Netflix’s Orange is the New Black Mirror gag requires dozens of hours of binging for a two-minute payoff

Netflix’s original series Orange is the New Black returns June 9th, and the company’s latest teaser is banking on viewers being diehard fans of its other shows. Of course, that can backfire — if you’ve never seen Black Mirror’s “San Junipero” episode, this touching moment between Taystee (Danielle Brooks) and Poussey (Samira Wiley) is likely to cruise right over your head.

The “Orange is the New Black Mirror” gag riffs on an oddly bright episode in an otherwise heavy run of Black Mirror’s third season. For one brief and shining hour, the show trades in its satire and cynicism for a hopeful, uplifting story about two women who fall in love in a digital world. In addition to being the only time I’ve ever described Black Mirror as “hopeful”…

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