Black Mirror Season 5 Stuns Us Once Again With New Episodes: Striking Vipers, Smithereens & Ashley Too!

Aren’t we already living in a Black Mirror episode every single day? Its earlier seasons did such an excellent job of predicting what could be the future society and culture for us but its recent releases from the interactive movie Bandersnatch to their new 5th season have been more obvious and closer to our realities today which made it more unsettling, mind-blowing yet comedic in ways that we’re watching our lives for own entertainment.

Season 5 is shorter this year made up of just three new episodes BUT oh boy was it a roller-coaster of gasps, fear, anxiety, and fun! And while Black Mirror continuously shows us how the online world can be disruptive, as clowns of society, we can’t help but go all over each other and share our two pieces of cents on what’s trending. Again, Twitter-sphere went crazy!

Here are some of the TOP tweets we’ve gathered. Some spoilers might be dropping here:


When old college friends Danny and Karl reconnects in a VR version of their favorite video game, the late night sessions yield an unexpected discovery. Striking Vipers is an important exploration of black masculinity, intimacy, sexuality in the lens of technological innovations.


A London rideshare driver ignites an international crisis when he kidnaps a worker from a social media company. This by far tops the depiction of our toxic relationship with technology and is the most anxious, depressing episode. The ending was vague but the message couldn’t be clearer. We’re all guilty but we keep doing it anyway.


A lonely teen becomes obsessed with a robot doll based on her pop star idol, Ashley O — just as the real Ashley’s life begins to unravel. It’s the perfects stab to celebrity fame and fandom culture. Idolizing and fantasizing celebrities without seeing the harrowing behind the scenes.


Marjolyn Ostani

Marj is a Filipina culture & entertainment writer currently based in Manille. Former INFJ-turned-INTJ, and a gemini rising feminista!

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