Black Mirror Season 4: Every Episode Ranked From Worst To Best

4. Crocodile

Black Mirror Crocodile
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Every series of Black Mirror has one episode that's notably bleaker than the rest, and for season four it's unquestionably the hauntingly grim Crocodile.

Andrea Riseborough is fantastic as a hotshot businesswoman whose shady past starts catching up with her. For almost the entire first half, there's little in the way of Black Mirror's usual vaguely-futuristic tech, but when an insurance agent (a brilliant Kiran Sonia Sawar) makes contact with Riseborough's character and wants to use a "memory dredger" device to probe into her mind, things pick up considerably.

John Hillcoat (The Road, Lawless) was a fantastic choice to direct this Icelandic-set episode, emphasising its literally chilly bleakness, all the way up to a stunningly dark finale that surely ranks among the series' most blackly comic to date.

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