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Black Mirror - S01E02

Drama . Sci-Fi & Fantasy . Sci-Fi . Thriller

Set in a sarcastic version of a future reality, 15 Million Merits is a satire on entertainment shows and our insatiable thirst for distraction. In this world, everyone is confined to a life of strange physical drudgery. The only way to escape this life is to enter the 'Hot Shot' talent show and just pray you can impress the judges.

Episode Title: 15 Million Merits
Airs: 2011-12-11 at 09:00 pm
  • Melissa Maerz

    Every so often a British drama comes along that's so brilliant, you must ride a TARDIS to London just to watch. The cult-favorite sci-fi series Black Mirror is one of those shows.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Todd VanDerWerff

    The obvious comparison point is The Twilight Zone; that Black Mirror is a worthy successor is the highest praise that can be paid.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Brian Lowry

    Smartly written and well cast, the individual episodes keep circling back to such apprehensions, with darkly satiric overtones that distinguish it from most of what’s currently on U.S. TV.

    Variety Full Review
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