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5 shows to watch while waiting for season five of ‘Black Mirror’

They're just as good and equally as spooky.

It’s one of the spookiest, most well thought out series to date, with each episode posing a different set of twisted and thought-provoking questions. 

And since its inception, the award-winning series has received praise from even the harshest of critics.

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Following the huge success of season four, producers recently announced that they’re in the process of filming a fifth. Unfortunately, it won’t be released on Netflix until mid next year. 

In the meantime, here are five of the most unsettling and eerie series to binge watch. 

1. Maniac

Created by Cary Fukunaga and Patrick Somerville, the Netflix series is receiving rave reviews worldwide. When two strangers sign up for a mysterious and mindbending pharmaceutical trial, they are promised it will permanently solve all of their problems. However, things don’t go as planned. 

Starring Jonah Hill and Emma Stone, the first episode is confusing and slow, but by episode three, you won’t be able to take your eyes off the screen. 

2. The Twilight Zone

“There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man,” is perhaps one of the most recognisable quotes from the iconic sci-fi anthology series. With unexpected twists and turns and dozens of moral lessons throughout the five seasons, this eerie and unsettling show won two Emmys and a Golden Globe.

After getting the green light last year, Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone reboot will be coming to our screens in 2019.

3. Mr. Robot 

Uncomfortably realistic, Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek) is as a young anti-social computer programmer by day, and underground vigilante hacker by night. Recruited by a mysterious and complex group destined for global dominance, Alderson is forced to bring down corporate America and the company he works for. 

The award-winning drama series explores his complex moral dilemma and like many of the best Black Mirror episodes, will give you the chills. 

4. Humans 

Set in a parallel universe, lifelike humanoids called ‘Synths’ live in a world where technology is highly advanced. Created to calm busy families lives, will these perfect servants stay compliant forever? The series explores the relationship between man and machine and is an easy one to get lost in! 

5. Electric Dreams 

This 10-part sci-fi series is based on a series of Philip K. Dick’s short stories. Each episode is set in alternate and unique realms and explores the detrimental effects technological advancements have had on humans. 

Featuring stars such as Steve Buscemi, Bryan Cranston and Anna Paquin, the series begs the question: What does ‘real’ really mean? 

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