30 best Netflix Shows set outside the US

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Black Mirror
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5. Black Mirror

The science fiction program that has brought the discussion of how to deal with societal quandaries or supernatural entities in the present or near future world. Inspired partly from The Twilight Zone, this British anthology series was purchased by Netflix in 2015 after its third season. Each episode is its own entity and there is no interconnecting story in the series. Added with that element, there are many actors and stars that are featured in many of these episodes. Black Mirror has gone on to win a few Emmy award with their “USS Callister” and “San Junipero” episodes.

Black Mirror takes some of the issues we face in the everyday world and turns them into a deep, thought-provoking examination of how we see these issues. LArgely, the series focuses on technology and innovations of the modern world and the repercussions of those developments.

The ever-growing question of should we continue pushing the limits of technology is ever-present. Films like The Terminator or Ex Machina represent our anxiety about artificial intelligence and how it can ultimately replace or exterminate humanity. The creator, Charlie Brooker, keeps that question circling around the viewer’s brains every episode and for some time after.

The series has also spun off into an interactive movie on Netflix called Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. This feature gave users the ability to dictate what end they would see based on the decisions they made during the movie.