It warns—not that our advanced tools are bad—but that humans can misuse our own creations.
It takes risks with storytelling, and it has even predicted a number of actual real world events, with episodes that have come eerily close to depicting Brexit and Trump before they happened.
On the one hand, its core message is quite obvious early on, but "Men Against Fire" succeeds by pushing its exploration of humanity's will to otherize and attack into the personal and individual.
It's a dark story about how we delude ourselves into violence, with a powerful final image.
The choose-your-own-adventure format is impressively fluid, and the sheer amount of technical work that goes into execute this thing is absolutely stunning.
traps you in a maze of madness, one that tests your notion of free will as you make the character Stefan's decisions for him.
Where this episode improves on “White Christmas” is in creating a more genuinely compelling frame story that helps pile the disturbing stories on top of each other until its very satisfying conclusion.
, serving up some incredibly impressive production design to immerse us in a world where people act as power generators by pedaling exercise bikes and earning "merits." Seemingly the only way to get out of that endless fate is to go on a reality TV competition.has become the anthology series that forces us to examine ourselves, and the increasingly technological world in which we inhabit, through the screen we have pointed at ourselves at all times.Since it premiered eight years ago, and moved from Channel 4 in the U. to Netflix, it has become our generation's version of the The anthology series has set out to consider the anxieties of our technological era.episodes in terms of pure scale, "Men Against Fire" is set in a future war against creatures called roaches.After an excursion out to raid a house sheltering roaches, one soldier begins to see the truth of his actions.That said, the individual mini-stories are all quite inventive, and the presence of Jon Hamm throughout the episode makes for an entertaining dive into the many worlds Charlie Brooker has to offer.