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Sat Jun 22, 2019, 07:47 PM

'YEARS & YEARS': HBO June 24. Dystopian Near Future, Nationalism, Politics, Emma Thompson

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(1 min) Trailer. 'Years & Years' premieres June 24 on HBO. Created by Russell T. Davies and starring Emma Thompson, Anne Reid and Rory Kinnear, Years & Years is an epic saga that takes an ordinary family and catapults them through the next 15 years (2019-2034). As society changes, faster than ever, the Lyons will experience everything we hope for in the future, and everything we fear. Theyíll fall in and out of love, and grow old, fall apart and come back together, while constantly looking forward. #HBO #YearsAndYears
- Variety TV Review, June 22, 2019, https://variety.com/2019/tv/reviews/years-and-years-review-emma-thompson-hbo-1203243714/ Give HBOís latest drama 6 hours of your time, and itíll tell you the story of the 21st century. Thatís the promise made by ďYears and Years,Ē which airs on the cabler starting June 24 after a run on BBC One in the UK. The first episode begins in May 2019, and subsequent installments push deep into the 2020s, far enough to reveal that our future history looks less like an arc towards progress than a whirlpool of entropy.

And though Emma Thompson steals scenes as an ambitious nationalist politician whose brashness and ease with the mechanisms of celebrity could generate comparisons to both Brit Boris Johnson or to at least one familiar American figure, itís not her story. To its credit, ďYears and YearsĒ ó among the most emotionally involving, and best, series to air so far this year ó keeps its aperture narrow even as the world keeps forcing its way in. This is, above all, the story of a family, one whose ordinariness makes them a powerful vehicle for telling the future.

- Highly Recommended: This BBC/HBO Mini-Series About a Dystopian Near Future (The next 15 Yrs.), Daily Kos Review, June 22, 2019. https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/6/22/1866618/-Highly-Recommended-This-BBC-HBO-Mini-Series-About-a-Dystopian-Near-Future?utm_campaign=recent







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Reply 'YEARS & YEARS': HBO June 24. Dystopian Near Future, Nationalism, Politics, Emma Thompson (Original post)
appalachiablue Jun 2019 OP
sandensea Jun 2019 #1
appalachiablue Jun 2019 #2
2naSalit Aug 2019 #9
PoindexterOglethorpe Jun 2019 #3
Johnny2X2X Jul 2019 #4
appalachiablue Jul 2019 #5
Johnny2X2X Jul 2019 #6
Johnny2X2X Jul 2019 #7
hlthe2b Aug 2019 #8

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 08:01 PM

1. It started with Thatcher

The minute people decide it's ok to vote in fast-talkers who call people taking the bus a "failure," it's downhill from there.

In the U.S. of course it started with Reagan. And here we are.

Excellent trailer. Looking forward to seeing more of this - all the more so with Emma Thompson starring.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 08:10 PM

2. 40 years ago- Libertarian/Neoliberal Hell Began. We'll just have to use

our 'own blond,' Warren to try to straighten out the mess. Lol. It looks very interesting, scary 2020s and a 'Marine Le Pen' type? Fasten you seatbelts folks...https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marine_Le_Pen







Marine Le Pen, far right French politician.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 12:11 AM

9. Pretty much.

But don't forget about Chile in '72, so it started prior to that. I suspect the founding of this current cabal was right after WWII as evidenced by Eisenhower's parting speech warning us of the military industrial complex. t was already so much more than that.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 08:55 PM

3. Wow.

I want to watch that.

Don't have HBO, so hopefully it will show up somewhere that I can see it.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 10:20 PM

4. An absolute horror show and where we could be headed

Had to stop watching. Way too realistic.

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 10:22 PM

5. Sorry to hear that wow, but thanks for the update. No HBO

so I only saw the trailers for this.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 11:24 PM

6. It is brilliant.

Itís really incredible. So very hard to watch though. The most disturbing dystopian view of the future ever, because it seems like itís actually happening now. They took nearly every horror we are seeing today in the world and took it to its logical destination 4-8 years in the future. Itís all there, so disturbing. Itís pure madness and itís our future if we donít stop it.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 22, 2019, 09:05 PM

7. It gets harder and harder to watch

My god. Itís absolutely insane... I canít even begin to describe how this show makes me feel. Utterly hopeless. This is a show without hope so far.

Just devastating! There is so much evil shown in this show Iím not sure I can take it.

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 10, 2019, 03:58 PM

8. I was offered the DVD's from a neighbor whose prior work gives her access... Your post

may well have made me reconsider watching. Too real, indeed.

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