If you’re not watching Black Mirror, you really need to remedy that immediately. Black Mirror is this awesome new British show that has a certain Twilight Zone/Outer Limits vibe. Each episode takes place in the not so distant future and portrays where our society might end up in a handful of years.
There’s an amazingly haunting song in the second episode that I can’t seem to get out of my head for the last few weeks. Check it out!
After doing a little research, I found out that the song, Anyone Who Knows What Love Is, was actually originally recorded in 1964 by Irma Thomas. Oh. My. God. This song is gorgeous!!
Going back to Black Mirror, I really think you ought to give it a go. Go fire up your Netflix, grab some popcorn, and enjoy. You’ll fall in (queasy) love with the very first episode where you’re shown a prime minister who must decide between having sex with a (removed spoiler) or allowing a princess to die. You’ll be hooked immediately and long for more episodes. Luckily, they’re all there on Netflix waiting for you…
Well almost… There is a super secret episode titled “White Christmas” that isn’t available on Netflix. This is the final episode, and it aired in December last year. This 90 minute episode features Jon Hamm (yes, that delicious Jon Hamm) in a 3-part mini-series involving blocking people in real life, extracting our consciousness into a little egg, and giving dating/sexual advice to men via technology. Whoa! That episode blew my mind!!! If you need help finding a place to download it, let me know.
Now go! Get out of here, Johnny! Go watch Black Mirror!