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Is TV all a bit hotties g at the moment?

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BerylStreep Mon 05-Jun-17 22:44:42

Tonight I have watched 2 people being beaten to death in two separate programmes- The Handmaids Tale and Paula.

All fairly grim. What's wrong with a bit of Romcom?

BerylStreep Mon 05-Jun-17 22:46:40

So Hotties g is supposed to be harrowing 😳

Dillite2 Tue 06-Jun-17 07:58:32

Wasn't it always like that? People like watching other people getting hurt.

Strummerville Tue 06-Jun-17 08:23:28

"Harrowing" TV is often some of the most important and brilliant TV. Certainly don't think The Handmaid's Tale is made for voyeurs or sadists.

And there is so much choice, you can always find something lighter. Modern Family is still running. Brooklyn 99. Lots of high quality feel-good TV out there. Parks and Recreation, Master of None, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt also all worth seeking out.

I'm watching Mad Men at the moment, serious and thought-provoking drama with very little violence.

BerylStreep Tue 06-Jun-17 17:46:38

Yes, Modern Family is a favourite, and you can't go wrong with a bit of Gardeners World!

Handmaids Tale is scarily excellent. It seems dystopian but actually the reality is similar is happening all around us with human trafficking. I just found both scenes (Paula & HM Tale) of someone being beaten to death really graphic sad

Strummerville Tue 06-Jun-17 20:37:12

I haven't watched it yet, am recording it though. I read the book years ago but don't remember much, except that it was brilliant and horrifying.

I like to follow a "serious" programme with one or two episodes of a comedy - I suppose it balances me out mentally or something grin. So right now it's an episode of Mad Men and then two episodes of Veep or Silicon Valley.

I do get what you mean, though. Some scenes can really play on your mind.

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