The Worst Episodes of Black Mirror: When Technology Goes Horribly Wrong

As a self-proclaimed Black Mirror addict, I’ve experienced the show’s highs and lows. From the mind-bending twists to the downright disturbing, this show has kept me on the edge of my seat. However, like any series, there are episodes that just didn’t hit the mark. Whether it was the lack of originality or the feeling of being completely underwhelmed, these episodes left me feeling disappointed. So, grab your popcorn and get ready for a list of the worst Black Mirror episodes that left me wishing I could hit the delete button.
Mazey Day

Mazey Day

Season 6 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2023-06-15

A troubled Hollywood starlet goes to great lengths to escape packs of invasive paparazzi as she deals with the aftermath of a hit-and-run.

Demon 79

Demon 79

Season 6 – Episode 5

Air Date: 2023-06-15

Northern England, 1979. A meek sales assistant discovers she must commit terrible acts to prevent an imminent disaster.

Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too

Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too

Season 5 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2019-06-05

A lonely teen becomes obsessed with a robot doll based on her pop star idol, Ashley O – just as the real Ashley’s life begins to unravel.

Metalhead

Metalhead

Season 4 – Episode 5

Air Date: 2017-12-29

At an abandoned warehouse, scavengers searching for supplies encounter a ruthless foe and flee for their lives through a bleak wasteland.

Striking Vipers

Striking Vipers

Season 5 – Episode 1

Air Date: 2019-06-05

When old college friends Danny and Karl reconnect in a VR version of their favorite video game, the late-night sessions yield an unexpected discovery.

The Waldo Moment

The Waldo Moment

Season 2 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2013-02-25

A failed comedian who voices a popular cartoon bear named Waldo finds himself mixing in politics when TV executives want Waldo to run for office.

Beyond the Sea

Beyond the Sea

Season 6 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2023-06-15

In an alternative 1969, two astronauts on a perilous high-tech space mission grapple with the fallout of an unfathomable tragedy back on Earth.

Crocodile

Crocodile

Season 4 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2017-12-29

Architect Mia scrambles to keep a dark secret under wraps, while insurance investigator Shazia harvests people’s memories of a nearby accident scene.

Loch Henry

Loch Henry

Season 6 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2023-06-15

While filming a nature documentary in a sleepy Scottish town, a young couple catches wind of a juicy local story with ties to shocking past events.

Joan Is Awful

Joan Is Awful

Season 6 – Episode 1

Air Date: 2023-06-15

An average woman discovers a global streaming service has adapted her daily life — and her secrets — into a drama starring A-list actress Salma Hayek.

Smithereens

Smithereens

Season 5 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2019-06-05

A London rideshare driver ignites an international crisis when he kidnaps a worker from a social media company.

Arkangel

Arkangel

Season 4 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2017-12-29

Worried about her daughter’s safety, single mom Marie signs up for a cutting-edge device that monitors the girl’s whereabouts.

Men Against Fire

Men Against Fire

Season 3 – Episode 5

Air Date: 2016-10-21

After his first battle with an elusive enemy, a soldier begins experiencing unfamiliar sensations and strange technical glitches.

White Bear

White Bear

Season 2 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2013-02-18

Victoria wakes up and cannot remember anything about her life. Everyone she encounters refuses to communicate with her.

The National Anthem

The National Anthem

Season 1 – Episode 1

Air Date: 2011-12-04

Prime Minister Michael Callow faces a shocking dilemma when Princess Susannah, a much-loved member of the Royal Family, is kidnapped.

Be Right Back

Be Right Back

Season 2 – Episode 1

Air Date: 2013-02-11

After learning about a new service that lets people stay in touch with the deceased, a lonely, grieving Martha reconnects with her late lover.

Playtest

Playtest

Season 3 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2016-10-21

An American traveler short on cash signs up to test a revolutionary new gaming system, only to discover the thrills are a little too real.

Fifteen Million Merits

Fifteen Million Merits

Season 1 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2011-12-11

After failing to impress the judges on a singing competition show, a woman must either perform degrading acts or return to a slave-like existence.

USS Callister

USS Callister

Season 4 – Episode 1

Air Date: 2017-12-29

Capt. Robert Daly presides over his crew with wisdom and courage, but a new recruit will soon discover nothing on this spaceship is what it seems.

Nosedive

Nosedive

Season 3 – Episode 1

Air Date: 2016-10-21

A woman desperate to boost her social media score hits the jackpot when she’s invited to a swanky wedding. But the trip doesn’t go as planned.