There have been numerous speculations as to where and why creator Charlie Brooker named his dystopian TV series BLACK MIRROR. Obviously the speculators are not Neil Gaiman readers and/or have never seen the SANDMAN graphic novels written by Mr. Gaiman.
Cuz in the SANDMAN graphic novel “A Doll’s House” I found the following quote: … “a black mirror, made to reflect everything about itself that humanity will not confront …. “
I know Mr. Brooker respects and admires Mr. Gaiman’s work because he asked the author to write an episode for BLACK MIRROR (Mr. Gaiman has written several eps of the British sci-fi series “Doctor Who”). However, according to reliable sources (I’ve always wanted to use that phrase) he begged off due to an already heavy workload. I blush to admit I had already watched all three seasons on Netflix before I realized this.