‘Black Mirror:’ Season 3 Episodes 1-3

We’ve always sort of called Charlie Brooker’s “Black Mirror” the Motherboard show, because while we love tech, we’re probably a bit more wary of its ability to lean dystopian than your average tech publication. So this week and next, we’re going to be talking about the new season of Black Mirror on Netflix.

Today, we’re going to be talking about what the first three episodes—”Nosedive,” “Playtest,” and “Shut Up and Dance” say about our culture. Next week, we’ll be back talking about the end of the season—”San Junipero,” “Men Against Fire,” and “Hated in the Nation.” This week’s episode has spoilers for the first three episodes and some light discussion of the first season episode “Fifteen Million Merits.”