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Black Mirror Viewers Are Cancelling Their Netflix Subscriptions

Some viewers were so disturbed by one episode in the recent series of the popular show Black Mirror that they canceled their Netflix subscriptions.

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Some viewers were so disturbed by one episode in the recent series of the popular show Black Mirror that they canceled their Netflix subscriptions. While Black Mirror is generally well-loved, this particular episode crossed a line for some people.

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In 2011, the British screenwriter Charlie Brooker created Black Mirror, a show that depicts a dystopian world reflecting our deepest fears about technology. The show’s innovative storytelling and exploration of humanity’s state in a digital era resonated with viewers who were looking for fresh and thought-provoking content.

One of the unique aspects of Black Mirror was its uncanny ability to accurately predict the technological advancements that would come to reshape our world. Its self-contained episodes forced us to rethink our understanding of reality, leading us to question the influence of our reliance on digital technology.

 
 
 
 
 
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Black Mirror gained immense popularity as each season went beyond expectations, offering outstanding performances and exceptional production quality. The show initiated thought-provoking conversations on the ethical consequences of a future dominated by technology. In 2016, the show transitioned from its original UK broadcaster, Channel 4, to become a Netflix production.

The 2018 interactive episode of ‘Bandersnatch’ was what made ‘Black Mirror’ incredibly popular. It changed the way we watch television by breaking down the boundaries between audience and participant, making us feel personally invested in the story.

 
 
 
 
 
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The show has returned for its sixth season after 5 years, and it is still just as spooky.

Some viewers are unhappy with a specific episode of the season titled ‘Joan Is Awful’. The episode focuses on the fictional streaming site Streamberry, which bears a striking resemblance to Netflix.

In the episode, Annie Murphy plays real-life Joan who discovers that the series she is currently binge-watching is based on her own life story, with Salma Hayek portraying the character based on Joan. As the plot progresses, Joan realizes that no matter what she does, the character portrayed by Hayek always does the same thing. Both of them eventually come to the realization that their images are not under their control and they hatch a plan to destroy the computer that is responsible for creating the show.

However, Joan was informed by a lawyer that nothing could be done as she had agreed to appear on the show by accepting Streamberry’s terms and conditions.

Many viewers of the show are commenting on how barely anyone reads the terms and conditions. They are sharing their thoughts on social media.

“So Season 6, Episode 1 of Black Mirror has convinced me to cancel Netflix. Lol,” one person wrote.

Another said: “It feels like Black Mirror season 6 wants us all to cancel Netflix just checking the terms of service brb.”

While a third put: “The first episode of Black Mirror got me ready to cancel my Netflix asap.”