TV series, as well as movies, are written by creative individuals and groups, who almost imperceptibly weave complex concepts and thought processes within their stories to convert the ideas condensed in their mind, into material that is appealing and capable of penetrating into the deeper strata of the minds of the audience. This is especially expressed in television series which, unlike films, must have the additional dimension of zeitgeist. Those same creatives’ minds are not immune to the events in their societies and surroundings. On the contrary, their job is to allow their minds to dive into the depths of the collective psyche. Only in this way is it possible to create material that “sticks” on the receptors in the deep psyche of the consumer. This is one of the ways that we can explain the success of series like Black Mirror, which deals with profound philosophical issues that not everyone can articulate in words, yet that are part of everybody’s lives.
If we are guided by the above, then it is logical to say that the material emanating from those same creatives, intentionally or in the form of a side effect, reflects the symptom of the collective psyche. By this, I hereby mean symptom of psychosis. I will now explain how this symptom can be identified