There’s probably no type of TV show I enjoy more than an anthology series, and it’s wonderful to see the form making such a big comeback as of late. Getting a new story and characters every episode is always a thrilling chance for a fresh experience.
For my money, the best anthology show currently on TV is Black Mirror, Netflix’s bleak, technology-focused sci-fi series. While Black Mirror isn’t specifically horror, many horror fans dig it, especially thanks to its infamously bleak and upsetting endings.
On June 5th, over a year after season 4’s arrival, Netflix drops Black Mirror season 5. Sadly, it’ll only be three episodes, but knowing the Black Mirror team, they’ll probably all be great. Netflix has released trailers for each episode, which can be seen below.
Here are the official synopses for Black Mirror season 5’s episodes. Smithereens: “A cab driver with an agenda becomes the center of attention on a day that rapidly spirals out of control.” Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too: “A lonely teenager yearns to connect with her favorite pop star – whose charmed existence isn’t quite as rosy it appears…” Striking Vipers: “Two estranged college friends reunite in later life, triggering a series of events that could alter their lives forever.”
While those synopses all sound fairly standard, knowing Black Mirror, there will be much, much more going on beneath the surface, waiting to be discovered. Personally, I can’t wait to see what harrowing emotional punishments are on the menu this year.