Entertainment Weekly

BLACK MIRROR BOLDLY GOES THERE

With its highly anticipated fourth season, the Netflix thriller solidifies its place as the sci-fi standard-bearer of our age—despite a galaxy of competitors.
Black Mirror episode “USS Callister”

ROBERT DALY DREAMS DIGITAL nostalgia, like so many lonely men his age. By day, he’s the chief technology officer of Callister Inc., a tech-entertainment purveyor peddling a multiplayer cosmos full of things to trade and kill. That CTO gig may sound important, but Robert’s the Wozniak, a funkless coder to his Jobs-ian partner’s entrepreneurial flash. As played by Jesse Plemons, Robert looks like the cartoon ideal of the bespectacled nerd, except balder and sadder. But by night, in his own private

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly4 min read
His Dark Materials
New Drama NOVEMBER HBO JANE TRANTER, THE CHAMPION OF HBO and BBC’s His Dark Materials, admits how “perpetually anxious” she is about what everyone thinks. As the lead executive producer who spent years getting this adaptation of Philip Pullman’s b
Entertainment Weekly1 min read
Evil
New Drama • SEPT—26 • 10 pm • CBS In the beginning there was the Word—or rather, many words. “Evil really does come from a conversation [executive producer Robert King] and I have been having for 30 years, trying to figure out what the root of evil
Entertainment Weekly2 min read
Empire
Returning Drama • Season 6 • SEPT—24 9 pm • FOX “LOT OF DRAMA coming your way, just like Empire is known to do,” says Taraji P. Henson. Ain’t that the truth. After four and a half seasons of betrayals, deaths, and a ghost wife, the drama moved off