Most episodes of "Black Mirror" are a little disturbing, and “White Bear” is no exception. At first, it seems like a dystopia or post-apocalyptic world. After some reflection, I think what is often the most unsettling thing about the “White Bear” episode and so many other episodes of "Black Mirror" is you are kind of going through the experience with the character.
"Black Mirror's" "White Bear" episode was certainly one of the darker episodes of the series. I watched it late at night, and it left me feeling unsettled until I fell asleep. I think the episode really reflects hyperbolized, but possible, versions of our society.
While the premise of "Nosedive" can seem rather far-fetched at first, it ties heavily into our every day lives and ways social media is being implemented today. Thematically, the episode does a good job in representing the populace's addiction to social media. The score is interesting as a literal commodification of the value we see in other people on social media.
Season 3, Episode 1 of "Black Mirror" was my first time watching the show. I was not sure what to expect going into it. Within the first five minutes, I knew it was going to be completely different than I could have imagined.