Topic: Years and Years (BBC)

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Years and Years will follow a busy family from Manchester with their lives converging on one crucial night in 2019. The story will then accelerate into the future, following the lives and loves of the Lyons over the next 15 years as Britain withdraws from Europe, America becomes a lone wolf, China asserts itself, and a new world begins to form. Politicians Vivienne Rook then begins her rise to power - that new breed of politician, an entertainer, a rebel, a trickster and a terror, leading the family into an unknown future that they must navigate through.

Raced through this 6 ep BBC thingie. So good. Sort of a Black Mirror lite set in near future. Heavy on the dystopia. Writing is so good, so many great little futuristic ideas which seem so plausible visa visor BIG BAD GOVERNMENT.

The Group Chat Link thing creeps me out though. Are families really that close? Man, mine weren't. What a pain being so interconnected at all goddamn times. FFS, I have to turn the music down AGAIN for these skypey family dickheads to tell me about their boring day? Jesus, it's like a telephone that just won't shut up.

It's so accurate how the little kids are just silent numbed zombies beholden to their phones. They never physically "play" and have nothing in the way of a boisterous imagination or playful curiosity like the kids from my horse and cart childhood had.

Sadly though, being the bastard I am, I did quite enjoy the

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banking collapse in Ep 2

Was great to see Bethany

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blossom into a mega-spunk in the last 10 minutes. Lincoln too! A bit idyllic how no one called him a pansy though.

Establishes a good role model though as to how to treat gender confused. Or diffused. Or whatever the term is