Black Mirror
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Netflix recently released Season 4 of Black Mirror, prompting a whole lotta binge-watching. Randomly, people are just now discovering what’s behind the title.

If you didn’t know, Black Mirror’s title refers to the reflective black screen of your smartphone of computer when it is not in use.

Show creator, Charlie Brooker, confirmed the meaning back in 2014, via an interview with The Guardian. He said, “any TV, any LCD, any iPhone, any iPad — something like that — if you just stare at it, it looks like a black mirror, and there’s something cold and horrifying about that, and it was such a fitting title for the show.”

For some reason, some viewers are just now coming across this explanation and expressing their shock on social media.