2017
[via Highsnobiety and The Guardian, main image screenshot via Netflix]
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