Well, here’s a handy thing to know.
We’ve just discovered why Black Mirror is called Black Mirror and the reason is surprisingly simple and, well, obvious.
It’s called Black Mirror because when you look at your phone or your computer screen when it’s turned off, you see your reflection on the black screen and it’s, ahem, a black mirror.
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Yep, kind of makes sense given the fact the anthology series is all about the unease of our technology driven lives.
Of course, Twitter users are all a flutter over this news, manically looking down into their own “black mirrors” and typing hysterically about it.
— Blank (@TDKTDKTDK98) January 3, 2018
Now it all makes sense, the show is all about the possible effects technology could have on us, I’m shook pic.twitter.com/dPO1qSbBel
— Sam (@srodriguezdot11) December 29, 2017
— ???????? Whitley Gilbert (@YoursTrulyLxssa) December 31, 2017
Lol. Also it is a dark reflection of our society ;) pretty self explanatory
— Gen Y Nyze (@DeniseJorudano) December 30, 2017
I thought it was called black mirror because its about dark tales in other worlds that mirrors our own. pic.twitter.com/odGfhYtsbA
— Covfefe Holmes (@GunzzAndRosezz) December 31, 2017
Meanwhile, this news isn’t exactly news.
Charlie Booker, the man behind the series, actually explained the meaning behind the name back in 2014.
“What I took it to mean was that when a screen is off – when a screen is off it looks like a black mirror,” he explained to Channel 4. “Because any TV, any LCD, any iPhone, any iPad – something like that – if you just stare at it, it looks like a black mirror, and there’s something cold and horrifying about that, and it was such a fitting title for the show.”
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“I mean, I don’t know what else we would’ve called it – Spooky Technology Time?! It would’ve been rubbish,” he added.
Booker also said he quite likes the idea that people are watching it on their TV or laptop and at the end when the screen cuts to black, they seem themselves reflected back.
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