It was an intense week, watching one episode per night until there were no more.... or so I thought. It got under my skin so much that I keep seeing more parallels over here in the 'real world'. A dark looking glass indeed. There are so many works out there that imagine not-so-distant places based on existing technologies. Of those this show is the best I've seen in a long time. It doesn't shy away from disturbing scenarios, nor does it eschew our stickier/uglier proclivities as humans.
"... in even the most perverse installments, there’s a delicacy, a humane concern at how easily our private desires can be mined in the pursuit of profit. The worlds can be cartoonish, but the characters are not. [...] it works because it’s not cynical about emotion. " - Emily Nussbaum for The New Yorker
Sparse highlights from the great spinning sphere of publication.