1. “Striking Vipers” (Episode One)
A Black Mirror episode that distantly reminded me of “USS Callister” and “White Christmas,” “Striking Vipers” tackles some tough subject matter — porn and online sexuality — in a really interesting and vulnerable kind of way. Like, you’d expect them to make a really twisted tale out of something like that, yet you almost walk away from this one feeling happy? Maybe a little bit, at least? Whatever your take on it may be, Avengers: Endgame’s Anthony Mackie and Us’ Yahya Abdul-Mateen II are just so good that you can’t help fall in love with them and their stories as this thing chugs along. Even if we’re only going to get three episodes of Black Mirror this season, I’m at least really glad this we got this.
What were your favorite episodes of Black Mirror this season? What’s your favorite episode to date (my vote still goes to “San Junipero,”)? Anything you hope they do next season? Let us know in the comments below?