Black Mirror, an International Emmy winner, is a sort of mash-up of many things Brooker has written and spoken about. He's confessed to loving gadgets and checking his time-line too often. But it's in his Guardian column that we've seen the seeds for Black Mirror sown. Hyper conenctivity, over-sharing, 'look at me' generation X self-obsession and his guide to winning the Turner Prize have all popped up in episodes of Black Mirror to date. Described by Channel 4 as "a hybrid of The Twilight Zone and Tales of the Unexpected which taps into our contemporary unease about our modern world", it is genuinely unmissable television.
I’ve never met Charlie Brooker. Never spoken to him. Never DMed him. I saw him once, at Television…