7 Essential ‘Black Mirror’ Episodes to Stream Now (PHOTOS)

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“The National Anthem” (Season 1)

You can’t watch Black Mirror without being familiar with its premiere episode which sees Britain’s Prime Minister in a precarious position. Needless to say, you’ll never look at pigs the same way again.

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“White Christmas” (Season 2)

This episode starring Jon Hamm spins a holiday-timed tale that involves manipulated minds and tragic consequences. It will leave you thankful to be inside your own head, trust us.

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“Nosedive” (Season 3)

Ever wonder what it would be like to live in a world where everything is dependent upon other people’s ratings of you? “Nosedive” offers a look into the concept while drawing eerily similar parallels to today’s own world.

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“San Junipero” (Season 3)

When two vastly different women meet in a neon-colored beach town their story takes a life-altering turn. But things aren’t always what they appear to be on the surface when it comes to Black Mirror.

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“USS Callister” (Season 4)

One man lives out his fantasy while torturing the coworkers he forces to participate. Set against a Star Trek like background, this episode is a standout among the rest.

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“Hang the DJ” (Season 4)

In this look at a not-too-distant future, the idea of dating apps is ramped up. We won’t say too much, but this episode is one of the show’s less grim installments.

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“Bandersnatch” (Special)

This one-of-a-kind episode features an interactive element that lets viewers choose their own adventure. From deciding what the characters eat for breakfast and whether or not they take some hallucinogenics.

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Black Mirror continues to shock and surprise fans well into its fifth season, but there are still plenty of viewers who have yet to be acquainted with Charlie Brooker’s Netflix thriller.

Described as a modern day Twilight Zone, the series serves up unique stories steeped in the paranoia surrounding today’s smart technology. At times it can be downright disturbing, while other tales offer a little more hope. No matter what your tastes, there’s definitely a Black Mirror episode for you.

Considering the show’s latest additions, we’re taking a look back at some of the essential episodes from the first four seasons, including the much-talked about Bandersnatch. Click through the images above for a peek at the episodes that are a must-see when delving into this new cult classic.

Black Mirror, Seasons 1-5, Streaming now, Netflix