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You should watch Years and Years

Years and Years is a British political near-future soft SF programme. Being British it's one short series - 6 episodes, 1 hour per episode. Mainstream broadcast SF isn't going to push all the boundaries, but this has some neat ideas. The political stuff feels realistic enough to work.

Emma Thompson is always impressive and she does excellent work here as a populist, fascist, politician. Jessica Hynes plays Edith with suitable intensity.

Here are a bunch of links:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8694364/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

[spoilers] https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/years-and-years-1220415

[spoilers] https://variety.com/2019/tv/reviews/years-and-years-review-emma-thompson-hbo-1203243714/

[spoilers] https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/may/14/years-and-years-review-a-glorious-near-future-drama-from-russell-t-davies

6 comments

  1. Amarok
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    Thanks for the rec, hadn't heard of it before. I'll check it out. <3

    Thanks for the rec, hadn't heard of it before. I'll check it out. <3

    3 votes
  2. user2
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    After reading your suggestion I went ahead and watched it. Awesome show, thank you for suggesting!

    After reading your suggestion I went ahead and watched it. Awesome show, thank you for suggesting!

    3 votes
  3. tomf
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    Holy crap! I saw this post but totally dismissed it. I just finished the second episode.... and holy shit, this is unreal. I love how everything is so gradual and somewhat realistic instead of the...

    Holy crap! I saw this post but totally dismissed it. I just finished the second episode.... and holy shit, this is unreal. I love how everything is so gradual and somewhat realistic instead of the massive leaps that Black Mirror and other series take.

    Great recommendaton!

    3 votes
  4. bilbodwyer
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    I've heard excellent things about Years and Years, and am going to start it once I finish Killing Eve :D

    I've heard excellent things about Years and Years, and am going to start it once I finish Killing Eve :D

    2 votes
  5. bbvnvlt
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    Hadn't heard of this. Trailer looks interesting. Thanks for posting!

    Hadn't heard of this. Trailer looks interesting. Thanks for posting!

    1 vote
  6. EightRoundsRapid
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    I enjoyed it. It does a very good job of imagining how things might go from today and where they could take us.

    I enjoyed it. It does a very good job of imagining how things might go from today and where they could take us.

    1 vote