“Black Mirror” Season 6 Is a Mixed Bag: Here’s Our Episode Ranking
“Black Mirror” returned for season 6 on June 15, four years after the last installments were released in 2019. The new episodes feature an all-star cast, including Salma Hayek, Aaron Paul, and “Schitt’s Creek” star Annie Murphy. Each episode presents a very different world (but in each, things have gone massively awry for our protagonists). There’s the dystopia of “Joan Is Awful,” a slightly more technologically advanced version of our own reality where a Netflix-like streaming service – Streamberry – ruins a woman’s life. There’s the apocalypse drama of the retro “Demon ’79,” starring Anjana Vasan and Paapa Essiedu. Samuel Blenkin and Myha’la Herrold put their own twist on the true crime series in the meta and disturbing “Loch Henry,” and Paul, Josh Hartnett, and Kate Mara star in the space-themed “Beyond the Sea.” Zazie Beetz leads “Mazey Day,” about a celebrity hounded by the paparazzi who’ll do anything to get their one perfect shot.
With five anthology episodes, you might wonder which “Black Mirror” episode you ought to start with or which episode is the very best of season six (and which one is the worst). Whether you’re picking out a viewing order or deciding to only watch one or two of the film-like installments, ahead the POPSUGAR staff had ranked all five episodes of season six from worst to best. Watch at your own risk.