In 2019, the world’s already a scary place.
Climate change, wars, political scandal, refugee crises – it’s pretty grim.
But if we continue on this current trajectory, it’s likely to get much worse. That’s what one of 2019’s best new TV series makes very clear.
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I began watching British six-part series Years and Years on a flight across the Tasman and upon landing, having only made it halfway through, I frantically Googled how I could watch the rest of it in Australia. I couldn’t.
I’d already told everyone in my life to watch it ASAP so that left me in a bit of a pickle. Then, just a few days later, I received an email letting me know that it was coming to SBS from November. Phew.
Years and Years follows a pretty ordinary Manchester family, the Lyons, beginning on one crucial night in 2019. Then we watch their lives play out over the next 15 years, against a backdrop full of absolutely terrifying technological advancement, nuclear threats, immigration issues and Trump-esque politics in the UK.
It's like Coronation Street meets Black Mirror, which is perhaps the weirdest mashup you can imagine, but it works.