WARNING: This article contains SPOILERS for Season 4 of Black Mirror.
Black Mirror Season 4 has got us all talking — as the series always does. Fans have binged all six episodes and are digesting what they’ve seen. Amid the dark and depressing nihilism on display in Charlie Brooker’s prescient series about technology, there is some levity — even if most of it comes from viewers taking to social media to air their (very funny) thoughts. What follows are some of the best.
Firstly, there’s this guy, poking fun at the twist at the end of “Crocodile”, the episode in which a guinea pig witnesses a heinous crime and lives to tell the tale — by means of a device designed to reap memories:
And then there’s this other person, who is also intent on anthropomorphising the guinea pig by repurposing a shot from 1980s classic The Breakfast Club:
Mia: I’ve killed everyone, I have nothing to worry about.
— Only Cool Kids Vote Labour🌹 (@punforgivable_) January 2, 2018
This person, meanwhile, uses a good doggo to emphasise his point:
— Isaac, shut the HELL up! DAMN! (@TeeBeKnowing) January 1, 2018
There’s this chap, getting in on the ‘Pitch Your Own Black Mirror Episode” action, who just might have been struggling to watch the show uninterrupted over the holidays:
Latest Black Mirror Pitch: An episode about watching a Black Mirror episode with a family member when your home for the holidays and having to explain it to them because they keep asking questions.
— Neo🌆Urbanism (@Protagonist45) December 29, 2017
Oh, and this person, taking her own satirical swipe in reference to the Jodie Foster-directed episode “Arkangel”, about an implanted technology designed for helicopter parents that blurs out the bad aspects of life:
— Jess (@omgjesstweets) January 1, 2018
This person, who is now forever haunted by the ‘what if’ posed by episode 1, “USS Callister”, in which a vengeful company boss locks co-workers who cross him inside a VR game he controls from which they can’t escape:
— Lachlie (@Lachlie_) January 2, 2018
And these people, who think actor Jesse Plemons looks a lot like Matt Damon:
— A✌🏻🌐 (@husseybyname) January 2, 2018
— Clay Keller (@claykeller) December 29, 2017
— June Politano (@beeskneescatspj) December 30, 2017
I just finished the first episode of Season 4 at this very moment. Matt Damon is freaking me out! #blackmirror
— Amelia Sawyer (@chefswidow) January 3, 2018
— Amber Robinson (@amberose1977) December 30, 2017
— Ruth Robinson (@RuthRobinsonLon) December 29, 2017
This Twitter user, meanwhile, references episode 1 of Season 3 of Black Mirror to convey her thoughts on two of Season 4’s episodes:
— Shan (@shandonclarke) January 1, 2018
This guy uses a picture to simplify the storylines of each Black Mirror episode:
— Alex Mallinson (@HelloAlexbam) January 1, 2018
And this Tweet, that refers to “Arkangel” — isn’t funny but is pretty jaw-dropping:
In today's #DailyTakedown: #BlackMirror imagines a world with amazingly advanced technology where people … still don't really understand how a uterus works. https://t.co/nzLy8sOsok pic.twitter.com/jmgpwBTwXb
— Abortion Access Front (@AbortionFront) January 2, 2018
Of course, not for you, Vincent — this Twitter user refuses to align himself with the characters using an automated dating system in “Hang the DJ”, and also has an insight into the type of people who might like this particular episode:
Wow Hang The DJ is emotionally exhausting. I mean, not for me, for them. I bet Libras would like this. #BlackMirror
— Vin (@VinQuilop) January 1, 2018
This person, on the other hand, got the fear from one of the stories in episode 6, “Black Museum”, in which a human consciousness is inserted into a talking monkey toy, and wanted to take a meat cleaver to all her soft toys:
— Sai 사이 (@ssai_1998) January 2, 2018
The Hunger Games’ Elizabeth Banks, meanwhile, has this to say:
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) December 31, 2017
You can watch Black Mirror Season 4 now on Netflix.