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Years and Years HBO HD

"six-part family saga gazes through a crystal ball to tell a darkly unsettling tale about how history affects individual lives. The action begins right now, in 2019, and carries us 15 years into the future"

https://www.npr.org/2019/06/24/73537...ut-the-present


Starts tonight, I think .. I'm in ..

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The Premier was quite good .. taking todays current events and progressing them into the Future .. it is a British show, so some degree of British humor is intermixed into what ultimately becomes a real Horror .. I enjoyed it a lot and look forward to the next episode ..
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This show is timely, frequently humorous, a reflection of the times we live in, tragic, a valid interpretation of what the Future could hold and leaves you wanting more at the end of an episode .. I could not recommend it more highly .. and, a great Cast to boot ..
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I've added a reminder to my calendar to add this to my watchlist when I get home. Thanks for the reco.
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The Premier was quite good .. taking todays current events and progressing them into the Future .. it is a British show, so some degree of British humor is intermixed into what ultimately becomes a real Horror .. I enjoyed it a lot and look forward to the next episode ..
and also it has the UK air dates so record new episodes only may not pick it up.
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Watched the first episode last night. I am definitely intrigued. I am not hooked 100% just yet. It will depend on whether or not the next couple of episodes can corral all of these things into a cohesive vision that makes sense. The pilot threw a lot of stuff into the mix, and I just hope it doesn't get too muddy.
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Watched the first episode last night. I am definitely intrigued. I am not hooked 100% just yet. It will depend on whether or not the next couple of episodes can corral all of these things into a cohesive vision that makes sense. The pilot threw a lot of stuff into the mix, and I just hope it doesn't get too muddy.
IMO, it stays pretty clear ..
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First three episodes down. Still engaged though not enamored with it. I'm getting annoyed by the repeated musical builds like the earth is about to explode, then something rather not shocking happens. That, as a device should be used sparingly, not multiple times per episode. I guess that's the style they've chosen to end each episode, and it plays kinda cheap to me. Also, I still don't care about any of the characters at all. They're mostly horrible, and perhaps that's the point. It just doesn't seem realistic most of the time. Why is the grandma still alive and apparently isn't aging?

Also, in episode 3 when Vivienne Rook (Emma Thompson) uses that thing to turn off everyone's cell phone at the debate, then goes on a tirade about porn, then yells "WHO'S WITH ME?!" and everyone cheers and claps, I was like yeah right. Perhaps in a church basement in Mississippi, but in London with, presumably, a representative cross section of society, not buying it. I like how the show is telling us how we've been desensitized to everything and that will lead to an atrocious existence, but I think it hinges too much on the assumption that EVERYTHING is a slippery slope that absolutely will happen. There's just no nuance. It just hits us over the head with a brick. Perhaps that's what we need, but it just could be written and executed better IMO.
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