8 Reasons Netflix's Black Mirror is a must-watch

Sep 25, 2015 at 2:26 p.m. ET
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Netflix and BBC just announced that Black Mirror is getting a 12-episode third season. And we've got the scoop on why the show is getting so much buzz.

1. It's nothing like you've ever seen before

Forget those stereotypical thrillers or character-based dramas — Black Mirror is upping the ante. It is truly a unique concept that must be experienced to be truly understood.

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2. Each episode can stand alone

Every episode is like its own short film, highlighting a different future technology and the potential it could have on different groups of people. From big cities to small towns, the spotlights on life in the new age are riveting.

3. It's so smart

And just nerdy enough that you feel smart watching it. The writing is spot-on and so are the stories.

4. It could actually happen

Each episode takes a look at the way technology could potentially negatively impact our future.

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5. It's terrifying

Going right along with No. 4, thanks to the realistic feel of the show, it puts a whole new spin on the horror genre. There is nothing popping out at you or hiding around the corner. Rather, our impending future is enough to make you feel eerily out of place for days. These episodes will haunt you in the best possible way.

6. Tons of familiar faces

Mad Men's Jon Hamm, Skyfall's Rory Kinnear, Marvel's Agent Carter's Hayley Atwell, Salem's Janet Montgomery, Sicario's Daniel Kaluuya and Ex Machina's Domhnall Gleeson are just a few of the recognizable faces that will pop up throughout the series.

7. This ain't The Hunger Games

Dystopian is the it-drama right now and that's just what Black Mirror provides. It's edgy and sophisticated in all the right ways, but there isn't an ounce of cliché teen drama. Don't get me wrong, I love me some The Hunger Games. But Black Mirror is for those times you want to feel like an adult.

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8. It justifies your Netflix subscription

Netflix is hitting it out of the park lately, with hit after hit of original series. But even if Netflix didn't have any of the other amazing content like Narcos and Orange Is the New Black, just to name a few, it would still be worth paying for just to see the amazingness that is Black Mirror.

What futuristic technology do you hope the show tackles in Season 3?

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