The best advice I can give to you if you haven’t seen the show already, is to not watch Season 1, Episode 1, The National Anthem. Trust me, you probably don’t want to see that…
The strange thing I noticed about this show is that the seasons and episodes are listed backwards on Netflix. Usually when you go to a show, the first season is listed at the top, and episodes follow in a top-down format. This show lists the latest season first, and has the previous seasons below it. I think it might be an intentional way to avoid people from seeing The National Anthem first. It could definitely ruin the show for a lot of people, making them not want to watch any more episodes if they’d seen that first. A lot of the episodes are hit and miss, many not appealing to everyone.
That’s why I’ve put together this list for the horror fans out there. To filter out the stuff you might want to skip. By all means, watch the whole series; I did. But some episodes I enjoyed more than others.
Either way, here is my list of recommendations:
Season 2, Episode 2: White Bear
I have to say this is probably my favorite of all the episodes in regards to horror. Great story, atmosphere, pacing, and ending.
Season 4, Episode 5: Metalhead
This is my second favorite. Post-apocalyptic scenereo with robots? Yes please! Again, great story, atmosphere (they did this one entirely in black and white), pacing, and ending. One of the best in the series.
Season 4, Episode 6: Black Museum
If you plan to watch the entire series, you should probably save this one for last. But the way the show is constructed, it doesn’t really matter. You’ll get the story. (There are just a few easter eggs in the episode you may see if you’ve watched other episodes).
Season 3, Episode 5: Men Against Fire
This is also a great episode. Has its fair share of horror and a good ending.
Season 2, Episode 4: White Christmas
This one strikes hard on fear of time. The cruelty of what occurs made me cringe.
Season 4, Episode 1: USS Callister
This one isn’t necessarily horror (it has its moments), but as a Star Trek fan it’s something I can’t ignore. By far one of the best Star Trek inspired pieces I’ve ever seen. Even if you’ve never seen Star Trek, it’s an enjoyable episode.
Hope you enjoy the show! And fair warning: don’t watch The National Anthem.