Articles Tagged 'Charlie Brooker'

Actress Bryce Dallas Howard attends the 44th AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute honoring John Williams in partnership with FIJI Water at Dolby Theatre on June 9, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

FIRST LOOK: Bryce Dallas Howard in ‘Black Mirror’

Dystopian satire Black Mirror has a reputation for a dark and twisted view of the world, with previous episodes putting such luminaries as Rory Kinnear, Jodie Whittaker, Hayley Atwell, Domnhall Gleeson, and Jon Hamm in some very, shall we say, challenging situations. The next season shows no signs of it getting any lighter, and last night […]

Charlie Brooker actually smiling (Pic: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

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 and signs off with a pained “thank you for watching, now go away” is definitely […]

John Oliver and John Stewart

A History: Are Brits Better at Satire?

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 they’re so good at acting, and why they’re always telling everyone […]

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 Screenwipe, in which critic Charlie Brooker takes on trends in the TV industry. About American soaps, he says, “Yes, it’s acorn […]