Like many, I watched and enjoyed the Netflix original series, Black Mirror. (My favorite Netflix series are House of Cards, Mindhunter, Peaky Blinders, and The Punisher.) It's an ideas show, where, instead of becoming invested in the characters, it's all about the premise--usually how advanced technology is far more detrimental than beneficial for most people. While hit or miss, all episodes are worth watching. The following are my favorites, however, with brief synopses via Netflix and images via Wikipedia.
Season 1, Episode 3: "The Entire History of You" (2011)
"In the near future, everyone has access to a memory implant that records everything humans do, see and hear."
Season 2, Episode 2: "White Bear" (2013)
"Victoria wakes up and cannot remember anything about her life. Everyone she encounters refuses to communicate with her."
Season 3, Episode 2: "Playtest" (2016)
"An American traveler short on cash signs up to test a revolutionary new gaming system, only to discover the thrills are a little too real."
Season 3, Episode 3: "Shut Up and Dance" (2016)
"After a virus infects his laptop, a teen faces a daunting choice: carry out orders delivered by text message, or risk having intimate secrets exposed."
Season 4, Episode 1: "USS Callister" (2017)
"Capt. Robert Daly presides over his crew with wisdom and courage. But a new recruit will soon discover nothing on this spaceship is what it seems."
Season 4, Episode 5: "Metalhead" (2017)
"At an abandoned warehouse, scavengers searching for supplies encounter a ruthless foe and flee for their lives through a bleak wasteland."
Other cool moments:
As my bio sometimes states, I "listen exclusively to HEAVY METAL." These were my favorites from last year in alphabetical order. Sample songs included!
Artificial Brain - Infrared Horizon
Auðn - Farvegir Fyrndar
The Chasm - A Conscious Creation from the Isolated Domain
Der Weg Einer Freiheit - Finisterre
Dodecahedron - Kwintessens
Fleshkiller - Awaken
Impureza - La Caida de Tonatiuh
Ingurgitating Oblivion - Vision Wallows in Symphonies of Light
John Frum - A Stirring in the Noos
Pillorian - Obsidian Arc
Pyrrhon - What Passes for Survival
Ulsect - Self-Titled
Venenum - Trance of Death
My favorite cover art is a tie among Artificial Brain, Auðn, and Pyrrhon. A cop-out, I know. Until next year...