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Why You Should Watch Black Mirror Season 6 in Reverse Order


Beginning with “Demon 79” and ending with “Joan Is Awful” gives Black Mirror season 6 a whole new perspective.

Salma Hayek in Black Mirror "Joan is Awful"
Photo: Netflix

This article contains spoilers for Black Mirror season 6.

First things first – as you can see from the warning above, we are about to have a quite spoilery conversation about Black Mirror season 6. If you have not watched this season yet, then you’ll just have to take our word for it – watch it in reverse order! And then come back to this article to see why we made that recommendation.

If you have already seen it and you are going to rewatch it, read on! And we will explain why we think reversing the order in which Netflix has put up season 6’s five episodes will be a better viewing experience.

The Episodes Were Written in Reverse Order

The first and simplest reason for watching this season in reverse order is a very straightforward one – that is the order in which it was written, as Charlie Brooker told us. This means there are little Easter eggs spread throughout the season that only make sense if you watch the episodes in reverse.

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