Charlie Brooker

The Diabolical Genius Behind Netflix’s ‘Black Mirror’

Charlie Brooker is not an optimistic man. Or at least, the Charlie Brooker that has appeared on British TV screens for the last 10 years, the one who routinely scans the modern media landscape for signs of intelligence, admits defeate …

WATCH: Karen Gillan in 'A Touch of Cloth'

Comedy cop shows are quite the thing these days, aren’t they? Although Charlie Brooker’s A Touch of Cloth is less of a comedy set in a police precinct—like Brooklyn Nine-Nine—and more of a spoof of the entire genre of …

A History: Are Brits Better at Satire?

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No.

Actually, it would perhaps be more fitting if I said YES, yes they are, and then go on to claim that the Brits are better at anything that involves saying things you don’t literally mean. I could then claim that this is why …

The Brit List: 10 Internationally Unsung UK National Treasures

This isn’t a test of Anglophile credentials: you don’t have to know who all of these people are to be in our secret Brit club. It’s just a list of ten people who are an essential part of the cultural fabric in the UK, …

British Soaps vs. American Soaps: It’s War!

The posters over at Soap Opera Network are all a-tizzy about the following YouTube clip, which unfavorably compares American soap operas to British soap operas. It’s from a BBC Four show titled Charlie Brooker’s …