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Black Mirror Season 6: A Wishlist

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Netflix’s Black Mirror is easily one of my favorite TV shows of all time. Having grown up with The Twilight Zone, Creepshow, Tales From the Crypt, and other sci-fi/horror anthology shows, that format remains my favorite to this day.

With the recent announcement of a planned sixth season, I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to get my ultimate wish list out there in case series creator Charlie Brooker is having writer’s block and somehow ends up on this site looking for inspiration. Hey, it could happen.

So what would I love to see in the next installment of Black Mirror? Let’s take a look.

More Dystopian Robot Stuff
Despite the fact that the “Metalhead” episode happened all the way in Season 4 (18th episode overall), it’s still what most people think of when you mention Black Mirror. “Oh, right, that’s that show with that creepy robot dog, right? I love that show!” Me too, buddy. Me too.

The fact is, that creepy robot dog made a huge impact on sci-fi fans back in 2017 and really put Black Mirror on the map (and Boston Dynamics, too!), and I’d love to see more of that in Season 6.

More Episodes
The first two seasons of Black Mirror featured only three episodes each, but seasons three and four ramped it up to six each. That trend disappeared for Season 5, as the three-episode tradition returned. I’d love to see a 10-episode run that we’d usually see in any other series, although I’d settle for six at this point. Just not three. Please.

More Psychological Horror
Episodes like “Shut Up and Dance” and “White Christmas” are some of my favorites for the simple fact that they made me gasp out loud. And Season 3’s “Men Against Fire” has a gruesome twist that stuck with me.  That’s exactly the type of experience I want from my favorite show.

More Dark Comedy
Sci-fi and horror are great, but every once in a while I want to see something that makes me laugh when I least expect it. Season 3’s “Nosedive” episode is not only a wonderful social commentary, but it also had some genuinely funny parts. 

Fewer Pop Celebrity Guests
The final episode of Season 5 stars Miley Cyrus as pop icon Ashley O. While the premise of the episode wasn’t horrible and I have nothing against Miss Cyrus, this is the show’s lowest-ranked episode ever. The people have spoken.

No More Interactive Episodes
“Bandersnatch” was a special Black Mirror movie that released in 2018 between Seasons 4 and 5. It was an interactive movie exclusively on Netflix, meaning that you could choose the way the story played out, including multiple endings. In 2018, this was a huge hit and most people moved it, but I feel like that ship has sailed. This is 2022/2023 and we demand more than a simple Choose Your Adventure. How about a VR experience?

So how about you? What would you like to see in your own personal Season 6 wish list?

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Shawn has been infatuated with the post-apocalyptic genre since he wore out his horribly American-dubbed VHS of the original Mad Max as a child. Shawn is the former Editor-in-Chief at Joystiq's Massively.com, creator of the Aftermath post-apocalyptic immersion event, and host of the Through the Aftermath podcast for over 11 years. He currently resides on top of a mountain in the middle of nowhere with his wife and four children.

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