It was bound to happen at some point, and it's probably not the only present or future instance that Black Mirror, arguably the 21st Century Twilight Zone would feature themes that parallel its predecessor.
This chapter recalls "Eye of the Beholder" in that the viewer is forced to consider truth and virtue based upon how one views another by sight, class, and ethnicity. Once again, we're left to consider the age-old trope that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder."
Just as powerful today, if not more than, the original episode airings in the early 1960's are these themes, as they themselves echo the sense and sensibilities blowing in the wind with regards to haves and have nots.
This could also be summed up by a particularly profound lyric in Pink Floyd's "Us and Them:" "With, without. And who'll deny it's what the fighting's all about?"
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