Years and Years showed Black Mirror how to really do dread-filled dystopia

Yes, butterflies are extinct, men have sex with robots, and phones are transplanted into hands; but also, life goes on – spouses cheat, teenagers struggle to accept themselves.

The list of TV that I can’t bear to watch (and it’s a short one) stands at: the finger-vice scene in the first series of Line of Duty; all of The Apprentice; and the pig-fucking fiasco of Black Mirror’s pilot. I still remember watching, frozen between the desire to hide behind my hands and to hit fast-forward and so doing neither, as the on-screen prime minister whimpered his way through that unspeakable act. It is burned into my retinas, and I have never looked at Rory Kinnear...
source: New Statesman

2019-06-27 02:59
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