Day 12 Prompt: Best Horror Series
There are a lot of really good horror series. I could go really old school and pick Unsolved Mysteries. Not the new one on Netflix but the ones with Robert Stack, the original O.G.
True Blood is right up there too, along with Amazing Stories, Creepshow, The Munsters, The Addams Family, Grimm, Lore or the new Cabinet of Curiosities…
I am hard pressed to pick the Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits or even Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
But I am going to go with Black Mirror
There are probably times in most of our lives when we see our technological world as more of a dystopia than a utopia. The way it curbs our freedom, diminishes our privacy, and subjects us to anonymous attacks can feel like an unforgivable violation. But the worst part is, we’re complicit—we’ve accepted the intrusion, and in some cases, or even most cases, we’ve become addicted. The ubiquity of technology is a reality that we can’t fight against, and to maintain our sanity, we have to accept it. But that doesn’t mean it’s not worth questioning, which is exactly what Black Mirror is all about. The title is nearly perfect, as explained by creator Charlie Brooker: “The black mirror of the title is the one you’ll find on every wall, on every desk, in the palm of every hand: the cold, shiny screen of a TV, a monitor, a smartphone.” The job of this show is to reflect our society in an unflattering light, and they do it with a new cast and a new story in each episode. This is not fun watching—it’s mostly horrifying—but even if our brave new world is inescapable, the show represents a kind of protest that feels more necessary than ever.