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Tue Jul 2, 2019, 06:16 PM

Anyone else watching Years and Years on HBO? SO much to think about! SPOILER WARNING

The limited-run series follows a U.K. family in 2019 and propels them 15 years into the future. While the series showcases main characters and U.K. politics, America plays a major role in shaping world events: Trump has won a second term. Pence is elected after that. Trump drops a nuclear bomb on a Chinese island in a disputed area of the South China Sea just days before leaving office and and the U.S. is sanctioned. Somehow, it doesn't start a world war, so people go on with their lives. There's a huge collapse of an American bank creating a financial catastrophe that ripples throughout the world. And that's only after two episodes! This is all portrayed in a very convincing and realistic way that you could believe things would unfold in a similar fashion in the real world.

My household has been talking about the show and its vision of the future non-stop.

For me, it's really stirred up this idea that - in this modern, technological world - we think we have control of our lives, but we don't. We've become complacent and society is frail enough that it could fall apart at any time. And then what would money, democracy, or human rights even mean and how could we hold our families together?

I'm liking it, but it's chilling. Definitely wakes people up and gets viewers to not take things for granted.

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mantis49 Jul 2019 #1
dsc Jul 2019 #2
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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2019, 09:55 AM

1. I'm watching it.

Saw the second episode last night. I hope the next episode has some hope in it, 'cuz I'm finding it very depressing.

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Response to NCDem47 (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 09:31 AM

2. It is tremendously well done

I have watched the first three episodes and at least one story line has some hope in it. Emma Thompson is nothing short of fantastic.

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Response to dsc (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 16, 2019, 02:04 PM

3. Ok now after episode 4 it is officially the saddest show ever

or at least close to it.

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